Category Archives: ICT

Teraco raises R1.2 billion in debt funding for further investment into South African data centres

South Africa, Teraco, Africa’s largest carrier & cloud neutral colocation data centre and home to NAPAfrica, Africa’s largest Internet exchange point (IXP), today announced that it has raised a medium term funding facility from Absa amounting to R1.2 billion.

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Zebra Study: Seven in Ten Retailers to Invest in IoT Technologies to Revolutionize Customer Experience

By 2021, smart technologies to provide shoppers with new levels of personalization, speed and convenience

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A Boost for African Innovation

BY MALAIKA KAMAU

Launch of a School for Design Thinking at the University of Cape Town introduces a new way of problem solving and solution finding for business and government.

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FinTech Impact for Africa: Re-Imagining Financial Services

As a result of their unique blend of trail-blazing technology and disruptive innovation, FinTech players have the ability to accelerate the digital transformation of financial services in Africa and, in turn, spur existing banks to rapidly ramp up their own innovative approaches to meet the financial needs of under-served markets across the continent.

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DevConf 2017 highlights top coding challenges

Algorithmic bias, blockchain, coding challenges and local hacking under the spotlight at SA’s largest developers’ conference

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Tigo Tanzania awards $40,000 to support projects run by local social entrepreneurs

Tigo Tanzania Managing Director, Diego Gutierrez (right), hands over a dummy cheque to Nancy Sumari, (right, in white), one of the winners of the Tigo Digital Change-makers’ awards in Dar es Salaam last Thursday. Looking on are, Tigo Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Halima Okash, (center) and Reach for Change Country Manager, Josephine Msambichaka (Photo Courtesy: Tigo)

Tigo Tanzania (www.Tigo.co.tz), in partnership with a non-profit organization, Reach for Change (http://Africa.ReachForChange.org), has given an award of USD 20,000 each to two winners of the 5th edition of the Tigo Digital Changemakers Competition. The competition aims at identifying and supporting social entrepreneurs who use digital tools and technology to improve communities and impact future generations. In addition to a substantial financial grant, winners are provided with access to Tigo and Reach for Change Incubator Program, which provides them with advice, expertise and access to global networks, enabling them to build financially sustainable social enterprises that create lasting, large scale change to the community.

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Five Technologies that Have Majorly Shaped Modern Meetings and Conferences

Since the invention of world wide web, and the coining of the term ‘internet of things’, the rate of growth in this field has grown and accelerated remarkably; touching on basically every facet of life. This article by Jumia Travel team examines different innovations that have bolstered great convenience and efficiency in the meetings and conferences frontier.

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African Leaders Discuss Digital Transformation in Public Sector

Microsoft is confirming its commitment to digital transformation in the public sector in Africa, by bringing together government decision makers from across the continent, at an event in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Recession: Nigerian businesses can remain profitable with outsourced Data Center and Cloud solutions

For companies in Nigeria currently battling the recession, the challenges are slowing sales and reduced earnings due to spiraling costs from high inflation and forex rates. To manage cash flows, businesses may have had to reduce or halt spending totally.

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Kaspersky Lab: Mobile Advertising Trojans Exploiting Super-User Rights Became the Top Mobile Malware Threat in 2016

These Trojans are capable of seizing rooting rights, allowing the malware to not only aggressively display ads on the infected device, often making it impossible to use, but also to secretly install other applications

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