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The two companies have applied their innovation in cutting-edge transformational digital technologies that will see the number of rhino thrive in a place of safety. Dimension Data and Cisco today announced that they have joined forces on an initiative aimed at dramatically reducing the number of rhinos being poached in South Africa. Believed to be the first technology solution of …

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Computers play a crucial role in preserving the Earth

Kenyan pastoralist use the GrazeIt app to take a picture of the vegetation and submit a survey.

Credit: Nathaniel Jensen, Cornell University

From bears to birds to herders: NSF-funded researchers develop computing methods to cultivate a sustainable environment, economy and society. Computers have helped revolutionize the commercial world and transformed the lives of the general public through the development of the Internet and mobile technologies like the iPhone. But, practically speaking, they have done little for the good of our planet. This …

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Will Africa be digitally relevant in the next 10 years?

Wayne Houghton, Director of Growth Implementation Solutions, Frost & Sullivan Africa

By: Wayne Houghton, Director of Growth Implementation Solutions, Frost & Sullivan Africa By 2025, jobs which were common place in 2015 will no longer exist. Students graduating in 2016, will have obsolete qualifications for which there will no longer be a profession by 2025. Front-line military personnel will be replaced with robots Private bankers and wealth managers will be replaced …

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SA joins international ICT education programme

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga

By – Pretoria – South Africa has joined countries from around the world in a programme that promises to transform education through the use of ICTs. The World Education Transformation Countries Programme is a platform where members also get to share the different challenges and risks in the management of change in their education systems. The programme is supported …

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Facebook Launches Agency Ambassador Programme for Africa

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Facebook has launched an Agency Ambassador Programme for Africa as part of its drive to equip its agency partners with the skills and information they need to make the most of Facebook as a marketing and advertising platform. Agency Ambassadors have a direct line to Facebook and receive extensive training to help them become their agency’s expert in Facebook’s tools, …

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New Calculator Shows How Much You Can Earn Per Tweet

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The new online calculator tool takes 10 seconds or less to calculate what each tweet is worth and depicts the monetary value you could potentially earn per tweet. Ten years after the first tweet appeared on Twitter (, a new, free online calculator tool ( allows you to see how much money you could earn for every tweet you post. …

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John Glassey, Managing Director of AfricanBrains discusses the importance of the knowledge economy in Sub-Saharan Africa

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On BBC Radio Northampton today, John Rose talked to John Glassey, Managing Director of AfricanBrains. The discussion covered the challenges and achievements of modern Sub-Saharan Africa. Glassey highlighted the importance of the global knowledge economy, how African governments recognise this and are creating public/private partnerships so as to encourage investment in ICT in Education.

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Looking beyond the fear factor when selling cloud software to SMEs


By Steven Cohen (, Head of Sage One International (Africa, Australia, Middle East, Asia and Brazil) ( A common misperception is that SMEs using old software could put their companies at risk and that such solutions are based on databases considered to be “antiquated”. Sound bite of Steven Cohen: Companies like Sage maintain a range of platforms – cloud, …

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Social media app brings fishers, stakeholders together


By– Pretoria – The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries says the Abalobi social media application has grown to include important stakeholders who are driven to address challenges facing small-scale fishers. The Abalobi initiative was launched in 2015 in South Africa. It is a mobile app which, the department says, is to become an integrated catch management system for …

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Cisco Cloud Index Projects that Cloud Traffic in Middle East and Africa will quadruple by 2019


Personal Cloud Storage, Public Cloud Services, Denser Private Cloud Workloads and Internet of Everything among Key Drivers of Rapid Cloud Growth Worldwide. Dubai, United Arab Emirates – The fifth annual Cisco® Global Cloud Index (2014-2019), released recently, forecasts that Middle East and Africa cloud traffic will more than quadruple by the end of 2019. Additionally, by 2019, 83 percent of …

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