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Nigerian Government sets up ICT content development office

December 1, 2014 • Hardware, Software, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Nigerian Government has revealed that it has concluded plans to establish the Office of Nigerian Content Development in ICT. According to the Government, the office is expected to promote local IT products and services in Nigeria as well as across the globe. President Goodluck Jonathan explained to media that the Office would ensure judicious ...

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RAM Group cuts downtime with new software

October 30, 2014 • SoftwareComments (0)

According to the the RAM Group, it has cut the time needed to back up the IT systems supporting its always-on business by 95%. RAM revealed that this was due to company using Veeam software. Group IT Manager, Lance Soller stated that: “Our IT platform is a...

Alexander Mehlhorn, CEO, Framework One. (Image source: Framework One)

Bridging the divide: The need for software & business analyst duality

October 27, 2014 • Opinion, SoftwareComments (0)

Today’s complex and competitive business landscape is calling for a shift in the role of the software developer as we currently understand it. Increasingly, businesses are looking towards a particular hybrid of software developer and business analyst –...

Learning in a Sudanese classroom is not easy, but it can be made more manageable it seems, with clever deployment of technology.

Teenagers in Sudan developing apps to teach themselves

October 18, 2014 • East Africa, Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

Khartoum: Civil war has caused a teacher shortage in Sudan, but that hasn’t stopped a group of teenagers from wanting to learn or an inspiring foreign teacher from joining the class to teach students how to teach themselves via development of their own...

Microsoft recognises the world’s most innovative educators, with schools and teachers from Africa being honoured (image: Mobile News Daily)

Microsoft reveals Windows 10

October 1, 2014 • Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

Microsoft has opened the curtains on Windows 10. IT News Africa was given a Technical Preview of Microsoft’s upcoming Windows operating system, which revealed that Windows 10 will be designed for business as well as consumers and includes an updated...

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BankservAfrica partners with Lusis Payments

July 21, 2014 • SoftwareComments (0)

BankservAfrica recently revealed a partnership with Lusis Payments to provide Tango, a payment switching and processing software solution, in South Africa and across the African continent. BankservAfrica’s interoperable switching platform has been running...

BSA Global Software Survey

Unlicensed software costing South Africa over R4 billion

June 30, 2014 • Software, Top StoriesComments (1)

A global software survey conducted by Business Software Alliance (BSA), in partnership with International Data Corporation (IDC), revealed that unlicensed software was installed on more than 43% of global PCs in 2013 rounding off to a commercial value of...

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BCX acquires 30% interest in Nigerian App developer

June 10, 2014 • Software, Top StoriesComments Off

Business Connexion (BCX) has acquired a 30% strategic interest in AppZone Limited, an information technology solutions provider in Lagos, Nigeria. While the amount of the acquisition has not been revealed, the company stated that the AppZone acquisition will...

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Smart vending machines showcase SAP’s customer supply chain software

June 5, 2014 • Company News, Software, Southern AfricaComments Off

At this year’s SAPHILA conference, to be held at Sun City from 9 to 11 June, SAP Africa will be demonstrating how the retail vending market is about to see its biggest change in years. By using innovative software that allows critical customer sentiment and...

Ivan Epstein CEO of Sage Africa, Australia, Middle East and Asia (AAMEA).

Sage launches Partner Payroll in Tanzania

May 30, 2014 • East Africa, Software, Top StoriesComments Off

Sage HR Africa has launched Sage Partner Payroll & HR in Tanzania, bringing Tanzanian start-ups and small businesses a cost-effective, easy to use and flexible payroll solution that will support the growth of their businesses. Sage HR Africa is part of...

The Ministry of Health has tapped IBM to provide 2 190 clinics with easier access to 200 life saving drugs.

Zambia, IBM work to provide access to life saving drugs

May 22, 2014 • Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off

IBM today announced a collaboration with the Zambian Ministry of Health to provide citizens with improved access to 200 lifesaving drugs. Supported by the World Bank, the Department for International Development, UNICEF and London Business School, Zambia’s...

Microsoft recognises the world’s most innovative educators, with schools and teachers from Africa being honoured (image: Mobile News Daily)

Windows XP end of support: what it means for users

April 29, 2014 • Software, Top StoriesComments Off

Technology giant Microsoft officially cut off any further support for their Windows XP operating system in April this year. IT News Africa posed a number of questions to Rotimi Olumide, Microsoft’s Sub-Saharan Africa Windows Lead on Windows XP, about the...

Warren Olivier, Veeam Software Regional Manager for Southern Africa (image: Veeam)

Veeam South Africa maintains growth

April 22, 2014 • SoftwareComments Off

Veeam Software, a provider of Protection for the Modern Data Center, racked up a second year of over 80% growth in South Africa in 2013. Warren Olivier, Veeam’s Regional Manager for Southern Africa, says the company now has more than 1,000 local customers...

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 Off

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,...

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 Off

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 Off

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...