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Gartner under fire in Sars probe

Gartner has become embroiled in a management scandal at the South African Revenue Service after it emerged that the US IT research company secured an almost R200-million contract without proper procurement procedures being followed.

Smartphone sales decline for first time ever

Global sales of smartphones to end users declined for the first time ever in the fourth quarter of 2017, analyst firm Gartner said on Thursday. Chinese handset manufacturers Huawei and Xiaomi were the only vendors

Invest in bitcoin, even if it is a bubble

With bitcoin approaching the $10 000 mark and Coinbase, the bitcoin exchange, boasting more accounts than brokerage Charles Schwab, some preemptive consolation and advice are in order for people who stand to lose lots of money in

Android extends its dominance in mobile

More than 87% of all smartphones sold in the second quarter of 2017 shipped with Google’s Android operating system, with Apple’s iOS – the operating system used on iPhones – the only other platform to feature, with 12.1% market share

PC industry has worst quarter in 10 years

Worldwide PC shipments fell by 4.3% in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the same period a year ago, marking the 11th straight quarter of declining shipments, according to analyst firm Gartner. Just over 61m PCs

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