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Source: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) |

Digital IQ for African companies track global averages—but South Africa is at risk of falling behind: PwC report

Despite 10 years of continued investment and commitment from top executives, PwC’s Global Digital IQ results show enterprises struggling to return value, overlooking fundamental integration of technology with the human experience

Most organisations around the world have not done enough to keep up with the digital era – and leadership is falling short, with many chief executives not yet fully engaged in the initiatives of digital transformation. African companies match their global peers in many measures of Digital IQ: just over…

Kaspersky
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Securing Privacy Online: Kaspersky Lab Presents Standalone VPN for Macs and PCs

Kaspersky Lab has introduced Secure Connection in Nigeria, a solution for encrypting traffic on Windows and Mac computers

Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.co.za) has introduced Secure Connection in Nigeria, a solution for encrypting traffic on Windows and Mac computers. Based on VPN technology, it automatically enables encryption when the risk of data interception is most dangerous for the user, for example, when connecting to public Wi-Fi or using online banking…

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GE East Africa Digital Roadshow

Africa is one of the fastest-growing regions in the world, but the continent still faces significant challenges around clean water, power, transportation and healthcare

General Electric spearheads a digital transformation with the GE East Africa Digital Roadshow in Kenya and Ethiopia. Investment in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is expected to top $60 trillion during the next 15 years. And by 2020, over 50 billion assets will connect to the Internet. General Electric…

Source: Ministry of Posts, Telecom and Technology of Somalia |

Ministry of Posts, Telecom & Technology holds consultation meeting on the draft National Communications Act

The purpose of these consultative meetings is to create an enabling environment for the ICT Sector by establishing legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks and developing appropriate policies

The Ministry of Posts, Telecom and Technology held today in Mogadishu a consultation meeting on the "Draft Communication Law" as part of series of meetings aimed at increasing public participation in the draft law. The conference, which was attended by more than 20 representatives from the ICT Working Group comprising…

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    • L-R: Nic Rudnick, CEO, Liquid Telecoms; Uche Ofodile, Regional Head, Africa Express Wi-Fi, Facebook; Artur Mendes, CCO, Angola Cables; Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne; Chris Wood, CEO, WIOCC and Chris George, Strategic Initiatives, Google, after the MainOne-hosted Africa Session themed “Achieving A Connected Continent: Leading The Data Explosion Across Africa” at the 2017 International Telecoms Week, held in Chicago... this week.
    • L-R: Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne and panel Chair; Artur Mendes, CCO, Angola Cables; Uche Ofodile, Regional Head, Africa Express Wi-Fi, Facebook; Chris George, Strategic Initiatives, Google; Nic Rudnick, CEO, Liquid Telecoms and Chris Wood, CEO, WIOCC, during the MainOne-hosted Africa Session themed “Achieving A Connected Continent: Leading The Data Explosion Across Africa” at the 2017 International Telecoms Week, held in Chicago... this week.
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MainOne advocates need for greater investments to drive data explosion in Africa

Experts at the International Telecoms Week conference in Chicago have highlighted the need to accelerate investment in Africa to facilitate the continent’s broadband data explosion

Experts at the International Telecoms Week conference in Chicago have highlighted the need to accelerate investment in Africa to facilitate the continent’s broadband data explosion. Based on the theme “Achieving A Connected Continent: Leading The Data Explosion Across Africa”, the expert panel session with participation from Google, Facebook, WIOCC, Liquid…

Source: Microsoft |

Microsoft to Deliver Microsoft Cloud from Datacentres in Africa to Enable Greater Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth

Microsoft’s new investment will provide highly available, scalable, and secure cloud services across Africa with the option of data residency in South Africa

Today Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT" @Microsoft) (www.Microsoft.com) revealed plans to deliver the complete, intelligent Microsoft Cloud for the first time from datacentres located in Africa. This new investment is a major milestone in the company’s mission to empower every person and every organisation on the planet to achieve more, and a…

Sage
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Nigerian CIOs must focus on the needs of the connected consumer

By Magnus Nmonwu (http://APO.af/mXOM8O), Regional Director for Sage in West Africa

The IDC CIO Summit (http://IDCCIOsummit.com), currently underway in Lagos, is focusing on how the next wave of social, mobile, analytics and cloud (SMAC) technologies will unleash innovation and productivity in the enterprise by delivering better employee and customer experiences. These technologies empower people by making apps, services and information accessible…

Facebook
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Facebook chooses 60 finalists in Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge

Facebook has selected 60 finalists from the hundreds of entries it received from across the Middle East and Africa

Facebook has selected 60 finalists from the hundreds of entries it received from across the Middle East and Africa for the Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge. The Bots for Messenger Challenge is a contest to recognise and reward developers who create the most innovative new bots on Messenger. Developers, in…

Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

Assessment of Health Information System in Libya Workshop

The workshop was also attended by Health Expert, European Union, Edda Costarelli and representative from Libyan Health System Strengthening Project

On 9th May, 2017, World Health Organization with financial support from the European Union launched a four-day workshop on the Assessment of Health Information System in Libya. The workshop was conducted in Carthage Thalasso Hotel, Tunis with the aim to develop a roadmap for strengthening Libya health information system. Eight…