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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

In-depth
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

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Africa’s PC sales to slump in 2015

The African and Middle Eastern PC market posted its third successive quarter of year-on-year growth in the fourth quarter of 2014, but a slide in sales in 2015 is on the cards, according to International Data Corp. The improvement in the most recent three quarters follows

Podcasts
TalkCentral: Ep 119 – ‘Smart moto scooter’

It’s the first TalkCentral podcast of 2015. In the show this week, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about the best products to be announced at this year’s International CES – just don’t call it the Consumer Electronics Show! From the Gogoro Smartscooter

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Regional PC market returns to growth

After seven successive quarters of year-on-year declines, the African and Middle Eastern PC market has finally returned to growth, posting an annual improvement in sales of 2,2% in the second quarter of 2014 to reach 4,5m units. The data, from research and advisory firm

Gadgets & Reviews
What a R42 000 laptop looks like

Dell’s Precision M3800 notebook is a workhorse that epitomises the desktop replacement computer. It features incredibly high-end hardware, with enhancements not often found in notebooks. The US computer maker has the formula just right with this machine. Everything from the packaging to its sleek design oozes

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PC sales set to bounce up

Is the PC market set for a comeback or is it a case of a dead cat bouncing? New research from International Data Corp (IDC) suggests that PC sales in the Middle East and Africa (including Turkey) will end a “dismal run” of seven consecutive quarters of year-on-year declines in the second quarter of 2014. According to IDC, PC sales

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PC sales slump across Africa region

The personal computer business is in a poor state worldwide, and the Africa and Middle East region has not been shielded from the slump. The latest data from research firm International Data Corp (IDC) shows the PC shipments in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey declined by 14,3% year on year during the fourth quarter of 2014, to 4,5m