R/€ = 17.7792 Change: -0.0457
R/$ = 17.1419 Change: 0.0426
Au 1742.81 $/oz Change: -15.43
Pt 993.00 $/oz Change: 9.00

Jacqueline Holman

Data centres increasingly complex and storage growing

18th June 2010 It is becoming more and more obvious that business owners and managers need a strong focus directed at data centre optimisation. With budgets remaining tight, data centres are notably increasing in complexity and storage space is growing at rate of 20% a year. 

New human resources software tailored to needs of small firms

11th June 2010 Payroll software, services and support provider Softline Pastel Payroll has introduced a new automated human resources (HR) software solution specifically for small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) businesses. 

University unveils custom-made algal biomass reactor

11th June 2010 The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s (NMMU’s) institute of chemical technology, InnoVenton, has launched its custom-made algae biomass liquefaction reactor, which successfully converts alga biomass into a bio-oil and other products. 

Air traffic service provider deploys new data-management solution

11th June 2010 Commercial provider of air traffic, navigation and associated services Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) has implemented new data management solution to organise, protect and improve access to information. The solution, known as CommVault, has been supplied by converged network provider... 

Software giant, cellphone 
vendor in smartphone 

11th June 2010 Multinational computer technology corporation Microsoft and supplier of mobile and fixed telecom networks Nokia have formed an alliance to use both company’s strengths and assets to deliver productivity to enterprises and corporate environments, especially in the Smartphone sector. 

Security solution uses ID number 
as verification tool

4th June 2010 Today, most office parks and residential complexes require visitors to provide certain personal particulars to comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act. This ensures that, in the case of an emergency, all occupants at the time can be accounted for and identified. 

Global first in cross-border money transfers

4th June 2010 Retail bank Absa and global payment services provider Western Union have launched the Western Union transfer service on all three banking channels, namely branch, mobile and Internet. 

Security threats grow as information technology’s reach widens

4th June 2010 As technology evolves and enables customers, security responsibility has grown tenfold. The security world would never reach contentment, as it would always be catching up with cybercriminals, stated financial institute general security office director Pat Pather at the information technology... 

Reunert sets up new communications solutions unit following acquisition

4th June 2010 Voice communication offerings company Siemens Enterprise Communications has been fully acquired by electronic and electrical equipment group, the Reunert group, forming Nashua Communications. 

New body aims to bridge divide between cost engineers, quantity surveyors

4th June 2010 Midrand-based cost management company Planning and Cost Engineering Services (PaCE) and quantity surveyors Bingelela Consulting Professionals have joined forces to open the first Southern African Project Controls Institute (SAPCI) chapter in Durban. 

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