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IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

September 22, 2017 • Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

This week in tech has been a busy one at that. Not only did we cover the 2017 Gartner Symposium in Cape Town, South Africa – which was held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre – but we also saw a plethora of news from the African continent come in. Making the headlines this [&hellip...

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Increased focus on pricing needed in the teleco sector in Africa

Increased focus on pricing needed in the telco sector in Africa

September 22, 2017 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Moves to ensure fair competition and to examine pricing in the telecommunications sector is increasing in key mobile phone jurisdictions on the African continent. The issue of high data costs has recently been under the spotlight in South Africa and that the...

Destiny 2 Review

Destiny 2 Review

September 22, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

Developed by Bungie and published by Activision, Destiny 2 has officially launched on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. For PC players, Destiny 2 will be launched on 24 October 2017. While Destiny 2 features many single-player elements, the game does require a...

Gartner Symposium 2017

Gartner Symposium 2017: Keith Fenner talks IoT in Africa

September 22, 2017 • Features, Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

IT News Africa caught up with Keith Fenner, Vice-President: Sage Enterprise Africa and Middle East, at the 2017 Gartner Symposium held at the Cape Town International Conference Center in South Africa. Fenner, at the Symposium, delivered a presentation about...

Mobile Trojan

Mobile Trojans steal users’ money through WAP-billing services

September 22, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mobile Trojan clickers that are stealing money from Android users through WAP-billing have been discovered by Kaspersky Lab researchers. The trend is becoming common with thousands of affected users in different countries across the globe. Wireless...

South African companies should view data governance regulations as an opportunity

South African companies should view data governance regulations as an opportunity

September 22, 2017 • Big Data, General, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

When Tim Berners-Lee declared data to be the “new raw material of the 21st century” back in 2011, he was perfectly describing the direction many economies were heading in – from industry to insights and intelligence. But in the six years since, data...

Leverage analytics to unlock true value of IoT innovation

How analytics can unlock the true value of IoT

September 22, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, East Africa, Internet of Things, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

With analysts estimating that up to 80 billion devices and sensors will be in the market by 2020, the need for real-time processing and analytics has escalated as companies work to realise the up to $8.9 trillion in additional revenue predicted to be unlocked...

SA biometrics firm aims to curb identity theft.

South Africa: Biometrics firm aims to curb identity theft

September 22, 2017 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Ideco, a South African biometrics company, has unveiled its identity assurance ecosystem – which according to the company – aims to deliver fraud-proof trusted identity authentication, confirmed with a digital certificate of authenticity in...

Dutch eLearning specialist launches in South Africa

Dutch eLearning specialist aNewSpring launches in South Africa

September 21, 2017 • Education, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

ANewSpring, a dutch-based learning technology company announced on Thursday 21 September 2017 that the company has opened a Johannesburg-based office with exclusive distributor, New Leaf Technologies. The announcement was made at the E-learning Insights 2017...

Gartner Symposium 2017

Gartner Symposium 2017: Brian Burke identifies the top 10 strategic tech trends

September 21, 2017 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

IT News Africa spoke to Brian Burke, Vice President and Research Head at Gartner, at the 2017 Gartner Symposium held at the Cape Town International Convention Center in South Africa. In the interview, Brian highlighted the top 10 strategic technology trends...

Interview: Showmax-DSTV merger "to contain costs and seek efficiencies"

Interview: DEOD MD discusses industry rocking DSTV/Showmax merger

September 21, 2017 • Features, Online & Social, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

IT News Africa recently spoke to Stephen Watson, MD of Discover Digital, in an interview which looked to reveal his perspective, as a small role player in the video on demand scene, on the recent announcement from Multichoice that Showmax will be available...

Gartner Symposium 2017: Deep learning driving AI development

Gartner Symposium 2017: Deep learning driving AI development

September 21, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

During a media roundtable at Gartner Symposium 2017, hosted in Cape Town 18-21 September, Alex Linden – Research Vice President at Gartner – revealed that deep learning, a variation of machine learning (ML), is currently the major driver toward...

Facebook is South Africa's favourite social media platform

Facebook is South Africa’s favourite social media platform

September 21, 2017 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Wednesday 20 September 2017 brand intelligence organisation, Ornico, and high-tech market research consultancy, World Wide Worx, revealed the findings of the SA Social Media Landscape 2018 study which showed that social media use has intensified among...

Smart classrooms are the future of education

Interview: Smart classrooms to bring digital learning to South Africa

September 21, 2017 • Education, Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Technological advancements in education can impact the quality of education as well as provide ways in which teachers engage and present lessons. It is clear that the future of education is going to change and schools will soon consist of virtual teachers...

What Is The Most Popular Smartphone Brand In SA?

What is the most popular smartphone brand in South Africa?

September 20, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Samsung has won the title hands down this year.  They received 40% of the votes for being the best smartphone brand for 2017.  This is according to the South Africa Mobile Report for 2017. According to the report, which conducted various surveys among 4993...

Gartner Symposium 2017: Jeffrey Mann discusses Gartner’s aspiring innovator programme

Gartner Symposium 2017: Jeffrey Mann discusses Gartner’s Aspiring Innovator Programme

September 20, 2017 • Features, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

As revealed by Gartner, the goal of the Aspiring Innovator Programme is to both support the African startup technology community, as well as provide delegates access to exciting new local technology providers. Selected by a team of Gartner research analysts,...