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Thomson Reuters launches Eikon Mobile App in Africa

Thomson Reuters launches Eikon Mobile App in Africa

February 19, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Thomson Reuters has announced the launch of the Thomson Reuters Eikon mobile app to give their customers in Africa access and instant connection to financial analysis. According to the company, the Eikon mobile app will have the same comprehensive financial analysis as the desktop version but with greater agility. “The World Bank and technology giants...

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South Africa's top Google trends this week

Google removes “View Image” button: Here’s how to get it back

February 19, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Friday 16 January 2018 Google had made a few changes to the way Image Search works on the search engine. However, one of the biggest changes was the removal of the “View Image” button, which would take a user straight to the image and the...

South African business lag Global Peers in leveraging technology to integrate into customers lives-study

Study: South African businesses lag behind global peers in leveraging technology

February 19, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to Accenture Technology Vision 2018, South African businesses wanting to leverage the power of technology to transform themselves into intelligent enterprises that can integrate into people’s daily lives must embrace five key trends. This year’s...

MTN still owes $609 million of Nigerian mega fine

MTN still owes $609 million of Nigerian mega fine

February 19, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On Thursday 15 February 2018, Prof. Umar Danbatta, executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), revealed that MTN Nigeria still needed to pay USD $609,451 million (N220 billion) into the coffers of the federal government to settle...

Blended learning initiative 'No-Pay' MBA to launch in April

Blended learning initiative ‘No-Pay’ MBA to launch in April 2018

February 19, 2018 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Professionals who are looking to pursue a business education, without going into debt, can now access the option through the ‘No-Pay’ MBA which combines online learning (MOOCs) with weekly meetups and job-based assignments ‘No-Pay’ MBA...

No more free data access to Wikipedia in 2018

No more free data access to Wikipedia in 2018

February 19, 2018 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Friday 16 February 2018 the Wikimedia Foundation announced that free access to Wikipedia will end in 2018, which was part of the Wikipedia Zero partnership programme. In a statement on its website the foundation said, “After careful evaluation, the...

Twitter reacts: Black Panther smashes box office records

Twitter Reacts: Black Panther smashes box office records

February 19, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Friday 16 February 2018, Marvel’s latest box office hit, Black Panther, was released worldwide. Although the movie filters into the greater landscape of the Marvel Universe, what makes this movie different is that it championed African traditions,...

Focusing on the importance of data compliance

Focusing on the importance of data compliance

February 19, 2018 • Big Data, Top StoriesComments (0)

Data compliance is an important facet of any business today. For insurers who rely on customer data for product distribution and innovative development of better solutions, meeting the requirements of this regulation is critical. Angelique Strumpher,...

Tanzania: Government seeks to extend mobile money interoperability

Tanzania: Government seeks to extend mobile money interoperability

February 16, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Tanzanian government has urged Mobile Money operators, within the country, to register transactions with a central banking infrastructure as authorities seek to extend interoperability to all service providers. The interoperability agreement will enable...

UFC 3 Review

EA Sports UFC 3 Review

February 16, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

Developed by EA Canada and published by EA Sports, UFC 3 is the latest mixed martial arts fighting game to grace the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Last year’s cover star Connor McGregor has returned as this year’s cover star; however, this time,...

Altron’s ARH to roll out broadband network in Limpopo

Altron’s ARH to roll out broadband network in Limpopo

February 16, 2018 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Altron’s Altech Radio Holdings (ARH) has been appointed by the Limpopo Provincial Government to roll out open access broadband network across the province, in line with the National Broadband Policy: SA Connect. The project will see ICT connectivity...

What is open banking and what does it mean for South Africa?

What is open banking and what does it mean for South Africa?

February 16, 2018 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Imagine if you owned your bank data and could decide who you want to share this data with, thereby gaining access to a broad range of products to suit your needs. Matthew Barnard, an executive at software development company BBD, says that this could become a...

7 Steps security leaders can take to deal with Spectre and Meltdown

7 Steps security leaders can take to deal with Spectre and Meltdown

February 16, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Security and risk management leaders must take a pragmatic and risk-based approach to the ongoing threats posed by an entirely new class of vulnerabilities, according to Gartner, Inc. “Spectre” and “Meltdown” are the code names given...

SAP named Platinum Sponsor of Africa's leading IoT conference

SAP named Platinum Sponsor of Africa’s leading IoT conference

February 15, 2018 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

SAP Africa has been confirmed as the Platinum Sponsor for the second edition of the Internet of Things Forum Africa (#IOTFA2018). According to SAP Global Head of IoT Nils Herzberg, this year will see African business invest in digital transformation...

Telkom Kenya hits 4 million subscribers in six months

Telkom Kenya hits 4 million subscribers in six months

February 15, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telkom Kenya has announced that its subscriber base has increased by one million and reached 4 million subscribers in six months. To celebrate this, the telecommunications firm launched a promotion to reward 50 subscribers with a Toyota Belta. Telkom is now...

Young entrepreneurs come up with water-saving tech solutions to push back Day Zero

Young entrepreneurs come up with water-saving tech solutions to push back Day Zero

February 15, 2018 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Startupbootcamp (SBC) Cape Town and RCS Group held a water-saving hackathon to commission technology from the wider Cape community in a bid to push back Day Zero. The H2O (Hack Two Day Zero) event hosted executives from top corporates who engaged with...