While latency is holding back the development of online services in Africa, and unreliable power supply holding back the development of datacenters, what's next for facilities on the continent?
The latest enterprise IT news from the tech hotspots of the African continent.
Hilary is an itinerant print and radio journalist who originally hails from Southern California. In recent years her travels have taken her to Europe, Asia and Africa, where she has reported on everything from techie innovations to antique riverboats. She is currently based in Kampala, Uganda, where she's busy swatting mosquitoes and keeping an eye on the ways technology can impact society.
Adam Oxford is the editor-in-chief of Hypertext Media, a South Africa publishing house that specialises in technology issues from across the continent and produces daily news at htxt.co.za daily. Based in Johannesburg but originally from the UK, he's written for most of the major technology publishers over the last 17 years, covering everything from PC gaming to photography to Linux to open data and emerging tech markets. He anyone who can wield a soldering iron without burning themselves and thinks the reinvention of dangerous downtown Joburg as an up-and-coming tech cluster is the coolest thing ever.
New centres for sales and development have opened in Johannesburg and Nairobi.
Korean company moves focus to mobile in wake of declining PC market.
A Johannesburg fibre to the home (FTTH) pilot is thought to be the fastest on the continent.
Africa's mobile industry was once seen as the route to riches for operators. Now, consolidation looks to be the only way for carriers to survive in a highly competitive market.
88mph's founder is looking to add a third country to its early stage investment fund and business mentor program.
The cost of buying non-pirate software can be prohibitive for many Africans. Can the likes of Microsoft persuade consumers that a legal copy is worth paying all those extra dollars for?
IT in schools can be a powerful tool for students in emerging nations, but we've got to think about more than just the hardware. Here, one school offers a glimpse of how tech really can make a difference.
A South African inventor has built a 3D printer that will work even under extreme conditions.
Africa's PC market is showing there's life in the PC yet – laptops and desktops are thriving, and tablets are just surplus to requirements.
The search engine back in the spotlight over tax contributions as South African revenues are collected in Ireland.
A new age of network-sharing is poised to sweep Africa — but is it coming soon enough?
Budget Android handset goes on sale for pre-pay customers in local stores and supermarkets.
Analysts are upbeat about foreign investment, with new high-tech factories helping to produce low-cost manufacturing hubs on the continent.
As the continent's smartphone sales and data consumption increase, companies are now beginning to release African-made devices. Are buyers ready for them?
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- 1 Stuck in the slow lane: Why Kenya's public 4G network isn't up to speed
- 2 The developers' dilemma: Why more smartphones won't necessarily mean more profits
- 3 Will this $100 RepRap be the device that takes 3D printing to the masses?
- 4 New Nigerian law means seven years for cybercrime
- 5 Africa's new thin SIM cards: The line between banks and telcos just got thinner