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Tech’s old guard is fighting back

Tech’s old guard is fighting back

Technology companies that make business software are never going to match the glamour of their consumer counterparts. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is a household name, but many would be hard-pressed

Microsoft’s big cloud bet is paying off

Microsoft’s big cloud bet is paying off

Microsoft reported quarterly sales and profit that topped analysts’ estimates, rekindling optimism about CEO Satya Nadella’s cloud strategy as more customers shifted to the company’s Internet-based software and

Pokémon Go is a harbinger of something great

Pokémon Go is a harbinger of something great

You’ve heard of Pokémon Go by now, yes? It’s the pervasively viral, madness-inducing, privacy-invading, weirdly alarming, metaphysically destabilizing new mobile-phone game from Niantic. It’s potentially worth $1.8 billion a year. And

Bill Gates: Africa’s youth can change the future

Bill Gates: Africa’s youth can change the future

If Africa’s tech-savvy youth are given their basic needs, it will enable them to change the future, according to Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates. Gates was delivering the 14th

Windows now a cloud service to small business

Windows now a cloud service to small business

Microsoft will offer the high-end version of its Windows 10 software to small businesses via a cloud-based subscription for the first time, expanding the number of products available to a wider

Leadership shake-up at Microsoft

Leadership shake-up at Microsoft

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced a broad reorganisation of the company’s senior executive ranks as long-time chief operating officer Kevin Turner prepares to leave for another job. Instead of naming one new COO

MTN bosses get millions in shares

MTN bosses get millions in shares

MTN has dished out R5,2m worth of shares to the CEO of its South African unit, Mteto Nyati. In a statement to shareholders on Friday, MTN said it had provided Nyati with an “off-market award of shares” as part of its performance share plan

The best company in the world to work for

The best company in the world to work for

Internet giant Google is the most desirable employer globally, according to survey by more than 267 000 millennials. Universum’s Talent Survey asked business and engineering/IT students in the world’s 12 largest economies to choose their

A year on, Windows 10 on 350m devices

A year on, Windows 10 on 350m devices

Microsoft, marking the one-year anniversary of Windows 10, said the operating system is running on more than 350m active devices. More than 96% of Microsoft’s Windows enterprise customers – those who have older versions of

IS portal provides access to top cloud services

IS portal provides access to top cloud services

Dimension Data’s Internet Solutions has launched a new on-demand portal that allows business customers to buy access to local and global cloud computing platforms. The “aggregated cloud services portal”, called SkyLight, provides access to

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