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Financial Innovation Summit set for Johannesburg

October 5, 2015 • Events, Top StoriesComments (0)

Financial executives will convene at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg for the upcoming Financial Innovation Summit – which has been sponsored by Telkom and Hitachi Data Systems. The Summit will be held on 28 October 2015, and will address the theme – “Advancing Financial Services Through Technology.” The...

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Almost a third of users do nothing to protect online payments

October 5, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

A test conducted by Kaspersky Lab has shown that many users do not know (or know, but do not follow) basic security rules when making online payments or using online banking systems. For example, only half of users check if a website is authentic before...

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Mobile technology to address Africa’s healthcare challenges

October 5, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mobile technology can address some of the biggest health challenges in Africa, says Vuyani Jarana at Vodacom Business. Healthcare is a massive challenge in Africa. The continent is home to 15% of the world’s population and 24% of global disease burden, and...

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MTN to offer iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus from 16 October 2015

October 5, 2015 • Company News, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN has revealed that it will offer the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the most advanced iPhones ever, from the beginning on 16 October 2015. MTN revealed that customers can pre-register interest for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus by clicking here. According to...

Data Management

DAMA SA Conference sheds light on data governance challenges

October 5, 2015 • Online, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Earlier this year the DAMA SA Conference unpacked a number of data governance related issues including real experiences of South African corporates. What was starkly apparent is that business input is critical to achieving data governance, data quality and...

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Nedbank chooses Bytes to accelerate ISO 20022 adoption

October 5, 2015 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Partnering with Volante and Bytes as part of the bank’s payment infrastructure modernisation program to support new services and newly mandated instruments including Authenticated Collections in South Africa Bytes Universal Systems together with its global...

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What are the biggest obstacles facing the emerging markets?

October 5, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

The emerging markets are challenging developed countries by producing innovative business services and products, for less cost than western nations. Countries including: Kenya, Indonesia, Jordan, Nigeria and Sri Lanka, have emerged as up-and-coming investment...

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IT News Africa: Top Tech Stories of the Week

October 2, 2015 • Top StoriesComments (0)

The IT sector has been buzzing this week… Not only did we attend the 2015 Gartner Symposium in Cape Town, but we also attended the 2015 XON Summit – which was held at Sun City in the Northwest Province of South Africa. To add to this, IT News...

Financial Innovation Summit

Telkom & Hitachi Data Systems confirmed as sponsors of Financial Innovation Summit

October 2, 2015 • Events, Top StoriesComments (0)

Africa’s technology news leader IT News Africa, today named Telkom and Hitachi Data Systems as Gold sponsors of the upcoming Financial Innovation Summit. On the 28th of October 2015, financial and technology leaders will convene at the Radisson Blu...


Tata & MasterCard to empower 100 mln women

October 2, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

At the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting closing plenary, Tata Communications and MasterCard announced a CGI Commitment to Action to financially empower 25,000 women in the developing world, part of a larger vision to ultimately reach 100...

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Connected homes offer new opportunities for service providers

October 2, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Home networking has grown exponentially in the past few years, fuelled by the ever-increasing availability of broadband Internet and smart mobile devices such as phones and tablets. As a result, we are now seeing the emergence of a plethora of ‘smart’...

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Threat of cyber attacks on the rise

October 2, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Worldwide, entertainment and media companies are increasingly becoming targets for cybercrime as cyber criminals find new and innovative ways to defeat security measures and controls. The theft of intellectual property or commercially sensitive information,...

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SAP to Bring Digital Literacy to 20,000 Youth with Africa Code Week

October 1, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

SAP has revealed the start of Africa Code Week, a continent-wide initiative to spread digital literacy and simplify access to coding education for young people. From October 1-10, 2015, online sessions and hundreds of free coding workshops will be organized...

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MTN unveils new Summer Campaign “With Love from MTN”

October 1, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN is turning five of its lucky subscribers into overnight millionaires just for being on the MTN network. MTN will be giving away a monthly cash prize of R1 million to each lucky subscriber between October 2015 to January 2016 just for staying on the MTN...


Your personal information may not be as private as you think

October 1, 2015 • Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

You’re watching your son play a school soccer match. Your camera is ready when he scores the winning goal, taking his team to victory. You’re so proud; you can’t wait to share the news. Along with the picture, you write: “The goal that made Sunny...


Is technology transforming us into better people?

October 1, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

It’s a busy Friday night in October 2000. A time before budget airlines, mobile apps, smartphones and the Gautrain. I’m rushing to Johannesburg International Airport (JIA) for a flight to Cape Town. With no GPS or real-time traffic information to rely on,...