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Is e-commerce challenging traditional business models in Africa?

February 27, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The rise of e-commerce on the African continent is changing the face of the traditional consumer, and brands need to adapt their business models and strategies in order to remain relevant amongst consumers and avoid a drop in market share. African consumers are increasingly searching online platforms with commercial intent, which include querying prices of ...

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IT News Africa Innovation Dinner 2014

Top-flight speakers confirmed for 4 March Innovation Dinner

February 26, 2015 • Events, Top StoriesComments (0)

IT leaders will convene at The Michelangelo, Sandton, Johannesburg for the next Innovation Dinner on the 4th of March 2015, addressing the theme “Digital Transformation: 2015 Trends”. Today’s enterprises are being challenged by technology and...

F5 Networks

Marques to add momentum to F5 Network’s growth across Africa

February 26, 2015 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

F5 Networks has appointed Carlos Marques as its new Director of Sales for sub-Saharan Africa. According to F5 Networks Marques will be reporting directly to Myles Bray, Regional Vice-President, Sales, UK, Ireland and sub-Saharan Africa for F5 Networks....

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Kenya: ICT start-ups to get boost from upcoming innovation showcase

February 26, 2015 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

The ICT Authority has announced that Kenya will hold the inaugural ICT Innovation forum, bringing together novel technology-based ideas, solutions and practices on the 2nd – 3rd March, 2015 at KICC, Nairobi. The forum which has a national outlook will...

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.

Tanzania: Tigo inks money transfer service deal with Vodacom

February 26, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Millions of M-Pesa and Tigo Pesa customers in Tanzania will soon be able to send and receive money directly into each other wallets. This follows the recent signing of a mobile money interoperability agreement between Tigo and Vodacom. The agreement will see...

VMware

VMware appoints new SVP & CIO

February 26, 2015 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

VMware has revealed the appointment of Bask Iyer to the role of senior vice president (SVP) and chief information officer (CIO) of VMware. Iyer will lead VMware’s global information and technology organisation, a group that manages critical technology...

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Kenya: Airtel invests Sh 2.5 billion in 3G network

February 26, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Bharti Airtel has effectively invested Ksh. 2.5 billion to upgrade its network. The move is intended to enhance indoor coverage and 3G quality in Kenya. According to the company, the upgrades of all sites in Mombasa and Kitale townships have been completed....

MWC 2015

Top African and Global leaders set to attend MWC 2015

February 26, 2015 • Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC) is set to commence from 2-5 March 2015. IT News Africa will be in attendance at the event. MWC will be hosting top level C-Level professionals from Africa, as well as from across the globe. The mobile communications revolution...

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Building the modern data centre: Plan for availability

February 25, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The always-on era is becoming a reality for every business: Globalisation is allowing companies to spread their operations across multiple time zones just as users are abandoning the old nine-to-five working day and want access to their email and data...

IDC 2015 ICT Predictions

Security should be a top priority for the CIO

February 25, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

For a country like South Africa that is visibly paranoid about security, the country’s information security landscape is seriously lagging in terms of awareness and practical, relevant application. Today’s chief information officer (CIO) needs to...

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Advanced analytics & telecoms could make a powerful combination

February 25, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Advanced analytics, growing off a foundation of effective Business Intelligence (BI), presents unprecedented opportunities for business. Where traditional BI delivered an historical view or trends in customer behaviour, sales, products life-cycle or market...

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NSE Ticker App set to simplify African Stock Markets

February 25, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (2)

According to the developers of the NSE Ticker, the app equips investors with tools to understand the Nigerian Stock Exchange and analyse its data. NSE Ticker is the first of a series of apps designed to help improve access to leading stock markets in Africa....

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Nigeria: Diamond Bank reveals mobile fingerprint feature

February 25, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Diamond Bank has revealed the launch of a fingerprint recognition feature, which has been incorporated within the Diamond Mobile app. The new service has been incorporated utilising the iOS Touch ID feature, and allows users of the app to log into their...

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SpeedCast aquires Geolink in Africa

February 25, 2015 • Satellite Comms, Top StoriesComments (0)

SpeedCast International Limited (SpeedCast), a satellite communications service provider, has revealed the acquisition of Geolink Satellite Services, a provider of satellite communications solutions in the African region. While acquisition is still in the...

ZA Domains

ZA domains reach 1 million registrations

February 24, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA), the regulator of .ZA, has revealed that the number of registered .ZA domain names has reached and exceeded 1 million this week. This milestone is a first in Africa as .ZA becomes the first country domain in Africa to reach 1...

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Top 5 challenges Enterprise Mobility faces in 2015

February 24, 2015 • Lists, Top StoriesComments (0)

In recent years, there has been an increase in the business orientation of IT. No longer does IT work in a silo, thinking narrowly in terms of infrastructure and capabilities. The modern IT leader takes a business-first approach to technology decisions: what...