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How companies waste billions on IT

The public and private sectors are squandering billions of rand every year because of poorly though-through decisions to invest in information technology systems and software. Worse still, many organisations don’t know how to measure

MWeb steps up broadband fight

MWeb, the company that introduced SA’s first relatively affordable uncapped products, has now unveiled an uncapped and completely unshaped 10Mbit/s option aimed at business customers. The product, which costs R4 999/month

Datatec to snap up the rest of Westcon

JSE-listed multinational IT group Datatec has agreed to buy up the 2,6% of its subsidiary Westcon, which it does not own already, for US$14,2m. The group says the transaction will be conducted through Westcon itself

Telkom IT head killed in car crash

Telkom has lost one of its most senior executives in a car accident. Sammy Gumbe, 42, managing executive for IT systems, passed away on Wednesday. Details of the accident are still sketchy. Gumbe, who had an master of business leadership and a

Santie Botha quits MTN

MTN chief marketing officer Santie Botha has quit after seven years at the cellphone group. She’s leaving to “pursue new endeavours”, according to a statement. Botha was appointed to MTN’s board in 2003

Cell C launches 3G network in KZN

Cell C has switched on its third-generation mobile broadband network in KwaZulu-Natal, launching commercial services in Durban and Pietermaritzburg.

Heita! It’s Telkom

Wondering what all the Heita branding is about? It’s all pointing to a teaser campaign by Telkom ahead of the launch of its mobile network next week. But can the fixed-line operator really take on the cellphone incumbents at their own game?

Didata swallows New Zealand IT firm

London- and Johannesburg-listed IT group Dimension Data is stepping up its presence in New Zealand with the acquisition, for an undisclosed amount, of IT services business Integral Axon Computer Services. The private held company

ZA Tech Show: Episode 131 ‘Penguins and sheep’

The panel this week is led by Brett Haggard, who is joined by Duncan McLeod and Jon Tullett to discuss the launch of Telkom Mobile, Cell C’s ongoing “4Gs” roll-out, uncapped broadband, Microsoft’s new consumer focus, the BlackBerry PlayBook, and much more

IT billionaire buys into Lions rugby

Robert Gumede, the billionaire businessman and chairman of technology group Gijima, has bought up just under half of Johannesburg’s Golden Lions Rugby Union. Gumede has joined forces with long-time family friend, businessman Ivor Ichikowitz

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