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BlackBerry & Sharecare to accelerate consumer driven healthcare

January 12, 2016 • Healthcare, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on BlackBerry & Sharecare to accelerate consumer driven healthcare

BlackBerry Limited revealed at CES 2016 a partnership with Sharecare, a digital health and wellness engagement platform, to provide consumers with better and more secure insights into their health. Over 41 million people have shared more than 6 billion data points about their health status and habits with Sharecare, which uses that information to create...

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HTC and Under Armour unveil UA HealthBox

January 6, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, HealthcareComments Off on HTC and Under Armour unveil UA HealthBox

HTC and Under Armour unveiled UA HealthBox, a connected fitness system that measures, monitors, and manages the most important drivers of health and fitness – sleep, fitness, activity and nutrition. Designed and manufactured by HTC and powered by UA Record,...

Xoom expands reach in Africa

Top Predictions for FinTech, Mobile Money & Financial Inclusion in 2016

January 4, 2016 • Finance, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top Predictions for FinTech, Mobile Money & Financial Inclusion in 2016

Alix Murphy, Senior Mobile Analyst at global money transfer app WorldRemit, has put together her top 3 predictions for Mobile Money, FinTech and financial inclusion in 2016. The predictions can be found below: Predictions for 2016 1. Financial inclusion will...

Infrastructure Management Trends in South Africa

Are Cloud solutions taking over the financial institution landscape?

December 22, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Are Cloud solutions taking over the financial institution landscape?

Cloud-based services have become increasingly popular amongst large and small businesses.  This change in technology and regulation means that financial institutions are under pressure to source solutions that are flexible in meeting security risks. Banks...

Philips takes a deeper look at the future of African healthcare

December 1, 2015 • General, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Philips takes a deeper look at the future of African healthcare

At the Philips Africa Innovation Experience 2015, JJ van Dongen, CEO of Philips Africa highlighted some of the key technologies created by Royal Philips over the last year. The innovations showcased cut across a broad range of uses and industries, but the...

Financial Innovation Summit: A Vision for the Bank of Tomorrow

November 30, 2015 • Finance, Top Stories, VideoComments Off on Financial Innovation Summit: A Vision for the Bank of Tomorrow

Hosted by IT News Africa, and sponsored by Telkom and Hitachi Data Systems, the Financial Innovation Summit was held at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg. The Summit which was held on 28 October 2015 addressed the theme –...

Orange reinforces connectivity on the West African Coast

Financial inclusion is still met with a number of challenges in Africa

November 26, 2015 • East Africa, Finance, General, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Financial inclusion is still met with a number of challenges in Africa

One of the most life-altering and important drives in the developed world is the drive towards financial inclusion. While this drive may be derived from the incentive for banks to increase their customer base, it is to the advantage of the newly banked...

The youth prefers to bank smart with digital channels

Female tech entrepreneur develops on-demand network for financial advice

November 25, 2015 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Female tech entrepreneur develops on-demand network for financial advice

Riovic, which is a virtual financial advice service in South Africa, will – according to the startup – change financial services forever in South Africa. According to founder Naledi Mokoena: “The startup can be referred to as the Uber of...

2016 Global Connectivity Index

Huawei launches Green Energy Solution

November 24, 2015 • Company News, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei launches Green Energy Solution

AfricaCom 2015 saw Huawei Technologies introduce two new major solutions and partnerships: The Lampsite Partnership with mobile operator, Cell C was announced and the Telecom Green Energy Solution was introduced to exhibition delegates and media. The Migrate...

Financial Innovation Summit

Financial Innovation Summit: Transforming Financial Services with the Power of Analytics

November 19, 2015 • Finance, Top Stories, VideoComments Off on Financial Innovation Summit: Transforming Financial Services with the Power of Analytics

Hosted by IT News Africa, and sponsored by Telkom and Hitachi Data Systems, the Financial Innovation Summit was held at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg. The Summit which was held on 28 October 2015 addressed the theme –...

Syed Mansoor Ahmad

Big data analytics can help drive improved energy efficiency

November 19, 2015 • Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Big data analytics can help drive improved energy efficiency

The world we live in has become increasingly digital and connected, and we now have the ability to collect data from many new sources. Sophisticated sensor technology has given rise to the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication,...

Financial Innovation Summit

Financial Innovation Summit: Driving Innovation in Tough Economic Times

November 17, 2015 • Finance, Top Stories, VideoComments Off on Financial Innovation Summit: Driving Innovation in Tough Economic Times

Hosted by IT News Africa, and sponsored by Telkom and Hitachi Data Systems, the Financial Innovation Summit was held at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg. The Summit which was held on 28 October 2015 addressed the theme –...

Threat actor Muddy Water extends attacks towards government in Africa

Healthcare IT at risk from security-agnostic GenMobile side effects

November 17, 2015 • Healthcare, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Healthcare IT at risk from security-agnostic GenMobile side effects

Healthcare organisations are ill prepared for the high-risk mind-set of the GenMobile workforce, with a lack of security procedures in place to protect a new, more collaborative digital generation entering the workforce. The security threat study revealed...

Financial Innovation Summit

Financial Innovation Summit: Mobile Banking Revolution – Where are the Opportunities?

November 12, 2015 • Finance, Top Stories, VideoComments Off on Financial Innovation Summit: Mobile Banking Revolution – Where are the Opportunities?

Hosted by IT News Africa, and sponsored by Telkom and Hitachi Data Systems, the Financial Innovation Summit was held at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg. The Summit which was held on 28 October 2015 addressed the theme –...

IT – transforming the way services are delivered for the healthcare sector

November 12, 2015 • Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on IT – transforming the way services are delivered for the healthcare sector

Access to quality healthcare is considered a basic human right, however, the South African healthcare sector is faced with numerous challenges that impede this essential service delivery. A shortage of skilled doctors and nurses coupled with a rapidly growing...

In Pictures: Financial Innovation Summit 2015

October 29, 2015 • Events, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on In Pictures: Financial Innovation Summit 2015

Financial executives convened at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg for the Financial Innovation Summit – which was sponsored by Telkom and Hitachi Data Systems. The Summit, which was held on 28 October 2015, addressed the...