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Sony is being taken to task after a recent hack exposed employee information. Photograph by Reuters.
Sony is being taken to task after a recent hack exposed employee information. Photograph by Reuters.
Ex Sony employees sue over data breach

Former staff members propose a class action suit after last month's hack reveals employees' personal information.


2014: year of lost opportunities

2014: year of lost opportunities

The ICT sector went through many changes in 2014, with consolidation characterising business, the inexplicable separation of the Department of Communications, and lost opportunities along the way.

2014's funny side: The year's best cartoons


It is the events that infuriate, frustrate or confound us that make for the best cartoons. Here is a collection of this year's best.




Huawei Ascend Mate 7
Huawei Ascend Mate 7 - balancing performance and power

Business users looking for a large smartphone with unrivalled battery life, will find the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 their best choice.

by Andre Schild


2013 meets 2014

ITWeb’s most popular columns in 2014

ITWeb reveals which columns were the most popular this year.

BlackBerry boosts BBM privacy

New features promise Windows Phone users greater control over their messages.

BlackBerry unveils Classic smartphone

The company says customer feedback was pivotal in the return to its signature design featuring a qwerty keyboard.


2013 meets 2014

Stories that grabbed headlines this year

As 2014 draws to a close, ITWeb looks back on which stories garnered the most readers this year. In order of popularity, here are 2014’s most read articles.

E-commerce slow to bite into bricks and mortar

The R6 billion shoppers will spend online this year is miniscule in comparison to what is being outlaid at physical stores.

Spy satellite to launch?

The DA claims the Kondor-E to launch tomorrow is the one SA secretly ordered.

A year in search

2014 saw trillions of searches being done via Google, and now the site has listed what people looked up.

MEA PC market grows slightly in third quarter

Around 4.26 million units were shipped during the quarter but tablet demand threatens further growth, the IDC says.

Dotcom darling Lastminute.com sells for $120m

Lastminute.com is being bought by a Swiss online travel company.

3D printing points to smarter cancer treatment

British scientists are now using 3D printers to tackle cancerous tumours.

BT comes back to haunt rival Vodafone

BT's bid to buy a mobile operator is expected to lift it to number one.

Dumped vintage videogame sent to Smithsonian

A copy of a vintage ET Atari videogame from a New Mexico landfill has made its way to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.


2013 meets 2014

Top Industry Insights

ITWeb looks back on what our most popular Industry Insights were this year.

CIO Zone

Multiple devices get jobs done Some 64% of employees do at least some work at home after business hours.



Is YouTube overlooked? YouTube is far more than a place to derive some comic relief from neon cats dancing on pianos.



Do you know where your nudes are? Security is your responsibility, irrespective of whether you're a corporate or personal user of cloud services.


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Green IT

Printers: load shedding got you down?
The ultra-low power consumption of Riso Comcolor devices means they will continue to run on UPS where no other printers can, says Riso.  
Konica Minolta SA forms three-way alliance to protect rhino orphans
The company has formed a three-way alliance to protect orphaned rhinos.
Algorithm reduces cloud energy usage
ViFiB deploys a resource allocation algorithm which it claims reduces energy usage of cloud computing by 30%.

Industry Insight

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