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IT Administration – Change is as good as a holiday

February 7, 2014 • Southern AfricaComments Off on IT Administration – Change is as good as a holiday

To suggest that the adoption of cloud computing at an enterprise level has fundamentally changed the manner in which corporate entities do business would be an understatement. A few years ago it would have been tough to predict just how significant a paradigm shift this new approach would usher in. Although analysts and users alike [&hellip...

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20 semi-finalists from Africa in Google competition

February 6, 2014 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on 20 semi-finalists from Africa in Google competition

Google has today announced the 20 innovative, entrepreneurial web adopters from across sub-Saharan Africa who have made it to the semi-finals of Google’s Africa Connected competition.  The competition was launched in August last year, calling...

MTN SA CEO – ‘new call termination rates a departure from 2010 regulations’

February 6, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on MTN SA CEO – ‘new call termination rates a departure from 2010 regulations’

  In response to new Call Termination rates that were announced by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) on 29 January, mobile operator MTN South Africa has issued a response stating that the new rates “represent a...

Facebook unites with partners across Africa for a safer Internet

Facebook gaining not waning in Africa

February 5, 2014 • East Africa, Features, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Facebook gaining not waning in Africa

This week marks the tenth anniversary of the inception of Mark Zuckerberg’s global social network giant Facebook. In October 2013 the Company reported financial results for the third quarter, which ended September 30, confirming its attraction of 728...

Can bolstered leadership team turn Telkom SA around?

February 5, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Can bolstered leadership team turn Telkom SA around?

New appointees Chief Marketing Officer, Mr Enzo Scarcella and Chief Procurement Officer, Mr Ian Russell have joined Telkom’s top leadership team which has been tasked with guiding the Company’s transformation. Mr Scarcella and Mr Russell reported for duty...

dotAfrica domain available in September 2014

February 4, 2014 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on dotAfrica domain available in September 2014

The general availability of the dotAfrica (.africa) Top Level Domain (TLD) is expected to commence in September 2014, following the expiry of the Sunrise and Land Rush periods which are scheduled to commence in May 2014. That’s according to Neil Dundas,...

SME demand pushes up interest in SA’s PayU

February 4, 2014 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on SME demand pushes up interest in SA’s PayU

PayU, South Africa’s leading online payment solutions provider, doubled its merchant count during 2013. The significant increase is made up of merchants from various industries, with a notable increase in general retail. New merchants signed over the last...

ContinuitySA invests R9.8 million to meet growing demand, improve services

February 4, 2014 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on ContinuitySA invests R9.8 million to meet growing demand, improve services

ContinuitySA, Africa’s premier provider of business continuity management consulting and services, recently concluded a set of major capital projects aimed at upgrading its IT and physical infrastructure. “It’s safe to say that IT is now the...

Zambia ups its technology profile

February 4, 2014 • Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Zambia ups its technology profile

  Located in South-Central Africa, Zambia forms part of a region that is fast emerging as one with high growth prospects because of a strong technology base and increasing rates of adoption. International Telecommunications Union (ITU) statistics reveal...

Kaspersky Lab uncovers vulnerability in Windows OS

Why anti-virus alone is no silver bullet

February 4, 2014 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on Why anti-virus alone is no silver bullet

The high profile hacks that have flooded the news over the last year have shown that traditional security measures are no longer a match for the complex threats of today. Any business that relies only on anti-virus (AV) to secure its systems and endpoints is...

More satellite broadband heading South Africa’s way?

February 2, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on More satellite broadband heading South Africa’s way?

Globecomm Systems, a leading global provider of managed network communication solutions, has announced a contract extension with Avanti to deploy satellite broadband services to thousands of businesses in South Africa. Operating from Cape Town and...

VoIP buying guide for small businesses

Strategic acquisition sees BitCo servicing NW Province

February 2, 2014 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on Strategic acquisition sees BitCo servicing NW Province

Residents of Rustenburg and surrounding areas can look forward to reliable high speed Internet for business and home as BitCo acquires local WISP and expands coverage into the North West province. BitCo’s resolution to have representation in every province...

Voice biometrics solves most authentication problems

January 31, 2014 • Southern AfricaComments Off on Voice biometrics solves most authentication problems

Voice biometrics is one of those technologies: it changes the game. It’s not in wide use anywhere in the world, yet, but it’s going to be the norm for authenticating identity within the next few years. It’s been worked on and refined for almost fifteen...

New Chief Legal Counsel for MTN Group

January 31, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Southern AfricaComments Off on New Chief Legal Counsel for MTN Group

MTN Group has appointed Michael Fleischer to the position of Group Chief Legal Counsel, effective 1 February 2014. A seasoned legal professional and experienced business executive, Fleischer joins MTN Group from Gold Fields Limited, where he was Executive...

Telecel Zimbabwe moves into mobile money market

January 30, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Telecel Zimbabwe moves into mobile money market

Telecel Zimbabwe this week launched its mobile money transfer service, telecash, which allows subscribers to use mobile phones to send money to anyone on any network, pay bills and pay for groceries and other goods and services. Announcing the launch of...

Top five business continuity risks for 2014: Is extreme part of your thinking?

January 30, 2014 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on Top five business continuity risks for 2014: Is extreme part of your thinking?

  At the beginning of 2013, ContinuitySA warned that business risks were becoming more complex and intertwined, and so much harder to predict and plan for. But this year they are also becoming more extreme. “As the world becomes more interconnected,...