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Lenovo laptops amplify learning experiences through digital innovation

Lenovo has announced an enhanced laptop lineup intended specifically to provide students and teachers in education institutions with a more personalised learning experience. Offering a broad choice of specifically designed models with solid reliability, the range of Chromebook and Windows enabled systems offer a superior user experience for students and educators alike. The Lenovo 100e and […]


Supermicro report highlights environmental impact of data centres

Super Micro Computer, Inc, a global leader in enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions and green computing technology, has released its first annual Data Centers and The Environment survey report. The rapid growth of large-scale data centres brings both business and environmental challenges to data centre managers. The report is targeted to help data centre managers […]


Demand for feature mobile phones surges in North Africa

The North Africa mobile phone market – comprising Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco – saw year-on-year shipment growth of 11.5% in Q3 2018, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC). The global technology research and consulting firm’s newly released Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker shows overall shipments for the quarter totalled 8.2 million […]


Ideco Chief Executive Officer on rise of facial recognition technology

Advanced new facial recognition technology is giving ordinary surveillance systems the ability to learn, analyse what cameras see, conduct market research and even proactively mitigate risk. Video surveillance systems are an important step towards enhanced security, but they have certain shortfalls – they are very dependent on the ability of the control centre and monitoring […]


Cutting-edge technology and AI combating poaching in Southern Africa

South Africa has by far the largest population of rhinos in the world and is an important country for rhino conservation. However, more than 1,000 rhinos were killed last year as a result of poaching, with gangs now moving to neighbouring countries. Intelligent CIO hears from one woman who is trying to combat poaching thanks to […]


Schneider Electric launches world’s most advanced power quality meter

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has launched the world’s most advanced, most accurate power quality meter, the PowerLogic ION9000 series. With rapid advancements in IoT, event analytics and accuracy, this newest addition to Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Power portfolio provides the most complete, most innovative power quality meter for critical power […]


Exhibitors at AfricaCom to highlight digital growth across Africa

The 21st edition of AfricaCom is shaping up to be an impressive event.  The number of speakers, visitors and exhibitors grow year on year, mirroring the expanding influence that technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) is having on the world at large. There will be new product launches,  demonstrations and drop-in sessions at the event that takes […]


Xperien CEO asks if we should destroy or redeploy old equipment?

Companies must be cautious to safely dispose of data-rich electronics, especially in this rapid pace of technological and digital change. An even bigger challenge is to decide whether it is more economical to destroy or redeploy old equipment. Recycling old electronics is the right choice when they are broken and beyond repair, but equipment that […]


Netshield GSM Power Monitor IoT Gateway helps cut support costs

Netshield has launched its next generation Inline GSM Power Monitor IoT Gateway. It is the ideal accompaniment for businesses looking for a cost effective and easy to deploy means to remotely monitor for business disruptions, such as power, temperature, humidity, flooding and even door contacts on their client’s sites. The device is particularly relevant for […]


Siemon demonstrates advantages of plug terminated link technology

Siemon, a global network infrastructure expert, has created a new video to demonstrate how plug terminated link technology speeds up the deployment of IP-based and PoE-enabled devices in intelligent buildings, while cutting costs and increasing security and performance. Using high-end graphics, the new video takes the viewer on a virtual tour through an intelligent building […]


Secure access control to be demonstrated by dormakaba at trade show

Smart and secure access solutions partner dormakaba South Africa has confirmed it will participate in the next Hotel Show Africa trade show at Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg from June 24 to 26. Hotel Show Africa is an opportunity for dormakaba to display its best-of-breed smart access and workforce management solutions. The company has established […]


Securex South Africa exhibitors reveal plans for the 2018 show

Exhibitors are preparing to unveil a host of new products and services to the thousands of visitors expected to attend Africa’s biggest security and fire focused trade exhibition, to be held at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg from May 22 to 24. New Teltron (stand F21) is launching the Fargo DTC1500 direct-to-card printer at […]


Virtual Reality Zones to transform theme park experience in Africa

Technology in the contemporary works has amassed heights only seemed possible in the motion pictures. But now, theme park enthusiasts strapped with VR paraphernalia will enter worlds that were literally impossible to recreate. Africa’s population is set to grow to 2.3 billion by 2050 and, in contrast to the rest of the world, however, its […]


Red Hat Virtualization now supports SAP HANA platform

Red Hat Inc, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, has announced that Red Hat Virtualization now supports the SAP HANA platform. Red Hat is now able to offer an operating system (Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA) and hypervisor that are both validated for use with SAP HANA environments, providing a level […]


How the humble printer has become your personal assistant

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]