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Trinity Telecoms and COMSOL Networks announce R65 million partnership at IOTFA. (image: Red Hat Developers)

Trinity Telecoms and COMSOL Networks Announce Partnership at IOTFA

March 30, 2017 • Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments (0)

A R65 million partnership between Trinity Telecoms, a leading IoT platform provider, and Comsol Networks, has been sealed with the establishment of COMSOL IoT Connect, a LoRa® and LoRaWAN™. Trinity Telecomms and COMSOL announced the partnership at the IoT Forum Africa at Gallagher Estate in Midrand today. Comsol IoT Connect, which has been designed from...

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dotAfrica launch dates approved by ICANN.  (Image source: File)

ICANN approves dotAfrica launch dates

March 30, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has given dotAfrica the green light to move forward with their launch plan and dates as Africa’s new home on the web gets ready for their long awaited entry. “Final and...

How to keep yourself safe when banking online. (Image source: Business Advice UK)

How to keep yourself safe when banking online

March 30, 2017 • Finance, Online & Social, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The ease and convenience of banking on a mobile device is undeniable. However, this luxury does not come without any risk as cyber crime continues to plague various industries by taking advantage of the unknowing consumer. This threat has seen banks make a...

Kopo Kopo Inc teams up with Mastercard to strengthen and grow their merchant network by introducing the Masterpass QR digital payment solution, across eleven markets in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Materpass to financially empower over 250 000 African merchants

March 30, 2017 • East Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mastercard and Kopo Kopo have partnered to roll-out the Masterpass QR across 11 markets and impacting over 250,000 micro and small businesses over the next five year. The mobile payment solution will deliver a solution for micro, small and medium enterprises...

5 Software trends for 2017 (image: bluecoat.com)

5 Most Popular Software Trends Of 2017

March 30, 2017 • Big Data, Lists, Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

As new software innovations continue to improve and transform the way we do business, keeping abreast with the latest developments is vital if your business is going to continue to thrive in this ever changing landscape. Various industries who used to be...

Surf and Facebook officially launched Express Wi-Fi by Facebook in Kenya today.

Express Wifi hotspots now available in Kenya

March 29, 2017 • East Africa, General, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Surf and Facebook officially launched Express Wi-Fi by Facebook in Kenya today. This initiative was born from the mutual belief of both organizations that access to internet should be available and affordable for everyone. Express Wi-Fi is a fast, affordable...

Rack Centre, finalists in two categories at the 2017 Data Centre Solutions Awards.

Nigeria’s Rack Centre Becomes First African DCS Awards Finalist

March 29, 2017 • Hardware, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Rack Centre, Africa’s premium Data Centre, became the first ever African based Data Centre provider to be finalists, in two categories, in the internationally acclaimed Data Centre Solutions (DCS) awards in the UK. After seven successful years this is the...

Vodacom, through its Siyakha Platform, has launched a mobile solution called Mum and Baby. (image credit: wideopenplatform.com)

Vodacom launches mobile solutions for expecting mums

March 29, 2017 • Healthcare, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Vodacom through one of their platforms, Siyakha which means ‘we are building’ in isiZulu, has launched a mobile solution called Mum and Baby that offers maternal support to expectant mothers. Mum and Baby will provide FREE health information and videos...

Ryan Barlow, Chief Technology Officer, e4.

Virtual Identity app makes paperless process a reality

March 28, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

e4, a Software as a Service company has launched Virtual Identity, a business application that is aimed at successfully connecting institutions with a customer online. The app, available on web and iOS and Android, will digitize the Financial Intelligence...

Truecaller to have video calling amongst latest updates.

Truecaller and Google to improve video calling for millions

March 28, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Truecaller, an app which provides caller ID and spam blocking app, today announced a strategic agreement to integrate Google Duo, a high quality video calling service, within the Truecaller app. This will add a crucial communications layer that strengthens...

Almost 1.4 billion data records compromised in 2016 as hackers targeted large-scale databases across industries (Image source: Specialized Security Services)

2016 Breach Level Index Shows 86% Rise In Data Breaches

March 28, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

  Gemalto, a digital security company, today released the findings of the Breach Level Index. It revealed that 1,792 data breaches led to almost 1.4 billion data records compromised worldwide during 2016, an increase of 86% compared to 2015.  The...

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The Robots are Here! Robotic Process Automation Explained

March 28, 2017 • Events, Features, Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Wednesday the 22nd March, at a Robotics Event hosted by Deloitte at their offices in Johannesburg, Morne Fischer, an Associate Director of Deloitte who leads the robotics and automation practice for the company, eloquently illustrated exactly what Robotic...

Ahmed Kathrada passed away in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Twitter Mourns The Passing Of Ahmed Kathrada

March 28, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Africa has woken up to the sad news that former ANC stalwart and anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada has passed away. “Uncle Kathy” as he was affectionately know by, passed on Tuesday morning due to postoperative complications after going in...

30,000 university and college students to benefit from affordable access to laptops in Kenya. (image: Pexels)

Tertiary students to benefit from Microsoft and Dell partnership

March 27, 2017 • East Africa, Education, Top StoriesComments (0)

Dell Technologies and Microsoft Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding with Jamii Bora Bank Limited (JBBL) to supply 30 000 tertiary students with laptops in Kenya. The partnership, initiated by JBBL’s leasing subsidiary, Jamii Bora Leasing...

ShowMax and Vodacom to offer subscribers extra data at no cost.

Showmax subscribers to get free Vodacom data

March 27, 2017 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Showmax, in conjunction with Vodacom, announces a major addition to the Showmax service. As of today, 27 March, Showmax will supply three months of data, adding up to 3GB in total, at no extra charge to new customers who sign up for Showmax through Vodacom...

CoinFest Nigeria,

CoinFest to hit Nigeria

March 27, 2017 • Events, Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

African Youth Peace Call (AYPC), Nigeria, is set to host CoinFest Nigeria, an international gathering of BitCoiners, Crypto-Enthusiasts, Programmers/Developers, (eCommerce) Entrepreneurs, Merchants, and Traders, as a way of creating an incentive to...