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How to remain relevant in the Facebook age of meaningful social interactions

With Facebook announcing that it is pushing brand and publisher content out of news feeds, how can businesses, especially small and medium enterprises in South Africa, remain relevant? It was deemed a ‘rude awakening’ early in January 2018 when Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, announced that the social networking platform had changed its algorithm, basically meaning […]


Cathy Smith appointed the new Managing Director at SAP Africa

SAP Africa has appointed Cathy Smith as Managing Director. Smith has more than 25 years of leadership and technology experience and is the first female leader of SAP Africa. “Africa is on the cusp of exponential growth and development enabled by digital technologies,” said Steve Tzikakis, Regional President for EMEA South at SAP. “As one […]


SEACOM deploys 100Gbps Ethernet technology to support African Internet

Pan-African telecom company SEACOM has deployed 100Gbps Ethernet technology in its IP.MPLS data centre core PoPs (Points of Presence) in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The news comes as part of SEACOM’s ongoing investment in capacity for future expansion and is one of the first deployments of this technology in sub-Saharan Africa. By upgrading its core […]


Eckart Zollner, from Jasco Group, asks: Is South Africa ready for 5G?

5G, or Fifth Generation networks, are being lauded as the vehicle which will launch technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT). Eckart Zollner, Head of New Business Development at the Jasco Group, looks at how ready South Africa is for the next generation network. 5G still a way off As demonstrated by recent trials, 5G […]


CaseWare expands with drive into six critical African markets

CaseWare Africa, a division of AdaptIT has announced several initiatives to strengthen its capacity to serve clients in six key African markets. In Zambia and Zimbabwe, CaseWare has successfully constructed a channel partner model and now its Zimbabwean distributor, July 28, has won the award for Best Growth and Best Client Service in Africa. “As economic […]


Mastercard and M-KOPA join forces to light up homes and businesses

Mastercard and M-KOPA are to provide Africans living without electricity a simple way to light up their homes and businesses. M-KOPA, which already provides affordable, safe and clean energy to three million people in East Africa, will pilot Mastercard’s Quick Response (QR) payment technology in Uganda to extend the reach of its pioneering pay-as-you-go solar […]


Educational content to be supplied on smartphones in Africa

Orange and the National Distance Learning Centre (CNED) are to facilitate educational content on smartphones in Africa. The announcement was made during the Global Partnership for Education Summit in Dakar, Senegal. Hundreds of thousands of African students have difficulty accessing high-quality educational content. To address this, Orange is launching an offer in Africa to provide […]


Opinion: The cloud could be the strongest business weapon yet

The snowball effect of cloud computing is the increasing manner in how businesses meet their IT needs, according to Anton Jacobsz, Managing Director at African value-added distributor Networks Unlimited. “Fundamental shifts due to cloud computing are thus not only happening in IT, but also throughout business as now Capex spend moves away from traditional in-house […]


ATU and Huawei release white paper released on rural coverage in Africa

African Telecommunication Union (ATU) and Huawei have jointly released a white paper on rural coverage. It appeals to the stakeholders to improve African rural network coverage and gives conductive proposals. It is predicted that providing coverage will benefit African society and ecosystem. Connectivity has the potential to positively impact and transform rural people’s lives and […]


Gartner awards high product scores to CA Technologies

CA Technologies has received the highest product scores for both the continuous testing and API/web service testing use cases in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for Software Test Automation  report. Gartner’s research assessed 10 software test automation tools for five uses cases – two of which CA achieved the highest score, as well as the second highest score […]


Internet of Things Innovation Centre launched at Queen’s College Lagos

Queen’s College Lagos has become the third Unity School to launch the Internet of Things (IoT) Innovation Centre, which is being powered by the Unites Cisco Networking Academy. It joined the Federal Science and Technical College (FSTC), Yaba and the Federal Government Girls’ College (FGGC), Bwari, as the three schools with centres where pupils can […]


Enterprise applications company IFS appoints Darren Roos as new CEO

Global enterprise applications company IFS has hired Darren Roos as its new Chief Executive Officer. The appointment will be effective from April 1 and follows the retirement of Alastair Sorbie. Roos is a proven enterprise software leader, with a track-record for establishing and scaling global software businesses. Most recently, he was President of SAP’s Cloud […]


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