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Business leaders and industry analysts from Africa’s ICT sector agree that while there is progress being made to address disproportion (for example the amount of women in the technology market, sufficent representation at leadership level and in terms of remuneration), stakeholders must do a great deal more to achieve...
The traditional role of some resellers has been rather limited in terms of interactivity with the customer on value added integration. While some resellers have successfully moved away from simply being pushers of boxes or devices, towards a more solutions-based approach, there is still incredible scope and room for...
Across Africa demands are changing, access models are changing and consumers are blurring the lines between corporate and personal spaces – becoming more vocal in terms of what they want, says Ruckus Wireless, Inc. And what they want is access. With more than 650 million mobile users in Africa and with...
Gartner’s annual Symposium and ITXpo is currently underway in Cape Town, South Africa. Vice President of Gartner Research, Peter Sondergaard, offered insight into future trends, details on the symposium itself and what businesses can expect as far as issues like broadband and the role of CEOs are concerned. “This is the first in the...
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 has long been positioned to facilitate communication between a government...
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 million daily active users, representing a year-on-year increase of 25%. It...
It has been 25 years since Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. Over the last two and a half decades, we have experienced tremendous changes in how we share, access and consume information across the world’s most powerful communication vehicle. But, as Internet capabilities continue to grow, what do...
The search for Malaysia’s missing Flight 370 is entering its third week, and as the hunt expands to a much wider area than first covered, investigators and rescue teams are hoping to make a breakthrough – by finding the cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder. These two...
In the early hours of 14 February 2013, South Africans were rudely awakened by the buzz of non-stop online chatter.  It was around the same time when most people were making their way to work, or pouring their first cup of coffee. The news had just broken that model Reeva Steenkamp had been...
At the beginning of 2014 internal conflict between Christian and Muslim communities in the Central African Republic (CAR) grabbed the world’s attention. History shows that periods of stability have been few and far between for the region and according to latest reports, interim president Catherine Samba-Panza has appealed to...
Want to send, or request, money? Add a recipient. Enter an amount. Press send. Boom. It couldn't be easier. Virgin Money has launched a peer-to-peer payment app called Spot. The app lets you transfer funds from your linked bank account to a friend’s linked bank account, but without the fuss...
"Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father,” said South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma late on Thursday night. The President made the tearful announcement that former President Nelson Mandela has passed away at his house in Houghton on 5 December. The news announcement, which was...
Technology is evolving at a rapid rate across Africa. However, with Big Data, Cloud Technology and Enterprise Mobility making its mark across Africa, a few simply questions still remain unanswered - what does the future hold and where do we go to next? Hamilton Ratshefola (IBM), Cobus Burgers (NETCB), Dr...
The Tech4Africa "un-conference" is underway at the SciBono Discovery Center, Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown, Johannesburg. IT News Africa caught up with Gareth Knight, creator of Tech4Africa in order to discuss the concept of the USD $50 smartphone as well as its impact on Africa. When the $50 smartphone hits there will...
One sector continues to show growth in Africa and demonstrate the genuine potential the continent has to leapfrog global counterparts: mobile money services. Stakeholders, including mobile operators, have echoed the sentiment that the market is gaining traction and offers significant opportunity. However, recent media reports have highlighted one controversial...
With the FIFA World-Cup erupting all over the major social networking sites, Naomi Owusu, founder of Tickaroo, shares her thoughts concerning the effect social media has begun to have on the way we cover sports, and how it is affecting clubs, associations, and franchises as they attempt to keep...
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