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Interview: Microsoft SA’s Clifford de Wit

In this episode of the TechCentral podcast, we chat to Microsoft chief innovation officer Clifford de Wit about all things cloud, including the company’s investment into two Azure data centres in South Africa. What does the investment actually

US tech stocks take a pounding

A crack has finally formed in the foundation of the US bull market. Now investors must decide if any structural damage has been done. This year’s hottest stocks, companies from Facebook and Apple to Netflix and Nvidia, buckled

Microsoft’s Eskom problem

The two new data centres that Microsoft plans to build in South Africa will one day provide cloud computing services to the entire African continent. The power they use, however, will be generated and consumed entirely within South Africa’s grid.

Microsoft unveils new Surface Pro

Microsoft unveiled a new version of its Surface Pro tablet and laptop combination device with more powerful chips and better battery life, updating an ageing product with declining sales that hurt financial results last quarter

Ethereum gets big corporate backers

An effort to transform how businesses work by using blockchain technology added new members from multiple industries as Toyota, Merck, State Street and other companies joined industry group the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

Podcast | Behind Microsoft’s big SA investment

In the wake of the significant news this week that Microsoft will open two Azure data centre facilities in South Africa, TechCentral editor Duncan McLeod sat down with Jon Tullett, research manager for IT services for Africa at research

Microsoft to build Azure data centres in SA

The Microsoft Cloud is coming to South Africa in the form of two new data centres, to be built in Cape Town and Johannesburg, the US-based software giant announced at press conference in Johannesburg on Thursday.

Google to offer new AI chip in the cloud

At the I/O developer conference last year, Google debuted its first chip. The company kept the component mostly for internal artificial intelligence needs. On Wednesday, version two arrived

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