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Nigeria: MTN Business set to drive mobile advertising

February 23, 2015 • Company News, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to MTN Business, in a world where more and more of our daily critical activities are increasingly done on the go, mobile devices have emerged the next viable platform which today’s marketing professionals interested in delivering effective integrated marketing communications campaigns can no longer afford to ignore or leave out. This was the key...

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Mozambique: BCX set to ink 3 year deal with Vaninga

February 19, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

Vaninga, a subsidiary of Athlone Investments Limited, has stated that it has received a Letter of Intent from Business Connexion (BCX) securing a three year deal for the provision of data centre services in Mozambique. According to the company, the deal has...

Ericsson

Ericsson unveils evolution of Media Delivery Network

February 19, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to Ericsson, with the unprecedented growth in demand for mobile broadband driven by video consumption, Ericsson believes that the viability of the entire media delivery value chain hangs on the ability of network operators to transform into a...

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Hitachi Data Systems Corporation set acquire oXya

February 19, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, has announced its intent to acquire oXya, a leading provider of services for cloud and SAP solutions. The acquisition of oXya is expected to close by the end of March 2015 and is...

Nairobi Traffic

Master Power Technologies invests in Kenya

February 18, 2015 • Company News, East Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

As part of its plan for growth in Africa, Master Power Technologies has opened an office in Kenya in order to serve East Africa. According to the company, the office will be Situated in Nairobi. Additionally, the company has opened offices in Kitwe and ...

Samsung Heist

Samsung launches Smart School in Senegal

February 18, 2015 • Company News, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Ministry of Education in Senegal and Samsung Electronics Africa have announced the launch of a mobile education solution, which is aimed at creating positive change and providing an advanced and interactive classroom experience for learners. Installed at...

KPMG

KPMG launches App to streamline business in Africa

February 12, 2015 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

KPMG Global Africa Practice has launched a new Africa Business App. According to the company, the new platform will provide businesses and investors with access to the latest Africa information about doing business across the continent. “With the KPMG...

MTN phase 1 Innovation Centre 1

MTN partners with CNN International for Africa View

February 12, 2015 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

MTN has revealed that it is now the commercial partner for CNN International’s multi-platform initiative ‘Africa View’, which tells the story of Africa’s diversity, dynamism and role on the global stage. Through its integrated television and digital...

Microsoft Safaricom

Kenya: Microsoft unveils ICT course for policymakers

February 6, 2015 • Company News, East Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Microsoft and an American-based university have partnered to offer executive level training programs to Kenyan government leaders. Microsoft has collaborated with University of Albany’s Center for Technology in Government (CTG) to execute its School of...

Orange money

Orange and Ecobank launch money transfer service in Africa

February 5, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

Orange and pan-African banking group Ecobank have rolled out a service that will enable Orange Money subscribers who also have bank accounts with Ecobank to transfer money between their respective accounts. The service has already been launched in Mali and...

MTN Group

MTN Group appoints new Group Chief Business Risk Officer

February 5, 2015 • Company News, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN Group has appointed Suren Sooklal to the role of Group Chief Business Risk Officer, effective immediately. He joins MTN from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where he held various roles during his 12-year tenure, including most recently, Group Audit...

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BCX & Telkom still focused on R2.7 billion deal

February 3, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telkom has revealed that it remains entirely committed to its transaction with BCG (Business Connexion Group Limited), pending final approval by The South African Competition Tribunal. This according to a media statement released by both parties. Telkom and...

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“He who connects wins” – SAP Africa CEO

February 3, 2015 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

In this brave new world of the Networked Economy, one adage rings truer than ever: no company is an island. Mobile, cloud, social media and machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies are creating connections between people and organisations in more ways than we...

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TomTom expands global map footprint & services

January 29, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

TomTom (TOM2) has revealed map updates around the globe, increasing coverage and improving features for all business customers. TomTom’s global map database now covers over 44 million kilometres and 4.2 billion people worldwide, and features full navigable...

LTE

Ericsson to drive e-waste disposal and recycling in Benin

January 28, 2015 • Company News, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Ericsson and MTN Benin have partnered under their Ecology Management Program, to launch the first electrical and electronic equipment waste (e-waste) collection and awareness drive in Benin. According to both Ericsson and MTN, the campaign is geared towards...

Gartner Reception

Power shift in BI and analytics will fuel disruption

January 28, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

Traditional business intelligence (BI) and analytics models are being disrupted as the balance of power shifts from IT to the business, according to Gartner. The rise of data discovery, access to multi-structured data, data preparation tools and smart...