Nigeria's Hotel.ng expands African reach with new platforms

Nigeria's Hotel.ng expands African reach with new platforms

Nigeria’s Hotel.ng expands African reach with new platforms.

Nigerian hotel-booking platform, Hotels.ng, has launched two new platforms that form a part of its expansion plans across the African continent. The two new platforms launched by the startup are Hotel.africa and Fly.africa which will allow for both hotel bookings and flights across Africa.

Hotel.africa has over 25,000 properties listed across many cities on the continent, while Fly.africa is focused on flights within and outside the continent. The company has partnered with local hotels and airlines across Africa to accelerate its growth across the region.

The company’s goal in Africa is to make every hotel …read more

South African Business School to accept Bitcoin payments

South African Business School to accept Bitcoin payments

South African Business School to accept Bitcoin payments.

South African Business School, Red & Yellow has announced that it will accept Bitcoin payments for all degrees, advanced diplomas, certificates and online courses.

Red & Yellow has been teaching future business leaders since 1994. As a progressive institution with campuses in both Cape Town and Johannesburg, the school is focused on preparing its students for career success in a digital future, so the acceptance of the next wave of financial currency is the obvious route, according to the company because these forward-thinking learners will be the business leaders of tomorrow.

“The world is changing …read more

CES 2018: Top gadgets unveiled

CES 2018- Top 5 gadgets unveiled

CES 2018- Top 5 gadgets unveiled.

On Tuesday 9 January 2018 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018, which is held in Las Vegas, USA,, a number of awe-inspiring gadgets were revealed for the first time.

CES is one of the largest conferences of it’s kind, and is taking place from 9 January to 11 January 2018 and will showcase the latest developments in the tech space across a variety of categories.

The team at IT News Africa have scoured through the best of the gadgets unveiled at this year’s conference and have identified the top 5 gadgets:

Samsung’s The Wall 146-inch TV.

1) Samsung’s …read more

Top 5 cloud services predictions 2018

Top 5 cloud services predictions 2018

Karl Roe VP Services & Cloud Solutions at Nuvias.

2018 will be another year where cloud services are at the forefront of all discussion at boardroom level as the amount of data and the need to analyse that data continues to grow at an alarming rate.

With this in mind Karl Roe, VP Services & Cloud Solutions at Nuvias, takes a look at what’s in store for organisations using the cloud in 2018.

1) The Rise of AI
2018 will see Artificial Intelligence (AI) drive a transformational change among organisations and impact on cloud use.

ICT isn’t getting any simpler, and businesses are being forced …read more

Artificial Intelligence is a game changer for personal devices says Gartner

Artificial Intelligence is a game changer for personal devices says Gartner

Artificial Intelligence – the opportunities for South African start-ups.

Emotion artificial intelligence (AI) systems are becoming so sophisticated that Gartner predicts that by 2022, personal devices will know more about an individual’s emotional state than his or her own family. AI is generating multiple disruptive forces that are reshaping the way we interact with personal technologies.

“Emotion AI systems and affective computing are allowing everyday objects to detect, analyse, process and respond to people’s emotional states and moods to provide better context and a more personalised experience,” said Roberta Cozza, research director at Gartner. “To remain relevant, technology vendors must …read more

Being open about being open: priorities for IT in 2018

Being open about being open: priorities for IT in 2018

Being open about being open: priorities for IT in 2018. (Image Source:

There are some big things set to come in 2018. In fact, we are seeing numerous significant developments in the world of enterprise IT. These include the emergence of the container infrastructure ecosystem, a continued move to hybrid cloud and the growth in software-defined infrastructure and storage. So, what is to come over the next twelve months and how should IT teams be preparing for any incoming changes?

Maturation of hybrid cloud strategies
There’s a chance that within the coming years the public cloud landscape will diversify. Consulting organisations are …read more

South African organisations must prioritise security in 2018

South African organisations must prioritise security in 2018

Claude Schuck, regional manager for Africa at Veeam.

Cyber-attacks are as old as technology itself. But even as organisations implement better ways to safeguard themselves and their data, malware evolves to become more sophisticated. The reality is that breaches will happen. It is how the organisation can mitigate those risks in the always-on environment which will become the differentiator.

In the past, companies were mainly concerned about protecting themselves against viruses that would slow down corporate desktops and networks. Computers were typically patched monthly with attacks occurring at a slow pace. Today, the real-time environment of the digital era has seen this …read more

Kenya's National Bank upgrades mobile banking services with NatMobile

Kenya: National Bank upgrades mobile banking services

Kenya: National Bank upgrades mobile banking services.

The National Bank of Kenya has announced that it will upgrade its mobile banking services. According to the bank, the upgrade includes new services with improved safety as the lender seeks to grow new revenue streams through digital avenues.

The NatMobile app allows customers to make payments such as school fees, National Hospital Insurance Fund contributions, utility bills and gives them access to credit card statements. It also provides additional widgets such as a currency converter and a loan calculator.

Wilfred Musau, National Bank, managing director said, “With this app, we can more easily offer our …read more

Travel Season is Back: Discover South Africa withTthese Great Travel Apps

Discover South Africa with these great Travel apps

Apps to help you get across SA.

South Africa is world renowned for have a diversity and beauty in landscapes that can not be matched by any other country in the world, from the famous natural landscapes, to the “dorps” and cities that are full of interesting discoveries. For many South Africans their ideal holiday is in Europe or other famous destinations they do however not realise the beauty that is available at their own door steps at the fraction of the price.

If you’re on the road looking for travel attractions and adventures, these Android apps recommended by Alcatel will help …read more

Top 8 worst online security breaches in history revealed

8 of the worst online security breaches in history

8 of the worst online security breaches in history. (Image Source: CNBC)

No matter how well guarded a website and database is there will always be some hackers who will find a way to breach through the system. These online security breaches happen on a daily basis. However, for the most part, these regular offences happen on a small scale.

This, however, doesn’t mean that these breaches can’t happen on a large scale. On the contrary, there have been many massive online security breaches reported in the past. These attacks, which saw the hacking billions of records, caused serious damage to the …read more