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Clayton Naidoo

Cisco appoints Clayton Naidoo as General Manager for Sub Saharan Africa

Cisco has appointed Clayton Naidoo as the new general manager for Sub Saharan Africa based out of the Johannesburg office in South Africa. In his role, Naidoo will oversee the implementation of Cisco’s strategy in the region, executing a vision that delivers transformational value to customers and partners. Additionally, he will develop strategic relationships across the entire ecosystem to drive ... »

Woman's month

Celebrating South Africa’s female factory workers

Annually, National Women’s Month pays tribute to the women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 to fight the extension of Pass Laws to women. These fearless females, who turned out in their thousands, also challenged the notion that a woman’s place is in the home and proved that it is, in fact, everywhere. Today, this is apparent at the Hisense factory in Atlantis, Western Cape, whe... »

pc shipments

Worldwide PC shipments have grown for first time in six years

Worldwide PC shipments totalled 62.1 million units in the second quarter of 2018, a 1.4 per cent increase from the second quarter of 2017, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. This is the first quarter of year-over-year global PC shipment growth since the first quarter of 2012. All regions experienced some growth compared with a year ago. While the results are a positive result for th... »

Apple Store thieves

Watch: Apple Store thieves steal $27000 worth of Apple products

Four Apple store thieves made off with USD $27,000 worth of Apple products over the weekend in a brazen heist which occurred at an Apple store in Fresno, California. To gain access to the products the four thieves ripped out multiple electronic devices from their charging stands. The robbery, which took place in the Fashion Fair Mall, shocked customers and Apple store employees who stood by as the... »

Small businesses in South Africa critical to 4th Industrial Revolution

Small businesses in South Africa critical to 4th Industrial Revolution

Small businesses will be critical to South Africa in the 4th industrial revolution while access to information will revolutionize education. This was highlighted at an insightful panel discussion in Midrand on Thursday (5 July).  The topic debated was: “Is South Africa Ready for the 4th Industrial Revolution?” Panel speakers included Siemens (www.Siemens.com) Southern and Eastern Africa CEO Sabine... »

PC prices will lead to flat growth of global device shipments in 2018

PC prices will lead to flat growth of global device shipments in 2018

Worldwide shipments of devices — PCs, tablets and mobile phones — are on pace to record 0.9 per cent growth to reach 2.28 billion units in 2018, according to Gartner, Inc. The PC and tablet market is estimated to decline 1.2 per cent in 2018, while the mobile phone market is on pace to record an increase of 1.4 per cent. “The PC market is still hindered by the undersupply of the DRAM market ... »

MTN made for me

MTN Introduces Made For Home Bundles

MTN has extended their customer offering with the introduction of a new Broadband proposition, addressing consumers’ need for in-home Internet connectivity.  The MTN Made For Home proposition is offered on MTNs fixed LTE network, and is specifically designed for use within a fixed location. MTN Made For Home is an easy to use, plug and play solution that requires only a router and a SIM card, to g... »

Bloodhound Project

Bloodhound Project teams up with Oracle to smash the land speed record

The Bloodhound Project has teamed up with Oracle to smash the land speed record and inspire future generations of budding scientists and engineers. As Bloodhound’s new Cloud partner, Oracle will provide technology to help Bloodhound collect, analyse and broadcast data from more than 500 sensors installed on the Bloodhound SSC (Super Sonic Car) to classrooms around the world. This information gives... »

Parity Software

Parity Software appoints new CCO to bolster business

Parity Software has appointed Jono Williamson as its chief commercial officer (CCO). According to Warren Williams, managing director, Parity Software, the appointment was necessary to ensure that Parity leveraged its market leading position. “Parity is in a new growth phase and we wanted someone to lead us into new markets and capitalise on our strengths and expansion opportunities”, said Williams... »

Microsoft's data centre

South Africa: Microsoft’s data centre investment to boost cloud adoption

Microsoft’s announcement that it plans to build hyperscale datacentres in Cape Town and Johannesburg to deliver a range of cloud services, is set to give a massive boost to enterprise adoption of infrastructure-as-a-service, software-as-a-service and other cloud services in South Africa. That’s the word from Robert Marston, ‎Global Head of Product at SEACOM, who says that Microsoft’s decision to l... »

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