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September 10 2014

From IT News Africa news alert Wed Sep 10 2014, 12:33:08

Marketing and communications executives are under a tremendous amount of pressure to prove the effectiveness of corporate online initiatives. To ensure funding, marketing offices must measure the return on investment of their strategies and communicate their success in tangible ways. Many marketing and communications executives are faced with a variety of burning questions that need

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From IT News Africa news alert Wed Sep 10 2014, 11:46:10

The 2014 Gartner Symposium, which is being held at CTICC in Cape Town, has presented a variety of different topics throughout the day. However, one of the highlights of the event covered the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015. David Cearley, Vice President and Gartner Fellow highlighted the top ten technology trends that will

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From IT News Africa news alert Wed Sep 10 2014, 08:04:13

Apple is preparing to give its products a much needed update with the announcement of the upcoming iOS 8 software update. According to Apple, iOS 8 is the biggest iOS release ever and will be aimed at spicing things up for developers as well as consumers. While the previous software update brought significant changes, the latest

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From IT News Africa news alert Wed Sep 10 2014, 05:44:46 has revealed that Dirk Oberholster will be joining the company as its new Chief Technical Officer (CTO). Oberholster has 20 years of experience in technology management, and has held senior positions at various technology companies in South Africa, Dubai and the United Kingdom, most recently as Senior Manager: Software Development at Amazon Web Services

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From IT News Africa news alert Wed Sep 10 2014, 04:31:36

Data is being consumed rapidly and consumers require instant communication and access to information. This is mostly due to the emergence and increased availability of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets as well as more and less costly bandwidth. These 'smart devices' are allowing users to access the Internet, visit social media pages, access

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From IT News Africa news alert Wed Sep 10 2014, 03:08:04

Kenya currently leads in African connectivity with the highest bandwidth per person on the continent, the fastest speeds, and some of the lowest internet costs, according to a presentation held by Liquid Telecom Kenya CEO Ben Roberts, at the conference in Nairobi. "Investment in the continent's connectivity is creating multiple benefits that Kenya demonstrates

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September 9 2014

From IT News Africa news alert Tue Sep 9 2014, 06:20:03

MTN and Skrill have inked a partnership agreement focused on helping MTN subscribers to take part in the global digital revolution by being able to use funds in their mobile wallets to buy from global internet brands integrated into the Skrill network. MTN Mobile Money users in Ivory Coast and Rwanda will be first to

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From IT News Africa news alert Tue Sep 9 2014, 05:55:25

Bharti Airtel is set to sell over 3500 of its mobile towers, located in six African countries, to telecommunications tower firm - Eaton Towers. According to Bharti Airtel, the move has been put in place in order to reduce costs. Bharti Airtel revealed that, under the deal, the company will sell and lease back the

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From IT News Africa news alert Tue Sep 9 2014, 05:08:54

SAP has revealed the finalists and winners for the prestigious 2014 SAP Africa Partner of the Year Awards. The SAP Africa Partner of the Year Awards is the company's premier partner recognition programme that shines the acknowledgement spotlight upon its most outstanding partners, who have excelled in developing a partnership with SAP and in helping

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From IT News Africa news alert Tue Sep 9 2014, 04:50:37

An internet-wide newsbreak regarding anonymous hackers who obtained explicit photos of various Hollywood celebrities, including many A-listers like Jennifer Lawrence, and then publicised this material on the Internet, made the headlines recently. According to Kaspersky these leaks are not new; however, this particular incident was on a massive scale. From the very beginning there was

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