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109% increase in Nigerian government website hacks

In Africa, increased access to the internet has led to a rise in the number of websites being developed for businesses, NGOs, government departments and the like. However there has been a corresponding rise in the rate of Cyber-crime in...

African e-Learning service providers at the top of their class

With South African media reports claiming that space is limited at public tertiary education institutions, the reality facing many who have matriculated is that whilst their efforts may have earned university exemption, they may not necessarily have secured a...

Users urged to register .africa now

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) plans to launch some 1900 new Generic Top Level Domains (gTLD’s). This new system will allow for the registration of generic words, geographic names and brand names as top level names, for...

Google announces fibre project to bring Ugandans online

Google today announced Project Link, an initiative to enable any local mobile operator or ISP to connect more people in Kampala, Uganda to the Web through a super-fast, high-capacity fiber network. In Kampala and many parts of the world, online activity...

Microsoft unveils state-of-the-art Cybercrime Center

Microsoft Corp. on Thursday announced the opening of the Microsoft Cybercrime Center, a center of excellence for advancing the global fight against cybercrime on its Redmond, Wash., campus in the United States. The Cybercrime Center combines Microsoft’s legal and technical expertise as well...

Where to next in Africa for FNB’s App?

South Africa's First National Bank (FNB) has expanded its digital banking reach into Africa by launching the Banking App and other digital banking services seamlessly into African subsidiaries. According to FNB, the Banking App has amassed over 600 000 active App users in the...

Sub-Saharan schools among world’s most innovative

This week, four schools and eight teachers from across sub-Saharan Africa were nominated amongst the world’s best as part of Microsoft’s 2014 class of Mentor Schools and the Inaugural Class of Expert Educators. These exclusive one year programmes recognise...

Netflix and YouTube accounts for 50% of traffic

Sandvine, a provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today released its Internet traffic trends report, entitled “Global Internet Phenomena Report 2H2013”. “For the first time ever, peer-to-peer filesharing has fallen below 10% of total traffic...

e-Books now available on SA Google Play market

Starting today, book-lovers in South Africa can now buy books on Google Play. Apps are already available on Google Play, and today’s launch will give users access to hundreds of thousands of books, including bestsellers and classics from hundreds...

Safaricom’s offer to schools in Kenya

Kenyan mobile service provider Safaricom this week announced that they will supply free broadband access to schools across the country. The move coincides with the Company's rollout of government-supplied laptop computers to learners. The company made the announcement after confirming an increase in...
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How is technology revolutionizing payment reconciliation for retailers?

As retailers expand into mid-market and beyond, the manual reconciliation of payments becomes increasingly complex and costly. With hundreds...
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