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EMEA accounts for 26 percent of Lenovo’s worldwide revenue

May 21, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Lenovo Group has revealed its fourth fiscal quarter and full-year ended March 31, 2015 results. In a seasonally slow quarter with significant currency impacts, revenue was US$11.3 billion, up 21 percent year-over-year. If excluding the exchange rate impact, the growth rate would be 28 percent. Lenovo’s operational excellence delivered...

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E-waste collection drive concludes in Benin

May 21, 2015 • Company News, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

MTN and Ericsson’s electrical and electronic equipment waste (e-waste) collection and awareness drive in Benin has ended. According to both companies more than 20 tons of e-waste was collected. The campaign was geared towards creating awareness about the...

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Hitachi Data Systems achieves Level 3 B-BBEE rating

May 20, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has announced that it has achieved a Level 3 B-BBEE rating, having previously been rated as Level 4. This follows the multi-national company’s acquisition of its African distributor, Shoden Data Systems, in 2012 and the...

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Ingram Micro launches Morocco hub

May 18, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

In an effort to continue to expand, Ingram Micro announced that it has opened its subsidiary office in Casablanca. The new office should assist the company in continuing to create a larger presence in Africa with Morocco as its North African base. The company...

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MTN Business launches Pan African Internet of Things platform

May 14, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN Business today unveiled the first truly Pan African Internet of Things (IoT) platform, providing African enterprises with greater control and advanced management features for their connected devices and sim cards. The launch also sees the introduction of...

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SAP Africa and partners to enable local economic growth in Limpopo

May 14, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

Together with the Kgautswane Community Development Centre in Limpopo, the German Red Cross and Volunta, SAP Africa today announced the establishment of a community-based business network partnership named the Kgautswane Virtual Buying Cooperative (KVBC)....

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The future of mobile lies with a happy customer

May 13, 2015 • Company News, Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

In a world that seems increasingly hostile towards connectivity providers, many operators are being forced to deliver a service that is crucial to the productivity and gratification of modern consumers. But there is always the other side to these aspirations...

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SAP Africa Smart Academy prepares Nigerian youths for the workplace of tomorrow

May 12, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

If Africa is to continue on a path of positive economic growth, the continent will have to better capitalise on the potential of its youth, as more than half (55%) of Africa’s inhabitants will be younger than 24 by 2025 according to the UN’s The...

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Ericsson, Apple at loggerheads

May 8, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report via Mobile World Live, tension has arisen between Ericsson and Apple. This is not the first time that the two technology giants have clashed. According to gigaom.com, Apple and Ericsson battled over LTE patents in January 2015, which...

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South Africa: Telkom set to drive ICT innovation and growth

May 7, 2015 • Company News, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telkom has announced an investment of over R100 million in enterprise and supplier development with the launch of its FutureMakers programme. According to Telkom, FutureMakers focuses on driving innovation in the ICT sector by growing access to technology and...

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WorldRemit calls on regulators to block Western Union’s MoneyGram acquisition

May 6, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

WorldRemit founder and CEO, Ismail Ahmed, has commented on the potential acquisition of MoneyGram by its largest competitor – Western Union. According to reports by Bloomberg and Reuters, Western Union is in talks to acquire its rival, MoneyGram....

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SAP Africa announces Moroccan Skills for Africa Initiative

May 5, 2015 • Company News, North Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

At the fourth in the series of five SAP Africa Forums that are being held across the continent this year, SAP Africa today shared the details of the latest chapter in the company’s Skills for Africa job creation initiative. Part of SAP Africa’s goal to...

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Selevision unveils full HD capacity for Middle East and North Africa

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

In an effort to increase HD channels and allow greater enjoyment of television and satellite capabilities in the Middle East and North Africa region, Middle East-based technology and content provider Selevision announced the unveiling of what it has called...

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Hitachi Data Systems to make societies safer, smarter and healthier

May 4, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS) unveiled the next phase of its Social Innovation business strategy at Hitachi Connect 2015 in Las Vegas last week. In conjunction with new solutions and services, HDS launched the Hitachi Live Insight for IT Operations,...

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Samsung launches digital village in Ghana

May 4, 2015 • Company News, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Samsung Electronics Africa has launched its Digital Village in the Volta Region of Ghana. Positioned at the heart of communities like Volo in the North Tongu District Assembly, the Digital Village will provide access to the world’s most advanced information...

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South Africa: Huawei holds Safe City Africa Summit

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

Huawei held its Safe City Africa Summit in Cape Town as a platform for more than 400 industry members to share insights, development trends and global success stories on public safety in cities and discuss ways to reduce crimes and reinforce city safety...