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IBM expands Watson Decision Platform for Agriculture

IBM expands Watson Decision Platform for Agriculture

May 27, 2019

IBM announced the global expansion of Watson Decision Platform for Agriculture, with AI technology tailored for new crops and specific regions to help feed a...

Artificial Intelligence

IBM expands Watson Decision Platform for Agriculture

IBM expands Watson Decision Platform for Agriculture

May 27, 2019

IBM announced the global expansion of Watson Decision Platform for Agriculture, with AI technology tailored for new crops and specific regions to help feed a...

Digital Healthcare

Liquid Telecom connects Aga Khan Hospital to remote communities

Liquid Telecom connects Aga Khan Hospital to remote communities

April 24, 2019

Liquid Telecom Kenya has made telemedicine a reality for thousands of patients at the Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa. Using its high-speed fibre network, Liquid...

Tech in Finance

Wari customers can now request financial services on WhatsApp

Wari customers can now request financial services on WhatsApp

May 23, 2019

Digital platform offering financial services in Africa, Wari has integrated with the WhatsApp Business solution to enable customers to request its financial...

Digital Transformation

Tech in Retail

Superbalist adopts new technologies to speed up browsing

Superbalist adopts new technologies to speed up browsing

May 10, 2019

South Africa’s e-tailer, Superbalist.com, has adopted two new technologies which have accelerated the browsing experience for shoppers and translated...

Tech in Education

Belgian edu-tech provider to exhibit at Education Innovation Summit

Belgian edu-tech provider to exhibit at Education Innovation Summit

May 27, 2019

IT News Africa is proud to announce that U’Hope has signed on as an exhibitor for the upcoming Education Innovation Summit, taking place at the Hilton Hotel,...

  • 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

Oil & gas cyber risk grows as IT-OT air gap closes

Oil & gas cyber risk grows as IT-OT air gap closes

May 24, 2019

Oil & gas plants have increased their cyber risk profile as they modernise plants and close the ‘air gap’ between IT networks and operational...

Cloud Computing

Citrix to extend Workspace to Google Cloud

Citrix to extend Workspace to Google Cloud

May 23, 2019

Citrix has announced plans to extend Citrix Workspace to Google Cloud, expanding the flexibility and choice companies have in transitioning to the cloud by...

Features

Grassroot driving participatory democracy through technology

Grassroot driving participatory democracy through technology

May 25, 2019

Grassroot, a Johannesburg based NGO enables communities on the ground to effect participatory democracy through technology. Explaining the inspiration behind...

Startups

Nigeria's on-demand motorcycle taxi app secures Series A funding

Nigeria’s on-demand motorcycle taxi app secures Series A funding

May 27, 2019

  Gokada, a Lagos-based on-demand motorcycle taxi app, has secured a Series A funding of $5.3 million. Led by Rise Capital with participation from...

IT Security

Mobile and Telecoms

Telkom sees growth in mobile service revenue

Telkom sees growth in mobile service revenue

May 27, 2019

Telkom SA saw mobile services revenue increase by 58.3 per cent underpinned by the group’s broadband-led proposition. This is on the back of increased...

Company News

SAP announces 10 new SAP Qualtrics offerings

SAP announces 10 new SAP Qualtrics offerings

May 9, 2019

SAP ushered in a new era in the way consumers and enterprises interact with each other. Just three months after completing its acquisition of Qualtrics, SAP...

People in IT

Mimecast appoints new Senior Vice President for EMEA

Mimecast appoints new Senior Vice President for EMEA

May 19, 2019

Mimecast Limited announced the appointment of Brandon Bekker to Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) to help manage the rapid growth...

Technology Events

Belgian edu-tech provider to exhibit at Education Innovation Summit

Belgian edu-tech provider to exhibit at Education Innovation Summit

May 27, 2019

IT News Africa is proud to announce that U’Hope has signed on as an exhibitor for the upcoming Education Innovation Summit, taking place at the Hilton Hotel,...

Gadgets and Gaming

Telecoming to expand its offering in the African mobile market

Telecoming to expand its offering in the African mobile market

May 21, 2019

Telecoming, a European technology company that specialized in digital services monetization has closed an agreement with African company Maliyo Games, a mobile...

Online and Social

Facebook continues to train startups across Nigeria

Facebook continues to train startups across Nigeria

May 22, 2019

Facebook is celebrating a year since the doors of NG_Hub opened in Lagos. The company has further cemented its ambitions to train users across Nigeria in...

Sponsored Content

How to backup virtual machines for free

How to backup virtual machines for free

May 26, 2019

Virtual machines are very handy, but like any computer system, they can go wrong. Files become corrupted and hardware fails. If this happens to you and you...

Careers

Huawei South Africa is taking practical steps to encourage more young women into the telecoms-engineering space

Huawei youth programmes drive women’s empowerment in ICT

April 29, 2019

As the world celebrated Girls in ICT Day on April 25, Huawei South Africa took steps to encourage more young women into the telecoms-engineering space. “We...