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SA, Lesotho set to bolster communication cooperation

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi

By – Pretoria – South Africa is expected to use the upcoming Southern African Development Community (SADC) Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) and Postal Services Ministers’ meeting to sign bilateral agreements with the Kingdom of Lesotho on digital migration. Communications Minister Faith Muthambi will join her SADC counterparts on Thursday in Maseru, Lesotho, to discuss the migration from analogue …

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SA: Project to bring internet to rural areas


By – Pretoria – Affordable mobile technology projects aimed at connecting the country’s rural villages to the World Wide Web will be showcased at the Future Internet Research Experimentation (FIRE) workshop to be held in Pretoria on Monday. The projects, Testbeds for Reliable Smart City Machine-to-Machine Communication (TRESCIMO) and Mobile Empowerment for Socio-economic Development in South Africa (MOSAIC 2B), …

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Data doesn’t always tell the whole story

Copyright: Marie Dorigny /Editing/Panos

By – Nicola Pearson – SciDev.Net Analysing ever-increasing amounts of data — particularly digital data — is generally considered the Holy Grail of categorising people’s behaviour to target services in line with it. This doesn’t just mean commercial, personalised marketing based on our online habits, but also, in development terms, directing policies to create and target services where they are most …

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Integr8 Awarded for Lenovo sales in South Africa


Integr8, South African-based global managed ICT services provider and Lenovo Premium Partner, has been recognised with an award for out-performing sales quotas for the first half of the PC vendor’s fiscal year. In 2015 Integr8 was officially recognised into Lenovo’s partner network and immediately set about making the PC brand’s entire laptop / server and desktop suite of products available …

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Lenovo Delivers Solid 2nd Quarter FY15-16 Operational Results


Restructuring completed, driving traction in Mobile and Enterprise; PC business is strong as ever. Lenovo Group (0992) LNVGY, +0.75% : Revenue was US$12.2 billion, up 16% year-over-year, up 23 percent in constant currency Lenovo grew its PC market share for record high 21.2% share* Lenovo is successfully executing its business realignment plan and is on track to deliver US$ 650 …

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Microsoft announces plans to offer cloud services from the UK


Will deliver Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online from a new UK data center region; completes data center expansions in Ireland and Netherlands; all part of the more than $2 billion spent on cloud infrastructure across Europe Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella on Tuesday announced plans to offer commercial cloud services from the UK. Microsoft Azure and Office …

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Private sector urged to train youth in ICT

David Makhura

By – Pretoria – Gauteng Premier David Makhura has encouraged the private sector to train young people to acquire skills in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector. Speaking on Monday during the Gauteng ICT Summit in Midrand, Premier Makhura also urged the private sector to partner with government to achieve the province’s ICT goals. During the summit, the …

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MainOne, Microsoft present Data Center, Cloud Solutions at Business Seminar


Tier III rated MDX-i is the only data center colocation facility in Nigeria that has received the PCI DSS and ISO 9001 and 27001 certifications. LAGOS, Nigeria, In light of the current economic challenges facing businesses in emerging markets, MainOne ( and Microsoft have called for the adoption of data center colocation and enterprise cloud solutions, stressing benefits that include …

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India, Africa agree on areas of cooperation


By– Pretoria – The Delhi Declaration and the India-Africa Framework for the Strategic Cooperation has been adopted by 41 Heads of State and Government from the African continent and others who attended the Third India-Africa Forum Summit. These outcome documents cover key priority areas for cooperation. They cover areas such as economic development; trade and Industry; agriculture; energy; the …

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Nigeria Stands to Benefit as EDC Aims to Grow Its Total Business in Africa to USD 10 Billion in the Next Five Years


Global Corporate Financier Export Development Canada (EDC) Opens Representation in Sub-Saharan Africa Export Development Canada (EDC), Canada’s official trade finance agency, today emphasised its commitment to facilitating business for sub-Saharan Africa by opening a permanent representation in Johannesburg, South Africa. As one of the largest and most progressive export credit agencies in the world, EDC has helped facilitate more than …

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