ITWeb First with IT News Thu, 03 May 2012 03:49:34 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Powered by ITWeb RSS Feed First with IT News Software industry needs unified face “We are not just a bunch of service providers to other sectors – the software industry makes jobs and generates... Wed, 02 May 2012 14:21:00 +0100 IBA Group eyes South African expansion IBA Group noticed significant interest in mainframe development and maintenance in SA, says the company's Sergei Levteev. Czech Republic-based IT services... Wed, 02 May 2012 14:19:00 +0100 Review: HP Folio 13 HP Folio 13 The Folio is a sleek machine that boots up in seconds, while its battery lasts for hours... Wed, 02 May 2012 14:17:00 +0100 Review: Motorola Defy+ Motorola Defy+ is well suited for the beach.The rugged Motorola Defy+ is well suited to cash-strapped, outdoorsy enthusiasts who... Wed, 02 May 2012 14:15:00 +0100 Shoddy planning costs ICASA R1bn ICASA's unlawful act of postponing the implementation of a new fee structure creates a number of practical difficulties, says chairman... Wed, 02 May 2012 11:30:30 +0100 Google Drive under scrutiny Google's new cloud storage service has come under scrutiny for its fairly broad terms and conditions. The release of the long-awaited... Wed, 02 May 2012 10:54:00 +0100 DTT funding denied The shortfall for the South African Broadcasting Corporation's digital TV project for the 2012/3 to 2015/6 period is R3.9 billion. National... Wed, 02 May 2012 10:52:59 +0100 Cyber security mandate transferred The decision to transfer responsibility to the State Security Agency does not undermine the DOC, says DOC DG Rosey Sekese. After... Wed, 02 May 2012 10:50:59 +0100 Twitter tweaks Discover tool The changes to the algorithm behind the Discover tool will help provide more relevant and personalised results. Twitter will roll out... Wed, 02 May 2012 10:48:38 +0100 Pinterest, Flickr improve attribution The attribution of images shared from Flickr to Pinterest is now automatic and cannot be edited. Pinterest has partnered with Flickr... Wed, 02 May 2012 10:46:38 +0100 NPC targets youth via MXit The National Planning Commission (NPC) is reaching out to the youth to engage in the NPC dialogue via MXit during... Wed, 02 May 2012 10:44:38 +0100 Powertech CEO quits JSE-listed Altron says Norbert Claussen, Powertech CEO, has resigned and will leave the company and relinquish his position on the... Wed, 02 May 2012 10:42:59 +0100 MTN recruitment scam does rounds Fake job advertisements for MTN call centre agents are serving to con people out of money. SA's second cellphone operator has... Wed, 02 May 2012 10:40:53 +0100 Fifa: Goal-line tech decision in July Two Goal Line Technology (GLT) options will be tested between 10 May and the beginning of June, according to Fifa.In... Wed, 02 May 2012 10:38:59 +0100 ConvergeNet slumps into loss JSE-listed ConvergeNet, which was recently bought out through a hostile takeover, has made a loss for the first half of... Wed, 02 May 2012 10:36:59 +0100 Africa's largest solar-powered cell site opened Nigeria-based IHS Africa is harnessing the power of the sun to meet the continent's growing telecommunications demands. IHS Africa has opened... Wed, 02 May 2012 10:34:34 +0100 Datatec buys Australian firm Buying Corpnet will expand Datatec's Logicalis subsidiary's existing offering and add complementary skills and resources, says CEO Jens Montanana. Dual-listed Datatec... Wed, 02 May 2012 10:32:59 +0100 Gartner's 2012 Magic Quadrant Report for Unified Threat Management In Gartner's latest Unified Threat Management Magic Quadrant (UTM), Fortinet is listed as a leader.Fortinet believes attributes that contributed to... Wed, 02 May 2012 09:38:59 +0100 Dell ultrabook sales outstrip forecast Dell's new ultra-thin laptop computer meant to rival Apple's popular MacBook Air is doing much better than the company expected.Sales... Wed, 02 May 2012 09:37:09 +0100 Call to flag organ donor status Tired of the long wait for a new kidney, Michael Shelling, a 50-year-old video game marketing consultant based in San... Wed, 02 May 2012 09:36:09 +0100 Microsoft buys Nook stake Microsoft is jumping into the fast-growing e-books market by investing $605 million over five years in Barnes Noble's... Wed, 02 May 2012 09:35:09 +0100 Facebook's IPO show starts on 7 May The roadshow for Facebook's initial public offering is scheduled to start on Monday, meaning the company's shares should begin trading... Wed, 02 May 2012 09:34:09 +0100 Hitachi Data Systems redefines unified storage Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), today redefined unified storage with... Wed, 02 May 2012 09:32:12 +0100 Online simulator lets players tackle US debt Ditch the Pentagon's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and cut school breakfasts for poor kids, or raise taxes on the rich.... Wed, 02 May 2012 09:31:09 +0100 HCTech launches one-of-a-kind bandwidth analysis service HCTech has launched an online service that will report to Internet users exactly where and how their bandwidth has been... Wed, 02 May 2012 09:27:05 +0100 Mitel receives Customer Interaction Solutions magazine's 2011 product of the year award Mitel (Nasdaq: MITL), a leading provider of unified communications software solutions, announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company,... Wed, 02 May 2012 09:12:08 +0100 Sage delivers powerful environmental compliance platform with new connected service Jeremy Waterman, Managing Director of Softline Accpac and Sage MMD Africa