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Xerox and the Golden Lions join forces again

By admin, 21 lutego, 2014, No Comment

Xerox, distributed to 26 sub-Saharan countries by Bytes Document Solutions (BDS), is pleased to announce a new 3-year title sponsorship agreement with the Golden Lions Rugby Union for the Currie Cup tournament.

This three-year deal will see a substantial investment from Xerox Corporation and Bytes Document Solutions and will establish Xerox as the naming rights sponsor of the senior Golden Lions team for the 2014 to 2016 competitions. Xerox and the GLRU have had a long standing partnership that dates back as far as 1993 and in recent times as title sponsor of the Lions from 2003 to 2009.

“The sponsorship of the Lions is a powerful and effective way of strengthening the Xerox brand and gives us enormous value across the continent and abroad,” says Johan Basson, CEO of Bytes Document Solutions. “We are delighted to re-establish our long-standing relationship with the Golden Lions team. 2014 is also an important year as it marks the 50th anniversary of Xerox in South Africa and there is no better time to make this announcement.”

Basson notes further, “We believe that this is not just a sponsorship but an opportunity to partner. During previous years community involvement was at the heart of Xerox’s sponsorship and we will again ensure access to this much-loved sport by local schools and young talent. Renewal of this partnership is indicative of Xerox’s commitment to developing rugby at grassroots to national level.”

“BDS’s mission is `to help people find better ways to do great work` and if our rekindled support of the Golden Lions helps them to do just that, we will very soon see the Lions taking up the number one position in the competition,” concludes Basson.

Mark Duffelen, the Regional General Manager of Xerox MEA (Middle East & Africa) reaffirms Basson’s sentiments. “Xerox takes great pleasure in once again sponsoring the Lions for the Currie Cup. Xerox has a long standing presence in the South African market and along with our strategic partner, Bytes Document Solutions, we have been bringing world-class solutions and services to our customers. It is that culture of excellence and performance that we wish to highlight and so we have chosen to re-establish our partnership with the Lions, a team that shows the same passion and culture as Xerox and Bytes.”

GLRU CEO, Manie Booysen, is thrilled to welcome Xerox back into the Golden Lions fold and is looking forward to a prosperous partnership in the years to come. “We are delighted that Xerox has decided to once again put their trust in the Lions brand.”

Connecting the unconnected: New Cambium ePMP wireless access platform from Duxbury Networking

By admin, 20 lutego, 2014, No Comment

A new wireless access platform designed to connect under-served and unconnected communities is now available in South Africa from Cambium Networks through local distributor Duxbury Networking.

The Cambium ePMP platform is a point-to-multipoint (PMP) fixed wireless access solution that operates in the unlicensed 5GHz (Gigahertz) frequency band, delivering throughput at over 200 Mbps (megabits-per-second) using field-proven, intelligent bandwidth optimisation algorithms.

“This technology represents the ‘gold standard’ for powerful and secure yet affordable wireless broadband communications,” says Andy Robb, chief technology officer at Duxbury Networking.

Designed to direct bandwidth where it’s needed using GPS synchronisation functionality, ePMP is targeted at networks that require capacity and reliability for professional-grade quality of service. It offers three levels of support for VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), high-speed data and video applications.

According to Robb, ePMP technology is ideally suited to applications in Africa where highly scalable frequency reuse is key to improving the continent’s low Internet penetration rates.

“The ‘e’ in ePMP stands for ‘equalise,’ symbolising the need to level the economic playing field in Africa by facilitating Internet connections in places where connectivity is often considered impossible,” he says.

A major step in meeting this goal is engineering the ideal wireless broadband hardware for use in developing communities’ networks.

“Duxbury Networking in partnership with Cambium Networks is now geared to meet this challenge. As a groundbreaking technology, ePMP fulfils a variety of needs for service providers and enterprise customers including rural, municipal, satellite office, primary and redundant connectivity. It also meets requirements in video surveillance backhaul, device and site monitoring, LAN extension and leased line replacement applications.”

