Stories by Computing SA staff

Philips releases market forecast for LCD monitors

JOHANNESBURG (01/16/2004) - The local subsidiary of Dutch electronics giant, Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV, has released market forecast figures covering growth and penetration trends in LCD monitors for the next three years.

Technology for the stars

JOHANNESBURG (01/16/2004) - Telkom SA has the infrastructure and expertise in radio technology to elevate southern Africa to become the most advanced region for multi-wavelength astronomy in the world, says Reuben September, Telkom's chief technical officer.

Microsoft names official CRM partner

Following the release of its customer relationship management (CRM) application, Microsoft has appointed IS Partners, a Microsoft Solutions Provider, as its first local certified CRM partner.

Industry partners benefit from ATTO Mac support

JOHANNESBURG (01/14/2004) - Dexchange has announced that ATTO Technology Inc. Host Bus Adaptors (HBAs) will now officially fully support the Power Mac G5 -- Apple Computer Inc.'s latest power Macintosh, and Mac OS X version 10.3 (Panther).

ABIT mini PC available from Esquire

JOHANNESBURG (01/14/2004) - Esquire Technologies, a distributor of computer hardware and peripherals, has introduced ABIT DigiDice, a mainstream Pentium 4 platform mini PC system, said to be suitable for multimedia and gaming enthusiasts.

Annex launches K8T Neo motherboard

JOHANNESBURG (01/14/2004) - Annex Distribution (Pty) Ltd., in partnership with Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. (MSI), has introduced the K8T Neo socket 754 motherboard to the local market.

New 3Com switch boosts security, performance

JOHANNESBURG (01/14/2004) - 3Com Corp. has unveiled a new enterprise-class security services switch said to be capable of addressing specific vulnerabilities or blended threats in medium and large organizations.

Road Runner brings protection to high-speed Net users

JOHANNESBURG (01/14/2004) - Road Runner LLC, a Time Warner Cable company, has announced an agreement with Computer Associates International Inc. (CA) to offer anti-virus and firewall software to protect the computers of high-speed Internet customers.

BEE companies make their presence felt

JOHANNESBURG (01/14/2004) - Black-owned enterprise solutions provider, African Legend Indigo (Pty) Ltd. (AL Indigo), has scored an 'A' in an Empowerdex empowerment-rating audit.

EOH strengthens Syspro capabilities

JOHANNESBURG (01/14/2004) - Enterprise Outsourcing Holdings (EOH) on Wednesday announced the formation of Impact Africa, a Syspro Impact Software implementation partner created to offer specialized technical ICT skills to the industrial and engineering sectors.

Budget Group to establish contact center in Cape Town

JOHANNESBURG (01/13/2004) - The Budget Group, a U.K.-based insurance company, and Wesgro have announced that Budget has signed a lease for a substantial contact center facility in Cape Town, which brings an investment of 100 million Rand (US$143,885) to the province over three years.

E-billing adoption on the rise

JOHANNESBURG (01/13/2004) - E-billing is a technology that is catching on fast in this country. Instead of sending and receiving bills by post, which is time-consuming, inconvenient and expensive, more companies and individuals are electing to go the electronic route.