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Kaspersky Connected Cars

Connected car owners urged to update vehicle software

July 23, 2015 • Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

Researchers reported a remote control vulnerability in connected cars. The demo remote attack was said to be performed on a Jeep Cherokee onboard computer. Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek from Wired.com were reported to have found the vulnerability in the entertainment system. Through the vulnerability they not only got access to non-critical settings,...

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SnapnSave app launched in South Africa

July 14, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

SnapnSave, a free web and mobile shopping app developed in Cape Town, has been launched in South Africa. According to the development company, the app allows South African shoppers to get cash back, on everyday grocery items, wherever they shop in-store...

Windows Server 2003 Support

Microsoft terminates Windows Server 2003 support

July 14, 2015 • Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

Microsoft will no longer be offering support for Windows Server 2003. According to the company,  this means that there will be no more security updates, non-security hotfixes, free assisted support options or online technical content updates from Microsoft...

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Last chance to enter 2015 MTN Business App of the Year Awards

June 30, 2015 • Company News, Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

South Africa’s best and brightest app developers have less than a week to submit their apps to the MTN Business App of the Year Awards. Entries close on 3 July 2015. The MTN Business App of the Year Awards is the premiere app awards event in South Africa...

Philip Meyer

The world of software is evolving from applications to platforms

June 23, 2015 • SoftwareComments (2)

The consumerisation of IT and the rise of social media and mobile apps are changing employees’ expectations of the software that they must use to do their jobs every day. That means that payroll and HR software vendors and the enterprises that use their...

Windows 10

Windows 10 to release in July 2015

June 1, 2015 • Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

Microsoft has revealed the release date for its latest Operating System, Windows 10. According to Microsoft, Windows 10 will be available beginning 29 July 2015 in 190 markets globally as a free upgrade to individuals running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1....

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Tunisia: New app helps citizens report environmental abuse

June 1, 2015 • North Africa, Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

A new mobile application is being launched by the Tunisia government, which will allow citizens to report environmental abuses and violations. The mobile app comes as the government has launched a series of environmental initiatives aimed at educating and...

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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...

Mohammed Fareed Intel

Intel unveils availability of Intel Developer Zone in South Africa

March 24, 2015 • Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Intel South Africa has revealed the availability of its Intel Developer Zone in South Africa. According to Intel, the Developer Zone is a global programme that has designed to provide software developers and businesses with a single point of access to a...

Microsoft ICT Authority

Kenya: Microfinance institution to expand beyond tea sector

January 27, 2015 • East Africa, SoftwareComments (0)

Greenland Fedha Limited (GFL), a microfinance institution for small-scale tea farmers in Kenya, has implemented a new software solution to improve its efficiency and remain competitive in the market. According to the institution, it had chosen the Microsoft...

Windows 10

Microsoft unveils Windows 10 with free upgrade option

January 22, 2015 • Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft unveils Windows 10 with free upgrade option

On 21 January 2015, at a press and analyst event in Redmond Satya Nadella, Terry Myerson, executive vice president, Operating Systems Group, Joe Belfiore, corporate vice president, Operating Systems Group, and Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, among others, gave...

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan

Nigerian Government sets up ICT content development office

December 1, 2014 • Hardware, Software, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian Government sets up ICT content development office

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...

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RAM Group cuts downtime with new software

October 30, 2014 • SoftwareComments Off on RAM Group cuts downtime with new software

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

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 Off on Teenagers in Sudan developing apps to teach themselves

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 Off on Microsoft reveals Windows 10

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...