Robb says the quality of service and security mechanisms that characterise ePMP technology will put Duxbury Networking in a leading position with Internet service providers looking to offer voice, video and data services in emerging markets where even basic connectivity presents operational challenges.

In a bid to ensure high-quality service and performance, ePMP incorporates several of Cambium Networks’ technologies including GPS synchronisation (GPS sync) to provide the scalability and levels of reliability demanded by service providers keen to expand their networks.

“This enables them to take advantage of growth opportunities and build sustainable business models,” says Robb who adds that ePMP is able to handle up to 120 subscribers per unit without service degradation due in part to the spectral efficiency and scalability achieved through GPS sync.

ePMP is available in two modules: the ePMP 1000 Integrated Radio and the ePMP 1000 GPS Sync Radio. Both can be configured in GPS synchronised networks as synchronisation is a necessity in any environment, regardless of spectral competition.

 

ASUS announces GTX Titan Black

By admin, 19 lutego, 2014, No Comment

New powerhouse graphics card features GeForce GTX Titan Black GPU running at 980MHz and offers safe real-time overclocking with GPU Tweak and GPU Boost 2.0

ASUS today announced GTX Titan Black, a graphics card powered by the brand-new GeForce® GTX Titan Black graphics-processing unit (GPU) clocked at 980MHz and bundled with exclusive GPU Tweak technology for advanced overclocking that’s also accessible, simple and incredibly safe.

Fitted with 6GB of super-fast GDDR5 video memory and further benefiting from NVIDIA® GPU Boost 2.0 and G-SYNC™ technologies, GTX Titan Black is a powerhouse graphics card with a stylish black heatsink design for enthusiasts who demand supercharged visuals for the very best gaming experiences.

Exclusive tuning technology to push GTX Titan Black even further

GTX Titan Black is a powerhouse card that puts supercomputer-grade graphics power in the hands of enthusiasts — and with GPU Tweak enthusiasts can push the GeForce GTX Titan Black GPU even further.

GPU Tweak is an exclusive ASUS tool that gives users real-time fine control over GPU and video-memory clock speeds and voltages, cooling-fan speeds and power-consumption thresholds, all via an intuitive interface.

Additionally, the GPU Tweak Streaming tool lets users share on-screen action over the internet in real time, so others can watch live as games are played. It’s even possible to add a title to the streaming window along with scrolling text, pictures and webcam images.

The new card also includes NVIDIA® GPU Boost 2.0, which lets users crank up the GTX Titan Black GPU’s clock speed while allowing full control over the power and temperature — delivering faster visuals for a better gaming experience.

Super-smooth cinema-quality visuals that eliminate tearing

GTX Titan Black includes full support for the latest DirectX® 11.2 standard. This enables allows on-GPU tessellation that delivers more and incredibly detailed geometry to be packed into every game scene — characters come to life with detail levels that rival blockbuster movies.

The card also has new NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology built in, ready for the next generation of gaming. Connect GTX Titan Black to a G-SYNC-compatible display and it will synchronize its refresh rate to the GPU’s render rate to provide stunning smoothness and ultra-fast response. The upshot for gamers is that tearing, graphics stutter and latency become a thing of the past — gaming has never felt this fluid.

SMEs brace for change

By admin, 19 lutego, 2014, No Comment

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa face a dramatic shift in technology use as the triple impact of social media, Cloud computing and the “bring your own device” trend transforms the competitive landscape.

Are they ready for the coming change?

That is a key question that will be addressed by SME Survey 2014, the latest edition of the original and largest representative survey of SMEs in South Africa. It has contributed ground-breaking research into the forces shaping SME competitiveness since 2003.

The survey, which kicked off this week, will also examine the impact of Government’s business support programmes. It will benchmark this year’s findings against those of the 2004, 2007 and 2010 surveys, which addressed a similar theme.

The SME sector plays a vital role in the South Africa economy, but can only continue to do so if these entities make the best possible use of various opportunities available to them. These include not only a wide range of technology options, but perhaps more critically, the numerous business support programmes offered by Government.

