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Nigeria: Microsoft’s new country manager.

August 11, 2008 • Top StoriesComments (3)

Microsoft appointed Emmanuel Onyeje, to be the new country manager in Nigeria. Emmanuel will be replacing Chinenye Mba-Uzoukwu who left the company to pursue personal interests...

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Integr8 IT cleans up at Microsoft Awards

August 8, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Integr8 IT cleans up at Microsoft Awards

Integr8 IT, South Africa’s largest privately owned national BEE ICT network integration and infrastructure management specialist, has won the Networking Infrastructure Solutions Award and Customer Experience Award for 2008 at the annual Microsoft Partner...

Red Hat opens office in SA

August 8, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Red Hat opens office in SA

Red Hat has opened an office in South Africa to be able to be able to persuade more companies to use free-to-use open-source systems...

Google launches African News

August 8, 2008 • Top StoriesComments (2)

Google has launched its Google news service in English for nine African countries, that has customized versions of its news services will allow these countries to grow their readership...

Nokia’s big plans for Africa

August 8, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia’s big plans for Africa

Nokia is said to be opening a unit in Africa which will allow them to carry out research of their products and services across the African continent...

Telewest and ECT expands call centre

August 8, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Telewest and ECT expands call centre

Virgin Media Group has expanded their relationship with European Computer Telecoms (ECT) that will include enhancements to hosted call centre applications, new applications for call recordings and a strategic partnership...

LG – Handset Plant in Kenya

August 7, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on LG – Handset Plant in Kenya

LG Electronics is considering building a handset plant in Kenya in 2009 with a yearly production capacity reaching about one million handsets. LG has however not revealed all the details concerning this project. It is speculated that LG will build a meeting...

Riverbed receives award

August 7, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Riverbed receives award

Riverbed, the technology and market leader in wide area data services, announced today that its steelhead appliances has been awarded a silver medal in the ‘2008 Editors Best Award’ in the category by Penton Media’s Window IT Pro magazine...

BT signs contract with Gulf DTH

August 6, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on BT signs contract with Gulf DTH

BT, one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions and services operating in 170 countries, has announced today that it has signed a five year contract with Gulf DTH, the company that owns and operates Showtime Arabia, leading pay-TV...

YouTube’s Olympics Coverage to 77 countries.

August 5, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on YouTube’s Olympics Coverage to 77 countries.

YouTube, the first website to get permission, will broadcast news and videos of the Beijing Olympic Games to 77 countries, directed primarily to Africa, Asia and the Middle East. These 77 countries including South Korea, India and Nigeria will have no other...

Facebook’s rapid growth in SA

August 5, 2008 • Top StoriesComments (1)

The social networking site Facebook is growing rapidly within South Africa. South Africa is amongst the fastest growing countries using Facebook, growing around 33% within the last six months...

Ghana’s Telecom Policies Slammed

August 4, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Ghana’s Telecom Policies Slammed

The Ghanaian policies have been slammed by Professor Nii Narku Quaynor, the convener of the African Network Operation Group for discouraging local participation in the telecommunication sector ...

Leisure market clicking furiously to be 2010 ready

August 4, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Leisure market clicking furiously to be 2010 ready

By Dawie Hanekom, Marketing Director at Sulaco New Media As the country prepares to host one of international football’s most prestigious tournaments, the FIFA World Cup, a number of industries are gearing up to take maximum advantage of commercial...

Vittorio Colao takes over at Vodafone

July 31, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Vittorio Colao takes over at Vodafone

Deputy chief executive Vittorio Colao has become the boss of Vodafone after taking on the role held by Arun Sarin for the past five years. The handover at the company’s annual meeting came as shareholders voted on Vodafone’s £1 billion share...

Sahara streamlines its ERP to better manage growth

July 31, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Sahara streamlines its ERP to better manage growth

The Sahara Group has announced its intention to restructure its subsidiary portfolio as part of its strategy to manage and leverage off higher levels of growth it continues to experience...

East African states discuss ICT policy harmonization

July 30, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on East African states discuss ICT policy harmonization

East African states are meeting in Nairobi to discuss plans for regional ICT policy harmonization and to determine if and how a single regulation policy can be applied uniformly...