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Microsoft has announced the local availability of its latest business productivity software offering, namely Office 365 Personal (image: Microsoft)

South Africa: Office 365 launched for personal use

April 17, 2014 • SoftwareComments (0)

Microsoft has announced the local availability of its latest business productivity software offering, namely Office 365 Personal.  Office 365 Personal enables users to install the latest full desktop version of Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote as well as Outlook onto one PC or Mac. Additionally, buyers are also able to install...

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Newly-appointed General Manager for Microsoft Nigeria, Kabelo Makwane (image: Microsoft)

Microsoft takes aim at Africa’s biggest economy- Nigeria

April 16, 2014 • Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

Technology giant Microsoft has re-emphasised its commitment to the African continent, and Nigeria specifically. According to newly-appointed General Manager for Microsoft Nigeria, Kabelo Makwane, Microsoft is committed to entrenching itself in Nigeria,...

Petr Havlik, Managing Director of CyberPro Consulting (image: supplied)

Where are Africa’s software developers?

April 15, 2014 • SoftwareComments (0)

Businesses in Africa are in dire need of sound business applications, and the shortage of qualified developers is having a negative impact on SME growth on the continent. CyberPro Consulting, based in Johannesburg, is one such company providing software...

Microsoft  has officially pulled the plug on Windows XP support (image: Microsoft)

Windows XP support officially comes to an end

April 9, 2014 • SoftwareComments (0)

Microsoft  has officially pulled the plug on Windows XP support, and as of yesterday there will be no more updates, or free and paid support for the PC operating system. Windows XP was released in 2001 and quickly established a broad fan base amongst...

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Software AG making strides in South Africa

April 7, 2014 • Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

Software AG South Africa’s strategy to optimise its operations is proving to be a fruitful decision. At the beginning of 2014, ambitious goals were set for business growth. “The business results for this year’s first quarter have set an exciting...

Microsoft has announced that Kabelo Makwane has been appointed as the new country manager for Nigeria (image: Microsoft)

South Africa: Software pirates brought to book

March 12, 2014 • SoftwareComments (0)

Efforts led by Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) and Anti-Piracy teams have led to the successful arrest and conviction of local software pirates. In cooperation with the South African Police Service’s (SAPS) Directorate Priority Crimes Investigations...

Microsoft has introduced new features to Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium (image: Microsoft)

Office 365 Home Premium benefits extended

February 24, 2014 • SoftwareComments (0)

Microsoft has introduced new features to Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium allowing one subscription to be used by five people across five different devices, making it cost-effective and easy for more family and friends to benefit from the program. Office 365...

Nigerian Central Bank Governeor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi. 
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Nigeria: Biometric banking receives $50 million boost

February 19, 2014 • Software, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The first phase of a national biometric system rollout for Nigeria’s financial system is operational. The technology to identify all bank customers by fingerprint is being supplied by DERMALOG Identification Systems. On Valentine’s Day, the pilot...

Moses Uvomata, Director, Xplicit Systems shakes hands with Ali Hyder, CEO of Focus Softnet after signing the agreement. (Image source: Xplicit Systems)

Nigeria’s software market gets Xplicit

February 19, 2014 • Software, West AfricaComments (0)

Focus Softnet, a leading software development company, today announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Xplicit Systems to distribute its wide range of IT software solutions in Nigeria. According to the terms of the agreement, Xplicit Systems...

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PPC first in SA to implement SAP Fiori

February 10, 2014 • Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Leading supplier of cement in Southern Africa, PPC Ltd, is the first company in South Africa to integrate SAP® Fiori™ into its operations from a functional implementation point of view. This implementation took the company an astonishing two weeks from...