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Interview: Why Africa needs blockchain

Interview: Why Africa needs blockchain

November 24, 2017 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

IT News Africa recently spoke to Leishen Pillay, partner at Hogan Lovells law firm, in an interview which unpacks just why Africa needs blockchain technology. Leishen Pillay is a partner at Hogan Lovells and focuses on technology, media, telecommunications law, complex transactions, regulatory compliance, privacy, and data privacy and protection. Pillay has...

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"Africa cannot operate in isolation" says NetApp's Patrick Maphopha

“Africa cannot operate in isolation” says NetApp’s Patrick Maphopha

November 23, 2017 • East Africa, Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

Data management and storage company, NetApp will host a Partner Academy event on the 23rd of November 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya. At the event, NetApp will discuss some of the latest solutions and services they offer in Africa. Speaking of the Partner Academy...

How to adapt to the future of work

How to adapt to the future of work

November 21, 2017 • Events, Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Tuesday 21 November 2017 Deloitte hosted an event at its offices in Johannesburg, South Africa which looked to tackle how businesses and governments can approach the future of work. Now this is an extremely loaded term, “future of work,” it...

The Smart City Expo World Congress 2017, Barcelona, Spain.

In Pictures: Smart City Expo World Congress 2017

November 15, 2017 • Events, Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Smart City Expo World Congress 2017, which is being held in Barcelona, Spain, from 14-16 November 2017, drew in the masses as over 17 thousand people converged on the Spanish city to gain thoughtful insight from speakers and exhibitors of the leading...

Huawei showcases smart city nervous system at SCEWC 2017

Huawei showcases smart city nervous system at SCEWC 2017

November 14, 2017 • Events, Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Smart City Expo World Congress 2017 (SCEWC) in Barcelona, Spain got underway on 14 November 2017 and looked to showcase the latest developments the progression towards smart cities. Under the theme of “Leading New ICT, Creating a Smart City Nervous...

Interview: MobileODT using AWS cloud to save lives

Interview: MobileODT using AWS cloud to save lives

November 3, 2017 • East Africa, Features, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Interview: MobileODT using AWS cloud to save lives

IT News Africa recently spoke to Ariel Beery, the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of MobileODT, in an interview which looks to how the use of next-generation smart medical devices can impact healthcare in Africa. MobileODT is inspired by creating the...

Motorola MotoZ2 Play and JBL SoundBoost, a perfect match

Motorola Moto Z2 Play Review

October 30, 2017 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off on Motorola Moto Z2 Play Review

The slim and sleek Motorola Moto Z2 Play has a thin and light design and makes handling effortless. It is an impressive 5.2mm thick, and arguably the thinnest smartphone in the market. Under Lenovo, Motorola has been producing quality phones and the Motorola...

Health and wellness mobile application tracks Africa's pro cycling team

How consumers can take control of their mobile content

October 25, 2017 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on How consumers can take control of their mobile content

Consumers can take control of their mobile content selection by correctly configuring their cellular network subscription services and by learning more about the structure of the mobile industry. “Taking charge of one’s own mobile content options can be...

Top 5 most affordable laptops for the Kenyan student.

Top 5 most affordable laptops for the Kenyan student

October 20, 2017 • East Africa, Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 5 most affordable laptops for the Kenyan student

Every student needs a reliable laptop to complete school assignments, research papers, and essays. Getting a laptop that is capable of all the computing needs of a student is no longer a struggle. Things to consider when buying a laptop as a student range...

Leveraging Innovative Solutions For Bridging The Digital Divide

Interview: “It’s tough for telcos to address the African market”

October 20, 2017 • East Africa, Features, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Interview: “It’s tough for telcos to address the African market”

IT News Africa recently spoke to Rajesh Mishra, Co-Founder, President and CTO, Parallel Wireless, in an interview which looked to identify the challenges facing the African telecommunications landscape. Rajesh is the Co-Founder of Parallel Wireless, a...

Accenture’s Innovation Conference 2017 addresses innovation in South Africa

Accenture CEO addresses innovation challenges in South Africa

October 18, 2017 • Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Accenture CEO addresses innovation challenges in South Africa

On 17 October 2017 Accenture hosted the 2017 Accenture Innovation Index and conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference addressed some of the findings of the Accenture Innovation Index 2017. According to the Accenture Innovation Index, innovation...

Ashley Gorakhpurwalla

Dell’s Ashley Gorakhpurwalla discusses the importance of preparing for IoT

October 16, 2017 • Features, Internet of Things, Top Stories, VideoComments Off on Dell’s Ashley Gorakhpurwalla discusses the importance of preparing for IoT

Ashley Gorakhpurwalla has more than 25 years of engineering, business management and executive leadership experience in the IT Industry. He is President and General Manager of Dell EMC’s Server Solutions business, which is responsible for the development of...

Affordable laptops

Top 5 affordable laptops for the South African student

October 5, 2017 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Lists, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 5 affordable laptops for the South African student

Students are in constant need of a device that is affordable and can handle all the workload. There are a variety of laptops available on the market, and picking the right machine that is capable of delivering can sometimes prove to be a challenge. Depending...

FIFA 18 Tips: three easy ways to make coins in the game

FIFA 18 Review

October 3, 2017 • East Africa, Features, Gadgets and Gaming, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on FIFA 18 Review

It is that time of year again, the next edition of one of the biggest gaming series is here. It is, of course, FIFA 18 and it is available now across all platforms. This year’s version looks to build on the success of the previous FIFA titles which have...

Tantine Founders

Interview: Tantine continues to educate Rwandan teens

October 2, 2017 • East Africa, Features, Healthcare, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: Tantine continues to educate Rwandan teens

A lack of awareness of reproductive health knowledge by many young people in Rwanda has prompted the creation of Tantine, which is an online platform that aims to inform and advise individuals about reproductive health knowledge. The platform was created by...

Connected cars

Gartner Symposium 2017: Discussing the opportunities of the connected vehicle in Africa

September 26, 2017 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Gartner Symposium 2017: Discussing the opportunities of the connected vehicle in Africa

Will Hahn covers Tier 1 communications service provider (CSP) strategies in North America as well as overall market conditions in Africa. He looks at new revenue opportunities for CSPs, such as connected homes and connected cars, direct CSP billing, the rise...