Stories by Computing SA staff

Gartner sees the SMS levels exploding

Wireless messaging is the most successful mainstream mobile data service to have emerged during the 30-year history of the cellular telecom industry.

South African telecom preps for games

While most attention has been focused on building and upgrading of stadiums and other infrastructure for the 2010 World Cup, one of the biggest requirements will be to ensure that there is sufficient telecom capacity to handle the expected influx of visitors.

Gartner: Global BPO market to grow by 8 percent in 2006

Human resources business process outsourcing (HR BPO) continues to be a major component of the overall worldwide BPO market, as worldwide HR BPO is expected to reach US$24.6 billion in 2006, an increase of 4.7 percent from $23.5 billion in 2005, according to Gartner.

Adobe releases flex 2.0 beta products

Adobe Systems has announced the public beta of Adobe Flex 2.0 product line and Adobe Flash Player 8.5, an application development solution designed to deliver rich Internet applications.

CA to develop software for managing mobile device

Funambol, the mobile open source software company, has announced that CA has licensed Funambol's mobile application server for use in its products targeted at managing smart phone devices in the enterprise.

Intel outlines software programs for Apple developers

Intel recently announced new software development tools and resources through its Intel Software Network. These tools and resources are intended to help Apple developers to take advantage of Intel Core Duo processor technologies to maximize application performance on the new Intel-based Mac platforms.

Worldwide semiconductor spending to grow

Worldwide capital equipment spending is set to grow by 66 percent in 2004. However, despite this strong growth, the industry will begin to experience a downward cycle in 2005, according to Gartner Inc. Capital equipment spending in 2005 is projected to decline by 0.6 percent.

Artec CEO leaves to explore Australia

African company Artec Computer Systems has announced that its CEO, Andrew Tucker, has relocated to Australia, in order to explore growing business opportunities.

CA supports Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2

Computer Associates International recently announced its support for Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) with Advanced Security Technologies and other new features, in its eTrust security management solutions, which aim to protect desktops from virus and network threats.

Veritas newest ISV to participate in OSDL initiatives

Veritas Software on Wednesday announced that the company has joined the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) and will participate in its Data Center Workgroup. By participating in OSDL, Veritas is furthering its Linux commitments to customers, and accelerating the process of making Linux enterprise-ready.

Software AG enhances Tamino XML server

Software AG has updated its Tamino XML Server -- said to be the industry's first native XML server -- aiming to provide accelerated data access, advanced security and expanded query and text retrieval functions.

Bandwidth -- it is all about control

Throwing bandwidth at applications, in order to improve response times and keep networks running smoothly, is a critical mistake that a lot of ICT departments make today.

Convergence networks to boom

Two-thirds of companies are planning to shift applications across most or all of their business to converged networks within the next five years, according to a new global survey.