Jun 22, 2012
The level of data availability required by a company must be balanced against the cost of ensuring high availability, including electricity costs, says market research firm Frost & Sullivan Africa Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Business Unit head...
Jun 08, 2012
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have yet to embrace cloud computing, despite promises of reduced costs and improved efficiencies, the yearly SME Survey finds.
May 18, 2012
JSE-listed information technology company Datacentrix is seeking to grow annuity revenue by investing in skills to support its services and business solutions development, while reducing its dependence on government-related business, chairperson Gary Morolo reports....
May 11, 2012
Data is intangible but irreplaceable and, in 2008, a survey found that a single incident of data loss translated into a $10 000 cost to the business involved, says data and information storage giant Western Digital emerging markets, Middle East and Africa public...
Mar 30, 2012
The High Commission of India in South Africa is committed to expanding the ties between the two countries in the vital information technology (IT) sector, while the South Africa government is committed to expanding the application of IT to various sectors, says High...
Mar 23, 2012
A comprehensive payroll solution, which offers users a single solution that includes all of the features and functionality that usually has to be bought in add-on modules, has been launched by payroll software specialist Softline Pastel Payroll, part of the Softline...
Mar 09, 2012
The future of the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector in the Western Cape is bright, with a number of significant foreign investors from the UK considering South Africa and the Western Cape as an investment destination in 2012, BPO industry association BPeSA...
Feb 20, 2012
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) is examining successful international broadcasting migrations from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT) to bring South Africa’s existing analogue broadcasting regulatory frameworks in line...
Nov 25, 2011
The services that software companies are offering and delivering today will need to improve to make implementation faster as customers begin to consider implementing cloud computing technologies even before their annual software upgrade, says business software...
Nov 25, 2011
“Out of 100 large JSE-listed corporations that we interviewed, 46% are already using cloud computing. Another 6% plan to introduce it next year and another 4% the year after, so it will be close to 60% by 2013,” says World Wide Worx MD Arthur Goldstuck.
Nov 11, 2011
The changing nature of communication between customers and organisations, specifically the use of different communication media, is leading to business contact centres deploying cloud-based solutions that funnel queries to the correct department or person, says the...
Oct 21, 2011
Networks must be developed to support access to, and the growth of, cloud-based computing and application services, which will be the basis for the next generation of the Internet, says international routing and switching company Cisco South Africa MD David Mead.
Oct 14, 2011
Information technology (IT) processes and services group EOH aims to offer technical and business process skills services to clients, leveraged off the skills it developed when it established its teams to support its hosting of applications and systems behind such...
Oct 13, 2011
South African Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry association BPeSA has appointed Ferosa Thomas as its new CEO with immediate effect. Thomas takes over the position from former CEO Bulelwa Koyana.
Chairperson Mark Harris said Thomas had a wealth of...
Oct 07, 2011
JSE-listed, empowered outsourced business support services group Mvelaserve aims to improve its broad-based black economic empowerment platform, potentially by acquiring greater black female investment, stimulate organic growth of its existing and newly acquired...
Sep 23, 2011
A cloud-hosted business communication application, launched in South Africa in August, offers an integrated communication tool for businesses that draws together email, conferencing, telecommunications and business communication functions into one program, reports...
Sep 16, 2011
Since the Czech playwright Karel Capek popularised, and indeed named, the concept of the robot in his 1920 science-fiction play ‘RUR’ (Rossum’s Universal Robots) – the word is derived from the Czech word robota, which means labour – it has exerted a fascination on...
Sep 09, 2011
New domestic or international outsourcing operators, creating more than 50 jobs with foreign direct investment and working out of the Western Cape, have been granted free international data and voice for their first six months of operation.
Jul 29, 2011
Networking company Cisco has introduced new security and management solutions to its Borderless Networks portfolio.
Jul 15, 2011
On July 1, the 26 m dish at the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO) celebrated its 50th anniversary.
