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Cloud: It's not about IT, it's about the app

Embarking on
cloud journey 

It's about the apps
say tech experts.

Kenya's BRCK acquires ISP Surf

Kenya's BRCK
catches the wave  

Company announces
acquisition of local ISP Surf.

Thursday, Feb 21st

SAP appoints regional director for Southern Africa

SAP appoints regional director for Southern Africa

SAP Africa has announced Cameron Beveridge will be Southern Africa's new regional director.

Telecel Zimbabwe reluctant to activate roaming

Telecel Zimbabwe reluctant to activate roaming

Telco cites the impact of continued forex shortage.

Cloud, mobile the weakest links in ICT security - Check Point

Cloud, mobile the weakest links in ICT security - Check Point

Cyber security solutions provider delves into its 2019 Security Report released this week.

Botswana – mobile users 'not really experiencing the net'

Botswana – mobile users 'not really experiencing the net'

Despite misgivings by some tech professionals, statistics show an increased appetite for mobile internet.

Gen VI – the stakes just got higher in cyber security

Gen VI – the stakes just got higher in cyber security

CheckPoint outlines the risks to business and its prevent-focused strategy at CPX360 2019.

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Telecoms

Setting
MTN Cameroon stops out-of-bundle internet billing

MTN Cameroon stops out-of-bundle internet billing

15 February 2019

Market speculates move is part of a strategy to bolster performance of the company, which has been impacted by continued regional conflict.

Safaricom appoints Rose Ogega to its Board

Safaricom appoints Rose Ogega to its Board

15 February 2019

Newest member to serve as an independent non-executive director.

Mobile

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Botswana – mobile users 'not really experiencing the net'

Botswana – mobile users 'not really experiencing the net'

20 February 2019

Despite misgivings by some tech professionals, statistics show an increased appetite for mobile internet.

Vodacom Lesotho, Facebook launch free connectivity service

Vodacom Lesotho, Facebook launch free connectivity service

06 February 2019

Facebook Flex will enable subscribers to switch seamlessly between free and data modes.

Huawei looks to increase North Africa market share

Huawei looks to increase North Africa market share

01 February 2019

Production underway at electronic device assembly plant in Algeria.

Networks

Setting
Kenya's BRCK acquires ISP Surf

Kenya's BRCK acquires ISP Surf

15 February 2019

Value of the deal undisclosed, but will result in one of the biggest public Wi-Fi zones in the region claims BRCK CEO.

South Africa's 5G reality revealed

South Africa's 5G reality revealed

13 February 2019

5G network subscriptions and end-user devices will be in the spotlight in 2019.

Avanti, MainOne enter broadband services pact

Avanti, MainOne enter broadband services pact

12 February 2019

Partnership includes deployment of Avanti's ECO initiative which bundles broadband access, solar power and embedded Wi-Fi services.

Security

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Gen VI – the stakes just got higher in cyber security

Gen VI – the stakes just got higher in cyber security

19 February 2019

CheckPoint outlines the risks to business and its prevent-focused strategy at CPX360 2019.

Uganda adds biometric ID to crime-fighting arsenal

Uganda adds biometric ID to crime-fighting arsenal

18 February 2019

First deployment of Cogent Automated Biometric Identification System (CABIS) in East Africa.

Zimbabwe fast-tracks cybercrime legislation

Zimbabwe fast-tracks cybercrime legislation

31 January 2019

Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said newly introduced law was developed to monitor social media and relevant content.

Business Intelligence

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Tshimologong, Conlog offer blockchain incubation

Tshimologong, Conlog offer blockchain incubation

13 February 2019

The intensive programme invites aspiring software developers and technologists to create blockchain-based smart city solutions.

Panda secures healthcare digital transformation in Africa

Panda secures healthcare digital transformation in Africa

07 February 2019

Digital transformation in the healthcare industry brings a number of cybersecurity related risks, warns the IT security firm.

Cloud

Setting
icolo.io preps second datacentre in Kenya

icolo.io preps second datacentre in Kenya

01 February 2019

NB01 will be based in the suburb of Karen in Nairobi.

ICT and Governance

Setting
SAP appoints regional director for Southern Africa

SAP appoints regional director for Southern Africa

20 February 2019

SAP Africa has announced Cameron Beveridge will be Southern Africa's new regional director.

South Africa's Ramaphosa appoints 4IR commission

South Africa's Ramaphosa appoints 4IR commission

08 February 2019

President announces details during State of the Nation Address.

Business Continuity

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Solid growth for Veeam SA

Solid growth for Veeam SA

14 February 2019

The local arm of the backup solutions provider attributes its 2018 growth to the addition of new customers from all sectors.

Not everyone is turning against Huawei

Not everyone is turning against Huawei

07 February 2019

Turkcell's CEO calls Huawei "a reliable business partner", saying the partnership with the Turkish operator is "set to continue".

Cameroon's Camtel sacks staff

Cameroon's Camtel sacks staff

18 January 2019

GM understood to have initiated an audit to investigate HR issues, including fake certification and fraud.

Channel

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CheckPoint Software launches new channel partner program

CheckPoint Software launches new channel partner program

18 February 2019

Cyber security solutions firm makes announcement on eve of its CPX360 market event in Vienna, Austria.

TIBCO pens empowerment deal with TechSoft

TIBCO pens empowerment deal with TechSoft

29 January 2019

TechSoft International given exclusive rights to distribute TIBCO products in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Nigeria's Gloo to shut down

Nigeria's Gloo to shut down

16 January 2019

Logistics cited as top e-commerce challenge in Nigeria.

Unified Communications

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African tech start-ups invited to Startupbootcamp accelerator

African tech start-ups invited to Startupbootcamp accelerator

08 February 2019

The search for start-ups that have developed tech solutions for positive change in Africa is on.

Gartner foresees virtual assistant boom at work

Gartner foresees virtual assistant boom at work

10 January 2019

AI-enabled speech-to-text and text-to-speech hosted services are improving rapidly, Gartner says.

Nigeria's Publiseer partners with Google Play Books, targets Egypt

Nigeria's Publiseer partners with Google Play Books, targets Egypt

09 January 2019

Publishing company to support Google's digital book distribution service in Africa.