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T-Systems eyes Africa in management shake-up

Gert Schoonbee has been named as the new MD of IT outsourcing specialist T-Systems in SA, replacing Mardia van der Walt-Korsten, who is moving on to a role as regional head of the company’s newly created Africa region. Schoonbee, who will take on the new role on 1 April, is the company’s vice-president of sales

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Unisys disinvests as Bytes makes its move

Altron subsidiary Bytes Technology Group is acquiring Unisys Africa, which is owned by Unisys of the US and local black empowerment company CyberKnowledge Systems Investments. The deal remains subject to competition authority approval in SA, Botswana and Namibia

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Absa in giant ATM overhaul

Absa Bank has begun overhauling its extensive automated teller machine (ATM) network — there more than 6 000 of them in the field — adding a new user interface and new self-service features such as the ability to pay certain bills that have special barcodes. It has awarded a giant contract

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Altech delisting still a priority for Altron

Altron remains determined to buy out minority shareholders in subsidiary Altech and delist it from the JSE, despite a previous attempt at a deal being rejected by minority shareholders in Altech. Altron made an offer to minorities in 2007 to buy out

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Bytes in R72m UK tech security buy

JSE-listed Altron’s IT subsidiary, Bytes Technology Group, has acquired UK-based IT security specialist Security Partnerships in an all-cash deal worth R72m. Security Partnerships provides IT security solutions and managed services

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Industry stalwart David Redshaw dies

David Redshaw, the IT industry stalwart and long-time friend and confidante of Altron founder Bill Venter and his family, has passed away, aged 69. Redshaw, who worked for Altron companies in senior executive roles for 22 years, including as founding

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Xerox signs 10 more years with Bytes

Document management specialist Xerox has signed another 10-year exclusive distribution partnership with Bytes Document Solutions (BDS), a subsidiary of Altron’s Bytes Technology Group