Stories by Computing SA staff

PeopleSoft specialist supplier for EOH

EOH Consulting Services Western Cape (Pty) Ltd. has acquired Idea 2 Action (I2A), a consultancy specializing in ICT infrastructure and business application design and installation. The acquisition, effective from May 1, positions EOH as the PeopleSoft Inc. supplier of choice in southern Africa.

Obsidian Systems demonstrates Linux to Futurex

Obsidian Systems (Pty) Ltd., a Linux solutions company, has announced that it will be exhibiting at Futurex this year, and plans to demonstrate how ready Linux is for both the enterprise and the desktop.

HP Integrity Server uses mx2 module

Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) has announced what it says are significant achievements in its standards-based server portfolio, including new features in system design that aim to increase the workload capacity dramatically and to cut costs for HP Integrity server customers.

South Africa ISP reduces spam by 95 percent

TSI, a subsidiary of Eskom Enterprises (Pty) Ltd., claims to be the first South Africa service provider to launch an anti-spam service that can reduce unwanted e-mail to 5 percent of what is usually received.

Spescom wins contract

The U.S. operation of ICT multi-national, Spescom, Spescom Software Inc., Tuesday announced the purchase of an enterprise licence for Spescom's eB configuration management platform, valued in excess of US$1.8 million.

Minolta merger aimed at structured backup system

Office automation solutions provider, Minolta SA (Minolta) -- part of the BIDVest Group -- says it partnered with Channel Data and Datacentrix Holdings Ltd. for the rollout of a structured backup system to securely automate and manage its ICT infrastructure.

Gateway to the Middle East at Futurex

Futurex organizers say that South Africa (SA) will welcome the Middle East's largest ICT infrastructure, when Dubai Internet City (DIC) attends the exhibition.

MultiChoice uses buying power to facilitate BEE process

MultiChoice Africa is using its significant ICT spending clout within the Naspers group to emphasize its commitment to the black economic empowerment process (BEE), particularly through its ICT department's procurement program.

DCC announces BakBone and Snap alliance

Drive Control Corp. (DCC), the South Africa distributor for BakBone Software Inc. and Snap Appliance Inc. products, has announced that the two vendors have formed an alliance intended to benefit both enterprise and small-to-medium sized businesses.

SA ISP to offer enhanced spam protection

ICL's Eject Internet service has launched two new products -- an anti-virus service and content security, which are said to be inexpensive, and to provide enhanced security to Internet users. "All Eject users already have e-mail-only anti-virus scanning with their dial-up accounts. Now, with the launch of eScan, subscribers can protect themselves from all other sources of infection, such as Web sites, networks, stiffy disks and hackers," explains Eject offering manager, Bill Keenan. Eject is offered by ICL Africa, a subsidiary of Fujitsu Ltd.

Sun joins forces with IFS Defense

Sun Microsystems Inc. says that it and IFS Defense Ltd. have joined forces to deliver an advanced logistics platform of software and hardware to aerospace and defense (A&D) organizations. "The Sun and IFS Defense solution includes fully integrated business and asset management modules that support complex configuration management and maintenance requirements found within air, land and sea environments," says Lodewyk de Beer, solutions architect at Sun Microsystems SA.

Third draft of SA ICT empowerment charter released

The third draft of the ICT empowerment charter, including the much-anticipated targets for black economic empowerment (BEE) was released Monday. The third draft takes into account the full opinions of the ICT community, and is one of the ICT Working Group's (ITCWG) last steps towards the finalization of the charter, which is scheduled to be released next month.

BT enlarges footprint

UK communications solutions provider BT Group (BT) has recently reaffirmed its presence in South Africa (SA). The company, which focuses on global telecommunications and related value-added services — specifically managed voice services, contact centre solutions, and integrated data network services — says it has been operational in SA since 1995, but has considerably expanded its presence as from March last year. This, it says, was in order to complement its prior local wholesale and retail presence.

Siemens turns cellphone into photo diary

Siemens developers say that the company has created software that aims to enable cellphone users to keep a mobile photo diary, and is designed so that, when it is combined with the GPS satellite navigation system, photographs taken by the cell-phone camera are provided with location information