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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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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...

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...

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...

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...

Top 10 stats from Airbnb's African research

Airbnb release findings of African research

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

On Tuesday 17 October 2017 Airbnb, at an event in Johannesburg, South Africa, released the findings of a study which highlighted the economic and social benefits of travel using Airbnb for local families and their communities. The findings show that there are...

Narrowing the Mobile Gender Divide Will Bolster Emerging Economies

Narrowing the mobile gender divide will bolster emerging economies  

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

The telecommunications sector plays an important role in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). One of the greatest challenges the world faces in achieving these goals is narrowing down the gender gap and ensuring that the SDG Agenda...

The challenges facing IT leaders

What are the real challenges that IT leaders face?

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

African CIOs must master the difficult balance between managing the risks of deploying immature technologies and those of being left behind by emerging, disruptive trends if they are to help their businesses drive profitable growth in the years to come....

ESET launch Chrome Cleanup for Google search engine

ESET launch Chrome Cleanup for Google search engine

October 17, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

ESET, a global cybersecurity company, announced on Tuesday 17 October 2017, that the company working in partnership with Google has launched Chrome Cleanup. The new security measure works as a scanner and cleaner for Google Chrome and is designed to help...

Digitalisation – a true marriage of technology

Digitalisation – A true marriage of technology

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

Smaller channel businesses can improve their own internal processes thanks to digital transformation, but it is important to have a plan and start with communication warns Chris Daffy, CCO at MobileData, a South African technology service provider focused on...