Undetectable firmware-embedded threats now a reality

  Russian-based anti-virus software developer Kaspersky Lab discovered a threat actor that surpasses anything known in terms of complexity and sophistication of techniques, namely The Equation Group. It is unique in that it is able to affect firmware, making it impossible for anti-virus software to detect it or to wipe it out. The company says […]

International investors remain loyal to SA

  Schneider Electric has officially opened a new factory and office campus, the Old Pretoria Road campus, in Midrand, Gauteng. An academy, which is to be used to train clients, staff and entrepreneurs, was also opened officially by the company’s CEO, Jean-Pascal Tricoire, who visited the country to attend the opening. Addressing the media at […]

Power and automation company bullish about the future

Energize spoke to Leon Viljoen, ABB South Africa’s managing director, after the company’s annual results meeting on 5 February 2015. ABB’s revenue decreased from R5,9-billion in 2013 to R4,8-billion in 2014. Why is that? Some of the 2013 revenue came from the 150 MW PV projects the company was involved in, and R3,5-billion worth of […]

Edge-to-core Ethernet to drive business

For an industrial Ethernet solution to be successful it must provide edge-to-core coverage with proven reliability, non-stop redundancy, WAN/VLAN security, plant-wide integration and virtualised management – so said Robert Wright of RJ Connect at the Moxa User Conference 2015- IEST Update on 3 February 2015  in Johannesburg. A modern industrial network must be energy efficient […]

Research and innovation to boost job creation

South Africa’s efforts to grow the economy and create jobs through research and innovation topped the agenda at the first Innovation Bridge technology showcase and matchmaking event held in Pretoria earlier this week. The provided opportunities for local and international technology-based companies, entrepreneurs and financiers to scout for technology solutions and investment opportunities. During the […]

Steve Lennon receives Lifetime Achiever’s Award

  Dr. Steve Lennon, who 23 years ago co-founded the TT100 Business Awards, was presented with the daVinci Technology Top 100 lifetime achievers award at the Technology Top 100 Business Awards ceremony, held in conjunction with the Innovation Bridge technology showcase and matchmaking event at the CSIR International Convention Centre on 2 February 2015. Lennon, […]

Company’s second datacentre in Johannesburg

                                                     Teraco will continue rapid expansion in its footprint, with an injection of R400-million increase in its medium term funding secured from Barclays Africa. Over the past three years, the company has expanded its footprint in the data centre environment with three state-of-the-art data centres located in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg, which combined, comprise 10 […]