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Altron buys iS Partners for R225m

JSE-listed technology group Altron has acquired Microsoft partner iS Partners in a deal worth R225m. The acquisition is subject to Competition Commission approval. Altron CEO Mteto Nyati said the deal gives

Microsoft agrees to buy GitHub for $7.5bn

Microsoft said on Monday that it has reached an agreement to buy GitHub, the code repository company popular with many software developers, for $7.5bn (about R94bn) in shares. The acquisition provides a way forward

Meet the CEO: Altron’s Mteto Nyati

Meet the CEO is a weekly feature on TechCentral. The aim is to introduce our readers to the people behind the news by providing insights into the leaders shaping South Africa’s ICT industry. Our ninth interview in

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

How Microsoft turned consumers against Skype

It’s relatively easy these days to find critics of Skype, the popular online calling service that Microsoft acquired in 2011 for US$8.5bn. Former devotees routinely gripe on social media that the software has become

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