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IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

April 29, 2016 • East Africa, Enterprise, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

At the next Selling to the CIO Masterclass, set to take place on 29 – 30 June 2016 at Henley Business School in Johannesburg, attendees will learn key strategies to successfully win over the CIO. In addition, leading CIOs will offer essential tips on how to communicate strategic and operational value and how to earn [&hellip...

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Windows 10 to receive Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps

April 29, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Software, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Microsoft has revealed that Windows 10 will be offering consumers the opportunity to download, via the Windows Store, the latest Facebook and Messenger apps for Windows 10 PCs and Tablets. To add to the news, the official Instagram app for Windows 10 mobile...

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Top 7 app types every traveller must have when visiting Ghana

April 28, 2016 • Lists, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The world is often described as a book and those who do not explore it are said to read only one page. The best remedy to boredom and stress is relaxation and that is achieved by a change of environment, scenery or routine. Travel then becomes your safest bet...

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Veeam gets enterprises Nimble with Availability Suite Version 9.5

April 26, 2016 • East Africa, Enterprise, North Africa, Software, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

At the 2016 VeeamON Forum, which was held at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai, Veeam Software – the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Always-On Enterprise – revealed that the company will expand existing...

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The Hard Problem of Data Analytics in Africa

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

One of the attributes of really good technology is that it hides the complexity of what goes on in the background, while still being useful. Depending on how old you are, you may remember having to set up a TV by selecting UHF or VHF with a little switch and...

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Coventry University unveils £1 million scholarship offer to African students

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

Coventry University has unveiled a £500,000 scholarship offer for international students and announced the establishment of the Africa Institute for Transformational Entrepreneurship (AITE), which aims to boost socio-economic development across the African...

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Could Cryptocurrencies be the next big thing in Africa?

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

Mobile money is booming in Africa, and digital currencies are at a close second, due to the same reason: 30% of Africans lack access to traditional financial services such as bank accounts and credit cards. Consequently, they are mostly limited to cash...

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Etisalat Nigeria sets up ‘Fight Malaria’ Clubs in Schools

April 25, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

As part of activities to mark World Malaria Day (WMD) 2016, held on April 25,  Etisalat revealed plans to commemorate this day by setting up ‘Fight Malaria Clubs’ across Secondary schools in Nigeria which forms part of its commitment in the fight against...

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The Internet: A weapon of rapid development in Ghana

April 22, 2016 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to a statement via Jovago, Ghana is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. It offers one of the most stable and attractive business environments in the region. According to the Dalberg report, Ghana recorded a GDP growth of 14.4% in...

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Nigeria: Jongla unveils light usage instant messaging app

April 20, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

At the latest Mobile West Africa Conference, which was held in Lagos Nigeria, Jongla unveiled its “light” instant messaging app. At the launch, the company revealed that the app is expected to enable users to send and receive free text messages,...

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Philips appoints new distributor in Africa

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

Philips TV has added a new distribution partner, FondiVersal Technology, to handle its sales and distribution throughout Africa. The distribution deal was completed through Philips’ Singapore affiliate, TP Vision Singapore. According to Phillips,...

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Can SMBs remain competitive with managed hosting services?

April 18, 2016 • East Africa, Enterprise, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Can SMBs remain competitive with managed hosting services?

The number of Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) are growing across the Middle East and Africa and are bringing along increased competition. Forward thinking SMB owners and managements are strategically embracing technology to streamline processes and...

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IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

April 15, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

At the next Selling to the CIO Masterclass, set to take place on 29 – 30 June 2016 at Henley Business School in Johannesburg, attendees will learn key strategies to successfully win over the CIO. In addition, leading CIOs will offer essential tips on how to...

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How scalable cloud enables African online retail innovation

April 15, 2016 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on How scalable cloud enables African online retail innovation

Renowned for its approach to e-commerce, Konga.com has been noted as one of Nigeria’s most prevalent and prospering online retail stores. Launched in July 2012, their mission is to become the engine of commerce and trade in Africa and supporting this...

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Managing reputational risk in the age of social media in Africa

April 15, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Managing reputational risk in the age of social media in Africa

According to a study by the World Economic Forum, an average of more than 25 percent of a company’s market value is directly attributable to its reputation. This means that a reputational crisis can wipe out tens of millions of Dollars from a company’s...

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MTN attempts fine resolution amid CEO exit – report

April 15, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MTN attempts fine resolution amid CEO exit – report

According to a report via Bloomberg, MTN Group will attempt to strike a deal with Nigerian authorities over the NGN 780 billion fine imposed on the company back in 2015. Sources close to the company revealed to Bloomberg that the group’s interim CEO,...

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