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Vodacom Business launches its 2019 Internet of Things (IoT) Barometer

Vodacom Business launches its 2019 Internet of Things (IoT) Barometer

March 15, 2019 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Vodacom Business announced findings of its latest Internet of Things (IoT) Barometer 2019. In its sixth year, the IoT Barometer highlights a clear picture of how non-adopters of IoT business will have fallen behind rivals within a few years. The Barometer also serves as a guide in terms of what’s happening around the world across [&hellip...

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REVIEW: ASUS ZenBook 15

REVIEW: ASUS ZenBook 15 – Is this your next laptop?

March 14, 2019 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

The ASUS ZenBook 15 is one of the latest laptops in the ASUS ZenBook line of devices. Inside the box, you can find a 90-watt charger, a padded sleeve for the device to slip into, and a cleaning cloth. There aren’t any additional accessories for the...

Vox enhances IoT offering with Activate partnership

Vox enhances IoT offering with Activate partnership

March 14, 2019 • Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments (0)

Integrated ICT and infrastructure provider Vox has entered into a strategic partnership with the Activate Group to expand its Internet of Things (IoT) product offering. “As an organisation, we have been making significant investments in the IoT sector...

Rwandan entrepreneurs benefit from Alibaba training programme

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

Alibaba Business School, Alibaba Group’s university, last week hosted 30 Rwanda-based entrepreneurs at the company’s global headquarter in Hanghzou to learn from Alibaba’s experience and the tools needed to run successful business in the digital era....

Vodafone Ghana to rollout 4G network on March 19

March 14, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Vodafone Ghana has announced that it will launch its 4G network service across major cities in Ghana on Tuesday, 19 March 2019. The Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Ghana, Yolanda Cuba, revealed at the pre-launch that the technical team of the company have...

Frost & Sullivan announces findings of global Silver Peak sponsored global SD-WAN survey

March 14, 2019 • Sponsored, Top StoriesComments (0)

Global market research and consulting firm, Frost & Sullivan, has recently announced the findings of a global end-user market survey sponsored by leading software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solution provider, Silver Peak. The survey offers...

89 per cent of South African organisations want to adopt cloud-Veritas study

89 per cent of South African organisations want to adopt cloud-Veritas study

March 13, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The latest report conducted by Veritas reveals that 89 per cent of South African organisations want to adopt cloud services. However, the adoption of cloud is hindered by contradicting views on cost. The research was conducted independently by Coleman Parkes,...

SYSPRO sponsors IoT Forum Africa 2019

March 13, 2019 • Events, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments (0)

SYSPRO has come on-board as a sponsor of the IoT Forum Africa 2019, which is set to take place on 26 – 27 March 2019 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. Returning for the third year, IOTFA2019 will assemble the finest...

Vodacom empowers unemployed youth with ICT skills

Vodacom empowers unemployed youth with ICT skills

March 13, 2019 • Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Vodacom has announced that 367 unemployed young people will be graduating with certified diplomas in Information Technology Technical Support from the Vodacom Youth Academy during March and April this year. The Vodacom Foundation founded the Youth Academy in...

YouTube Music launches in South Africa

March 13, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

YouTube has launched a new music streaming service called YouTube Music in South Africa. The service offers music videos, official albums, singles, remixes, live performances, covers and hard-to-find music you can only get on YouTube. YouTube Music offers a...

Huawei set to roll out Y6 Prime device in Kenya

March 13, 2019 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Huawei Y6 Prime 2019 is set to be the Chinese device maker’s second budget smartphone to be launched in the country this year, after the launch of another Y-series smartphone, the Huawei Y7 Prime 2019. When it launches next week, the Huawei Y6 Prime...

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Apple expected to launch television and video service

March 12, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

Apple Inc on Monday invited media to a March 25 event at the Steve Jobs Theater on its campus in Cupertino, California, where it is expected to launch a television and video service. Sources previously told Reuters that the company is targeting April for the...

Spaza shop fintech closes a gap in this R40bn cash market

Spaza shop fintech closes gap in $2.8bn cash market

March 12, 2019 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

It is estimated that the spaza shop market in South Africa is valued at around R40 billion per year and that 90% or more of the transactions are in cash. This market is growing at around 10% each year. Despite this alarming statistic of unaccounted cash,...

20 African start ups enter World Bank Group tech acceleration program

20 African startups enter World Bank Group tech acceleration program

March 12, 2019 • Finance, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Twenty Francophone African tech startups will participate in the L’Afrique Excelle residency in Mali, a full-week boot camp set to kick off the Francophone edition of the World Bank Group’s XL Africa, tech start-up accelerator. From 24 to 30 March,...

FlySafair passengers can now receive their boarding passes via WhatsApp

FlySafair passengers can now receive their boarding passes via WhatsApp

March 12, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

FlySafair has announced that its passengers will now have the option to send their boarding passes88h to their phones via WhatsApp, once they’ve completed the check-in process. This will be beneficial to passengers who have not made the booking...

Winch Energy lights up 24 Villages in Sierra Leone

Winch Energy lights up 24 villages in Sierra Leone

March 12, 2019 • Mining & Energy, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Winch Energy has announced that it has signed a contract with the Ministry of Energy in Sierra Leone; to provide electricity to 24 towns and villages in northern Sierra Leone through solar mini-grids as part of a public-private partnership project. The Rural...