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Feature phone shipments into Africa pull ahead of smartphones in 2016

Africa’s smartphone revolution is showing signs of a slowdown according to the latest figures compiled by IDC. The research firm says the continent’s smartphone market totalled 95.37 million units in 2016. And while this is up 3.4% YoY, it represents a considerable deceleration from the double-digit growth rates seen in the previous two years, with […]


IT services including security dominating Egyptian ICT landscape 2017-18

The Egyptian ICT market will total $10.4 billion in 2017, according to the latest insights presented by IDC. The global technology research and consulting services firm said it expects the country to see relatively flat growth in 2017, with ongoing government initiatives aimed at creating technology hubs and establishing public-private partnerships helping to secure longer-term […]


IDC: South Africa second largest investor in big data analytics in 2016

Revenues for big data and analytics (BDA) in the Middle East and Africa totalled $1.98 billion in 2016, according to the latest Worldwide Semiannual Big Data and Analytics Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC). The global ICT research and consulting services firm expects the region to see year-on-year growth of 11.0% in 2017 to […]


IDC: Nigeria’s official PC market falls to lowest levels in over nine years

Official PC shipments to Nigeria fell 57.1% year-on-year in 2016 to total 156,511 units, according to the latest figures compiled by International Data Corporation (IDC). This means the market has now fallen to its lowest levels since IDC started tracking it in Q1 2008, with factors such as unstable exchange rates, poor economic performance, and […]


Sophos-sponsored study finds complexity is driving the need for integrated security in MEA

Sophos, a global leader in network and endpoint security, today released the findings of a regional study indicating that majority of organisations in Middle East & Africa (MEA) are recognising the benefits of integrated security, especially the concept of linking network firewall and endpoint security for better insights. However, the report revealed that although MEA […]


Trend Micro and INTERPOL find significant growth in West African cybercrime

Collaborative research between Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, and INTERPOL, has found a significant increase in West African cybercrime. The report, “Cybercrime in West Africa: Poised for an Underground Economy,” was released as part of Trend Micro’s ongoing Cybercriminal Underground Economy Series (CUES) and reveals that scams targeting individuals and businesses […]


Research and Markets releases report on N Africa mobile operator churn

Research and Markets announced the availability of the Connected Consumer Survey 2016: Mobile Churn and Customer Satisfaction in the Middle East and North Africa, report to their offering. High data allowances appear to increase customer satisfaction and reduce churn risk, but operators have yet to fully capitalise on this effect. This report focuses on aspects […]


Opportunity for Africa, cross border retail trade growing at 25%, DHL survey

DHL Express, a global international express services provider, has published research highlighting the significant growth opportunity for retailers and manufacturers with an international online product offering. The 21st Century Spice Trade: A Guide to the Cross-Border E-Commerce Opportunity, looks in detail at the markets and products that offer the highest growth potential, the motivations and […]


How Kenya switched over from analogue to digital broadcast, GSMA report

The GSMA launched a new report, Digital Migration Process in Kenya, to highlight the valuable lessons that can be derived from the country’s experience with its digital switchover in the last ten years. The report provides useful information and guidance to regulators and policymakers from other countries where similar migration processes are ongoing or being […]


Non-executive directors expected to drive digital transformation in African enterprises

Africa’s boards remain under significant pressure to continually transform and to ensure that they have the right expertise, experience and diversity to be an effective board in the rapidly-changing business environment. A number of challenging initiatives are changing the shape of the board of the future. The non-executive director of the future is expected to […]


Africa to grow moderately in 2017-18 despite global economic slowdown

A moderate economic growth recovery is projected in Africa for 2017-18, even as the global economy continues to be trapped in a prolonged period of slow growth, according to the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects WESP 2017 Report. The report shows that world gross product grew by just 2.2% in 2016, marking its […]


61% South African CEOs say technology had impact on industry, PWC Survey

Worldwide, CEOs’ confidence levels for their growth prospects and outlook for the economy is back on the rise amidst new risks and uncertainty. In PwC’s 20th annual survey of CEOs worldwide, 38% are very confident about their company’s growth prospects in the next 12 months while 29% believe global economic growth will pick up in […]


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