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Mobile and Apps

Airtel Kenya launches TV streaming App

In a first for Kenya, Airtel has announced the launch of its Airtel TV app that will allow the telecom operator’s customers...

South Africa’s Discovery Bank launches app on Huawei AppGallery

Huawei South Africa has announced the launch of the Discovery Bank app on its AppGallery platform, ensuring that the bank’s users now...

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked brings 5 new models

Samsung proved the rumour-mongers correct, unveiling a range of five new Galaxy devices headlined by two new Note smartphones and its latest foldable.

Malawi launches first low cost 4G KaiOS-enabled phone

Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) a mobile network and ICT services provider has partnered with KaiOS Technologies to launch a low cost 4G KaiOS-enabled smart...

Motorola unveils new mobile device for SMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa

Telecommunications equipment provider Motorola Solutions has launched Mototrbo DP540 a new two-way radio device specially designed for small and medium businesses looking to transition to...

Microsoft confirms interest in buying Tik Tok

Technology giant Microsoft, has confirmed that it is interested in acquiring popular mobile video-sharing social networking platform Tik Tok. This after rumours...

Cloud Computing

TELECOMS

TelOne deploys new fibre link in northern Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s state-owned fixed line telecom operator, TelOne has commissioned a new fibre-optic link between Makuti and Chirundu in the north of the...

Telkom Kenya pulls plug on Airtel Networks deal

Telecom operator Telkom Kenya has called off a planned merger with rival Airtel Networks Kenya after having made an announcement in February...

MTN reports positive half year results

MTN Group has reported revenue growth of 9,4% to $4.6 billion (R80 billion) and Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA)...

Artificial Intelligence

Why AI is the next best thing for customer experience management

While an omnichannel approach has become the norm across most industries, forward-looking businesses are considering the next level to gain competitive advantage....

5 ways voice assistants will get better over the next 5 years

More than 500 million people use the Google voice assistant found on Android phones and other Google devices like smart speakers monthly. This is...

Augmented Analytics: Why the fuss?

When analytics is infused with artificial intelligence (AI), businesses can start to truly enhance productivity amongst the human workforce. This is according...

White Paper: SaaS under Attack: Protecting your dynamic workforce

Today’s dynamic workforce is dispersed, agile, and unpredictable. From a security perspective, user behaviours are more disjointed than ever – cutting across a...

AI will separate banking winners from losers

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will separate winning banks from losers. This was said by 77% of banking executives surveyed during COVID-19.

IT departments, the main beneficiaries of AI success

Artificial intelligence, is seen as the cure-all for a plethora of enterprise shortfalls, from chatbots to better understanding customers to automating the flow of supply...

IT Security

Growing cybersecurity threats

Cybercriminals have certainly been using the pandemic in their relentless cybersecurity threats through phishing and ransomware attacks. They even disguise themselves as...

Digital Transformation

From risk reduction to unleashing new possibilities

The year 2020 will surely be looked back on as a watershed moment for the role technology plays in our lives as...

Gearing up for transformation

South Africa remains in nascent stages of digital transformation. This is according to Ryan Barlow, the newly appointed Chief Digital Officer (CDO) for...

5G and enterprise, a match made for growth

Digital technologies are transforming industries worldwide. With 5G being deployed across the region, service providers increasingly recognise the new business opportunities that digital transformation...

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South Africa to conduct trial for first ever digital census

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) is set to conduct a trial for the first ever digital census to be conducted in the...

M-Pesa tops Africa with $14.7 billion mobile money transactions monthly

Safaricom’s Mobile money transfer service M-Pesa is now processing transactions of $14,7 billion (KSh1.6 trillion) per month in Kenya and other African...

Why technology needs to drive prudent services in smarter cities

There is a danger when people start talking about smart cities that too much attention is focused on the technology. While there...

Toshiba officially quits the PC business

Japanese multinational technology firm Toshiba Corporation has quietly exited the personal computer (PC) business. The company made the first...

South Africa seeks recovery of $23 million from SAP over dubious contracts

South African investigators are seeking to recover more than $23 million (R400 million) from German software firm SAP for two government contracts...

