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    Facebook selects MEA finalists for Messenger Developer Challenge

    May 17, 2017 • Events, General, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook selects MEA finalists for Messenger Developer Challenge

    Facebook has selected the 60 finalists for the Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge. The finalists were selected from hundreds of entries which came in from across the Middle East and Africa. The Bots for Messenger Challenge is a contest to recognise and...

  • From left standing), Patrick Hastings (Bytes Systems Integration), Dr Willie Oosthuysen (Altron), Wael Aglan (Nokia), Tim Ellis (Altron), and JT Engelbrecht (Altech Radio Holdings).
Kneeling (from left) Jan Liebenberg (Nokia), Ismael Hassa (Nokia), Sarel Van Wyk (Bytes Systems Integration), and Shaun Brashaw (Altech Netstar).

    Altron joins Nokia Global Partner Program

    January 24, 2017 • Hardware, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Altron joins Nokia Global Partner Program

    JSE listed Allied Electronics Corporation Limited, Altron announced it has signed a channel partnership agreement with Nokia and joined the Nokia Global Partner Program. As a result of this relationship, Altron will market, distribute and service Nokia’s...

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    Five common myths about youth employability in MEA

    February 19, 2016 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Five common myths about youth employability in MEA

    Sixty percent of the population in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) is under the age of 25, and of these young people, one in four is unemployed. Part of the reason for this is a lack of necessary technical skills for the 21st century workplace. But beyond...

  • Mobile technology

    Smartphones make up 75% of GCC mobile market

    January 20, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Smartphones make up 75% of GCC mobile market

    According to the latest figures from the International Data Corporation (IDC), Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) shipments of 4G LTE handsets have increased more than four times over the last year and are now close to accounting for one half of all smartphones...

  • TVET colleges in South Africa will now receive internet and data networking services. (image credit: computer aid international)

    Africa: PC sales are in trouble

    March 19, 2014 • Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa: PC sales are in trouble

    According to the latest results released by International Data Corporation (IDC), the Personal Computer (PC) market in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) are in a bit of trouble, as it continued to decline in sales the fourth quarter of 2013. The report...

  • Acer's new Iconia A1-830, a 7.9-inch Android tablet (image: Acer)

    Tablets shipments see explosive growth to MEA

    March 17, 2014 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Tablets shipments see explosive growth to MEA

    Shipments of PC tablets into the Middle East and Africa (MEA) expanded 111% year on year in the final quarter of 2013, according to the latest results released by International Data Corporation (IDC). The premier global market intelligence and advisory firm...

  • Africa sees increase in tablet market growth

    June 10, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Africa sees increase in tablet market growth

    The tablet market in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region grew by 184% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2013, to reach a total of 2.25 million units, according to the latest results released by International Data Corporation (IDC), the premier global...

  • Middle East: 64% believe mobile data lacks security

    October 19, 2011 • SecurityComments Off on Middle East: 64% believe mobile data lacks security

    In a survey carried out at Gitex, 64% of respondents said they wouldn’t be confident that data stored on a mobile device belonging to their organization would be secure in the event it was lost or stolen. The survey, carried out by global IT and data...

  • Avnet appoints MEA Regional Director

    September 19, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Avnet appoints MEA Regional Director

    Avnet Technology Solutions, an IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc, today named Henry Godwin as regional director for the Middle East and Africa (MEA). Godwin will be responsible for the strategic direction of Avnet...