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Gateway Broadcast Services selects MagnaQuest for its DTH

September 7, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Gateway Broadcast Services selects MagnaQuest for its DTH

MagnaQuest Technologies Pvt Ltd (MagnaQuest), a global Customer Management and Billing solution provider, announced that its flagship product MQSubscribe has been chosen by Gateway Broadcast Services (GTV), Africa for launching their DTH services...

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VMware advances hosted computing services

September 7, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on VMware advances hosted computing services

Local VMware distributor, Workgroup, recently announced the local launch of the VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP), which allows hosting providers such as Web hosting services, telecommunications companies and outsourcing businesses to bring to market new...

Novell Sentinel 6 available through Workgroup

September 7, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Novell Sentinel 6 available through Workgroup

JOHANNESBURG August 26, 2007 Workgroup has announced the local availability of Novell’s Sentinel 6, Novell’s security information and event management solution. This latest version offers new capabilities for automating real-time monitoring of the...

Countdown to Panda’s new retail solutions launch

September 7, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Countdown to Panda’s new retail solutions launch

Panda Security will be launching its new 2008 consumer product line comprising Panda Antivirus 2008, Panda Antivirus+Firewall 2008 and Panda Internet Security 2008 in South Africa at Futurex Cape Town (26-28 September). The new solutions have a far greater...

East Africa: Region Gets Standards Internet Portal

September 6, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on East Africa: Region Gets Standards Internet Portal

LACK of communication and harmonisation of standards amongst the five East Africa countries has been sighted as one of the major hindrances to trade development in the region. This brought about mistrust and at certain occasion hindered market access and...

Google Hides Flight Simulator In Earth

September 6, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Google Hides Flight Simulator In Earth

Google hid an Easter egg so well it wasn’t found until nearly Labor Day, in South Africa, where I’m not even sure if they have Labor Day. Doesn’t matter, it’s not really an Easter egg, either, it’s a flight simulator tucked...

Nokia and Microsoft to Deliver Windows Live Services to Millions of Mobile Customers

September 6, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia and Microsoft to Deliver Windows Live Services to Millions of Mobile Customers

Nokia, the world’s largest mobile device manufacturer, and Microsoft Corp., a global leader in online communications and communities, have joined together to provide customers with a new suite of Windows Live™ services specifically designed for Nokia...

Video: Will Wright makes Toys that make worlds

August 22, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Video: Will Wright makes Toys that make worlds

In a friendly, high-speed presentation, Will Wright demos his newest game, Spore, which promises to dazzle users even more than his previous masterpieces. Here Wright encourages users to create not households, as in The Sims, or cities, as in SimCity, but the...

South Africa: Microsoft launches pay-as-you-go Office

August 22, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (2)

Software giant Microsoft has begun renting its Office productivity suite to users in South Africa so that they are able to run the package without buying it. Instead of purchasing it, the user are able to rent the software on a pre-pay basis. It is one of a...

Symantec/Skype agreement announced

August 22, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Symantec/Skype agreement announced

Local Symantec distributor, Workgroup, has announced an agreement between Symantec and Skype whereby it can now offer small office and home office Skype users PC security solutions. Symantec’s Norton Internet Security and Norton AntiVirus 2007 products...

East Africa: Regional Website Launched in Uganda

August 22, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on East Africa: Regional Website Launched in Uganda

A REGIONAL portal for the East African Community members states has been launched in Kampala. The portal, www.eac-quality.net, was unveiled by the ICT minister, Dr. Ham Mulira, at Hotel Africana last week in Kampala. The minister explained that to tap the...

South Africa: Schools Receive Anti-Virus Software

August 22, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Schools Receive Anti-Virus Software

South African schools with Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure are assured of a comprehensive security product, to protect them against any computer viruses. This is after a globally renowned software company, Symantec, renewed a...

Ghana: MTN Re-Brands Areeba

August 22, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (3)

MTN, one of Africa’s biggest mobile telephone operators is the latest entrant into Ghana’s telecommunications industry. After nearly one year of a takeover process, MTN has finally re-branded Areeba mobile network service operated by Scancom Ghana...

Countdown to Panda’s new retail solutions launch

August 22, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Countdown to Panda’s new retail solutions launch

Panda Security will be launching its new 2008 consumer product line comprising Panda Antivirus 2008, Panda Antivirus+Firewall 2008 and Panda Internet Security 2008 in South Africa at Futurex Cape Town (26-28 September). The new solutions have a far greater...

Video: Chris Bangle says great cars are Art

August 20, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (1)

American designer Chris Bangle explains his philosophy that car design is an art form in its own right, with an engaging account of the BMW Group’s Deep Blue project, intended to create the SUV of the future. Sending a team of German designers to live...

Connect Africa Summit to be held in Kigali

August 20, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Connect Africa Summit to be held in Kigali

The Connect Africa Summit, to be held in Kigali, Rwanda, on 29 and 30 October, will seek to promote partnerships and the roll-out of ICT infrastructure, including broadband, as a precondition for ICT access and services in Africa. Connect Africa aims to...