Tech and the cloud will drive the post-pandemic revival

The COVID-19 pandemic has had such a fundamentally destabilising impact on the planet that it transcends public health concerns. It has triggered...

Opinion & Analysis

Why technology needs to drive prudent services in smarter cities

There is a danger when people start talking about smart cities that too much attention is focused on the technology. While there...

Tech and the cloud will drive the post-pandemic revival

The COVID-19 pandemic has had such a fundamentally destabilising impact on the planet that it transcends public health concerns. It has triggered...

Why fibre should be your first choice for internet connectivity

While ADSL has long been a staple for South Africans wanting to connect to the internet - especially the early adopters, they...

Finance industry in turmoil. How do cloud strategies adapt?

At the start of the year there was a lot of talk about organisations increasing their IT spend, particularly in the financial...

From risk reduction to unleashing new possibilities

The year 2020 will surely be looked back on as a watershed moment for the role technology plays in our lives as...

Most Read Stories

IoT poised for growth in 2020

SqwidNet ended 2019 on a high note after seeing an increase in network coverage and uptake during the year. According to Andrew Heuvel, Chief Technology...

AVEVA and Axonify Jointly deliver first AI-enabled Microlearning Solution

AVEVA, a global leader in engineering and industrial software has strategically partnered with Axonify, a SaaS company, to offer adaptive AI- microlearning powered by...

WHO Health Alert brings COVID-19 facts to billions via WhatsApp

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched a dedicated messaging service in Arabic, English, French and Spanish with partners WhatsApp and Facebook to keep...

Citrix names Datacentrix as SD-WAN partner of the year

Datacentrix, has secured the title of ‘SD-WAN Partner of the Year’ from unified workspace, networking, and analytics solutions provider, Citrix. The award was received...

Data has gravity

Security, risk, data loss, and legislation. These are the primary concerns listed by organisations and government institutions when asked why they are...

Cloud migration success, Challenges and Advantages

Migrating to the cloud offers corporate organisations greater agility, enabling companies to create new services, update and roll out applications faster, and introduce alternative...

Gadgets and Hardware

Toshiba officially quits the PC business

Japanese multinational technology firm Toshiba Corporation has quietly exited the personal computer (PC) business. The company made the first...

Huawei unveils Ultralight MateBook D Series laptops in South Africa

Huawei South Africa has announced the launch of its new high tech laptops, the MateBook D 14 and D 15. The two...

Huawei eyes South African PC market

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), the surge in remote working, coupled with consumers’ needs for their PCs to meet both...

89% of Nigerian parents use their gadgets to entertain their child – survey

While many countries slowly ease the lockdown measures that were implemented because of the COVID-19  pandemic, the interest to domestic and international...

Company News

Luno partners with Genesis to help customers earn interest crypto holdings

South African cryptocurrency exchange firm Luno, has announced a partnership with Genesis, a digital currency company, to provide customers with simple, accessible...

T-Systems unveils SD-WAN Lite for home and small office connectivity

T-Systems South Africa has launched its new SD-WAN Lite solution, tailored to the changed requirements of business, which increasingly adopt a hybrid...

Forrester names Nutanix leader in Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Enterprise cloud computing provider Nutanix, has been named a Leader in The Forrester Wave: Hyperconverged Infrastructure, Q3 2020, published by Forrester Research,...

AWS Cloud elevates eHealth Africa to higher levels

Healthcare technology provider eHealth Africa has successfully utilised Amazon Web Service’s (AWS) ability to provide scalable, dependable, and highly secure computing power.

Sme and startup

Motorola unveils new mobile device for SMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa

Telecommunications equipment provider Motorola Solutions has launched Mototrbo DP540 a new two-way radio device specially designed for small and medium businesses looking to transition to...

Facebook selects 12 leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa in Accelerator Program

Facebook has announced the 12 community leaders from three African countries who have been selected to join its Community Accelerator programme which aims to...

CELL C re-launches Innovation Challenge for SMEs

South Africa’s third largest mobile operator, Cell C has re-launched its Innovation Challenge, an initiative aimed at providing opportunities for SMEs and entrepreneurs in...

Telkom unveils Yep! app to grow small businesses

Telkom Business has announced the launch Yep!, a digital marketplace where customers can safely and confidently search and purchase from small businesses.