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  • Rudi Africa (2)

    Do Telco APIs affect the migration of services to the cloud?

    September 8, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Do Telco APIs affect the migration of services to the cloud?

    If you work in the tech/telco industry you can probably give a fair description of what an API is. For those who don’t know, API stands for Application Programming Interface and is used by developers of software solutions to expose certain functions of...

  • Neil Cosser - Gemalto

    If data is the new oil how do we protect it?

    August 12, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on If data is the new oil how do we protect it?

    What motivates the bad guys? Hackers are driven to our data for two, simultaneous reasons: they are after the “easy money”. “Easy”, in that right now there may be a hundred thousand potential ways of getting access to data, so why make it too hard?...

  • African technology news

    IT News Africa: Top Tech Stories of the Week

    May 8, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Tech Stories of the Week

    Tension has arisen in the technology industry this week. Apple and Ericsson have locked horns once again. Ericsson has taken its legal battle with Apple to Europe to ramp up pressure on the iPhone-maker to pay royalties, on standard-essential patents, on...

  • IT News Africa

    IT News Africa: Top Tech Stories of the Week

    April 17, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Tech Stories of the Week

    IT News Africa has some fantastic events planned over the next few weeks. The next Innovation Dinner, which will be held at the Panafric Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya on the 28th of May 2015 is set to address Security Convergence. Also, be sure not to miss the...

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    IT News Africa: Top Tech Stories of the Week

    April 3, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Tech Stories of the Week

    April 2015 has kicked off with a strong start. According to BCX and Telkom, the current merger is progressing smoothly. Switching over to Kenya, internet access within the country has shown positive growth. Also unveiled this week was the PlayStation Plus...

  • IT News Africa Top Stories of the week

    IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

    March 27, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

    This week in tech has seen quite a few surprising occurrences. Not only has Gilat Satellite’s CEO stepped down, but South African telecom operator, Telkom, has been struck down by illegal industrial action. Also making the headlines this week was...

  • Top tech news

    IT News Africa: Top Tech Stories of the Week

    March 20, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Tech Stories of the Week

    This week in tech has once again been an exceptionally busy one. Some of the key highlights include a new study which revealed that E-commerce is definitely on the rise in South Africa. To add this, two major questions have been raised this week… Is...

  • Warren Olivier, Veeam Software Regional Manager for Southern Africa (image: Veeam)

    IT firms need to develop “trusted advisor” status

    March 11, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on IT firms need to develop “trusted advisor” status

    IT service providers, systems integrators and partners need to up their game to become trusted advisors to their clients — or risk stagnating. As the world of information technology gets more complex, clients want trusted partners who can make it simple...

  • JJ Milner

    Predicting 2015’s technology game-changers

    January 6, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Predicting 2015’s technology game-changers

    From the failure of big data projects to the rise of wifi as a human right, the next year will see massive shifts in how we harness technology. JJ Milner, Founder and Managing Director for Global Micro Solutions, shares his projections regarding which...

  • Dawie

    ITSM principles can benefit SMEs

    July 8, 2014 • OpinionComments Off on ITSM principles can benefit SMEs

    IT Service Management (ITSM) is a concept that is generally thought to apply only to large enterprises. It is typically associated with acronyms such as ITIL, CoBIT and ISO 20000, as well as expensive software solutions that are well outside of the budget of...

  • Benjamin Mophatlane

    BCX acquires 30% interest in Nigerian App developer

    June 10, 2014 • Top StoriesComments Off on BCX acquires 30% interest in Nigerian App developer

    Business Connexion (BCX) has acquired a 30% strategic interest in AppZone Limited, an information technology solutions provider in Lagos, Nigeria. While the amount of the acquisition has not been revealed, the company stated that the AppZone acquisition will...

  • The Zimbabwe Public Sector ICT Forum was a joint initiative of the Ministry of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services and Huawei Technologies (image: supplied)

    Huawei, Zimbabwe discuss the future of ICT

    April 7, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei, Zimbabwe discuss the future of ICT

    Telecommunications provider Huawei on Friday hosted its inaugural ICT Forum in Zimbabwe, aimed at revolutionizing the way the country responds to technological advancements and uses information technology systems to enhance its growth and development. Dubbed...

  • Bootstraps or bust – starting a tech business in Africa

    October 9, 2012 • FeaturesComments Off on Bootstraps or bust – starting a tech business in Africa

    Industry analysts make an interesting point about fledgling technology businesses in Africa: unlike markets generally perceived to be more developed, like the US, where capital is available, but ideas are scarce – in Africa there are many solid business...

  • East Africa should boost cloud computing — Report

    March 2, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    Pyramid Research, leading IT and communications firm, has called on East African information technology service providers to partner with vendors to boost cloud services. The firm said, in a new report on Thursday, the market could benefit from offering these...

  • Gijima improves BBBEE status

    January 16, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Gijima improves BBBEE status

    South Africa based Gijima Holdings, the JSE-listed information and communication technology company, has improved its BBBEE status from AA level 3 to AAA Level 2, following a verification process conducted during November and December 2011 by Empowerdex, the...

  • IT spending to rise in South Africa

    January 11, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on IT spending to rise in South Africa

    The IT services market in South Africa has seen healthy uptake, growing some 8% year on year in 2010 to contribute more than a third of the total IT spending in the country. Market research and advisory company IDC expects the IT services market to exceed $5...

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