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Big jump in cloud traffic predicted

ig jump in cloud traffic predicted

Cloud storage and services and the Internet of things are among the drivers of rapid cloud growth around the world. The fifth annual Cisco Global Cloud Index forecasts that cloud traffic in the Middle East and Africa will more than quadruple by the end of 2019. Additionally, by 2019, 83% of …

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SA schoolgirls set sights on space

Meta Economic Development Organisation

CAPE TOWN – Fourteen schoolgirls have successfully built, calibrated and launched a satellite into near space. The 14 high school pupils are alumni from the inaugural SpaceTrek camp, the second stage of the Women in Stem Space Programme run by the Meta Economic Development Organisation (Medo), a non-profit organisation. The programme …

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New schooling system planned for South Africa: report

The City Press has reported that South Africa’s state schooling system faces a shake-up, where students will be divided into three tiers based on their ability.   According to the report, a scholar’s aptitude will be used to place them into one of three streams: academic, technical occupational, or technical vocational. …

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New rugged Windows Flip 360 Tablet revealed

CTL EG2

CTL revealed its new 11.6-inch Windows Flip 360 Tablet at CES 2016, featuring a 360-degree hinge that facilitates a laptop/tablet mode. The CTL EG2 Rugged Windows Flip 360 will support Windows 10, and runs on an Intel Celeron N3000. The shock-resistant design has been IP5X certified for dust resistance and …

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New Huawei Mate 8 hands-on

Huawei unveiled its new Mate 8 at CES 2016  in Las Vegas, and we’ve managed to get our hands on it. The Mate 8 is the latest phablet to be offered by the Chinese company, improving on last year’s Ascend  Mate 7 with a great fingerprint sensor, large display, and …

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Panasonic reveals new compact travel camera

Panasonic has revealed the Lumix DMC-ZS100 – a premium compact travel camera that boasts performance on par with expensive DSLR models. The Lumix DMC-ZS100 combines a host of features and a 10x zoom, aimed at travelling photographers and videographers. The camera sports a 1-inch MOS sensor – one of the biggest of …

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Radical new programming campus in South Africa taking shape

WeThinkCode, a new peer-to-peer tech institution dedicated to eliminating the IT skills gap, recently launched in South Africa. The initiative is backed by a three-year founding sponsorship from First National Bank, BBD, and Derivco. WeThinkCode identifies and trains people to become world-class programmers in a peer-to-peer problem solving and learning …

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Vodacom mum on how double debit glitch occurred

Johannesburg – Mobile network Vodacom [JSE:VOD] has not revealed what caused an error that led to several of its customers being double debited last week. Vodacom sent an SMS to customers on Friday afternoon informing them that the company was aware that some accounts had been debited twice owing to a …

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