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Richest Africans in Technology

January 11, 2017 • Features, Lists, Top StoriesComments (0)

When Forbes released their list of Richest Africans in 2017, the leaders in the tech industry could not be ignored. Here are the 5 richest Africans in tech in 2017: 5. Onsi Sawiris- Egypt $1.07 Billion-telecoms Onsi Sawiris is number 18 on the overall African rich list, he is the patriarch of the Sawiris family, [&hellip...

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LinkedIn provides professionals with a simple way to connect and create industry specific relationships.

4 simple ways Africans can stand out on LinkedIn

January 11, 2017 • Careers, Lists, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

LinkedIn is one of the top social networks in the world today and is very popular amongst professionals. With a membership of over 380 million, LinkedIn has a growing influence as a professional networking tool and can be extremely powerful when the user is...

Mobile Data Usage

5 ways to lower your cellular charges while travelling

October 21, 2016 • Lists, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on 5 ways to lower your cellular charges while travelling

Being in a completely strange place without having anything in common,exploring new cultures and destinations brings you the ultimate happiness. You can have the time of your life until something very ‘’little’’ just spoils your entire vacation. One...

A new world of consumer choice – powered by on-demand technology – is changing customers’ expectations of the payments experience. (Image Source: blouinnews.com)

6 things you didn’t know you could do with your smartphone

October 20, 2016 • Lists, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on 6 things you didn’t know you could do with your smartphone

A majority of us have and use smartphones on the daily, but how many of us actually maximize its functions? Aside from voice calls, social networking, telling the time, listening to music and maybe using the device as a flashlight, there are so many other...

Google has rolled out an update to its Google Play Movies & TV app (image: Google)

10 key trends shaping digital entertainment on demand

October 19, 2016 • Lists, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on 10 key trends shaping digital entertainment on demand

On-demand entertainment is relatively new to the South African market, but it is already taking the market by storm and evolving on the fly. Taryn Uhlmann, Executive Head of Operations at Discover Digital, a digital entertainment and video on demand services...

Jack Ma listed a the most influential technology leader in China

China’s 10 Richest Tech Entrepreneurs

October 4, 2016 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on China’s 10 Richest Tech Entrepreneurs

China can easily be described as being in the forefront of technology and a leader in economic transformation. According to a report by the WEF, Chinese openness to technology has enabled their growth and success. What China has proved is that technology,...

Founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg during a visit in Kenya.

Top 10 African countries with the most Facebook users

September 3, 2016 • Lists, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 African countries with the most Facebook users

Africa is growing rapidly and so is internet penetration on the continent. The use of mobile phones and increasing availability of Wifi has enabled users across Africa to become more active on social media platforms such as Facebook. Recently, the founder...

Mobile banking and finance concept

Top 5 tips to design the ultimate African digital banking experience

August 23, 2016 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 5 tips to design the ultimate African digital banking experience

As mobile internet connectivity grows, African youth are fast embracing the opportunity to connect, converse and transact on the web. According to the GSMA (Mobile Economy Report 2015), mobile internet penetration in Sub-Saharan Africa was expected to reach...

Gartner 2015

Top 10 Strategic Technologies for Government in 2016

June 29, 2016 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 10 Strategic Technologies for Government in 2016

After nearly a decade of “doing more with less,” government CIOs remain under pressure to further optimise IT and business costs while leading digital innovation in the public sector, according to Gartner, Inc. Government CIOs face organisational...

Selling to the CIO

Top 8 tips for Selling to the CIO

June 23, 2016 • East Africa, Events, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 8 tips for Selling to the CIO

Let’s face it, selling to the modern-day CIO is not an easy task. These industry executives essentially live busy lives. They are busy 24/7, and are bombarded with technical sales calls day in and day out; however, there are ways and means to...

Leopold Malan BrightRock

Cloud computing: 5 things you need to know

June 6, 2016 • Enterprise, Lists, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Cloud computing: 5 things you need to know

BrightRock executive director Leopold Malan shares his top 5 cloud computing tips. 1. It’s time to join the bandwagon Cloud computing is not as new to South African business landscape as you might think, with an increasing number of business owners signing...

ESET Southern Africa

Top 5 tips on how to spot a Facebook scam

May 16, 2016 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 5 tips on how to spot a Facebook scam

Hoaxes are all over Facebook and with users often encouraged or forced via hijacks and hacks to share and like content, it will often seem like the hoax has been personally vouched for by your friend, says Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO, ESET Southern Africa....

LinkedIn Acquired by Microsoft

10 LinkedIn tips for the African professional

May 3, 2016 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 10 LinkedIn tips for the African professional

Most recruiters these days will take a look at your LinkedIn profile to learn more about you. If your CV captures their eye and they’re interested in interviewing you, you may be on the fast-track to a new career. They also often scan relevant profiles on...

Nigeria

Top 7 app types every traveller must have when visiting Ghana

April 28, 2016 • Lists, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 7 app types every traveller must have when visiting Ghana

The world is often described as a book and those who do not explore it are said to read only one page. The best remedy to boredom and stress is relaxation and that is achieved by a change of environment, scenery or routine. Travel then becomes your safest bet...

Nigeria's prepare to pay more for their data starting December 1, 2016.

Top 10 social media benefits for the African business

April 21, 2016 • Lists, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 social media benefits for the African business

The influence of social media in our personal lives can never be underestimated. The impact is so immense that for some people, it has become an addiction and for many others a daily routine. However, social media is more useful than we sometimes believe it...

Top African Leaders to Follow

10 African Leaders to follow on Social Media in 2016

April 4, 2016 • Lists, People, Top StoriesComments Off on 10 African Leaders to follow on Social Media in 2016

As we move into the second quarter of 2016, IT News Africa takes a closer look at the profiles of 10 African Leaders to follow on Twitter in 2016. The African leaders below have a significant social media following, with some individuals having followers in...