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The 5 most exciting tech developments in Africa this year

The 5 most exciting tech developments in Africa this year

February 14, 2018 • Lists, Top StoriesComments (0)

You may not have realised it, but Africa is quickly becoming one of the technological frontrunners in the world. With so many developments and advancements due to be made this year alone, here are just five of the most exciting. Payments becoming much easier One of the major developments Africa can expect to see this [&hellip...

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Top 5 online networking trends for 2018

Top 5 online networking trends for 2018

January 25, 2018 • General, Lists, Online & Social, OpinionComments Off on Top 5 online networking trends for 2018

The Internet has allowed people to overcome the distance barrier when it comes to meeting new people and keeping in contact with others, whether it be personal relationships or business ones. Through applications such as Skype, Facebook and WhatsApp allow...

New year, new rules – 2018 in the software testing industry

New year, new rules – 2018 in the software testing industry

January 24, 2018 • Lists, People, Software, Southern AfricaComments Off on New year, new rules – 2018 in the software testing industry

2018 is fast approaching; businesses are busy anticipating what the new year will bring in terms of industry developments, growing trends, and hidden surprises. Carmen Carey, CEO of software testing and performance monitoring company Apica, gives her five...

Top 5 Nigerian job sites revealed as unemployment stats surface

Top 5 Nigerian job sites revealed as unemployment stats surface

January 23, 2018 • Features, Lists, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 5 Nigerian job sites revealed as unemployment stats surface

On Sunday 21 January 2018, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in Nigeria released its Labour Force Statistics Vol. 2: Employment by sector report in Abuja. The report revealed that 7.5 million Nigerians were left doing nothing between January 2016 and...

Nokia unveils 5G focused chipset.

5 things to expect from 5G in South Africa

January 23, 2018 • Features, Lists, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on 5 things to expect from 5G in South Africa

At the beginning of 2018 MTN and Ericsson announced that they have begun the first 5G technology and applications trial in Africa. Mobile Internet usage has grown exponentially the world over, South Africa has in turn looked to leverage faster network...

South African fintech 2018 - what to expect and startups to watch

South African fintech 2018 – What to expect and startups to watch

January 16, 2018 • Finance, Lists, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on South African fintech 2018 – What to expect and startups to watch

Fintech continues to surprise with little to touch the rise of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in 2017. This will continue in 2018 and I make some predictions based on what we see happening globally and what we see taking place with our members at AlphaCode, a...

4 signs your phone has been hacked

4 signs your phone has been hacked

January 8, 2018 • Lists, Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on 4 signs your phone has been hacked

Our mobile devices have become an integral part of our lives, whether it be to stay connected across the various social media and messaging platforms or as an essential business tool, the importance of these devices has never been greater. These devices are,...

6 online security resolutions for 2018

Top 6 online security resolutions for 2018

January 8, 2018 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Online & Social, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 6 online security resolutions for 2018

A new year will undoubtedly bring new cyber security threats as it is expected that this particular scourge will keep getting worse in 2018, according to experts. Individual Internet users, as well as businesses, will experience a rising number of breaches,...

Top 5 smartphones of 2017

Top 5 smartphones of 2017

December 22, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 5 smartphones of 2017

Mobile smartphone technology is constantly evolving and improving. Due to the rapid rate of innovation, smartphone manufacturers are now pushing out flagship devices on a regular basis in an attempt to beat their rivals by bringing first to market innovations...

Top 5 laptops for 2017

Top 5 laptops for 2017 revealed

December 21, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 5 laptops for 2017 revealed

With smartphones being capable of doing practically everything lately, it might seem as though getting a good laptop would be difficult. What sets a good laptop apart is its ability to balance power, efficiency, portability, and comfort. It should have a...

Top 5 African eCommerce sites to do your Christmas shopping on

Top 5 African eCommerce sites to do your Christmas shopping on

December 19, 2017 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 5 African eCommerce sites to do your Christmas shopping on

It’s Christmas time, and what’s not to like about Christmas. Time off work, time with family, time to completely unwind and refresh yourself for the new year ahead are all aspects of the festive period we are about to enter. But let’s not...

Retailers need an integrated technology platform to streamline processes

Get the most out of online shopping this festive season

December 19, 2017 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Get the most out of online shopping this festive season

The festive season is already upon us. This time of year, the last thing anyone wants to do is fight crowds at a busy shopping centre, or spend hours in stores trying to find the best deals on holiday gifts. There is another way, however. Many South Africans...

Sub-Saharan’s mobile economy valued at $110 Billion – 7.7 Per Cent of GDP.

5 things to consider before signing a cellphone contract

December 14, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Lists, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on 5 things to consider before signing a cellphone contract

Junk status. Downgrades. Inflation. Recession. Fuel price hikes. These are terms South Africans are exposed to on a daily basis. The reality is that there’s a great deal of uncertainty about the economy, which means that consumers need to consider their...

Citrix announces technology predictions for 2018

Top technology trends that will dominate discussions in 2018

December 14, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, General, Lists, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top technology trends that will dominate discussions in 2018

2017 has seen a number of disruptive technologies emerge and become the topics of discussion around boardroom tables all over the world. Technologies such as AI, cloud and the blockchain have become integral parts of companies plans to the future. With all...

7 business and tech trends to expect in 2018

7 business and tech trends to expect in 2018

December 13, 2017 • General, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on 7 business and tech trends to expect in 2018

On 13 December 2017, Accenture released its Fjord Trends 2018, an annual report analysing the pressing forces acting internally and externally on organisations and society. Its 11th annual report examines seven emergent trends expected to impact business,...

ESET named 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms Challenger

Cybersecurity Predictions and Trends for 2018

December 11, 2017 • Lists, Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Cybersecurity Predictions and Trends for 2018

Online security is seemingly getting more compromised with each passing year. 2017 has witnessed some of the worst security breaches in history – such as the breach of Equifax, which impacted over 143 million clients in the U.S. and abroad. There were also...