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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 could end up costing you more than you would ...

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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....


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, 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,...

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Top Twitter accounts to follow for Nigeria Election updates

February 4, 2015 • Lists, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On Saturday 14 February 2015, Nigerians will go to the polls to elect legislators as well as the country’s new president. On 28 February 2015, Nigerians in 29 (of 36) states will return to the polls to elect state governors. To keep you up to date with...

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10 vital tips to avoid excessively high mobile phone bills

January 23, 2015 • Lists, Top StoriesComments (0)

More and more Africans are consuming value-added services over their mobile devices as data charges and smartphones become cheaper. With the festive season that just passed – most of us could do with advice on spending less money on our mobile devices. In...

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2014′s Most Important Africans in Tech

December 22, 2014 • Features, Lists, Top StoriesComments (0)

The technology space in Africa is growing at an exponential rate. Naturally, the African continent is booming with potential in this sector. Over the past few months, we have seen a great number of influential technology leaders as well as entrepreneurs greet...

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Top Google Searches of 2014 in Africa

December 17, 2014 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Google has released a list of the Top 10 Global Trending Searches throughout 2014. Each year, Google releases a list of the topics that individuals have searched for the most over the past 12 months. Additionally, Google has also revealed the Top 10 Google...

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IDC reveals Top 10 ICT Predictions for 2015

December 15, 2014 • Lists, Top StoriesComments (0)

With 2014 coming to a close, the International Data Corporation (IDC) has released the Top 10 ICT predictions for Africa in 2015. The predictions were unveiled by the following members of the IDC: Mark Walker: Regional Director – Sub-Saharan Africa, IDC...

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IT News Africa: Top 20 Stories of 2014

December 11, 2014 • Features, Lists, Top StoriesComments (0)

2014 has been a great year for the ICT sector. We have witnessed African tech entrepreneurs going global as well as seen the impact that ICT has had on the fight against the Ebola virus. In 2014, many memorable events happened… not only did a massive...

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Top 25 Games of 2014

December 8, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Lists, Top StoriesComments (0)

2014 has been a great year for the gaming industry. We have witnessed the power of the Xbox One as well as the PlayStation 4. Additionally, Nintendo is starting to become “The Comeback Kid”, due to the amount of fantastic exclusives that it has...


Top 20 Gadgets to check out this Christmas

December 4, 2014 • Lists, Top StoriesComments (0)

Christmas is upon us once again. While the festive season is a great time to spend with family and friends it can be a bit of a stressful time when it comes to purchasing the perfect gift. Throughout 2014, IT News Africa has reviewed as well as tested out a...