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It's hard to keep up with technology; everything seems to be moving at the speed of light. Innovation in camera technology is giving marketers, consumers and travellers a new reason to immerse themselves in a virtual world. Read more... | Send to a…
01.12 / 10:54
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This is not another "year of the mobile" trends piece - that ship sailed five years ago. If you do not have a mobile presence then you really should not be playing in the digital space, because now in 2017, it is not a matter of digital vs mobile or marketing vs digital - your consumer is connected, whether you like it or not, and is partaking in an omnichannel world. Read more... | Send to a…
01.11 / 08:17
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©alphaspirit via [[www.123RF.com 123RF]]Ooredoo Algeria, the Algerian subsidiary of the Ooredoo Telecommunications Group, and Nokia have achieved a transmission speed of 1.2 terabits per second over optical fibre in Africa's first field trial of innovative optical communications technology. Read more... | Send to a …
01.11 / 07:16
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MAPUTO: The internet is a key enabler of social development and education. While internet services have shown phenomenal success in other parts of the world, access to the internet remains low in Africa, especially in the rural communities. According to the Internet World Stats for Africa 2016, only 9.3% of people across the African continent are internet users. Read more... | Send to a…
01.05 / 18:18
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Applications have opened for the Barclays Accelerator programme, powered by Techstars, an initiative aimed at uncovering the next M-Pesa or Paypal by working with exceptional fintech entrepreneurs innovating Africa's financial services industry. Read more... | Send to a…
01.04 / 08:23
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Analytics have evolved over the years since the big buzz that came with big data. The new hype is the ability to analyse various types of information that are not based at the same location - termed deep analytics. Read more... | Send to a…
12.30 / 12:15
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If software solutions are your field of work, you might be having an unusual problem. Though used on a daily bases by both digital natives and digital immigrants, software systems are usually not something they want to be bothered with. The problem, as announced, is that your main product doesn't translate well into easily readable content that anyone would be attracted to. Read more... | Send to a…
12.30 / 12:14
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Seems Cook and Kasu weren’t lying about their Checkers ‘little shop’ grocery collections…Just when you thought the Loeries buzz was over, the Loeries' rankings are in! I chatted to some of this year's top ranked creatives post-celebrations. Here Black River FC's art directors Fu'aad Kasu and Stephanie Cook share their views. Read more... | Send to a friend…
12.30 / 12:13
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The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has extended the Western Cape communities' deadline for their registration on the provisional list of small-scale fishers. Read more... | Send to a…
12.30 / 11:53
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In Africa, technologies of all types are evolving rapidly, with one exception - internet access. With around only 170 million users, internet penetration remains low, at around 18%, well below the global average. Read more... | Send to a…
12.23 / 06:41
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DRIVE a few miles from the centre of Accra, the capital of Ghana, into the neat rows of houses that surround it and the paved roads disappear almost as quickly as the phone lines. Yet this has not dented the ambitions of Kwami Williams, a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who is…
12.22 / 17:26
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©photka via [[www.123RF.com 123RF]]Cellphone and smartphone usage is one of South Africa's great development success stories. Mobile telecommunications and smartphones have enabled many African countries to leapfrog into the digital and information age. Read more... | Send to a …
12.21 / 11:23
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Roman Luka © – [[www.123rf.com 123RF.com]]Egypt has blocked the encrypted messaging service Signal used by many activists and journalists in the country, the company that owns the app said. Read more... | Send to a fr…
12.21 / 06:41
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©Alex Stokes via [[www.123RF.com 123RF]]In continuation of Part 1, Frost & Sullivan's Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) team highlights a few tech trends they feel will be key in the in the African market in 2017. Read more... | Send to a …
12.18 / 09:52
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Huawei has announced that the African mobile networks operator MTN will use Huawei’s IP RAN solution to fully upgrade their mobile backhaul network in Nigeria. The upgrade will enable MTN to provide 100 Mb/s mobile Internet access for users in Nigeria, greatly improving service experience for mobile users and promoting mobile broadband development in West…
12.18 / 06:21
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It's easy to be inundated by the avalanche of technology that exists and is constantly coming out, leading to a plethora of emerging trends in the market and across the globe. Read more... | Send to a…
12.16 / 09:12
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Africa is rising. According to the latest figures in the 2016 African Economic Outlook report, annual GDP growth rose to above 5% between 2001 and 2014. While growth slowed slightly in the past couple of years as a result of the recession, the trajectory is expected to rise by 4.5% in 2017. Read more... | Send to a…
12.15 / 13:04
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123RFDon't get caught napping. Companies need rapid response data strategies to drive them forward if they are to keep up with the race to own the consumer relationship, say Tim Legg, managing director of AddSuite and co-founder of Ole! Media Group, and Ian Drummond, sales director at AddSuite. Read more... | Send to a…
12.14 / 22:58
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Ericsson Consumer Lab has produced its sixth edition of its annual trend report The 10 Hot Consumer Trends for 2017 and beyond. AI is an important theme this year and consumers see it playing a much more prominent role than before - both in society and at work. Thirty-five percent of advanced internet users want an AI advisor at work, and one in four would like an AI as his or her manager. Read more... | Send to a…
12.12 / 07:32
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The relationship brands have with their customers is set to undergo a technological revolution causing the number of human-to-human interactions to fall significantly, according to new research released by Oracle. Read more... | Send to a…
12.11 / 17:06
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