Stories by Computing SA staff

Sync-and-go Web application support

Sybase Inc.'s Mobile division says it has unveiled a new version of iAnywhere's M-Business Anywhere mobile application platform, featuring broader device support, new usage tracking capabilities and support for global deployments. The new version, it says, adds tablet, laptop and PC support.

W32.Korgo.F now a Level 3 threat

Due to an increase in submissions in the last 12 hours, Symantec Corp.'s Security Response has upgraded W32.Korgo.F from a Level 2 to a Level 3 threat.

EWI court case to continue

Econet Wireless International (EWI) says it does not intend withdrawing its application against Vodacom for inducement of breach of contract which is currently before the Nigerian High Court.

E-marketplace with a local touch

Ebox24 Online (Pty) Ltd. has chosen South Africa (SA) as the launching pad for ebox24 (, a business services e-marketplace for selling and buying business services. The new engine is the brainchild of MD, Juergen Laug, and marketing director, Nicole Nehaus, who come from a background of business consulting and online marketing, and, as such, are well equipped for this line of business.

Call for applicants for training bursaries

NSS Consulting will be offering close to R250,000 (US$38,301) in bursaries for members of the historically disadvantaged community to achieve full IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) qualifications.

ICT Charter still has AmCham support

Ahead of discussions on the third draft of the ICT Empowerment Charter led by the working group, The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in South Africa (SA) has reaffirmed its support to the ICT Charter in further promoting transformation within the ICT sector.

IBM and SAP form retail alliance

IBM and SAP have formed an alliance in the retail industry which they claim will allow retailers to make more efficient use of existing applications, while reducing ICT infrastructure costs and supporting new technologies, such as radio frequency identification (RFID).

Sixth Solaris 9 OS update

Sun Microsystems Inc. says that it has released the sixth update to the Solaris 9 Operating System (OS) for Sparc and x86 systems. It simultaneously announced the availability of next-generation Solaris functionality through Software Express for Solaris.

Search engine for cell phones developed

Siemens AG has announced that MotionBridge, a French start-up company that receives funding from venture capital provider, Siemens Mobile Acceleration (SMAC), has developed a search engine function that is claimed to be exceptionally fast and efficient, and to work with all mobile Web standards, whether WAP, i-mode or UMTS.

ADIC extends relationship with IBM

Advanced Digital Information Corp. (ADIC), supplier of Intelligent Storage solutions for the open systems environment, says that it has expanded its relationship with IBM Corp. by signing an additional agreement to license part of IBM's tape automation technology. According to ADIC, the companies also signed a patent cross-licensing agreement covering their respective patent portfolios in the area of storage.

Siemens: Energy saving contracts equal lower costs

Siemens AG says that, in order to help the company's customers to cope with the cost of rising energy prices, it has introduced Performance Contracting, a special service that aims to cut power and heating costs.

Fujitsu and Sun increase collaboration

Fujitsu Siemens Computers (Holding) BV announced Wednesday that its parent company, Fujitsu Ltd., and Sun Microsystems Inc. are expanding their 20-year strategic relationship, to include the joint development and delivery of future generation Solaris and Sparc-based systems.

DiData to implement management system for retail group

Massdiscounters, the South Africa retail group operating a chain of Game and Dion retail stores, has selected Dimension Data Holdings PLC KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) to implement a group-wide Microsoft Corp. enterprise project management system. DiData KZN partnered with Fulcrum Business Solutions, a project management solutions specialist, to facilitate the deployment.

South Africa EAS market expands

Although the South Africa (SA) enterprise application suite (EAS) market expanded by more than 50 percent in 2003 when measured in dollars, growth was a more moderate 9.5 percent in rand terms. Nevertheless, this was well ahead of the economy, which grew by just under 2 percent last year.