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“PPP’s key to fighting international epidemics” – Airtel MD

January 30, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

In August 2014, the World Health Organisation (WHO) formally declared Ebola an International Public Health Emergency – the largest, most severe and most complex outbreak in four-decade history of the disease. Since then, it has been a race against time to save lives in sub-Saharan Africa especially in six West African countries worst hit by ...

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Are smart homes becoming easy prey for hackers?

January 29, 2015 • Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

While the increasing use of home automation technology to create your version of a ‘smart house’ may be all the trend and seem practical, Richard Keymer Head of Pre-sales at SecureData Africa warns of the flipside in that once an automation system is...

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Moving beyond the start-up phase

January 27, 2015 • Opinion, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Building a great business in Africa involves more than just hard work, good networking skills, and a fair degree of luck. Whilst the core of any good business venture in Africa is a business that enables you to satisfy a customer’s need in a unique or...

Fibre Internet

Should Internet connectivity be provided as a basic Municipal service?

January 26, 2015 • Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Municipalities are increasingly playing a powerful role in the Internet connectivity market. Broadband is generally recognised as a strategic tool in building the information economy and society. Extensive local and international studies have shown massive...

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CIOs and HR directors should partner to deliver business value

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

As the human resources (HR) function in most companies becomes more tech-driven and automated, so does the business partnership between the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and the HR director become increasingly important. That’s the word from Fanie Jansen,...

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Technology will drive growth in Africa over the next five years

January 22, 2015 • Opinion, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Chika Nwobi and Kresten Buch of Nigerian startup accelerator and funding programme 440ng discuss, with IT News Africa, the tech trends which will shape Africa in the next five years. Africa is booming and a lot of this economic growth stems from investment in...

Perry Hutton Fortinet

Securing the new era of big data

January 22, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

In the digital age, information is the new currency.  And in order to get information, enterprises are mining data – and lots of it – for the knowledge that it can yield. On the scale of Internet commerce or social networks, the amount of data can be...

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Will technology transform healthcare in 2015?

January 21, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

As technology has become more integrated with healthcare, consumers and medical professionals alike are adjusting to new ways of doing things. However, will technology transform healthcare in 2015? Emily Ross, director of private healthcare search engine...

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Whose data is it anyway?

January 16, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Enterprises of all sizes and across sectors are steadily embracing cloud computing and its various applications and benefits. Some companies are still more comfortable using the private cloud, others have embraced the public cloud, while a growing number are...

Jaco Barnard

Is mCommerce a game changer for African retailers?

January 14, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

New technologies such as cloud computing are revolutionising the way people do business across the globe. In the African market, infrastructure has traditionally proven to be a challenge that has hindered adoption of new technologies. However, mobility is one...

In2IT Technologies

Top 5 tech trends to look out for in 2015

January 13, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Every year the technology industry debates which technologies will ‘break through’ in the coming year and become dominant trends that reshape industries and consumer behaviour. Gartner recently released the Top 10 Strategic IT Trends for 2015 with a focus...

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Is CYOD better than BYOD?

January 12, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Choose Your Own Device (CYOD) should be considered over Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), however, it is way more than just another trend. That’s because CYOD is doing what BYOD never could – putting control of business data firmly back into the hands of the...

JJ Milner

Predicting 2015’s technology game-changers

January 6, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

From the failure of big data projects to the rise of wifi as a human right, the next year will see massive shifts in how we harness technology. JJ Milner, Founder and Managing Director for Global Micro Solutions, shares his projections regarding which...

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East Africa: 2015 Predictions for Businesses

December 17, 2014 • East Africa, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

2015 looks to be a great year for growth and innovation within the East African business community. Along with significant increases in tourism and advances in technology (for example, more robust mobile and Internet connections), we are seeing a much higher...

peter harvey

2014 The Year E-commerce Grew Up

December 12, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Online shopping hit the mainstream in South Africa during 2014, says e-commerce payment services provider PayGate  – and the growth is set to continue during 2015. “The number of merchants we serve doubled this year, and the vast majority of those...

IT Predictions 2015

2015 IT Trend Predictions

December 9, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (1)

In a few short weeks, 2015 will be upon is. Our technology future is bright and there’s much to look forward to in the New Year, including a desire for endpoint protection that goes above and beyond protection inside your organisation’s four walls, an...