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Microsoft outlines Office 2016 apps and features

November 24, 2015 • Enterprise, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft outlines Office 2016 apps and features

According to Microsoft, the release of Office 2016 is one of the major ways in which the company is realising its ambitious goal of reinventing productivity and business processes in this mobile-first, cloud-first era. This, as technological advancement and trends such as social, mobile, analytics, and cloud (SMAC) have , according to the company,...

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Microsoft Translator to support Kiswahili

October 21, 2015 • Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft Translator to support Kiswahili

Microsoft has unveiled the launch of Kiswahili text translation which is, according to the company, the first African language to be supported by the company’s automatic translation service – Microsoft Translator. Microsoft revealed that the...

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MTN Business completes Hybrid Cloud offering with Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute

September 30, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Company News, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN Business completes Hybrid Cloud offering with Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute

MTN Business has taken another step in moving African enterprises closer to accessing cloud services. The company today announced it would offer Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute to its clientele. Customers can use Azure ExpressRoute as a value added service, to...

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Beta testers needed for new PlayStation 4 software update

August 24, 2015 • Gadgets and Gaming, SoftwareComments Off on Beta testers needed for new PlayStation 4 software update

Sony has revealed that for the next major system software update for PlayStation 4, it is running a beta program to test its functionality. The company stated that: “If you’d like a sneak peek at the features and help give us feedback on ways to...

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SAP software to help SMEs keep pace with business innovation

August 5, 2015 • Company News, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on SAP software to help SMEs keep pace with business innovation

SAP has expanded its cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) and business management software offering to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with the introduction of SAP Business ByDesign. The new solution was announced at a partner event held in...

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Connected car owners urged to update vehicle software

July 23, 2015 • Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Connected car owners urged to update vehicle software

Researchers reported a remote control vulnerability in connected cars. The demo remote attack was said to be performed on a Jeep Cherokee onboard computer. Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek from Wired.com were reported to have found the vulnerability in the...

The world of software is evolving from applications to platforms

June 23, 2015 • Enterprise, SoftwareComments (2)

The consumerisation of IT and the rise of social media and mobile apps are changing employees’ expectations of the software that they must use to do their jobs every day. That means that payroll and HR software vendors and the enterprises that use their...

HDS unveils new Software Defined Infrastructure Solutions lineup

May 25, 2015 • Company News, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on HDS unveils new Software Defined Infrastructure Solutions lineup

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation has announced a leap forward in its technology leadership for delivering software-defined infrastructures that enable customers to simplify IT and free data from traditional hardware and location constraints, making it more...

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Top 5 reasons to use licensed business software

April 17, 2015 • Lists, SoftwareComments Off on Top 5 reasons to use licensed business software

If you’re running a small business in Africa, which is on a tight budget, you might be tempted to think of pirating your accounting, ERP software, or image editing software as a harmless way to save a bit of money. Think again – that pirated software...

Nigeria: NITDA to train 600 youths in software & technology

December 3, 2014 • Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria: NITDA to train 600 youths in software & technology

The Subsidy Reinvestment Programme, SURE-P, has signed a partnership agreement with the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA to train a selected group of youths in the field of software and technology. According to vanguardngr.com, the...

RAM Group cuts downtime with new software

October 30, 2014 • Enterprise, SoftwareComments Off on RAM Group cuts downtime with new software

According to the the RAM Group, it has cut the time needed to back up the IT systems supporting its always-on business by 95%. RAM revealed that this was due to company using Veeam software. Group IT Manager, Lance Soller stated that: “Our IT platform is a...

Bridging the divide: The need for software & business analyst duality

October 27, 2014 • Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on Bridging the divide: The need for software & business analyst duality

Today’s complex and competitive business landscape is calling for a shift in the role of the software developer as we currently understand it. Increasingly, businesses are looking towards a particular hybrid of software developer and business analyst –...

Video Interview: Top 5 software challenges faced by SA companies – HP

October 24, 2014 • Software, Top Stories, VideoComments Off on Video Interview: Top 5 software challenges faced by SA companies – HP

As a veteran employee at HP, Lorna Hardie, in an exclusive interview with IT News Africa, details the top 5 software challenges faced by South African companies. At HP, Hardie is responsible for the end to end Management of the the HP Software team and...

Anti-virus software is just not enough anymore

September 29, 2014 • Opinion, Security, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Anti-virus software is just not enough anymore

Today’s society, globally and African-based, is always on, always connected – from PCs and notebooks to tablets, smartphones and even smart televisions and other devices – we have become used to accessing the Internet at will, wherever we are. While...

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Unlicensed software costing South Africa over R4 billion

June 30, 2014 • Software, Top StoriesComments (1)

A global software survey conducted by Business Software Alliance (BSA), in partnership with International Data Corporation (IDC), revealed that unlicensed software was installed on more than 43% of global PCs in 2013 rounding off to a commercial value of...

New Hitachi Data Systems technology delivers a business-defined approach for it infrastructure

April 24, 2014 • Company News, SoftwareComments Off on New Hitachi Data Systems technology delivers a business-defined approach for it infrastructure

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced exciting new technology to accelerate customer success with Business Defined IT – a closer linking of a company’s business and technology...