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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 could end up costing you more than you would ...

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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...

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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...

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Microsoft unveils Windows 10 with free upgrade option

January 22, 2015 • Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

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 (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...


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 Off

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...


BankservAfrica partners with Lusis Payments

July 21, 2014 • SoftwareComments Off

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...

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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...