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Posts Tagged ‘Software’

  • Microsoft recognises the world’s most innovative educators, with schools and teachers from Africa being honoured (image: Mobile News Daily)

    Windows XP end of support: what it means for users

    April 29, 2014 • Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Windows XP end of support: what it means for users

    Technology giant Microsoft officially cut off any further support for their Windows XP operating system in April this year. IT News Africa posed a number of questions to Rotimi Olumide, Microsoft’s Sub-Saharan Africa Windows Lead on Windows XP, about the...

  • Microsoft has announced the local availability of its latest business productivity software offering, namely Office 365 Personal (image: Microsoft)

    South Africa: Office 365 launched for personal use

    April 17, 2014 • SoftwareComments Off on South Africa: Office 365 launched for personal use

    Microsoft has announced the local availability of its latest business productivity software offering, namely Office 365 Personal.  Office 365 Personal enables users to install the latest full desktop version of Office applications including Word, Excel,...

  • Nigeria’s ICT Minster Omobola Johnson (Image source: WEF)

    Nigeria to focus on local software developers

    March 19, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria to focus on local software developers

    Nigeria’s Minister of Communication Technology, Omobola Johnson, reassured the nation yesterday that her department is committed to its mandate of promoting the growth of Nigeria’s ICT industry, with particular focus on software development. “This will...

  • Microsoft confirmed yesterday that they have concluded their purchase of Nokia’s Devices and Services business (image: Microsoft)

    South Africa: Software pirates brought to book

    March 12, 2014 • SoftwareComments Off on South Africa: Software pirates brought to book

    Efforts led by Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) and Anti-Piracy teams have led to the successful arrest and conviction of local software pirates. In cooperation with the South African Police Service’s (SAPS) Directorate Priority Crimes Investigations...

  • One of South Africa’s most notable examples of a successful software developer is Mark Shuttleworth (image: Wikimedia)

    Wanted: Software developers for (South) Africa

    February 2, 2014 • Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Wanted: Software developers for (South) Africa

    South Africa is renowned for having a large pool of talented, innovative software developers with first world know-how. So much so, that the country is ranked among the top thirty software development outsourcing destinations in the world, according to...

  • Simon Campbell-Young, CEO of Phoenix Distribution. (Image source: Phoenix Distribution)

    Is your company’s software legit?

    December 2, 2013 • Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Is your company’s software legit?

    The use of business software, in any sector, has become an integral part of an organisation’s ability to perform tasks with a greater degree of efficiency, accuracy and ease. In fact, the most successful companies in every industry build their business...

  • The Software Alliance has identified several areas of the draft National Policy on Intellectual Property (IP) as ‘worrying’  (image: Shutterstock)

    SA’s draft IP policy ‘needs further consultation’

    October 23, 2013 • SoftwareComments Off on SA’s draft IP policy ‘needs further consultation’

    In South Africa, The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has identified several areas of the draft National Policy on Intellectual Property (IP) as ‘worrying’ and urges the Department of Trade and Industry to engage in an extended consultation period and a...

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    Microsoft SA is looking for small, black-owned software companies

    September 19, 2013 • SoftwareComments Off on Microsoft SA is looking for small, black-owned software companies

    Microsoft South Africa has launched a nationwide search for small black-owned software product development firms to join its highly-successful enterprise development programme. The company today kicked off a public Request for Proposal (RFP) process for new...

  • Microsoft South Africa’s Managing Director Mteto Nyati (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Microsoft launches BizSpark to give tech startups a boost

    September 3, 2013 • Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft launches BizSpark to give tech startups a boost

    Microsoft South Africa today announced the launch of its BizSpark programme. This initiative is aimed at giving entrepreneurs and small businesses a boost. To make this happen, Microsoft has partnered with the South African government’s Jobs Fund (which...

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    Cloud computing levels small business playing field

    August 8, 2013 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Cloud computing levels small business playing field

    The software piracy rate in Africa is as high as 80%, according to the latest Business Software Alliance (BSA) figures, and this is placing many businesses across the continent at risk, costing them millions of dollars every year in system malfunctions,...

  • Microsoft Office 365 available in nine new African territories

    June 27, 2013 • SoftwareComments Off on Microsoft Office 365 available in nine new African territories

    Microsoft has announced the availability of Office 365 in nine new territories across the African continent. The entire suite of Office 365 packages is now also available in Angola, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mauritius, Rwanda, Senegal and...

  • Office 2013 available in West, East and Central Africa

    March 19, 2013 • SoftwareComments Off on Office 2013 available in West, East and Central Africa

    Microsoft has announced the availability of Office 2013 in West, East, Central Africa and Indian Ocean Islands – the next iteration of the company’s flagship Office product line for consumers. Office 2013 has been designed to work with both touch and a...

  • Microsoft releases next-generation Office 365 for business

    February 27, 2013 • SoftwareComments Off on Microsoft releases next-generation Office 365 for business

    Barely a month after unveiling its new Office and Office 365 Home Premium for consumers, Microsoft has launched a major update to its Microsoft Office 365 services for business. Billed as Microsoft’s most complete Office cloud service to date, the release...

  • LinkedIn attracts two million South African users

    December 11, 2012 • OnlineComments Off on LinkedIn attracts two million South African users

    LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with more than 187 million members globally, today announced it has signed up more than two million South African professionals. “Two million South Africa members is an important milestone for us. It...

  • Facebook v3.3 now available for BlackBerry smartphones

    December 6, 2012 • SoftwareComments (1)

    Facebook v3.3 for BlackBerry smartphones is now available on the BlackBerry App World storefront, making it even easier for customers to stay connected to their social and professional networks while on the go. New features to Facebook v3.3 The new Facebook...

  • Uganda developers win Microsoft grant

    December 5, 2012 • SoftwareComments Off on Uganda developers win Microsoft grant

    Technology giant Microsoft has announced the winners of the second annual Imagine Cup Grants, a three-year, $3 million competitive grant program that provides students with funding and support to help transform their project into a social enterprise or...