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Top 5 tips to extend the battery life of a smartphone

June 17, 2015 • Lists, Top StoriesComments (0)

Smartphone adoption in Africa has risen at a phenomenal rate. A survey of mobile phone usage in five African countries has delivered findings on the rise of Internet access via phones within Africa’s major markets, namely South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and Uganda. The Mobile Africa 2015 study, conducted by mobile surveying company GeoPoll and World...

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From latency to transparency: Top 5 tips for better storage

June 12, 2015 • ListsComments (0)

Storage of the past was defined by vendor specific terminology for pieces of functionality, which have perpetuated the market/users thinking about storage narrowly in terms of a single vendor or technology provider. But there’s a new paradigm for storage,...

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Top 5 African sectors ripe for transformation by IoT

June 12, 2015 • Lists, Top StoriesComments (0)

The spread of technology is an interesting phenomenon. In some instances, it is only available to the wealthiest people or the largest businesses at first, before slowly filtering down to the rest of the populace. In other instances, it seems to be everywhere...

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Mondato Summit 2015: Top 10 takeaways according to execs

June 8, 2015 • Lists, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mondato Summit 2015, which was held between 2nd & 3rd 2015 – at Summer Place in Johannesburg, South Africa – had a packed line-up of great speakers and intriguing panel discussions. C-level executives and thought leaders from right across the...

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Africa’s Top 20 most connected countries by user numbers

June 4, 2015 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to worldometers.info, the population within South Africa sits at just over 53 million individuals. To add to the figures, Nigeria currently has over 183 million individuals populating its city’s. Africa has always been viewed as a continent...

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Top 10 most valuable global brands revealed

May 28, 2015 • Lists, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a survey conducted by millwardbrown.com Apple has now been listed as the world’s most powerful brand. According to the report, the device manufacturer reclaimed its title from search engine giant, Google. According to the guardian.com,...

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Nigeria: Top 10 most viewed YouTube music videos of all time

May 25, 2015 • Lists, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to the latest figures from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the number of internet users in Nigeria increased to 83.4 million in February 2015. According to the NCC there was an increase of 1.32 million internet users on GSM and CDMA...

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Infographic: Top 50 tracking apps for smartphones

May 4, 2015 • Lists, Top StoriesComments (0)

In Africa, smartphone adoption has boomed over the past few years. According to a study conducted by GeoPoll and World Wide Worx, Internet browsing via phones now stands at 40 per cent across key African markets, with 51% of respondents in Ghana and 47% in...

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Top 5 reasons to use licensed business software

April 17, 2015 • Lists, SoftwareComments (0)

If you’re running a small business in Africa, which is on a tight budget, you might be tempted to think of pirating your accounting, ERP software, or image editing software as a harmless way to save a bit of money. Think again – that pirated software...

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Top 10 tips to keep data safe in the cloud

March 27, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Lists, Top StoriesComments (0)

If you choose a credible cloud software provider, it will essentially host your payroll applications and data in a secure data centre underpinned by world-class technology. This will free you from doing backups, buying and installing new versions of the...

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Top 8 analytics trends to watch in 2015

March 25, 2015 • Lists, Top StoriesComments (0)

Growing numbers of analysts and researchers insist that data should not only be managed as an asset, but should also be valued as one. They see a future where companies can routinely monetise their own data for financial gain. Analytics innovators continue to...

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Top 10 Strategic Technologies for Education in 2015

March 3, 2015 • Lists, Top StoriesComments (0)

Social and economic pressures are forcing senior education leaders to rethink business models and consider a range of new technologies, to bring down the cost of administering education institutions and scale the business, according to research from Gartner....

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Top 5 challenges Enterprise Mobility faces in 2015

February 24, 2015 • Lists, Top StoriesComments (0)

In recent years, there has been an increase in the business orientation of IT. No longer does IT work in a silo, thinking narrowly in terms of infrastructure and capabilities. The modern IT leader takes a business-first approach to technology decisions: what...

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Top 10 Cyber Security Trends for 2015

February 19, 2015 • Lists, Top StoriesComments (0)

Paladion Networks has highlighted the top 10 cyber security trends that will impact global digital security in 2015, and beyond. These trends can have long-term impact on the enterprises in Middle East and Africa. Amit Roy, VP & Regional Sales Head-ME...

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Ranked: Top 10 most innovative companies in Africa

February 12, 2015 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

Africa is full of innovation. Whether it is a startup, or a multinational company, Africa is bursting with potential when it comes to innovation in the fields of technology, applications, education and the ICT sector. According to fastcompany.com, the latest...

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Top 10 richest countries in Africa rated

February 5, 2015 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Africa is home to some of the richest countries in the world, in part due to its oil-rich soil and human capital. With GDPs going up as high as $594.257 Billion. According to statistics provided by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), these are currently,...