Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy Fold design: a 'clamshell' flip phone that folds vertically, rather than from the sides. The new concept, which Samsung is yet to name, was showcased at its annual Developer Conference on Tuesday, 29 October 2019.In an official tweet, the tech giant says, "Attendees of...
South African tech company, Axon Wireless announced on Wednesday, 30 October 2019, that it has launched Africa’s first ‘tap and go’ system for mobile SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card registration.Ivory Coast is the first country on the continent where mobile users can comply with KYC (Know Your Customer) requirements...
On the 27th of November 2019, IT News Africa is set to host the Digital Manufacturing Africa summit at the Altron Conference Centre in Midrand. Ai, IIOT and Automation are changing the face of manufacturing as we know it, placing digitization at the top of every CxO’s agenda.In the...
Global tech company, Uber is expanding its range of services by launching a new division, Uber Money - a platform that'll aim to provide financial services to both Uber drivers and riders. The Uber Money platform includes features like credit cards for riders and debit cards for drivers and in-app...
The State Information Technology Agency (SITA) and Microsoft South Africa announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which aims to pave the way for government adoption of public cloud services - in the hopes that it'll accelerate the digital transformation of government services in South Africa.In an...
Tech giant, Cisco revealed on Thursday, 24 October 2019, that it has conducted a survey asking over 2000 IT leaders and network strategists how they plan to prioritise investment and the current state of their networks.The company says, In today’s digital business environment, the network is vital. This digital...
The fourth industrial revolution (4IR) is driving change and digitalisation at an exciting pace, says global accounting organisation, Deloitte. New markets are being created and with every innovation, the world becomes more and more digitally connected.  Cyber is growing and moving in multiple dimensions across various disciplines — beyond...
Sensor technology company, BeBop Sensors announced on Tuesday, 22 October 2019, that it has integrated its Forte Data Glove with the Oculus Quest to deliver the world’s first all-in-one VR enterprise training and design system.The BeBop Sensors Forte Data Glove combined with Oculus Quest aims to provide a complete...
President Ntuli has recently been appointed the new Managing Director for HPE South Africa — effective August 2019.  He is responsible for overseeing a broad hardware, software and services portfolio, driving further growth and maintaining high levels of customer and partner satisfaction.IT News Africa’s Jenna Cook had the opportunity...
On Wednesday, 16 October 2019, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced that South African financial services provider, Old Mutual is using AWS as its preferred cloud provider - meaning more than 1,000 applications, including its digital customer platforms, core insurance applications, and product administration systems will migrate to the cloud.The...
In June 2019, Facebook unveiled a new global cryptocurrency - Libra - set to go public in 2020. When it was first introduced, Libra was made up of 28 founding members — including names like Mastercard, PayPal, Xapo Holdings Limited, Uber Technologies, Spotify AB and Visa.Each of these founding members paid...
Global technology company, Lenovo says that technology has the power to influence our values, make us more understanding, tolerant, charitable and open-minded - this according to its latest survey.The survey polled more than 15,000 people from the US, Mexico, Brazil, China, India, Japan, UK, Germany, France and Italy and...
NEC XON Summit 2019 is covering key metrics about delivering the integrated IT solutions to Orchestrate a Brighter World (OABW) for Africa.Eugene le Roux, CEO of NEC XON Africa, has described a future Africa in which technology plays a foundational role in helping to realise the benefits of the...
Earlier this month, Software AG kicked off the South African leg of its much anticipated Innovation Tour 2019 at Langhams Executive Conferencing in Fourways. The event brought together thought leaders, visionaries, guest speakers, solution experts and a crowd of eager-to-learn attendees from all over the world.VP & Country Managing...
Telecoms and mobile money services provider, Airtel Africa announced that it is partnering with Mastercard to give over 100 million Airtel Africa mobile phone users across 14 African countries access to Mastercard’s global network.Through this collaboration, Airtel Money customers - even those without a bank account - should be...
Unified communications company, Avaya announced on Monday, 7 October 2019, that it has powered Raya Contact Center, a business process outsourcing service provider, with the resources needed to embark on a digital transformation project. The partnership will see Raya thrive thanks to the Avaya IX Contact Center communications platform.The...