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From an Idea to an App – How not to fail

July 13, 2016 • Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

Apps fail all the time and so do ideas. It is agonizing if you are the conceiver of the idea or the developer behind the app and it’s even worse if you are both. The numbers tell me a tale that 60 % of Apps don’t even manage to break even on their development costs [&hellip...

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SeedStars Soweto (Photography by Darryl Linington).

In Pictures: Seedstars Soweto

June 17, 2016 • Features, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on In Pictures: Seedstars Soweto

The latest round of Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup ecosystems, has concluded. The event took place at the eKasi Labs in Soweto, Johannesburg where 11 selected startups were invited to...

Citrix Synergy 2016

Citrix Synergy 2016: Discussing in-depth the importance of Workforce Security

June 2, 2016 • Features, Top Stories, VideoComments Off on Citrix Synergy 2016: Discussing in-depth the importance of Workforce Security

At Citrix Synergy 2016, IT News Africa met up with Florin Lazurca, senior technical marketing manager for security at Citrix. In the interview below, Lazurca discusses – in-depth – the importance of Workforce Security within a business....

Citrix Synergy 2016

In Pictures: Citrix Synergy 2016

May 31, 2016 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on In Pictures: Citrix Synergy 2016

Citrix Synergy 2016 has come to an end; however, Citrix made some major announcements at the event, which was held in Las Vegas, Nevada in the United States of America. At the event, Citrix revealed that it will be placing a major focus on Digital Business...

Citrix Synergy 2016

Citrix Showcases Cloud-first Innovations at Citrix Synergy 2016

May 26, 2016 • Enterprise, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Citrix Showcases Cloud-first Innovations at Citrix Synergy 2016

Rising global competition and accelerating innovation require businesses to become more agile and digital, harnessing the Cloud, Mobile, Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT) to reimagine business models and change how work gets done. According to IDC, over...

Citrix Synergy 2016

CItrix Synergy 2016: Citrix & Microsoft to help businesses embrace Digital Transformation

May 24, 2016 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on CItrix Synergy 2016: Citrix & Microsoft to help businesses embrace Digital Transformation

At Citrix Synergy 2016, Citrix and Microsoft unveiled an expansion of their strategic partnership to meet the needs of the modern workforce with application and desktop virtualization in the cloud, network delivery, and enterprise mobility management space....

Citrix Synergy 2016

Citrix Synergy 2016 places focus on Digital Business Transformation

May 24, 2016 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Citrix Synergy 2016 places focus on Digital Business Transformation

According to Citrix, customers, as well as their digital businesses, will take center stage at the 2016 Citrix Synergy conference – which is being held in Las Vegas, Nevada in the United States of America. According to the company, this year’s event...

Africa top female innovators

World Economic Forum Hails Africa’s Top Female Innovators

May 18, 2016 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, People, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on World Economic Forum Hails Africa’s Top Female Innovators

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has selected 5 tech-focused women from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and South Africa as Africa’s Top Female Innovators. These innovators (listed below) were lauded for their innovations in the areas of IT training,...

Solar Panels

Scaling up solar power to meet Africa’s energy needs

May 18, 2016 • East Africa, Features, Mining & Energy, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Scaling up solar power to meet Africa’s energy needs

In Niger’s eastern region of Diffa in the south of the Ténéré Desert — a vast sandy area across Niger and Chad up in the Sahara desert — are the ruins of a century-old colonial fort. The area around it, an oasis called Agadem, is one of the sunniest...

Intel ISEF 2016 UAE

Intel ISEF 2016: UAE students showcase outstanding innovations

May 17, 2016 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Intel ISEF 2016: UAE students showcase outstanding innovations

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF 2016), which was held in the United States in Phoenix Arizona, saw approximately 1,700 high school students from over 75 countries in attendance. Among these individuals were two students,...

Intel ISEF 2016 Africa

Africa’s brightest students shine at Intel ISEF 2016

May 14, 2016 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, Video, West AfricaComments Off on Africa’s brightest students shine at Intel ISEF 2016

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF 2016), which was held in the United States in Phoenix Arizona, saw approximately 1,700 high school students from over 75 countries in attendance. Among these individuals were students from...

intel isef 2016

Intel ISEF 2016: Microbiologist converts organic waste into electricity

May 13, 2016 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Intel ISEF 2016: Microbiologist converts organic waste into electricity

Intel Corporation and the Society for Science & the Public today announced that Han Jie (Austin) Wang, 18, of Vancouver, Canada, is the recipient of the first place Gordon E. Moore Award and US$75,000 for developing microbial fuel cells (MFCs) that more...

Intel ISEF 2016

Africa has strong showing at Intel ISEF 2016

May 11, 2016 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Africa has strong showing at Intel ISEF 2016

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF 2016), which is being held in the United States in Phoenix Arizona, will be hosting approximately 1,700 high school students from over 75 countries, globally. Among these individuals are...

IDC 2015 ICT Predictions

IDC’s Mark Walker Discusses Building Sustainable Smart Cities

May 9, 2016 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on IDC’s Mark Walker Discusses Building Sustainable Smart Cities

When building sustainable cities, it is vital to first understand the difference between a smart city and a sustainable city. According to Mark Walker, associate vice-president of IDC sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and Turkey, a smart city can be defined as...

Veeam On Forum 2016

In Pictures: VeaamOn Forum 2016

April 29, 2016 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on In Pictures: VeaamOn Forum 2016

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 storage...

Mobile banking

Rethinking and Retooling MVNOs in Africa

March 30, 2016 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Rethinking and Retooling MVNOs in Africa

The experience of Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) in Africa is not a happy one. According to the GSMA as of the end of 2015, the world’s Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) hosted 1038 MVNOs and 277 MNO sub-brands. Europe is home to two thirds of...