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Kenya leads smart city charge in Africa

While many see Africa as lagging in harnessing the benefits of smart city development, Kenya is leading the charge to embrace this new technology-rich ecosystem...

1 day ago

It's great to share: As TNM launches data sharing service
It's great to share: As TNM launches data sharing service

BLANTYRE, Malawi: Malawi's integrated mobile network and ICT service provider TNM is proud to announce the launch of data sharing, an innovative service that allows customers to share their data with friends and family...

Issued by Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) 23 Mar 2017

Three benefits your business can derive from a WordPress website
Three benefits your business can derive from a WordPress website

WordPress is a content management system that enables you to manage your website via a user-friendly interface. From this interface, you can make any necessary modifications on your website...

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 20 Mar 2017

Three ways to make your business website extremely fast
Three ways to make your business website extremely fast

The days of depending on billboards strategically placed on busy highways to reach out to new customers are long gone. The internet has replaced that with many other tools with which businesses can reach out to new customers...

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 20 Mar 2017

CT ranked among top ‘tech cities'
CT ranked among top ‘tech cities'

According to Savills' recent Tech Cities 2017 report, Cape Town, along with Santiago and Buenos Aires, is one of the world's rising global players...

17 Mar 2017

SUSE, Limpopo government launch Offline Content Project
SUSE, Limpopo government launch Offline Content Project

Enterprise Linux and open source solutions provider, SUSE South Africa, has joined forces with Limpopo Connexion to launch the Offline Content Project...

17 Mar 2017

The workplace is transforming, is your workforce future-ready?
The workplace is transforming, is your workforce future-ready?

In the first session of the workforce transformation breakout session at the Dell EMC Forum, Chris Buchanan, director of Client Solutions at Dell EMC covered the topic of the future-ready workforce...

By Ilse van den Berg 13 Mar 2017

BT Group agrees to separate broadband unit
BT Group agrees to separate broadband unit

LONDON: British telecoms giant BT Group has agreed to legally separate its broadband unit Openreach to remedy concerns over competition in the sector...

13 Mar 2017

Ruckus Wireless, Intersection partner for global urban connectivity
Ruckus Wireless, Intersection partner for global urban connectivity

Brocade's Ruckus Wireless and Intersection have partnered to provide free, high-speed, public wifi to city streets and transit hubs internationally...

10 Mar 2017

Digicape and Sensor Networks deliver industry-leading IoT and Apple Watch app innovation
Digicape and Sensor Networks deliver industry-leading IoT and Apple Watch app innovation

IoT is on track for high growth in South Africa as startup Sensor Networks and Digicape partner to launch a first-of-a-kind Apple Watch app for...

Issued by Digicape 8 Mar 2017

MyBroadband launches its premier business IT magazine
MyBroadband launches its premier business IT magazine

MyBroadband has launched the first edition of the MyBroadband Magazine, which aims to be the premium business IT print publication in South Africa...

Issued by MyBroadband 8 Mar 2017

Propelling Africa's growth through digital industrialisation
Propelling Africa's growth through digital industrialisation

Jeff Immelt, CEO of General Electric, says the company has had to reconfigure itself as a digital organisation in preparation for the expected widespread growth of the industrial internet and its effect on traditional industrial assets...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 3 Mar 2017

BitCo launches uncapped wireless DSL connectivity for small to medium enterprises
BitCo launches uncapped wireless DSL connectivity for small to medium enterprises

National internet and telephony service provider BitCo's Wireless DSL (WDSL) is an entry-level alternative to their standard premium wireless connectivity solutions...

Issued by BitCo 2 Mar 2017

Enterprises deliberate in approach to new technologies, IoT
Enterprises deliberate in approach to new technologies, IoT

Conducted by TechValidate on behalf of Red Hat, and polling more than 200 IT decision makers and professionals, a January 2017 survey around enterprise IoT shows...

1 Mar 2017

Survey offers insights into global trends, future of smart cities
Survey offers insights into global trends, future of smart cities

As cities and solution providers develop their smart city strategies, they are trying to understand which solutions and business models hold the greatest promise in this growing market...

27 Feb 2017

GSMA report encourages government policies for inclusive digital economies
GSMA report encourages government policies for inclusive digital economies

The GSMA has released its Embracing the Digital Revolution: Policies for Building the Digital Economy report which encourages governments to pursue policies that incentivise investment and promote development of digital economies...

27 Feb 2017

City of Cape Town's fibre-optic network now exceeds 800km
City of Cape Town's fibre-optic network now exceeds 800km

The City of Cape Town's fibre-optic cables now have a combined length of 848km. This includes fibre-optic cabling used to connect the City's buildings, as well as bus stations, cameras, and other infrastructure...

20 Feb 2017

How to get your business online in seven easy steps
How to get your business online in seven easy steps

The internet gives your business a wide range of opportunities to reach out to lots of people, and get some awareness. To enjoy this benefit however, you need a website...

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 16 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: Is SA smart-city ready?
#DesignMonth: Is SA smart-city ready?

With the global smart cities market projected to reach $1.56tn by 2020, SA still has much to do in terms of meeting the necessary infrastructure and connectivity requirements to smarten up our cities...

By Sindy Peters 15 Feb 2017

Four ways to profit from IoT
Four ways to profit from IoT

More and more South African organisations are looking to profit from IoT. According to Vodafone's 2015 M2M Barometer Report, 35% of organisations in Africa now have M2M deployments in place...

By Kerry Hope 15 Feb 2017

Black & Veatch report looks at smart city ecosystems
Black & Veatch report looks at smart city ecosystems

According to Black & Veatch's 2017 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility Report, fulfilling the smart city promise, transforming cities and infrastructure, will require integrating communication technology and increasing stakeholder engagement...

8 Feb 2017

BitCo launches its Maximise Channel Partner Programme
BitCo launches its Maximise Channel Partner Programme

National internet and telephony service provider BitCo has launched their Maximise Channel Partner Programme and the name says it all...

Issued by BitCo 2 Feb 2017

SA telecoms - the race is on
SA telecoms - the race is on

The South African telecommunications industry is due for some serious disruption in 2017 and beyond. Telco providers will be forced to reevaluate...

By Warren Bonheim 30 Jan 2017

Turkish Airlines maximises in-flight entertainment user-friendliness
Turkish Airlines maximises in-flight entertainment user-friendliness

Turkish Airlines has enhanced its in-flight entertainment system, featuring a completely redesigned and improved user interface.

27 Jan 2017

Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele
State and industry discuss broadband

Discussions with leading operators in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector on the implementation plan for the government's radio spectrum policy...

By Linda Ensor 26 Jan 2017

How IoT and the internet will merge
How IoT and the internet will merge

The ability to connect machines, devices, sensors, and other everyday things into an intelligent network and make sense out of them, has huge promises...

By Bruce Zhou 25 Jan 2017

ShowMax partners with Seacom in East Africa
ShowMax partners with Seacom in East Africa

Kenyans can now enjoy faster connections with less buffering as ShowMax partnered with SEACOM, a data service provider and the first company to launch broadband...

25 Jan 2017

Yahoo delays sale of core business to Verizon
Yahoo delays sale of core business to Verizon

Yahoo said Monday its $4.8 billion deal to sell its core internet assets to US telecom titan Verizon has been delayed several months...

25 Jan 2017

Airbnb an opportunity for poor communities in Cape Town
Airbnb an opportunity for poor communities in Cape Town

If Cape Town can use Airbnb to tackle housing shortages in poor communities and provide residents with additional rental income whilst increasing the availability of tourist accommodation, it will have created a...

By Alan Knott-Craig 24 Jan 2017

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