The importance of digital asset planning explained

January 16, 2017 • General, SponsoredComments (0)

We all know we’re going to kick the bucket someday, and even though it’s not a pleasant thought to entertain, death can feel a little more manageable when one’s affairs are in order, such as getting funeral cover and planning your estate. When it comes to death it’s only natural that our primary concerns are [&hellip...

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Fake news continues to be a problem around the world and its implications can not be underestimated.

Lies, lies, lies! Fake news the epidemic plaguing the Internet

January 13, 2017 • Features, General, Top StoriesComments (0)

The internet is a wonderful place, filled with information aplenty from thousands if not millions of different sites. You can basically find out anything you want to know on the Internet, the only problem is, it is not all true. In fact, in a growing trend an...


Samsung ranked “least green” technology firm

January 12, 2017 • General, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments (0)

Samsung has been ranked among the “least green” technology companies in the World. According to a report by the BBC the Greenpeace report, published annually examines the energy footprints of large data centre operators, popular websites and apps...

Citrix will continue to sell Unidesk as a standalone product for VMware Horizon and Microsoft virtual desktop deployment customers. (image:

Citrix buys Unidesk for an undisclosed amount

January 11, 2017 • Company News, General, Top StoriesComments (0)

Software company Citrix has announced the acquisition of Unidesk, maker of enterprise layering technology. According to an announcement by Citrix, customers and partners will be able to manage apps and desktops through the application virtualization...

Internet users continue with bad password habits which leave them vulnerable to being hacked.

Bad Password Habits Persist Amongst Internet Users

January 10, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kaspersky Lab Survey Show Users’ Bad Password Habits Internet users around the world are still to find a way to protect themselves effectively through their use of passwords. Research from Kaspersky Lab has revealed that people are putting their online...

Nokia, Vodafone and Telit collaborate to expand the IoT ecosystem using NB-IoT technology.

African first: Nokia, Ooredoo Algeria achieve 1 Terabit-per-second

January 10, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Working in partnership, Ooredoo Algeria and Nokia have successfully achieved a ground-breaking transmission speed of 1.2 terabits per second over optical fibre in Africa’s first field trial of innovative optical communications technology.   The trial...

Nairobi, Kenya, where the AFIF awards will be held. (Nairobi skyline. Image source:

Finalists for the AFIF Entrepreneurship Award 2017 announced

January 10, 2017 • Enterprise, Events, General, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

The finalists for the African Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) Entrepreneurship Award 2017 were announced in Brussels on the 9th of January 2017. The award focuses on projects with big economic, social and ecological impact, and their potential growth...

Choosing a reliable technology partner is a critical moment for a small business. Try to connect with organisations in the same or similar vertical/niche.

Tips for small business owners contemplating a PC purchase

January 10, 2017 • General, OpinionComments (0)

Define the role and select the right solution set for the job As a small business, you have created roles within your organisation. You should define and understand the work required of each role. This will enable you to select the most appropriate ecosystem...

Cloud computing

Technology trends to expect in 2017

December 14, 2016 • GeneralComments Off on Technology trends to expect in 2017

This has been a year where companies have started repositioning themselves to take advantage of the evolution towards digital. With the likes of Big Data, cloud computing, and virtualisation becoming familiar territory, several industry leaders expect the...

Big data is becoming ever more important for decision-makers.

How big data and storage trends will drive business in 2017

December 14, 2016 • Big Data, General, SoftwareComments Off on How big data and storage trends will drive business in 2017

One of the biggest technological shifts that happened in South Africa over the past 12 months has been the growing awareness of the importance that data and storage have within a business. Several experts weigh in their views on the trends to watch, in the...

Deon Van Heerden, CEO at Clickatell Messaging.

Go digital, or prepare to face obsolescence

December 12, 2016 • General, OpinionComments Off on Go digital, or prepare to face obsolescence

Ex-Apple CEO, John Sculley, recently warned finance companies that they should plan for radical change or prepare for obsolescence. He went on to say that financial incumbents were “…in a race for their lives – and that the race was a sprint.” If...

John Donovan, Cisco COO EMEAR; Yasmin Kirton, Cisco Africa Snr Virtual Sales Manager; Adanma Onuegbu, Signal Alliance Nigeria CEO; Tunji Akintokun, Cisco Africa Partner & Commercial Lead, and Milo Schacher, Cisco EMEAR VP Partner Organisation. (image: Moses Braimah)

Signal Alliance wins Cisco international award

December 7, 2016 • General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Signal Alliance wins Cisco international award

Nigeria was recently celebrated and honoured in Seychelles following the Cisco global Winner Circle Corner Award 2016 given to Signal Alliance. The award recognizes a group of top performers who through their commercial activities in the 2016 financial year...

Dr. Gilbert Saggia, new Managing Director in East Africa, SAP Africa.

SAP Africa appoints new East Africa MD

December 6, 2016 • East Africa, General, PeopleComments Off on SAP Africa appoints new East Africa MD

SAP Africa has announced the the appointment of Dr. Gilbert Saggia as its new Managing Director in East Africa. Kenya-born Dr. Saggia completed a degree in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Nairobi before embarking on a highly successful career in the...

Teryl Schroenn, CEO of Accsys (image: Accsys)

Accsys wins big at 2016 Technology Top 100 Awards

December 1, 2016 • Company News, GeneralComments Off on Accsys wins big at 2016 Technology Top 100 Awards

Accsys (Pty) Ltd, a subsidiary of Telkom l Business Connexion has scooped the coveted medium enterprise Minister’s Award for Overall Excellence at the Da Vinci Technology Top 100 (TT100) Awards for 2016 presented by Naledi Pandor, Minister of Science &...

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Dimension Data releases IT predictions for 2017

November 30, 2016 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Dimension Data releases IT predictions for 2017

Dimension Data has released their list of top IT predictions for 2017, and the focus on digital is set to remain the key trend in the industry for the next 12 months. Dimension Data’s Chief Technology Officer, Ettienne Reinecke says digital is about...

Bruce Zhou, CEO, AXILSPOT.

AXILSPOT expands operations to the Middle East and Africa

November 29, 2016 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on AXILSPOT expands operations to the Middle East and Africa

AXILSPOT has launched its operation in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. As part of its regional expansion plans, the company will appoint reputed distributors and strengthen its channel network by onboarding partners across the region. AXILSPOT offers...