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Microsoft recognizes Dimension Data Solutions collaborative expertise

Microsoft values the importance of forging partnerships with various solution providers in Africa. The company perceives such relationships to be important especially as a way of responding to changes in business and technology market dynamics.

It is for this reason that Microsoft recognized Dimension Data East Africa as the “Collaboration and Content Management Solution Partner of the Year”, in Orlando USA, during the 2015 Microsoft Partner Awards.

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South Africa: An investigation was underway on Wednesday after the department of arts and culture's website appeared to have been hacked. A self-styled Algerian 'hacktivist' group is believed to have claimed responsibility. "We are looking into it," said the department's communications director, Mack Lewele. The site, www.dac.gov.za, is no longer accessible, but a Google search shows a message that reads, "Hacked by Admirale_Mouh... YOU'VE BEEN HACKED ISLAM HACKER ALGERIAN HACKER" followed by an Outlook e-mail address.

Hacking Team boss: we sold to Ethiopia but ‘we’re the good guys’

Attack that revealed data exposing deals with dictatorships was on a ‘governmental level’ and ‘planned for months’, says David Vincenzetti in first statement

The founder of cybersecurity firm Hacking Team has finally spoken out over the attack that saw 400GB of its data dumped on the internet, insisting: “We’re the good guys”.

RTI and IBM partner to address Africa’s developmental challenges with big data

RTI International, a non-profit research institute, and IBM’s African research lab have partnered to deploy big data and cognitive technologies to help transform development approaches in Africa.

In a joint news release, both outfits said that 100 schools in Mombasa County, Kenya will serve as a flagship for the project.

In this project, RTI and IBM, are developing and testing intelligent systems for data capture and decision support, to improve the accountability and transparency in over 100 schools in Mombasa County, Kenya.

Morocco Seems to Have Hacked UN Computers With Hacking Team Technologies

According to confidential documents, Morocco is the third largest customer and has disbursed over 3 million euros to Hacking Team. Of this amount, 1,19M euros for the DST, 1.93M euros for the CSDN (Supreme Council of National Defense, chaired by Mohammed VI).

The revelation comes from 400 gigabytes of information withdrawn from the company website Hacking Team and published Sunday by anonymous hackers.

The Milanese company sells spyware for hundreds of thousands of euros to countries and security services that ignore the virtual ethics and which Morocco is party.

Huawei and Vodacom launch e-Libraries programme in SA

Vodacom, Huawei, the Department of Basic Education and the Nelson Mandela Foundation launched their e-Libraries programme in South Africa.

The move is aimed at helping advance literacy development, one of the most critical elements in the country’s education value chain,

The programme is an educational content application, which is freely available on Huawei tablets at the 61 Vodacom Information and Communication Technology (ICT) resource centres that are situated across the country.

Kenyans on Public Wifi hot spots to log in with personal credentials

Kenyans on WiFi will be required to log in using their personal credentials such as passport or ID numbers if regulations by the Ministry of ICT through the communications Authority will go through.

This is according to the Director General of the Communications Authority Eng. Francis Wangusi in a media briefing when he took office officially after his four years appointment.. Wangusi said that reports in some dailies that user will be required to register their devices and thereby seen as curtailing internet freedom were false.

Huawei launches Digital inCloud centre in Africa

Huawei has revealed the launch of their Digital inCloud Eastern and Southern Africa regional center at the 5th Annual VAS Africa summit. The event attracted over 70 carriers and Service Providers (SPs)/ Content Providers (CPs) in the region.

Cisco to help partners build sustainable business models for cloud, software & services

At Cisco One Africa Partner Summit held in Johannseburg South Africa, Cisco announced it aims to work with partners to help them build sustainable business models for cloud, software and services in Africa and beyond.

The firm discussed ways on how it capture opportunity for its partners in its now 30-year old partner program.

Microsoft will computerize the Public Administration of Equatorial Guinea

On Tuesday, June 23, the agreement between the company Microsoft, a multinational company of the computer programming sector, and the Government of Equatorial Guinea, was closed to carry out the project of computerization of public administration.

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