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Sub-Saharan Africa has world's lowest smartphone adoption

Sub-Saharan Africa has world's lowest smartphone adoption

The GSMA says this will change as more affordable devices become widely available.

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Malawi’s ‘Pasavute’ reaches 20 million airtime advance requests

Malawi’s ‘Pasavute’ reaches 20 million airtime advance requests

Service from Telekom Networks Malawi allows for subscribers to buy airtime on credit.

Egypt's stock exchange extends trading technology contract

Egypt's stock exchange extends trading technology contract

EGX's contract with NASDAQ OMX is expected to run until the year 2020.

Facebook hosting its first-ever ‘hackathon’ in Africa

Facebook hosting its first-ever ‘hackathon’ in Africa

Event geared towards creatives planned for 18 September in Cape Town.

Telecoms

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Equity Bank's ultra-slim SIMs are secure - analyst

Equity Bank's ultra-slim SIMs are secure - analyst

01 September 2014

Safaricom's concerns are unjustified says a Frost & Sullivan consultant.

Mobile

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Old Mutual Namibia customers gain card transaction control

Old Mutual Namibia customers gain card transaction control

21 August 2014

Mobile two-way communication will be available to OMCARD holders.

Black emoticons come to Mxit

Black emoticons come to Mxit

08 September 2014

Oju makes it onto Mxit as the latter tries to build market share in countries like Nigeria.

Lumia 930 now available in SA

Lumia 930 now available in SA

05 September 2014

Microsoft smartphone makes it to South African shores following an official launch in June.

Enterprise Solutions

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Sage CRM is Umsinsi Health Care's engine for growth

Sage CRM is Umsinsi Health Care's engine for growth

29 August 2014

Umsinsi Health Care has enhanced customer service and streamlined its business processes by implementing Sage CRM as its customer relationship management platform.

Zimbabwe's central bank wants faster tech adoption

Zimbabwe's central bank wants faster tech adoption

26 August 2014

Call for cross-sharing of infrastructure such as point of sale systems and broadband.

Q-KON has connectivity solution for Africa's Point of Sale headache

Q-KON has connectivity solution for Africa's Point of Sale headache

05 September 2014

Executive leadership at Q-KON have witnessed an increase in the need for reliable connectivity to facilitate online transactions in key sectors like finance, retail and hospitality.

Networks

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Namibia hosts world’s ‘biggest TV white spaces pilot’

Namibia hosts world’s ‘biggest TV white spaces pilot’

28 August 2014

Area spanning 9,424 km² receives broadband via television frequency technology.

Sat Space boosts VSAT coverage in Zimbabwe, Zambia

Sat Space boosts VSAT coverage in Zimbabwe, Zambia

20 August 2014

Satellite internet service aimed at small to medium sized companies.

Security

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The science behind DDoS extortion

The science behind DDoS extortion

27 August 2014

By Bryan Hamman, Territory Manager - sub-Saharan Africa at Arbor Networks.

MicroView launches customised video surveillance concept for SMEs and private households

MicroView launches customised video surveillance concept for SMEs and private households

12 September 2014

Video surveillance often associates with expensive hardware and software plus complicated and time demanding installations.

Business Intelligence

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Selecting the 'Best Fit' Headset for your Call Centre

Selecting the 'Best Fit' Headset for your Call Centre

05 September 2014

The benefits to be gained from selecting the most suitable headset for individual agents can significantly increase the level of service.

Cloud

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SimpliVity Partners With Cisco To Offer The Best Of Both Worlds

SimpliVity Partners With Cisco To Offer The Best Of Both Worlds

12 September 2014

SimpliVity empowers channel partners with new offering and advances its lead in delivering award-winning hyperconverged infrastructure solutions.

ICT and Governance

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Egypt plans five tech parks worth $2.8bn

Egypt plans five tech parks worth $2.8bn

11 September 2014

Minister outlines how South Korean and Japanese investors have expressed interest.

Nigeria’s CcHUB launches $500k investment fund

Nigeria’s CcHUB launches $500k investment fund

01 September 2014

Lagos-based incubator hub plans to help early stage businesses.

Business Continuity

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Arch Retail Systems with Spar in Angola

Arch Retail Systems with Spar in Angola

12 September 2014

Spar joined forces with Webcor, a group with extended business interests in Africa.

Record PC market growth for Egypt, Nigeria

Record PC market growth for Egypt, Nigeria

08 September 2014

IDC says two countries are among the fastest growing in the Middle East and Africa.

GeoPoll appoints John Muthee for Africa business

GeoPoll appoints John Muthee for Africa business

08 September 2014

Muthee will take on the role as VP of business development at GeoPoll Africa.

Channel

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