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Nigeria: MTN appoints new CFO

June 27, 2016 • People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

MTN Nigeria has appointed Adekunle Awobodu as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). According to the company, Awobodu will take over from Ferdi Moolman, who was appointed as CEO of the company in December 2015. MTN revealed that Awobodu will serve as MTN’s strategic financial business partner and lead the organisation in facilitating decision-making through...

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Taking a closer look at the inner workings of FunDex

June 27, 2016 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

If you believe that the user experience is everything for mobile apps, HPE has a simple question for you: How are you measuring it? All too often, existing tools do not adequately measure the user experience. Some measure only a few variables or have...

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South Africa: Seedstars finalists revealed

June 27, 2016 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup ecosystems has brought its pre-selection rounds to an end. In partnership with Standard Bank, Seedstars World hosted the pre-selections in Cape Town,...

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Vulnerability found in popular energy equipment

June 27, 2016 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, Mining & Energy, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

While performing a security assessment for one of its clients in the critical infrastructure sector, the Kaspersky Lab Security Services team discovered an important vulnerability. The CVE-2016-4785 vulnerability could allow an attacker to remotely obtain a...


Top 5 common misconceptions about CX

June 27, 2016 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

While some South African companies have opened themselves to the opportunities offered by Customer Experience (CX), many either do not fully understand it or simply see it as a bolt-on to existing systems. Qaalfa Dibeehi, Forrester’s VP and principle...

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Top predictions for DevOps in 2016

June 27, 2016 • East Africa, Enterprise, North Africa, Software, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

To say that we’re living in a digital revolution has become a cliché at this point. But with every day that passes, it becomes more true. We can order taxi service, deposit checks, and lock our front door via apps on our phones. When driving, we may have...

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Brexit: Britain leaves European Union Twitter reacts

June 24, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (1)

According to a report via, Britain has voted to leave the European Union. The official results were announced on 24 June 2016 with the leave campaign receiving 52 percent in the historic referendum. According to the report, during the vote,...

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Top tips to keep your financial data safe on the internet

June 24, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

With the rise of e-commerce in Africa, it is almost unavoidable to buy products online or give your personal information to websites. While this development has made buying and selling so much easier, it has also increased the risk of identity theft and...

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Vodacom & Gauteng Department of Education to address education challenges

June 24, 2016 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Vodacom and the Gauteng Department of Education have renewed their commitment to a seven-year partnership which will see a revamped and feature rich mobile application (app) for Gauteng schools rolled out across the province this month to better assist school...


Consolidate interaction recordings to mitigate risk and compliancy issues

June 24, 2016 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Companies that contract with customers telephonically, or via any paperless channel, need to do so in compliance with a slew of legislation designed to limit potential abuse. This is especially true of the financial sector where it has become standard...

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South Africa: Wits University launches free online courses

June 24, 2016 • East Africa, Education, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Wits University has announced that it has developed a suite of online course offerings that will be made available over the next three years to enhance access to higher education. These include massive open online courses (MOOCs) on the edX platform, short...

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Top 8 tips for Selling to the CIO

June 23, 2016 • East Africa, Events, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Let’s face it, selling to the modern-day CIO is not an easy task. These industry executives essentially live busy lives. They are busy 24/7, and are bombarded with technical sales calls day in and day out; however, there are ways and means to...

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Digitally wary South Africans being drawn into e-shopping

June 23, 2016 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

E-commerce may be taking the world by storm, but South Africans remain wary of shopping online, with only three million making regular use of electronic shopping trollies to meet their daily requirements. But, with online purchases expected to near R10...

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Crypto-ransomware attacks to hit thousands of users in one year

June 23, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

The number of users attacked with encryption ransomware is soaring, with 718,536 users hit between April 2015 and March 2016: an increase of 5.5 times compared to the same period in 2014-2015. The irreversible consequences of this kind of malware infection,...


Top 5 factors that differentiate fintech in Africa

June 23, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Fintech in Africa, as elsewhere in the world, is big business. Investment is flooding into startups providing innovative ways of offering financial services. Startups in the fintech space took on almost 30 per cent of the total funding raised by African...

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COSON slams MTN Nigeria with N16 billion copyright lawsuit

June 23, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to a report via IT Pulse, MTN is currently fighting a music right infringement suit, which was filed in Nigeria by the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON). If lost, MTN may lose an additional 16 Billion Naira. This adds to the operator’s...

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