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Government’s recent announcement to decisively embrace Microsoft’s Cloud Productivity (Office 365) tools will have a very positive impact on service delivery and governance. Last week, the CEO of the State IT Agency (SITA), Dr Setumo Mohapi, confirmed a Master Agreement with Microsoft, to standardise on Office 365 across all government...
Google has unveiled its latest video calling app, which has been dubbed by the company as "Duo." According to Google, the app has gone live globally and is available on either Android or iOS devices. Google revealed that Duo works off your phone number and provides simple one to one...
CfC Stanbic Bank has launched an electronic payments service that will provide its Business Banking and SME clients with the ability to accept M-PESA payments. The payments are then settled into their bank accounts immediately or on demand without the need to physically go into a branch to deposit...
On Tuesday 21 November 2017, Robert Mugabe, the longtime president of Zimbabwe, resigned. His resignation came after a week-long struggle for power after the military in Zimbabwe implemented a coup. Mugabe's 37-year reign came to an end as he handed in a letter of resignation to parliament saying he wanted...
GovChat, the South African civic engagement technology platform, has announced a partnership with the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to support the digitisation of the COVID-19 social relief grant application process. The partnership with GovChat could enable millions of unemployed citizens to access the largest social security programme on...
With over half the world’s population currently living in urban metropoles and an estimated three million people moving into cities every week, it’s safe to say that the concept of smart cities is becoming more crucial than ever. This is not only to accommodate the immense influx of new citizens,...
MTN Nigeria announced that it’s 4G+ service has been launched and is immediately available in Lagos, Abuja, and Port-Harcourt.  According to an article published by Telecompaper, ‘MTN 4G+ runs on LTE advanced technology using a combination of the recently acquired 800 MHz spectrum and 2600 MHz spectrum. The added spectrum...
At this year’s SAPHILA conference, to be held at Sun City from 9 to 11 June, SAP Africa will be demonstrating how the retail vending market is about to see its biggest change in years. By using innovative software that allows critical customer sentiment and information to be collected...
It is estimated that in 2018 there will be over 31 billion connected ‘edge’ devices globally, making this year the one where the Internet of Things (IoT) truly begins to dominate. The proliferation of connected devices and the evolution of dumb devices to smart devices has seen IoT becoming...
Now is the ideal time for Eskom to use advanced analytics to improve decision-making and better handle South Africa’s power crisis. Eskom has always used a degree of analytics to manage power supply. However, the big data it gathers from power plants, transformers, generators and other machinery only reflects events...
It is an accepted fact that technology is advancing at breathtaking speed.  While this offers organisations unparalleled opportunities to improve service levels, competitiveness and efficiencies, they also face major challenges in terms of how to adapt to these changes and manage technology transitions that seem to appear daily. Nick Truran,...
MTN said it expects a 15-25 percent increase in earnings from 2014 due to the sale of its passive infrastructure in Nigeria. According to the company, Net earnings are expected to reach ZAR 16.79-18.25 per share, and headline earnings will increase an estimated 5-15 percent to ZAR 14.82-16.23, MTN...
aiThenticate Computervision Labs, a company established as a joint venture by the University of Johannesburg, has announced that they have developed ground-breaking technology that simulates human cognition. The tech, which works off a smart phone, has brought authentication technology to the next level. The technology, called aiDX, was developed by...
Microsoft and an American-based university have partnered to offer executive level training programs to Kenyan government leaders. Microsoft has collaborated with University of Albany’s Center for Technology in Government (CTG) to execute its School of Government (SOG) program, an initiative by Microsoft 4Afrika. This is according to CIO East...
TerraPay, a mobile international payment network, has announced that it has partnered with MoneyTrans, a leading Money Transfer company established in Europe and Africa as well as Paga, Nigeria’s pioneering payments and financial services company, to launch cross-border remittances from Spain to mobile wallets in Nigeria. Nigerians in Spain can...
Technology has taken the world by storm and its use now pervades arguably all fields. The education sector is also embracing the potential that technology offers, with good schools and universities incorporating tech to strengthen educational outcomes. But with devices and applications now ubiquitous across generations of learning –...
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