TWO information technology companies have made the list of 10 finalists for the OTF – Legatum Pioneers of Prosperity Awards, which carry a total of US$350 000 (about R3,5 million). Integr8IT Pty Ltd, a South African information technology and communications company, and Regional Reach Limited K24TV KAMEME FM, an information...
CAPACITY building and exchange of technical knowledge in Nigeria will be under the spotlight at the third Nigeria Network Operators Groups conference and exhibition scheduled for next week. The event, organized by The University of Lagos and the Nigeria Information and Communication Technology Forum, is scheduled for Lagos from November...
A partnership with a credible, established provider of training services to reinforce the integration of ICT infrastructure, service and support can make a significant difference to clients. So claims Richard Rayne, Managing Director at On-Site Training, a privately-owned national Proudly South African provider of comprehensive training services covering Information...
Barack Obama's election as the next US president could usher in a new era of solar energy development in the United States, but economic difficulties may prove a barrier to some of the more expensive renewable initiatives, according to Gartner, Inc. "Demand for solar energy remains dependent on government subsidies, because...
IN a surprise announcement two small to medium enterprises (SMEs), NutriLida Healthcare and Pilot Crushtec, won listings on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange's AltX Exchange in the 2008 Go4Growth competition. Seven additional companies – LPM reinforcing, Electrosense, Forge Business Online, (TBC), Renasa Insurance Company Limited, Bloodhound Technologies, Fraxion and Umlimi...
THE importance of mobile marketing and broadcasting ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup will feature prominently in the upcoming Soccerex 2008 that South Africa will host later this month. FIFA and Soccerex have assembled a panel of industry leaders to highlight the importance of this during a panel entitled...
GOOGLE has introduced a new video chat, Gmail Video and Voice, which offers Webcam-based video conferencing. The new feature, which is availbale to all Gmail users free of charge, was rolled on Tuesday. Gmail Video and Voice requires a browser plug in and either a microphone, used for...
KSS together with Expand Networks has been awarded a three-year contract by the Department of Land Affairs for the supply, implementation and maintenance of a Wide Area Network (WAN) optimisation solution. The contract, which was awarded in September 2008, encompasses Land Affairs' 68 sites across the country and will effectively...
MWEB is now off the auction block, after Napers took the decision to withdraw it, owing to the current unfavourable global economic climate. In an announcement to the JSE yesterday, the multi-national media business, Naspers, said that the decision to withdraw its Internet service provider (ISP) was due to the...
MANUFACTURERS of world's renowned and user friendly computers, Hewlett Packard (HP), have introduced new computer devices aimed at helping improve virtualisation quality, a senior official has announced. Speaking at the presentation ceremony of the latest technology, HP enterprising server manager, Chucks Okpaka, said his company's new technology was fast, efficient...
VoIP infrastructures are rapidly replacing the traditional PABX and many organisations are interested in VoIP and IP-telephony. The most important advantages are the reduction of costs and the attractive new opportunities such as centralised management of all communications and virtual contact centres. A couple of years ago, VoIP was just...
Facebook has been infiltrated by scammers who use compromised accounts to con users out of cash. Now that even non-tech savvy internet users know not to respond to, or click on links in, emails from strangers, online thieves have turned to social networks and are finding it is easier to...
Houston-based Rice University and South Africa, Cape Town-based Shuttleworth Foundation today announced plans to jointly develop one of the world's largest, most comprehensive sets of free online teaching materials for primary and secondary school children. Using their open-education projects -- Rice's Connexions and the Shuttleworth's Siyavula -- the organisations...
SOUTH Africa has been named as one of the best export opportunities for the United Kingdom's technology firms. South Africa, which is arguably Africa's strongest economy, was late last week named as one of the countries in which the United Kingdom clean technology firms should take their products, as they...
The crash of financial markets worldwide and the consequential pressure on currencies has brought many a company to the proverbial ‘cross-roads’ scenario. Decisive action is called for - but with a healthy dollop of circumspection and review. There has never been a more pertinent time for strategy in the...
NIGERIAN and Ugandan mobile, telecommunications and internet service providers are set to dominate the forthcoming AfricaCom Awards to be hosted in Cape Town, South Africa, set for November 18. Out of Africa's four traditional economic giants comprising the host nation South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Egypt, Uganda were the...
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