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Gartner analyst Jeffrey Mann (image: Gartner)

Planning for a post-SharePoint world

September 18, 2013 • Online & SocialComments Off on Planning for a post-SharePoint world

On-premises SharePoint is slowly on its way out, says Gartner analyst Jeffrey Mann – and companies had better start preparing for a cloud-based future. “28% of companies use SharePoint across their entire workforce,” says Mann, “and if you only count companies where at least half the staff are using it once a week or more, [&hellip...

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Interactive Intelligence’s Africa head of Sales and Business Development Deon Scheepers (image: Interactive Intelligence)

Social media is more important in South Africa – Interactive Intelligence

September 17, 2013 • Online & SocialComments Off on Social media is more important in South Africa – Interactive Intelligence

Gartner’s annual symposium is currently underway in Cape Town, South Africa, and while the focus has been on trends shaping the future for online businesses and the changing role of the CEO, Interactive Intelligence’s Africa head of Sales and Business...

Betty Enyonam Kumahor, Managing Director of ThoughtWorks’ Pan-African region (image: ThoughtWorks)

Rise of women changing the tides of tech

September 17, 2013 • Online & SocialComments Off on Rise of women changing the tides of tech

Debby Edelstein, CEO of QualityLife Company, says that the tides of technology are changing with the steady rise of dynamic women in prominent roles within the digital economy.  “Globally, women make up over half of social media users and social gamers and...

Google South Africa today joined forces with its Online Child Safety Campaign partners (Image source: Google/technesstivity.com)

Google Nigeria serious about privacy says Country Manager

September 13, 2013 • Online & Social, West AfricaComments Off on Google Nigeria serious about privacy says Country Manager

  Google Nigeria’s Country Manager, Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor, is reported to have publicly reassured users of the security and privacy of data, saying that confidentiality is “engraved in Google’s culture”. Nigeria Communications Week has posted a...

make its Office 365 productivity software available for free to qualifying non-profit organisations and NGOs (image: file)

Microsoft makes Office 365 freely available to NGOs

September 12, 2013 • Online & SocialComments Off on Microsoft makes Office 365 freely available to NGOs

Microsoft has announced that it is to make its Office 365 productivity software available for free to qualifying non-profit organisations and NGOs in 41 countries, including South Africa, with immediate effect. Microsoft South Africa’s Office Business lead,...

Bank of Tanzania (BoT) is in the final stages preparing new legislation against cyber-crimes (image: Tech360 Magazine)

Tanzania creates first cyber-crime laws

September 11, 2013 • East Africa, Online & SocialComments Off on Tanzania creates first cyber-crime laws

The Bank of Tanzania (BoT) revealed that, in conjunction with government and other stakeholders, it is in the final stages of preparing new legislation against cyber-crimes in the country. To date, Tanzania has no laws governing cyber-crimes. The bank is...

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Facebook leads SA social media

September 10, 2013 • Online & SocialComments Off on Facebook leads SA social media

Facebook has become the biggest social network in South Africa, seeing its strongest growth yet in the past year – and overtaking Mxit for the first time. This was one of the key findings of the SA Social Media Landscape 2014 research study, released...

Rubric has donated its translation services to make Mozilla’s Firefox Web browser available in isiXhosa (image: Shutterstock)

Mozilla’s Firefox available in isiXhosa

September 10, 2013 • Online & SocialComments Off on Mozilla’s Firefox available in isiXhosa

Rubric, a global language service provider (LSP), has donated its translation services to make Mozilla’s Firefox Web browser available in isiXhosa – South Africa’s second most spoken language. Françoise Henderson, CEO of Rubric, says the company...

Microsoft South Africa’s Managing Director Mteto Nyati (image: Charlie Fripp)

Africa is Microsoft’s second biggest investment – Microsoft SA MD

September 9, 2013 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa is Microsoft’s second biggest investment – Microsoft SA MD

Technology giant Microsoft last week announced a partnership with the South African government’s Jobs Fund – an alliance that will provide assistance to small technology businesses. Microsoft South Africa’s Managing Director Mteto Nyati sat down...

MTN Ghana launched their annual Internet Festival (image: Warren Rohner)

Ghana’s Internet Festival kicks off

September 6, 2013 • Online & Social, West AfricaComments Off on Ghana’s Internet Festival kicks off

The third edition of MTN Ghana’s Internet Festival (IFEST) 2013 was launched yesterday in Accra, Ghana. The IFEST celebrations involve a month-long educational drive on the relevance of internet usage on everyday lives and for identifiable professionals...

ICASA Chairman Dr Stephen Sipho Mncube. IT News Africa File photo)

Make ICASA Minutes public says SA’s ISP Association

September 4, 2013 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Make ICASA Minutes public says SA’s ISP Association

South Africa’s Internet Service Provider Association (ISPA) has called on the Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) to voluntarily adopt a proposed amendment to the ICASA Act which would require it to make minutes of ICASA Council meetings...

Gabon’s My GA Registry today opened up registration for .ga domains for free (Image Credit: President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon- World Economic Forum)

Gabon provides free .ga domain names

September 4, 2013 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Gabon provides free .ga domain names

Gabon’s My GA Registry today opened up registration for .ga domains for free. My GA – the Gabon domain name – is operated by the Agence Nationale des Infrastructures Numeriques et des Frequences (ANINF) who pledges to make this national resource...

Telkom Internet will give customers free anytime data for specific social networking services (image: Shutterstock)

Telkom to give free access to social networks

September 3, 2013 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Telkom to give free access to social networks

Telkom Internet today announced a revolutionary offer that gives customers free anytime data for specific social networking services and free data between 00:00 and 06:00 am daily. Additionally, the capacity of all Telkom Internet packages of 5GB or more will...

The ITU, Facebook and ACOPEA have joined forces to address online safety in Africa, beginning with a pilot project in Ethiopia. (Image source: Google/itupp2014.org)

Facebook, partners back online safety in Ethiopia

August 30, 2013 • Online & SocialComments Off on Facebook, partners back online safety in Ethiopia

Under the Chile Online Protection (COP) Initiative, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has established an international collaborative network for action to promote the online protection of children worldwide by providing guidance on safe online...

Google Translate has asked for volunteers to test the beta languages (image: Geographika)

Google to add more African languages to Google Translate

August 28, 2013 • Online & SocialComments Off on Google to add more African languages to Google Translate

Search engine giant Google already has 71 languages in their highly-successful Google Translate service, and it seems that a number of African languages are gearing up to be added to the online translation service. Google Translate is a free automatic...

if the Internet and Google tools have played an important role in success, Google wants to hear about it. (image: jajodia-saket.sjbn.co/)

Google seeking African innovators

August 27, 2013 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Google seeking African innovators

Internet giant Google is calling entrepreneurs, creatives, innovators and web-lovers across Africa to share their stories of how the web has transformed their lives and work.  Whether a photographer, an entrepreneur, a fashion designer or a community...