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  • Tech Demo Africa 2014 will offer leading technology companies an opportunity to showcase technology solutions (image: ITNA)

    Why Demo at TDA 2014?

    May 12, 2014 • Events, Top StoriesComments Off

    The premier enterprise technology-focused demo conference, Tech Demo Africa 2014, is scheduled to take place in June at the Hyatt Regency in Johannesburg, and a number major international tech companies have confirmed their participation. Tech Demo Africa...

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    MTN Ghana responds to customer complaints

    May 12, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off

    MTN Ghana has responded to the publication of the Consumer Survey results commissioned by the National Communications Authority (NCA) in 2012 and published on April 29, 2014. According to MTN Corporate Services Executive, Cynthia Lumor, MTN Ghana was happy to...

  • Samsung's Galaxy S5 (image: Samsung)

    Review: Samsung Galaxy S5

    May 9, 2014 • ReviewsComments Off

    Samsung recently released its newest flagship device, the Galaxy S5. With a number of improvements over the Galaxy S4, the unit is one of the best devices that the company has released in a long time. With a better screen, improved battery life and apps, the...

  • Bankole Cardoso, Co-founder and CEO of Easy Taxi Nigeria (image: file)

    10 Africans making waves in technology

    May 9, 2014 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off

    IT News Africa takes a look at ten of the continent’s up-and-coming entrepreneurs who are making some serious waves in the technology space – either by reimagining established products or services, expanding radically into new areas, or developing...

  • Call of Duty: Ghosts Devastation DLC Pack comes to PS4 (image: file)

    Call of Duty’s Devastation DLC comes to PS4

    May 9, 2014 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    Call of Duty: Ghosts players on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC can now purchase the Devastation DLC Pack, the game’s second of four epic DLC Packs planned to launch this year. Devastation offers up to four small-to-medium sized multiplayer...

  • Former CEO Alan Knott-Craig would be returning to the company after a period of illness. (Image source: Cell C)

    Alan Knott-Craig returns to Cell C

    May 9, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off

    South African mobile operator Cell C has announced that former CEO Alan Knott-Craig will be returning to the company after a period of illness. While he won’t be serving in his capacity as CEO, he will be returning as an Executive Board Member. “I would...

  • EOH SAP Services are excited to announce the official launch of our SAP Retail operation. (image: file)

    EOH SAP Services expands offering into Retail Market

    May 9, 2014 • Company NewsComments Off

    The retail industry is a fascinating place to be. Consumer demands are increasing at a higher rate than ever before, cross communication and collaboration has never been so important and it doesn’t stop there. The ability to interact with customers on a...

  • Kampala plays host to the eLearning Africa 2014 Conference later this month (image: file)

    Ugandan entrepreneurs changing lives with the touch of a button

    May 8, 2014 • EventsComments Off

    A spotlight will shine on the rising stars of Ugandan technology and education scene this year, as Kampala plays host to the eLearning Africa 2014 Conference later this month. A key focus will also be on those in the nation who don’t yet have the access and...

  • Demetri Petropoulos has been employed as Head of Enterprise Business Development (image: supplied)

    Global Micro makes strategic senior appointments

    May 8, 2014 • Company News, PeopleComments Off

    Global Micro, a South African hosted infrastructure IT provider, has announced two strategic appointments, as it diversifies its distribution strategy around its core cloud offerings. Izak Laubscher has been appointed Chief Cloud Architect, taking over from...

  • A map of Africa, showing the cable systems around the continent (image: African Undersea Cables)

    Content nodes to accelerate Africa’s Internet

    May 8, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    African internet users are starting to enjoy the benefits of faster access to key web resources as well as lower latencies, as telecom providers step up the roll out of content delivery networks (CDNs). That’s according to Mark Tinka, Head of Engineering at...

  • Simon Campbell-Young, CEO of specialist distributor Phoenix Software (image: Phoenix)

    Cleaning your digital footprints

    May 8, 2014 • OpinionComments Off

    These days, most people have several online accounts. Anyone with a smartphone or who uses a PC regularly probably has multiple accounts – from social media, blogs, Web sites, special offer sites – the list goes on. Unfortunately, this means that our most...

  • The inspiring event will once again feature cutting-edge demos, engaging keynotes, lively panel discussions (image: ITNA)

    Speakers announced for Tech Demo Africa 2014

    May 8, 2014 • Events, Top StoriesComments Off

    IT News Africa, the continent’s premier source for comprehensive news coverage of ICT in Africa, has announced the line-up of high-caliber speakers who will be attending its 3rd edition of Tech Demo Africa (TDA). David Visser, Chief Information Officer of...

  • Rwandan President Paul Kagame (image: NPR)

    Rwanda to move government services online

    May 8, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off

    The Central-East African nation of Rwanda is fast becoming one of the leading countries in ICT and broadband adoption, and with that, the Rwandan government has taken the decision to deliver services online – which it says will minimise bureaucracy, time...

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    Malawi: ICT to accelerate gender equality

    May 8, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off

    Gender equality is a hot topic in Africa, and Malawi believes that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) could serve as an accelerator of gender equality in the country. “ICT can be used as a catalyst that can help accelerate progress towards...

  • Airtel Nigeria's COO, Tolu Ojo and Tawa Bolarin (image: supplied)

    Nigeria: Airtel hones in on SMEs

    May 8, 2014 • Top StoriesComments Off

    Mobile operator Airtel Networks has restated its commitment to boosting SME growth and contributions to the economy. The company’s Chief Operations Officer (COO), Tolu Ojo gave the assurance while speaking to a gathering of entrepreneurs and exhibitors at a...

  • Craige Fleischer, Samsung’s Director for Mobile Communications in South Africa (image: Charlie Fripp)

    South Africa: Samsung to stop supplying notebooks

    May 8, 2014 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    Samsung has announced that due to a shift in consumer trends, it will no longer be supplying notebooks in the South African region, effective April 2014. The decision was taken as the company has moved its focus towards solutions that are aligned with the...