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Mobile and Telecoms

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Vodacom extends FTTH reach

September 23, 2016

Vodacom has signed lease agreements with third party network infrastructure providers Fibrehoods, Openserve, Century City Connect, Vumatel and Dark Fibre...

Enterprise

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“Amazon are decades behind Oracle”- Larry Ellison

September 22, 2016

According to Oracle Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, Larry Ellison, Amazon databases are 20 years behind the latest release of the Oracle...

Healthcare

Gregg Petersen the regional director for the Middle East and Africa and the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation at Veeam

Data availability at the heart of health

September 19, 2016

Data is not only the lifeblood of the organisation, but it plays a critical role in healthcare. As a result of the growth of wearable technology and the...

Financial Services

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Plastic money and cash will soon lose popularity : Wendy Pienaar

September 23, 2016

More consumers are seeking online solutions, with over 460 million financial transactions processed by Standard Bank on mobile devices between July 2015 and...

Opinion

Software

Oracle Cloud solutions streamline payroll, core human resources and recruitment processes for the global money transfer business

Oracle HM Cloud yields success for MoneyGram

September 22, 2016

Oracle announced that MoneyGram International Inc. has implemented Oracle HCM Cloud to overhaul its human resources (HR) operations and reduce administrative...

Gadgets and Gaming

BIOSTAR debuts the AM2 GAMING MOUSE for all the game fanatics

BIOSTAR introduces the AM2 gaming mouse

September 23, 2016

BIOSTAR announces the introduction of its first gaming mouse. the BIOSTAR AM2 gaming mouse featuring an Avago 5050 sensor is capable of up to 2400DPI of...

Features

Video calling apps

From an Idea to an App – How not to fail

July 13, 2016

Apps fail all the time and so do ideas. It is agonizing if you are the conceiver of the idea or the developer behind the app and it’s even worse if you are...

Startups

To Let co-founders (L-R) Sulaiman Balogun, Fakayo Ogundipe, Dapo Eludire and Seyi Ayeni

Lagos real estate startup closes $1.2 million funding deal

September 21, 2016

Lagos-based real estate classifieds start-up, ToLet.com.ng,  announced that it closed a $1.2 million Series A round of funding from Frontier Digital Ventures....

Company News

Security

Iniel Dreyer, Managing Director at Gabsten Technologies

Cloud backup – guarding against data loss from ransomware

September 20, 2016

More and more companies are falling prey to purveyors of ransomware, a virus that attacks computers and literally holds them to ransom – locking users out of...

Online

Google Assistant can also help with news, weather or incoming flight status information

Google Allo takes chat to the next level

September 21, 2016

Google South Africa has announced the launch of Google Allo to the South African market. Allo is a messaging app that works off your phone number and is...

Retail Industry

Education

Africa’s e-learning market has doubled from 2011 to 2016, reaching USD 513 million, according to a report by market researchers Ambient Insights.

Africa’s E-Learning Market Doubles to $500 Million

September 23, 2016

African public-private partnerships are fast-tracking education improvement from primary school to university, potentially levelling the playing field for...

Mining and Energy

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Debunking the myths of solar energy

September 13, 2016

Debunking the myths 1: Solar is unaffordable If your residential complex wants to get on solar here’s why the cost to install it may not matter…....