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NIT signs distribution agreement with Dell EMC for MEA region

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NIT an Ingram Micro Company and leading regional value-added distributor of IP surveillance and physical security solutions in the META (Middle East, Turkey and Africa) region, has announced the signing of a distribution agreement with Dell EMC, a global leader in networking, server/storage solution for physical security environment. Through this agreement, NIT is now authorised […]


Accessible and affordable data is key to Africa’s tech advancement

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Forget growing the economy if data is not made affordable and accessible, or if app developers continue to disrespect phone users in South Africa, says Lorraine Steyn, CEO of KRS. There is currently a lot of buzz around ICT4D – the fourth Industrial Revolution. As wonderful and exciting as the possibilities are of what technology […]


GE increases efficiency and output at Ivory Coast’s Azito Power Plant

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To improve performance and provide valuable insights and visibility into plant and turbine operations, GE’s Power Services business has announced it has signed an agreement with Azito Energie S.A. to upgrade two gas turbines at the company’s combined cycle power plant. GE’s hardware upgrade and Operations Optimization digital solutions will help increase power output by […]


Oracle invests in partner success to drive Africa’s tech economy

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In a major push to help Oracle Partners drive cloud adoption across Africa, Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) hosted its Africa Partner Day in Kenya. The event focused on presenting new resources and initiatives for partners to create innovative digital transformation strategies for organisations across the continent. “Oracle Partner Day is the foundation to building a better […]


Why agriculture is the first frontier of African innovation

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Article by Ashley Boag, Chief Business Officer at SAP Africa In 2050, Africa’s population will double to 2.4 billion people, accounting for a fifth of the global population. At the same time, the continent will need to create 20 million new jobs every year to meet the demands of what will be the world’s largest […]


LinkedIn survey reveals why MENA professionals switch jobs

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Most professionals in MENA (88%) like hearing about new opportunities and higher compensation lures them into switching to a new job, according to LinkedIn’s annual talent survey – Inside the Mind of Today’s Candidate. The study reveals that higher compensation elsewhere (41%) is still the main reason people leave jobs, with a better fit for […]


Internet Solutions begins prefabricated Parklands DC extension

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The extension is the first of its kind at this scale in sub-Saharan Africa. Its design accommodates flexible modules, tailored to specific market requirements, contained within a modern exterior structure. Phase One, due to come online in July 2018, will contain 130 racks while subsequent modules will be ordered in configurations best suited to client […]


Machine learning and the smart autonomous vehicles revolution

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Machine learning is going to fundamentally alter our world for the better. We can confidently say that because machine learning is making great strides in improving sectors such as healthcare and manufacturing and assisting in the prediction of supply and demand levels across a plethora of industries. For those who are into science fiction, the […]


Liquid Telecom and Huawei to deliver 100G links across South Africa

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Leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, has partnered with Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology solutions provider, to deliver 100G upgrades to its network in South Africa. The upgrade to 100G wavelengths will take advantage of the latest DWDM technology from Huawei, enabling Liquid Telecom to offer additional […]


SONATRACH and BHGE collaborate to meet manufacturing demand

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In a signing ceremony hosted by SONATRACH in Algiers, and in the presence of the Minister of Energy, Mustapha Guitouni, SONATRACH and Baker Hughes, a GE company, have announced the creation of a 20,000 Sq m manufacturing facility in Arzew Industrial Zone. The facility aims to strengthen Algeria’s position in the upstream oil and gas […]


Oracle strengthens partner network in SADC to support cloud growth

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Oracle has reinforced its commitment to advance cloud growth and provide near-seamless support to customers and partners in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) by naming Britehouse and AGILEUM as two of the first partners to join the Cloud Excellence Implementer (CEI) programme. Launched at OpenWorld 2017, the CEI partner programme is designed to accelerate […]


Solar project brings relief to Malawi Ministry of Health

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As part of its ongoing commitment to developing the healthcare infrastructure in Malawi, the country’s Ministry of Health, through the Global Fund Project Implementation Unit (PIU), has embarked on a $3.7 million project to install solar energy at 85 health facilities nationwide. In an interview with Malawi’s The Nation newspaper, the Ministry of Health’s Chief of Health […]


Workonline Communications opens two new European PoP

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Workonline Communications has added points of presence in Interxion’s Amsterdam and Frankfurt data centre campuses. With PoPs located at these key locations, Workonline Communications interconnects with other global networks and Europe’s largest Internet exchanges, cost-effectively enhancing Workonline’s ability to deliver content and traffic to and from Africa. “Amsterdam and Frankfurt are two of Interxion’s most […]


SAP supports digital innovation with new SAP Leonardo Center in SA

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SAP SE has announced that to help its customers step up their digital innovation journey, it will add eight new locations to its global network of SAP Leonardo Centers. The new slate of SAP Leonardo Centers are set to open next year in Berlin, China, Johannesburg, Moscow, Seoul, Singapore, Silicon Valley and Tokyo to follow […]


Orange improves connectivity with two new IP and IPX PoP in Africa

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Orange has opened two very large-capacity IP and IPX Points of Presence (PoP) in South Africa. The facilities, which are located in Cape Town and Johannesburg are now operational and will enhance Internet and mobile connectivity in the region by offering faster connection speeds and improved reliability for wholesale customers. IP and IPX Points of […]


AfricaCom Awards winners for 2017 are announced

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The 10th AfricaCom Awards held at The Lookout, overlooking the waters of Granger Bay, Cape Town, proved to be a stellar occasion for not only the entrants to this year’s awards, but for AfricaCom itself, celebrating its 20th anniversary. As AfricaCom has grown to embrace all aspects of the digi-sphere, so too have the awards. […]


CaseWare releases Kenya-specific update for regulation compliance

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CaseWare Africa has released a fully updated and localised version of its world-leading software for automating annual financial statements that fully complies with the new Kenya Companies Act 2015. The new Act came into force in July 2017. “This is a milestone for CaseWare Africa because it represents the first full localisation of the CaseWare […]


Nokia and Vodacom collaborate to shape the future of 5G in South Africa

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Nokia has a 5G portfolio that will allow operators to gain an early-to-market advantage in the delivery of ultra-fast mobile broadband services that leverage multi-gigabit speeds and ultra-low latency. Working with Vodacom in a series of workshops and trials, Nokia will share its latest 5G innovations including massive MIMO Adaptive Antennas, AirScale Radio Access, AirGile […]


Angola Cables announced South Africa presence expansion

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To further expand its network reach and peering capabilities, Angola Cables has announced that it expects to establish a point of presence (PoP) in Cape Town before the end of the year. After almost a year of operations in South Africa, the company has seen exponential growth in its customer base. Currently with a PoP […]


Africa’s digital inclusivity requires connectivity and accessibility

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The Africa Telecommunications Union (ATU) highlighted the importance of connecting rural and remote areas in Africa to economic opportunities at AfricaCom, saying that connectivity, affordability and accessibility are the key areas of focus for Africa’s digital inclusivity and rural network coverage. Speaking at the ICT Africa forum during the premier event, the Secretary General of […]