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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 38% by 2020. This has largely been driven by lower costs of smartphones, which the GSMA says [&hellip...

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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....

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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...

Social Media

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...

Saurabh Kumar, Managing Director at In2IT Technologies - South Africa.

Top 4 technology trends impacting business

March 23, 2016 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 4 technology trends impacting business

Technology has fundamentally changed the way in which people and enterprises interact with each other and in turn, the world around them. However, technology continues to evolve, creating further disruption for both business and consumers. Driven by globally...

Top mobile apps

Top 10 tips for Africans looking to use less mobile data

March 18, 2016 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 tips for Africans looking to use less mobile data

A smart device such as a phone or tablet lives on data, and while they allow you to really stay connected and informed, it can sometimes feel like your data allcoation isn’t touching sides. Fortunately there are a number of things that can be done to reign...

ESET Southern Africa

Top 5 threats every company needs to pay attention to

March 8, 2016 • Enterprise, Lists, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 5 threats every company needs to pay attention to

  ESET’s laboratories constantly analyse and study how cybercriminals propagate their threats all over the world. Looking back at ESET’s trend papers, we can see the evolution and the changes that companies have had to undergo. From a corporate...

The Android KitKat statue unveiled by Google's Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai (image: Google)

8 tips for taking better photos with your smartphone

March 3, 2016 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on 8 tips for taking better photos with your smartphone

Smartphones have given everyone the opportunity to unlock their creativity. Though it’s easy to snap a picture, it takes some technical suss and imagination to create a photograph that will get your friends on Facebook and Instagram talking. The good news,...

BlackBerry Priv

Top 4 things that we love about the BlackBerry Priv

January 27, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 4 things that we love about the BlackBerry Priv

The BlackBerry Priv, which is also expected to launch in Nigeria, will be available in South Africa from early February, 2016. The latest device from the mobile phone manufacturer currently retails for USD $699; however, BlackBerry South Africa’s launch...

Top Apps for on the go African job seekers. (Image Source: cbsistatic.com).

Top apps for on the go African job seekers

January 19, 2016 • Lists, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Top apps for on the go African job seekers

IT News Africa recently selected some of the very best recruitment websites on the web where African job seekers can essentially find the job of their dreams. The list included top recruitment websites such as robertwalters.com as well as careerjet.co.za....

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Top 10 recruitment websites in Africa

January 18, 2016 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

Before the internet had evolved into what it is today many job seekers, throughout Africa, would resort to physically handing their CV in at a potentially employer. To add to this, job seekers would also visit job centers as well as look to the local paper in...