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STAGE360 launches on BBM.

STAGE360 launches on BBM to empower musicians

July 6, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on STAGE360 launches on BBM to empower musicians

Today at an event in Johannesburg Stream.Digital in partnership with Creative Media Works, operating as BBM Messenger, announced the launch of STAGE360 Music, a mobile music and content service. A first of its kind in South Africa, the service is aimed at growing BBM Messenger’s monthly active users particularly within the young, urban demographic....

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What investors are looking for in Africa's fintech sector

The Battle of Fintech vs Cybercrime

July 5, 2017 • Finance, General, Opinion, SecurityComments Off on The Battle of Fintech vs Cybercrime

Bitcoin is now worth more than gold, and internet banking and mobile money usage globally has rocketed by 34% in the past six years. One thing has outpaced this growth, however: the rate of online fraud. “Cyber fraud is growing even faster than the move to...

Ransomware is here to stay - can your data say the same?

How to survive and thrive in today’s business world

July 5, 2017 • General, OpinionComments Off on How to survive and thrive in today’s business world

  Technology is evolving at an ever-accelerating pace, driving new business models, and even disruptive new businesses that could not have existed previously. Any business should have digital transformation at the heart of its corporate strategy or, risk...

First mover service providers outline 5G use case insights

Madagascar’s ICT infrastructure to expand

July 5, 2017 • East Africa, General, Top StoriesComments Off on Madagascar’s ICT infrastructure to expand

Pan-African telecommunications service provider, Internet Solutions, has deployed the company’s first Point of Presence (PoP) in Madagascar. The company is expanding their footprint and has commissioned a second PoP in Zambia. Murray Steyn, Executive Head:...

Westcon-Comstor appointed as a global Microsoft Learning Partner

Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa awarded Zebra Distributor of the Year FY16

July 5, 2017 • General, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments Off on Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa awarded Zebra Distributor of the Year FY16

Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa, a value-added technology distributor of category-leading solutions in Security, Collaboration, Networking, Cloud and Data Centre, is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the Zebra Technologies’ 2016 Distributor of...

Inus Dreckmeyr, Netshield South Africa CEO.

Netshield South Africa provides local availability of 40GB QSFP’s

July 5, 2017 • General, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on Netshield South Africa provides local availability of 40GB QSFP’s

Netshield South Africa, a WestconGroup company, is pleased to announce the immediate availability of its new range of 40GB QSFP (Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable) compatible transceiver modules. The devices enable customers to take advantage of a host of...

Kevin Norton, Director Mobility Solutions Southern Africa at Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa.

Westcon-Comstor named Ruckus Wireless’ Africa Distributor of the year FY16

July 4, 2017 • General, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments Off on Westcon-Comstor named Ruckus Wireless’ Africa Distributor of the year FY16

Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa the value-added technology distributor of category-leading solutions in security, collaboration, networking and data centre is pleased to announce that the company has for the second year running been awarded as the African...

Tizeti and Facebook partner to expand Wi-Fi express in Nigeria

After receiving $2.1m in funding, Nigerian startup set to upend ISP market

July 3, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on After receiving $2.1m in funding, Nigerian startup set to upend ISP market

Founder of Tizeti Network Services, Kendall Ananyi, a Masters Graduate in Computer Engineering from the University of Victoria, Canada, has over 15 years experience in the technology space. Throughout his career, Kendall had worked in various companies...

digital transformation

How to modernise physical security systems

July 3, 2017 • General, Opinion, Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on How to modernise physical security systems

Many commercial facilities in South African have a number of different security solutions in place. As technologies continue to advance and prices drop, the enormous benefits they bring are making it a risky proposition not to upgrade to digital, analytics...

social media

In the era of immediacy, time is a premium commodity

July 2, 2017 • General, OpinionComments Off on In the era of immediacy, time is a premium commodity

In the age of mobile, social media and messaging, it frequently feels as though everything is happening now, RIGHT NOW. It seems even the slightest wait can place the most tedious weight on any customer’s shoulders, and so perhaps service providers should...

Chris Daffy, Chief Commercial Officer of MobileData.

CIO-as-a-Service, a new era in IT organisational management

July 2, 2017 • General, OpinionComments Off on CIO-as-a-Service, a new era in IT organisational management

In a market dominated by increasing interest in just about ‘everything-as-a-service’, the role of the CIO has attracted the spotlight and the relevance of CIO-as-a-Service has come to the fore in South Africa, says Chris Daffy, Chief Commercial Officer of...

Software Ag Innovation Tour 2017

Software AG Unpacks Innovation At Latest Conference

July 1, 2017 • Events, General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Software AG Unpacks Innovation At Latest Conference

On the 29 June 2017, Software AG hosted their Innovation Tour 2017 in Fourways, Johannesburg at the Langham Estate. Under the theme “Unleash your digital vision” the speakers unpacked the changing landscape facing businesses due to the rapid rate...

Digital money set to disrupt the banking industry

Blockchain is set to revolutionise international trade

July 1, 2017 • Finance, GeneralComments Off on Blockchain is set to revolutionise international trade

In international trade, the shipping documents that accompany the goods carried can weigh as much as 40kg per vessel and cost up to 10% of the value of the goods. What’s more, paper can be easily forged or mislaid. Now, for the first time, it looks as if a...

Benji Coetzee, Founder and CEO of EmptyTrips.

Interview: Benji Coetzee EmptyTrips CEO, Seedstars Finalist

June 30, 2017 • General, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: Benji Coetzee EmptyTrips CEO, Seedstars Finalist

In another eye-opening interview, IT News Africa spoke to Benji Coetzee, the CEO and Founder of innovative startup, EmptyTrips. EmptyTrips is a startup which is looking to usher in a new age of logistics. As many transporters and companies suffer from empty...

Why you shouldn’t have to monitor your employees’ content consumption

Intelligent analytics: Use your data properly

June 29, 2017 • Big Data, General, OpinionComments Off on Intelligent analytics: Use your data properly

Big data, analytics, business intelligence – these terms define a trend that has found its way into almost every business conversation. They also define the era of data and the need to harness the possibilities it presents. Everybody wants to know what the...

Ricoh SA

10 reasons your business needs cyber liability insurance

June 29, 2017 • General, Lists, SecurityComments Off on 10 reasons your business needs cyber liability insurance

New technology means new risks. The internet asks a lot of questions of its users. How should the internet interact with nation states? What opportunities can it offer criminals? How should legislation and regulation apply to the seas of data that constitute...