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How will you speed through the digital trough of disillusionment?
How will you speed through the digital trough of disillusionment?

Peter Sondergaard, Gartner executive VP for research, addressed CIOs and senior IT executives in his keynote at the annual Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Cape Town

By Ilse van den Berg 3 days ago

Rising need for cloud-based website security services in South Africa
Rising need for cloud-based website security services in South Africa

With Microsoft set to open hyperscale data centres in South Africa next year, demand for cloud and internet services are set to soar. However, in anticipation of rapid digital transformation in the region, website security is a necessary area for investment to keep up with equally fast-emerging cyber threat challenges

Issued by Cloudbric 18 Sep 2017

Vumatel explains planned R89/month fibre internet in Alexandra
Vumatel explains planned R89/month fibre internet in Alexandra

Fibre provider Vumatel made headlines in local tech publications last week when it revealed plans to deliver 100Mbps fibre internet to residents of Alexandra for just R89 a month

By Hadlee Simons 12 Sep 2017

Anton Cabral
Digital transformation is not just about technology - it's about people

Can you remember thirty-or-so years ago, to a time before mobile technology and the internet?

By Anton Cabral 11 Sep 2017

TNM unveils 4.5G, urges customers to think digital
TNM unveils 4.5G, urges customers to think digital

Malawi's integrated mobile network and ICT service provider TNM on Thursday, 31 August, unveiled a 4.5G network platform which it says will enable the company to provide tailor made internet-based solutions to corporate clients

Issued by Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) 7 Sep 2017

Battle of the bandwidth: What's the real difference between ADSL, VDSL and fibre?
Battle of the bandwidth: What's the real difference between ADSL, VDSL and fibre?

Jarryd Chatz, CEO at BitCo, unpacks some of the different fixed line options - ADSL, VDSL and fibre - in terms of their benefits, disadvantages and ideal environments

By Jarryd Chatz, Issued by BitCo 5 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Municipalities can make sustainable free Wi-Fi a reality
#InnovationMonth: Municipalities can make sustainable free Wi-Fi a reality

Everybody loves free Wi-Fi. Nobody ever wants to see it switched off. It has proven its worth by helping citizens improve their education, enhance job skills, find employment, easily access news

By Dudu Mhkwanazi 5 Sep 2017

CapaCiTi, Wesgro invite companies to apply for access to digital skills
CapaCiTi, Wesgro invite companies to apply for access to digital skills

CapaCiTi and Wesgro are in the process of concluding an investment of R200 million to train and place 2500 people in ICT jobs between 2018 and 2020

4 Sep 2017

Winners announced: MTN Women in ICT - Partnership for Change Awards
Winners announced: MTN Women in ICT - Partnership for Change Awards

The winners of the MTN Women in ICT - Partnership for Change Awards were announced late last week..

1 Sep 2017

The perks of working for an ISP at the cutting edge of connectivity
The perks of working for an ISP at the cutting edge of connectivity

A major contributor to BitCo's success as a connectivity leader comes from the efforts they make when seeking for talent. Of course - talent retention is also just as important as acquiring it

Issued by BitCo 30 Aug 2017

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#HappyBirthday! Hashtag turns 10

The hashtag, the symbol attached to keywords to tag topics online, celebrates 10 years making social media just a bit more navigable

25 Aug 2017

Smart evolution of Africa's megacities will help address infrastructure challenges
Smart evolution of Africa's megacities will help address infrastructure challenges

Facing rapid growth and evolution in Africa's megacities, radical and effective urban management is needed

24 Aug 2017

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Technology is not enough to create connected cities - here's why

The United Nations (UN) estimates that by 2050, 66% of the world's population will live in cities

By Mike Cooray and Rikke Duus 24 Aug 2017

Harvesting big data could bring about the next transport revolution, right now
Harvesting big data could bring about the next transport revolution, right now

New technology promises to move us further and faster than ever before. Yet for cities facing everyday problems such as congestion, air pollution and under-capacity, the most effective solution could be

