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Cisco: the ICT behind the Commonwealth Games

Cisco: the ICT behind the Commonwealth Games

240km of fibre underpins the most connected Games ever to a wealth of bandwidth, says Cisco. Read More

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Friday 25 Jul

Schneider Electric introduces Smart-UPS fifth generation range to Southern Africa

Schneider Electric has announced that two next-generation models of its Smart-UPS uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units are now available locally.»
Wednesday 23 Jul

Environmentalists welcome improved technology

BOTSWANA
Participants in a recent Monitoring For Environment and Security in Africa (MESA) conference in Botswana were upbeat about the new technologies that MESA is harnessing. »
Tuesday 22 Jul

PC & console games revenues decline

Global revenues from PC and console games will decline from $46.5bn this year to $41bn by 2019, but will continue to account for over 50% of industry revenues, says new research.»
Monday 21 Jul

Cognisant Computing one of the strongest forces in consumer IT

Cognisant computing — the next phase of the personal cloud movement — will become one of the strongest forces in consumer-focused IT, according to Gartner.»
Monday 21 Jul

First Pan-African Women in Tech virtual meetup in August

GHANA
The first ever pan-African Women in Tech meet up will take place as a virtual event in August, supported by simultaneous live viewing events in Uganda, South Africa and Ghana.»
Friday 18 Jul

Kenya inaugurates USAC

KENYA
Kenya’s new Universal Service Advisory Council (USAC) has been inaugurated by the Cabinet Secretary, Information, Communications and Technology. »
Friday 18 Jul

Bytes, NCR and Barclays in ATM deal

BOTSWANA
Bytes Managed Solutions, the exclusive distributor of NCR technology solutions in Southern Africa had signed a deal with Barclays Bank of Botswana (BBB) for the installation of intelligent cash deposit ATMs.»
Thursday 17 Jul

NAPAfrica celebrates new peak at 15Gbps

NAPAfrica, describing itself as Africa’s most successful neutral peering exchange, has reached a record-breaking peak of 15Gbps.»
Tuesday 15 Jul

Managed service support key to growth for iWayAfrica

Pan African telecoms operator, Gondwana International Networks (GIN) has announced that its iWayAfrica business will be partnering with managed services company, SevenC Computing to grow its foothold in key Africa territories. »
Monday 14 Jul

Is VUCA the answer to a rapidly changing global market?

The VUCA concept is very helpful in closing the gaps between business and IT, says SAP Africa.»
Friday 11 Jul

Acer steps up MEA commercial focus

Acer Middle East and Africa is renewing its focus on the region’s commercial market, with new products and services and an enhanced channel strategy.»
Friday 11 Jul

Schneider Electric announces winners of Go Green in the City 2014

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, has announced the winner among the 24 finalists in its global business case challenge, Go Green in the City. »
Friday 11 Jul

VMware named a leader in 2014 Magic Quadrant for x86 server virtualization infrastructure

VMware is positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner’s 2014 Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure for the fifth year in a row.»
Thursday 10 Jul

MTN unveils another Africa first cooling system

MTN has reaffirmed its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint by unveiling Africa’s first Concentrating Solar Cooling System that will power its energy-hungry data centres.»
Tuesday 8 Jul

CBN starts bank verification number initiative

NIGERIA
The Central Bank of Nigeria has commenced the first phase of the enrolment of bank customers under its Bank Verification Number initiative.»
Tuesday 8 Jul

Acer announces management change in EMEA

Acer has announced that Luca Rossi will be appointed president for Acer Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). »

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Kenya rolls out e-extension to improve agricultureKenya rolls out e-extension to improve agriculture

In a bid to curb the overwhelmed number of agricultural extension officers in Kenya, the ministry of agriculture is embracing technology with their introduction of E-Extension services, which are aimed at reaching out to over 7 million farmers annually.