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World’s First Passenger Drone: Details Emerge

January 12, 2016 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on World’s First Passenger Drone: Details Emerge

At the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, a phenomenal amount of future tech thrilled visitors from across the globe. Whilst flying cars were not present at CES 2016 there was a lot of interest surrounding the Ehang-184 Autonomous Aerial Vehicle (AAV). The Ehang-184 AAV, which is currently being tested in China,...

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In Pictures: CES 2016

January 11, 2016 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on In Pictures: CES 2016

The 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas has concluded, and what a show it was. CES, according to the organisers, is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Held in Las Vegas every...

Cisco 2016 Annual Security Report

IoTWF 2015 highlights three major themes for IoT

December 8, 2015 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on IoTWF 2015 highlights three major themes for IoT

At the third annual Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF) 2015, which was held at the World Trade Centre in Dubai, Cisco highlighted three major themes – which according to the company would essentially awaken the potentials of the Internet of Things....

Inbar Lasser-Raab, Cisco VP Products and Solutions Marketing & Executive Sponsor of IoTWF. Anil Menon, President Smart + Connected Communities, Deputy Chief Globalization Officer. (Image Credit: Darryl Linington)

IoTWF 2015: Smart City Technologies Showcased in Dubai

December 6, 2015 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on IoTWF 2015: Smart City Technologies Showcased in Dubai

As the host city of the third annual Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF) industry event, taking place December 6-8 at the World Trade Centre, Dubai will be a showcase for more than 20 digital city and connected industry solution deployments made possible...

Christmas Gift Guide 2015

Top Gadgets & Games to get this Christmas

December 1, 2015 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top Gadgets & Games to get this Christmas

The festive season is upon us once again. While the festive season is a great time to spend with family and friends it can be a bit of a stressful time when it comes to purchasing the perfect gift. Throughout 2015, IT News Africa has reviewed as well as...

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The trends that will shape Angola’s technology landscape

November 23, 2015 • Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on The trends that will shape Angola’s technology landscape

Like the rest of the global economy, technological innovation needs to be at the heart of Angola’s, or any other African nations’, future economic success. However, the creation of a technologically driven innovation ecosystem within the country cannot...

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GSMA report reveals mobile commerce is on the rise in Africa

October 9, 2015 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on GSMA report reveals mobile commerce is on the rise in Africa

According to a report revealed at the latest GSMA: Mobile 360 Series – Africa conference, digital commerce is on the rise in Africa, and is being supported by growing internet penetration. The report revealed that consumer research carried out by Ipsos in...

Smartphone Adoption Africa

Smartphone adoption is accelerating as device costs decline in Africa

October 8, 2015 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Smartphone adoption is accelerating as device costs decline in Africa

At the latest GSMA: Mobile 360 Series – Africa conference, it was revealed that the growth of 3G connections in Sub-Saharan Africa largely reflects the rising smartphone adoption rate, which has doubled in the last two years to 20 percent of total...

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Mobile subscriber growth is slowing in Africa

October 8, 2015 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile subscriber growth is slowing in Africa

At the latest GSMA: Mobile 360 Series – Africa conference, it was revealed that Sub-Saharan Africa had 367 million unique subscribers and 680 million connections (excluding M2M) as of the second quarter of 2015. The report further revealed that the...

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Carrier WiFi in Africa: Key considerations for Mobile Operators 

September 25, 2015 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Carrier WiFi in Africa: Key considerations for Mobile Operators 

While many Carriers will continue to pursue technological advancements to handle demand, they maybe reticent about Carrier WiFi in their RAN portfolio because of high cost of integration, OaM and apparent lack of business case. At the same time, long-term...

Viesturs Zalaiskalns - HansaWorld Channel Manager

Asked and answered: Seven key questions on mobile ERP

September 22, 2015 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Asked and answered: Seven key questions on mobile ERP

Viesturs Zalaiskalns, Channel Manager at HansaWorld South Africa, answers seven questions commonly asked by businesses on mobile ERP. 1. Why is it a must for mid-sized businesses to have access to business information via mobile devices? The business world...

ShowMax vs Netflix

John Kotsaftis discusses South African VOD service “ShowMax”

September 21, 2015 • Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on John Kotsaftis discusses South African VOD service “ShowMax”

Video on Demand (VOD) services have boomed in South Africa. In mid August 2015, the country saw the launch of a new, exclusive VOD service dubbed “ShowMax.” At launch ShowMax revealed that it had a content catalogue that totaled more than 11,000...

Olebogeng Glad Dibetso

Interview: How ready is the Nigerian market for cloud?

September 14, 2015 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: How ready is the Nigerian market for cloud?

Olebogeng Glad Dibetso, Managing Director: Dimension Data West Africa – relocated from Johannesburg to Lagos when he was appointed General Manager Sales: West Africa in May 2013. In the few months since the start of his tenure in the region, Glad’s...

Financial Innovation Summit

In Pictures: Healthcare Innovation Summit

August 21, 2015 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on In Pictures: Healthcare Innovation Summit

The African Innovator: Healthcare Innovation Summit addressed the critical topic and theme of – “Transforming Healthcare with Technology,” this past week. Sponsored by Telkom, the Healthcare Innovation Summit generated a great deal of excitement...

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Top 10 healthcare apps for Africa

August 19, 2015 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 healthcare apps for Africa

Healthcare and technology executives will convene at the Protea Fire & Ice Hotel in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, today for the African Innovator Healthcare Summit. The Summit will address the theme – “Transforming Healthcare with Technology.”...

Andrea Lodolo CTO CA Southern Africa

Interview: Andrea Lodolo – CTO CA Southern Africa

August 17, 2015 • Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: Andrea Lodolo – CTO CA Southern Africa

Andrea Lodolo is Chief Technical Officer of CA Southern Africa. Lodolo is an IT veteran with over 30 years’ experience in the ICT arena in the southern African market. Lodolo commenced his career as a field engineer working on mechanical billing systems....