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Displaying items by tag: South Africa

Two global ICT giants, IT services company Dimension Data and global networking vendor Cisco have teamed up in an initiative aimed at dramatically reducing the number of rhinos being poached in South Africa.

Published in Strategy
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 00:03

Tech deterrents against shark attacks under scrutiny

Shark deterrent technologies, including satellite tracking and electric currents, are amongst the options considered at a state government summit in Sydney after a spate of shark attacks off the New South Wales coast this year.

Published in Market

Melbourne-based internet provider Planet ISP has refunded over $5,000 to a customer whose phone was stolen in South Africa in August 2012 but was subsequently used to make 92 unauthorised international calls.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Thursday, 13 November 2014 14:55

Yellowfin takes BI to the Zimbabwean market

Yellowfin has launched its BI solution in the Zimbabwean market through its South African-based distributor and enterprise IT applications and services provider, Albi Investment Group Services (AIGS).

Published in Business Intelligence

Global ICT services provider Dimension Data has paid $171 million to acquire Melbourne-based national consulting technology services company Oakton.

Published in Deals

Facebook-owned photosharing app Instagram has launched a new Snapchat-esque time-restricted image and video messaging app - but only in New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa.

Published in Mobility

ICT recruitment company, Talent International, has teamed up with Sir Richard Branson and Steve Wozniak to search for “technology superstars” in the 2014 Talent Unleashed Awards launched today.

Published in People Moves

Software provider harnesses the power of the crowd to tackle the industry's holy grail: accurately gauging sentiment online

Wednesday, 16 November 2011 06:20

StorageCraft expands into South Africa

SYDNEY, November 16, 2011. StorageCraft Technology Corporation, the leading provider of real-time recovery technology and data protection in both physical and virtual environments, today announced a strategic decision to expand its presence into South Africa.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011 21:32

Getmapping take VisionMap A3 to South Africa

Getmapping's South African subsidiary Geosense, has begun to deploy its VisionMap A3 camera system for aerial survey work across Southern Africa. The VisionMap A3 is a radical departure from traditional air survey cameras, enabling aircraft to fly higher and capture very large areas at high resolution. The A3 has the additional benefit of being able to capture oblique images during the same survey.

Massive public enterprises in South Africa are still battling to get maintenance off the back-burner while at the same time huge investment is going into new-build projects, according to Tracey-Lee Zurcher, the project director of Reliability & Maintenance Week, taking place in Johannesburg in November. She continues: "such new projects still won't help public service delivery if equal attention isn't given to maintenance. If this does not change, existing infrastructure will begin to fail and this will ultimately have a knock-on affect of the productivity of any new-build projects."

One of the key issues facing FET colleges and universities is the need to align courses with the demand for skills in the workplace. This is according to Claire O'Connell, project director of the upcoming African Education Week, taking place from 6-8 July in Johannesburg, gathering some 1600 education professionals for the largest education convention and expo on the continent.

In a final show-down with South Africa, Australia's bid for the SKA continues to receive Federal Government support via this evening's budget.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 17 March 2011 13:23

PBT's Rennhackkamp moves to Melbourne

Healthcare and business intelligence specialist PBT Group has relocated its chief operations officer Martin Rennhackkamp from South Africa to Melbourne where he will lead the company's BI activities.

Published in Business Intelligence
Tuesday, 07 December 2010 12:40

Australia on Yimfoca malware hit list

A security vendor has warned that Australia is on the list of countries specifically targeted by the latest variants of the Yimfoca malware.

Published in Security
Monday, 12 April 2010 23:20

New human species: Australopithecus sediba

A boy and his father were out walking around north of Johannesburg, South Africa. Luckily, the father was a paleoanthropologist and he knew the remains found by his son could be a major archeological discovery. It was! A new hominid species called Australopithecus sediba.

Published in Health

Australian communications systems distributor Aria Technologies has expanded into South Africa by acquiring the exclusive distribution rights to LG-Nortel products from Ericsson.

Published in Deals
Friday, 26 February 2010 15:51

Opera Mini users go for Google, bypass Bing

Statistics collected by Opera Software show that Google is still the go-to search engine for mobile users in the US.
Published in Mobility
Thursday, 12 November 2009 20:59

New Dino species discovered in South Africa

A new species of dinosaur that is similar to the gigantic sauropods has been discovered in a game reserve in central South Africa. The discovery by the team, led by a U.S. paleobiologist from Western Illinois University, helps to better define the period before the beginning of the sauropod.

Published in Biology
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