Author: Darryl Linington

app development

Gauteng evolves as South Africa’s hub for enterprise app development

Gauteng is fast emerging as a centre for enterprise app development. This is according to Cassie Lessing, Managing Director of the Strato IT Group, adding that the app economy is expected to create trillions of dollars of opportunities globally over the next few years, including in Africa, where a highly mobile market is poised to leapfrog directly into the era of apps. “Many South African organis... »

IT integration

Early IT engagement is vital to keeping mergers and acquisitions on track

Within many industries, mergers and acquisitions are a common strategy to help maximise profits while spreading risk. Regardless of whether a company has acquired another, has spun off into a new entity, or is divesting interests. It is essential to effectively manage IT as a key business goal. Without effective IT integration in the case of a merger or a holistic and sustainable joint IT model fo... »

Sony Xperia XA

Xperia XA is now available in Vodacom and MTN in South Africa

Sony Mobile’s latest mobile device in the Xperia X series, the Xperia XA, is now available in Vodacom and MTN stores. The Xperia XA, according to the company, comes with a full-width display, a smooth, curved form and a size that’s not-too-big and not-too-small to fit perfectly into your hand. The highly responsive sensors and 13MP camera ensures superior low-light shots and guarantees the perfect... »

google science fair

Google Science Fair sees South African student win big

A 16-year-old South African has won the coveted Google Science Fair Community Impact Award, in the hotly-contested Africa and Middle East region. Kiara Nirghin, from Johannesburg, is now in the running to become one of 16 Global Finalists, who will get to visit Google Headquarters in California in September, for the Annual Awards celebration. The Google Science Fair invites the brightest young min... »

disaster recovery

Top tips for deploying effective and robust disaster recovery in the cloud

Keeping businesses running in the event of either natural or man-made disasters is essential, since any downtime quickly results in reduced productivity, brand damage and resulting revenue loss. In today’s business world, data has become a core asset, and therefore needs to form a central component of any disaster recovery or business continuity planning. Achieving this, however, is made more comp... »

Data Management

Data Management – Crucial to achieving the ‘bi-modal’ vision

‘Water, water, everywhere, but not a drop to drink’. These, the modernised words of Samuel Taylor Coleridge in his poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, were penned in the late 1700s. Over two centuries later, we’re facing a similar problem. Like sailors looking out over a vast ocean, today we’re surrounded by a mass of data, but with most of it unavailable for use in our businesses. Many large So... »

Huawei to drive digital transformation in Africa

Huawei to drive digital transformation in Africa

Huawei has joined the Smart Africa Alliance as Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) advisor and Platinum member at the Smart Africa Board Meeting. The partnership with the Smart Africa Alliance is one of Huawei’s efforts to drive digital transformation in Africa. Smart Africa is a bold and innovative commitment from African Heads of State and Government to accelerate sustainable socio... »

inside gameplay

Watch 24 minutes of Inside gameplay

Hunted and alone, a boy finds himself drawn into the center of a dark project. In the video below, we check out the first 24 minutes of Inside, a gripping and riveting title developed by the talented development studio, Playdead. If you are not familiar with developer Playdead, the team is responsible for the smash-hit, Limbo. Check out the gameplay below. Playdead Studios released the monochromat... »

mafia III

Mafia III – The Soldier Trailer

2K and Hangar 13 have released a new trailer for Mafia III titled “Lincoln Clay – The Soldier,” the first in a series of six features based on the upcoming open-world crime game rolling out in the coming weeks. Each feature will highlight the important characters in Mafia III that you need to know. Up first is Lincoln Clay, the gifted anti-hero of Mafia III. In “Lincoln Clay – The Soldier,” get an... »

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