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Posts Tagged ‘Open Source’

  • FundRequest launches a marketplace that rewards developers for Open Source contributions

    FundRequest launches a marketplace that rewards developers for Open Source contributions

    June 2, 2018 • General, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on FundRequest launches a marketplace that rewards developers for Open Source contributions

      FundRequest, a new platform for incentivizing open-source development, has officially launched their first product: a blockchain powered integration with GitHub that allows developers to directly solve open source project issues and be rewarded. The...

  • Julie Tregurtha, Head of Database & Data Management at SAP Africa

    Closing the gap between open-source and enterprise-ready

    May 29, 2018 • Enterprise, OpinionComments Off on Closing the gap between open-source and enterprise-ready

    From modest beginnings at the fringes of the staggering growth of the PC market in the 1980s and 1990s that was dominated by a small handful of large vendors, open-source has become a cornerstone of modern innovation and organisational success. From global...

  • Open Source: A revolution in technology, business and society

    Open Source: A revolution in technology, business and society

    March 6, 2018 • OpinionComments Off on Open Source: A revolution in technology, business and society

    Free and open source software is far more than just another way to develop code. In fact, the rise of the open source revolution represents a fundamental change in the way we use information to create a better world. Traditionally, individuals and...

  • EOH and LSD Information Technology partner to lead open source in Africa

    EOH and LSD Information Technology partner to lead open source in Africa

    February 21, 2018 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on EOH and LSD Information Technology partner to lead open source in Africa

    EOH has announced the acquisition of LSD Information Technology (LSD), a company specialising in Linux and enterprise open source technology. The partnership addresses an identified gap in the market by bringing the value and innovation that open source...

  • How open source and agility are powering enterprise IT

    How open source and agility are powering enterprise IT

    October 18, 2017 • Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on How open source and agility are powering enterprise IT

    Looking back over the past decade, history has certainly demonstrated that trying to predict the pace and nature of technology development is a near impossible task. While analysts, business leaders and policymakers have certainly made wise predictions,...

  • Red Hat and Ericsson Announce Broad Alliance to Enable Pervasive Adoption of Open Source Solutions.

    Red Hat, Ericsson join forces on Open Source

    October 24, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Red Hat, Ericsson join forces on Open Source

    Red Hat, a leading provider of open source solutions and Ericsson share a common belief in the power of open source to transform the ICT (information and communications technology) market. Today, they announce a broad alliance to deliver fully open source...

  • Whistleblower Edward Snowden (image: Wired)

    Security in a post-Snowden world

    February 11, 2014 • SecurityComments Off on Security in a post-Snowden world

    Many organisations are rightly concerned about the wave of revelations since mid-2013 that US agencies have been spying on just about all forms of global communications. Since whistleblower Edward Snowden went public with details of the US National Security...

  • Red Hat and Ericsson Announce Broad Alliance to Enable Pervasive Adoption of Open Source Solutions.

    Is Africa open to open source?

    July 26, 2013 • EnterpriseComments Off on Is Africa open to open source?

    ‘Very much so’ say experts in the development, rollout and integration of open source infrastructure and Linux operating system (OS). George de Bono, GM General Manager for the Middle East Turkey and Africa (META) region at Red Hat, is one of a...

  • Open Source looking more attractive in Kenya – AITEC

    October 24, 2012 • EnterpriseComments Off on Open Source looking more attractive in Kenya – AITEC

    The AITEC East Africa ICT Summit, officially opened by Hon. Samuel Poghisio, Minister for Information and Communication, is drafting a first ever map of ways in which Open Source Software (OSS), which is frequently free, can be used to drive regional economic...

  • GovTech – Cloud allows Gov-Citizen connection

    September 12, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on GovTech – Cloud allows Gov-Citizen connection

    Governments across the world are under intense pressure to reduce costs and increase their operational efficiency, while also improving service delivery to their citizens. Their IT environments are under even more pressure to do more with less and as...

  • The importance of third party support in an enterprise OS

    February 18, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on The importance of third party support in an enterprise OS

    As networks of computers have become an integral part of the modern business world, the infrastructure required to run these systems has become increasingly complex. The operating system that runs individual computers has become part of a far larger network...

  • Outsourcing, open-source and monitoring – an outlook for 2011

    December 17, 2010 • OpinionComments Off on Outsourcing, open-source and monitoring – an outlook for 2011

    The year 2010 has been one of slow recovery and rebuilding following the economic meltdown, a year in which investment into infrastructure and upgrades was slow and many companies focused on weathering the storm and tightening budgets to reduce excess...

  • Oracle, IBM collaborate on Java technology

    October 12, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on Oracle, IBM collaborate on Java technology

    ORACLE and IBM have announced that the two companies will collaborate to allow developers and customers to build and innovate based on existing Java investments and the OpenJDK reference implementation. Specifically, the companies will collaborate in the...

  • Don’t get locked into the cloud

    September 14, 2010 • OpinionComments Off on Don’t get locked into the cloud

    Cloud computing offers businesses flexibility and scalability at an attractive price. Unless you make the wrong decisions. If you run a business chances are you already run part of your business “in the cloud”. And if you don’t then you will, in...

  • Google web, mobile conference kicks-off in Nairobi

    September 7, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Google web, mobile conference kicks-off in Nairobi

    HUNDREDS of tech savvy entrepreneurs and developers gather at a web and mobile conference in Nairobi. The over 1200 engineers, product managers, entrepreneurs, students and web developers are expected to discuss the future of web application development, and...

  • Red Hat opens up for virtualization innovation

    December 14, 2009 • EnterpriseComments (1)

    Red Hat announced on Friday the sourcing of a high-performance communication tool for hosted virtual desktops...