July 20, 2017

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MTN calls for women in ICT nominations


MTN, Kagiso Media and ITWeb's Brainstorm officially launched the second edition of the Women in ICT ...

Intact to distribute InfoWatch solutions

Intact Software Distribution has won the distribution rights to the InfoWatch range of internal and external threat protection solutions: Traffic...

Itec SA appoints new heads of departments


Daniel Lotter and Riaan Janse van Rensburg of Itec SA. Document management and printing group Itec S...

BBM gets live football updates


Matthew Talbot, CEO of Creative Media Works. [PICTURE-RIHT]Creative Media Works, a standalone consum...

SUSE, Supermicro partner for converged solutions

SUSE, a provider of interoperable Linux, cloud infrastructure and storage solutions, has partnered with server technology giant Supermicro. The partnership aims...

Minister tells SITA to hurry up


Telecoms and postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele. (Photo source: WEF) The State IT Agency (SITA...

Vodacom grows SA subscribers to 39.4m


Vodacom group CEO Shameel Joosub. Vodacom added 2.5 million customers during the first quarter of it...

Orange Business Services appoints new country manager


Mark McCallum, Orange Business Services country manager for SA. Orange Business Services has announc...

Accenture opens innovation studio in Johannesburg


Accenture's Liquid Studio in Johannesburg allows visitors to experiment with mixed reality and other...

Start-up banks on IOT for disruption


Figtory is part of the IBM global entrepreneurship programme. Johannesburg-based tech start-up Figto...

Oracle to add 1 000 EMEA jobs


Derek Bose, Oracle senior director for SA and SADC cluster. Oracle is adding 1 000 new jobs in Europ...

Enghouse Interactive - Presence and INOVO to discuss personalisation to drive CX excellence at ...

Enghouse Interactive – Presence (http://www.presenceco.com/en) announces it will sponsor the sixth edition of Customer Experience Management Africa Summit (http://cemafricasummit.com/) in...

Does your company have what it takes to be a digital enterprise?


Jaco Viljoen, Agile Consultant, IndigoCube Broadly speaking, "digital" refers to the application of ...

Africa-wide cryptocurrency adoption requires decentralised model


Heinrich Springhorn, Business Analyst at MobileData While some sceptics may have misgivings about th...

Blockchain Academy in SA forms first global partnership

On 1 July 2017, the Blockchain Academy (http://www.blockchainacademy.co.za/) partnered with the IT firm, Anglo African, headquartered in Mauritius. Anglo African...

Bytes Universal Systems' SAMRAS solution empowers municipal compliance

Bytes Universal Systems (BUS) today announced it has successfully implemented SAMRAS, its locally developed and fully integrated financial management system...

BT-SA appoints new senior manager to lead the way forward


Pieter van Wyk, Senior Manager: Fire and Security, BT-SA. BT-SA, a leading specialised network infra...

Sybrin partners with Assimilated Information Systems and LAWtrust


As the? digitisation? of the customer experience is becoming a leading priority for most industries,...

AI in almost every new software product by 2020


By 2020, AI will be a top-five investment priority for more than 30% of CIOs. Market hype and growin...

Decision Inc. supports Mother of Peace community on Mandela Day 2017


Nelson Mandela International Day Nelson Mandela International Day is celebrated as an opportunity fo...

US approves self-driving cars proposal


A Google self-driving car. A US House panel yesterday approved a sweeping proposal by voice vote to ...

S&P tech index breaks record after 17 years


Traders at the New York Stock Exchange. It took 17 years, but the S&P 500 information technology ind...

Qualcomm's profit forecast disappoints


Apple has accused Qualcomm of overcharging for chips. Qualcomm forecast fourth-quarter profit below ...

Facebook, publishers discuss subscription models


Facebook plans to launch a subscription-based news product. Facebook is in early talks with several ...

Activist seeks class-action suit against Facebook


Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems. The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) yesterday he...

