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Consumers want tech innovation to drive sustainability

Consumers generally want to lead more sustainable lives, and look to technology to tackle environmental challenges. This is among the finding of an Ericsson ConsumerLab report that reveals fresh insights on consumer attitudes toward sustainability challenges, and how...

Legacy technology, lack of skills hamper digital transformation

As organisations look to transform their business operations and revolutionise customer service, digital transformation (DX) is at the top of most CXOs' agendas - in fact, DX spending is expected to approach $7,4-trillion between 2020 and 2023, a CAGR of 17,5%....

NASA supercomputers power Covid-19 research

NASA is flexing its supercomputing muscle to help crack some of the most pressing questions surrounding Covid-19, from basic science on how the virus interacts with cells in the human body to genetic risk factors to screening for potential therapeutic drugs. In...

Global switch, router markets see 2020 decline

The Worldwide Ethernet switch market recorded $6,16-billion in revenue in the first quarter of 2020 (1Q20), a decrease of 8,9% year over year. Meanwhile, the worldwide total enterprise and service provider (SP) router market revenues fell 16.4% year over year in 1Q20...

South Korea leads in global 5G rollout

Research company Omdia, formerly known as Ovum, has released the first version of its 5G Market Progress Assessment (end-2019) report, showing that South Korea is the leading country for 5G deployment in the 22 leading 5G countries analyzed for their deployment of 5G...

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Telcos and the opportunity on the edge

Growth in edge computing could generate new revenue opportunities for operators. New research shows that mobile and wireline operators can build a platform for the development of edge services while saving massively on costs by combining existing cell tower networks...

Regional PC sales down with no respite this year

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) personal computing devices (PCD) market - made up of desktops, notebooks, workstations, and tablets - saw shipments decline 10,2% year on year during the first quarter of 2020. According to the latest Quarterly PCD Tracker from...

Lockdown-linked consumer demand drives inkjet printer sales

A spike in consumer printer demand during Covid-19 lockdowns has helped overall sales through European distributors grow by 2,2% year-on-year in the first 18 weeks of 2020, according to Context. "The latest data indicates that, although not as essential to home...

Smart cities could advance response to Covid-19

Many of the short-term fixes and even long-term cures envisaged for the illness of urban and wider society so vividly and exposed by the Covid-19 pandemic lie, at least in part and sometimes almost completely with ICT. With 50% of the world's population living in...

Smartphone sales set to plummet in 2020

The worldwide smartphone market is forecast to decline 11,9% year over year in 2020 with shipments totaling 1,2-billion units, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. The forecast follows the largest...

Mixed bag for enterprise WLAN sales

The combined consumer and enterprise worldwide wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments rose 2,3% year over year in the first quarter of 2020 (1Q20), according to results published in the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly WLAN Tracker....

Legacy technology, lack of skills hamper digital transformation

As organisations look to transform their business operations and revolutionise customer service, digital transformation (DX) is at the top of most CXOs' agendas - in fact, DX spending is expected to approach $7,4-trillion between 2020 and 2023, a CAGR of 17,5%....

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UP uses Blackboard to support staff and students during closure

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Stormagic acquires KeyNexus

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Braintree wins LS Retail Awards

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Coronavirus has delayed POPIA, but are you ready?

South Africa's Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) was set to take effect from 1 April 2020, but this date has been delayed due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The country's closest reference for data protection legislation is Europe's GDPR (General Data...

Syspro offers skills development opportunity

Syspro will be providing 500 recently unemployed individuals in the manufacturing and distribution sector with unlimited access to Syspro Learning Channel, an online platform, at no cost for a six month period. This initiative aims to increase a candidate's chance of...

Importers face massive bills as containers pile up

South African businesses are faced with a huge bill, estimated at R1,4-billion, for storage and demurrage costs accumulated during the 27 days of Level 5 lock down, as more than 20 000 containers piled up in storage facilities. The South African Association of Freight...

Leveraging cloud helps scale security to remote workforces

The cloud can enable organisations to quickly scale out enhanced security to a suddenly remote workforce, as part of efforts to ensure business continuity and disaster recovery. This is according to Patrick Grillo, senior director, solutions marketing at Fortinet,...

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