By Marcin Budka, Manuel Martin Salvador 15 Aug 2017

All South African schools to be online by 2018
All South African schools to be online by 2018

Deputy Minister of Basic Education, Enver Surty, says every South African school will be digitally connected by 2018

Issued by Kaelo Engage 14 Aug 2017

Huge growth predicted for 5G in its first six years
Huge growth predicted for 5G in its first six years

There will be around 1.4-billion 5G connections by 2025, an increase from just 1 million in 2019, the anticipated first year of commercial launch

14 Aug 2017

Transforming agricultural education through technology
Transforming agricultural education through technology

When it comes to training and agri-education, technology is the perfect catalyst. Just as progress is being made in farming techniques, so is the use of similar advances to drive skills and education

By Howard Blight 14 Aug 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Three ways building a company intranet increases productivity

For your team to be effective in executing their daily tasks, they need an organised way of accessing information - like an intranet

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 11 Aug 2017

Mozilla and fact-checker engine join fight on fake news
Mozilla and fact-checker engine join fight on fake news

Mozilla, the non-profit which runs the Firefox internet browser, said it was launching a drive against "fake news"

11 Aug 2017

South Africa's first Inspiring Fifty women
South Africa's first Inspiring Fifty women

Out of the 252 women in tech who were nominated for Inspiring Fifty South Africa, the final top 50 have been announced

8 Aug 2017

Seacom acquires MacroLan, expands in Western Cape
Seacom acquires MacroLan, expands in Western Cape

Seacom has acquired Cape Town-based internet service provider (ISP) and managed services provider, MacroLan

7 Aug 2017

#SmartHomes: The number one tenant amenity today is Wi-Fi
#SmartHomes: The number one tenant amenity today is Wi-Fi

In today's crazy technology age, we are seeing many new developments being incorporated into the home

By Riaan Graham 3 Aug 2017

Nominations open for IT Personality and Visionary CIO of the Year
Nominations open for IT Personality and Visionary CIO of the Year

Marking its 60th anniversary, the Institute of Information Technology Professionals SA (IITPSA) is calling for nominations for its Annual IT Personality and Visionary CIO of the Year Awards

3 Aug 2017

Jochai Ben-Avie, senior global policy manager at Mozilla.
Barriers to internet access in Africa revealed

Internet penetration in Africa sits at about 25%. Mozilla-backed research reveals the main barriers to internet access in African countries

2 Aug 2017

Convergence Partners exits investment in Dimension Data
Convergence Partners exits investment in Dimension Data

The contractual investment term between Convergence Partners and DiData ended in September 2016 and the companies negotiated a consensual exit to the investment

1 Aug 2017

Dudu Mkhwanazi
New CEO for Project Isizwe

Project Isizwe has appointed Dudu Mkhwanazi as its new CEO. Mkhwanazi is deeply committed to enabling social justice and empowering South Africans through free access to the internet

1 Aug 2017

Microsoft SA, Brightwave bring connectivity to 213,000 students in Eastern Cape
Microsoft SA, Brightwave bring connectivity to 213,000 students in Eastern Cape

Microsoft South Africa and internet service provider Brightwave, have signed an agreement to bring Wi-Fi and TV white spaces technology based on broadband access to more than 213,000 students in the Eastern Cape

31 Jul 2017

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Internet users in Nigeria hit 91.6 million

According to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the number of internet users in Nigeria's telecommunications networks has increased to 91.6 million in June

31 Jul 2017

Kamal Mokrani
Connecting an unconnected Africa through Wi-Fi

The most recent figures from the International Telecommunications Union showed that Africa's internet access has increased by up to 28% between 2000 and 2015

By Kamal Mokrani 28 Jul 2017

Unsure about fibre coverage in South Africa? This map will help
Unsure about fibre coverage in South Africa? This map will help

Fibre-based service provider Otel is busy laying out its own infrastructure, but it also sells data packages on other open-access fibre networks

By Hadlee Simons 27 Jul 2017

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