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Kenya successful in pushing for stronger support for ICT innovations

Kenya has successfully pushed for the adoption of a resolution that will see stronger support for ICT innovations, particularly in developing countries. The new resolution titled, ITU’s role in fostering telecommunication/ICT centric innovation to promote development of digital economy, was adopted at the 2018 International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It will […]


Close to 14,000 people attend AfricaCom at CTICC in South Africa

Testament to the growing influence and importance of the entire digital ecosystem on everyday life, the 21st edition of AfricaCom attracted close to 14,000 record-breaking attendees at the CTICC in South Africa, with the most diverse and informed audience ever. One of the elements in preventing Africa’s rapid progression is a critical lack of appropriate […]


Trailblazers celebrated at AfricaCom Awards show at CITCC in Cape Town

The AfricaCom Awards show, supported by Founding Awards Sponsor, PCCW Global, was held in Cape Town. Held at the CTICC during AfricaCom, guests celebrated and acknowledged the trailblazers who are leading digital inclusion, connectivity and digital development on the African continent. “AfricaCom continues to grow and with it the Awards,” said Tom Cuthell, Event Director […]


What is on offer at AfricaCom 2018 – Africa’s largest TMT event

As Cape Town gears up to host AfricaCom 2018 this week, here is what will be on offer at the CITCC from Tuesday to Thursday. Headliners (formerly the keynotes) AfricaCom will present a series of top talks from some of the world’s leading experts in their field.  The content is free to all registered visitors, […]


Datacentrix expert talks about the Fourth Industrial Revolution

As the buzz of the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution gets louder, just what does it mean for your network? Modernised, scalable telecoms networks are essential for businesses looking to seriously embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), the fourth major industrial era since the initial Industrial Revolution of the 18th century, characterised by emerging, disruptive technology […]


Technology neutral frameworks remain critical to Africa’s ICT sector

In its sixth consecutive year, Open Access, the ICT industry’s biggest African networking event, will take place from November 13 to 14 at the Cullinan Hotel and the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town. Hosted by FibreCo, a leading open access carrier service provider and Teraco, Africa’s most connected data centre, the event will bring […]


AfricaCom Awards 2018 set to champion those connecting the continent

The annual AfricaCom Awards shortlist has been released – with an overwhelming number of excellent entries having been submitted this year. Tom Cuthell, Portfolio Director at KNect365, organiser of AfricaCom and the AfricaCom Awards, said: “The AfricaCom Awards grow in stature each year as a direct result of the quality of the works that are […]


Demonstration Day held to take Namibian biomass industry forward

The first Biomass Technology Demonstration Day has taken place to showcase the current solutions to the bush encroachment problem in Namibia and take the Namibian biomass industry forward. Namibia Biomass Industry Group (N-BiG) General Manager Colin Lindeque says the event was attended by over 400 people and comprised a diverse group of representatives from the […]


Exhibitors at AfricaCom to highlight digital growth across Africa

The 21st edition of AfricaCom is shaping up to be an impressive event.  The number of speakers, visitors and exhibitors grow year on year, mirroring the expanding influence that technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) is having on the world at large. There will be new product launches,  demonstrations and drop-in sessions at the event that takes […]


Ducati boosts performance with modernised infrastructure from NetApp

NetApp, the data authority for hybrid cloud, has announced the integration of its industry-leading All Flash Storage Array (AFF) Series into leading motorcycle manufacturer Ducati’s Information Technology (IT) environment. By leveraging NetApp’s cloud-connected flash and data services, Ducati is able to modernise infrastructure, bolster compliance, strengthen performance and ensure business continuity during the transformation process. […]


Technology and innovative finance key to reaching end users

New technology and blended finance will help to bridge the ‘last mile’ of the infrastructure gap by getting goods and services to end users and connecting underserved populations to business value chains, That is according to the African Development Bank during a session at the Global Infrastructure Forum 2018. Wale Shonibare, African Development Bank’s Director […]


Trackmatic wins gold at Logistics Achiever Awards ceremony

In a gala ceremony at the iconic 30-year Logistics Achiever Awards (LAA), Trackmatic received a Gold Award for Developing Innovative Technology to Improve Delivery Efficiency and Customer Service for Coricraft. The LAA awards recognises professionalism and excellence in the effective application of strategic, tactical and operational logistics and supply chain management principles, concepts and practices […]


Redstor unveils Artificial Intelligence positioning at Gartner event

Danie Marais, Director of Product Management at global data management SaaS specialist Redstor, says businesses have an opportunity to tap into the evolution of data management and take advantage of solutions that are being developed for AI, Robotics, Machine Learning and the cloud. Delegates who visited the 2018 Gartner Symposium in Cape Town were guided […]


CIOs in Africa ‘play a central role in defining new business models’

Analysts examine the results of the Gartner 2019 CIO Agenda that took place at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Cape Town, South Africa. Digital business is maturing and forcing organisations to change their business models and look to IT to help. According to Gartner Inc’s annual CIO survey, half of the CIOs in Africa said their organisation […]


AfricaCom 2018: Telcos creating value in new, unprecedented ways

Whether your focus is on 5G, policy and regulatory frameworks that are going to enable communications, ICT investment, new revenue streams or accelerating the spread of digital connectivity throughout sub-Saharan Africa, AfricaCom 2018 – which takes place at the CTICC in Cape Town, South Africa, from November 13 to 15 – will be the place […]


Sixth annual Agile Africa conference to take place in Johannesburg

The latest trends, insights and the future of Agile Development in South Africa and on the African Continent will underscore this year’s sixth annual Agile Africa conference, taking place from October 1 to 2 at the Wanderers Club in Illovo, Johannesburg. Organised by Wits University’s Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE), the two-day conference features […]


Second place for tech specialist e4 at Ecobank Fintech Challenge

Technology specialist e4 came second in the Ecobank Fintech Challenge, hosted in Lomé, Togo. According to Andrea Tucker, R&D Head at e4, there is a lack of a fully digital onboarding solution across most banks. “Onboarding customers is notorious for its tedious nature, for both the bank and customer,” she said. “Although it is a […]


Redstor to discuss the future of data management at Gartner Symposium

Danie Marais, Director of Product Management at global data management SaaS specialist Redstor, will take to the stage at the Gartner Symposium in Cape Town, South Africa on September 18 to provide insight into how disruptive technologies coupled with an innovative approach can transform the way we think about, and manage data. Redstor has over […]


Software company Atlassian to showcase innovation at Africa event

Bookings for the Atlassian in Africa conference next month are now open. This is the first time the Australian enterprise software company will be hosting an event of this magnitude on the continent and is working closely with Obsidian Systems, its South African training partner, to create a truly unique conference. The two-day event – […]


Ecobank announces finalists for the Ecobank Fintech Challenge 2018

Ecobank, the leading independent pan-African banking group, has announced the finalists for the second edition of the annual Ecobank Fintech Challenge, a competition for Africa-focused technology start-ups. The list includes 11 fintech startups from across the continent and beyond, with an Innovation Fair and Awards ceremony honouring them at Ecobank’s headquarters in Lomé, Togo, on August […]