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  • What does the future hold for DevOps?

    Nigeria calls for investment in local software

    January 28, 2017 • Software, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria calls for investment in local software

    The Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON), President James Emadoye has called on the Bank of Industry in Nigeria to come out and create a software Business Desk with a $16,350 million US (N5 Billion) revolving loan to develop the software...

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    Insurance software tailor-made for the Nigerian market

    January 27, 2017 • Software, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Insurance software tailor-made for the Nigerian market

    ATB TechSoft Solutions, a Nigerian software company has reinforced their belief in Nigerian software and their engineers with the announcement of their locally made product, Ultisure. Mr. Abiodun Atobatele, the Chief Executive Officer of the company announced...

  • Aidan Simster,Senior Vice President for Lepide (left) and Gowri Shankar Prem Kumar, Founder& Managing Director of Refresh Networks South Africa (Right)

    Lepide partners with Refresh Networks to promote SA growth

    January 26, 2017 • Security, Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Lepide partners with Refresh Networks to promote SA growth

    Lepide, a software company that provides auditing solutions engineered to help organisations with all their security, systems management and compliance challenges, has announced a partnership with Refresh Networks, South Africa specialists in providing...

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    From an Idea to an App – How not to fail

    July 13, 2016 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on From an Idea to an App – How not to fail

    Apps fail all the time and so do ideas. It is agonizing if you are the conceiver of the idea or the developer behind the app and it’s even worse if you are both. The numbers tell me a tale that 60 % of Apps don’t even manage to break even on their...

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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 (1)

    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...

  • Microsoft 4Afrika is handing over the source code to an online automated IP registration system, to help IP authorities across Africa drive a culture of IP protection. (image: Mobile News Daily)

    Windows XP end of support: what it means for users

    April 29, 2014 • 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 • EnterpriseComments 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 commits to digital transformation in the Middle East and Africa (image: Microsoft)

    South Africa: Software pirates brought to book

    March 12, 2014 • EnterpriseComments 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 • 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 • EnterpriseComments 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...

  • MTN zero rates access to online curriculum for university students.
Mteto Nyati, Chief Executive Officer: MTN South Africa.

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

    September 19, 2013 • EnterpriseComments 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 • Southern Africa, Startups, 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 • Enterprise, 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 • EnterpriseComments 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...