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James Francis
Big gear change as Ford invests in Pivotal

Just a few days ago, a sliver of news slipped out that went mostly unnoticed, except for a mention here and there. Ford announced an investment in Pivotal, a big data and cloud-based software platform company to further enhance its

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PC sales fall off a cliff

PC shipments in Africa and the Middle East fell by 28,7% year on year in the fourth quarter of 2015, the steepest ever recorded in the region for a single quarter, technology research and consulting firm International Data Corp said on Tuesday

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Didata sister firm splashes $3bn on Dell deal

Dimension Data sister company, NTT Data, is acquiring the IT services subsidiary of American technology giant Dell for US$3,1bn, or about R48bn at the current exchange rate. Dell is selling Dell Services – the former Perot Systems, which it bought

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Worldwide PC sales tanked in 2015

Worldwide PC shipments fell by 8,3% year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to the preliminary results of new Gartner research. For the year, shipments fell by 8% to 288,7m units

Alistair Fairweather
Dell’s $67bn EMC bet has big risks

Dell is about to spend US$67bn buying a company that many people have never even heard of — EMC. It’s the largest acquisition of a technology company in history. To put it bluntly, Dell is gambling its entire future on this one deal. Dell wants EMC mainly because of one of its VMware

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Dell to buy EMC for $67bn

Dell has offered US$67bn to buy EMC in the biggest acquisition in the history of the IT industry. The deal will create a “premier end-to-end technology company”, Dell said in a statement. Under the

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Dell said to be close to buying EMC

Two of the biggest players in enterprise technology, Dell and EMC, are reportedly in talks. According to the Wall Street Journal, the privately held Dell is in advanced discussions to buy EMC in a deal that would be mostly made up of cash

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Regional PC sales tank

PC sales in Africa and the Middle East fell by a massive 25,6% in the second quarter of 2015, the steepest decline ever recorded in the region for a single quarter, International Data Corp said on Monday. Overall PC shipments for the quarter fell to 3,3m

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Industry veteran to head Dell in SA

Technology and services company Dell has appointed Douglas Woolley as GM of its South African business, replacing the long-serving Stewart van Graan, who is moving into an expanded role as enterprise solutions GM for emerging markets in Europe, the Middle East

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When your body is your password

Passwords are a pain. I seem to have 100 or more different identities on different websites to manage. Whenever I book a flight or buy a concert ticket, it often means setting up yet another persona and coming up with a password to authenticate it. It’s got so bad I’ve