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  • Showmax now free for DSTV Premium subscribers

    South Africa: ShowMax and MWEB ink partnership

    January 14, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: ShowMax and MWEB ink partnership

    Back in 2015 Subscription Video On Demand service (SVOD) ShowMax entered into the South African market. At launch, ShowMax revealed that it had a content catalogue that totaled more than 11,000 hours of video content, which included local African content as...

  • F5 Networks

    F5 Networks names new CEO

    January 13, 2016 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on F5 Networks names new CEO

    F5 Networks  has announced that John McAdam, Chairman of the F5 Board of Directors, has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. McAdam joined F5 in July 2000, and served as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer until his...

  • DIYLaw Nigeria

    All-female Nigerian startup takes top prize in Netherlands

    January 13, 2016 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on All-female Nigerian startup takes top prize in Netherlands

    DIYlaw.ng, a Nigerian female founded technology company, recently won the Innovating Justice Award for the SME Empowerment Innovation Challenge for East and West Africa – A challenge which was organised by The Hague Institute for the...

  • MainOne Submarine Cable

    Nigerian-Cameroun submarine cable system now live

    January 13, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian-Cameroun submarine cable system now live

    MainOne has revealed that the high capacity Nigerian-Cameroun Submarine Cable System (NCSCS) connecting Lagos, Nigeria and Kribi, Cameroun has been completed and is now live. The new submarine cable system will, according to MainOne, address increasing demand...

  • How alternative funders enable small business success

    African startups raised funding of USD 185.7m in 2015

    January 13, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on African startups raised funding of USD 185.7m in 2015

    According to the Disrupt Africa’s African Tech Startups Funding Report for 2015, 125 tech startups raised funding in 2015 around the African continent, to the tune of US$185,785,500. South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya proved investors’ favoured...

  • Payroll has become a career perfectly suited to young people with curiosity and mathematical capability.

    Youth Employment in Middle East and Africa receives a boost

    January 13, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Youth Employment in Middle East and Africa receives a boost

    To further promote youth employability in the Middle East and Africa, Microsoft has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Udemy, a marketplace for online learning and teaching. The MoU commits the parties to share skills-based course offerings...

  • Homefront The Revolution review.

    Homefront: The Revolution release date & beta revealed

    January 13, 2016 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Homefront: The Revolution release date & beta revealed

    Deep Silver has revealed that Homefront: The Revolution is scheduled to release 17th May 2016 in North America, and 20th May 2016 in all other territories. A Closed Beta for Homefront: The Revolution is due to run exclusively on Xbox One in February of this...

  • Top 30 Games 2015

    Top 30 Video Games of 2015

    January 12, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 30 Video Games of 2015

    2015 was a great year for gaming. Not only have we cleansed the streets of Gotham City as the Caped Crusader in Batman: Arkham Knight, but we have also slain vampires, werewolves, and Rock Trolls in CD Projekt RED’s highly successful RPG title, The...

  • 2016: The Year the Branch Router will R.I.P

    January 12, 2016 • Top StoriesComments Off on 2016: The Year the Branch Router will R.I.P

    2015 will likely be seen as the year when enterprises pushed aside their fears of cloud computing. Over 70 per cent of companies now utilise cloud-based applications and services, according to Gartner and the Harvard Business Review, although these companies...

  • World’s First Passenger Drone: Details Emerge

    January 12, 2016 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on World’s First Passenger Drone: Details Emerge

    At the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, a phenomenal amount of future tech thrilled visitors from across the globe. Whilst flying cars were not present at CES 2016 there was a lot of interest surrounding the Ehang-184...

  • African Startups

    Silvertree Internet Holdings to Invest $10m in African Startups

    January 12, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Silvertree Internet Holdings to Invest $10m in African Startups

    Silvertree Internet Holdings, the Cape Town-based consumer focused Internet platform, revealed that it has recorded 330% p.a growth for 2015 to $10 Million in revenue, its strongest year since operations began in 2013. Following this news, the company’s...

  • iotwf 2015

    Cloud traffic in Middle East and Africa to quadruple by 2019

    January 12, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Top StoriesComments Off on Cloud traffic in Middle East and Africa to quadruple by 2019

    The fifth annual Cisco Global Cloud Index (2014-2019) forecasts that Middle East and Africa (including South Africa) cloud traffic will more than quadruple by the end of 2019. Additionally, by 2019, 83 percent of all MEA data center traffic will come from...

  • BBM Messenger gets new features

    BlackBerry & Sharecare to accelerate consumer driven healthcare

    January 12, 2016 • Healthcare, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on BlackBerry & Sharecare to accelerate consumer driven healthcare

    BlackBerry Limited revealed at CES 2016 a partnership with Sharecare, a digital health and wellness engagement platform, to provide consumers with better and more secure insights into their health. Over 41 million people have shared more than 6 billion data...

  • Rapid transformation awaits technology channel in 2016

    January 11, 2016 • Top StoriesComments Off on Rapid transformation awaits technology channel in 2016

    Against a backdrop of structural change and technological progress, the technology infrastructure channel is about to go through a period of rapid transformation. Philippe Fosse, Vice President of EMEA Channels for EMC, gives his predictions for just what...

  • SAP and Accenture Join Forces

    January 11, 2016 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on SAP and Accenture Join Forces

    SAP SE and Accenture are joining forces in the core and industry development and go-to-market of SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (SAP S/4HANA), the next-generation business suite from SAP built on the industry’s most advanced in-memory platform. This...

  • Nigerian Hacker

    Desktop analytics set to soar in 2016?

    January 11, 2016 • Enterprise IT, Top StoriesComments Off on Desktop analytics set to soar in 2016?

    “Desktop analytics is booming,” states Ebrahim Dinat, COO at South African contact centre solutions provider, Ocular Technologies. “So much so that it will be a game changer in 2016.” Saddletree Research estimates that in 2015, about 23,000 contact...