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Lenovo introduces new single-socket server platforms

Lenovo announces new single-socket server platforms

August 19, 2019

On 19 August 2019, Lenovo announced the Lenovo ThinkSystem  SR635 and SR655 server platforms, which Lenovo claims are “two of the industry’s most...

Artificial Intelligence

Data analysis is about finding the right tools for the job

Data analysis is about finding the right tools for the job

August 13, 2019

The availability of higher computational, storage and networking capabilities, means that the amount of data being transferred are increased proportionately...

Digital Healthcare

5 Reasons to sponsor and exhibit at HISA2019

5 Reasons to sponsor and exhibit at HISA2019

August 23, 2019

The 5th Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa will take place on 08 -09 October at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg. For two days, healthcare...

Tech in Finance

Standard Chartered Bank voted best consumer digital bank in Kenya

Standard Chartered Bank voted best consumer digital bank in Kenya

August 23, 2019

Financial journal, Global Finance has named Standard Chartered Bank the Best Consumer Digital Bank in Kenya for 2019. The journal recognised SCB for its...

Digital Transformation

Tech in Retail

Meesho Co-Founders Sanjeev Barnwal (left) and Vidit Aatrey (right). Image sourced from Meesho.

Naspers leads Meesho in raising $125 million for Indian Social Commerce

August 13, 2019

On 12 August 2019, Meesho, an Indian online marketplace, announced the closing of a $125 million fundraiser led by Naspers,  multi-national media and internet...

Tech in Education

African blockchain developer programme open for applications

African blockchain developer programme open for applications

August 21, 2019

Back in February 2019, the Africa Blockchain Alliance (ABA) launched the Africa Blockchain Developer Programme in partnership with technology company,...

  • Top 5 Industries to benefit from AI

    February 7, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Lists, Top Stories

    The mention of the words Artificial Intelligence (AI) conjures up science fiction-like images in the minds of many people, but it is becoming a very real part of day to day life without us even realising it. AI is and has been making a lasting impression on a number of key industries, not only streamlining [&hellip...

  • Top 10 EdTech startups transforming learning in Africa

    February 6, 2019 • Education, Lists, Top Stories

    The global tech revolution is greatly changing the way we work in every sector. EdTech, which merges innovation with teaching, has made education more accessible and comprehensive across the world. Most recently we’ve seen that established schools have adopted robotic teaching assistants, VR experiences, Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and virtual classrooms. Young entrepreneurs across Africa [&hellip...

  • 10 Things to know about mobile payments in Africa

    10 Things to know about mobile payments in Africa

    February 4, 2019 • East Africa, Finance, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, West Africa

    The trend of making payments using mobile wallets installed as applications on smartphones which sometimes makes use of Near Field Communication Technology and generally an internet connection is becoming widespread, and indeed Africa is not left out in the grand scheme of things. In fact, Africa is embracing this seamless cashless payment method alongside the [&hellip...

  • 6 sites driving eCommerce in Africa

    6 sites driving eCommerce in Africa

    January 26, 2019 • Lists, Retail, Top Stories

    eCommerce in Africa is booming but that doesn’t leave out any struggles which include uncertainty around receiving orders satisfactorily. There are currently 65.4 million eCommerce users in Africa and the Middle East, with an additional 20 million users expected to be shopping online by 2021. When it comes to eCommerce sales in Africa, three of the continents [&hellip...

  • Out with the old, in with the new – 10 hot smartphones set...

    January 24, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Lists, Top Stories

    2018 had an impressive release of smartphones. However, 2019 seems to be gearing up for even bigger releases, with most smartphone makers debuting new flagships. We’ve already seen some leaks and hints as to what new phones will release early in the year and by the looks of things, it seems we’ll get 5G phones, [&hellip...

  • MUST SEE: Africa’s most popular video streaming sites

    MUST SEE: Africa’s most popular video streaming sites

    January 17, 2019 • Lists, Online & Social, Top Stories

    Despite the major infrastructural challenges that Africa faces – such as low connectivity and the high cost of data, the number of video streaming platforms active in Africa has exploded over the past few years as the continent responded to the global shift from linear TV to on-demand viewing. Online streaming is cheaper and more [&hellip...

Energy Tech

The Welltec WAI on its way for deployment

Welltec and Total E&P Congo deploy world’s first cement-less completion

July 11, 2019

Welltec, well intervention and well constructions solutions company, has announced the first deployment of a completely cement-less completion in the Republic...

Cloud Computing

If you don't do cloud there's a risk of missing out says Gartner Jeff Mann

The impact of cloud on businesses in Africa

August 21, 2019

According to Gartner, cloud will influence ever-greater portions of enterprise IT decisions, in particular, system infrastructure. But what does this really...

Features

Fujitsu and Qualcomm successfully test 5G technology

August 23, 2019

Fujitsu and Qualcomm announced on Thursday, 22 August 2019, that through their collaboration they have achieved non-standalone 5G data calls.  The...

Startups

Chid Nwaogu (left) and Chika Nwaogu (right), Founders of Publiseer. Image sourced from National Business Extra.

Publiseer wins ITU Innovations Challenges 2019 in South Korea

August 23, 2019

Publiseer, an African-focused digital content distribution platform, was recently announced as the provisional winner for the ITU Innovation Challenges in...

IT Security

Mobile and Telecoms

Cell C to mitigate S&P downgrade

Cell C to mitigate S&P downgrade

August 23, 2019

In March 2019, Cell C appointed Douglas Craigie Stevenson as interim CEO. He went on to publish an open letter detailing the plans to rescue the network...

Company News

Travel technology company plans to close Farelogix deal

Travel technology company plans to close Farelogix deal

August 15, 2019

Travel technology provider, Sabre Corporation announced on Wednesday, 14 August 2019, that it plans on closing Farelogix deal on August 21, 2019. “We are...

People in IT

Nokia appoints new Chief Strategy Officer

Nokia appoints new Chief Strategy Officer

August 22, 2019

Global technology company, Nokia announced the appointment of Gabriela Styf Sjöman on Thursday, 22 August 2019 to Chief Strategy Officer and member of the...

Technology Events

5 Reasons to sponsor and exhibit at HISA2019

5 Reasons to sponsor and exhibit at HISA2019

August 23, 2019

The 5th Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa will take place on 08 -09 October at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg. For two days, healthcare...

Gadgets and Gaming

The crowd is watching an esports tournament at rAge 2018. Image sourced from rAge.

Vodacom partners with rAge gaming expo

August 23, 2019

Vodacom, a telecommunications company, recently announced a partnership with rAge, which is said to be South Africa’s longest-running gaming, technology...

Online and Social

Chid Nwaogu (left) and Chika Nwaogu (right), Founders of Publiseer. Image sourced from National Business Extra.

Publiseer wins ITU Innovations Challenges 2019 in South Korea

August 23, 2019

Publiseer, an African-focused digital content distribution platform, was recently announced as the provisional winner for the ITU Innovation Challenges in...

Sponsored Content

How to drive more traffic to your website

August 23, 2019

As much as having a website is almost a prerequisite if you have a business, it is not just a case of building it and watching the magic happen. In fact, it is...

Careers

OPPO appoints two new global presidents

August 23, 2019

Global smartphone brand, OPPO announced on Thursday, 22 August 2019, that the establishments of its new Global Sales and Global Marketing Business Units aim to...