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Chinamasa: business models need reworking.

Open source on the up in Africa.

Open source on the up in Africa
Trend driven by growing mobile-connected population.

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Zambia: union against making ICT compulsory in schools

Zambia: union against making ICT compulsory in schools

Teachers union warns move is premature and would fail.

Ghana: competition pays off for the mobile consumer

Ghana: competition pays off for the mobile consumer

Inter-operator competition forcing telcos in Ghana to lower call rates.

Service charter for Zim's mobile money market?

Service charter for Zim's mobile money market?

Call made for guide to help regulate industry.

Kenya's education sector raises alarm over cyber insecurity

Kenya's education sector raises alarm over cyber insecurity

Call for ICT, education authorities to enforce a minimum protection of systems.

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Telecoms

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Adapt or fall - Zim finance minister warns telcos

Adapt or fall - Zim finance minister warns telcos

31 July 2015

Telcos advised to modify business models ahead of govt infrastructure sharing plans across utility sectors.

Zambia: parliamentary committee grills govt over Zamtel debt

Zambia: parliamentary committee grills govt over Zamtel debt

27 July 2015

Parliamentary Accounts Committee issues report over government's failure to pay monies owed to Zamtel.

Orange increases interest in Morocco's Méditel

Orange increases interest in Morocco's Méditel

27 July 2015

Telco now holds 49% of Méditel's share capital.

Mobile

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Ghana: competition pays off for the mobile consumer

Ghana: competition pays off for the mobile consumer

03 August 2015

Inter-operator competition forcing telcos in Ghana to lower call rates.

Enterprise Solutions

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Kenya attracts Microsoft's top brass for Windows 10 launch

Kenya attracts Microsoft's top brass for Windows 10 launch

29 July 2015

New Windows version promises more a more seamless and converged environment.

Zambia goes global to source more solar power

Zambia goes global to source more solar power

21 July 2015

Southern African country secures MoU with World Bank member to finance first utility scale photovoltaic projects.

Networks

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Pan-African ICT infrastructure fund over US$200 million strong

Pan-African ICT infrastructure fund over US$200 million strong

28 July 2015

Convergence Partners Communication Infrastructure Fund (CPCIF) reaches final close, investment in West Africa underway.

US govt pledges support for Kenyan wireless internet provider

US govt pledges support for Kenyan wireless internet provider

24 July 2015

Discussions between Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Microsoft and Mawingu Networks underway.

Security

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Phishing continues to be a people problem

Phishing continues to be a people problem

20 July 2015

Phishing might be perpetuated via email but it is a people problem and not an email problemaccording to Richard Broeke, a security expert at Securicom.

Consumer hyper-awareness - time for a security reality check

Consumer hyper-awareness - time for a security reality check

16 July 2015

Emergence of consumer hyper-awareness forces a review of security tactics to better protect business, end users.

Business Intelligence

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Painting a picture with data

Painting a picture with data

03 August 2015

Visual data analytics is a lot like painting a picture according to Greaterman Nkomo, Account Executive, Visual Analytics, SAS.

Nigeria's startups face tough competition

Nigeria's startups face tough competition

28 July 2015

Support system for startups still lacking in West African country says Seedstars Africa manager.

Cloud

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'Open source adoption increasing in Africa'

'Open source adoption increasing in Africa'

31 July 2015

Tech specialist points to mobile connectivity, training and collaboration as key drivers.

Microsoft, BCX unite on hybrid cloud platform

Microsoft, BCX unite on hybrid cloud platform

29 July 2015

Business Connexion launches first pay-as-you-go service for Windows Azure Pack in Africa.

Nihilent organises seminar for insurers to help them manage change through digital technologies and effective governance

Nihilent organises seminar for insurers to help them manage change through digital technologies and effective governance

01 July 2015



Nihilent Nigeria and a subsidiary of India headquartered Nihilent Technologies in association with the Nigeria Insurance Association (NIA) recently organised a workshop on digital transformation.

ICT and Governance

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SAS appoints new regional legal director for MEA

SAS appoints new regional legal director for MEA

31 July 2015

Advocate Natasha Pramchand has experience in various sectors including IT outsourcing, telecom's, oil & gas, and FMCG, company says.

Business Continuity

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Renewable energy the only option says Zambia's govt

Renewable energy the only option says Zambia's govt

08 July 2015

Authorities will continue with investment in solar power to handle load shedding.

'Ignore internet at your peril'

'Ignore internet at your peril'

15 May 2015

Some companies in Zimbabwe need to focus on interactive websites says mining exec.

Channel

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Telecel Zim ups presence in the country

Telecel Zim ups presence in the country

09 July 2015

The Zimbabwean telco plans to revamp its distribution network.

Zambia: national broadcaster wants to move on set top box distribution

Zambia: national broadcaster wants to move on set top box distribution

11 May 2015

100,000 set top boxes to be made available.

Unified Communications

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MTN Zambia takes aim at low digital literacy levels

MTN Zambia takes aim at low digital literacy levels

15 July 2015

Mobile operator rolls out interactive whiteboard initiative to support educators.

Kenya's historical moments to be digitised

Kenya's historical moments to be digitised

05 June 2015

Volumes of multimedia to be preserved using digital technology.