Due to be released mid-year, it is anticipated that the 2014 survey results will point to a significant uptake of Cloud applications by SMEs in South Africa.

According to Arthur Goldstuck, MD of World Wide Worx and principal researcher for SME Survey, the 2012 survey indicated that only 9% of SMEs were using the Cloud. The expectation among SMEs in 2012 indicated that use of the Cloud to have at least doubled by now.

“In fact, World Wide Worx expects that the figure will be higher than predicted, since the value proposition of the Cloud is so much clearer now. If, however, the figure is lower, we will be able to use the data to understand why take-up is slow and to determine what factors will ultimately persuade more SMEs to use the Cloud,” he says.

Microsoft points out that the large number of SMEs in South Africa and tight economic conditions mean it is important to enhance understanding of the tools available to help SMEs become more competitive and efficient.

“Knowing how far along the cloud journey the SME market is will make it easier for us to meet their future demands,” suggests Tracey Newman, Small and Mid-Size Business Lead at Microsoft South Africa.

Goldstuck says that additional research World Wide Worx conducted last year showed that the biggest factor inhibiting the uptake of Cloud in the enterprise market was simply lack of awareness of its benefits and a lack of understanding of its full value proposition.

“This enterprise attitude is obviously mirrored in the SMEs’ stance, and added to this is the ‘fear factor’, where small businesses are nervous about making a wrong decision during technological change. After all, in the SME space, a wrong decision of this nature has the potential to wipe out the business,” he states.

Business Connexion adds that it is for such reasons that the research is so important. “The survey will provide a better understanding of the benefits of, and approach to, the Cloud, which should make such critical decisions that much easier for SMEs,” says Charles Lalieu, Managing Executive Cloud Service Brokerage at Business Connexion.

Goldstuck suggests that Cloud uptake will continue to be a critical element of the research, as it is obvious that it is becoming an increasingly important part of the business landscape. “The goal is to discover both how it has grown since the last survey, and what is holding it back from more rapid growth.”

SME Survey 2014 will explore the impact that government support programmes has had on the sector. This is critical, since despite improvements and changes having been made to such programmes over the years, they appear to still be falling short of the desired intentions. Goldstuck says that the aim will therefore be to measure what the trajectory of improvement has been with regards to such programmes, and what can be done to improve them.

The Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA) is eager to analyse the results of the survey, as it explores new approaches to boosting SME growth.

“It will provide us with invaluable knowledge, particularly with regards to how small and medium sized businesses are receiving support from government programmes, and how they could be better served. This is in an effort to create a small enterprise sector that is able to make increasing contributions to the country’s productivity and employment creation,” says Lusapho Njenge, the Chief Strategy and Information Officer at SEDA.

Goldstuck adds that other significant business drivers – including BYOD, Internet adoption and the use of various online resources, including websites and social media – will also be considered during this year’s survey.

“The goal will be to get a sense of whether SMEs have evolved technologically from where they were in 2012, when their use of the Internet was fairly limited. The aim is to see if SMEs are maturing in their use of technology, and understand what is driving that maturation, along with other factors that affect SME competitiveness and business sustainability,” he says.

SME Survey 2014 is sponsored by the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA), Business Connexion and Microsoft.

For more information, visit www.smesurvey.co.za

Fortinet reports fourth quarter and full year 2013 financial results

By admin, 19 lutego, 2014, No Comment

Fourth Quarter 2013 Highlights

• Billings of $209.8 million, up 20% year over year1,2
• Revenues of $177.4 million, up 17% year over year2
• GAAP diluted net income per share of $0.072
• Non-GAAP diluted net income per share of $0.151,2
• Cash flow from operations of $46.7 million
• Free cash flow of $39.5 million1
• Cash, cash equivalents and investments of $843.0 million7, with no debt

Full Year 2013 Highlights

• Billings of $684.2 million, up 14% year over year1,3
• Revenues of $615.3 million, up 15% year over year3
• GAAP diluted net income per share of $0.263
• Non-GAAP diluted net income per share of $0.481,3
• Cash flow from operations of $147.4 million
• Free cash flow of $133.5 million1

Fortinet a leader in high-performance network security – announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013.

