Stories by Computing SA staff

University of Durban-Westville, CA in partnership

JOHANNESBURG (03/03/2004) - The University of Durban-Westville in KwaZulu-Natal last year formed a strategic partnership with software company Computer Associates International Inc. (CA) Africa, in a move which aimed to strengthen its practical training capabilities and add value to its information systems and related degree courses.

FNB and Staffware win Gold

JOHANNESBURG (03/03/2004) - First National Bank Card (FNB Card), together with Staffware Pty. Ltd., Business Process Management (BPM) software company, were announced as the Gold Award winners for the Middle East and Africa region of the prestigious 2004 Global Excellence in Workflow Awards for innovation and excellence in workflow implementations.

First Technology hosts ISETT Seta ICT learners

JOHANNESBURG (03/03/2004) - First Technology Pty. Ltd., the independent ICT solutions provider, says that it is currently hosting learners involved in the one-year ISETT SETA ICT learnership contract with tremendous results.

Westcon makes IPO filing

JOHANNESBURG (03/03/2004) - South African company Westcon Group Inc. Wednesday announced that it has filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering of Westcon's common stock (the "S1 filing").

Wincor Nixdorf appoints AST as local reseller

JOHANNESBURG (03/01/2004) - AST Products, a division of the AST Group, has been appointed as the South Africa (SA) reseller for Germany-based Wincor Nixdorf -- banking division.

Unisys Africa looks to grow SA outsourcing

JOHANNESBURG (03/01/2004) - Unisys Africa, a division of Unysis Corp., is set to attack the South Africa (SA) market for managed and outsourcing services more aggressively, in line with the strategy for the Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) region.

Brett Dawson new DiData Group CEO

JOHANNESBURG (03/01/2004) - Dimension Data Holdings PLC announced Monday that its board of directors has appointed Brett Dawson as group CEO and executive board member of Dimension Data. reports Valentine's Day sales increase

JOHANNESBURG (02/27/2004) - South African e-commerce flower and gift retailer,, reports that its sales for Valentine's Day were 125 percent up on last year's sales, indicating that people were increasingly choosing the Internet to order flowers for loved ones.

Emulex announces firmware upgrade

JOHANNESBURG (02/23/2004) - Dexchange Storage Solutions has announced the pending release of a firmware upgrade for its LightPulse family of Fibre Channel host bus adaptors (HBAs) that aims to deliver up to 40 percent more performance.

US businessman to drive executive sales forums

JOHANNESBURG (02/23/2004) - Howard P. Stevens, the chairman and CEO of U.S.-based sales performance consultancy the HR Chally Group Inc., is to co-host a series of forums with Growth Partners and the Marketing Federation of South Africa.

What it means to be an adaptive organisation

An adaptive organisation is said to be one that has a dynamic ICT function supporting dynamic business functions. Its technology and human assets are intended to be leveraged and adjusted in concert with the business goals.

MyDoom and Bagle-B — just a taste of viruses to come

The MyDoom Internet virus and the Bagle-B worm are only a taste of viruses, worms and Trojans set to appear in the coming year — effectively representing the tip of the iceberg as far as destructive capability is concerned.

Intermec, Cisco sign solution tech integrator agreement

JOHANNESBURG (02/20/2004) - ProScan Systems Pty. Ltd., a distributor of barcoding and data collection technologies, has announced that Intermec Technologies has signed a Solutions Technology Integrator (STI) agreement with Cisco Systems Inc.