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Intel Secuirty

Nokia, Intel launch labs to bring 5G to the market

February 22, 2017

Nokia and Intel are creating joint testing facilities to focus on all aspects of 5G networks from device to cloud. The 5G acceleration labs will build on the...

Enterprise

Amr Kamel, Microsoft GM in the West, East, Central Africa & Indian Ocean Islands.

Over 554 million records stolen in first half of 2016

February 10, 2017

More than 554 million data records were stolen during the first half of 2016, a 31% increase from the previous six months – and that was just from the...

Healthcare

Vodacom Tanzania

Vodacom, Kaduna State partner to launch ICT development initiative in Nigeria

February 6, 2017

Vodacom has announced that they will be working with Kaduna State in Nigeria to launch an ICT for development initiative. The project will support mass...

Financial Services

TransferWise services are still only  available in the United States, Australia, Europe and Canada.

TransferWise joins Messenger to enable users to transfer money internationaly

February 22, 2017

Facebook users in the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe can now use Facebook Messenger to send and receive money. TransferWise, a money transfer...

Opinion

Software

Financial institutions to benefit from faster and easier access to global foreign exchange markets via new BT Radianz FX express.

BT links up 5 biggest foreign exchange markets

February 21, 2017

BT (British Telecoms) has announced that it will be linking up the world’s five main foreign exchange (FX) locations to help boost the competitiveness of its...

Gadgets and Gaming

Google and Microsoft to tackle piracy in the UK.

Google and Microsoft to shoot down Piracy

February 20, 2017

Tech giants, Google and Microsoft have agreed to clamp down on piracy in the UK. This agreement comes after much deliberation with the UK Government, record...

  • 5 African Blockchain Companies.

    5 African Blockchain Companies to watch

    February 21, 2017 • Finance, Lists, Top Stories

    Blockchain is undoubtedly one of the hottest topics in the tech industry. When people think of Blockchain their initial thought lean towards cryptocurrencies and fintech; it is however far more than just a new payment system. Blockchain can potentially revolutionise how transactions over the Internet take place altogether. Blockchain uses cryptography to keep exchanges secure, providing [&hellip...

  • Google

    6 things you didn’t know you could do with Google

    February 17, 2017 • General, Lists, Online & Social, Top Stories

    Google is the world’s largest search engine with over 3.5 billion searches per day. There is however features which many of Google’s users are still failing to take advantage of. Jumia Travel reveals the 6 things you didn’t know you could use Google to do. 1) Set a timer You can use Google to set [&hellip...

  • A new era of protesting.

    8 Hashtags that shook Africa

    February 15, 2017 • Lists, Online & Social, Top Stories

    Last week saw the eruption of mass protests across Nigeria. The three strains of protest movements that emerged may have had different ideals, but they did however have one thing in common… hashtags. The rise of social media in Africa has undoubtedly resulted in an increase in activism. This new form of expression has seen protest campaigns gain [&hellip...

  • Mobile app developers are rated number one by PayScale.

    Top 10 Information Technology Jobs to consider

    February 6, 2017 • Features, Lists, Top Stories

    Information technology is growing rapidly and so is the need for highly skilled individuals to be a part of this revolution. A couple of years ago, a career in IT was regarded as one for geeks but all of that has changed. Technology plays a significant role in economic growth whilst tackling social issues by providing solutions to [&hellip...

  • IT trends for 2017 by 
 Bertus Homan, Sales Director, Hitachi Data Systems South Africa (image: pixabay.com)

    IT trends to look out for in 2017

    February 3, 2017 • Lists, Opinion, Top Stories

    2017 will be an exciting time and may well be the beginning of a new era for productivity growth. Digital transformation will be a major business focus, and success will hinge on how successful we will be in leveraging the abundance of new technologies, with new processes and new skills. Transformation is not about making [&hellip...

  • 6 African Tech Influencers to follow on twitter.

    6 African Tech Influencers to follow on Twitter

    February 2, 2017 • East Africa, Lists, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West Africa

    Twitter is a great source of news and information, but it should be noted that the content users consume is directly influenced by the people they follow. Consequently, Twitter users with a vast number of followers are referred to as influencers. It therefore goes without saying that in order to make sure you are consuming [&hellip...

Features

Brian Andrew, the General Manager of RS Components South Africa

Interview: Producer of best-selling British computer talks to IT News Africa

February 17, 2017

IT News Africa sat down with Brian Andrew, the General Manager of RS Components South Africa, to discuss the launch of the all new Raspberry Pi 3 Compute...

3D televisions are becoming a thing of the past.

The Death of 3D TV’s

February 2, 2017

Startups

Dave Glass, Electrum Managing Director.

Electrum to simplify Value Added Services

February 20, 2017

In a bid to boost revenue by hundreds of millions of Rands, retailers are increasingly selling virtual products and services known as Value Added Services...

Internet of Things

Security

Doros Hadjizenonos, Country Manager of Check Point South Africa.

Ransomware doubled in second half of 2016, says Check Point

February 22, 2017

Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd released its H2 2016 Global Threat Intelligence Trends, revealing that ransomware attacks doubled during the period....

Online

TransferWise services are still only  available in the United States, Australia, Europe and Canada.

TransferWise joins Messenger to enable users to transfer money internationaly

February 22, 2017

Facebook users in the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe can now use Facebook Messenger to send and receive money. TransferWise, a money transfer...

Retail Industry

Education

eLearnAfrica has partnered with Unicaf university extending further the University’s reach throughout the continent.

Unicaf University partners with eLearnAfrica

February 21, 2017

Unicaf University has announced that its programmes will be available on eLearnAfrica.com, thereby extending further the University’s reach throughout the...

Mining and Energy

How intelligent water meters can could aid in water crisis.

How intelligent metering platforms could alleviate SA’s water crisis

February 22, 2017

South Africa is the world’s 30th driest country. Let that sink in for a moment. As climate change continues to wreak havoc on natural ecosystems around the...