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Hamilton Ratshefola, Country General Manager for IBM South Africa.

Interview: IBM’s Hamilton Ratshefola talks Digital Nation Africa

February 24, 2017 • Education, Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

An event recently held at the Turbine Hall in Newtown Johannesburg, saw the official launch of IBM’s Digital Nation initiative- an initiative aimed at increasing digital literacy in Africa . According to the technology giant, the launch of this skills initiative is part of IBM’s push to build “New Collar” careers for the youth of...

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Brian Andrew, the General Manager of RS Components South Africa

Interview: Producer of best-selling British computer talks to IT News Africa

February 17, 2017 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

IT News Africa sat down with Brian Andrew, the General Manager of RS Components South Africa, to discuss the launch of the all new Raspberry Pi 3 Compute Module. RS Components is the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for...

Mobile app developers are rated number one by PayScale.

Top 10 Information Technology Jobs to consider

February 6, 2017 • Features, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 Information Technology Jobs to consider

Information technology is growing rapidly and so is the need for highly skilled individuals to be a part of this revolution. A couple of years ago, a career in IT was regarded as one for geeks but all of that has changed. Technology plays a significant...

3D televisions are becoming a thing of the past.

The Death of 3D TV’s

February 2, 2017 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on The Death of 3D TV’s

The year is 2009, and all anyone can talk about is… 3D entertainment. The movie Avatar is the biggest movie of the year, 3D entertainment is all the rage and everyone is spending their hard earned cash to bring that experience into their homes. Fast...

Donald Trump's policies could have a drastic affect on the tech world.

How Trump could wreck the tech world

January 30, 2017 • Features, Top StoriesComments (1)

He has only been in office for just over a week, but Donald Trump has stumbled from one controversy to the next, with the latest rumpus being about a travel ban, which will see millions of people from mostly Muslim countries, banned from entering the US...

Tesla's fully automated factory. Could tech further deepen unemployment. (Source: Industry week)

Could Tech further deepen Africa’s unemployment woes?

January 25, 2017 • Features, General, Top StoriesComments Off on Could Tech further deepen Africa’s unemployment woes?

On the African continent, one issue that is apparent in almost every single country, is the damning unemployment rate. It is a constant struggle on the continent as populations continue to grow at a rate which the number of jobs available just can’t...

Katharina Borchert, Chief Innovation Officer at Mozilla. (image: irwanda24)

Interview: Mozilla’s CIO unfolds the Equal Rating Innovation Challenge

January 23, 2017 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: Mozilla’s CIO unfolds the Equal Rating Innovation Challenge

The semi-finalists for the Equal Rating Innovation Challenge were announced in Cape Town earlier this week. This challenge was launched in October by Mozilla in a bid to find creative solutions for providing affordable access to the open Internet. The...

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African Online Shopping Trends in 2017

January 17, 2017 • Features, Online & Social, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on African Online Shopping Trends in 2017

The digital age has seen the rise of many activities that used to require you to leave the house, but can now be done from the comfort of your couch. That of course includes many people’s favorite thing to do, blow all our hard earned cash…...

A tech solution to fighting corruption in Africa. (Source: corruptionwatch.org.za)

Technology that could fight corruption in Government

January 17, 2017 • Features, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Technology that could fight corruption in Government

A startup company in Phoenix is beta testing a new search feature which will allow for greater transparency between government and the public. Agenda Discovery is an Arizona-based local government agenda scanning startup which is looking to add a feature that...

Fake news continues to be a problem around the world and its implications can not be underestimated.

Lies, lies, lies! Fake news the epidemic plaguing the Internet

January 13, 2017 • Features, General, Top StoriesComments Off on Lies, lies, lies! Fake news the epidemic plaguing the Internet

The internet is a wonderful place, filled with information aplenty from thousands if not millions of different sites. You can basically find out anything you want to know on the Internet, the only problem is, it is not all true. In fact, in a growing trend an...

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Richest Africans in Technology

January 11, 2017 • Features, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Richest Africans in Technology

When Forbes released their list of Richest Africans in 2017, the leaders in the tech industry could not be ignored. Here are the 5 richest Africans in tech in 2017: 5. Onsi Sawiris- Egypt $1.07 Billion-telecoms Onsi Sawiris is number 18 on the overall African...

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From an Idea to an App – How not to fail

July 13, 2016 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on From an Idea to an App – How not to fail

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...

SeedStars Soweto (Photography by Darryl Linington).

In Pictures: Seedstars Soweto

June 17, 2016 • Features, Southern Africa, 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....

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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...