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Applications open for Microsoft fund

January 19, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

Applications are now open for the Microsoft Affordable Access Initiative Fund that assists companies in bringing new technologies, services and models to emerging markets. “The social enterprises we support have inspired us with practical, high-impact and scalable approaches to help close the digital divide,” said Microsoft Affordable Access Initiatives...

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Malan Joubert, OfferZen Co-founder.

OfferZen ranked among most innovative companies in Africa

January 13, 2017 • Software, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

OfferZen, a curated online recruitment marketplace, has been ranked as one of Africa’s top companies to watch in Fast Company’s World’s 100 Most Innovative Companies of the Year. Founded by brothers Malan and Philip Joubert, OfferZen has successfully...

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Dell EMC launches ProDeploy Client Suite

January 11, 2017 • Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

Dell EMC has launched a ProDeploy Client Suite with three different service levels, training and certification. The suite enables customers the flexibility to choose the specific service to meet their needs. In addition customers are assigned an engagement...

Business Connexion Nigeria has invested significantly to ensure it has the skills, certifications and capability to deliver across the entire Oracle stack of hardware, software and industry solutions.

Business Connexion aims to help Nigerian businesses innovate

December 21, 2016 • Software, West AfricaComments Off on Business Connexion aims to help Nigerian businesses innovate

Today’s tough economic climate is driving organisations to digitise and embrace the Internet of Things (IoT) to make them more flexible and agile, giving them the ability to change rapidly and drive down costs. Organisations need slick processes that are...

Cyber Crime tips

Businesses more likely to pay ransomware than consumers

December 15, 2016 • Security, SoftwareComments Off on Businesses more likely to pay ransomware than consumers

IBM Security has announced results from a study finding 70 percent of businesses infected with ransomware have paid ransom to regain access to business data and systems. In comparison, over 50 percent of consumers surveyed said they would not pay to regain...

Just like Bitcoins in 2009, it is currently relatively easy to mine Zcash as it was only launched a few months ago and so far not many Zcash coins have been generated. (image: Shutterstock)

Zcash Fever: Criminals are exploiting PC’s to make profits mining Cryptocurrency

December 14, 2016 • Finance, Security, SoftwareComments Off on Zcash Fever: Criminals are exploiting PC’s to make profits mining Cryptocurrency

At the end of October the new cryptocurrency Zcash was launched. It is positioned by its creators as a more secure alternative to Bitcoin. Soon after the launch, the price of Zcash coins skyrocketed, followed by a spike in the installation of the application...

Big data is becoming ever more important for decision-makers.

How big data and storage trends will drive business in 2017

December 14, 2016 • Big Data, General, SoftwareComments Off on How big data and storage trends will drive business in 2017

One of the biggest technological shifts that happened in South Africa over the past 12 months has been the growing awareness of the importance that data and storage have within a business. Several experts weigh in their views on the trends to watch, in the...

Claude Schuck, regional manager at Veeam Africa

Availability awareness growing in South Africa among Always-On Enterprises

December 12, 2016 • Company News, SoftwareComments Off on Availability awareness growing in South Africa among Always-On Enterprises

Veeam® Software, the provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™, recently held its V Club event for customers in Fourways, Johannesburg to discuss the migration to the always-on enterprise. “The shift to the always-on...

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

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...

Android Nougat 7.0

Onyx to build Africa’s first smartphone plant

December 6, 2016 • Hardware, Mobile and Telecoms, Software, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Onyx to build Africa’s first smartphone plant

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 app allows users to  manage missed calls,  voicemails and voice messages over a seamless and intuitive chat-like interface. (image: Jan Persiel)

Game developers monetise anonymous data from mobile apps

December 1, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, SoftwareComments Off on Game developers monetise anonymous data from mobile apps

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 Off on Veeam joins HPE Complete Program

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 Off on dorma + kaba Checkin a hospitality industry access control

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...

Tresorit is an end-to-end encrypted cloud storage, which offers a secure alternative to mainstream file sync services. (image: bluecoat.com)

Openet launches a new business unit for immediate virtualised services

November 28, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Openet launches a new business unit for immediate virtualised services

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...