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There are still several fallacies around the concept of cloud computing.

E-learning Unbelievable target

USAASA aims to connect as many as 24 000 schools in the next five years.

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SA’s mobile operators need to start warring on the data front if they are to attract the consumers of today.
SA’s mobile operators need to start warring on the data front if they are to attract the consumers of today.
Data is the new price frontier war

With SA's voice tariffs finally internationally comparable, local operators need to shift pricing strategies to data.

Connected schools in decline - paper

Many South African teachers lack training to integrate e-learning into classrooms, according to  a DBE report.

The number of schools with computers and Internet connectivity has decreased since 2002, the Sunday Times reports.

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Liron Segev
Mobile payment tech: how SA banks' offerings compare

There are four mobile payment technologies that focus on merchants: Nedbank PocketPOS, Absa Pebble, StandardBank SnapScan and MasterPass by MasterCard. What do they do and how different are they?

by Liron Segev

Solar-powered desktop designed for Africa

Capsule Technologies' IMPI Mk1 desktop can plug into a solar panel and runs Android's KitKat operating system.

Sentech workers launch strike action

The respective leadership of Sentech and CWU are currently locked in negotiations to resolve an impasse over wages.

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SANSA taps into student innovations

A student team led by the SA National Space Agency builds robotics models that could assist in future astronautical operations.

E-toll R1bn 'not surprising, not recoverable'

Switching to the fuel levy as a funding mechanism is now inevitable, as the amount owing to Sanral has breached R1 billion, say e-toll opponents.

Telkom distances itself from Maseko scandal

The company says allegations that its CEO committed number plate fraud are an issue Maseko will deal with in his personal capacity.

Facebook bolsters Zuckerberg's fortunes

Mark Zuckerberg's wealth climbed $1.6 billion to $33.3 billion after the company's shares shot to a record high.

Amazon's lack of profits unnerve investors

The e-commerce company's investors are ready to see it curtail its ambitions and start delivering sustainable profits.

iPhones allow extraction of personal data

Personal data, including text messages, contact lists and photos, can be mined from iPhones through previously unpublicised techniques.


Smart traffic management Traffic Freeflow streamlines the allocation of pointsmen on SA's roads and saves time and money with a simple smartphone app.


Training and e-Learning

SA can earn R244k per IT job created One IT job can contribute R244 000 per year to SA’s national economy.


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SA's IT sector at crossroads The industry is complicated by skills and integration conundrums compounded by the changing role of IT, says Citrix.


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Green IT

Selfie gets royal approval
We round up this week's top six trends from across the globe that piqued our interest or had us scratching our heads.
IT consumerisation exacerbates e-waste
The amount of e-waste could rise by as much as 500% over the next decade, says Causes International.
Dell commits to energy efficiency
The computing giant has committed to making its entire product portfolio 80% more energy efficient.

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