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Apr 18, 2014
Implementing big data analytics processes and enabling business intelligence systems are not information technology (IT) exercises, and require active involvement of relevant parts of a business to ensure the resultant capabilities meet future operational...
Apr 18, 2014
Business analysis systems expose the true performance of a business to enable daily operations to be cognisant of business performance and conditions, and executives to test and validate their strategic concepts using real performance data, says business intelligence...
Apr 18, 2014
Collusion and fraud are often difficult to detect, owing to data potentially being manipulated to hide such activities in a company. However, by using established international auditing best practices and software tools, as well as by playing an active role in risk...
Apr 17, 2014
Africa's demand for bandwidth is doubling every year, outpacing the laying of terrestrial telecom fibre links and encouraging commercial satellite operators to launch more units into orbit. The arrival of submarine cables on Africa's eastern shore just five years ago...
Apr 16, 2014
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The City of Cape Town has entered into eight third-party service provider agreements licensing the take up of the spare infrastructure capacity generated through the city’s broadband network. Lease-agreement negotiations were progressing with another 20 third-party...
Apr 16, 2014
Charl Coetzee
Namibia is set to get a skills boost as a new information and communications technology (ICT) centre starts training network engineer recruits to maintain the Southern African country’s own infrastructure. Telecom Namibia, in conjunction with XON Systems and...
Apr 15, 2014
JSE-listed integrated information and communications technology systems provider Datacentrix on Tuesday posted double-digit growth for the year ended February. CEO Ahmed Mahomed explained in a statement that a continued focus on intelligent, higher-value solutions...
Apr 15, 2014
JSE-listed Business Connexion (BCX) on Tuesday said it planned to reach a sustainable return on total equity of 17% as it targeted an African expansion and continued merger and acquisition activity, while advising shareholders that its board of directors had...
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Apr 11, 2014
A coded map system enables anyone to get a unique location code for any 5 m x 5 m area on earth. Each 25-m2 block reference is generated independently using algorithms developed by the Mapcode Foundation. This reference system is called Mapcode and can be used to...
Apr 11, 2014
Software developer Live Monitoring launched its greenMON software –a world-first automated carbon emission footprint measurement and verification software solution – for the buildings of small, medium-sized and large enterprises in November.
Apr 09, 2014
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) on Wednesday said an agreement between pay-television (TV) broadcaster MultiChoice and public broadcaster the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) would be investigated for alleged...
Apr 08, 2014
All of the conditions precedent to JSE-listed Blue Label Telecom’s largest acquisition to date have been fulfilled or waived, paving the way for the gorup to finalise the transaction. The group’s buy-out of cellular products and services provider Retail Mobile...
Apr 04, 2014
Altron CEO Robert Venter
Allied Electronics (Altron) is set to report a jump in earnings during the year ended February as its recently formed Altron TMT division “exceeded management’s expectations” during its first set of results since the successful acquisition of the Allied...
Apr 04, 2014
As South Africa follows the world into an increasingly cashless economy, small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMME’s) and informal traders are getting a shot in the arm as business leverages innovative financial technologies to stimulate financial inclusion...
Apr 04, 2014
As South Africa follows the world into an increasingly cashless economy, small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMME’s) and informal traders are getting a shot in the arm as business leverages innovative financial technologies to stimulate financial inclusion...
Apr 04, 2014
A locally developed collaboration, communication and file-sharing platform enables companies to accelerate innovation through effective collaboration and communication among employees and expert groups, enabling good ideas to emerge and be considered as part of daily...
Apr 04, 2014
An antifraud platform, developed by international cyber security company Kaspersky Lab, verifies financial transactions in real-time to prevent fraud and electronic theft of money from financial institutions by cyber criminals, says Kaspersky Lab global business...
Apr 04, 2014
Service level agreements (SLAs) for Internet service providers (ISPs) in South Africa are often difficult to understand and do not help to improve customer experience. The transparency of SLAs should be improved to boost the use of ISP services in South Africa, says...
 
 
 
