The back and forth of SA’s telecoms policy

Aside from laudable victories for competition such as the reduction in mobile termination rates, the South African telecommunications sector is becoming a tennis match characterised by endless sets of policy implementation decisions and policy implementation failures....

Spin qubits bring quantum computing closer

Quantum computing has the potential to tackle problems that today's conventional computers can't handle. Scientists and industries are looking to quantum computing to speed advancements in areas like chemistry or drug development, financial modelling and climate...

Budget: where will the money come from?

Kathy Gibson reports from PwC's pre-budget review – As social, political and economic uncertainty preys on South Africans, one thing is certain: there’s a huge revenue deficit that has to be addressed in the budget next week. “For the last few years we have...

Surgeons augment reality with HoloLens

Surgeons in the UK are using Microsoft's mixed-reality headset to "see inside" patients before they operate on them. A team at Imperial College London are wearing HoloLens devices in operating theatres so they can spot key blood vessels, bones and muscles, thus making...

Broadband rollout for Limpopo

Altron is to roll out a broadband network in Limpopo, in a deal initially worth R585-million. The Limpopo Provincial Government, through Limpopo Connexion SOC, has appointed Altron's Altech Radio Holdings (ARH) to establish an affordable, secure, open access broadband...

Economics wish list for SONA

South Africa experienced deteriorating economic conditions during 2014-2017, and hopes for an improvement in economic growth during 2018 under the new administration. PwC tenders its economics wish list for President Cyril Ramaphosa's maiden state of the nation...

Calling all resellers: vote for your favourites

South Africa's IT resellers are urged to name their favourite vendors and distributors, giving them the opportunity to win one of the coveted titles in the Channelwise Awards. The annual awards recognise the vendors and distributors who best met the needs of their...

How to deal with Spectre and Meltdown

Security and risk management leaders must take a pragmatic and risk-based approach to the ongoing threats posed by an entirely new class of vulnerabilities, according to Gartner. Spectre and Meltdown are the code names given to different strains of a new class of...

JRA to widen Jan Smuts Ave

Jan Smuts Avenue in Johannesburg will be widened in a project that is estimated to cost R87-million and take two years to complete. The Johannesburg Road Agency has developed a draft design for the future upgrading of Jan Smuts Avenue to a dual carriageway from...

Why do brains seize?

Over the past five years, a University of Cape Town (UCT) scientist has been able to establish the necessary local technology to study the function of individual brain cells which aims to uncover why brains seize -- resulting in the development of epileptic seizures....

Intel debuts 3D NAND SSDs

Intel has launched its new NAND storage offering, the Intel SSD DC P4510 Series for data centre applications. The P4510 Series uses 64-layer TLC Intel 3D NAND to enable end users to do more per server, support broader workloads and deliver space-efficient capacity....

Smart technology to the rescue in civil protests

A safe  city can mean many different things to different people, but arguably the most pressing need for smart technology is felt when civil unrest becomes an issue. South Africans are no stranger to protest action, when citizens take to the streets to make their...

Half-a-billion wireless devices shipped

Led by mobile phones, small appliances and wearables, shipments of consumer electronics devices enabled with wireless charging rose 40% in 2017, compared to the previous year. In all, nearly 500-million devices with wireless charging shipped last year, according to...

Calling all resellers: vote for your favourites

South Africa's IT resellers are urged to name their favourite vendors and distributors, giving them the opportunity to win one of the coveted titles in the Channelwise Awards. The annual awards recognise the vendors and distributors who best met the needs of their...

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Data centre management in a time of drought

Data centres are utility-hungry installations that require always-on supplies of power and cooling. This means electricity -- possibly as much as 2% of the world's energy - and often, it means water. As our demand for data, and the infrastructure in which to store it,...

LG launches smartphone AI

LG Electronics (LG) will introduce the first of a suite of AI technologies for its smartphones at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The new technology will be featured in the 2018 version of the flagship LG V30. LG spent more than a year researching how...

SUSE expands AWS collaboration

SUSE has announced the expansion of its relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS), which allows AWS to resell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications directly on AWS Marketplace. AWS customers running SAP workloads on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP...

Digital revolution themes for 2018

The digital revolution is beginning to make real headway in how work is done in corporate South Africa. The current trends suggest that 2018 will start to see policy catch up and in essence, countries such as South Africa will start to come to terms with the rise of...

Swimming in data but struggling for insights

Though data is the lifeblood of any organisation, companies are using just a fraction of this vital information. JP Smith, Pre Sales Director, Sub-Saharan Africa at Hitachi Vantara explains why. There's a long-standing myth that we only use 10% of our brains. Luckily...

Winter games on your smartphone

Samsung Electronics, Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Wireless Communications and Computing Equipment category, is bringing technological innovations to the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 through interactive experiences at the new Samsung Olympic Showcases....

Cell C backs MomConnect

Maternal health messaging service MomConnect has provided health-related information for 1,8-million South African mothers since its launch in 2014 and has grown into one of the largest programmes of its kind in the world. It is currently being implemented by the...

Vox backs Mimecast for Office

Vox has reaffirmed its strategic partnership with Mimecast and signed up as a user, ensuring first-hand experience of the products, services and solutions offered by the company in an Office 365-led environment. "Mimecast is a best of breed product in the email...

Flock makes conferencing easy

Flock Event Management's customisable, flexible and cost-effective mobile app provided delegates and speakers with a seamless experience at the recent IMC 2018 conference. Held in Johannesburg for the sixth time, IMC is said to be the leading marketing and...

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