Stories by Computing SA staff

New GPRS handhelds ideal for growing mobile workforce

JOHANNESBURG (12/04/2003) - Symbol Technologies Inc. Africa has launched two new handheld computers that are said to be ideal for logistics applications throughout the supply chain, especially route accounting and field service automation, where instantaneous access to important information is essential to the mobile workforce.

AL Indigo engineer gets top marks in VPP

JOHANNESBURG (12/03/2003) - A local ICT engineer from African Legend Indigo (AL Indigo) -- the new black-owned enterprise solutions company -- has achieved the highest mark ever for a Veritas Foundation Suite examination in the Veritas Partner Programme (VPP).

SchlumbergerSema, Sun offer utility computing service

JOHANNESBURG (12/03/2003) - SchlumbergerSema, the ICT business segment of the listed Schlumberger Ltd., and Sun Microsystems Inc. have unveiled an agreement intended to bring utility computing solutions to customers in the energy, finance, telecommunications and public sectors around the world.

IBM and Cisco jointly focus on wireless in local market

JOHANNESBURG (12/03/2003) - IBM SA has been re-certified as a Cisco Systems Inc. gold partner with advanced specializations in IP (Internet Protocol) communications, security and wireless technology -- just as IBM SA begins a strategic focus on the local wireless market.

Pegasus gets more active in Africa

JOHANNESBURG (12/02/2003) - Pegasus Mpower, the local distributor of U.K.-based accounting software company Pegasus Software Ltd., has installed its flagship accounting solution, Opera II, at two companies in Lesotho, National Drug Sales Organisation (NDSO) and Lesotho Pharmaceuticals, as part of its growing drive into Africa.

Telkom granted leave to appeal LCR ruling

JOHANNESBURG (12/02/2003) - Following the landmark judgement handed down in October by Pretoria High Court Judge, IBW de Villiers, Telkom SA Ltd. Tuesday was granted leave to appeal the judge's ruling.

Ngcaba resigns

JOHANNESBURG (12/02/2003) - The Department of Communications Tuesday announced that, at a meeting with the CEOs of portfolio organizations, the Minister of Communications, Dr Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri, announced the imminent departure of the Director-General, Andile Ngcaba, from the Department of Communications.

Amvia enters e-mail compliance market

JOHANNESBURG (12/01/2003) - Local Business Process Automation (BPA) and E-Document Delivery distributor, AmVia, has confirmed that it has taken on Legato's EmailXtender and DiskXtender product family to complement its current range of enterprise software offerings.

I-Soft Gauteng opens in Midrand

JOHANNESBURG (12/01/2003) - I-Soft Solutions Gauteng Pty. Ltd., a supplier of integrated business solutions, was officially launched at a business luncheon at its new offices in Midrand recently. I-Soft Solutions is the distributor of locally developed ERP solution, Omnix.

GAAP launches Windows POS system for restaurant market

JOHANNESBURG (12/01/2003) - Following two years of development, GAAP, a subsidiary of the JSE-listed UCS Group Ltd., has released a new Windows-based version of its point of sale (POS) software for the restaurant market, and has given the solution "bulletproof" status.

Businesscard release includes all corporate stationery

JOHANNESBURG (12/01/2003) -, a subsidiary of MCI Consultants, Monday announced the availability of the latest version of its product that aims to allow for the on-line ordering, design and printing of all corporate stationery, including business cards, letterheads, continuation sheets, compliment slips, brochures, posters and folders.

New HP scanners now in SA

JOHANNESBURG (11/21/2003) - Local distributor Rectron has released the latest additions to Hewlett-Packard Co.'s (HP) scanner family range, the Scanjet 4600 flatbed and Scanjet 4670 vertical "see-thru" scanners.