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  • Gartner: “CIOs & CDOs must digitally remaster organisations”

    February 2, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on Gartner: “CIOs & CDOs must digitally remaster organisations”

    Many industries have already been disrupted and redefined by digitalisation. As the digital revolution progresses, it will create an even greater need for new information management roles as business units rush to harness the digital opportunities of big...

  • Will Digital Finance play a bigger role in SA in 2015?

    February 2, 2015 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Will Digital Finance play a bigger role in SA in 2015?

    Digital finance services will become increasingly tailored to the digital channel and will play a significantly larger role in 2015, as more and more South Africans look outside of mainstream financial institutions to meet their financial needs. This is...

  • Cellphones

    Ghana: Mobile subscriptions rise above 30 Million

    February 2, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Ghana: Mobile subscriptions rise above 30 Million

    According to latest statistics from Ghana’s regulator the National Communications Authority (NCA), Ghana’s mobile phone subscriptions grew by 0.47 percent in December 2014 to 30.6 million from 30.22 million in November. According to the report,...

  • Nigeria: Harsh business environment to blame for Bitflux delay

    February 2, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Harsh business environment to blame for Bitflux delay

    Back in February 2014, the Bitflux Consortium won the 2.3GHz spectrum license in Nigeria; however, it has now blamed the harsh business environment for its delay in rolling out the operation. According to ThisDay, CEO of VDT Communications, Biodun Omoniyi,...

  • Solidarity concerned over redundancies occurring at MTN

    February 2, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Solidarity concerned over redundancies occurring at MTN

    According to reports, trade union Solidarity has expressed its concern over potential retrenchments at mobile operator MTN. Solidarity revealed that the latest cuts would likely affect approximately 578 of the telecom providers employees. MTN made an...

  • Will the Internet of Things bring new data availability challenges?

    February 2, 2015 • Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Will the Internet of Things bring new data availability challenges?

    The move towards the “Internet of Things” (IoT) – in which everything from fridges and TVs to running shoes and wristwatches are connected to the Internet – will create new data availability challenges for individuals and companies alike....

  • IT News Africa

    IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

    January 30, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

    January 2015 has been quite a month. Not only did popular social media networks Facebook and Instagram face downtime this month, but IBM has also been placed in the spotlight for allegedly preparing for the largest employee cull in history. Also gracing the...

  • Pervasive connectivity still a pipe dream in Africa?

    Kenya: CA seeks to identify ICT access gaps

    January 30, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: CA seeks to identify ICT access gaps

    The Communications Authority of Kenya is seeking a consultant to identify regions facing challenges in access to ICT services as it prepares to implement the Universal Service Fund’s functions, this according to The Star. According to the report, the CA...

  • Africa's smartphone market declines despite strong performance

    Mobile Streams moves forward into Africa

    January 30, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile Streams moves forward into Africa

    Mobile Streams revealed in its latest trading update that revenues for its fiscal first half to end December 2014 fell to GBP 18.5 million from 27.1 million the year before, and was pulled down by the continued devaluation of the Argentinian Peso. Earnings...

  • Dell unveils 4K Ultra HD 15-Inch Mobile Workstation

    January 30, 2015 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Dell unveils 4K Ultra HD 15-Inch Mobile Workstation

    According to device manufacturer Dell, it has been listening to consumer feedback and has responded by incorporating new features into its flagship mobile workstation the Dell Precision M3800. The company revealed that the device now has a 4K Ultra HD touch...

  • TomTom expands global map footprint & services

    January 29, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on TomTom expands global map footprint & services

    TomTom (TOM2) has revealed map updates around the globe, increasing coverage and improving features for all business customers. TomTom’s global map database now covers over 44 million kilometres and 4.2 billion people worldwide, and features full navigable...

  • FillApp

    Fuel alert app FillApp hits South Africa

    January 29, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on Fuel alert app FillApp hits South Africa

    According to application developer TouchFoundry its latest application dubbed “FillApp” is set to save consumers money when it comes to the recent volatility price of fuel in South Africa. According to the developer, many South Africans find...

  • smart homes

    Are smart homes becoming easy prey for hackers?

    January 29, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Are smart homes becoming easy prey for hackers?

    While the increasing use of home automation technology to create your version of a ‘smart house’ may be all the trend and seem practical, Richard Keymer Head of Pre-sales at SecureData Africa warns of the flipside in that once an automation system is...

  • New IBM software service address need for more transparency in AI decision making

    Is IBM set to perform the largest employee cull in history?

    January 28, 2015 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Is IBM set to perform the largest employee cull in history?

    According to a report published on Forbes, IBM is set to perform the largest corporate employee cull in history. The report comes from long-time Silicon Valley journalist Robert X. Cringely. According to Cringley, 110 000 jobs could be on the line if the...

  • Telecom Namibia to complete phase 1 of fibre grid in Q1

    January 28, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Telecom Namibia to complete phase 1 of fibre grid in Q1

    Telecom Namibia has stated that plans are at an advanced stage to construct a fibre-based network to connect all regional capitals in the country. Telecom Namibia’s senior manager of corporate communications, Oiva Angula, said that the construction of...

  • Facebook denies social network hack

    January 28, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Facebook denies social network hack

    On 27 January 2015 social networking platforms Facebook, Instagram and Tinder suffered an hour long outage. The outage resulted in Facebook and Instagram users within Africa, as well as the rest of the world, being unable to connect to these services. While...