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Top Tech Tips to lock down your social media account

March 27, 2015 • Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

With mobile devices becoming more prominent in our day-to-day lives, as tech-savvy Africans, we are constantly accessing social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. While these platforms are secure in their own right, they can essentially place your personal information and private life at risk. On 16 March 2015, IT News...

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OpenWeb

Can E-learning bridge the national educational gap?

March 11, 2015 • Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The recent announcement by the Gauteng provincial government to initiate a paperless classroom project as well as the Western Cape government’s commitment to spend R1.2-billion to implement e-learning in 1 250 local schools, is a significant step toward...

Mobile World Congress 2015

In Pictures: Mobile World Congress 2015

March 9, 2015 • Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC) was definitely a highlight for mobile manufacturers and telecom providers this year. According to the event organiser, MWC attracted a staggering 93,000 attendees from over 200 countries. Hosted in the Mobile World Capital...

Mobile World Congress 2015

Top Tech Stories of the Week – MWC 2015 Edition

March 7, 2015 • Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC) has come and gone; however, there were many highlights and big announcements made at the enormous tech and telecom focused event. At MWC 2015, Ericsson had a huge presence at the event. Not only did Ericsson have a dedicated...

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MWC 2015: Huawei & Surfline set to expand 4G LTE in Ghana

March 5, 2015 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

At Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC), Surfline Communications and Huawei held an intimate press conference in order to disclose to IT News Africa that both parties plan to expand their 4G LTE network collaboration. The agreement is essentially planned to cover...

MWC 2015

Top African and Global leaders set to attend MWC 2015

February 26, 2015 • Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC) is set to commence from 2-5 March 2015. IT News Africa will be in attendance at the event. MWC will be hosting top level C-Level professionals from Africa, as well as from across the globe. The mobile communications revolution...

SONA 2015

Social media takes aim at SONA 2015

February 13, 2015 • Features, Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Thursday 12 February 2015, according to Eye Witness News (EWN), President Jacob Zuma delivered his State of the Nation Address (SONA) in South Africa despite a walkout by the DA, the expulsion off EFF MPs, and threats of court action after cell phone...

Load Shedding South Africa

Overcome load shedding with these top tech tips

February 4, 2015 • Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to Fin24, South Africa’s Eskom has stated that it will be moving from stage 1 to stage 2 load shedding at 14:00 on 4 February 2015, which is expected to continue until 22:00. “This was due to a shortage of generation capacity as...

IBM Cloud Technology

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...

Whatsapp web

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....

2014 Most Important Africans in Tech

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...

Ebola West Africa

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

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...