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March 2011 Blog Posts (11)

SMART Resellers win awards, accreditation

At a recent reseller event held by SMART Technologies and VastraTech, Edit Microsystems received the Top Performance Award 2011 for South Africa, and VCS Computer, Namibia, received the Top Performance 2011 award for Rest of Africa for their success in implementing SMART’s collaborative solutions for business and education.…


Added by Linda Larbie on March 28, 2011 at 5:28pm — No Comments

WapEgo mobile communities builder expands to Africa

Mobile and social are two sectors that saw exponential growth in the last few years and will continue to grow in future. Startup called has built a platform uniting mobile with social. WapEgo allows clients to create their own personalized mobile social networking site, including features such as blogging, photo gallery, dating, forum, articles library and chat rooms and more.


WapEgo was welcomed among European users with more than 100 000 social networks already…


Added by Linda Larbie on March 28, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

MTN the top African brand and ranked 199th in the Global 500

MTN has emerged as Africa’s most valuable brand and the only African global brand in the 2011 BrandFinance Global 500.

BrandFinance® Global 500 is the world’s most comprehensive brand value league table that ranks the most valuable brands across all major markets.

On its 2011 league table, which was released this week, BrandFinance Global 500 ranks MTN at position 199 with an AAA rating denoting “extremely strong” brand. The next African brand on the table, Standard Bank,… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on March 22, 2011 at 5:29pm — No Comments

Manpower and Microsoft Launch Programs for Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship in Africa

Manpower Inc.  world leader in innovative workforce solutions, and Microsoft, the world’s leading producer of software and software development systems, have announced they are developing joint programs to help young people across the globe to win in the world of work and seize early opportunities for entrepreneurship.


“The rising rates of unemployment among young people are deeply disturbing, and this generation is at risk of becoming the new long-term unemployed,” said…


Added by Linda Larbie on March 22, 2011 at 5:15pm — No Comments

Seacom expands Pan-African Network

SEACOM’s ongoing focus on connecting broadband starved African countries is bearing fruit for South Africa’s neighbours, with SEACOM’s low cost services becoming accessible from Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. SEACOM’s network expansion to provide such accessibility is coupled with increasing resilience…


Added by Linda Larbie on March 17, 2011 at 4:46pm — No Comments


Datatec , the international Information and Communications Technology (ICT) group, announces that its subsidiary Logicalis has agreed to acquire Inca Software  (“Inca”) from its parent company, Avisen Plc (AIM: AVI), for a total equity value consideration of £7.3 million.


Inca is the largest and most successful IBM Cognos…


Added by Linda Larbie on March 17, 2011 at 4:45pm — No Comments

State departments need timely, reliable ICT service delivery to operate

Effective delivery of information communication technology managed services and support is critical to the functioning of state departments. Media coverage of reported rifts between service providers and certain government departments highlights a significant stumbling block in the rollout of technology and improvement of systems.


This is the view of executive management at the Integr8 Group, South Africa’s largest privately owned ICT managed…


Added by Linda Larbie on March 14, 2011 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Finalists of Inaugural East African Media Awards Announced

The East African Business Council and East African Community Secretariat have announced the finalists for the EAC-EABC East Africa Media Awards.


The finalists for the Umoja Award honouring the best reporter on EAC integration include: Charles Kazooba from The East African; Dorothy Nakaweesi and Walter Wafula from Daily Monitor (Uganda); and Jamhuri Mwavyombo from BBC Swahili Service (Tanzania).


Finalists for the EABC Chairman’s Award honouring the best…


Added by Linda Larbie on March 14, 2011 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Education technology makes magic in the classroom

Children are a visual generation and have been brought up on TV and video games; they learn in a visual manner, and tend to remember images.


Nowhere is this more evident than in Julie…


Added by Linda Larbie on March 14, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

IT services to increase by 4.4 percent this year

Global sales of IT hardware, software, and IT services will increase by 4.4 percent this year, to EUR 1.1 billion, according to EITO research. Emerging countries are energizing markets, led by the BRIC states of Brazil, Russia, India, and China.

The IT markets in these four countries are currently growing by an…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on March 4, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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