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Is IBM set to perform the largest employee cull in history?

January 28, 2015 • Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report published on Forbes, IBM is set to perform the largest corporate employee cull in history. The report comes from long-time Silicon Valley journalist Robert X. Cringely. According to Cringley, 110 000 jobs could be on the line if the report is indeed factual. Since the report was published IBM has since ...

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New WhatsApp scam on the warpath

January 20, 2015 • Features, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

As Africa is becoming more mobile focused, connecting via social media platforms such as WhatsApp, BBM, Facebook and Twitter is becoming more of a necessity. We, as Africans, use these platforms daily to not only converse with our peers, but to also conduct...

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Gartner: IT leaders must embrace marketing

January 15, 2015 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Increasing marketing technology investments are demanding more involvement from IT leaders to enable marketing to achieve full business value from its investments, according to Gartner, Inc. In 2015, IT leaders supporting marketing will need to build a...

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Bringing the ultra-broadband revolution to the people of Africa

January 14, 2015 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Michel Combes, CEO, Alcatel-Lucent has shared his vision for Africa. According to Combes, “Africa is among Alcatel-Lucent’s most promising markets,” and here is why: Combes writes: I am particularly pleased to present today my vision for Africa....

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2014′s Most Important Africans in Tech

December 22, 2014 • Features, Lists, Top StoriesComments (0)

The technology space in Africa is growing at an exponential rate. Naturally, the African continent is booming with potential in this sector. Over the past few months, we have seen a great number of influential technology leaders as well as entrepreneurs greet...

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IT News Africa: Top 20 Stories of 2014

December 11, 2014 • Features, Lists, Top StoriesComments (0)

2014 has been a great year for the ICT sector. We have witnessed African tech entrepreneurs going global as well as seen the impact that ICT has had on the fight against the Ebola virus. In 2014, many memorable events happened… not only did a massive...

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How ICT is responding to Ebola in Africa

November 21, 2014 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Ebola outbreak has captured the attention of many large corporations within the ICT sector. Companies like MTN, SES, Liquid Telecom, Econet, IBM, Airtel, LG and Samsung have all responded to the outbreak in a meaningful and impactful way. While Ebola is...


Rwanda accelerates plans for cashless economy

October 30, 2014 • East Africa, Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Government of Rwanda has moved to accelerate its plans to transform Rwanda into a cashless economy and achieve 80 percent financial inclusion by 2017. Rwanda’s commitment to using information and communications technology (ICT) for financial...

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Researchers looking to Nigeria for tech to suppress Ebola

October 20, 2014 • Features, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to reports, following new cases of the Ebola virus in Spain, researchers are looking to Nigeria’s utilisation of 21st Century technology to study exactly how Africa’s most populous country was able to contain the deadly disease. The...

Gareth Knight, creator of Tech4Africa. (Image Credit: Darryl Linington).

The $50 smartphone will drive mobile in Africa

October 8, 2014 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Tech4Africa “un-conference” is underway at the SciBono Discovery Center, Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown, Johannesburg. IT News Africa caught up with Gareth Knight, creator of Tech4Africa in order to discuss the concept of the USD $50...

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The market of tablets now looking towards Africa

September 24, 2014 • Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

In 2013, the global market of tablets experienced a slight slowdown. Previously, this market showed spectacular growth these last few years. The analysts now fear that the stagnation will come due to a saturated market in developed countries; therefore,...

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In Pictures: A look at Huawei’s Headquarters in Shenzhen China

September 23, 2014 • Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

IT News Africa recently attended the 2014 Huawei Cloud Congress (HCC), which was held at the Shanghai Expo centre. The expo gathers over 10,000 customers, partners and industry professionals from more than 80 countries and regions around the world to share...

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In Pictures: 2014 Huawei Cloud Congress Showcase

September 18, 2014 • Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

The 2014 Huawei Cloud Congress (HCC) has drawn quite a lot of attention this week here at the Shanghai Expo centre. Vendors from all over the world have stepped forward in order to showcase a variety of software and solutions to ICT professionals across...

Huawei also revealed the FusionSphere 5.0 open cloud platform and the OceanStor converged storage system, both of which are key components of the SD-DC² architecture, according to the company. (Image Credit: Darryl Linington)

2014 Huawei Cloud Congress unveils future driven tech

September 17, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

Huawei has revealed a variety of products and solutions at the 2014 Huawei World Congress. Among the technology and solutions revealed was Huawei’s future-oriented Service Driven-Distributed Cloud Data Center (SD-DC²). Embodying innovations in cloud, Big...

Vodacom's managing executive of m-Commerce Hemmanth Singh. (Image Credit: Darryl Linington).

Africa marked as fastest growing technology market

September 11, 2014 • Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

The 2014 Gartner Symposium, which is being held at CTICC in Cape Town, recently revealed the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015. Adding to this, Vodacom’s managing executive of m-Commerce, Hemmanth Singh, has marked Africa as the fastest...

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In Pictures: IT News Africa Innovation Dinner August 2014

September 1, 2014 • Events, Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

This month’s Innovation Dinner was held at the DaVinci Hotel and Suite, Sandton, South Africa on 27 August 2014. The theme chosen for the Innovation Dinner was “Enterprise Mobility: The Power of Big Data & Mobility”. Africa’s foremost ICT...