“We had a strong finish to 2013, meeting or exceeding our expectations across our key non-GAAP operating metrics during the fourth quarter,” said Ken Xie, founder, chairman, and chief executive officer. “Our performance highlights the global demand for our network security solutions, improved execution, and the leverage we are now experiencing from prior investments in our sales, marketing, and product development. Looking forward, we expect the advanced persistent threat opportunity, continued execution in the data centre with 100Gbps deployments, and next-generation firewall displacements, to be key drivers of our business.”

Financial Highlights for the Fourth Quarter of 2013

Billings1,2: Total billings were $209.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, an increase of 20% compared to $174.3 million in the same quarter of 2012.

Revenue2: Total revenue was $177.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, an increase of 17% compared to $151.2 million in the same quarter of 2012. Within total revenue, product revenue was $83.9 million, an increase of 18% compared to the same quarter of 2012. Services revenue was $90.3 million, an increase of 18% compared to the same quarter of 2012.

Deferred Revenue: Deferred revenue was $432.6 million as of December 31, 2013, up $32.5 million from $400.2 million as of September 30, 2013.

Cash and Cash Flow1,4,6: As of December 31, 2013, cash, cash equivalents and investments were $843.0 million, compared to $839.0 million as of September 30, 2013. In the fourth quarter of 2013, cash flow from operations was $46.7 million and free cash flow was $39.5 million.

GAAP Operating Income2,5: GAAP operating income was $24.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, representing a GAAP operating margin of 14%. GAAP operating income was $35.0 million for the same quarter of 2012, representing a GAAP operating margin of 23%.

GAAP Net Income and Diluted Net Income Per Share2,5: GAAP net income was $12.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, based on a 53% tax rate for the quarter. This compares to GAAP net income of $21.5 million for the same quarter of 2012, based on a 41% tax rate for the quarter. GAAP diluted net income per share was $0.07 for the fourth quarter of 2013, based on 168.9 million weighted-average diluted shares outstanding, compared to $0.13 for the same quarter of 2012, based on 167.0 million weighted-average diluted shares outstanding.

Non-GAAP Operating Income1,2,5: Non-GAAP operating income was $37.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, representing a non-GAAP operating margin of 21%. Non-GAAP operating income was $41.6 million for the same quarter of 2012, representing a non-GAAP operating margin of 27%.

Non-GAAP Net Income and Diluted Net Income Per Share1,2,5: Non-GAAP net income was $25.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, based on a 33% effective tax rate for the quarter. Non-GAAP net income for the same quarter of 2012 was $28.2 million, based on a 34% effective tax rate. Non-GAAP diluted net income per share was $0.15 for the fourth quarter of 2013 based on 168.9 million weighted-average diluted shares outstanding, compared to $0.17 for the same quarter of 2012, based on 167.0 million weighted-average diluted shares outstanding.

Financial Highlights for the Full Year 2013

Billings1,3: Total billings were $684.2 million for fiscal 2013, an increase of 14% compared to $602.0 million in fiscal 2012.

Revenue3: Total revenue was $615.3 million for fiscal 2013, an increase of 15% compared to $533.6 million for fiscal 2012. Within total revenue, product revenue was $278.0 million for fiscal 2013, an increase of 12% compared to $248.9 million for fiscal 2012. Services revenue was $329.7 million for fiscal 2013, an increase of 20% compared to $274.0 million for fiscal 2012.

Deferred Revenue: Deferred revenue was $432.6 million as of December 31, 2013, an increase of 19% compared to deferred revenue of $363.2 million as of December 31, 2012.

Cash and Cash Flow1,4,7: As of December 31, 2013, cash, cash equivalents and investments were $843.0 million4, compared to $739.6 million as of December 31, 2012. In fiscal 2013, cash flow from operations was $147.4 million and free cash flow was $133.5 million.

GAAP Operating Income3,5: GAAP operating income was $72.1 million for fiscal 2013, representing a GAAP operating margin of 12%. GAAP operating income was $100.5 million for fiscal 2012, representing a GAAP operating margin of 19%.

