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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 […]


Kodak Alaris achieves EPEAT® Silver registration for entire scanner range

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Kodak Alaris has registered an additional eight scanners at the Silver level in the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT), the definitive global registry for greener electronics. With the addition of the Kodak ScanMate i940, i1150 and i1150WN Scanners; the i1190, i1190E and i1190WN Scanners; and the Scan Station 710 and 730EX, all 28 scanners […]


Netshield SA improves longevity of networks with local availability of 40GB QSFPs

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Netshield South Africa, a WestconGroup company, has announced the immediate availability of its new range of 40GB QSFP (Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable) compatible transceiver modules. The devices enable customers to take advantage of a host of super-high-speed/density and low-power 40 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity options, ideal for today’s growing data centres, distribution and high-performance networks. The […]


Youtap X8 POS device a complete solution for mobile money payment processing in Africa

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Youtap, a global provider of contactless mobile payments and financial services software, is offering its new X8 ‘micro’ point of sale device as a packaged solution for mobile money and payment service providers. Youtap’s X8 package includes: • A supply of X8 merchant POS devices • A supply of NFC tags, cards, or wearables needed […]


Stellenbosch University reaps managed print services rewards with Datacentrix

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Stellenbosch University (SU) has solved its printing environment woes, including a lack of proactive management, device downtime and billing related challenges, with the rollout of a managed print and document solution across its campus by Datacentrix, a provider of high performing and secure ICT solutions. Datacentrix’ competitive offering won the university’s recent managed print services […]


Siemon launches new SkinnyPatch 6A shielded modular patch cords

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Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has announced the addition of fully shielded SkinnyPatch category 6A modular patch cords to its comprehensive line of high-performance copper cabling solutions in Africa. The new cords deliver superior category 6A shielded performance and feature a reduced diameter for improved pathway fill, airflow and increased flexibility in high […]


Cisco unveils network of the future that can learn, adapt and evolve

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Cisco have unveiled intent-based networking solutions that represent one of the most significant breakthroughs in enterprise networking. The introduction is the culmination of Cisco’s vision to create an intuitive system that anticipates actions, stops security threats in their tracks and continues to evolve and learn. It will help businesses to unlock new opportunities and solve […]


New partner programme from Kodak Alaris empowers resellers and distributors

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Kodak Alaris’ Information Management division (IM) has revamped its channel partner programme, introducing a number of new sales tools, incentives and technical resources designed to support its partners and help them expand their businesses. Why change? Addressing channel partners’ needs In a rapidly changing marketplace, VARs, distributors and solution providers are looking for new ways […]