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PC slump in E Africa

-March 22nd, 2017
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The East Africa PC market – comprising Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Uganda – declined -8.6% year on year in Q4 2016, according to the latest figures compiled by IDC.

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Google trains 1m in Africa in digital skills

-March 15th, 2017
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Google has announced that it has trained 1 million Africans through its Digital Skills programme.

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PCs still fall in Mid-East, Africa

-March 14th, 2017

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) PC market experienced a mild decline of 1.8% year-on-year (Y-o-Y) in Q4 2016 to total 3.2 million units, according to IDC.

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P2P lending takes hold in Africa

-March 10th, 2017

Africa has caught the attention of those in the ever-evolving peer-to-peer (P2P) lending sector. A recent report published by the University of Cambridge Judge Business School analyses the current position of Africa on the world’s alternative finance stage.

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StoneDrill malware coming to wipe you

-March 8th, 2017
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Kaspersky Lab has discovered StoneDrill - a wiper that destroys everything on an infected computer and also features advanced anti-detection techniques and espionage tools.

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Renault-Nissan deal pays off

-March 6th, 2017
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The Renault-Nissan Alliance delivered significant growth in 2016, with global sales of 9.96 million vehicles.

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Paper in office here to stay

-March 3rd, 2017

Epson Europe recently conducted an independent survey of over 2 400 employees from across EMEA on ‘The State of Printing in the Workplace’. One of the findings that was highlighted was that despite increasing workplace digitisation, the majority of South African office workers say that the paperless office is unrealistic.

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SA telescope helped find new planets

-March 2nd, 2017

The discovery of a new system of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a star 40 light years away used data from the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) telescope, as well as other instruments around the world.

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Samsung brings smart design and innovation together

-February 27th, 2017
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At last week’s AfricaForum, Samsung launched a variety of new products, ranging from new QLED TVs to windless air-condition systems. SEAN BACHER was there to get some first hand experience.

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Ransomware doubles

-February 23rd, 2017
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Out of all recognised malware incidents globally, the percentage of ransomware attacks increased from 5.5% to 10.5% between July and December 2016 according to Check Point Software Technologies' H2 2016 Global Threat Intelligence Trends report.

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