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September 30 2014

From IT News Africa news alert Tue Sep 30 2014, 06:18:12

Dr. Omobola Johnson, Nigeria's Minister of Communications Technology, has revealed that research has shown that the Internet can contribute up to USD $300bn to Africa's GDP by 2025. Johnson revealed the details at the 2014 DEMO Africa event, which was held in Lagos this past week. Johnson stated that: "The increase in the number of

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From IT News Africa news alert Tue Sep 30 2014, 05:14:51

Telkom has revealed that it will begin the roll-out of its LTE Advanced (LTE-A) connectivity platform to over 50 suburbs within South Africa, before the end of 2014. According to the telecom provider, LTE-A can potentially offer speeds of up to 3Gbps. With the upgrade in progress, Telkom is expected to offer its customers peak

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From IT News Africa news alert Tue Sep 30 2014, 04:04:43

With LTE (4G) cellular gaining momentum and operators starting to push entry-level smartphones across Africa, consumers across the continent are in a great position to benefit from the connected world. However, what does the increase in data demand mean for Wi-Fi and its relationship with other forms of connectivity? Michael Fletcher, sales director for Ruckus

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From IT News Africa news alert Tue Sep 30 2014, 03:38:35

Assimilated Information Systems (AIS), a provider of software and IT solutions, has joined the IBM PartnerWorld Program as an Independent Software Vendor (ISV). The partnership will give the company access to a variety of IBM technologies, tools, and services. "Becoming an IBM partner reinforces our strategic focus on providing our customers with the best solutions

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From IT News Africa news alert Tue Sep 30 2014, 03:10:10

OpenWeb has launched Download Heaven, a service that, according to the company, guarantees its uncapped customers unshaped access. OpenWeb CEO, Keoma Wright, stated that: "Many ISP's in South Africa leave much to be desired. Poor service, ongoing download issues and high prices are the going trend. However, OpenWeb has steadily built its reputation by avoiding

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From IT News Africa news alert Tue Sep 30 2014, 02:26:30

The Web is still the greatest attack surface and largest entry point for malicious code. These attacks usually happen via drive-by downloads, which see malware being downloaded and executed without the user even realising. "These threats make use of exploits, or tools that find and use vulnerabilities in the target user's system," explains Lutz Blaeser,

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September 29 2014

From IT News Africa news alert Mon Sep 29 2014, 13:30:27

If CIOs can trust your company's sales executives to understand their challenges and help to solve them, they will be eager to do business with you and keep you close. But establishing credibility with CIOs can be tough. They are extremely busy and they are inundated with technical sales calls. Nonetheless, those who make a

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From IT News Africa news alert Mon Sep 29 2014, 10:22:33

Few could argue that IT is undergoing massive change. More so, than perhaps any other sector or industry - and those that are changing, are being pushed to do so by game-changing technology. New innovations, tools and platforms have disrupted the status quo, along with dynamic and fearless new players who have altered the way

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From IT News Africa news alert Mon Sep 29 2014, 09:34:00

Liquid Telecom has announced that it is planning to invest USD 34 million in Rwanda. The investment forms part of the company's USD 200 million Africa expansion plans. Sam Nkusi, Liquid Telecom Rwanda CEO, stated that: "The money will be used to build internet infrastructure such as laying of fibre-optic cable around the country." "So

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From IT News Africa news alert Mon Sep 29 2014, 09:01:21

TomTom South Africa has revealed that they will be sponsoring one of the VIP boats at the inaugural 2014 RiskSA Regatta. The biggest corporate sailing event this side of the Atlantic, will be held on 25 - 26 October 2014 at the Royal Cape Yacht Club in the Port of Cape Town's Foreshore. 'The TomTom

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