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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 earth tremor ripple through South Africa, but we also ...

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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...


Is Telkom’s fair usage policy really fair?

August 29, 2014 • Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telkom informed its customers that it will be enforcing its fair usage policy. According to the telecom giant, the reason behind the move was in the spirit of enhancing the Internet experience of all its users. To add to this, at the beginning of August 2014,...


Top execs weigh in on the future of technology

August 15, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

Technology is evolving at a rapid rate across Africa. However, with Big Data, Cloud Technology and Enterprise Mobility making its mark across Africa, a few simply questions still remain unanswered – what does the future hold and where do we go to next?...

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Enterprise Mobility: Security is essential

August 8, 2014 • Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

Enterprise Mobilty holds many benefits; however, there are several things that need to be considered when venturing into it. Whether your company is based in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, USA, or even the United Kingdom – becoming a mobile...


In Pictures: Destiny Beta Event

July 21, 2014 • Features, Gadgets and GamingComments (0)

Over the course of the weekend avid gamers grouped at Internet Solutions, located in Johannesburg South Africa, in order to test of the Beta build of Bungie’s upcoming title, Destiny. The event was hosted by Megarom Interactive, official distributor of...

Stefan Tanase, Senior Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team for Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (image: Charlie Fripp)

Cyber-crime: How it makes criminals filthy rich

April 23, 2014 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off

During Kaspersky Lab’s annual Security Analysis Summit held in Budapest, Hungary, the Enterprise and Online security experts focussed on cyber-criminals and where their riches come from – often at very low risk to the perpetrators. Stefan Tanase, Senior...