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PayJoy, Baobab+ democratise mobile Internet for African countries

PayJoy, Baobab+ democratise mobile Internet for African countries

October 12, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

In an effort to expand access to high-quality solar home system solutions and smartphone technology to a billion people worldwide, Baobab+ is licensing PayJoy’s Checkout platform including its proprietary Lock technology. This will allow consumers to purchase a smartphone on the same pay-as-you-go basis as they already do Baobab+ solar solutions. The...

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Threat actor Muddy Water extends attacks towards government in Africa

Threat actor Muddy Water extends attacks towards government in Africa

October 12, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Kaspersky Lab researchers monitoring the activity of Muddy Water, an advanced threat actor first seen targeting Iraq and Saudi Arabia in 2017, have uncovered a massive operation focused on government entities and more in Africa, Jordan, Turkey, Azerbaijan,...

Outsourcing data centre O&M can benefit your business

Outsourcing data centre O&M can benefit your business

October 11, 2018 • Big Data, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The South African data centre market continues to grow significantly, each year, and corporates faced with challenges around cost savings, lack of facilities and streamlining their business operations often look to outsourcing as an attractive solution....

Manufacturers: find the right tech partnership to achieve exponential change

Manufacturers: find the right tech partnership to achieve exponential change

October 10, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

With the right technology partners by their side, manufacturers can achieve exponential change and digitisation in their operations, opening new opportunities and positioning them for the digital future. Core to achieving this is alliance between vendors and...

Soweto to host the first ever CS:GO esports Exhibition Match

Soweto to host the first ever CS:GO esports Exhibition Match

October 10, 2018 • Events, Gadgets and Gaming, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The Ekasi Tech Fest and Gaming Expo is set to take place in Soweto from the 18-20 October 2018, at Dlamini Multipurpose Centre. The event’s name has been shortened to Ekasi Tech Fest but it still seems packed with stuff to see and do, especially if you’re...

Paratus upgrades mobile data LTE network

Paratus upgrades mobile data LTE network

October 8, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Paratus upgrades mobile data LTE network

Paratus has successfully concluded the first phase of the upgrades to its Mobile LTE Data network. The operator has confirmed that phase two will commence during November 2018 when the equipment arrives from the vendor manufacturing line. The upgrade has...

Innovation Africa 2018 set for November

Innovation Africa 2018 set for November

October 7, 2018 • Events, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments Off on Innovation Africa 2018 set for November

Industry and government are looking forward with anticipation to the 8th Innovation Africa 2018 which will see a record gathering of ministers and government officials responsible for education and ICT across Africa. The summit will take place over three days...

Power is critical from bush to estate

Introducing energy efficiency to data centres is a priority

October 7, 2018 • Big Data, Southern AfricaComments Off on Introducing energy efficiency to data centres is a priority

As our appetite for all things IT and digital continues to grow, the need for data centres continues to grow, with more and more data centres erected, and much bigger than they were before. This places a tremendous amount of pressure on the electrical power...

Taxify introduces Driver Destination feature

You can now book a Taxify through Google Maps

October 6, 2018 • East Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on You can now book a Taxify through Google Maps

Taxify has announced that their customers will now be able to get estimates for the rides, fares and duration through Google Maps. Taxify ride will be available next to other transport options via the Google Maps app on the users’ smartphone. The tab will...

South African tech startup RapidDeploy partners with APD Communications

South African tech startup RapidDeploy partners with APD Communications

October 6, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, StartupsComments Off on South African tech startup RapidDeploy partners with APD Communications

Following the recent announcement of South African tech startup RapidDeploy’s partnership with multinational telecommunications company AT&T, RapidDeploy has announced an alliance with APD Communications to provide a complete hosted solution for control...

SUSE meets rising demand for affordable data storage

SUSE meets rising demand for affordable data storage

October 6, 2018 • Backup and Storage, Southern AfricaComments Off on SUSE meets rising demand for affordable data storage

For enterprise customers, the demand for additional data storage is growing too fast for traditional storage options to continue to be affordable. SUSE is meeting the demand for reliable, reasonably priced storage, today announcing the availability of SUSE...

South Africa’s app developers have upped their game

South Africa’s app developers have upped their game

October 5, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on South Africa’s app developers have upped their game

The MTN Business App of the Year Awards is in full swing. The intensive judging process that concluded last week will culminate with the winners, in various categories, being announced in Johannesburg on 11 October 2018. The judging panel, made up of business...

Twitter announces data saver setting in South Africa

Twitter announces data saver setting in South Africa

October 5, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Twitter announces data saver setting in South Africa

Twitter has launched a new setting for South Africa which will enable people using Twitter for iOS and Android to save data while they browse. Jesar Shah, Product Manager, Twitter said: “With data saver, images will load in a smaller size, allowing them...

Microsoft aims to entice customers to the cloud with Office changes

Microsoft aims to entice customers to the cloud with Office changes

October 5, 2018 • Software, Southern AfricaComments Off on Microsoft aims to entice customers to the cloud with Office changes

South African ICT resellers will benefit from a streamlined stock-keeping unit (SKU) for the on-premise edition of Microsoft Office following the launch of Office 2019 on October 2. Microsoft is releasing only a single SKU for the product that will support...

Port Elizabeth Company providing Google-like mapping for local municipalities

Port Elizabeth Company providing Google-like mapping for local municipalities

October 4, 2018 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on Port Elizabeth Company providing Google-like mapping for local municipalities

Selected towns in the Eastern Cape’s Enoch Mgijima municipality are being mapped and photographed using locally-designed software and a camera system developed by the Point of Interest (POI) and OVVIO team. POI is a geographic information system (GIS)...

Synthesis Software Technologies harnesses Al for Absa rebrand

Synthesis Software Technologies harnesses Al for Absa rebrand

October 4, 2018 • Software, Southern AfricaComments Off on Synthesis Software Technologies harnesses Al for Absa rebrand

When Barclays announced that it would separate from the Absa group, Absa’s brand team got busy. With a limited period to identify and remove all Barclays logos and mentions from key documentation, websites, contracts, database structures, marketing, and...