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Cloud computing becoming the norm in SA, says Microsoft.'Cloud becoming
SA norm'

Demand driven by customers, says expert.

Proposed taxation of prepaid airtime in Kenya criticised.Tax on airtime criticised
Experts slam proposed Kenyan plan.

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Consumerisation forces UX rethink among enterprise software makers

Consumerisation forces UX rethink among enterprise software makers

Both Sage and SAP have unveiled better user interfaces over the last two years.

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Challenges that mHealth faces in Kenya

Challenges that mHealth faces in Kenya

Africa has witnessed a rise in such services but experts question their sustainability.

Boom forecast for Ethiopia, DRC telecom markets

Boom forecast for Ethiopia, DRC telecom markets

Revenues for the country’s telecommunications sectors could almost double by 2018.

Orange launches mobile phone recycling plant in Abidjan

Orange launches mobile phone recycling plant in Abidjan

The recycling facility is the fifth to be launched in Africa by the telco.

Telecoms

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Econet soars past 9mn subscribers as Telecel shrinks

Econet soars past 9mn subscribers as Telecel shrinks

17 July 2014

Zimbabwe’s biggest mobile network grows 4.6% as the number two player sheds users.

Vodafone Egypt to invest $1.3 billion on network

Vodafone Egypt to invest $1.3 billion on network

22 July 2014

The three year investment is to improve the telcos' network.

Former Cell C, Telkom and Multi-Links CEO makes Pakistan move

Former Cell C, Telkom and Multi-Links CEO makes Pakistan move

21 July 2014

Jeffrey Hedberg has been hired as chief executive officer for VimpelCom owned Mobilink.

Mobile

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Samsung volunteers build homes in Malawi

Samsung volunteers build homes in Malawi

21 July 2014

Houses and facilities for families planned to be built in Lilongwe district this week.

African TV audience world cup semi-final stats revealed

African TV audience world cup semi-final stats revealed

11 July 2014

Over 22 million football fans in Africa tuned in to the Germany-Brazil game this week.

Enterprise Solutions

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uAfrica.com targets Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda in African expansion

uAfrica.com targets Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda in African expansion

10 July 2014

South African e-commerce technology firm starts phased roll-out of online storefronts.

Networks

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Orange co-financing Sea-Me-We 5 cable connecting through Djibouti, Egypt

Orange co-financing Sea-Me-We 5 cable connecting through Djibouti, Egypt

22 July 2014

Construction of the high-speed network is expected to be completed by end of 2016.

Malawi launches white spaces broadband project

Malawi launches white spaces broadband project

01 July 2014

Small landlocked African country looks to tap television signals for internet access.

BICS establishes Joburg POP with Teraco

BICS establishes Joburg POP with Teraco

16 July 2014

Move aimed at boosting its internet traffic exchange and lowering latency for customers.

Security

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Blind Zambian hacker sentenced to two-year jail term

Blind Zambian hacker sentenced to two-year jail term

23 June 2014

Jairos Tembo found guilty of stealing thousands of dollars worth of Airtel Zambia airtime.

Business Intelligence

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‘Lack of user experience research hurting African startups’

‘Lack of user experience research hurting African startups’

15 July 2014

East African software engineer advises that more work needs to be done.

GfK wins Morocco TV audience measurement tender

GfK wins Morocco TV audience measurement tender

23 July 2014

Company is the first in North Africa to roll out such a service.

World cup final TV-audience in five African nations tops 27.4 million

World cup final TV-audience in five African nations tops 27.4 million

18 July 2014

This is according to GeoPoll, which uses mobile surveys to provide television data.

Cloud

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Isaac Mophatlane appointed BCX CEO after his brother’s passing

Isaac Mophatlane appointed BCX CEO after his brother’s passing

16 July 2014

African cloud-based service provider Business Connexion announces new appointment.

IT vendors find footprint in Africa through Distree Africa

IT vendors find footprint in Africa through Distree Africa

26 June 2014

According to Distree Africa over 1,000 meetings took place at the event.

ICT and Governance

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Rural Kenyan girls to get e-learning boost

Rural Kenyan girls to get e-learning boost

21 July 2014

UK companies step in to help 25,000 children in outlying areas in the country.

Google Doodle honours Mandela Day

Google Doodle honours Mandela Day

18 July 2014

Doodler Katy Wu researched South African culture, history and people for her piece.

‘Technology needed in Zambian schools’

‘Technology needed in Zambian schools’

18 July 2014

Parliamentary committee wants government to introduce devices such as the ‘ZEdupad’.

Business Continuity

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PayPal signs up “tens of thousands” in Nigeria

PayPal signs up “tens of thousands” in Nigeria

23 July 2014

First week of operating in Africa’s biggest economy yields positive results.