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Ageing networks can hamper cloud performance

Ageing networks can hamper cloud performance

June 20, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments (0)

The cloud, IoT and even hyper-converged infrastructure require a robust and solid network to relay the information to and from the datacentre they are connected to. But an old, legacy network can severely hamper this and lead to downtime and sub-standard connections, which is why Netshield South Africa is offering businesses an alternative, to ripping...

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Naspers invests in South African tech start-up, SweepSouth

June 20, 2019 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Thursday, 20 June 2019, Naspers Foundry announced its first deal, with a $2.4 million investment in South African tech startup, SweepSouth. The startup is an online cleaning services platform that connects clients to trusted and reliable domestic cleaners....

Sasfin establishes council for financial industry

South Africa: Sasfin establishes council for financial industry

June 20, 2019 • Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Financial services provider, Sasfin has established a Digital Advisory Council to provide the market with expertise and insights on trends shaping the use of technology in financial services. Headed by the founder of World Wide Worx, Arthur Goldstuck the...

Facebook’s new cryptocurrency: Here are 6 things you need to know

June 20, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Earlier this week, Facebook unveiled details behind its long-anticipated cryptocurrency, Libra. The company’s new digital platform is said to allow users to send and spend money at a next-to-nothing fee. While the coin hasn’t been made public just yet,...

Chika Nwaogu, CEO and creator of Playfre

Playfre, Nigeria’s answer to Spotify, achieves 100,000 streams two weeks after its launch

June 20, 2019 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Playfre, Africa’s first indigenous music streaming platform, has recorded 100,00 streams just two weeks after it launched. Playfre was launched on 1 May 2019 as a free music streaming platform that allows Africans to access over 45 million songs. The...

instax mini LiPlay launches in South Africa

FUJIFILM instax mini LiPlay launches in South Africa

June 19, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

FUJIFILM introduced its latest instant camera, the instax mini LiPlay at the FUJIFILM PrintLife Exhibition, currently taking place at Sandton City in Johannesburg. Featuring never before seen in FUJIFILM’s line-up of point, shoot and print cameras, the...

40% of people would ditch social media to guarantee data privacy, study says

40% of people would ditch social media to guarantee data privacy, study says

June 19, 2019 • Online & Social, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Fears surrounding protecting digital privacy have made consumers more anxious about the use and distribution of their personal information on the Internet. And a recent report by Kaspersky Lab called ‘The true value of digital privacy: are consumers selling...

The Nokia 3.2 with upgraded features launches in South Africa

The Nokia 3.2 launches in South Africa

June 19, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The home of Nokia phones, HMD Global, has announced that starting from the 19 June 2019 the Nokia 3.2 will be available for purchase from Vodacom stores and retail partners for an estimated price of R2,399.00 or R179 per month. The device is available in...

Is Facebook the future of cryptocurrencies in emerging markets?

Is Facebook the future of cryptocurrencies in emerging markets?

June 19, 2019 • Finance, General, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, Facebook revealed the white paper for its highly anticipated cryptocurrency, ‘Libra’. As stated in an article by CNN’s Ben Brown, the tech giant claims that the crypto is “built on a secure, scalable and reliable blockchain,...

Visa B2B Connect launches globally

June 19, 2019 • Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Visa has announced the launch of their B2B connect network. The aim is to give financial institutions the ability to process corporate payments anywhere in the world. The Visa B2B Connect launch will initially cover more than 30 global trade channels, with...

Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge applications now open in Africa

Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge applications now open in Africa

June 18, 2019 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge is now accepting application submissions from news organisations in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey. The organisations need to address increasing engagement with readers and/or exploring new business...

Only 19% of South Africans fully understand cryptocurrencies, study reveals

Only 19% of South Africans fully understand cryptocurrencies, study reveals

June 18, 2019 • Finance, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kaspersky has released a survey that reveals just how little of the South African population fully understands the workings of cryptocurrencies, despite there being considerable interest in this fairly new technology. In the report titled ‘Uncharted...

Jumia empowers Nigerian women through eCommerce

June 18, 2019 • Online & Social, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigeria’s online shopping platform, Jumia, is attempting to bridge the ever-increasing unemployment gap by empowering young women. The company launched its ‘Women & Youth Empowerment’ pilot programme in Yaba, Lagos on Friday, 14th June...

Technology is a key driver of the modern employee experience

Technology is a key driver of the modern employee experience-study

June 18, 2019 • General, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to The Experience of Work: The Role of Technology in Productivity and Engagement, research conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) with sponsorship from Citrix, companies that use it to support new models for work and provide employees...

Nokia and UNICEF launch partnership to boost digital literacy in primary schools in Kenya

Nokia, UNICEF to boost digital literacy in primary schools in Kenya

June 14, 2019 • East Africa, Education, Top StoriesComments (0)

Nokia and the Finnish National Committee for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and UNICEF Kenya have launched a shared-value partnership during this year’s Nairobi Innovation Week, to increase equitable access to digital literacy for some of the...

GE Healthcare advances universal health coverage in Ghana

GE Healthcare advances universal health coverage in Ghana

June 14, 2019 • Healthcare, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

GE Healthcare hosted a two-day “Healthcare Dialogues” event in Ghana, bringing together public and private sectors’ industry stakeholders including policymakers, healthcare professionals, decision makers, academia, investors and financing...