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Microsoft launches low-cost Internet in rural Kenya

May 25, 2015

Microsoft is aiming to connect rural residents in Nanyuki, a market town in Laikipia County in central Kenya, with low-cost wireless Internet. The move aims...

Cloud Computing

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Nigeria: Etisalat opens data centre in Abuja

May 21, 2015

Etisalat Nigeria has launched a new data centre in Abuja. According to the company, the data centre is set to address the growing demand for cloud and disaster...

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Opinion

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    Nigeria: Top 10 most viewed YouTube music videos of all time

    May 25, 2015 • Lists, Top Stories, West Africa

    According to the latest figures from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the number of internet users in Nigeria increased to 83.4 million in February 2015. According to the NCC there was an increase of 1.32 million internet users on GSM and CDMA networks in February 2015. Of the total, 83.21 million were on GSM networks, [&hellip...

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    Infographic: Top 50 tracking apps for smartphones

    May 4, 2015 • Lists, Top Stories

    In Africa, smartphone adoption has boomed over the past few years. According to a study conducted by GeoPoll and World Wide Worx, Internet browsing via phones now stands at 40 per cent across key African markets, with 51% of respondents in Ghana and 47% in Nigeria reporting that they use their phones to access the internet. [&hellip...

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    Top 5 reasons to use licensed business software

    April 17, 2015 • Lists, Software

    If you’re running a small business in Africa, which is on a tight budget, you might be tempted to think of pirating your accounting, ERP software, or image editing software as a harmless way to save a bit of money. Think again – that pirated software could end up costing you more than you would [&hellip...

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    Top 10 tips to keep data safe in the cloud

    March 27, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Lists, Top Stories

    If you choose a credible cloud software provider, it will essentially host your payroll applications and data in a secure data centre underpinned by world-class technology. This will free you from doing backups, buying and installing new versions of the software, and fencing your data behind high security software. Yet that doesn’t mean you can [&hellip...

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    Top 8 analytics trends to watch in 2015

    March 25, 2015 • Lists, Top Stories

    Growing numbers of analysts and researchers insist that data should not only be managed as an asset, but should also be valued as one. They see a future where companies can routinely monetise their own data for financial gain. Analytics innovators continue to push the edge, looking for new ways to gain advantage over slower-moving [&hellip...

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    Top 10 Strategic Technologies for Education in 2015

    March 3, 2015 • Lists, Top Stories

    Social and economic pressures are forcing senior education leaders to rethink business models and consider a range of new technologies, to bring down the cost of administering education institutions and scale the business, according to research from Gartner. According to Gartner vice president and distinguished analyst Jan-Martin Lowendahl, traditional educational business models are being fundamentally [&hellip...

Reviews

Mobicel Air Review

Review: Mobicel Air Smartphone

May 7, 2015 •

Africa has seen quite a few low to mid-range smartphones hit the market recently. The latest device to land in Africa is the Mobicel Air. Retailing for a...

Gadgets and Gaming

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Top 5 reasons why you should be playing The Witcher 3

May 19, 2015

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has officially launched in South Africa. While die hard fans may already have there copy of the game, there may be some that are a...

Features

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Mobile Roaming versus Wi-Fi Connectivity: What are the risks?

May 18, 2015

Whether you are travelling throughout Africa, or globally, you may be considering activating your mobile roaming services with your mobile operator of choice....

Startups

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Kenya’s BitPesa launches remittance service for Tanzania

May 22, 2015

With many Africans finding work and residence abroad, remittances are a key aspect of economies – especially in East Africa where the number of citizens...

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Security

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New scam uses Windows Live ID to capture information

May 21, 2015

According to Kaspersky Lab, experts are warning of a new scam that uses Windows Live ID as bait to catch personal information stored in user profiles on...

Online

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Nigerian fuel crisis sets social media ablaze

May 25, 2015

According to a report via the BBC, banks in Nigeria have cut opening times, flights have been cancelled, and telecom operators are now looking at restricting...