Intel unveils new GPU architecture, oneAPI software stack

Intel has unveiled its vision for the convergence of high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI). At Supercomputing 2019, the company launched with new additions to its data-centric silicon portfolio and an ambitious new software initiative that...

Public cloud market set for record growth

The worldwide public cloud services market is forecast to grow 17% in 2020 to total $266,4-billion, up from $227,8-billion in 2019, according to Gartner. "At this point, cloud adoption is mainstream," says Sid Nag, research vice-president at Gartner. "The expectations...

SA firm partners in US energy project

South African company IoT.nxt, a leading innovator in Internet of Things technology, has been selected as a key partner to optimise energy usage at schools in Florida in the US. The company and the project partners are making a huge impact in the US because it saves...

5G and the drive to new economic models

Kathy Gibson is at AfricaCom 2019 in Cape Town - Today, telecommunications is the foundation for all industries - and 5G is set to make it even more pervasive. Dr Mohamed Madkour, vice-president: global wireless networks marketing and solutions at Huawei, points out...

Ma hands out Africa Netpreneur awards

The Jack Ma Foundation has hosted its first annual Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) grand finale, awarding $1-million in prize money to 10 entrepreneurs from across Africa. The ANPI is a flagship initiative of the Jack Ma Foundation, created by Jack Ma after...

Home-grown businesses key to African growth

Delivering economic growth in Africa requires home-grown businesses to scale up. A new report written by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), "Promise and perils: Scaling up businesses in sub-Saharan Africa", examines the factors enabling businesses in the region to...

Trust the key enabler for market leadership

Market leadership is most frequently attained when an organisation establishes a high level of trust in the data from its customers, its own business processes, and across its partner ecosystem. This is one of the findings from IBM's 20th edition of its bi-annual...

Slight uptick for smartphone shipments

Worldwide smartphone shipments increased 0,8% year over year in the third quarter of 2019 (3Q19) reversing seven quarters of decline, according to new data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. In total, companies...

Printer shipments worse than expected

According to research by International Data Corporation (IDC), the Western European printer and multifunction (MFP) market decreased by 4,9% in unit terms in 3Q19 compared with the same period a year ago, to give a market size of 4,6-million units. This meant the...

Public cloud market set for record growth

The worldwide public cloud services market is forecast to grow 17% in 2020 to total $266,4-billion, up from $227,8-billion in 2019, according to Gartner. "At this point, cloud adoption is mainstream," says Sid Nag, research vice-president at Gartner. "The expectations...

Feeling prosperous not related to wealth

People's definition of prosperity is more linked to financial security and peace of mind than to current income and wealth. A study into the relationship between financial services and prosperity across high-growth markets around the world by PayU found that three...

Public carsharing fleet reached 332 000 vehicles

According to a new research report by IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of users of carsharing services worldwide is forecasted to grow from 50,4-million people in 2018 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 35,1% to reach 227,1-million people in 2023....

Telkom looks to buy Cell C – again

The acquisition is Cell C by Telkom is back on the table. Telkom earlier this week issued a cautionary announcement, which it today amplified to advise shareholders that the organisation is in discussions with Cell C about a potential acquisition. According to the...

ADC aims for pan-African data centre capacity

Kathy Gibson is at AfricaCom in Cape Town - Africa Data Centres (ADC) has moved quickly to position itself as a pan-African data centre leader with a solid presence on the continent and plans underway to expand further. When CEO Stephane Duproz joined ADC 18 months...

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Angola Cables, Nokia trial Africa-US optical fibre link

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Nexign eyes wider African digital market

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Fujitsu launches Fugaku-based PrimeHPC supercomputers

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KnowBe4 launches new partner program, portal

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AccTech Systems is Sage Cloud Partner of the Year

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DNI plans for future ICT capacity, performance needs

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