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Microsoft Edge Web Browser will be available on the Mac

December 11, 2018 • Company News, Internet of ThingsComments (0)

To deepen its commitment to open source projects in addition to making their own Edge compatible with more websites and platforms like macOS, Microsoft is rebuilding its browser based on the Chromium Project. Microsoft Windows Corporate VP Joe Belfiore announced Thursday that the Edge browser is going to be getting a massive, albeit gradual, overhaul. By...

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Huawei

Huawei set to move beyond connectivity in South Africa

December 10, 2018 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

At a press briefing, Huawei South Africa revealed to IT News Africa a new song and music video for a corporate campaign called ConnectUnity: Moving beyond Connectivity for South Africa. The video; created, produced and performed by talented young South...

Huawei’s CFO arrested in Canada

Huawei’s CFO arrested in Canada

December 6, 2018 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer and daughter of Huawei founder and CEO, Ren Zhengfei, has been arrested in Vancouver at the request of US law enforcement on suspicion of allegedly violating U.S. trade sanctions against Iran. According to...

digital

South Africa’s businesses are slowly adopting digital transformation

November 20, 2018 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa’s businesses are slowly adopting digital transformation

Just 8% of South African businesses are Digital Leaders, according to the Dell Technologies Digital Transformation Index (the DT Index). The DT Index, which was completed in collaboration with Intel, maps digital transformation progress of mid to large-sized...

Paratus, the largest privately owned Pan African telecoms operator, has announced the appointment of Andrew Hall as its new managing director for Paratus Namibia.

Andrew Hall appointed as new MD of Paratus Namibia

November 19, 2018 • Company News, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Andrew Hall appointed as new MD of Paratus Namibia

Paratus, a Pan African telecoms operator, has announced the appointment of Andrew Hall as its new managing director for Paratus Namibia. He will be taking over the reins from John D’Alton who will be taking over regulatory, legal and also marketing...

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Dimension Data honoured with three global awards

November 19, 2018 • Company NewsComments Off on Dimension Data honoured with three global awards

Dimension Data has received three Cisco Partner Summit Global awards, recognised as APJ Partner of the Year, Commercial Partner of the Year, and Social Responsibility Partner of the Year. Cisco announced the winners at a Global Awards reception during its...

Businessperson of the Year goes to the CEO of Datacentrix

Businessperson of the Year goes to the CEO of Datacentrix

November 15, 2018 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on Businessperson of the Year goes to the CEO of Datacentrix

Seasoned ICT forerunner and Datacentrix CEO Ahmed Mahomed has been honoured for his leadership and wealth of experience at executive management level, receiving the coveted title of ‘Businessperson of the Year’ at the recent Minara Chamber of Commerce...

Ericsson to showcase best performing networks at AfricaCom 2018

Ericsson to showcase best performing networks at AfricaCom 2018

November 13, 2018 • Company NewsComments Off on Ericsson to showcase best performing networks at AfricaCom 2018

Ericsson is set to showcase its digital transformation and innovation solutions to propel Africa towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution at AfricaCom 2018, which will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Center (CTICC) from November 13 to...

Google announces policy update after mass protest

Google announces policy update after mass protest

November 9, 2018 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on Google announces policy update after mass protest

Following an international protest over the mishandling of sexual harassment and misconduct at Google, the company announced that it was updating its policies to better reflect the demands of protesters. Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, wrote in an email to...

Oracle announced the opening of an Innovation hub in Johannesburg, a first for Oracle in Africa.

Oracle accelerates digital transformation in South Africa with new innovation hub

November 7, 2018 • Company News, StartupsComments Off on Oracle accelerates digital transformation in South Africa with new innovation hub

Reinforcing its commitment to South Africa, Oracle today announced the opening of an Innovation Hub in Johannesburg, a first for Oracle in Africa that will help drive the adoption of emerging technologies across the country’s corporates, public sector...

South Africa: Google Impact Challenge opens public voting

Organised Google walkout campaigns for policy change

November 2, 2018 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on Organised Google walkout campaigns for policy change

Thousands of Google employees walked out of the office on Thursday, November 1, in protest of the way that the company handles sexual misconduct and harassment in the workplace. Google offices all over the world participated, including offices based in...

Tech Trends 2019

Dimension Data launches annual ‘Tech Trends’ forecast for 2019

November 1, 2018 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on Dimension Data launches annual ‘Tech Trends’ forecast for 2019

Dimension Data has launched its Tech Trends 2019 report. It identifies fundamental industry trends that will come to define the business technology landscape in 2019 across customer experience, cybersecurity, digital business, digital infrastructure, digital...

MTN becomes the first African telco to join IoT World Alliance

MTN and Arsenal coach young football talent in Nigeria

October 30, 2018 • Company News, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on MTN and Arsenal coach young football talent in Nigeria

MTN Nigeria and Premier League club Arsenal have been vigorously identifying and coaching some of the best young football talents in Nigeria. MTN and Arsenal held a 3-day coaching clinic for 128 young players and 30 coaches from October 26-28, 2018 at the...

Ocular Technologies transforms, stays on the cutting edge

October 25, 2018 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on Ocular Technologies transforms, stays on the cutting edge

Specialist customer engagement and digital experience solutions provider, Ocular Technologies is currently undergoing a transformation, announcing the departure of chief operation officer (COO), Ebrahim Dinat, as well as a broadening of its existing solution...

Facebook simplifies Messenger app

Synthesis earns AWS DevOps Competency Status

October 19, 2018 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on Synthesis earns AWS DevOps Competency Status

In a South African first, Synthesis Software Technologies (a wholly owned subsidiary of JSE listed Capital Appreciation) has been awarded Amazon Web Services (AWS) DevOps Competency status. This is the fintech company’s second AWS Competency, following...

Crossgate enters Crossfin fold to take advantage of R1.3 trillion opportunity

Crossgate enters Crossfin fold to take advantage of R1.3 trillion opportunity

October 11, 2018 • Company News, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Crossgate enters Crossfin fold to take advantage of R1.3 trillion opportunity

African fintech holding company Crossfin has announced its acquisition of a majority stake in market-leading payments enablement company Crossgate. This follows the recent announcement of Crossfin’s partnership with Investec to identify early-stage fintech...