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Who is on top of IT service in South Africa?

January 24, 2014 • Company News, East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Who is on top of IT service in South Africa?

The South African IT services market has a new ruling force. According to the IDC’s (International Data Corporation) Competitive Profiles and Analysis of Leading IT Service Players in South Africa, 2013, South African-based and Africa-focused business solutions integrator, Business Connexion (BCX) now enjoys top spot – and it is one the company intends...

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Hitachi, SAP expand relationship with new offerings and deeper alignment

January 24, 2014 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on Hitachi, SAP expand relationship with new offerings and deeper alignment

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, and SAP AG today announced an expansion of their worldwide alliance by signing a global original equipment manufacturer (global OEM) agreement that introduces plans to include SAP...

Can Dynamic Spectrum Alliance help sort out broadband availability?

January 24, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Can Dynamic Spectrum Alliance help sort out broadband availability?

Bringing internet to people in rural areas where infrastructure deployment is expensive and tricky, is becoming a priority throughout the world. Twenty three companies and organisations from around the globe – including South Africa – recently got...

Kenya: Nairobi County partners Cisco for deployment of Digital Business Roadmap

Billions at stake if SA govt embraces IoE – Cisco

January 22, 2014 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Billions at stake if SA govt embraces IoE – Cisco

  The Internet of Everything (IoE) could generate R152.58 Billion ($14.3 Billion) in value for South Africa’s public sector over the next decade, according to a new study released by Cisco.  The IoE can help the South African government create value...

Decision Africa app to provide market data and analysis for upcoming Nigeria elections

Will social media influence African elections?

January 22, 2014 • East Africa, Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Will social media influence African elections?

In 2013 a number of election processes took place in key countries in Africa, including Kenya, Mali and Zimbabwe, and affirmed the role that technology – specifically social media and mobile infrastructure – plays in these political processes. Technology...

5 African techpreneurs going global

January 22, 2014 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 5 African techpreneurs going global

Given the increase in number of technology users, the rapid growth of mobility & the Internet, and increasing interest in Africa as a source of solutions, innovation and technical talent, the case for the continent being able to leapfrog in some ICT...

Harness the power of Customer Experience Management

January 21, 2014 • Southern AfricaComments Off on Harness the power of Customer Experience Management

New innovations at both a customer-facing and a back-office level can ensure the contact centre is able to turn customer relationships into valuable corporate assets In increasingly commoditised markets, the most important way for an organisation to...

Zimbabwe’s TelOne plans $90 million data investment

January 21, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Zimbabwe’s TelOne plans $90 million data investment

From Zimbabwe, media reports claim fixed telecommunications operator TelOne plans to invest $90 million into new projects, especially data. The telecommunications company’s Managing Director Chipo Mtasa is quoted in The Herald as saying that the business is...

Zambia gets LTE!

January 20, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Zambia gets LTE!

  Mobile operator MTN has officially launched LTE (Long-Term Evolution) network in Zambia, representing a key component of the Company’s broader network transformation plan. Local media have reported that last week’s development has boosted the...

Is Africa ready for digital TV?

January 17, 2014 • East Africa, Features, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Is Africa ready for digital TV?

The days of traditional broadcasting or sending video/ sound via analogue signals in Africa are numbered – that much is clear, particularly in light of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) deadline for the migration from analogue broadcasting...

MWEB joins forces with world’s largest WiFi network

January 17, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on MWEB joins forces with world’s largest WiFi network

MWEB has announced an exclusive partnership with Fon, the world’s largest WiFi network.  The deal gives MWEB ADSL customers, with a Fon – enabled router, the opportunity to join a global community of 12-million WiFi users who act as a hotspot and a...

Telkom SA CFO faces disciplinary hearing today

January 16, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom SA CFO faces disciplinary hearing today

Telkom South Africa has confirmed that the confidential disciplinary hearing involving the Company’s CFO, Mr Jacques Schindehütte, on a matter of personal misconduct is scheduled to commence in Johannesburg today. This disciplinary hearing is the...

Global entrants to strengthen SA’s eLearning market

January 15, 2014 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Global entrants to strengthen SA’s eLearning market

The arrival of international players into the South African eLearning market will encourage growth, the development of eLearning content and eliminate the need for expensive consultants. This is according to a newly established parntership between...

Zimbabwe: Mobile subscriptions hit 14 million mark

January 14, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Zimbabwe: Mobile subscriptions hit 14 million mark

The number of mobile subscribers in Zimbabwe is reported to have hit the 14 million mark, representing penetration of 103,5%. The country’s Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority has been put forward by local media as a source for the recent...

Westcon-Comztek appoints new Samsung channel manager

January 14, 2014 • People, Southern AfricaComments Off on Westcon-Comztek appoints new Samsung channel manager

  Leading value-added distributor, Westcon-Comztek has placed further importance on establishing fruitful and profitable vendor and reseller partnerships by way of its appointment of Mandre Stander as Samsung channel manager. Reporting to Heinz Stephan,...

14% of companies in SA plan to restrict personal devices at work

January 13, 2014 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on 14% of companies in SA plan to restrict personal devices at work

Most companies see the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend, where employees use their personal mobile devices for work purposes, as a growing threat to business. Yet, the percentage of companies taking measures to minimise this threat is relatively small,...