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IT News Africa: Top Stories Of The Week

IT News Africa: Top Stories Of The Week

October 20, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Another week has gone by where technology news has been dominating the headlines both across Africa and around the world. This week it was revealed that millions of South Africans have had their personal information leaked online with what has been described as the biggest data leak in South Africa history. Airbnb made the headlines [&hellip...

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Top 5 most affordable laptops for the Kenyan student.

Top 5 most affordable laptops for the Kenyan student

October 20, 2017 • East Africa, Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Lists, Top StoriesComments (0)

Every student needs a reliable laptop to complete school assignments, research papers, and essays. Getting a laptop that is capable of all the computing needs of a student is no longer a struggle. Things to consider when buying a laptop as a student range...

Kenyan government launches e-trade portal

Kenyan government launches e-trade portal

October 20, 2017 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives has launched an e-trade portal with the aim to help Kenyans interact with trade locally and internationally. The National Trade Negotiations Council (NTNC) will provide traders with rules and procedures...

Silver Peak's SD-WAN solution trumps torture test

Silver Peak’s SD-WAN solution trumps torture test

October 20, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Silver Peak, the global leader in broadband and hybrid WAN solutions, has announced that the company’s flagship SD-WAN solution, Unity EdgeConnect, successfully endured a series of rigorous network packet-loss resilience tests. Leading independent network...

Interview: "Its tough for telcos to address the African market"

Interview: “It’s tough for telcos to address the African market”

October 20, 2017 • East Africa, Features, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

IT News Africa recently spoke to Rajesh Mishra, Co-Founder, President and CTO, Parallel Wireless, in an interview which looked to identify the challenges facing the African telecommunications landscape. Rajesh is the Co-Founder of Parallel Wireless, a...

Africa Code Week 2017 launched in Tanzania

Africa Code Week 2017 launched in Tanzania

October 19, 2017 • East Africa, Education, Top StoriesComments (0)

Africa Code Week (ACW) kicked-off in Tanzania in the presence of Government officials and hundreds of pupils from surrounding areas kicking off the first series of live coding workshops. Hon. Prof. Joyce Ndalichako Tanzanian Minister of Education, Science,...

Top 5 mid-range smartphones

Top 5 mid-range smartphones for African consumers

October 19, 2017 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, Lists, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Mobile phones have almost become somewhat of an extension of ourselves. These devices, that we rely so heavily upon, can come at quite a hefty price. Not everyone can afford the almost astronomical price that you have to pay to buy premium flagship devices...

Top 10 stats from Airbnb's African research

Airbnb’s research reveals 10 powerful facts relating to African hospitality

October 19, 2017 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On Tuesday 17 October 2017, Airbnb released the findings of their research into the company’s dealings in Africa. According to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) travel and tourism accounts for 10 percent of global GDP (Gross Domestic...

Delivering end-user cyber safety to create new opportunities

Delivering end-user cyber safety to create new opportunities

October 19, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Security, Software, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Cybersecurity threats continue to spiral out of control, putting more companies across the globe at risk of falling victim to data theft and enduring reputational damage that could be the death stroke of the business itself. We are seeing cyber threats like...

Mauritius: Rodriguan citizens get online support platform

Mauritius: Rodriguan citizens get online support platform

October 19, 2017 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

The government of Mauritius has launched the Rodrigues Citizen Support Portal, an online platform that aims to provide service and address complaints and queries of Rodriguan citizens. The platform was launched by the Minister of Defence and Minister of...

Fintech innovators reveal four core challenges

Fintech innovators reveal top 4 core challenges

October 19, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

At the inaugural African Fintech Unconference, organised by Nomanini and the Bankable Frontiers Association with the support of the Mastercard Foundation, a cross-section of professionals from the local and global fintech sectors gathered for two days to...

Interview: Bravado Gaming unpacks African eSports

Interview: Bravado Gaming unpacks the potentials of African eSports

October 18, 2017 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

IT News Africa spoke to Andreas Hadjipaschali, the CEO and Owner of Bravado Gaming, in an interview which looks to unpack the current climate of the African eSports scene. Andreas started Bravado Gaming in 2006 and it has since developed into one of South...

Why your business needs to migrate to DevOps

Why your business needs to migrate to DevOps

October 18, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Decision-makers are increasingly aware of the term DevOps (development operations) and the potential impact it can have on enhancing business operations. This signifies a shift in how business and technology will more effectively work together in the years to...

Evolving digital skills for the always-on environment

Evolving digital skills for the always-on environment

October 18, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Sponsored, West AfricaComments (0)

With availability driving much of the corporate agenda in the path towards digital transformation, it is becoming essential for South African technology companies to invest in the ongoing skills development of employees. Given how the always-on environment...

Harnessing design thinking to drive entrepreneurial impact & innovation

Harnessing design thinking to drive entrepreneurial impact and innovation

October 18, 2017 • East Africa, General, OpinionComments (0)

Every business leader today faces immense pressures of power and responsibility. All it takes is a few wrong decisions, or a dollop too much complacency, for disaster to land. Today this pressure is more poignant than ever. Change is in the air, only now it...

Airbnb commit $1 million to African community-led tourism projects

Airbnb commit $1 million to African community-led tourism projects

October 17, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On Tuesday 17 October 2017 Airbnb announced that the company will invest $1 million through to 2020 in an effort to promote and support community-led tourism projects in Africa. The commitment is part of Airbnb’s vision to empower communities through home...