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$300 mln Ghanaian smart cities project to enable nationwide Wifi network

$300 mln Ghanaian smart cities project to enable nationwide Wifi network

February 15, 2019 • General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Celltel Networks, Roberta Annan Consulting (RAC) and Chinese government’s international cooperation company (CEIEC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate in the execution of the $300 million Ghana Smart Cities project under the brand name ArisCel. Under the MoU, Ghanaian company, Celltel Networks, is the concept developer, RAC...

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Nurturing future leaders of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Nurturing future leaders of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

February 15, 2019 • Features, GeneralComments (0)

Being amidst a revolution that has been recognised as an era with ‘the potential to connect billions of people, drastically improve the efficiency of business and have the ability to regenerate the natural environment through more effective asset...

Why CEO’s need to take advantage of Big Data

February 15, 2019 • GeneralComments (0)

Many business owners and CEOs have introduced Big Data into their operations, yet few can leverage it for a competitive advantage. According to the PwC 22nd annual survey launched at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, CEOs are still failing to...

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Blockchain, AR and VR highlighted as emerging ICT trends

February 13, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, GeneralComments (0)

2018 saw spectrum release discussions for a faster LTE network, increasing communication reach in rural areas and enterprises across industries embracing innovative technologies such as Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)....

Culture can be an accelerator of digital transformation – Gartner

February 11, 2019 • GeneralComments (0)

In an era of continuous change, a proactive and adaptive culture is a critical asset and CIOs will play a key role in establishing the right mindsets and practices. Gartner, Inc. predicts that by 2021, CIOs will be as responsible for culture change as...

Digital Afrique Telecom launches a smart card system in Côte d'Ivoire

Digital Afrique Telecom launches smart card system in Côte d’Ivoire

February 11, 2019 • General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Digital Afrique Telecom (DAT) announced the launch of a Smart Card and Ticketing system to enable Ivorian public transport users to board over 700 buses every day through contactless cards. This smart ticketing service allows each passenger of SOTRA, the...

Apple rewards the 14-year-old who discovered the FaceTime bug

Apple rewards 14-year-old who discovered the FaceTime bug

February 10, 2019 • GeneralComments (0)

After deploying a fix for its notorious FaceTime bug, Apple is compensating the boy who discovered it in the first place. A 14-year-old high school student named Grant Thompson from Tucson, Arizona was the first to pick up on the FaceTime bug. Thompson...

South Korea wants to partner on African tech

February 8, 2019 • GeneralComments (0)

In partnership with the African Development Bank, Korea is ready to step up technology transfers to Africa. Speaking at a meeting on potential technology partnerships between Korea and Africa, representatives of Busan Metropolitan City, Busan Techno Park, and...

SONA2019: Ramaphosa reveals plans to fast track technology

South Africa: parliament.gov will livestream SONA

February 4, 2019 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The South African State of the Nation Address (SONA) will take place on Thursday, 7 February, at 7 pm and will be live-streamed on the official Parliament website. Live streaming will make the address available to citizens who are unable to access the live...

IT News Africa: Most Read Articles of the Week

February 3, 2019 • General, Top StoriesComments (0)

January has gone by and has brought us a fascinating range of technology trends and breaking news. This week we look at some of the hottest stories in the world of tech. From new innovations and upcoming smartphones, growing economies to emerging start-ups....

Nigerians will start paying for e-ID card in 2022

Nigerians will start paying for e-ID card in 2022

February 3, 2019 • General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), has on Thursday, January 31, declared that the payment for the national identity card would begin in 2022. The e-ID card will integrate existing identity database into government institutions and enable...

Leveraging technology to boost productivity

Leveraging technology to boost productivity

January 25, 2019 • Features, GeneralComments Off on Leveraging technology to boost productivity

There can be little doubt that the SA economy today is not in the kind of state that makes doing business easy. According to Stats SA, the economy slipped into recession during Q2 of 2018, shrinking by 0.7% quarter-on-quarter, something which followed a...

Microsoft Office is up on the App Store

Microsoft Office goes up on the App Store

January 25, 2019 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft Office goes up on the App Store

The Microsoft Office suite of programs has been made available on Apple’s Mac App Store. All of the most commonly used Microsoft programs like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, and OneDrive are now available to Mac users via the App Store instead...

High-capacity microwave is a key enabler for 5G says Ericsson

High-capacity microwave is a key enabler for 5G says Ericsson

January 24, 2019 • GeneralComments Off on High-capacity microwave is a key enabler for 5G says Ericsson

With 5G bringing in new possibilities for operators across the globe, a higher capacity microwave backhaul becomes even more important to ensure high-quality mobile broadband. This year’s Ericsson Microwave Outlook report discusses how this demand can be...

The ‘AI effect’ in daily lives will continue in 2019

The ‘AI effect’ in daily lives will continue in 2019

January 22, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, General, Southern AfricaComments Off on The ‘AI effect’ in daily lives will continue in 2019

The role and impact of AI made headlines last year, and this was most notable during major shopping dates. The Far East’s 24-hour shopping extravaganza saw Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba clock up a record US$31 billion in sales.1 It’s estimated...

Top tech trends that will drive digital transformation in 2019

Top tech trends that will drive digital transformation in 2019

January 21, 2019 • Digital Transformation, GeneralComments Off on Top tech trends that will drive digital transformation in 2019

  Digital transformation was all anyone could talk about in 2018, a trend that will undoubtedly continue in the new year. But, how far have local companies actually come in pursuit of their digital transformation goals? A study conducted in early 2018 by...