 
Apr 03, 2014
Integrated information and communications technology (ICT) and increased industry wide collaboration have emerged as key to mitigating South Africa's supply chain challenges and ensuring the nation maintains competitiveness in a "global village". Stakeholders in...
Apr 03, 2014
Vodacom said on Wednesday it was still in talks to acquire Neotel, a South African subsidiary of India's Tata Communications, refuting local Indian press reports the negotiations could fall through. India's Economic Times had reported the deal worth a potential $590...
Apr 02, 2014
Prenesh Padayachee
Telecommunications solutions provider Internet Solutions (IS) has deployed 500 Gb/s super-channels, using optical network supplier Infinera’s intelligent transport network, across a 2 000 km long-distance optic-fibre network in South Africa, IS chief technology...
Apr 02, 2014
Telecommunications group Telkom has completed the structure of its newly formed executive committee with the appointment of Ouma Rasethaba as chief risk officer, with immediate effect. The former regulatory and corporate affairs chief, who had been with Telkom since...
Apr 01, 2014
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Apr 01, 2014
The South Gauteng High Court’s decision to implement the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa’s (Icasa’s) tabled mobile termination rate (MTR) cuts over a six-month period has been cautiously welcomed by smaller operators, but left the future of...
Mar 31, 2014
South Africa's telecoms regulator can go ahead with planned cuts to mobile interconnection rates, a court ruled on Monday, throwing out a petition by the two biggest operators to prevent reductions scheduled for April 1. Vodacom and MTN had asked a Johannesburg High...
Mar 31, 2014
Vodafone brought the mobile money service that has revolutionised banking in Africa to Romania on Monday, offering M-Pesa text-message transactions to millions of customers in its first push into Europe. Vodafone said it had chosen Romania to target the seven million...
Mar 31, 2014
Satellite services provider Intelsat and telecommunications group Vodacom on Monday inked an agreement that would see the delivery of more reliable, secure and cost-efficient broadband connectivity to small or home-based offices and small and medium-sized enterprises...
Mar 31, 2014
Information and communications technology services group Gijima said it was “forging its way” back on track after reporting improved profitability during the six months to December 2013. The JSE-listed group said earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and...
 
 
 
 
Mar 31, 2014
Jens Montanana
London- and Johannesburg-listed Datatec expected to post a decline in earnings for the year to February as its Westcon North America’s lagging performance remained unchanged. In a trading update to shareholders, CEO Jens Montanana said on Monday that the...
Mar 28, 2014
Vehicle tracking company Tracker has developed a virtual online game and tracking system that allows users to track and compete against racers in the 2014 Cape Epic mountain bike race, taking place from March 23 to 30, in real time. On the Tracker Ride Epic website,...
Mar 28, 2014
Broadband communications, and the services and information enabled by this, are becoming so entrenched in society that its use can increasingly be likened to other utility services, such as water and electricity, says networking giant Cisco South Africa MD Alpheus...
Mar 28, 2014
Barely six months after Indian conglomerate Essar announced it was exiting Kenya’s energy sector, the company has decided to pull out of the country’s telecommunications sector as well. The Indian giant, which has been operating in Kenya’s telecommunications...
Mar 28, 2014
Technology services firm EOH CEO Asher Bohbot has challenged all companies in South Africa to create employment opportunities for youths. EOH has trained 600 people a year for the past two years and permanently employed about 450 of these trainees a year, creating...
Mar 28, 2014
A new version of the BriefCam technology, a video synopsis solution that compresses video events and displays them simultaneously, enabes security officers to filter and refine security video footage using colour, the size of an object and the direction of movement,...
Mar 27, 2014
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has moved forward with plans to implement mobile termination rates as of April 1, despite facing legal opposition from South Africa’s two largest mobile operators. The Second Call Termination...
Mar 26, 2014
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MTN and Vodacom should have disclosed their costs for calls to other networks, the High Court in Johannesburg heard on Wednesday. David Unterhalter, SC, for the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa), argued that the companies would not reveal these costs...
Mar 26, 2014
Yunus Carrim
Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries this week agreed to seek private-sector cooperation to reduce the cost of communicating across the borders within the region. This followed a meeting between SADC Communications Ministers in Johannesburg this...
Mar 26, 2014
Shares of mid-cap South African technology firm Pinnacle Holdings extended their slide into a second day on Wednesday, tumbling 21 percent after a company director was arrested this month for allegedly trying to bribe a senior police official. The hardware and...
 
 
 
 
Mar 26, 2014
New call rates between cellphone networks aimed at stimulating competition resulted from a "half-baked experiment", the High Court in Johannesburg heard on Tuesday. Frank Snyckers, SC, for Vodacom, argued that the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa)'s...
Mar 25, 2014
An executive director of South Africa's Pinnacle Holdings has been charged with attempting to bribe a senior police official with R5-million to win a contract for his company, police said on Tuesday Takalani Tshivhase allegedly tried to bribe a Lieutenant General of...
Mar 25, 2014
Cellphone giants MTN and Vodacom are taking the Independent Communication Authority of SA (Icasa) to court on Tuesday over the communication regulator's plans to slash mobile termination rates. The two companies approached the High Court in Johannesburg on an urgent...
Mar 24, 2014
As communications solutions provider Alcatel-Lucent deploys the latest 100 Gb/s technology on the East African coast’s 10 000 km submarine cable system, telecommunications group Telkom plans to get involved. The technology will enable an ultimate carry capacity in...
Mar 24, 2014
Access to broadband could be the universal catalyst that lifts developing countries out of poverty and enables access to healthcare, education and basic social services, the United Nations (UN) Broadband Commission for Digital Development said. The commission, which...
 
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