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Altron to shut down the Altech Node

The Altech Node will soon be no more. TechCentral has established that Altron is going to pull the plug on the service after failing to sell the business to a third party. Altron subsidiary Altech launched the Node to great fanfare in 2014

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Blackouts, not crime, biggest fear of SMEs

A Standard Bank survey has confirmed what most of us would already have known, or at the very least would have expected — that load shedding is the biggest perceived threat to small and medium enterprises. The SME Survey 2015 has revealed

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Cybersecurity pact with China worries DA

The Democratic Alliance has raised concerns over the lack of transparency over South Africa’s signing of a cybersecurity pact with China. On Monday, telecommunications minister Siyabonga

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Social media fails to live up to hype

Social media has not lived up to the promise of brand engagement, says a local expert. As marketers increasingly look for better ways to engage consumers, SMS and e-mail remain primary tools

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BlackBerry dead? Don’t tell Africa

Far from being dead, BlackBerry could be set for something of a resurgence in Africa, with a significant percentage of consumers in five major markets indicating they may favour the brand when it comes time to buy their next phone. Nokia, on the other hand, is

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How SA students use technology

A new survey of the technology habits of South Africa’s student community shows that Facebook has become the default social network among students, with 97% of students in tertiary education using the platform. Twitter is second at 67%, followed by

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Content, price crucial to Africa smartphone growth

Affordable smartphones are starting to transform the landscape in Africa, getting millions of people across the continent online for the first time, but prices need to fall further and content and applications need to be tailored for local communities and languages, experts said this week

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SA social media by the numbers

On Tuesday, technology market research firm World Wide Worx and online media monitoring company Fuseware released their annual report on the South African social media landscape. Their findings reveal that visual content is the biggest driving factor behind the uptake and

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Big money in hunt for SA e-retail riches

Big companies are splashing unprecedented amounts of cash into e-retail in South Africa, with the likes of online merchandiser Takealot.com recently raising R1bn of investment for expansion in the country and sub-Saharan Africa, and Naspers ploughing R5,6bn into e-commerce around the globe

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SA e-commerce on cusp of boom?

Takealot made headlines last month when it secured about R1bn in funding from shareholder Tiger Global Management, an international investment firm. CEO Kim Reid told TechCentral when the deal was announced that Takealot is on an aggressive growth path in an effort to tap into what he called

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