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The concept of using Facebook as a premier secure channel to exchange mobile money between friends will grow in significance and quickly – so claim the business leaders behind ZunguZ, a multi-tiered platform that integrates deeply into the social graph and a host of financial services to empower the...
Nigerian payments technology company, Verve held an event to launch the Verve Global Card on Wednesday, 14 August 2019. The Global Card is said to expand Verve's existing suite portfolio of payment products and solutions by giving cardholders the ability to use their cards on the Discover Global Network...
Precious few initiatives satisfy both budget slashing and visionary change, and rarely have two extremes had a better chance to prosper. Four years on from the long flagged economic slowdown, organisations that retrenched their operations to conserve budgets are now prepared to invest to improve efficiencies and support future...
One of the most exciting developments in the cloud services industry is the ability to replace premises-based corporate telephone exchange infrastructure with cloud-based telephone exchange services. Traditionally companies have had to invest in expensive Private Branch Exchange (PBX) equipment and had to employ additional staff to manage and support...
2019 is coming to an end and on Wednesday, 18 December 2019, Lenovo released it's top four predicted tech trends for South Africa in 2020 - here they are: TECH PREDICTION #1 - 2020 will be the Year of 5G With potential speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second,...
One of the top five biggest business issues IT organisations wrestle with is containing application portfolio to a manageable size. Many fail to acknowledge applications ready for retirement, resulting in IT infrastructure costs needed to support applications spiralling out of control. Here are tips on cleaning up applications portfolios: Set an objective...
Microsoft’s annual Imagine Cup has been gaining a lot of momentum over the last couple of months and it is almost time for the worldwide finals. This year, the event is scheduled to take place in St. Petersburg, Russia, and there are a number of African teams who have made the cut to...
Information Technology has always been one of the fastest growing industries, and it is important that public and private higher education institutions – despite certain constraints – keep students up to date with the latest developments as a matter of course. “New trends and innovations in technology, and emerging disciplines...
Tanzania, officially called the United Republic of Tanzania, is one of the fastest growing African nations in terms of ICT development and mobile deployment. With a population of over 42-million, there is an incredible scope for growth in all sectors. But while the country is on a steady growth path...
Smartphone users will often see the prompts about allowing a certain app to access location services. Often times these apps will request location access when a user is attempting to view a map or when a user wants to send a location pin. However, there are times when an attempt...
The database is the heart of the modern organisation, keeping business alive by supplying applications and people with the information and technologies they need to do their jobs, in much the same way as the human heart keeps the body alive by supplying vital organs with blood to keep...
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....
South Africa’s telecommunications industry has lived through yet another year of growth, change and upheaval, touching lows like the worrying upheaval at Telkom and reaching highs such as the launch of the country’s first commercial long-term evolution (LTE) networks. The factor that I would single out as perhaps the most...
According to a report published on Forbes, IBM is set to perform the largest corporate employee cull in history. The report comes from long-time Silicon Valley journalist Robert X. Cringely. According to Cringley, 110 000 jobs could be on the line if the report is indeed factual. Since the report...
This week, Lenovo unveiled innovations that the company says have the potential to transform lives, move industries forward and reveal new possibilities thanks to the era of connectivity. One such innovation was the launch of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold - the worlds first foldable PC. “Creating the world’s first...
Most internet users are aware of the very common phishing attacks, blanket emails sent out en masse with links to infected sites that try to gather your personal information, and have taken the necessary steps to protect themselves from this and other cyber threats. But as the internet is...
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