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A sneak peek of the HP Elite Dragonfly

October 10, 2019 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

HP has officially unveiled its sub-one-kilogram ultralight premium PC, the Dragonfly – designed to push work and life boundaries for mobile business professionals. “A PC should provide freedom, adapt, and transform how and where today’s business professionals work,” says John Geypen, Southern and Central Africa Manager at HP. “HP innovation is...

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Facebook fights fake news in 10 Countries across Sub-Saharan Africa

October 10, 2019 • Company News, General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Earlier this week, Facebook announced that it plans on expanding its Third-Party Fact-Checking programme to 10 additional African countries. In partnership with Agence France-Presse (AFP), the France 24 Observers, Pesa Check and Dubawa, this programme forms...

Airtel and Mastercard expand digital banking services across 14 African countries

October 10, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telecoms and mobile money services provider, Airtel Africa announced that it is partnering with Mastercard to give over 100 million Airtel Africa mobile phone users across 14 African countries access to Mastercard’s global network. Through this...

INTERVIEW: Are humans the last line of defence when it comes to cybersecurity?

October 9, 2019 • People, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Cybercriminals know that it is far easier to access systems by ‘hacking-the-human’ than it is to go through technology. According to security software company Trend Micro, a staggering 91% of successful breaches started with attacks that were...

7 things you should know about the Huawei Watch GT 2

October 9, 2019 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Tech giant, Huawei announced on Tuesday, 8 October 2019, that its new fitness wearable, the Huawei Watch GT 2 is coming to South Africa on 17 October 2019. This smartwatch marks another big improvement in helping users enhance their quality of life and...

Cellulant unveils Africa’s newest payments super app, Tingg

October 9, 2019 • Finance, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

African fintech company, Cellulant officially launched Tingg, an all-in-one, multi-functional consumer super app on Tuesday, 8 October 2019. The ‘super-app’ combines an array of payment, commerce and financial services onto a single online...

Avaya to showcase industry-first solutions at GITEX 2019

GITEX 2019: Avaya partners with healthcare provider to transform the patient experience

October 9, 2019 • Company News, Features, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments (0)

At Gitex 2019 in Dubai, King Fahad Medical City (KFMC) announced that is has partnered with Avaya to build a unified contact centre that will transform healthcare delivery in the UAE. “One of the biggest technical challenges at KFMC is the ability to...

GITEX 2019: Nokia strikes deal with OmniClouds

October 9, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Company News, Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

At GITEX 2019, Nokia unveiled that its Nuage Networks SD-WAN 2.0 solution has been implemented by OmniClouds, a cloud service provider and migrator, to improve and optimise cloud connectivity for enterprise customers throughout the Europe, Middle East and...

Avaya to showcase industry-first solutions at GITEX 2019

GITEX 2019: AI bots set to transform the banking industry

October 8, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Features, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mashreq, a leading financial institution in the UAE, announced on Tuesday, 8 October 2019, that it has partnered with Avaya and Koopid to recreate its banking experience – the transformation focusses on customer experience, including self-service...

The new Nokia 105 is coming to South Africa

October 8, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, announced on Monday, 7 October 2019, that the all-new fourth generation feature phone – the Nokia 105 – is launching in South Africa. Packing a lasting battery, an island key mat and a 1.77” colour screen with...

INTERVIEW: The future of work in South Africa

October 8, 2019 • Careers, Digital Transformation, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Given the speed at which technological innovations take place, the skilled technology worker of the future is someone who has a markedly different skill set to those required just a few years ago. While a career path in the IT space is a promising one, how...

Cellcom selects Parallel Wireless for network expansion

Parallel Wireless and Vodafone deploy OpenRAN pilot in DRC

October 7, 2019 • Company News, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

US-based OpenRAN company, Parallel Wireless, announced on Monday, 7 October 2019, that telecoms company, Vodafone has deployed a macro Parallel Wireless OpenRAN pilot in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The trial is part of a Telecom Infra Project...

GITEX 2019: AI Drone solution takes to the sky

October 7, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Digital Transformation, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Tech security solutions company, Esharah Etisalat has launched its latest drones designed for public safety at GITEX 2019; an annual exhibition taking place from the 6th to the 10th of October in Dubai. Drones play an important role in work processes where...

GITEX 2019: Avaya and Microsoft collaboration set to expand contact centre cloud solutions

October 7, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

Global communications company, Avaya took to the GITEX Technology Week stage to announce that it plans on bringing contact centre services to the cloud thanks to its new partnership with Microsoft. The new Avaya IX-CC offering will be available on Azure,...

INTERVIEW: Surviving the Digital App-ocalypse

October 4, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Online & Social, People, Top StoriesComments Off on INTERVIEW: Surviving the Digital App-ocalypse

It has been predicted that by 2025, the mobile industry will have 5.9 billion unique mobile subscribers or 71% of the expected population of the Earth. In a landscape where competition is already rife, app developers are facing a new threat: the rise of the...

Samsung Pay and Finablr partnership offers 3 key consumer benefits

October 4, 2019 • Finance, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Samsung Pay and Finablr partnership offers 3 key consumer benefits

Global payments platform, Finablr has partnered up with Samsung in a bid to facilitate cross-border payments through Samsung Pay. The in-app money transfer company provides secure payments for up to 47 countries through a variety of payout methods, all within...