GAAP Net Income and Diluted Net Income Per Share3,5: GAAP net income was $44.3 million for fiscal 2013, based on a 42% tax rate for the year. This compares to GAAP net income of $66.8 million for fiscal 2012, based on a 36% tax rate for the year. GAAP diluted net income per share was $0.26 for fiscal 2013, based on 168.2 million weighted-average diluted shares outstanding, compared to $0.40 for fiscal 2012, based on 166.3 million weighted-average diluted shares outstanding.

Non-GAAP Operating Income1,3,5: Non-GAAP operating income was $116.7 million for fiscal 2013, representing a non-GAAP operating margin of 19%. Non-GAAP operating income was $130.1 million for fiscal 2012, representing a non-GAAP operating margin of 24%.

Non-GAAP Net Income and Diluted Net Income Per Share1,3,5: Non-GAAP net income was $80.7 million for fiscal 2013, based on a 33% effective tax rate for the year. Non-GAAP net income for fiscal 2012 was $88.8 million, based on a 34% effective tax rate. Non-GAAP diluted net income per share was $0.48 for fiscal 2013 based on 168.2 million weighted-average diluted shares outstanding, compared to $0.53 for fiscal 2012, based on 166.3 weighted-average diluted shares outstanding.
1 A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures has been provided in the financial statement tables included in this press release. An explanation of these measures is also included below under the heading “Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”

2 Includes the impact of a $2.2 million and $1.9 million sale of patents during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 and 2012, respectively.

3 Includes the impact of a $2.8 million and $3.7 million sale of patents during fiscal 2013 and 2012, respectively.

4 Excludes $2.0 million equity investment in a privately-held company, which is recorded in other assets on the consolidated balance sheets.

5 Includes the impact of a $1.5 million non-recurring cumulative out-of-period adjustment recorded during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 to reflect a true-up related to forfeitures of stock awards granted to employees. The adjustment resulted in lower stock-based compensation expense and higher operating income and net income during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012.

6 During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, the Company repurchased $38.9 million of its common stock under its share repurchase program, all of which was paid in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 except for $5.4 million which was settled and paid in January 2014. In addition, capital expenditure related to the construction and improvement of the Company’s future corporate headquarters amounted to $5.5 million.

7 During fiscal 2013, the Company repurchased $38.9 million of its common stock under its repurchase program, all of which was paid in fiscal 2013 except for $5.4 million which was settled and paid in January 2014. In addition, capital expenditure related to the construction and improvement of the Company’s future corporate headquarters amounted to $6.8 million.

DFA to overcome last mile barrier

By admin, 18 lutego, 2014, No Comment

CONDUCT acquisition to enhance Dark Fibre Africa portfolio, with new last mile solutions

Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) is in the process of acquiring South Africa- based CONDUCT, in a move to overcome the last mile barrier and give enterprises across South Africa easy access to fibre connectivity.

CONDUCT is a last mile fibre solutions provider offering an open access network to service providers, so allowing them to deliver high speed voice, video and data solutions. The acquisition is expected to be completed by the end of March, pending the necessary approvals.

Reshaad Sha, Chief Strategy Officer at DFA, notes: “The CONDUCT acquisition gives us an overnight presence as a last mile provider and, importantly, puts into motion our strategy to connect as many customers to our fibre network as possible in a cost effective way.”

Sha notes that DFA has identified a largely unmet need in the market for cost-effective fibre connectivity to enterprise customers. The cost of building out the last mile from an existing network into the building has been a barrier to entry to fibre connectivity for many enterprises, he says.

“Our customers, being Internet Service Providers and telecoms operators, therefore require an underlying solution that accelerates business connectivity more economically,” he says. “DFA has focused its efforts on building a product set to lower or remove, this barrier to entry,” says Sha.

Johan Pretorius, CEO at CONDUCT, notes: “CONDUCT’s last-mile network enables enterprises to get access to fibre very rapidly. Combining this last mile infrastructure with DFA’s metro network provides ISPs instant access to new customers whilst businesses benefit from fibre. Suddenly there are fast, reliable, competitive services at their fingertips.”

