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Microsoft held an Hour of Code session with the Blairgowrie Primary School pupils.

Empowering the youth to help bolster South Africa’s software economy

December 8, 2016 • Education, Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Computer science remains one of the most exciting, transformative and lucrative careers for the youth to embark upon, but is still underrepresented in terms of race and female developers. Code.org is an NGO on a mission to change this through their annual global campaign entitled Hour of Code, through which the company partners with organisations [&hellip...

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Onyx to build Africa’s first smartphone plant

December 6, 2016 • Hardware, Mobile and Telecoms, Software, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report by TimesLive, South African start-up, Onyx Connect is set to become the first to manufacture smartphones in Africa. Onyx is licensed to load Google software like Android and Chrome onto devices sold under the company’s own brand or...

The SARCS app was created with Connectik, after their resounding success with the Kenya Red Cross Society App. (image: Jan Persiel)

Game developers monetise anonymous data from mobile apps

December 1, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, SoftwareComments (0)

Tutela has announced that it is re-opening its partnership program and adding to its network of mobile app partners, offering an additional revenue stream to select mobile games and app developers. Typical annual revenues for participants with apps with 3-5M...

Peter McKay - President and Chief Operating Officer_Veeam.

Veeam joins HPE Complete Program

November 30, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

Veeam® Software has partnered with the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Complete program. The program adds Veeam solutions to HPE’s price list so that customers can purchase complete HPE and Veeam solutions directly from HPE and its resellers. This enables...

Guenter Nerlich, Managing Director of AWM360.

dorma + kaba Checkin a hospitality industry access control

November 29, 2016 • Hardware, Retail, Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

Data Systems (AWM360) has announced the availability of dorma + kaba CheckIn, a highly secure access control solution designed for operators within the growing hospitality industry. dorma + kaba CheckIn is a user-friendly and efficient software for the...

Openet Accelerate is a dedicated business unit focused on delivering service capability using automated, virtualised and cloud based networks.(image: bluecoat.com)

Openet launches a new business unit for immediate virtualised services

November 28, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

Openet has launched Openet Accelerate, a dedicated business unit focused on delivering service capability using automated, virtualised and cloud based networks. Located in Openet’s Dublin headquarters, the new unit will harness the latest technological...

With Africa contributing more than half of global population growth by 2050, the continent will play a leading role in the future global economy.

Africa Code Week trains 427,000 students in one week

November 23, 2016 • Education, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa Code Week trains 427,000 students in one week

SAP’s goal of equipping 5 million African youth with basic coding skills by 2025 took a bold step forward following the release of the results of this year’s Africa Code Week. Almost 427,000 youth from 30 African countries completed training between 15...

Deon Van Heerden, CEO at Clickatell Messaging.

Clickatell calls for a transformation in customer support

November 22, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Clickatell calls for a transformation in customer support

In a response to the growing trend to bring digitalisation to business workflows, global leader in mobile messaging, Clickatell, has launched its next evolution chat-based solution for business to consumer communications. Clickatell Touch combines online chat...

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The consumerisation of IT offers a glimpse into the future of ERP

November 17, 2016 • Opinion, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on The consumerisation of IT offers a glimpse into the future of ERP

The generation known as ‘Millennials’ will soon make up half of the global workforce, and as the generation that is the first to be classified as ‘digital natives’, their views on technology are inevitably going to have an impact on the companies they...

Artificial intelligence

Xero predicts artificial intelligence will transform accounting

November 17, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Finance, Software, Top StoriesComments (1)

Technological innovation is transforming the accounting profession, with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning set to have a big impact over the next few years. Cloud-based accounting software Xero was one of the first platforms to see the...

With a reported 64% increase in internet banking fraud Assayer aims to bring  a solution is needed to stop criminals deceiving eBanking defences. (Image source: Shutterstock.com)

Next cyber-fraud prevention software unveiled

November 15, 2016 • Finance, Security, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Next cyber-fraud prevention software unveiled

CyberRein announced the launch of Assayer, a next generation cyber-fraud software. Targeted at banks, Assayer uniquely stops criminals deceiving a bank’s existing defences. Assayer is set to transform cyber-fraud prevention. Banks existing defences prevent...

Willie Schoeman, Accenture South Africa Technology MD (image source: Accenture)

Driving differentiation and innovation through software

November 9, 2016 • Opinion, SoftwareComments (2)

Today’s business world is increasingly high velocity and software driven. Sooner or later, these two realities will push companies to rethink their potential and reinvent themselves. While some aspects of technology are moving with incredible speed –...

COIL offers a worldwide network of expertise and best-in-class technologies and platforms to drive progress through co-innovation with partners.

First in Africa- SAP, Britehouse, MineRP Launch Co-Innovation Lab in Africa

November 8, 2016 • Software, Top StoriesComments Off on First in Africa- SAP, Britehouse, MineRP Launch Co-Innovation Lab in Africa

Software solutions company, SAP, launched its first Co-Innovation Lab (COIL) in Johannesburg, South Africa. COIL offers a worldwide network of expertise and best-in-class technologies and platforms to drive progress through co-innovation with partners. While...

BlackBerry

Blackberry expands QNX and security software with Ford

November 3, 2016 • Security, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Blackberry expands QNX and security software with Ford

BlackBerry has signed an agreement with Ford Motor Company for expanded use of BlackBerry’s QNX and security software. The deal signifies an acceleration in BlackBerry’s pivot from hardware to software in support of the automaker’s goal of providing...

iManage Launch - left to right: Dep Min ICT Ghana Hon. Ato Sarpong; Darren Osborn, MD SevenC; Kwadwo Asumaning, MD AfricaOnline Ghana.

AfricaOnline Ghana launches iManage suite of services

November 3, 2016 • Security, Software, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on AfricaOnline Ghana launches iManage suite of services

AfricaOnline unveiled its latest product offering with the launch of iManage, a suite of IT managed services. Aimed at solving the myriad of IT issues within a business, users of the iManage suite of service will enjoy a safer and more secure corporate...

A screen grab of the new Oculeus Anti Fraud software.

New telecoms fraud prevention software launched

November 2, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, SoftwareComments Off on New telecoms fraud prevention software launched

Oculeus announced the release of version 5.0 of its Oculeus Anti-Fraud solution.  The Oculeus Anti-Fraud solution includes Live Traffic Fraud Blocking capabilities which eliminate or significantly reduce potential revenue losses caused by fraudulent traffic...