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The Evolution and Revolution of Business Networks in Africa

July 29, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Trade is in Africa’s blood. Its rich resources, numerous societies and access to the world have created a hotbed of trade civilisations. One could go back millennia to the early kingdoms around the continental horn – the forefathers and peers of the Ancient Egyptian world – or the mysterious Kingdom of Nok in West Africa [&hellip...

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Veeam hails behind-the-scenes specialists that keep businesses running

July 29, 2016 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Veeam is shining the light on the unsung superheroes that keep businesses of all shapes and sizes running 24.7.365. This System Administrator Appreciation Day (July 29th), it’s time to put aside preconceptions and share some love for the vital technicians...

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African entrepreneurs need to become Always-On

July 28, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

With South Africa’s unemployment rate rising to 26.7 percent in the first quarter of this year, there is increased strain on the market to find a way to address this. Now, more than ever, there needs to be a drive for entrepreneurship to help grow the...

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The future for IoT in Africa is an exciting one

July 27, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Africa is no stranger to connectivity. While Africa may be behind when it comes to IT infrastructure compared to more developed nations, the fact is that more than double the population of sub-Saharan Africa has mobile phone access. With smartphone usage on...

Cyber Bullying

Study shows that Cyberbullying can lead to depression

July 26, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to the study Growing Up Online – Connected Kids, conducted by Kaspersky Lab and icon Kids & Youth, cyberbullying is a far more dangerous threat to children than many parents think. The consequences for the majority of young victims of online...

Top mobile apps

Number of unique mobile subscribers in Africa surpasses half a billion

July 26, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

More than half a billion people across Africa are now subscribed to mobile services as the continent continues to migrate rapidly to mobile broadband networks, reveals a new GSMA study. ‘The Mobile Economy: Africa 2016 study was published at the GSMA Mobile...

2016 Global Connectivity Index

Ultra broadband is becoming more prominent in Africa

July 26, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Huawei ICT Summit & UBBS (Ultra-Broadband Summit) was held in Pretoria on the 19th July 2016. With the theme of “Broadband for All, Building a Better Connected Africa”, the summit was attended by some 300 delegates, including operator...

Healthcare Innovation Summit

Epson partners 2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit as Silver Sponsor

July 25, 2016 • East Africa, Events, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Epson has been announced as Silver sponsors of the 2nd Healthcare Innovation Summit (#HCIS2016). From 24-25 August 2016, healthcare and technology professionals will convene at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel located in Sandton, Johannesburg for the...

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Downgrading your IT security is false budgeting warns Intel’s Coetzee

July 25, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

It is often instinctive for business managers to look for means of cost-cutting in times of economic downturn or uncertainty, but downgrading your security solutions is a false economy that may cost business much more in the long run, warns Trevor Coetzee,...

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Improving Healthcare Delivery in Africa

July 22, 2016 • East Africa, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Healthcare delivery in Africa has long been one of the biggest challenges the continent faces. While funding, inadequate resource allocation, customs gridlock and counterfeit pharmaceuticals are major contributors to the problem, a significant portion of the...

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Regulations could be an innovation enabler for banks

July 22, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Banks are faced with a real conundrum. They are expected to deliver relevant and innovative new services to a discerning customer base and, at the same time, are facing an ever-tightening regulatory regime. However, the astute institution could view these...

HPE

UX is everything – Measure it completely and correctly

July 22, 2016 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Forrester Research calls it the “mobile moment”—that brief instant when users first try your mobile app and decide whether they love it or hate it. Multiple studies confirm that the success of your mobile app—and potentially your business—depends on...

Healthcare Innovation Summit 2016

Checkpoint Named Silver Sponsor for 2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit

July 21, 2016 • East Africa, Events, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Check Point Software Technologies has been announced as Silver sponsors of the 2nd Healthcare Innovation Summit (#HCIS2016). From 24-25 August 2016, healthcare and technology professionals will convene at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel located in Sandton,...

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Huawei joins Smart Africa to drive Africa’s digital transformation

July 21, 2016 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Huawei has joined the Smart Africa Alliance as Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) advisor and Platinum member at the Smart Africa Board Meeting. The partnership with the Smart Africa Alliance is one of Huawei’s efforts to drive digital...

Supply Chain Infrastructure Solutions for Africa

Taking a closer look at Supply Chain infrastructure solutions for Africa

July 21, 2016 • Company News, East Africa, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Along with economic growth in Africa comes increased pressure on supply chain infrastructure, creating challenging business conditions and difficulty in matching supply with demand, particularly in the healthcare arena. Many African countries have experienced...

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United Bank Africa and Mastercard reveal Pan African partnership

July 19, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

United Bank Africa (UBA) and Mastercard have announced a partnership which will see UBA act as the issuer for MasterCard in 18 new markets in Africa. The partnership, which came into effect in 2016, will see UBA issue Mastercard credit, debit and prepaid...