Open Source

IBM to sell some of its software products to HCL for $1.8bn

The technology giant will sell seven of its products to Indian software services exporter HCL Technologies.


Open source: a slow rise to the top

There was a time open source technology was ignored, if not distrusted, in the enterprise. Not anymore. Now it's the technology the C-suite turns to first. Not only is it more cost-effective, it's also where the cutting-edge breakthroughs are happening.

6 Dec

#SummerDevDays: Young geeks code the 4IR

Hosted by UNISA and Geekulcha, the Summer Developer Days hackathon saw 136 aspiring developers building on their skills.

4 Dec

Magento e-commerce sites fraught with vulnerabilities

The majority of African sites that rely on the most popular e-commerce platform are at high or critical risk from cyber criminals.


Boon for SA's blockchain community

Local blockchain initiatives are set to receive funding following government's support of the South African National Blockchain Alliance.


WhiteSource: New approach needed to deal with open source vulnerabilities

The development of standard practices and centralised location of 'fixes' will go a long way towards resolving open source security issues, says WhiteSource.


Further transformation ahead for open source industry

Muggie van Staden, MD of Obsidian Systems, weighs in on the four major deals in the open source software arena in the past year and predicts more ahead.

28 Nov

Interdependence leads to vibrant telecoms sector

DFA leads the industry in an open access approach to reduce duplication and costs, says Thinus Mulder, CEO of DFA.


Bug bounty hunters cash in

The highest voluntary payment to a bug bounty hunter this year was $15 000, says Open Bug Bounty.


Jumping Bean presents Black Friday deals

The open source solutions integration and training company is offering up to 25% off its most popular courses.


InfoFlow, Hortonworks to offer Hadoop skills courses

The partnership will provide Hadoop training courses to local firms in the financial services, telecoms and manufacturing sectors.