Browsing: Mark Walker

IT sector growth to far outstrip SA’s GDP

Growth in South Africa’s IT sector will far outperform the rest of the economy, driven by the shift to cloud computing, according to new research from International Data Corp. In a presentation at Microsoft in

Ramaphosa ‘must scrap monopoly Woan’ idea

If President Cyril Ramaphosa is serious about preparing South Africa for the so-called “fourth industrial revolution”, he would be well advised to scrap the plan to create a “monopoly” wholesale open-access network

Interview: The African ICT opportunity

In this episode, Duncan McLeod talks to International Data Corp associate vice president Mark Walker and IDC research manager for IT services Jon Tullett about ICT opportunities in South Africa and the broader

Little on broadband in budget speech

For the second year in a row, the national budget has provided few details on a project to connect municipalities to broadband technology. Finance minister Pravin Gordhan delivered the 2016 national budget speech in parliament

Ditch the politics, IDC tells SA

South Africa is falling beyond many other markets in Africa, including Kenya, Rwanda and Nigeria, in information and communications technology, a leading research and consulting firm said on Tuesday. The International Data Corp has warned

Windows 8: Microsoft goes for broke

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has a great deal riding on Windows 8. Since he took the helm 13 years ago from his friend Bill Gates, the company’s share price has gone nowhere. The software giant is far from sinking, but it’s slowly taking on water. Windows 8 will be a key product in plugging the hole. But

SA’s IT sector to drive jobs growth

SA’s information and communications technology (ICT) sector will generate nearly 100 000 new jobs in the next four years, according to research firm, the International Data…