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IT News Africa revamps video section for a more streamlined experience

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

Africa’s technology news leader “IT News Africa” has revamped its video section in order to offer viewers a more streamlined experience. When accessing the newly revamped video section, viewers will gain access to interviews with bespoke local and international leaders within the ICT industry. To add to the content, viewers will gain access to...

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Ericsson reveals Emergency Wallet to support humanitarian responses

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

Ericsson has committed to developing Ericsson Emergency Wallet, a mobile financial services solution, for deployment in the immediate aftermath of disaster or crises to support humanitarian organizations and affected populations within Africa as well as...

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Virtual Reality to catalyse next growth explosion for tech industry

May 25, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Virtual reality (VR) is set to start moving into the mainstream of the technology market this year, creating the next wave of growth for the industry and delivering exciting new experiences for end-users. That’s according to Ernst Wittmann, Regional Manager...

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What consumers need to know before signing up for FTTH

May 24, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Fibre to the Home (FTTH) is a trending buzzword in South Africa at the moment. Affluent suburbs are a hive of activity as trenches are dug and fibre laid, with the goal of delivering high speed connectivity to a person’s doorstep. Driving this trend are the...

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ITR Technology to host 2016 ManageEngine Active Directory Seminar

May 24, 2016 • Enterprise, Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, has revealed that ITR Technology will be hosting ManageEngine’s Active Directory Seminar and Certified Training-2016  on June 14-15, 2016, at Blue Valley Golf and Country Estate, Midrand Johannesburg....

Reshaad Sha, Chief Strategy Officer at DFA.(Image source: DFA)

Connecting the always-mobile bank of the future in Africa

May 23, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

As a mobile-centric hub, Africa has the capability to approach banking in a whole new manner. In fact, today very few Africans have access to traditional banking accounts. The issue that arises is a lack of infrastructure to support the all-encompassing...

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Economic downfall: The future of the IT landscape

May 20, 2016 • Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

There is very little hesitation in the minds of South Africans that our economy is under huge pressure. You just need to look at the news headlines to see it. With the rand weakening and interest rates on the rise, businesses around the country are being left...

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FinTech must identify the problem if disruption is to be successful

May 20, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Kevin Johnson Head of Innotribe Innovation Programmes at SWIFT, says Innotribe has learned from its work with the FinTech ecosystem.  “Always start with clearly identifying what problem you are trying to address. If you don’t, you end up with a solution...

LTE-U Network

Cell C and Huawei achieve over 600Mbps speeds

May 20, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

In a media statement, Cell C and Huawei revealed that both parties had achieved speeds of over 600Mbps download on an LTE-U test site. Using a pre-commercial device, Cell C used 15MHz of its licensed spectrum in 2100MHz and 2 x 20MHz of spectrum in the 5GHz...

According to a PWC report, a large percentage of CEOs across Africa plan to invest in technology in 2014. (image credit: accountancyage.com)

Africa’s CEOs look to innovation and technology to boost growth

May 20, 2016 • East Africa, Enterprise, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Africa remains one of the preferred frontiers for investment opportunities and doing business, according to a report released by PwC Africa. Growth and foreign direct investment has continued in Africa amid the recent global economic uncertainty. This is...

Manoranjan Mohapatra CEO, Comviva. (Image Source: http://www.mobileworldmag.com)

Mahindra Comviva consolidates all operations under a single brand

May 20, 2016 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Mahindra Comviva has revealed the consolidation of its LATAM operations and its recent acquisition ATS Advanced Technology Solutions under a single brand – Mahindra Comviva. The brand will resonate across all its LATAM operations in achieving a common...

EFT Africa

Is EFT making a comeback in Africa?

May 19, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

Electronic Fund Transfers (EFT) may be one of the older payment methods on the block, but thanks to fraud and crime they are experiencing a revival.  As technology platforms evolve to make EFTs more easily managed by users and merchants alike, they are...

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Alcatel brings cost-conscious devices to Africa

May 19, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Alcated has brought two new cost-conscious mobile devices to the African market, the Alcatel Pop Star and the Alcatel Go Play. According to the company, the Alcatel Pop Star will be set to sell at a recommended retail price of R2299 (USD $140 dependent on...

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Addressing the threat of cyber-crime in the digital era

May 19, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Many researchers now estimate the scale of the global cybercrime business to be greater than that of drug trafficking. Kaspersky Labs’ recent survey revealed that 9 out of 10 companies have already been a target of cybercrime, in some shape or form. Many of...

Sipho Maseko, Group Chief Executive at Telkom.

Africa’s first Chair in Digital Business revealed

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

Africa’s first Chair in Digital Business is to be established at the Wits Business School through an initial five-year funding commitment from Telkom. This is in line with leading academic institutions around the world where the digital aspect of business...

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World Economic Forum Hails Africa’s Top Female Innovators

May 18, 2016 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, People, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has selected 5 tech-focused women from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and South Africa as Africa’s Top Female Innovators. These innovators (listed below) were lauded for their innovations in the areas of IT training,...

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