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GE spearheads digital transformation.

GE on digital transformation

Firm says digital tech will benefit African utilities.

Mugabe daughter to help control social media.

Mugabe's daughter and social media

Experts are worried about new censorship board.

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South Africa lagging behind in digital transformation

South Africa lagging behind in digital transformation

PwC's Global Digital IQ results reveal some shortfalls despite 10 years of continued investment and commitment from top executives.

Huawei extends HAINA Lab network to Mauritius

Huawei extends HAINA Lab network to Mauritius

The University of Mauritius is the latest higher learning institution to sign up for Huawei's certification courses.

Room for more competition in Africa's messaging app market

Room for more competition in Africa's messaging app market

There is still space for other players says Mara Social Media CEO.

Westcon-Comstor's Guy Whitcroft makes way for new CEO

Westcon-Comstor's Guy Whitcroft makes way for new CEO

Rakesh Parbhoo appointment effective 1 August 2017.

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Telecoms

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SA competition authority keen to take on high data costs

SA competition authority keen to take on high data costs

25 May 2017

Head of Competition Commission willing to follow up on telecom Minister's caution of anti-competitive conduct.

Africa's poor use of spectrum for IMT worries the ATU

Africa's poor use of spectrum for IMT worries the ATU

24 May 2017

Situation due to lack of enabling environment, approach to spectrum management says ATU official.

Mobile

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Zambia counts the cost of expensive data services

Zambia counts the cost of expensive data services

10 May 2017

Officials say the price of data services is one of the main reasons for a drop in the number of mobile internet users.

WiFi hotspots, the new battleground for Zim mobile firms

WiFi hotspots, the new battleground for Zim mobile firms

09 May 2017

As traditional voice telephony continues to slow, operators are looking to enhance data and mobile money services with connectivity being a central point.

Enterprise Solutions

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Smart grids the answer to Africa's power supply dilemma?

Smart grids the answer to Africa's power supply dilemma?

17 May 2017

Yes, says ICT firm Huawei which is intent on partnering with utility service providers to roll out the technology.

Vodafone Zambia launches JUMP Academy

Vodafone Zambia launches JUMP Academy

10 April 2017

Internet-enabled app offers unlimited access to educational materials.

Networks

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Orange expands network in Burkina Faso

Orange expands network in Burkina Faso

24 May 2017

Telco confirms plans to lay 916km of fibre.

Kenya's USF to help connect rural population

Kenya's USF to help connect rural population

23 May 2017

Community Authority confirms strategy to extend connectivity services to 5.6% population in underserved areas.

Security

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Nigeria questions WannaCry report

Nigeria questions WannaCry report

22 May 2017

NITDA head claims contrary to how a Fortinet report evaluates Nigeria, there were no major incidents reported within the West African country.

South Africa, Ivory Coast top list of African WannaCry ransomware targets

South Africa, Ivory Coast top list of African WannaCry ransomware targets

19 May 2017

Data on countries affected shows that the majority of attacks on the African continent are in SA and Ivory Coast.

Zambia recruits Israeli cyber security firm

Zambia recruits Israeli cyber security firm

18 May 2017

Company will work with authorities to establish cyber security institute.

Business Intelligence

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Lagos readies to launch mass coding initiative

Lagos readies to launch mass coding initiative

07 April 2017

CodeLagos, scheduled for later this month, involves collaboration between state govt and private sector.

The rise of the information activists

The rise of the information activists

15 March 2017

2017 is the year of explosions in data, computing power and information activists – claim made at ITWeb BI Summit 2017.

Cloud

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Cloud first is the name of SA's IT game

Cloud first is the name of SA's IT game

11 May 2017

The majority of South African companies looking to adopt cloud first strategy.

Globetom readies to take on Nigeria

Globetom readies to take on Nigeria

08 May 2017

Increasing roll out of digital services is fuelling demand for solutions and services for purchase through retail.

ICT and Governance

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South Africa lagging behind in digital transformation

South Africa lagging behind in digital transformation

26 May 2017

PwC's Global Digital IQ results reveal some shortfalls despite 10 years of continued investment and commitment from top executives.

Huawei extends HAINA Lab network to Mauritius

Huawei extends HAINA Lab network to Mauritius

26 May 2017

The University of Mauritius is the latest higher learning institution to sign up for Huawei's certification courses.

Zambia to fast-track cyber security Bills

Zambia to fast-track cyber security Bills

25 May 2017

ICT sector authorities say WannaCry attacks has increased level of urgency.

Business Continuity

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Huawei firing drivers via SMS legal, even if impolite

Huawei firing drivers via SMS legal, even if impolite

19 May 2017

Labour lawyer confirms the use of SMS channel to dismiss company drivers this week is lawful.

Job cuts part of transformation says MTN Nigeria

Job cuts part of transformation says MTN Nigeria

02 May 2017

 

Telco implements voluntary severance scheme as part of recruitment strategy.

Channel

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Jasco broadens offering in East Africa

Jasco broadens offering in East Africa

03 May 2017

JSE-listed smart technology supplier intends to provide carrier solutions to extend fast fibre capacities inland.

Ricoh SA to help grow business in Namibia

Ricoh SA to help grow business in Namibia

28 April 2017

Partners to focus on financial services, manufacturing and industrial sectors.

Veeam reveals plan to fine-tune Africa strategy

Veeam reveals plan to fine-tune Africa strategy

27 March 2017

Back-up and recovery firm says it is taking steps to improve its Africa sales and channel strategy.

Unified Communications

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GE gears up to spearhead industrial digital transformation in Africa

GE gears up to spearhead industrial digital transformation in Africa

25 May 2017

Company emphasises the value of data, IIoT, connected machines as part of Africa's industrial digital transformation.

Xerox opens first showroom and service centre in Zambia

Xerox opens first showroom and service centre in Zambia

22 May 2017

Xerox Zambia distributor confirms an increasingly competitive digital printing market.

Mugabe faces growing social media activism

Mugabe faces growing social media activism

03 May 2017

Campaign organisers vow to continue protesting as the government drafts legislation to control growing social media activism.