Stories by Computing SA staff

Harmony awards project to Xantium Technology

JOHANNESBURG (02/18/2004) - Harmony Gold Mining Co., the largest gold producer in South Africa and the fifth largest in the world, recently enlisted the support of Xantium Technology Holdings Pty. Ltd., a black-empowered full service ICT organization, which provides focused infrastructure, business and ICT consulting solutions.

Negotiations for Vodacom entry into Nigeria aborted

JOHANNESBURG (02/18/2004) - Econet Wireless Nigeria (EWN) Tuesday informed the Nigerian Federal High Court that its negotiations with Vodacom International Ltd. to take a controlling interest in the company have been aborted.

SA government uses internet, app to ease backlog

The Durban municipality in South Africa has announced that it is to issue rates clearances live over the internet. This is expected to be a huge step in clearing the current backlog, and Durban is the first to embrace the locally developed technology.

Firms sales strategy embraces new channels

JOHANNESBURG (02/06/2004) - Authorized distributor of Motorola Inc. handsets and original accessories, Lipton Griffin International (LGI) is poised to take an even larger slice of the local mobile products pie in 2004.

Mastermed, Pastel partner for medical app

JOHANNESBURG (02/06/2004) - Mastermed, a new entrant into the growing medical software industry, claims that it is set to create healthy waves in the market with a medical practice management software package.

MicroStrategy see 19 percent revenue boost

JOHANNESBURG (02/06/2004) - Business intelligence company, MicroStrategy Inc., says that it has continued its climb back to the top of its market sector with a 23 percent increase in revenue growth and a 14 percent increase in licence revenue in its financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2003.

African printer market maintains dynamic growth

JOHANNESBURG (02/06/2004) - ICT market analyst, BMI-TechKnowledge Group has announced the publication of its latest report, The Africa Printer Report, which has highlighted that the African market reached 1,138,957 units valued at US$266.49 million in 2002.

NamITech acquisition approved

JOHANNESBURG (02/06/2004) - South Africa's Competitions Tribunal Friday announced that it is has approved the Altech/NamITech merger, with immediate effect, subject to the remedies offered by Altech.

Commscope completes acquisition of ACS

JOHANNESBURG (02/05/2004) - CommScope Inc. announced Thursday that it has completed the acquisition of the Connectivity Solutions business of Avaya Inc. (ASC), except for certain international operations whose acquisition is expected to be completed later this year.

Prism Transwitch Services now fully black-empowered

JOHANNESBURG (02/05/2004) - Prism Transwitch Services (PTSS) -- South African provider of Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and bill payment processing services in the retail and financial sectors -- is now a fully "black empowered" company.

Epicor achieves Windows Server 2003 certification

JOHANNESBURG (02/02/2004) - Epicor for Service Enterprises has been awarded Windows Server 2003 certification by VeriTest, an independent software testing company and a division of Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., and an authorized certification lab for Microsoft Corp.'s Certified for Windows programmed.

British companies seek SA business opportunities

JOHANNESBURG (02/02/2004) - "There are still opportunities for U.K. companies to develop long-term business partnerships in SA," says Mark Eaton, of the Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, who will be leading a British trade mission to South Africa (SA) from February 16 to 20.

Scala experiencing strong worldwide demand

JOHANNESBURG (02/02/2004) - According to Scala Africa, businesses around the world are embracing iScala 2.2, the latest release of Scala Business Solutions NV's collaborative ERP platform.

Lexmark reports record revenue

JOHANNESBURG (01/27/2004) - Lexmark International Inc. on Tuesday announced record financial results for both the fourth quarter and full year 2003.