Stories by Computing SA staff

Enterasys introdcues RoamAbout

Enterasys Networks Inc., a global provider of Business Driven Networks for enterprise customers, Monday announced the general availability of the company's next-generation wireless local area network (WLAN) access point (AP), the RoamAbout AP3000.

Multifunction devices from Bytes

JOHANNESBURG (12/08/2003) - Bytes Document Solutions, authorized distributor of Xerox Corp. products in southern and eastern Africa, Monday announced the availability of the WorkCentre Range -- multifunction devices, which offer Xerox-quality copying and network printing, along with scanning, faxing, Internet faxing and e-mailing -- all in one compact system.

WCS launches Black Ice E-Max PC

JOHANNESBURG (12/08/2003) - Local PC components distributor, World Computer Systems (WCS), has released the Black Ice E-Max system -- part of its Oasis PC product range.

Fonterra signs outsourcing contract with EDS

JOHANNESBURG (12/08/2003) - Fonterra Co-operative, New Zealand's largest global company, and Electronic Data Systems Corp. (EDS) Monday signed a seven-year, NZ$590 million (US$381 million) ICT infrastructure outsourcing contract, which aims to help streamline the co-operative's global infrastructure, and generate cost savings for its shareholders.

ICT Sector Summit holds signing ceremony

JOHANNESBURG (12/08/2003) - Last week, the ICT Sector Summit held its signing ceremony, where the South Africa (SA) Minister of Communications, Doctor Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri, discussed the results of, and commitments obtained at, the summit.

Xantium launched into local marketplace

JOHANNESBURG (12/08/2003) - Xantium Technology Holdings Pty. Ltd., a Black Empowerment full-service ICT organization, which aims to provide focused infrastructure, business and ICT consulting solutions to selected blue-chip companies, provincial and local government, Monday officially launched itself into the South Africa (SA) marketplace. selects MicroStrategy

JOHANNESBURG (12/08/2003) - LLC, the auto classified marketplace and consumer information Web site, has chosen MicroStrategy Report Services for enterprise-wide reporting and analysis.

GautengOnline tender awarded

JOHANNESBURG (12/08/2003) - The long-awaited GautengOnline tender results were announced late Friday afternoon. At the time of going to press a statement had not been issued by the Gauteng, South Africa, Department of Education, although two of the successful bidders (Sahara and Mecer) had issued media releases.

Microsoft Elite hardware "a year ahead of the market"

JOHANNESBURG (12/05/2003) - Microsoft Corp. claims that its Elite range of hardware will find favor with corporate users around the country, thanks largely to what the company says is state-of-the-art innovation, ease of use and wireless functionality.

Annex serves up Fujitsu Siemens server

JOHANNESBURG (12/05/2003) - The Primergy TX200 Dual-Processor Tower Server, released by Fujitsu Siemens Computers Holding BV, and available through Annex Distribution Pty. Ltd., is said to be positioned to provide versatile, high-performance server technology.

Report: Semiconductor market shows mixed fortunes

JOHANNESBURG (12/05/2003) - A favorable supply environment, driven by increased fab utilization and falling inventory levels, caused the worldwide semiconductor industry to grow by 11,8 percent in 2003, with revenue totalling US$175 billion, according to preliminary statistics by Gartner Inc. In 2002, worldwide semiconductor revenue increased by 2 percent.

Trading ICT's market penetration pays dividends

JOHANNESBURG (12/05/2003) - Trading ICT, Elo TouchSystems Inc.'s exclusive distributor for southern Africa, has seen a two-fold increase in sales in the first nine months of this year, compared to the same period last year. This, says Trading ICT's Mauro Mercuri, is the result of the company's aggressive launch.

New AOpen XC-Cube PCs now in SA

JOHANNESBURG (12/04/2003) - Rectron has introduced AOpen's new edge series, the XC-Cube PC, featuring the company's SilenTek technology, to SA consumers.