ICT

World Bank Group Launches New Program to Support Africa’s Top Digital Entrepreneurs

With support from prominent African investment groups, XL Africa will help the 20 selected start-ups attract early stage capital between $250,000 and $1.5 million The World Bank Group (www.WorldBank.org) launched XL Africa (www.XL-Africa.com), ...
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When imitation is not the sincerest form of flattery

By Alastair Paterson, CEO and Co-Founder, Digital Shadows The huge cost of cybercrime was once again graphically illustrated a few weeks ago by a story on the BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-39351215) of a hacker who ...
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Tigo Launches First State-of-the-Art Call Centre in Tanzania

Boasting the latest technology, the Call Centre complete with embedded data security measures to protect customer information and identity, has been designed to offer Tigo customers dedicated world-class service Tigo (www.Tigo.co.tz), Tanzania’s leading ...
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Africa is playing infrastructure catch up

Why the cloud is not the only answer The amount of businesses embracing an online strategy is driving an urgent review of legacy infrastructure according to Michele McCann, business development manager, Teraco. Following ...
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International space project puts South Africa on the satellite industry map

The South African satellite industry is taking yet another step forward as a player in the international arena with the launch of two South African built nanosatellites from Cape Canaveral in Florida within ...
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Facebook moves into larger South Africa premises as African growth accelerates

Facebook has moved its Johannesburg offices into new premises, creating a new home for the company to work with its partners to boost innovation and provide an African home for the Facebook culture ...
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Global research shows tech savvy businesses grow, differentiate, compete and flex better when they commit to technology

A third of small businesses that have a significant focus on digitally innovating their business reported growth of more than 10% last year According to new research, almost a third of small business ...
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Chasing Lazarus: A Hunt for the Infamous Hackers to Prevent Large Bank Robberies

According to Kaspersky Lab records, from December 2015, malware samples relating to Lazarus group activity appeared in financial institutions, casinos software developers for investment companies and crypto-currency businesses Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.co.za) has published ...
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AFRICA IS READY FOR HIGH TECH SOLUTIONS

Africa has been left behind in the development cycle of the globe. The continent currently faces an uphill task of realizing the UN Sustainable development goals (SDGs). There has been no other imperative ...
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Kenyans abroad are the biggest senders of mobile to mobile remittances

As M-PESA turns 10, data shows 93% of WorldRemit’s money transfers to Kenya go to mobile money accounts To mark the 10th anniversary of ground-breaking mobile money service M-PESA, WorldRemit has released new ...
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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 ...
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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 Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a global leader in providing solutions and services that give enterprises real-time visibility ...
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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. The Vice Chancellor ...
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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 ...
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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 ‘Check your privilege’ when coding, or your systems could have negative impacts on billions of people, warned ...
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Tigo Tanzania awards $40,000 to support projects run by local social entrepreneurs

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 ...
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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 ...
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