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Canon stand at FESPA Africa 2017 at the Gallagher Convention Centre.

Canon showcases new products at FESPA 2017

September 18, 2017 • Hardware, Top StoriesComments (0)

Canon introduced some of their new products and offerings at FESPA Africa 2017, which took place at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa during the course of September 2017. The signage and print exhibition was a platform for Canon to officially launch their latest products and technologies. At the three-day event, Canon showcased...

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Nigerian invents brain for robots that can smell bombs

Nigerian invents computer that can smell explosives

August 30, 2017 • Hardware, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian invents computer that can smell explosives

Oshiorenoya Agabi, a Nigerian inventor based in Silicon Valley, has developed a computer that can identify the smell of explosives and aid in bomb detection. The Nigerian inventor unveiled his modem-sized technology which uses mice neurons at the TEDGlobal...

Africa, Wireless, Technology, Challenges, Opportunities, Internet, Mobile, Data

Connecting an unconnected Africa with wireless technology

August 2, 2017 • General, Hardware, Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments Off on Connecting an unconnected Africa with wireless technology

Africa’s diversity encompasses more than its landscape, it includes the political, economic, social, technological and environmental outlook, with each country and region having its own set of unique challenges and advantages. Across the globe, access to...

Louise Taute, Comstor Director at Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa.

Know what you are buying – Buy genuine

July 19, 2017 • General, Hardware, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on Know what you are buying – Buy genuine

Many may think they are getting the deal of a lifetime when purchasing cheaper products on the grey market. The reality is that there is a strong chance that you are losing out quite significantly on quality and service, and may even risk buying counterfeit...

laptop, travelling, tablets, security

Ten questions to ask when buying a laptop

July 19, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off on Ten questions to ask when buying a laptop

Buying a new laptop can be an expensive undertaking. Choosing the right device and accompanying accessories will not only prevent frequent and costly upgrades, but will ensure that you get the most out of your machine. However, the average consumer seldom...

Service delivery in IT paramount to organisational success

African organisations to benefit from Rubrik’s integration with Pure Storage

July 18, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Hardware, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on African organisations to benefit from Rubrik’s integration with Pure Storage

Rubrik, a Cloud Data Management company, has announced its data protection solution for Pure Storage FlashBlade, along with new integration between Rubrik’s Cloud Data Management Products and Pure Storage’s FlashArray//M. With this new collaboration,...

Dell EMC's new range of portfolio servers.

Dell EMC Launch Next Generation Portfolio Servers

July 13, 2017 • Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off on Dell EMC Launch Next Generation Portfolio Servers

Dell EMC, the IT solutions arm of Dell Technologies, has announced the worldwide availability of their next generation servers. These servers aim to help customers of all sizes fuel their IT transformation initiatives. According to the company, the design...

Ian Summerfield, Manager of Services Portfolio at Jasco Enterprise

Extend the life of your IT equipment and keep upgrade options open in a volatile economic environment

June 21, 2017 • General, Hardware, OpinionComments Off on Extend the life of your IT equipment and keep upgrade options open in a volatile economic environment

The current climate of economic uncertainty and a highly volatile exchange rate is challenging for business for many reasons, not least of which is the fact that it exacerbates the existing problem of overstretched IT budgets. Since the vast majority of...

Mobile Technologies are changing the way South Africans do business.

How to get what you want out of your PC

June 5, 2017 • General, Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off on How to get what you want out of your PC

If you were offered the choice between buying a PC that meets all of your particular needs or one that only meets some of them, which would you opt for? For most people, it would be a no-brainer, which is why it really is worth customising your PC by buying...

SABC to attempt to amend the Broadcasting Act.

SABC To Charge South Africans For Their Devices

May 10, 2017 • Hardware, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SABC To Charge South Africans For Their Devices

SABC CEO James Aguma sent shock waves through South Africa on Wednesday as he disclosed to parliament that the SABC are looking into the possibility of amending the Broadcasting Act to include additional charges for those who have more viewing devices. This...

WD Launches a new range of SSD's in South Africa.

Western Digital launches new SSD range in SA

May 5, 2017 • Events, Hardware, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Western Digital launches new SSD range in SA

Western Digital, a global provider of storage technologies and solutions, announced the availability of the WD Blue and WD Green Solid State Drives (SSDs) as well as the  in South Africa. The company gave journalists a detailed briefing on their new products...

The idea is that instead of carrying multiple devices that must be independently managed.

Reports of the PC’s death have been greatly exaggerated

April 20, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Hardware, OpinionComments Off on Reports of the PC’s death have been greatly exaggerated

There is a school of thought that the smartphone will be the single device of the future, at the expense of the PC. The idea is that instead of carrying multiple devices that must be independently managed, you would simply carry a smartphone that can plug...

Rack Centre wins again at Beacon of ICT Awards.

Nigeria’s Rack Centre Becomes First African DCS Awards Finalist

March 29, 2017 • Hardware, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria’s Rack Centre Becomes First African DCS Awards Finalist

Rack Centre, Africa’s premium Data Centre, became the first ever African based Data Centre provider to be finalists, in two categories, in the internationally acclaimed Data Centre Solutions (DCS) awards in the UK. After seven successful years this is the...

Data Centre

6 Infrastructure Trends Shaping The Data Centre Ecosystem In 2017

March 24, 2017 • Hardware, Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on 6 Infrastructure Trends Shaping The Data Centre Ecosystem In 2017

Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, today released their list of the six data centre infrastructure trends to watch in 2017. “In 2016, global macro trends significantly impacted the industry, with new cloud innovations and social responsibility taking...

A printer is an entry point into your network. And for most companies, it is a security blind spot. (image: Pixabay)

Print security: is your network at risk?

March 14, 2017 • Hardware, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Print security: is your network at risk?

Sat quietly in the corner, your office printer might not appear to be the biggest security risk. However, studies suggest it could be a gateway to a whole host of malware, ransomware, and social engineering threats. If left unprotected, printers can be a...

Robin Olivier, Managing Director at Digicape.

Digicape and Sensor Networks launch an IoT and Apple innovation

March 8, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Hardware, Internet of Things, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Digicape and Sensor Networks launch an IoT and Apple innovation

South African startups Sensor Networks and Digicape have partnered to launch an Apple Watch App for the Sensor Smart Tracker (“Smart Tracker”) device and integrate the existing Sensor Tracker App directly into Digicape’s online store to enable in-App...