COMPUTING

Gartner: profit opportunities exist for PC vendors

Gartner: profit opportunities exist for PC vendors

The worldwide PC market registered one of its lowest quarterly growth rates in the first quarter 2016, but Gartner, Inc. said several profit opportunities exist for PC vendors. Read More

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MTN Business makes headway to be an ICT Partner of ChoiceMTN Business makes headway to be an ICT Partner of Choice MTN Business, the enterprise business unit of MTN SA, plans to focus on three key areas ...
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Nokia aims to make Ghana’s ICT market more dynamicNokia aims to make Ghana’s ICT market more dynamic Nokia says the introduction of its first innovation road show in Ghana is geared towards offering ...
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M2M technology driving agriculture’s industrialisationM2M technology driving agriculture’s industrialisation The agriculture and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sectors are heading for a union that is ...
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Tuesday 17 May

Penplusbytes to share experience at 8th ICT4D Conference in Nairobi, Kenya

GHANA
The Executive Director of Penplusbytes, Kwami Ahiabenu II, will be speaking on promoting effective governance using ICTs at the eighth annual ICT4D conference  underway  in Nairobi, Kenya.»
Thursday 12 May

Copy Cat bets on innovation to grow market share

KENYA
Kenyan technology company Copy Cat Group is implementing a new transformational strategy to increase its market share in the ICT market. »
Friday 6 May

BTCL selects Amdocs for business support systems modernisation

BOTSWANA
Amdocs has announced that Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL), a provider of fixed, mobile and broadband services to approximately 800,000 customers, has awarded Amdocs a five-year managed services contract for business support systems (BSS) modernisation.»
Tuesday 3 May

Dirt to data – The new revolution in agriculture

It is estimated that, through technological innovation, the Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to increase agricultural productivity in Africa by 70% by 2050. »
Sunday 1 May

Criticism over Remita borne out of ignorance, says SystemSpecs

NIGERIA
The CEO of SystemSpecs, the company behind the revenue-saving Nigerian Single Treasury Account (TSA) system, speaks to Biztechafrica.»
Saturday 30 Apr

MainOne joins global effort to support women in ICT

NIGERIA
MainOne has lent its voice to the global campaign urging girls and young women to consider careers in the growing information and communications technology (ICT) sector during the International Girls in ICT Day.»
Wednesday 27 Apr

Huawei identifies unique cloud solutions for Nigeria

NIGERIA
ICT solutions provider Huawei said after a comprehensive study of Nigerian enterprise terrain, it has defined its cloud transformation agenda along four segmentations.»
Friday 22 Apr

100 non-profits receive Microsoft grants to close gap in computer science

Microsoft Philanthropies has announced grants for over 100 non-profits worldwide, of which 14 are in the Middle East and Africa. »
Friday 22 Apr

Liquid Telecom Kenya launches data protection ‘CrashPlan for Africa’

KENYA
In a bid to guard against rising cases of IT related frauds causing financial losses to businesses, Liquid Telecom Kenya has launched a backup and restore service dubbed CrashPlan for Africa, for businesses in Kenya to secure their data.»
Wednesday 20 Apr

Airtel, Microsoft encourage girls to look to ICT careers

GHANA
Airtel Ghana, through its Evolve with STEM initiative, has collaborated with Microsoft Ghana for the maiden edition of the internationally acclaimed DigiGirlz Day in the country.»
Tuesday 19 Apr

Mellanox adds Cumulus Linux support for Ethernet switches

Mellanox Technologies, a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data centre servers and storage systems, has announced that it has added Cumulus Linux support for the Spectrum line of 10/25, 40/50, and 100 Gb/s Ethernet switches. »
Sunday 17 Apr

Huawei takes big data solutions to Zambia

ZAMBIA
Cloud computing and big data were the subjects of a high-tech roadshow brought to Zambia by leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider Huawei Technologies this week.»
Monday 11 Apr

Huawei appointed lead ICT consultant for Uganda

UGANDA
Huawei has been appointed as a lead ICT consultant in Uganda, and has named ten Ugandans to benefit from its Seeds for the Future development programme.»
Sunday 10 Apr

GSMA, others reject Nigerian electronic tax bill

NIGERIA
The GSMA, ALTON, ATCON and NATCOMS have rejected the Bill for the Establishment of a Tax on Electronic Communication Services in Nigeria.»
Wednesday 6 Apr

ProLabs launches SFP+ module that extends the life of Switch Hardware

ProLabs, the leading global provider of network infrastructure and connectivity products, has announced the introduction of a 10GBASE-T SFP+ transceiver, which will allow data centre and network managers the ability to extend the life of their cabling infrastructure with a simple cost effective upgrade. »
Tuesday 5 Apr

World Development Report addresses persistent digital divide

GHANA
According to the latest World Bank 2016 World Development Report on Digital Dividends, six billion people lack access to high speed internet and 4 billion still have no internet access at all.»

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Government should encourage youths in ICT earlyGovernment should encourage youths in ICT early

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IBM Opens First Cloud Data Centre in South AfricaIBM Opens First Cloud Data Centre in South Africa

IBM is opening a new IBM Cloud Data Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. The new cloud center is the result of a close collaboration with Gijima and Vodacom and is designed to support cloud adoption and customer demand across the continent.  

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Enhancing your security posture to fight new ransomware threats

Petya ransomware is proving to be one of the top cybersecurity stories of 2016. 

Arbor stops malware in its tracks

There is always a substantial amount of banking trojan activity taking place, however, recent developments have intensified the threat landscape.