Stories by Computing SA staff

Faster, bigger tape drives from Overland Storage, DCC

Drive Control Corp. (DCC) says that Overland Storage Inc. NEO Series tape libraries are now offered with Super Digital Linear Tape (SDLT) 600 tape drives, which are designed to provide higher capacity and better performance.

Toshiba launches new Satellite P20

Toshiba Corp. has announced new enhancements to its range of Satellite P20 notebooks, which, it says, now feature an integration of stereo and PC capabilities in one notebook.

Cisco CIO joins Mercury board of directors

Mercury Interactive Corp., a global business technology optimization (BTO) company, has announced that Brad Boston, CIO of Cisco Systems Inc., has joined the Mercury board of directors.

Siemens Western cape operation experiences growth

In the last five years, the Western Cape operation of Siemens Business Services says it has grown from just seven staff members to 140, with the company experiencing annual turnover growth rates of 150 percent.

Realyst partners with PwC

Realyst Monday announced that it has signed a strategic partnership agreement with the Global Risk Management Solutions division of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC).

Global business 'in the dark' about RFID

Companies worldwide are still hungry for information about radio frequency identification (RFID), concerned about its costs, and anxious about meeting the necessary mandate requirements and deadlines, according to a global Webcast featuring representatives from more than 300 companies and 45 countries.

Epson unveils image restoration system in new scanner

Epson Corp.'s Perfection 4870 Photo scanner is designed to bring Digital Ice technology to the graphics or photography professional. The Perfection 4870 Photo is said to have an optical resolution of 4 800 x 9 600dpi -- which allows a 35mm piece of film to be enlarged to 60cm x 80cm (A1). By coupling this vast resolution with a moving transparency unit (TPU) lamp, Epson's newest flatbed scanner not only challenges the traditional film scanner manufacturers on quality, but also on price, the company says.

Bank combats card fraud

ACI Worldwide, an international provider of enterprise e-payment solutions, Tuesday announced that State Bank of Mauritius (SBM), the largest company in Mauritius by market capitalization, has licensed ACI Proactive Risk Manager to combat card fraud across its issuing and acquiring business.

Wireless access at SA airports

Intel Corp., in conjunction with the Airports Company of SA (Acsa), and a number of ICT vendors, including Mecer, Fujitsu Siemens Computers (Holding) BV, IBM Corp. and Rectron (Pty) Ltd., will be demonstrating the benefits of wireless network and Internet access at Johannesburg International Airport from June 7 to 11.

CIDA receives donation

Learning Resources announced Tuesday the donation of the full range of NETg and Harvard Business School Publishing e-learning courseware to CIDA City Campus, South Africa's (SA's) first virtually free higher education institution.

Knowledge Focus updates RetrievalWare

The latest version of knowledge discovery platform RetrievalWare 8.0 aims to combine proven enterprise search and categorization capabilities with a new dynamic classification methodology to help organizations automate knowledge management and discovery processes.

Attix5 launches Backup Professional 3.4

Data backup, retrieval and business continuity specialist, Attix5, has announced new functionality and added support for new operating platforms in the latest release of its South Africa-developed Backup Professional 3.4 product suite.

Vodacom announces results

Celebrating its 10th anniversary in business, Vodacom Group (Pty) Ltd. Monday announced a strong set of results.

Tarsus HP's best regional partner

At a Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) channel conference held in Malta last week, Tarsus Technologies (Pty) Ltd. was presented with HP's award for the best regional partner amongst distributors for the International Sales Europe (ISE) South region. The ISE South region incorporates the whole of Africa, the Middle East, Greece and Turkey.