Sage has reinforced its ability to address its customers' environmental... Wed, 02 May 2012 08:54:03 +0100 Android under fire When you think of viruses, spyware, and other security threats, you probably think of your PC. After all, that's where... Wed, 02 May 2012 08:50:36 +0100 Bridging digital divide: Jasco delivers complete solar-powered ICT schooling solution to Uganda Paul Fick, divisional MD of Jasco Enterprise ICT is a core enabler to education globally. Incorporating technology solutions into education in... Wed, 02 May 2012 08:41:01 +0100 Infor delivers next step in software: social business applications Infor (, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70 000 customers, today announced the next generation... Wed, 02 May 2012 08:35:26 +0100 Remmele Engineering early adopter is live on IFS Applications 8 IFS North America today announced that Remmele Engineering, a contract manufacturer serving the demanding aerospace and medical device markets, has... Wed, 02 May 2012 08:31:07 +0100 Dell revolutionises design, performance with new line of Dell Precision workstations Dell's newly redesigned portfolio of Dell Precision ( tower workstations announced today delivers superb performance, accessibility and best-in-class chassis design... Wed, 02 May 2012 07:56:58 +0100 BT invites you to lunch to rethink risk BT Global Services South Africa will be hosting a working lunch on 7 May 2012, at The Westcliff, to discuss... Wed, 02 May 2012 07:53:08 +0100 Broadband Infraco welcomes announcement of its new chief executive The Chairperson of the Board of Broadband Infraco, Mandla Ngcobo, would like to acknowledge the announcement by Cabinet of the... Wed, 02 May 2012 07:46:42 +0100 Bluekey provides SAP Business One ERP to leading SA packager, Westpack Westpack's decision to implement the small to midsize enterprise (SME) enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution from SAP, SAP Business One,... Wed, 02 May 2012 07:44:02 +0100 Abacus Telecomm is “simplifying the future” From humble beginnings in 2003, Abacus Telecomm has grown to be a competitive player in the communications industry. “We can... Wed, 02 May 2012 07:37:58 +0100 Dolby Theatre to be home of the Academy Awards and world's stage for entertainment sound Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB) today announced that the Dolby Theatre ( url= esheet=50260673 lan=en-US anchor=Dolby%C2%AE+Theatre index=1 md5=eb949d08a9c6a01fedcafd65c61d4977), the iconic Hollywood... Tue, 01 May 2012 18:19:00 +0100 SonoSite establishes ultrasound training programme in Kenya at Great Lakes University in ... SonoSite, the world leader and specialist in bedside and point-of-care ultrasound, today announced a partnership with the African Institute of... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 21:31:00 +0100 E-tolling halted – for now A review of the Gauteng e-tolling project will not take place until about June or July. Gauteng's ambitious R20 billion e-tolling... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 11:10:10 +0100 SugarCRM gets workflow solution Destination CRM ( reports.The new integration provides users with a visual workflow designer and process execution module for use within... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 09:08:00 +0100 Apple plans wireless server hubs Slash Gear ( reports.Sources are claiming that Apple is looking at adding wireless server hubs to Genius Bars to allow... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 09:07:00 +0100 New app could change modern retail AOL ( states.As the chairman of the Mobile Money Network, Rose will pitch the app to 150 companies, which, if... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 09:06:00 +0100 O2 supports UK councils IT Pro ( states.Dowd says: “What is different is that the Future Fund will give a glimpse of what is... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 09:05:00 +0100 Lexmark expands colour laser range Market Watch ( reports.In fact, the models within the Lexmark C748 family are the first and only colour laser printers... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 09:04:00 +0100 Apple rejects tablet PC hybrids BBC News ( reports.Rival Asus already markets such products in its Transformer series, while Intel has also been a vocal... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 09:03:00 +0100 Gartner outlines cloud computing trends Cloud Computing Journal ( reports.The release ( has five sections – Formal Decision Frameworks Facilitate Cloud Investment Optimisation; Hybrid Cloud... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 09:02:00 +0100 Gemalto is finalist at LTE World Summit 2012 for “Best Contribution to R&D ... LTE World Summit 2012 - Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces it has been selected... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 05:00:00 +0100 SA govt lacks accountability tools It's important to make the distinction between budgets being transparent and the way the money is spent, says idu Software's... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 13:33:00 +0100 The Joule of denial It's not as if we couldn't see this coming. The Joule, South Africa's much-hyped electric car project, has been “mothballed... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 07:21:53 +0100 Digital footprints leave a trail of mud I have a friend on Facebook who has a tendency to post links to alarmist stories about how governments are... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 07:16:16 +0100