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  • jed_bruce

    What is the cost of keeping customers happy?

    September 13, 2016 • OpinionComments Off on What is the cost of keeping customers happy?

    Customer experience management has traditionally been about customers being able to rate a business based on their interaction, or a business gathering information to better understand what a customer is thinking to provide a better service. But according to...

  • solar-panels

    Debunking the myths of solar energy

    September 13, 2016 • Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments (1)

    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…. “Solar is expensive” It really depends on how you look at solar. If you talk about solar panels,...

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    Consumer demand for tablets continues to slow

    September 9, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Consumer demand for tablets continues to slow

    Sluggish demand from consumers across much of the Middle East and Africa (MEA) saw the region’s tablet market shrink 13.3% year on year in Q2 2016, according to the latest ‘Middle East and Africa Quarterly Tablet Tracker’ from International...

  • Uber Africa

    Growing numbers of visitors to SA choosing to ride with Uber

    September 9, 2016 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Growing numbers of visitors to SA choosing to ride with Uber

    With seamless technology in place in more than 475 cities across 75 countries, Uber is fast becoming a significant role player in the global tourism industry. This is especially true in South Africa where, in the relatively short space of two and a half...

  • volvo

    Volvo first in the world with self-driving truck in underground mine

    September 9, 2016 • Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Volvo first in the world with self-driving truck in underground mine

    Volvo’s fully autonomous truck is the first in the world to be tested in operations deep underground in the Kristineberg Mine. The self-driving truck is part of a development project aimed at improving the transport flow and safety in the mine. The truck...

  • HPE

    Micro Focus’s Acquisition of Hewlett Packard Software – What Lies Ahead?

    September 9, 2016 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Micro Focus’s Acquisition of Hewlett Packard Software – What Lies Ahead?

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise has announced the sale of its software division to Micro Focus International. The deal, worth $8.8 billion, was announced by HPE yesterday afternoon alongside quarterly earnings figures. This comes shortly after the sale of HPE’s...

  • Nokia, Vodafone and Telit collaborate to expand the IoT ecosystem using NB-IoT technology.

    Nokia enables Orange Egypt to launch personalized services faster

    September 9, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia enables Orange Egypt to launch personalized services faster

    Orange Egypt has commissioned Nokia to deploy its Subscriber Data Management (SDM) platform to be able to launch new, customized services faster to its subscribers. The platform, based on Nokia One-NDS (One-Network Directory Server) platform, will consolidate...

  • samsung_smartwatch

    Samsung announces Gear S3 smartwatch

    September 9, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Samsung announces Gear S3 smartwatch

    Samsung Electronics South Africa has unveiled the Gear S3. Craige Fleischer, Director of Integrated Mobility at Samsung Electronics South Africa, says the new Gear S3 combines timeless traditional design with the latest in mobile technology, including IP68...

  • Ecobank is one of the first banks in Nigeria to partner with Visa to provide the mVisa service to Nigerian consumers and merchants.

    Ecobank, Mastercard launch Masterpass QR in Nigeria

    September 9, 2016 • Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ecobank, Mastercard launch Masterpass QR in Nigeria

    Ecobank Group has partnered with Mastercard to launch Ecobank Masterpass QR, an enhancement to the Masterpass global digital payment service that will enable millions of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria to accept fast and secure digital...

  • Gartner SA reports that businesses face a loss of $2.1 trillion globally due to cyber attacks

    What you must do to address attack of IoT devices

    September 9, 2016 • Internet of ThingsComments Off on What you must do to address attack of IoT devices

    By 2020, 21 billion of Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be in use worldwide. Of these, close to 6 percent will be in use for industrial IoT applications. However, IT organisations have issues identifying these devices and characterising them as part of...

  • Dell EMC rolls out new services to

    Say hello to the world’s largest privately-controlled tech company

    September 9, 2016 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on Say hello to the world’s largest privately-controlled tech company

    Dell Technologies has announced completion of the acquisition of EMC Corporation, creating a unique family of businesses. This combination creates a $74 billion market leader with an expansive technology portfolio that solves complex problems for customers...

  • MTN Nigeria has started rolling out the 4G-LTE state-of-the-art services (image credit: Wikipedia)

    MTN enters the insurance business

    September 7, 2016 • FinanceComments Off on MTN enters the insurance business

    MTN Group and MMI Holdings today announced the launch of a micro insurance joint venture, branded aYo. The joint venture will benefit from the scale, combined expertise and market access of both companies, to provide a strong basis to compete in a changing...

  • ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao

    Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium opens in Nairobi

    September 7, 2016 • East Africa, Events, Top StoriesComments Off on Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium opens in Nairobi

    Over 500 participants from government, business, academia, non-governmental organizations and the United Nations family are meeting in Nairobi this week to formulate and optimize human capacity building strategies for the information and communication...

  • Seedstars Soweto (21)

    Global startup competition heads to Tanzania

    September 7, 2016 • StartupsComments Off on Global startup competition heads to Tanzania

    Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, is returning to TANZANIA on September 24, 2016. In line with its mission to place the spotlight on entrepreneurs from emerging markets, Seedstars...

  • Gavin_Holme

    Digital transformation enables Telcos to become customer centric

    September 7, 2016 • OpinionComments Off on Digital transformation enables Telcos to become customer centric

    Telcos are fast realising that their competitive edge is no longer in merely offering a communications product or service. With a host of players entering the traditional Telco space, it’s important that they explore other possibilities to remain...

  • Nokia CEO, Rajeev Suri. (Image Credit Nokia)

    Nokia moves for complete buy-out of Alcatel-Lucent

    September 7, 2016 • Company News, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia moves for complete buy-out of Alcatel-Lucent

    Nokia today announced that it has filed a draft offer document relating to a public buy-out offer in cash for the remaining Alcatel-Lucent shares it does not already own.  Rajeev Suri, President and CEO of Nokia, commented: “Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent...