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Windows 10 to receive Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps

April 29, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Software, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Microsoft has revealed that Windows 10 will be offering consumers the opportunity to download, via the Windows Store, the latest Facebook and Messenger apps for Windows 10 PCs and Tablets. To add to the news, the official Instagram app for Windows 10 mobile will be rolling out in tandem with the other apps, across the [&hellip...

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Veeam gets enterprises Nimble with Availability Suite Version 9.5

April 26, 2016 • East Africa, Enterprise, North Africa, Software, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

At the 2016 VeeamON Forum, which was held at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai, Veeam Software – the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Always-On Enterprise – revealed that the company will expand existing...

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The Hard Problem of Data Analytics in Africa

April 26, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

One of the attributes of really good technology is that it hides the complexity of what goes on in the background, while still being useful. Depending on how old you are, you may remember having to set up a TV by selecting UHF or VHF with a little switch and...

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Coventry University unveils £1 million scholarship offer to African students

April 26, 2016 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Coventry University has unveiled a £500,000 scholarship offer for international students and announced the establishment of the Africa Institute for Transformational Entrepreneurship (AITE), which aims to boost socio-economic development across the African...

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Could Cryptocurrencies be the next big thing in Africa?

April 26, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Mobile money is booming in Africa, and digital currencies are at a close second, due to the same reason: 30% of Africans lack access to traditional financial services such as bank accounts and credit cards. Consequently, they are mostly limited to cash...

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E-commerce gains traction in rural Kenya

April 21, 2016 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenya’s rural population is increasingly taking to the internet and aggressively placing orders online catching up with their urban counterparts, an internal survey by Jumia Kenya has revealed. According to the survey, which was revealed by the company,...

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Kenya: Liquid Telecom unveils backup and restore service

April 21, 2016 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, Enterprise, Top StoriesComments (0)

Huge financial setbacks across Kenyan businesses caused by inadequate IT security and data loss have prompted Liquid Telecom Kenya to launch a backup and restore service, which has been dubbed “CrashPlan for Africa,” for businesses in Kenya to...

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Merck brings international start-up-companies to Nairobi & Darmstadt

April 20, 2016 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Merck has revealed the participants for its Accelerator Programs being held in Darmstadt and Nairobi. Almost 200 highly competitive applications from 47 countries were submitted for consideration. According to the company, with this selection, Merck has set...

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Kenya: Court Reinstates Communication Authority Board

April 19, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a media statement, the Industrial Court has reinstated the board of directors of the Communication Authority, pending the hearing of an appeal challenging their ouster. In his ruling, Industrial Court Judge Nelson Abuodha, ruled that the Ministry...

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New cloud platform offers African SMEs greater convenience

April 19, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Company News, East Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have been recognised as a key sector of local economies, particularly in emerging markets, where formal SMEs contribute up to 45% of total employment and up to 33% of GDP. In a bid to create greater efficiencies, as well as...

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Philips appoints new distributor in Africa

April 19, 2016 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Philips TV has added a new distribution partner, FondiVersal Technology, to handle its sales and distribution throughout Africa. The distribution deal was completed through Philips’ Singapore affiliate, TP Vision Singapore. According to Phillips,...

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Kenya: Cisco & Seacom unveil start-up hub in Mombasa

April 18, 2016 • East Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Cisco Systems, Seacom, and the National Museums of Kenya (NMK) have partnered to create a technology hub in Mombasa. The hub, which has been named “SwahiliPOT,” has been created to target software developers from universities based in the coastal...

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Huawei Uganda inks MOU with ICT ministry

April 18, 2016 • Company News, East Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Huawei Uganda revealed that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of ICT for technological collaboration at the Huawei Technology Festival at the Kampala Serena Hotel. Related: Huawei set to focus on the Internet of Things “This...

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Can SMBs remain competitive with managed hosting services?

April 18, 2016 • East Africa, Enterprise, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The number of Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) are growing across the Middle East and Africa and are bringing along increased competition. Forward thinking SMB owners and managements are strategically embracing technology to streamline processes and...

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IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

April 15, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

At the next Selling to the CIO Masterclass, set to take place on 29 – 30 June 2016 at Henley Business School in Johannesburg, attendees will learn key strategies to successfully win over the CIO. In addition, leading CIOs will offer essential tips on how to...

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How scalable cloud enables African online retail innovation

April 15, 2016 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on How scalable cloud enables African online retail innovation

Renowned for its approach to e-commerce, Konga.com has been noted as one of Nigeria’s most prevalent and prospering online retail stores. Launched in July 2012, their mission is to become the engine of commerce and trade in Africa and supporting this...

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