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Interview: “Marketers often revert to their comfort zones” – Prof Geoff Bick

October 24, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

From 28 to 29 October 2014, marketing executives can take advantage of the Measuring the ROI of corporate online campaigns seminar, organised by IT News Africa and which will be held at The Gordon Institute of Business Science – located in Johannesburg. The seminar has been designed in such a way that it will not ...

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IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

October 24, 2014 • Top StoriesComments (0)

We are almost at the end of October 2014, and what a month it has been. This week in technology we saw Samsung launch the Galaxy Note 4. The Galaxy Note 4 was unveiled at an exclusive event, which was held in Cape Town – South Africa. Also making the...


Video Interview: Simple supply chain into complex supply chain – SYSPRO

October 24, 2014 • Top Stories, VideoComments (0)

Meryl Malcomess is the Marketing Director at SYSPRO. She has been with SYSPRO for over 18 years and is involved in determining the strategic direction of its marketing activities. By the age of 21 Meryl became both the first female and the youngest Financial...

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Seagate set to invest in Africa

October 24, 2014 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

Africa as a region has been attracting attention and focus in the IT sector over the past two years due to the vast growth opportunities. Seagate has placed a three year strategy to grow its presence and investments in Africa, with their key focus...

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Uganda: Huawei to offer e-lab to school in Lira

October 24, 2014 • Company News, East Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Huawei is set to offer an e-lab to the Dr. Obote College School, which is located in the Lira District. According to Huawei Uganda, the e-lab is a reward for the school’s achievement for becoming champions at the recently concluded Science and...

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HCL & De Beers Group ink multi-million dollar IT deal

October 24, 2014 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

HCL Technologies has inked an IT Infrastructure transformation contract with leading diamond business, the De Beers Group. Leveraging its Enterprise of Future (EoF) offering, HCL is expected to deliver end-to-end IT infrastructure solutions  including data...


Telkom unveils SmartInternet Unlimited in SA

October 24, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telkom recently launched SmartInternet Unlimited. According to Telkom, the bundle is aimed at business users seeking unlimited mobile data. Telkom also revealed that SmartInternet Unlimited will offer a reliable uncapped data connection over the mobile...

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Video Interview: Top 5 software challenges faced by SA companies – HP

October 24, 2014 • Top Stories, VideoComments (0)

As a veteran employee at HP, Lorna Hardie, in an exclusive interview with IT News Africa, details the top 5 software challenges faced by South African companies. At HP, Hardie is responsible for the end to end Management of the the HP Software team and...

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MTN SA introduces iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus to SA

October 23, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN today announced it will offer iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history, beginning on Friday, 24 October in MTN Branded stores. iPhone 6 will be available starting at R499 per month and iPhone 6 Plus will be available...

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Google reveals new Inbox app

October 23, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Google has gone ahead and launched a new mobile app called “Inbox.” According to Google, the app is only available via invitation for the meantime. The app has been developed by the Gmail team and is intended to better organise email messages....

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MTN social media strategy wins string of awards

October 23, 2014 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN was the only telecommunications company to bag a string of New Generation Awards in recognition for the exceptional work performed by its digital and social media team. MTN was awarded gold under the Best Online Newsletter category, silver award for The...

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LG donates 2000 smartphones to fight Ebola in West Africa

October 23, 2014 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

Samsung Electronics South Africa revealed earlier this week that it will be donating 3000 smartphones, worth about USD 1 million (ZAR10,9 million) to support the ongoing fight against Ebola. LG is now doing the same. LG is expected to donate 2000 smartphones...

Tanzanian mobile operator Airtel announced yesterday that it will be affording its users free access to social network Facebook (Image source: File)

Kenya: Airtel adds tax payments to mobile money service

October 23, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Airtel Kenya has inked a partnership with the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA). The partnership will allow Kenyan citizens the opportunity to pay their taxes through the Airtel Money service. According to Airtel, it will now allow customers across the country to...

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BCX & Telkom still awaiting regulatory approval

October 22, 2014 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

Business Connexion (BCX) and Telkom are still awaiting regulatory approval, in a number of countries, for Telkom’s takeover of the company. According to a statement made to shareholders, the company revealed that it still needs approvals from the...

According to Tigo, the installation is set to enhance customer experience and reduce the inconvenience of customers having to memorise the various short codes for different products and services.

Millicom & Deezer partner for Tigo Music in Africa

October 22, 2014 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telecommunications and media company Millicom has extended its partnership with music streaming service Deezer to five Tigo markets in Africa. With Deezer, Tigo Music will launch in Ghana soon and roll out to Chad, DR Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania in the coming...

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MTN Group sponsors GSMA Mobile 360-Africa

October 22, 2014 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

The MTN Group has announced that it is the Platinum Event Sponsor for the GSMA Mobile 360-Africa event, which will be held in Cape Town from 5-7 November 2014. Mobile 360-Africa will attract key stakeholders from mobile and adjacent industries to examine...