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Our future job creators are under pressure

Policy makers and researchers agree that a thriving SMME sector is the key to job creation in this country, but accessing finance, particularly in the early stage of a business, is very difficult. This results in many small businesses struggling to reach the point at which they are able to create these much-needed jobs. With the National Development Plan predicting that by 2030 SMMEs will generate... »

Bytes MS partners to benefit SMEs and customers

Bytes Managed Solutions (Bytes MS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of JSE-listed technology company Altron, has signed a joint venture with express courier company, Microvulintuthuko (MicroVBE), to significantly improve customer service through the fast delivery of spares to its network of field service technicians managing and supporting customer devices. “Although we have intelligent systems to track... »

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 ... »

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 ... »


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... »

Google fine

Google slammed with record antitrust fine of $2.7 billion

Search engine giant Google has been fined a monumental $2.7 billion USD by the European Commission for – according to the European Commission – abusing its dominant position in the search market and favouring its own comparison shopping service over other providers. According to a report via Telecompaper, the Commission had begun investigating Google in 2010, and in 2015 brought formal... »

E4 Appointment

South Africa: e4 appoints seasoned CFO

Software as a Service firm, e4, has appointed Adri Führi, as its Group Chief Financial Officer. Führi joins e4 from Innovation Group South Africa, where she has held two senior c-level positions. Experiencing her first role within a technology company, Führi says that the rapid pace of the business, together with technology evolution and change, makes her position as CFO with HR responsibilities, ... »

Mwabu Academy

Mwabu Academy to usher in new era of education in South Africa

Mwabu is set to shake up the local e-learning scene. The educational technology company recently launched its Mwabu Academy and innovative e-learning content in South Africa. The introduction of Mwabu’s enriched learning curriculum in South Africa has begun with Grade 4 Maths, Science and English and will grow to include Grades 5 and 6 in 2018. Part of what makes Mwabu unique is the depth of its e... »

NetApp appoints new Country Manager for South Africa and SADC Region

NetApp has announced the appointment of Morne Bekker as the new South African Country Manager and District Manager for the SADC Region. Bringing with him a wealth of experience in the IT industry, Morne will be responsible for all NetApp business across the Southern African region. His responsibilities will include the development and execution of sales and channel strategies, expanding the NetApp... »


South Africa: Vodacom signs additional FTTH lease agreements

Vodacom has extended its Fibre-To-The-Home (FTTH) network through signing new lease agreements with third-party network infrastructure providers Link Africa, Octotel, Frogfoot and Waterfall Access Network (WAN). Vodacom customers will now have access to Vodacom Fibre services through these providers, including Vodacom Fibre Broadband, Vodacom Fibre Fixed Voice and Value-Added Services. Zunaid Maho... »

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