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IT News Africa: Top Tech Stories of the Week

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Get all the latest tech related stories from IT News Africa. (Image Source: Darryl Linington)
Get all the latest tech related stories from IT News Africa. (Image Source: Darryl Linington)

This week in technology has been a rather busy one. IT News Africa attended Citrix Synergy 2015, which proved to be a phenomenal event.

Also making the headlines this week was MTN Business. MTN Business revealed, according to the company, the first truly Pan African Internet of Things (IoT) platform – which is set to provide African enterprises with greater control and advanced management features for their connected devices and sim cards.


The team at IT News Africa hopes you had a fantastic weekend. The top stories of the week can be found below:

News

VMware opens Kenya office with local team
Virtualization and cloud computing global provider VMware announced that it has launched its Kenya office and hired a local team aimed at driving its growth as well as the growth of the cloud and virtualization sector in Kenya. Read More.

MTN Business launches Pan African Internet of Things platform
According to MTN Business, the launch also sees the introduction of a global Machine-to-Machine (M2M) sim card, which gives customers the same rate for M2M activity across MTN’s footprint in Africa. Read More.

Citrix Synergy 2015: Citrix reveals XenMobile update
Citrix reveals how XenMobile has currently advanced as well as what is new when it comes to the platform. Read More.

SAP Africa and partners to enable local economic growth in Limpopo
Together with the Kgautswane Community Development Centre in Limpopo, the German Red Cross and Volunta, SAP Africa today announced the establishment of a community-based business network partnership named the Kgautswane Virtual Buying Cooperative (KVBC). Read More.

Citrix Synergy 2015: Citrix Workspace Cloud unveiled
According to Citrix, Workspace Cloud is a new platform  which has been designed to simplify the on-demand delivery of a wide range of IT tools and services. Read More.

Citrix Synergy 2015: Citrix reveals vision for IT transformation
Citrix Synergy 2015, which was held in Orlando Florida, had a strong start this year. Citrix CEO, Mark Templeton, opened the event, where he shared the Citrix vision for IT Transformation. Read More.

Opinions

Is 2015 the year of a data dystopia?
Over the last two years alone, it’s become increasingly evident that the world runs on data.  Indeed the publicity of the Sony and iCloud hacks and Government data breaches have had such a wide reaching effect that data privacy and security has become a genuine concern. This concern is not limited to those with technical knowledge, but is spread across all types of users, for all consumers, in both a personal and commercial capability, on both PC’s and mobile devices. Not only are consumers becoming more aware of the value of their data, but they are also becoming more demanding of security. Read More.

Top Features

In Pictures: Intel Solutions Summit 2015 – Abu Dhabi
The Intel Solutions Summit 2015 (ISS 2015), which was held at the Yas Marina Formula 1 Circuit in Abu Dhabi, showcased an impressive amount of technology under one roof. Not only was the Oculus Rift on show, but Intel showcased one of it’s upcoming, as well as most promising devices, the Intel Compute Stick. Read More.

ISS 2015: Intel Compute Stick has great potential in Africa
Smartphones and tablets have boomed in Africa; however, the standard desktop PC has been left behind. At the Intel Solutions Summit 2015, Intel unveiled its latest innovation – the Intel Compute Stick. Read More.

Top List

Top 5 reasons to use licensed business software
If you’re running a small business in Africa, which is on a tight budget, you might be tempted to think of pirating your accounting, ERP software, or image editing software as a harmless way to save a bit of money. Read More.

Top 10 tips to keep data safe in the cloud
If you choose a credible cloud software provider, it will essentially host your payroll applications and data in a secure data centre underpinned by world-class technology. This will free you from doing backups, buying and installing new versions of the software, and fencing your data behind high security software. Read More.

Gadgets and Gaming

Mortal Kombat X Review
Mortal Kombat has changed quite a bit over the past few years. The original title graced the traditional arcade; however, the franchise slowly moved away from the arcade and took a much larger step into the living rooms of console and PC gamers. From the moment Mortal Kombat moved away from from the arcade, the franchise has produced some great titles, but equally some rather unimpressive spinoffs. Read the Review.

HTC One M9 Review
Back in July 2014, IT News Africa reviewed the HTC One M8. The device scored rather high during the review process. Fast forward to 2015, and we have now set our sights the latest smartphone offering from HTC – the HTC One M9. Read the Review.

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