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  • Pictures R to L: Clayton Booysen(IBM) Werner van der Westhuizen( Road Buddy Inventor) Tiyani Rikhotso( Chief Director of Communications, Ministry of Transport), DG Mawethu Vilana (Director General of the Department of Transport) and Gary Ronald (Independent Road Safety Expert)

    Road Buddy app aims to make SA roads safer

    July 23, 2014 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Road Buddy app aims to make SA roads safer

    Millions of apps are created on a month-to-month basis; however, not many of those apps are aimed at making South African and international roads safer. The Road Buddy app essentially works by transmitting warning signals from vulnerable road users such as...

  • South African president Jacob Zuma on Thursday night delivered his annual State of the Nation address (Image Credit: World Economic Forum)

    South Africa: IEC releases elections app

    May 6, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: IEC releases elections app

    On Wednesday, 7 May 2014, millions of South Africans will be heading to voting stations around the country to cast their votes. This act of nationalism has been made easier and less stressful thanks to the availability of the official IEC South Africa app,...

  • Mobility, connectivity and the cloud – trends driving ICT

    April 8, 2013 • OpinionComments Off on Mobility, connectivity and the cloud – trends driving ICT

    In the last few years, there have been several factors that have driven the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) market, creating shifts in the way businesses operate. These trends include the explosion of the smartphone and tablet market, the Bring...

  • South Africa: Google part of country’s first TVWS trial

    March 26, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Google part of country’s first TVWS trial

    Carlson Wireless has announced the launch of the first TV White Space (TVWS) trial in South Africa. Led by Google, the trial will test TVWS wireless broadband in ten schools across the Cape Town area. Carlson, the project’s equipment vendor, Google and...

  • Unlicensed software costs SA business over R5 million in 2012

    March 1, 2013 • OpinionComments Off on Unlicensed software costs SA business over R5 million in 2012

    Companies throughout South Africa continue to act negligently when it comes to software licensing.  This follows on the heels of the rising figures released by BSA | The Software Alliance which reveal that unlicensed software has cost South African business...

  • SA’s 8ta announces availability of the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone

    March 1, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on SA’s 8ta announces availability of the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone

    South African mobile services operator 8ta today announced that the new BlackBerry® Z10 smartphone 10 is now available through 8ta flagship stores, Telkom Direct Stores, Telkom Express, Edcon and Altech Autopage. 8ta offers a range of data and voice packages...

  • SA government factors in Africa’s growth, IT in its fiscal plans

    March 1, 2013 • FeaturesComments Off on SA government factors in Africa’s growth, IT in its fiscal plans

    South Africa’s Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan delivered his 2013/2014 Budget Speech before parliament this week and highlighted government’s plans to spend on infrastructure, on support for small business growth, on job creation and reduction of...

  • Still a lot of excitement around IT – HP South Africa

    February 13, 2013 • FeaturesComments (1)

    Despite the impact of a global economic pressure on the PC industry, senior management at Hewlett-Packard (HP) South Africa has confidence in the domestic market’s ability to withstand pressure and sustain growth. Thibault Dousson, Country General Manager...

  • Local hosting is key to cloud’s success in Africa

    January 22, 2013 • OpinionComments Off on Local hosting is key to cloud’s success in Africa

    Business IT users in Africa are increasingly demanding that the online services and applications they consume be hosted on the continent, and preferably within the borders of the countries where they do business. That is according to Albie Bester, GM of...

  • Policy change on price by ZA Central Registry

    January 15, 2013 • OnlineComments Off on Policy change on price by ZA Central Registry

    Following an extensive consultation process with the local domain name/ ISP industry, involving the .ZA Domain Name Authority, The ZA Central Registry (UniForum SA) has announced tariff changes to domain name registrations on the Legacy System. According to...

  • ADSL killed my baby

    August 15, 2012 • OpinionComments (3)

    The arrival of voice over IP and cloud-based telephony undoubtedly started a new era in South African telecoms. However, the reliance by small companies on ADSL as a link for their voice communications is threatening the uptake of VoIP and putting their...

  • SKA: it’s a compromise

    May 25, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on SKA: it’s a compromise

    Months of speculation is over.  The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope is to reside in both South Africa and Australia. SA, with backing from eight partners across the continent, was chosen the preferred site for the construction of two-thirds of...

  • Intel throws its weight behind African SKA bid

    July 26, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Intel throws its weight behind African SKA bid

    The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Africa project has entered a new exciting phase with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between technology giant Intel and the South African Department of Science and Technology, held on the 26 of July at...

  • Phishing: South Africa takes the bitter bait

    July 12, 2011 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Phishing: South Africa takes the bitter bait

    Symantec released its June 2011 Symantec Intelligence Report, the first Symantec report to combine the best research and analysis from the Symantec cloud MessageLabs Intelligence Report and the Symantec State of Spam and Phishing Report. This month’s...

  • IBM opens four cloud computing centers in emerging markets

    September 24, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on IBM opens four cloud computing centers in emerging markets

    IBM today opened four new cloudcomputing centers in emerging markets. They are in Sao Paulo, Brazil;Bangalore, India; Seoul, Korea; and Hanoi, Vietnam, where there is anincreasing demand for Internet-based computing models and skills to helpcompanies compete...

  • Is trust part of your outsourcing contract?

    September 23, 2008 • SoftwareComments Off on Is trust part of your outsourcing contract?

    Fuelled by the dearth of ICT skills in the South African market, outsourcing continues to gain momentum. A maturing industry, it has a number of best practices, like Service and Operating Level agreements (SLAs & OLAs), that provide companies with some...