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Hitachi Data Systems solution for business transformation

October 17, 2013 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on Hitachi Data Systems solution for business transformation

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS) has announced new private cloud services and portfolio enhancements that will help organisations transform their businesses and enable IT to get more from private cloud. HDS gives customers faster access to applications, better control over their data and cost-effective flexibility with its more virtualised, open and...

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ContinuitySA implements landmark server replication project

October 16, 2013 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on ContinuitySA implements landmark server replication project

ContinuitySA has successfully implemented a complete business continuity solution using server replication for a global resources company. The client has integrated mining, processing, energy, logistical and marketing operations across Asia, Latin America and...

Zimbabwe’s tech startups revving to go

October 16, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Zimbabwe’s tech startups revving to go

On Wednesday November 13, Zimbabwe’s Hypercube Hub will open it doors for the first time, and follow up with a number of launch events planned for the rest of the week. The events will include a launch party on Wednesday evening, followed by SuperHyper,...

Do women need to act like men to make it in ICT?

October 15, 2013 • Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Do women need to act like men to make it in ICT?

Business leaders and industry analysts from Africa’s ICT sector agree that while there is progress being made to address disproportion (for example the amount of women in the technology market, sufficent representation at leadership level and in terms of...

Introducing Orange Business Services’ new country manager for SA

October 15, 2013 • People, Southern AfricaComments Off on Introducing Orange Business Services’ new country manager for SA

Orange Business Services has appointed Yannick Decaux as country manager for South Africa and sales director for Sub-Saharan Africa. He will be based in Johannesburg and is charged with driving the next phase of the company’s growth strategy within the...

SA ‘needs to close gender divide in technology’

October 11, 2013 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SA ‘needs to close gender divide in technology’

There is a growing recognition of the potential of Information Communications Technology (ICT) to promote gender equality and empower women, but there is still a yawning “gender divide” in the numbers of women using technology, and pursuing technology...

IT skills shortage, yes, but…

October 11, 2013 • Enterprise IT, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on IT skills shortage, yes, but…

Opportunity is rife and innovation is everywhere. The refreshing aspect is that this innovation is not only changing businesses … it is transforming people and society. Today the Cloud and Internet of Everything represent milestones that demonstrate why...

‘Broadband economic benefits do not come cheap’ – MTN SA CEO

October 10, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on ‘Broadband economic benefits do not come cheap’ – MTN SA CEO

The Internet and digital economy, which continues to grow at a rapid rate, are fundamentally changing the world of communications and commerce but questions are being raised on whether this will translate into benefits for all. This is the challenge that...

Can SA’s Mxit keep up?

October 10, 2013 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Can SA’s Mxit keep up?

South Africa’s home-grown instant messaging service, Mxit, may have been supplanted by Facebook as the country’s biggest social network, but it has succeeded in maintaining the loyalty of its user base. This emerged from the final analysis of the SA...

SA tech start-up off to Europe

October 9, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on SA tech start-up off to Europe

GoMetro, a South African mobile start-up in the transport space, has been selected as a Global Finalist in the VentureOut Challenge, an initiative of infoDev, a World Bank agency. GoMetro is an app that provides contextual public transport information from...

Cell C CEO steps down

MTN, Vodacom accused of anti-competitive conduct

October 9, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN, Vodacom accused of anti-competitive conduct

South African mobile service provider Cell C formally lodged a complaint on Tuesday with the Competition Commission against the dominant incumbent mobile operators, MTN and Vodacom, for anti-competitive conduct. The crux of the complaint relates to the manner...

Scammers targeting Telkom SA customers

October 9, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Scammers targeting Telkom SA customers

Criminals are targeting unsuspecting Telkom customers with the aim of either defrauding them of cash or acquiring their personal details or internet usernames and passwords under false pretexts. “The latest modus operandi that fraudsters are using to target...

How student innovation gives SA planetary perspective

October 8, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on How student innovation gives SA planetary perspective

A satellite, ZA-Cuba, designed by students from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, will be launched in November to observe the planet Earth. It is the country’s third satellite and, according to national broadcaster SABC News, it will join two...

Why MER Group has Mozambique on its mind

October 7, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Why MER Group has Mozambique on its mind

MER Group (C. MER Industries Ltd.), an established operator in digital communication infrastructure for Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), announced today that its telecom division has been chosen to provide full turnkey tower site solutions for two leading...

Telkom’s SoftCap to get uncapped data

October 5, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom’s SoftCap to get uncapped data

Telkom today announced that it will offer its SoftCap customers uncapped data for video and gaming services to maximise the value of the latest bandwidth hungry devices and services. “As devices evolve and video streaming gains popularity we know that to be...

Crisis simulation is key to good governance

October 1, 2013 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on Crisis simulation is key to good governance

Business continuity, IT continuity, and physical and data security are firmly on the boardroom agenda thanks to a growing focus on risk governance by legislators and regulators. As a result, more and more attention is being given to formulating plans to...