Africa’s chance at a quantum leap

The World Economic Forum on Africa promises to shine light on Industry 4.0, as Africa looks to capitalise on the opportunities brought on by the next digital revolution.


Ten tech giants join forces to beef up data security

The Linux Foundation has announced the formation of the Confidential Computing Consortium which aims to make it easier to protect sensitive data cross different computing environments.

Aug 7, 2019

What IBM’s Red Hat acquisition means for SA

The $34 billion deal is expected to bring strong penetration of open source multi-cloud offerings to local organisations and third-party providers, say analysts.

Jul 31, 2019

New global regulations to rein in big tech firms

A new GlobalData report provides a chilling warning to big tech firms that authorities will soon be punishing them, in order to deter data breach cases.

Jul 29, 2019

IBM Watson Campaign Automation becomes ACOUSTIC

Grapevine views this as an important positive development in terms of the future of the IBM WCA cloud.


SA’s average data breach cost jumps to R43.3m

An IBM report reveals R43.3 million is the average total cost of a data breach in SA, a 12.16% increase from 2018.

Jul 18, 2019

IBM reconfirms commitment to open source with two announcements

Hot on the heels of acquiring Red Hat, IBM has made two announcements that reconfirm its commitment to open source.

Jul 9, 2019

IBM completes $34bn Red Hat acquisition

The computing giant acquires all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Red Hat for $190 per share in cash.


IBM’s $34bn Red Hat acquisition on track

Another hurdle in one of the world’s largest tech mergers in history is removed as the European Union unconditionally approves the deal.


Quantum computing can solve some SKA problems, says IBM

The company says quantum computing promises to solve physics simulation and pattern discovery problems relevant to the SKA.

Jun 12, 2019

IBM, Wits partner to accelerate quantum computing in Africa

The computing company is collaborating with the University of the Witwatersrand to explore quantum computing use cases.

Jun 10, 2019

IBM cuts a further 2 000 workers

The company’s retrenchment of 2 000 employees is a continuation of a process IBM began a decade ago, says an analyst.

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