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Econet Media partners MTN Ghana on video content streaming

ACCRA – MTN Ghana has partnered with Econet Media’s Kwese TV to deliver video content to Ghanaian consumers. The latter is Africa’s newest multi-platform Pay TV network. Leveraging MTN’s superfast 4G LTE network, subscribers will be able to experience Kwesé TV’s premium entertainment and sports content seamlessly on their mobile devices. MTN Ghana subscribers will be able to stream Kwesé TV ...

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Embrace technology or collapse, SAP tells Kenya firms

NAIROBI – AFRICAN companies, particularly those in Kenya, have been urged to embrace the digital revolution to enhance their growth and avoid losing relevance in the increasingly competitive environment. Systems, Applications and Products (SAP) officials warned by failing to adopt appropriate technologies, companies risked being pushed out of the global value chain, with undesirable consequences. Simon Carpenter, Chief Technology Advisor for ...

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dotAfrica kicks off in earnest

JOHANNESBURG – TRADEMARK owners can now secure dotAfrica domain names matching their registered trademarks before the new dotAfrica (“.africa”) generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) is launched to the public in July. The dotAfrica Sunrise Period, which opened today (Tuesday) will run for the next 60 days and will see the securing of valuable brand names in the form of registered trademarks ...

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Huawei upbeat towards Africa IoT rollout

JOHANNESBURG – GLOBAL information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, Huawei, anticipates its Internet of Things (IoT) services will transform lives of millions in the continent. Executives are hopeful of breakthroughs as the company works closely with operators to bring such solutions to Africa, with preparations of deployment to South Africa at an advanced stage. “This year Huawei has made a ...

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Not-to-be-missed Saphila returns to Sun City

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – HUNDREDS of partners of German multinational software corporation,SAP, will converge in Sun City, South Africa in June for Saphila, the African SAP User Group (AFSUG) has announced. Touted as “ICT’s don’t-miss conference of 2017”, Saphila 2017 creates a platform for SAP users to connect, create and collaborate, through sharing knowledge about innovation, implementation ...

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Huawei rolls out experience stores in SA

by MTHULISI SIBANDA CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – HUAWEI Consumer Business Group (CBG) will open further experience stores in the major cities of South Africa in the coming weeks. Such a facility has been opened in Johannesburg at the Mall of Africa. Further stores are in the pipeline in Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria. The experience stores will be open ...

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Modified Skills for Africa returns to Francophone region

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE second Francophone Africa leg of the internationally-recognised skills development and job creation initiative by global enterprise application software firm, SAP, has started in Morocco. Kicking off with the student orientation in the central Ben Guerir, it emphasises a strong case for case for diversity as female participation strongly increases. To drive SAP Africa’s vision for ...

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Huawei offers African Utility Week platinum boost

CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – GLOBAL information and telecommunications giant, Huawei, has signed a platinum sponsorship with African Utility Week, the leading conference and trade exhibition for power, energy and water professionals. Additionally, the Chinese technology firm will host its fifth Huawei Power Summit, where the company will demonstrate its industry-leading solutions. This summit will be co-located at African Utility ...

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Alran appointed SAP Francophone Africa MD

JOHANNESBURG – SAP Africa, an entity of the global software corporation, has appointed industry veteran, Frédéric Alran, as its new Managing Director for Francophone Africa. Alran will be responsible for driving SAP’s business and accelerating digital transformation in the company’s customer base in West and Central Africa as well as the Maghreb region, north of the continent. SAP Africa Managing ...

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HP maintains lead but PC market weakens

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JOHANNESBURG – THE Middle East and Africa (MEA) personal computer (PC) market experienced a mild decline of 1,8 percent year-on-year (y-o-y) in the last quarter of 2016 to total 3,2 million units. This is according to global technology research and consulting firm International Data Corporation (IDC), which attributed the decline to the desktop segment, as weak commercial demand saw shipments fall ...

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