DFA expects its last mile strategy to be significantly enhanced with the acquisition of CONDUCT, allowing it to further speed up the delivery of last mile fibre connectivity to its customers while maintaining the successful recipe that CONDUCT has developed over the last two years. DFA, through its ISP partner network, aims to connect up to 10,000 business customers to its fibre network by March 2015.

DFA will make all the capital investments required to build out this last mile fibre network where it currently has a metro network presence across South Africa.

Patton announces Global partnership with Yealink, offering a bundled VoIP solution distributed by Nology

By admin, 14 lutego, 2014, No Comment

Combining Patton’s SmartNode VoIP Gateways and Yealink’s IP Phones, the two companies offer a cost-effective, bundled, plug-and-play telephony solution distributed by Nology.

“This powerful global partnership with Patton is a milestone for Yealink,” said Stone Lu, Vice President of Yealink, “on the way to committing to ‘Easy VoIP.’ Together we can deliver much more possibilities on the growing communication for our customers.”

Patton Electronics — US manufacturer of award-winning SmartNode™ VoIP equipment, is pleased to announce a new long-term partnership with Yealink Network Technology — a ‘Top Three’ global leader in reliable, high-quality, easy-to-install and low-cost innovative IP phones.

The new partnership will offer an advanced suite of innovative solutions for telecommunication markets worldwide. Among the first fruits of the new partnership has been a cost-effective, bundled, plug-and-play telephony solution for enterprises, released jointly through the South African distribution partner Nology.

“The best-of-breed solution comes out of the box plug-and-play” says Tyler Delin, Product Manager at Patton. “That makes it easy to sell, easy to install, easy to support and our SmartNode Gateways ensure the solution works in any office.”

The bundled telephony solution includes Patton’s SmartNode Branch eXchange (SNBX) — an IP-PBX appliance preloaded with Windows 7 and 3CX Phone System — bundled with your choice of Yealink phones.

The final piece of the bundle is a Patton SmartNode VoIP Gateway or Router that provides such additional capabilities as:

• Legacy Integration for analogue phones, fax, POTS lines, PSTN fallback/breakout, key systems and more.
• Bandwidth Management for all-IP environments, including QoS, transcoding, WAN optimisation and more.
• Security and Interoperability features including VoIP-over-VPN, IPsec encryption, IKE, SIP normalisation, back-to-back user agent, and others.

More breakthroughs are expected in the near future as the two innovators continue to work closely together.

The two industry leaders recently joined forces and appeared together at the CommunicAsia communications technology conference and exhibition in Singapore — as well as several road shows in Italy, Canada and the USA.

Many additional co-operative appearances at international venues are planned for the near future. Recently, Patton also announced the new CopperLink 2300 line-bonding Ethernet-over-copper extender series featuring remote management capability and such security features as SSH and Stateful Firewall.

Vox Telecom YahClick extending freeware hardware promotion

By admin, 14 lutego, 2014, No Comment

Vox Telecom is celebrating a successful first year of its YahClick satellite broadband solution by extending its promotion offering free hardware and installation on select packages, says YahClick Product Manager Jacques Visser – making this a good time to place an order.

Unlike conventional ADSL packages, YahClick makes use of a Ka-band satellite link rather than cables and can be used anywhere in the country – even in remote locations – making it a popular choice for use on farms, game reserves and rural businesses.

The promotion offers free hardware and installation (worth up to R12,500) to customers that sign a Business, Home 3Mbps or EasyBuy Premium Home 1Mbps package contract before the 10 March 2014. EasyBuy customers also have the option to add a Vox Telecom Supafone to the offer for R59 a month, which enables them to make phone calls using their broadband link, whilst the new Home 3Mbps service plan now offers a larger data allowance than before, which means that customers can download up to 25 Gigs of data before their download speed is affected.

Packages start from as little as R233 per month for home users, with download speeds ranging from 512Kbps to 15Mbps, depending on the service plan selected.

