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Nigeria is looking to utelise computers manufactured locally.

Nigeria looking to localise IT solutions

September 27, 2016 • Hardware, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Nigerian information technology sector is among the fastest growing in Africa and although there is significant growth Nigerians believe the consumption of foreign IT solutions is causing shrinking market. According to a report by Vanguard, the Nigerian Federal government needs to reverse the trend of Nigerian consuming and not producing any IT...

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Dell EMC expands OEM Solutions offering in Africa to help local customers bring products to market faster

Study provides insight into workplace trends

September 21, 2016 • Hardware, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Dell and Intel’s Future Workforce Study, has shown results that almost half of employees in Europe and South African regions believe their current employer is not effectively making use of the latest technology advances. Dell unveiled the European and...

Gemalto

DRC selects Gemalto mobile solution to support fair elections

July 6, 2016 • Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off on DRC selects Gemalto mobile solution to support fair elections

Gemalto has won an international tender to supply CENI, the National Independent Electoral Commission of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with 22,000 mobile biometric voter enrolment kits to support a comprehensive update of the country’s national...

Alienware South Africa

Pinnacle Africa gains sole distribution rights for Alienware in SA

May 3, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Hardware, Southern AfricaComments Off on Pinnacle Africa gains sole distribution rights for Alienware in SA

Pinnacle Africa has been appointed by Dell as the sole distributor of the Alienware range of products in the Southern African region. According to Pinnacle Africa Dell Brand Executive, Rory Green: “Dell Alienware is considered to be the premier gaming brand...

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Redeploying old PC equipment could mean higher profits

March 24, 2016 • Hardware, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Redeploying old PC equipment could mean higher profits

Redeploying old IT equipment in today’s tough economic conditions could easily result in higher profits. There is no sense in retiring old devices when they are still working and other employees might get some use out of them. This is according to local...

Over the course of the last six months SAP Africa has actively engaged with partners who are similarly committed to the initiative’s objectives. (Image Source: pnrsoftsol.com)

Turning garbage into growth the Future City way with SAP

March 17, 2016 • Company News, Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off on Turning garbage into growth the Future City way with SAP

Waste is the eternal burden of civilisation. The earliest known urban garbage dumps are found in Crete, made over 5,000 years ago. Not long after that experiments with recycling began: Chinese societies reused bronze and the Aztecs routinely rescued usable...

3D printing market in Middle East and Africa set to boom. (Image Source: http://zdnet4.cbsistatic.com/).

3D printing market in Middle East and Africa set to boom

February 24, 2016 • General, Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off on 3D printing market in Middle East and Africa set to boom

Spending on 3D printing in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) market is set to increase from $0.47 billion in 2015 to reach $1.3 billion by 2019, according to the latest forecasts from International Data Corporation (IDC). The research firm’s new...

Gartner Symposium 2015

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to grow 0.6 percent in 2016

January 18, 2016 • Enterprise, Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off on Worldwide IT spending is forecast to grow 0.6 percent in 2016

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to total $3.54 trillion dollars in 2016, just a 0.6 per cent increase over 2015 spending of $3.52 trillion dollars, according to Gartner, Inc. 2015 saw the largest US dollar drop in IT spending since Gartner began tracking IT...

Ewaste

Is it time to rethink your eWaste strategy?

December 10, 2015 • Hardware, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Is it time to rethink your eWaste strategy?

Not only is the introduction of mandatory protection of personal data a huge challenge for companies, but now organisations are being prompted to rethink how they approach the reuse, recycling or recovery of their eWaste. Xperien suggests the new Protection...

Ewaste

eWaste – an opportunity for economic growth in Africa?

November 16, 2015 • East Africa, General, Hardware, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on eWaste – an opportunity for economic growth in Africa?

To help ease the high unemployment levels throughout the continent, organisations need to be innovative and create new commercially viable business opportunities. eWaste has captured the headlines in recent months and is no doubt an attractive proposition for...

Samsung SUHD TV

Beware of buying a fake UHD TV in Africa

July 8, 2015 • Gadgets and Gaming, Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off on Beware of buying a fake UHD TV in Africa

According to Samsung, South African and African-based consumers may not be purchasing legitimate 4K UHD televisions from Samsung’s competitors. Samsung revealed that unnamed competitors have branded their devices as being able to display content in 4K...

Intel Compute Stick

Exclusive: Taking an in-depth look at Intel’s Compute Stick

May 4, 2015 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off on Exclusive: Taking an in-depth look at Intel’s Compute Stick

At the Intel Solutions Summit 2015 (ISS 2015), which was held at the Yas Marina Formula One Circuit in Abu Dhabi, Intel gave IT News Africa an exclusive first look at its latest innovation – the Intel Compute Stick. During the preview session, John...

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Dell unveils 4K Ultra HD 15-Inch Mobile Workstation

January 30, 2015 • Gadgets and Gaming, HardwareComments Off on Dell unveils 4K Ultra HD 15-Inch Mobile Workstation

According to device manufacturer Dell, it has been listening to consumer feedback and has responded by incorporating new features into its flagship mobile workstation the Dell Precision M3800. The company revealed that the device now has a 4K Ultra HD touch...

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan

Nigerian Government sets up ICT content development office

December 1, 2014 • Hardware, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian Government sets up ICT content development office

The Nigerian Government has revealed that it has concluded plans to establish the Office of Nigerian Content Development in ICT. According to the Government, the office is expected to promote local IT products and services in Nigeria as well as across the...

Acer

Acer Extensa 15 series revealed

August 1, 2014 • Hardware, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Acer Extensa 15 series revealed

Acer has revealed the Acer Extensa 15 notebook series, which according to the company, has been designed to meet the essential needs of professional users, SMB and SOHO users looking for portability, productivity, and efficiency. The Extensa series is...

Associate Professor Bruce Mellado

Innovation Drives Development: SA must develop & manufacture PCs

July 23, 2014 • Hardware, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Innovation Drives Development: SA must develop & manufacture PCs

South Africa is a great opportunity for growth and for a scientist to have a tangible impact on society. This is some of the reasons that have brought Australian-born particle physicist, Associate Professor Bruce Mellado, to South Africa and to the School of...