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Mobile and Telecoms

Landing of South Atlantic Undersea Cable in Brazil signals new chapter in Africa-America's Telecoms

South Atlantic Undersea Cable in Brazil signals new chapter in Africa and America’s Telecoms

February 23, 2018

Angola Cables, a telecommunications multinational, has revealed that the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) has made landfall at Fortaleza on the Brazilian...

Enterprise

Enterprise customers look to resellers to share the risks of IT deployment

Enterprise customers look to resellers to share the risks of IT deployment

November 23, 2017

ICT resellers that want to thrive in a changing technology market need to be prepared to share risks with their customers and move towards consumption-based...

Healthcare

Tanzanian hospital adopts voice recognition technology

Tanzanian hospital adopts voice recognition technology

February 22, 2018

The Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) in Dar es Salaam has become the first public hospital in Tanzania to use voice recognition technology. The new technology...

Financial Services

South African bank intensifies fight against debit order fraud

South African bank sharpens fight against debit order fraud

February 22, 2018

In a bid to continue combating the scourge of rouge debit orders impacting the industry and some of its customers, FNB has waived the fee for stopping...

Opinion

Software

SD-WAN will showcase more than just cost-savings in 2018

SD-WAN will showcase more than just cost-savings in 2018

February 21, 2018

Software-defined wide area networks (SD-WANs) have been generally known for a value proposition that revolves around cost savings on bandwidth. When businesses...

Gadgets and Gaming

Burnout Paradise Remastered

Burnout Paradise Remastered is coming

February 22, 2018

Criterion Games, a studio of Electronic Arts has revealed that Burnout Paradise Remastered will become available on 16 March 2018 on the PlayStation 4 and...

  • The 5 most exciting tech developments in Africa this year

    The 5 most exciting tech developments in Africa this year

    February 14, 2018 • Lists, Top Stories

    You may not have realised it, but Africa is quickly becoming one of the technological frontrunners in the world. With so many developments and advancements due to be made this year alone, here are just five of the most exciting. Payments becoming much easier One of the major developments Africa can expect to see this [&hellip...

  • Top 5 online networking trends for 2018

    Top 5 online networking trends for 2018

    January 25, 2018 • General, Lists, Online & Social, Opinion

    The Internet has allowed people to overcome the distance barrier when it comes to meeting new people and keeping in contact with others, whether it be personal relationships or business ones. Through applications such as Skype, Facebook and WhatsApp allow users to connect via video, voice and text to anyone, anywhere at anytime. This space [&hellip...

  • New year, new rules – 2018 in the software testing industry

    New year, new rules – 2018 in the software testing industry

    January 24, 2018 • Lists, People, Software, Southern Africa

    2018 is fast approaching; businesses are busy anticipating what the new year will bring in terms of industry developments, growing trends, and hidden surprises. Carmen Carey, CEO of software testing and performance monitoring company Apica, gives her five industry predictions for 2018. 2017 was a busy one in the software testing space. The increased use [&hellip...

  • Top 5 Nigerian job sites revealed as unemployment stats surface

    Top 5 Nigerian job sites revealed as unemployment stats surface

    January 23, 2018 • Features, Lists, Top Stories, West Africa

    On Sunday 21 January 2018, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in Nigeria released its Labour Force Statistics Vol. 2: Employment by sector report in Abuja. The report revealed that 7.5 million Nigerians were left doing nothing between January 2016 and December 30, 2017, due to the hair-raising unemployment rate in the country. According to the [&hellip...

  • Nokia unveils 5G focused chipset.

    5 things to expect from 5G in South Africa

    January 23, 2018 • Features, Lists, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top Stories

    At the beginning of 2018 MTN and Ericsson announced that they have begun the first 5G technology and applications trial in Africa. Mobile Internet usage has grown exponentially the world over, South Africa has in turn looked to leverage faster network connectivity to accelerate digital transformation on the continent. The fifth generation (5G) network will provide [&hellip...

  • South African fintech 2018 - what to expect and startups to watch

    South African fintech 2018 – What to expect and startups to watch

    January 16, 2018 • Finance, Lists, Opinion, Southern Africa

    Fintech continues to surprise with little to touch the rise of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in 2017. This will continue in 2018 and I make some predictions based on what we see happening globally and what we see taking place with our members at AlphaCode, a Rand Merchant Investments club for fintech startup entrepreneurs.  Bitcoin At [&hellip...

Features

Huawei's safety expert unpacks the need for mission-critical communication in Africa

Huawei’s safety expert unpacks the need for mission-critical communication in Africa

February 21, 2018

IT News Africa recently spoke to Peter Goulding, Global Public Safety Expert, Enterprise Business Group, Huawei Technologies who unpacked the importance of...

Startups

Nigerian startup becomes finalist at 2018 Harvard Business School competition

Nigerian startup becomes finalist at 2018 Harvard Business School competition

February 21, 2018

On 21 February 2018, Nigerian startup and digital publisher, Publiseer, announced that it has been selected as one of the 14 finalists of the 2018 Harvard...

Internet of Things

Security

Early detection and rapid response critical for targeted attack remediation

Early detection and rapid response critical for targeted attack remediation

February 23, 2018

In combatting a targeted attack on your network, early detection and rapid response are both critical. Cybersecurity experts accept the strong possibility that...

Online

South African cycling enthusiast to get online platform

South African cycling enthusiast to get online platform

February 24, 2018

An online platform that will enable cycling enthusiasts and service providers to connect with one another will launch in South Africa in February. Developed...

Retail Industry

Education

Microsoft education apps to aid learning in Kenya.

Orange and OpenClassrooms to train young Africans in digital technology

February 23, 2018

Orange and OpenClassrooms have announced a partnership that they will provide digital training in Africa. Orange subsidiaries in Africa are already working on...

Mining and Energy

Building a case for data integration in the mining industry

Building a case for data integration in the mining industry

February 22, 2018

The complexity of the mining industry presents unique information management challenges. The volatility of prices, environmental concerns and stringent...