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How the humble printer has become your personal assistant

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Remember that large plastic box that occupied a huge space in the corner of your office? All it did was print documents and nothing more. Now leading vendors offer advanced printing solutions that incorporate state-of-the-art features bringing high-levels of functionality to your fingertips. At one time printers just printed – that’s all they did. Now […]


Physical security to increase for ZA’s growing data centre infrastructure

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Mimicking global trends, South Africa can expect an increased demand for cloud storage on the back of several trends including Microsoft’s recent Azure announcement. It is estimated that more than 50% of global information is now housed in a cloud and according to Brent Cary, Regional Sales Manager, Genetec Inc., a leading innovator of open […]


Xperien issues last warning to comply to PoPI Act

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Xperien has warned delegates at the ITWeb PoPI Update II 2017 that it’s time to comply with the PoPI Act now that it has been signed by the President. It says the Information Regulator has published the regulations for comment and companies will only have one year from the commencement date to comply or face […]


GE increases efficiency and output at Ivory Coast’s Azito Power Plant

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To improve performance and provide valuable insights and visibility into plant and turbine operations, GE’s Power Services business has announced it has signed an agreement with Azito Energie S.A. to upgrade two gas turbines at the company’s combined cycle power plant. GE’s hardware upgrade and Operations Optimization digital solutions will help increase power output by […]


Siemon launches new MAX HDMI Adapter Extender Cable

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Siemon has launched a new MAX® HDMI Adapter Extender Cable in Africa, which provides an easy pass-through connection for extending cables from LCD projectors, high-definition video monitors and digital displays to an HDMI interface mounted in a Siemon MAX series faceplate. The MAX® HDMI Adapter Extender Cable fits into a single 2-port opening on all […]


MEA enterprise infrastructure hardware market continues to decline

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The Middle East and Africa (MEA) enterprise infrastructure hardware market, which includes servers and external storage, suffered a year-on-year (YoY) decline of 8% in the first half on 2017 to total $1.1 billion, according to the latest Quarterly Server and Disk Storage Systems Tracker from International Data Corporation (IDC). The global technology research and consulting […]


Siemon launches ultra high-density plug and play fibre system

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Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has expanded its line of LightHouse™ advanced fibre cabling solutions in Africa with LightStack® 8. This new ultra high-density plug and play system offers efficient and cost-effective support of current and future 8-fibre applications. LightStack® 8 provides an easy and efficient migration path to 40 and 100 Gb/s […]


Metacom unveils the most advanced enterprise router in Africa

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Commercial and industrial communications provider, Metacom, has unveiled the MC6000 Enterprise Router, one of the most advanced routers of its kind. Custom developed using 15 years of experience in the retail industry, the MC6000 is a single hardware device capable of managing multiple services on a single hardware platform, across both remote and regional retail […]


Kodak Alaris focused on information capture ecosystem at GITEX Technology Week 2017

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Kodak Alaris is expanding its information capture ecosystem, delivering on the promise of digital transformation for organisations in the Middle East and around the world. At GITEX Technology Week 2017, the global solution provider will expand the previously announced Alaris IN2 Ecosystem by unveiling the Alaris S2000 Series Scanners – a new family of network/wireless […]


HPE Aruba gives small businesses simplified Wi-Fi with the ease of a mobile app

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Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, has announced a new Wi-Fi solution designed to give small businesses secure and reliable business-grade Wi-Fi with easy to set-up APs and an intuitive mobile app. The HPE OfficeConnect OC20 is a cost-effective wireless solution designed for businesses without dedicated IT resources. With OC20, small businesses or their channel […]


New Netshield products offer power surge and environmental monitoring in a single unit

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Power surges and electrical spikes present a substantial risk to electrical devices, and when the devices in question are components of your data centre or server room, that risk falls squarely in the ‘unacceptable’ category. Directly alongside surges, and in the same category, are environmental risks to the welfare of your equipment. Solutions to protect […]


Ensure your power backup doesn’t let you down

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Article by Kevin Norris, Consulting Solutions Architect, the Jasco Group Power problems are a reality in South Africa for the foreseeable future, and many organisations have implemented solutions to minimise downtime and ensure business continuity. One of the most common solutions that people turn to is the use of an uninterrupted power supply (UPS) with […]


Virtual teaching becomes a reality through new education technology

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Vodacom and the Eastern Cape Department of Education have taken the digitalisation of education in the province a step further through the launch of the ‘Virtual Teacher’ platform in East London today. The move follows Vodacom’s Programme for Mobile Devices introduced in the province earlier this year to promote the use of digital technology in […]


Pure Storage to showcase all-flash data platform for the cloud era at GITEX 2017

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Pure Storage, has announced its participation at GITEX Technology Week which will be held 08-12 October at the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC). The company will be showcasing their latest cloud-enabled, all-flash data platform, powered by the combination of FlashArray//X, the company’s first all-NVMe, enterprise-class, all-flash array for high-performance structured data workloads and FlashBlade, the […]


Time is money: A10 Networks introduces low-latency solution for financial applications

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A10 Networks, a Secure Application Services™ company, has broadened its Thunder Series™ portfolio of hardware appliances with a solution, Thunder 3745 Application Delivery Controller (ADC), that helps latency-sensitive financial institutions. Financial institutions have specific application delivery needs, especially those that deal in latency-sensitive transactions and high-frequency trading (HFT), where time truly is money and any […]


Riverbed launches new Xirrus Wi-Fi Access Point to eliminate cost and complexity

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Riverbed Technology has announced a new Xirrus Wi-Fi Access Point (AP), setting a new standard for wireless price-performance that enables powerful intelligent services at the network edge, further extending the most complete Wi-Fi solution in the market. The new Riverbed Xirrus Wave 2 AP (Model XD2-230) enables organisations to support business-critical applications in mobile environments […]


How insiders could compromise any corporate network with a $20 device

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Kaspersky Lab researchers have examined publicly available hardware and software tools for covert password interception and discovered that a powerful hacking tool can be created for as little as $20, and just a few hours of work by someone with basic programming knowledge. In an experiment they used a DIY Raspberry Pi-based USB device, configured […]


dormakaba biometric entrance systems locks in value for business

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When it comes to access control for businesses, one of the most effective identification technologies available is biometric finger recognition. This is according to Guenter Nerlich, Executive Manager, EAD Solutions – Access & Workforce Management at dormakaba, a leading global manufacturer of products, solutions and services for secure access to buildings and rooms. Nerlich says […]


Netshield SA enhances local fibre with QSFP28 100G compatible transceiver modules

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Networking and fibre specialists looking to take their environment to the next level can now do so with the release of the Netshield QSFP 100G range of compatible transceiver modules, ideal for bandwidth intense networking environments. Available for almost all known networking equipment brands, these locally produced and manufactured compatibles, offer a high quality alternative […]


IFS empowers service engineers with mixed reality using Microsoft HoloLens

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IFS, the global enterprise applications company, has announced the launch of a new proof of concept, developed by the company’s innovation think tank IFS Labs, to reinvent field service management. IFS Labs has developed an integration between the enterprise applications suite IFS Applications and Microsoft HoloLens that enables service engineers to visualise holographic IFS software […]