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Q&A: Exactmobile’s CEO on Simfy Africa

August 15, 2012 • FeaturesComments Off on Q&A: Exactmobile’s CEO on Simfy Africa

South African Internet users will soon be able to listen to their favourite songs through Simfy Africa, an online music streaming service, which will launch in two weeks. IT News Africa caught up with Exactmobile’s CEO Davin Mole to find out more about the offering, the amount of data it will consume and future plans [&hellip...

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Q&A: Internet Solution’s Managing Director

August 13, 2012 • FeaturesComments Off on Q&A: Internet Solution’s Managing Director

Broadband connectivity is becoming cheaper in many countries and it has also easier for many businesses and individuals to access the Internet. One of the biggest players in the Internet connectivity industry is Internet Solutions (IS).  IT News Africa...

‘SA court allowing Facebook summons is not a blanket ruling’- legal expert

August 10, 2012 • FeaturesComments Off on ‘SA court allowing Facebook summons is not a blanket ruling’- legal expert

The recent decision by Durban High Court Judge Esther Steyn to allow the service of a notice on an individual via their Facebook page has been reported to be a first in South Africa – if not the continent.  However, a local legal expert says it is...

Q&A: Country Manager, Intel Corporation South Africa

August 9, 2012 • FeaturesComments Off on Q&A: Country Manager, Intel Corporation South Africa

The consumerisation of IT and advent of cloud computing has radically shifted the dynamics within the PC industry. The demand for connectivity across Africa is driving the development of sophisticated systems to boost performance and facilitate mobility, both...

Q&A: Internet Solutions’ Head of Innovation and Products

August 8, 2012 • FeaturesComments Off on Q&A: Internet Solutions’ Head of Innovation and Products

South African-based Internet and connectivity supplier Internet Solutions recently hosted the annual Internetix conference and explored a number of burning issues that continue to impact on the current ICT landscape. IT News Africa had a chance to speak to...

Q&A: MWEB Connect’s General Manager

August 3, 2012 • FeaturesComments Off on Q&A: MWEB Connect’s General Manager

With broadband becoming more affordable and users taking to the Internet for all sorts of activities, IT News Africa spoke to Carolyn Holgate, MWEB Connect’s General Manager, about Internet speeds in Africa, government’s assessment of broadband and where...

Technology takes the inside lane at Olympics 2012

July 27, 2012 • FeaturesComments Off on Technology takes the inside lane at Olympics 2012

With a global audience of approximately 4 billion people (during the opening ceremony) and an expectation that the number of viewers eager to catch every step, every jump, every bead of sweat and every score to average 800,000 on busy days, there are bound to...

Q&A: Telkom’s new Head of Business Mobile

July 23, 2012 • FeaturesComments Off on Q&A: Telkom’s new Head of Business Mobile

South African fixed-line and mobile operator Telkom recently announced the appointment of former Samsung Managing Director Deon Liebenberg as the new Head of Business Mobile. As the decision-maker at Telkom’s mobile division, he will be at the helm of...

Global VCs throw their weight behind African startups

July 20, 2012 • Features, StartupsComments Off on Global VCs throw their weight behind African startups

Start-ups continue to mushroom across Africa’s fertile business and ICT landscape. Few of these would be in a position to move past the initial startup phase, if it was not for the involvement of venture capitalists (VCs). But, this is very much a...

Mustek – 25 years on

July 10, 2012 • FeaturesComments Off on Mustek – 25 years on

It takes a great deal more than moving boxes to be a distributor of choice within the local ICT space today. Management at companies such as the Mustek Group (Mustek), comprising active operations of Mustek, Comztek and Rectron, ought to know – they...

Country focus: Uganda – Africa’s Pearl

June 27, 2012 • FeaturesComments Off on Country focus: Uganda – Africa’s Pearl

The Republic of Uganda is known worldwide for its natural splendour, its abundance of fauna and flora and its established eco-tourism market. It is marketed as ‘the Pearl of Africa’. However, the country has also earned a strong reputation for its...

Could Africa launch the next Facebook?

June 8, 2012 • FeaturesComments (4)

Recent market performance and rumblings aside, there are clear reasons why Facebook has attracted a global subscriber base of over 900 million people. What if Africa could do the same?   Those in the business of Internet development and applications...

Country Focus: Tanzania’s state of ICT

June 7, 2012 • FeaturesComments (4)

Tanzania, officially called the United Republic of Tanzania, is one of the fastest growing African nations in terms of ICT development and mobile deployment. With a population of over 42-million, there is an incredible scope for growth in all sectors. But...

Nigeria Plane Crash: Passenger list on Twitter before official release

June 4, 2012 • Features, Top StoriesComments (8)

Tragedy struck on Sunday when a Dana Airlines Boeing MD83 plane slammed into a residential area in Lagos, Nigeria, presumably killing all 153 passengers and crew on-board. Micro-blogging site Twitter has been ablaze with comments, condolences and anger, as...

Africa joins in Queen’s Jubilee celebration

June 4, 2012 • FeaturesComments Off on Africa joins in Queen’s Jubilee celebration

In years gone by, many people across Africa would have missed the pageantry and ceremony of historic days like Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee. Today, thanks to the Internet and social media addressing logistic distance created out of Africa’s...

Espionage fanning the Flame of cyber crime

June 1, 2012 • FeaturesComments Off on Espionage fanning the Flame of cyber crime

African countries are not immune to the activities of cyber criminals and should take cognisance of the threat represented by the Flame virus, one of the more sinister forms of attack in existence globally. Security software experts describe Flame as a...