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We need to drive a youth-centred information society, says Nokia.

Nokia strives to empower African youth

May 23, 2017 • Education, Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

  While technology is the foundation of innovation, technology alone is not enough. For technology to fulfill its true potential, citizens, and more importantly the youth, need to be empowered and engaged through technology. According to Brahim Ghribi, Head of Government Relations for Middle East & Africa at Nokia, there is an urgent need to...

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Nigeria is not a dumping ground of fake products- Transparency Advocacy

9 ways to spot fake devices

May 8, 2017 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Retail, Top StoriesComments (2)

The rise in counterfeit devices across Africa is becoming a major problem for thousands of consumers who are getting duped into spending their hard earned money on fake, sub-standard devices which do not operate at the same level as their original...

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Who’s who in African Fintech

May 2, 2017 • Features, Finance, Top StoriesComments (2)

Financial technology (FinTech) is a growing market worldwide. However, the emergence and development of the FinTech industry in Africa is proving incredibly valuable. In October of last year, the first African Fintech Awards took place in Johannesburg –...

Yolanda Smit, Strategic Business Intelligence Manager at PBT Group.

Business Intelligence landscape perception and reality

April 26, 2017 • Features, General, Top StoriesComments Off on Business Intelligence landscape perception and reality

Organisations need to embrace the digital revolution in order to remain relevant and get the opportunities that come with digital transformation. An effective Business Intelligence systems help place the organisation’s processes in perspective while...

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GM Philips HealthTech Southern Africa (Left) and Jasper Westerink
CEO Philips Africa (Right).

Interview: Jasper Westerink CEO of Phillips Africa

April 19, 2017 • Features, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (1)

Phillips, a company which has been in operation for over 100 years, has built itself on innovation and entrepreneurship. This focus has seen Phillips evolve and change in tandem with a number of revolutions. It started with the lighting revolution in 1891...

Online banking is convenient but the best protection is to monitor bank accounts.
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How safe is your online banking profile

April 19, 2017 • Features, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (1)

Major South African banks, Absa and Standard bank face an alleged legal battle for their conduct in handling internet fraud cases. It was reported that banking clients took legal action against the banking ombudsman and the two banks. Standing in long...

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The Robots are Here! Robotic Process Automation Explained

March 28, 2017 • Events, Features, Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on The Robots are Here! Robotic Process Automation Explained

On Wednesday the 22nd March, at a Robotics Event hosted by Deloitte at their offices in Johannesburg, Morne Fischer, an Associate Director of Deloitte who leads the robotics and automation practice for the company, eloquently illustrated exactly what Robotic...

Women in Africa continue to make their mark in the ICT industry.

Top 9 women tech innovators in Africa

March 22, 2017 • Features, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 9 women tech innovators in Africa

As the nation celebrated International Women’s Day earlier this month it is imperative that we recognise women for their achievements not only that but also celebrate their contribution in the world of technology. With gender diversity especially in ICT...

Africa's 7 Highest Internet Penetrated Countries.

Nigeria leads Africa’s 7 Highest Internet Using Countries

March 20, 2017 • Features, General, Lists, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (2)

Access to the Internet is fast becoming a human right in the eyes of millions of people from around the world. This is because the Internet has evolved to a point where people see internet access as vital for them to exercise and enjoy their rights to the...

Ericsson which was one of the key partners of the Cisco Connet 2017. (image: Charlie Fripp)

Ericsson talks innovation at CiscoConnect 2017

March 15, 2017 • Features, GeneralComments Off on Ericsson talks innovation at CiscoConnect 2017

Ericsson, one of the key partners of the Cisco Connect event that took place from 5 to 8 March at Sun City Convention Centre in the North West province, shared some of their groundbreaking initiatives. Michelle Davadoss, Acting Vice President, Marketing and...

Simplifier-in-Chief, KRS and KRS Mobile, Lorraine Steyn.

SA software development company making strides in a fast-paced indusrty

March 14, 2017 • Features, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SA software development company making strides in a fast-paced indusrty

Khanyisa Real Systems (KRS) a South African software and application development company has been in the industry for 30 years. The company offers affordable and agile software  and app development across diverse industries. KRS has been, for many years,...

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 Off on Interview: IBM’s Hamilton Ratshefola talks Digital Nation Africa

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...

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

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...

The Taxi hailing app service was designed with respect to the culture and technology in Somalia.

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...