ITWeb First with IT News http://www.itweb.co.za Thu, 03 May 2012 03:49:34 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.3 http://www.itweb.co.za/images/M_images/con_mobile.png Powered by ITWeb RSS Feed http://www.itweb.co.za First with IT News Software industry needs unified face http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54020 “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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54021 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54023 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+ http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54022 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54011 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54010 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54012 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54007 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54006 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54003 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54004 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54002 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54005 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54001 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54000 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53998 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53999 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53991 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53997 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53996 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53994 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53995 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53990 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53993 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53992 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53989 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53988 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53987 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53986 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53985 Infor (http://www.infor.com/), 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53984 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53983 Dell's newly redesigned portfolio of Dell Precision (http://www.dell.co.za/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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53982 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53981 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53980 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” http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53979 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54018 Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB) today announced that the Dolby Theatre (http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink url=http://www.dolby.com/us/en/about-us/who-we-are/dolby-theatre.html#id=1 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 ... http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54015 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53976 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53968 Destination CRM (http://www.destinationcrm.com/Articles/CRM-News/Daily-News/Colosa-Integrates-Workflow-Solution-into-SugarCRM---82210.aspx) 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53961 Slash Gear (http://www.slashgear.com/apple-eyes-wireless-server-hubs-at-genius-bar-19223613/) 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53962 AOL (http://money.aol.co.uk/2012/04/25/the-app-set-to-change-the-face-of-retail/) 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53963 IT Pro (http://www.itpro.co.uk/640258/o2-offers-future-fund-grants-to-local-authorities) 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53964 Market Watch (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/lexmark-advances-solutions-capabilities-in-mid-range-segment-with-new-color-printers-smart-mfps-2012-04-19) 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53965 BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17838180) 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53966 Cloud Computing Journal (http://cloudcomputing.sys-con.com/node/2259351) reports.The release (http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1971515) 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 ... http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54017 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53948 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53923 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 http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53916 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