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  • Microsoft's newly-appointed CEO Satya Nadella (image: Microsoft)

    Who is Microsoft’s Satya Nadella?

    February 5, 2014 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off

    Announcing his departure as CEO of Microsoft about a year ago, Steven Ballmer finally stepped aside on Tuesday. In his place, the company announced that, after a long and much-speculated candidate list, Satya Nadella would be taking over the helm of one of...

  • Michael Hailu, director of CTA at the ICT4Ag conference in Kigali, Rwanda (image: Charlie Fripp)

    ICT – all that is between Rwanda and value-added agriculture

    November 5, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off

    Approximately 65% of Africa’s workforce is involved in agriculture and the sector makes up 32% of the continent’s GDP, so there is a good reason to be optimistic about the future. So said Michael Hailu, director of CTA (Technical Centre for Agriculture...

  • Should Africa even bother to produce a smartphone locally? (image: Shutterstock)

    Does Africa need to produce its own smartphones?

    October 18, 2013 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off

    Smartphone manufacturing is one of the most competitive consumer segments.  In the last decade, innovation has upped levels of functionality and complexity in mobile devices and, with that, comes a hefty price. A number of smartphone manufacturers produce...

  • Our top ten stories of the week

    July 27, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off

    As we near the tail end of the third quarter of 2013, we see increasing levels of competition amongst mobile service providers for the attention and business of consumers. We also continue to witness the relevance and impact of technology in markets...

  • ITNewsAfrica’s top ten stories of the week

    July 20, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off

    Once again we can say that it has been an enthralling news week in Africa. Former South African President Nelson Mandela’s birthday on 18 July, coupled with ongoing reports of the statesman’s health and wellbeing, has dominated news. At the same time, in...

  • ITNewsAfrica’s top ten stories of the week

    July 13, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off

    This week has seen intense media scrutiny over spying allegations between nations, over Edward Snowden’s quest for asylum, over Zimbabwe’s forthcoming election and changes within South Africa’s socio-economic and political landscape. For businesses in...

  • ITNewsAfrica’s top ten stories of the week

    July 6, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off

    This week there has been a great deal of emphasis on consumer product and the rollout of devices by mobile service providers and technology retailers across Africa. There is a lot of interest in the activities of technology suppliers and impact on products...

  • ITNewsAfrica’s top ten stories of the week

    June 29, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off

    Although telecommunication companies and mobile service providers across Africa continue to keep the momentum going, this week really belongs to social networks and online media in terms of news – fuelled by ongoing speculation surrounding the health and...

  • ITNewsAfrica’s top ten stories of the week

    June 22, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off

    This week, the ICT market has again underlined the importance of mobility and connectivity to consumers. We have noticed a significant increase in articles about mobile service providers tailoring offerings to address growing requirements in the market –...

  • ITNewsAfrica’s top ten stories of the week

    June 1, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off

    This week ITNewsAfrica has taken advantage of the opportunity to publish editorial from its recently hosted Tech Demo Africa 2013, specifically recorded discussions about strategy and market dynamics with several established ICT companies and service...