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Posts Tagged ‘IT News’

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

    AIS partners with IBM in SA

    September 30, 2014 • Company News, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on AIS partners with IBM in SA

    Assimilated Information Systems (AIS), a provider of software and IT solutions, has joined the IBM PartnerWorld Program as an Independent Software Vendor (ISV). The partnership will give the company access to a variety of IBM technologies, tools, and...

  • Internet

    South Africa: OpenWeb shakes up broadband market

    September 30, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: OpenWeb shakes up broadband market

    OpenWeb has launched Download Heaven, a service that, according to the company, guarantees its uncapped customers unshaped access. OpenWeb CEO, Keoma Wright, stated that: “Many ISP’s in South Africa leave much to be desired. Poor service, ongoing...

  • Web exploits threaten businesses

    September 30, 2014 • SecurityComments Off on Web exploits threaten businesses

    The Web is still the greatest attack surface and largest entry point for malicious code. These attacks usually happen via drive-by downloads, which see malware being downloaded and executed without the user even realising. “These threats make use of...

  • Pinnacle brings Huawei POL Hotel Solution to SA Hospitality Sector

    How to sell to the CIO

    September 29, 2014 • Events, Top StoriesComments Off on How to sell to the CIO

    If CIOs can trust your company’s sales executives to understand their challenges and help to solve them, they will be eager to do business with you and keep you close. But establishing credibility with CIOs can be tough. They are extremely busy and they are...

  • Liquid Telecom partners with Zindi to accelerate Africa’s data science ecosystem

    Liquid Telecom planning USD 34m investment in Rwanda

    September 29, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Liquid Telecom planning USD 34m investment in Rwanda

    Liquid Telecom has announced that it is planning to invest USD 34 million in Rwanda. The investment forms part of the company’s USD 200 million Africa expansion plans. Sam Nkusi, Liquid Telecom Rwanda CEO, stated that: “The money will be used to...

  • Rudi Matjokana returns to Vodacom

    Vodacom makes first VoLTE call in SA

    September 29, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    According to Vodacom, it has made the country’s first ever Voice over LTE (VoLTE) call over its 4G/LTE network. Typically reserved for data, the move to use 4G/LTE technology to carry voice traffic will, in the future, mean that call quality will...

  • top tech news

    IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

    September 26, 2014 • Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

    In just a few short days we will be heading into October 2014. With winter now passed things are definitely starting to heat up – especially on the tech scene. Apple recently launched the iPhone 6 and with it came iOS 8. While the Apple saw a relatively...

  • Airtel Uganda launches LTE network

    Airtel attempting to drive ICT awareness in West Africa

    September 26, 2014 • Company News, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Airtel attempting to drive ICT awareness in West Africa

    Following the launch of Airtel’s ICT initiative four weeks ago, the programme, which is targeted at driving ICT usage in rural communities across the country – is now underway in rural communities in the West Region. Airtel’s ICT Rural programme...

  • Microsoft 4Afrika reveals AfriLabs Collaboration Challenge

    September 26, 2014 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft 4Afrika reveals AfriLabs Collaboration Challenge

    Microsoft 4Afrika has announced a new Collaboration Challenge with AfriLabs. The challenge was launched at this year’s DEMO Africa event, and is tasking hub members with proposing and delivering an activity, process or tool that fosters collaboration...

  • Top 4 applications solving real problems in Africa

    September 26, 2014 • Lists, West AfricaComments Off on Top 4 applications solving real problems in Africa

    Fourty young startups from across the continent took centre stage at DEMO Africa in Nigeria on the 24th September 2014. Each startup pitched their innovations to investors in hope of securing financial and technical support from some of the world’s largest...

  • TomTom Telematics Sponsor the Sasol Solar Challenge

    September 25, 2014 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on TomTom Telematics Sponsor the Sasol Solar Challenge

    TomTom Telematics, a leading supplier of Telematics Software as a Service is proud to support the Sasol Solar Challenge, which starts on 27th September 2014 in Pretoria and finishes 8 days later in Cape Town. TomTom Telematics will be tracking the Solar Cars,...

  • Unicef’s RapidPro platform aimed at African mhealth

    September 25, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Unicef’s RapidPro platform aimed at African mhealth

    Unicef has launched RapidPro – an open-source platform of applications that can, according to the company, help governments deliver rapid and vital real-time information and connect communities to lifesaving services. Produced by Unicef’s global...

  • Millicom unveils digital music initiatives for Africa

    September 25, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Millicom unveils digital music initiatives for Africa

    Millicom has unveiled Tigo Music and Africa Music Rights, two initiatives that are intended to introduce its digital music experience into Africa. Tigo Music is set to launch across Millicom’s African operations, starting in Ghana in the fourth quarter....

  • SatADSL and Camtel today announced a new partnership to provide satellite connectivity across Cameroon.

    Com Dev inks contract for high throughput satellite

    September 25, 2014 • North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Com Dev inks contract for high throughput satellite

    Com Dev International, a manufacturer of space hardware subsystems, has revealed that it has been awarded an Authorisation to Proceed (ATP) contract to deliver Multiplexer Equipment, Waveguide and Coaxial Switches, and Microwave Components to be used on a...

  • Infographic: 10 clever ways to reuse old PC cables

    September 25, 2014 • ListsComments Off on Infographic: 10 clever ways to reuse old PC cables

    Local online retailer, Gumtree, has released a rather handy infographic. The infographic not only showcases 10 clever ways to reuse old computer cables, but it also showcases 5 of the most useful electronic items for those on the go. Whether you live in...

  • The Market of Tablets

    The market of tablets now looking towards Africa

    September 24, 2014 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on The market of tablets now looking towards Africa

    In 2013, the global market of tablets experienced a slight slowdown. Previously, this market showed spectacular growth these last few years. The analysts now fear that the stagnation will come due to a saturated market in developed countries; therefore,...