Archive for March, 2003

Linux-based alternative to Exchange ships in SA

March 31st, 2003 | No Comments »

Datrix Solutions, resellers of Samsung SDS\’s Contact messaging solution, has joined with Sun Microsystems and MBWorksoft to offer SMB users a robust, stable and full-featured messaging alternative to Microsoft Exchange at a significantly reduced cost. Bundling Samsung Contact and Sun\’s LX50 hardware, the solution provides smaller businesses with a \’\”mission critical-level mail server in an [...]

Business starting to see value in open source, says analyst

March 28th, 2003 | No Comments »

The Open Source Software (OSS) movement is undoubtedly gaining momentum in South Africa with the local enterprise market and Government starting to gain a better understanding of the value proposition behind the adoption of OSS, Mark Rotter, senior analyst at BMI-TechKnowledge said yesterday. Speaking at a Sun Microsystems Open Source seminar held in Johannesburg , [...]

Google now in Zulu and Xhosa

March 26th, 2003 | No Comments »

South African\’s can now access popular search engine Google in some of their home languages thanks to

SuSE Linux ships first server product for Intel Itanium 2 processors

March 26th, 2003 | No Comments »

SuSE Linux this week released its Enterprise Server 8 for the Intel Itanium processor family and has already been chosen to drive parts of the \”TeraGrid\”, a scientific computing system accessible to researchers across the United States. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Distributed Terascale Facility (DTF) is a joint undertaking of the National [...]

Smart answer to digital divide

March 26th, 2003 | 1 Comment »

Bridging the digital divide is no longer just a fancy, meaningless IT buzzword in Northern KwaZulu Natal in South Africa, thanks to Linux and a group of Cape Town based entrepreneurs.. Cape Town-based Wizzy Digital Courier, which delivers Internet content via a courier system, and offers cost effective computing and Internet access to schools, has [...]

Linux firewall from Biodata IT

March 24th, 2003 | No Comments »

IT communication and security specialist Biodata IT South Africa has added the Astaro Security Linux integrated software solution to its product portfolio. The all-in-one firewall includes e-mail virus protection, URL content filtering and reporting tools. \”The Astaro Security Linux presents administrators with increased functionality and interesting features,\” says Biodata IT director Christian Runte. \”For instance, [...]

TapeWare offers DR for Linux

March 24th, 2003 | No Comments »

Disaster recovery is a key area for both storage vendors as well as the broader IT world and Yosemite Technologies has created a disaster recovery (DR) solution for Linux enthusiasts. The product will be available through local distributor Intelligent Systems. \”We believe Yosemite\’s disaster recovery product for Linux will quickly become an integral part of [...]

HP boosts Linux products for Africa

March 18th, 2003 | No Comments »

With demand for Linux, the open source operating system, growing across Africa, HP has announced a series of new Linux-based products and services for companies in Southern Africa. Andre Hartley, software solutions specialist for southern Africa at HP, says the upgrades to the HP range include a disaster-tolerant solution for Linux that combines HP MC/Serviceguard [...]

sqlDesktop cleans up

March 18th, 2003 | No Comments »

Trying to make sense of all your documents, email and Web links? Developers PIM have released a Java- and SQL-based organiser that pulls everything from email to documents to Web sites into one common interface. \”sqlDesktop is a manual filing system arranged just like an ordinary office with pictures of real cabinets and real folders,\” [...]

Why Free Software\'s long run TCO must be lower

March 17th, 2003 | No Comments »

This paper was kindly contributed by Brendan Scott. It is published here in full and unedited. The views expressed are those of the author an not necessarily of Tectonic.co.za and it staff Why Free Software\’s Long Run TCO must be lower Brendan Scott 15 July 2002 Brendan is a lawyer specialising in IT and telecommunications [...]

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