Open-Tec, an expert in compliant data management, has opened a new office in South Africa to service the Southern African and sub-Saharan marketplace. The company, which already operates in the UK, sees Southern Africa as a prime region for companies needing to comply with business legislation through its...
DELTA Partners, a DUBAI-based telecommunications advisory firm, has launched an R825 million equity fund, as it continues with its plans to invest in South Africa. The firm is now on the market, to seek telecommmunications players, in which it will invest that amount R825m, with the...
The annual "IBM Next Five in Five" is a list of innovations that have the potential to change the way people work, live and play over the next five years: Energy saving solar technology will be built into asphalt, paint and windows You will have a crystal ball for your health You...
ONE of the world's leading electronics producer, Panasonic, has slashed its annual profit forecast by 90 percent, due to the stronger Japanese yen, unpredictable sales and heavy discounting. Panasonic Corp. said Thursday that it now expects 30 billion yen ($316 million) in net profit for the fiscal year ending...
NIGERIAN government is set to host a seminar on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the capital Abuja on Tuesday next week, with a view to improve technology in the less privileged communities. The seminar, organized by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), is...
Amidst the concerns of the lack of ICT skills across the whole of Africa, there are however a myriad of small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) that have entered the market and manage to sustain themselves. These SMMEs not only create job opportunities for those skilled ICT resources we do...
Agilysys, and Business Connexion announced their strategic business partnership at the Soccerex 2008 business convention, held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The partnership brings together Business Connexion, a leading integrator of ICT solutions in South Africa and one of Africa’s largest black empowered ICT companies, and Agilysys,...
O3b Networks, Ltd the developer of the new fiber-quality, satellite-based, global Internet backbone for telecommunications operators and Internet Service Providers announced today that Netcom Africa, Nigeria's leading telecommunications services supplier, has signed a multi-year contract for service. Under the terms of the agreement, Netcom Africa will use O3b Networks...
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) seeking to tap into the vast telecommunications industry should create rapport with large firms by offering support services. A consultancy report by Summit Strategy projects that local mobile companies are expected to invest $6 billion into the market over the next three years...
In times when paying our bills becomes more difficult, South African Internet Service Provider (ISP) Interprise, together with a venture capital company has launched MyISP, a free Internet service focussed on the consumer marketplace. This new service is geared towards those users that require online connectivity for basic uses...
THE Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa (USAASA) together with Microsoft have come up with an innovative initiative which seeks to offer people living in underserved communities across South Africa access to technology and skills that will increase their employability. The partnership includes the establishment of new community...
AS worldwide demand for secondary computers exceeds supply, Africa and the Middle East (MEA) have emerged as the fastest growing regions in terms of demand for the gadgets. "The demand for secondary PCs in emerging regions, such as Eastern Europe, MEA, Latin America and parts of Asia/Pacific, is likely to...
KENYAN Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Thursday (today) called on mobile phone service providers to lower tariffs to promote the usage cellphones in the country. Odinga said Kenyans were concerned that telephone charges, especially for roaming services, were beyond the reach of many. He expressed confidence that increased competition in the...
ANALYSTS believe the South African government's move not to appeal against a Supreme Court ruling over an earlier court decision to allow self-provisioning, gave the South African telecommunications sector the potential to become one of the most progressive and competitive in the world. "With the threat of a successful...
THE 2008 edition of Security Africa Summit, where the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry is represented kicks off in Johannesburg, South Africa. The international event is proving extremely popular also with the leading banks, airports, petroleum companies, pharmaceutical, retail and governmental organizations and organizers hope to build on last...
MTN Group will soon be offering high-end smartphones for less than $40. The Group has dispatched engineers to China to find mobile phones that can also be sold for $10 in Africa. Nigeria exchange news today quoted an unnamed spokeswoman for the group as saying, “MTN is investigating the possibility...
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