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New executive appointments, new priorities

Last month saw the appointments of new CEOs and MDs at ICASA, Kyocera Document Solutions, Lenovo, SAS and SITA (acting).

Paul Booth Jul 4, 2022

Zendesk inks $10.2bn deal

The company enters into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an investor group led by Permira and Hellman & Friedman.

Peter Alkema Jun 7, 2022

Top SA data scientists make their mark

Kimberly Taylor, Amira Abbas, Dr Mark Nasila and Dr Benjamin Rosman are solving critical challenges in society and achieving global recognition.

Paul Booth May 30, 2022

Broadcom snaps up VMware in $61bn deal

The semiconductor manufacturer will pay $61 billion for VMware. Following the closing of the transaction, the Broadcom Software Group will rebrand as VMware.

Peter Alkema May 10, 2022

Pandemics and wars: There’s an app for that

The latest threats to humankind inspired people with innovative thinking and resilient mindsets to come up with clever technology fixes.

Paul Booth May 3, 2022

Tech industry aflutter as Elon Musk bags Twitter

The SA-born Elon Musk, who is the richest man in the world and CEO of Tesla, struck a deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion.

Paul Booth Apr 4, 2022

Proposed EU Digital Markets Act finalised

EU lawmakers finalise the structure of the Digital Markets Act, which threatens the power of the big tech firms.

Paul Booth Feb 28, 2022

Nvidia abandons Arm acquisition

The company’s plan to acquire British chip designer Arm for $40 billion has been abandoned due to difficulty in getting regulatory approval.

Paul Booth Jan 31, 2022

Snow forecast for Microsoft

The company is set to buy Call of Duty video game maker Activision Blizzard for $68 billion.

Peter Alkema Jan 27, 2022

Renewed ambition for Google in enterprise cloud market

Based on its partner network investment, skills demand, new strategy and growing overall market, Google Cloud is still a viable competitor in the enterprise cloud market.

Paul Booth Jan 10, 2022

Oracle to buy Cerner for $28.3bn

Cerner is a provider of digital information systems used within hospitals and health systems.

Could you fall in love with an AI?

What kind of world are we creating where an AI learns to fit our companionship requirements?

Paul Booth Dec 13, 2021

Review of 2021: The ICT industry continues to surprise

The international market was dominated by the increasing involvement of the investment community in the ICT sector, with a feverish merger/acquisition scene.