Visser says that there are also several additional benefits unique to the YahClick satellite solution. “We are the first provider in South Africa to adopt new router technology that is smaller, lighter and easier to install and maintain than the previous generation,” says Visser. “We expect that our new routers will lead to lower maintenance costs on average.”

To make use of the service, customers need a dish and a modem, which will be installed by one of hundreds of installers situated across the country.

Visser says YahClick is installing around 10 new satellite connections a day, mostly for farmers and other businesses in rural areas that are not well served by Telkom or 3G networks. “We now have 150 installers around South Africa, from Musina to Vredendal, who are well-trained, experienced, and close to their customers so they can respond quickly.”

“YahClick is the best value for money satellite option in South Africa, with the lowest price per GB of data,” says Visser. “We also offer the advantage of free access between 1am and 6am, and all uploads are free. It is the best broadband solution available to customers in rural areas or for urban businesses that need a reliable back-up connection. ”

Terms and conditions apply. For further details, visit www.yahclick.co.za.

OpenWeb launches most affordable uncapped data

By admin, 14 lutego, 2014, No Comment

Local Internet Service Provider OpenWeb has launched Everyday Uncapped, one of the most affordable uncapped data products available on the market today. It offers unlimited data usage with zero throttling.

The big difference between OpenWeb’s Everyday Uncapped solution and similar offerings from competing ISPs is that the Everyday Uncapped accounts are not throttled. OpenWeb shapes according to how busy the network is at any given time, but it never throttles. When the network is not busy, it completely unshapes the accounts.

According to OpenWeb’s CEO Keoma Wright, they do not log usage stats on their uncapped accounts. “Why should we care how much data our client has used on the account? Unlimited means just that. Some ISPs’s monitor client data so that they can enforce drastic throttling policies, making an account slow or even unusable. By default, we don’t monitor anyone’s usage on uncapped accounts.”

OpenWeb users can freely download movies, browse websites and game to their hearts content via international access through three major fibre backbones. More importantly, the price is locked in for life. If clients signup now, they will get free access for the rest of February 2014.

For more information and pricing contact OpenWeb on 0861 22 44 66 or email admin@openweb.co.za or visit OpenWeb

Sage ERP recognises AccTech Systems as one of its finest

By admin, 13 lutego, 2014, No Comment

For the thirteenth year in a row, AccTech Systems has been awarded Premier Business Partner status by Sage ERP Africa. With Sage Business partners across Africa and the Middle East, the status as Premier Partner is awarded annually to only a handful of implementation partners focusing on Sage 300 ERP (previously referred to as Accpac), Sage ERP X3 and Sage CRM.

AccTech was also recognised as the top partner on the continent, specifically for Sage’s range of Customer Relationship Management solutions.

“We are extremely excited about the product roadmap presented across Sage’s range of business applications and also being recognised, once again, as a business partner in the top echelons of the Sage community, is a great honour for us,” says Tertius Zitzke, Chief Executive Officer at AccTech Systems.

“Being awarded the status as the top business partner in the continent for the CRM range of solutions is particularly pleasing for us. Managing some of the most complex and integrated Sage CRM systems in the world, shows AccTech’s superior resource, development and integration expertise.

AccTech also experienced massive growth in its Sage business in the rest of Africa through its alliance partner, AccTech Namibia. Walking away with two major awards for the Southern African region, AccTech Namibia won Best Achiever for Sage ERP X3 and Sage Best Performance for Southern Africa.

“We worked closely with AccTech Namibia on various contracts and these regional awards pay testament to not only AccTech Namibia’s strong showing in 2013, but to the AccTech Group as a whole,” says Zitzke.

“AccTech is extremely pleased with the announcement that Sage 300 (formerly Sage Accpac) is a strategic product for Sage and we continue to invest in this leading ERP brand. The roadmap on Mobility and Cloud has been proven to be robust, it positions Sage 300 ERP as the leader in the mid market. “

The company also received third party software developer, Peresoft Software’s Cashbook Renewals Partner award.

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