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Tech’s super rich just got richer still

Technology billionaires are making a run for the top of the global wealth rankings as surges for Facebook, Amazon.com and Google parent Alphabet added US$5,6bn to their founders’ fortunes this week. Google co-founders

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Tech’s old guard is fighting back

Technology companies that make business software are never going to match the glamour of their consumer counterparts. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is a household name, but many would be hard-pressed

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Quest for yachting speed leads Ellison to Airbus

To defend sailing’s oldest trophy, billionaire Larry Ellison’s Oracle Team USA is enlisting help from European plane maker Airbus. The pairing isn’t as unlikely as it might seem. The catamarans facing off this weekend at a preliminary

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How Oracle won by losing against Google

Oracle recently lost its attempt to use patent and copyright law to force Google to pay US$9bn for using parts of its Java computer language. Nine billion dollars isn’t chump change, not even for Google, but despite the

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The richest tech billionaires in the world

According to the latest ranking of the world’s richest people, published on Wednesday, Bill Gates still tops the list with a fortune of $75bn, while the net worth of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has leapt higher in the past year

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BCX acquires Oracle specialist

IT services company Business Connexion (BCX) has acquired ANCO-IT, a specialist provider of Oracle business solutions, for an undisclosed sum. BCX CEO Isaac Mophatlane said the

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Maggy Sibiya breaks the IT mould

Maggy Sibiya tells me she is relieved when I arrive at her office in Rivonia in Johannesburg without a camera. The ICT-Works chief operating officer says she is a “behind the scenes type of person” and

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Why Oracle’s Java suit must fail

The Java programming language, which has just turned 20 years old, provides developers with a means to write code that is independent of the hardware it runs on: “write once, run anywhere”. But, ironically, while Java was intended to make

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Dimension Data buys Oracle specialists

Dimension Data, through its Application Services division, has acquired Agile Business Solutions and Xpedia Fusion to address market demand for Oracle skills. It has bought 100% of the equity of both companies. Agile Business Solutions is a privately owned consultancy specialising in PeopleSoft and Oracle human

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Faith and focus for AdaptIT’s Shabalala

AdaptIT founder and CEO Sbu Shabalala looks far younger than his 40 years. Impeccably dressed and softly spoken, Shabalala, a Durbanite, looks more like a backroom accountant than the head of a JSE-listed IT company. Over the