Amazon creates shopping social network


Amazon's Spark encourages users to share photos and videos. Amazon has launched a social feature cal...

Effective API management

To recap on the findings of APIs: Building a Connected Business in the App Economy (https://www.ca.com/us/modern-software-factory/content/apis-building-a-connected-business-in-the-app-economy.html) discussed in my previous...

SA's Internet penetration on the rise


SA's Internet penetration to reach 40% in 2017, a new study reveals. SA's Internet users are expecte...

Controlling access is number one priority for protecting data in the cloud

South African businesses, like many worldwide, are increasingly shifting applications, services and infrastructure to the cloud where they are more...

MTN opens nomination entries at the launch of Women in ICT: Partnership for Change Awards

MTN, in partnership with Kagiso Media and ITWeb's Brainstorm, has officially launched the second edition of the Women in ICT...

TCM serious about transformation: Level 1 "AAA" BEE contributor


Monique Harris, TCM Executive Director. Technology Corporate Management (TCM) has achieved an elevat...

The value of tech in engineering, construction and mining


Jane Thomson. In 2015 Mail & Guardian reported that technology may very well save the mining industr...

Making data green


Teraco's Brendan Deysel. Although there are instances in which it makes sense to take a datacentre g...

Speakers from ITV, Sky, News Corp, Google and HBO Announced for IBC Cyber Security Forum

IBC announces today the line-up of speakers for its exclusive event on Cyber Security, part of the new of the...

Multifractal Semiconductors wins start-up challenge


Multifractal Semiconductors develops complete transmission systems on a silicon chip. Silicon intell...

Dark marketplace AlphaBay taken down

On 6 July, AlphaBay, a notorious online marketplace that sold contraband via the Dark Web, was taken offline following law...

Telkom invests R200m to promote ICT in education


Telkom invests R200 million in education initiative. [Photo source: Gauteng Education] Telkom, throu...

Syafunda Digital to boost maths, science literacy


Students are able to download maths and science e-books, video tutorials, past papers and worksheets...

Robotic suit seeks to remedy spinal cord injury


Jaco Ferreira has seen a significant improvement after participating in the 24-week rehab programme....

Standard Bank rated among best in mobile banking


A Forrester Research report found that Standard Bank adheres to "mobile banking best practices" such...

IPPs cost Eskom 30% more than a year ago


IPPs cost Eskom R19.8 billion during the year ended 31 March, compared to R15.1 billion the previous...

SASSA CEO exit leaves post office prospects in limbo


UPDATE: Dlamini appoints acting SASSA CEOMinister Bathabile Dlamini this afternoon appointed Pearl B...

Project Isizwe claims it saved Tshwane residents over R1bn


Project Isizwe says since its inception in 2013, its Tshwane free WiFi project has carried 5 157-ter...

Veeam SA continues positive growth trajectory


Claude Schuck, Veeam Software regional manager for Africa. The South African business unit of Veeam ...

MTN warns customers of new SIM swap scam


MTN has urged customers not to respond to unsolicited calls and requests for security details. MTN h...

Forcepoint recognised as a Visionary in Gartner Magic Quadrant for enterprise network firewalls

Global cyber security leader Forcepoint today announced strong momentum for its Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) product, driven by enterprise customers...

Database security - how is your database breached?

With POPI looming and possibly even compliance with GDPR, organisations need to have adequate measures in place to protect sensitive...

Common business platform to benefit Westcon-Comstor Zambian customers

Westcon-Comstor (https://www.westconcomstor.com/global/en/about-us/company-overview.html), the leading value-added global distributor of security, unified communications, network infrastructure and data centre solutions, is pleased to...

Students of Datacentrix, OpenText training programme graduate with pride after year-long course


Open Text students. Datacentrix, a South African provider of high performing and secure ICT solution...

Typo bolsters digital production with Xerox


Typo Colour Printing Specialists, one of Johannesburg's leading commercial printing, finishing and b...

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