Jun 01, 2011
The Brolaz Group of Companies have again demonstrated their leadership in innovation in the field of Cellular Telecommunications.
May 13, 2011
Botswana’s largest financial fund Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund (BPOPF) upgraded its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to information technology giant Softline Accpac’s Sage ERP Accpac 500 from the start of April 2011 and the system is running smoothly.
May 12, 2011
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Technology company Tasima, which established and maintains the country's electronic National Traffic Information System (eNatis), is ready to roll out the administrative adjudication of road traffic offences (Aarto) system, also known as the points demerit system,...
Apr 29, 2011
Over the next two to three years, South Africa will see a greater shift towards contact centres that use multiple forms of communication, driven by demand from clients, says communication software supplier Elingo sales and marketing director Karl Reed.
Apr 29, 2011
New software, developed by the University of the Witwatersrand, enables contact centre managers to monitor and assess, in real time, the language skills of potential recruits during a telephone interview.
Apr 08, 2011
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems offer significant potential to improve a company’s way of doing business.
Mar 04, 2011
Open Innovation (OI) services company NineSigma has more than two-million solution providers in its OI community.
Feb 25, 2011
Information technology (IT) management company CA Southern Africa has appointed system solutions specialists EOH Public Sector Consulting as a strategic, accredited partner and supplier of CA products and service implementation within the public sector.
Dec 03, 2010
Local Internet service provider RSAWEB has announced the acquisition of its second data centre facility, in Cape Town, set to come online in December 2010.
Nov 12, 2010
Information technology (IT) consumables company Hewlett Packard (HP) has announced new advancements in achieving its goal of mission-critical converged infrastructure to simplify availability and accelerate data centre consolidation, ensuring the best use of resources.
Nov 12, 2010
New research shows that European organisations are collectively losing up to €17-billion in revenue each year by failing to protect their business critical systems.
Sep 07, 2010
Business confidence in South Africa during August was the highest reported in 2010, said the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci), but warned that the spike in the index could be followed by a correction.
The Sacci Business Confidence Index (BCI),...
Sep 03, 2010
Information technology (IT) company Bytes Systems Integrated (BSI) has introduced its virtualised dynamic data centre model to South African businesses.
Aug 20, 2010
Business management software company Softline Accpac has launched the latest version of its ERP software, Sage ERP X3.
May 14, 2010
South Africa’s first and only independent network exchange AFRICA . INX has gone live, aiming to revolutionise the local Internet service provider (ISP) industry by offering competitive connectivity rates, independence and freedom of choice for clients.
Apr 23, 2010
The Gauteng Provincial Legislature (GPL) has launched its legislature information management system (LIMS) project, aimed at supporting the GPL core business processes.
Apr 07, 2010
Gauteng’s Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector would likely grow to in excess of R7,4-billion this year, creating a further 4 000 jobs, Business Process enabling South Africa (BPeSA) Gauteng CEO Keryn House has revealed.
Speaking at a forum this week, she noted...
Nov 17, 2009
The R173-million, 1 500-seat Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Park in the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ), near Port Elizabeth, would start operating in March 2010, the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) reported on Tuesday.
The CDC was currently looking...
Nov 06, 2009
Cover story on South Africa's Sumbandila microsatellite and its commissioning process.
Oct 26, 2009
A new investigation into alleged financial irregularities at staffing and business process outsourcing company, Adcorp, would be undertaken by audit firm KPMG, as a mudslinging match between top management continued.
The JSE-listed Adcorp told shareholders in a...
Oct 16, 2009
The majority of South Africa’s companies are not implementing environmentally sustainable business strategies, according to TerraNova Research’s ‘Supply Chain Intelligence Report 2009’.
Sep 25, 2009
Technology and outsourcing provider EOH, listed on the software and computer services sector of the JSE, recently became one of the top five information technology (IT) service providers in Southern Africa, after it recorded a turnover of R1,26-billion for the...