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Blogging Goes Mobile in Africa

September 1, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Blogging Goes Mobile in Africa

The lack of infrastructure in Africa is keeping the information superhighway from much of the continent...

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Mobile Phones now cheaper in Ghana

September 1, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile Phones now cheaper in Ghana

Ghana’s decision to waive taxes on mobile phones is yielding positive results.Mobile phones on the market are now cheaper and more Ghanaians are having access to them...

Microsoft certifies Preserv8 as the first S+S email archiving product

September 1, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft certifies Preserv8 as the first S+S email archiving product

Preserv8TM, an e-mail archive retention and unified messaging platform developed by Integr8 IS (Pty) Ltd., an associate company within the Integr8 Group, has emerged as the first e-mail archiving “Software plus Services”, independent software vendor...

Private equity in East Africa on growth path

September 1, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Private equity in East Africa on growth path

East Africa’s investment and venture capital markets are set for a revolution with the establishment of the Africa Technology Media and Telecoms (ATMT) Fund...

Nigerian springs Vodacom surprise

August 29, 2008 • Top StoriesComments (2)

ONE of Nigeria’s wealthiest entrepreneurs has made a surprise bid to Telkom, proposing to create a pan-African telecoms giant by marrying Telkom’s 50% stake in Vodacom with Nigeria’s cellular operator Globacom. The bid threatens to disrupt a plan...

IDS Software forays into Nigeria

August 29, 2008 • Top StoriesComments (1)

IDS Software, provider of integrated IT solutions for the hospitality industry, has forayed into the Nigerian market to make available its services in that country.IDS Software has partnered Nigerian ValuePlus Software, a banking software solutions company...

ITNewsAfrica.com appoints new editor

August 29, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on ITNewsAfrica.com appoints new editor

ITNewsAfrica.com Africa’s independent media portal fully dedicated to ICT affairs is proud to announce the appointment of its new Online Editor; Samuel Mungadze. Mungadze is a qualified journalist with years of experience in the Media Industry. His working...

Malawi lags behind in internet use

August 29, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Malawi lags behind in internet use

Owing to the lack of adequate infrastructure and high costs, Malawi still lags behind in the use of internet. Malawi’s minister of labour Davis Katsonga was speaking in the country’s capital Lilongwe during the opening of the 3rd annual connecting...

Naspers invests $10 million in BuzzCity

August 29, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Naspers invests $10 million in BuzzCity

South African media giant, Naspers, has partnered with a mobile networking and advertising start-up based in Singapore, BuzzCity with a $10 million investment...

Mozambican computer assembly plant ready for operation in September

August 29, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Mozambican computer assembly plant ready for operation in September

Sahara Computers, together with the Mozambican government, has confirmed that work on the planned computer assembly plant is expected to be completed by September ...

Rwanda: Kagame challenges African ICT investors

August 28, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Rwanda: Kagame challenges African ICT investors

The Rwandan President, Paul Kagame has challenged African investors to invest more in the ICT sector. Kagame said this yesterday while officiating at the official launch of Chinese owned Star Africa Media at Jali hill in the Rwandan Gasabo district...

Africa Still Hampered by Lack of Geographical Data

August 28, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Africa Still Hampered by Lack of Geographical Data

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) could play a vital role in improving agriculture and boosting food security in Africa. However, only a few African countries are capable of developing such systems, partly because of a lack of basic geographical data...

Dell targets small businesses and governments

August 28, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Dell targets small businesses and governments

Dell has unveiled two new Vostro laptops and two desktops designed specifically for small businesses, governments and educational institutions operating on limited budgets in India and the emerging economies...

Microsoft SA appoints new MD

August 28, 2008 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft SA appoints new MD

Microsoft has appointed experienced industry executive Mteto Nyati to head up its SA subsidiary. Nyati, who assumes his new position on September 1, comes to Microsoft from a 12-year career at IBM, where he was the director of IBM Global Technology Services...

Opera comes to Africa via MTN

August 28, 2008 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

Mobile browser specialist Opera has announced a partnership with MTN, one of Africa’s leading networks.Mobile entertainment reported that the deal will see Opera Mini software, which it says is used by 15.8 million mobile web surfers worldwide, offered as...

Fortinet wins Frost & Sullivan award

August 28, 2008 • Top StoriesComments Off on Fortinet wins Frost & Sullivan award

Fortinet, a pioneer and provider of unified threat management (UTM) solutions, has announced that global market research firm Frost & Sullivan has bestowed on the company the “Global Competitive Strategy Leadership of the Year” best practices award...