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Zimbabwe is set to host the Data Centre Africa Expo conference – the first ever in the country – as part of efforts to grow the data centre market and to update players in the ICT sector of developments in the industry. The Data Centre Africa 2018 is set to run from February 7 to 9 in Victoria Falls. It is expected that 234 exhibitors would attend the conference. Data centre refers to a large group of networked computer servers typically used by organisations for the remote storage, processing, or distribution of large amounts of data. By Africa Moyo  Organisers of Data…

NetOne which had initially sued its ex CEO,Mr Reward Kangai for $2million has pressed more criminal charges of abuse office.  In its latest submission the company has further revealed charges against financial prejudice suffered under the helm of the CEO,TechnoMag can exclusively reveal. NetOne has raised the  Firstel issue,which Kangai was amongst the directors, as a matter of deliberate negligence of the internal protocols, which in the case caused NetOne to Loose a total of$26.3 million, a case which now being treated as criminal not civil.  Part of the fresh report compiled by NetOne read the matter is now criminal abuse of…

ICT and Cyber Security Minister Supa Mandiwanzira  has denied ownership of a cozy house and cars being circulated on social media stating its nothing but fake news from people working to taint his name. Responding to Questions from journalists on the matter, after meeting Magaya, the minister said the said house doing circulation on social media is nothing but a hoax as he does not own the property, while he said he cant respond to the allegations labeled against him by former NetOne CEO Mr Reward Kangai since the matter is now sub judice. “I will not be responding to that letter except…

By Reward Kangai 28 December 2017 His Excellency Cde. E.D.Mnangagwa, President of the Republic of Zimbabwe Introduction: Mid – December 2014, saw the appointment of Hon. Supa Mandiwanzira as the Minister of Information Communication Technologies, Postal & Courier Services, replacing Hon. Webster K. Shamu. This event marked the birth of a cartel in the ICT sector in Zimbabwe as will be fully explained below. NetOne ‘re-structuring exercise’. As early as 30 December 2014, out of the blues, the former Chairman of the Board, Mr Alex Marufu indicated in a text message to me that he was going to destroy empires in…

By Reward Kangai 28 December 2017 His Excellency Cde. E.D.Mnangagwa, President of the Republic of Zimbabwe Introduction: Mid – December 2014, saw the appointment of Hon. Supa Mandiwanzira as the Minister of Information Communication Technologies, Postal & Courier Services, replacing Hon. Webster K. Shamu. This event marked the birth of a cartel in the ICT sector in Zimbabwe as will be fully explained below. NetOne ‘re-structuring exercise’. As early as 30 December 2014, out of the blues, the former Chairman of the Board, Mr Alex Marufu indicated in a text message to me that he was going to destroy empires in…

2017 was a breakout year for Artificial Intelligence (AI). Despite repeated attempts to sensationalise AI over the past year, we have witnessed unprecedented gains in mainstream understanding of AI-driven technologies. People have begun to grasp the impact of AI-powered applications on their everyday digital lives. Building upon this progress, AI is poised to continue to journey into the mainstream throughout 2018. But there’s still a lot of work to be done. For many, the mechanics and decision-making processes behind these groundbreaking technologies remain a mystery. Kriti Sharma, Vice President of AI at Sage, predicts how AI will evolve and excel…

According to a new Gemalto report The Journey to a Software Company Mindset, 84% of organisations within the global manufacturing industry are embracing software over hardware as their primary business model. The report, which surveyed 300 business decision-makers in device manufacturing firms across five major markets (Japan, Germany, France, UK, US), reveals that the device manufacturing industry is embracing software over hardware as its primary business model. “In fact, 37% have already made a full shift to a software-centric business model, one that places software at the core of how a company runs and generates revenue,” the report states. According…

According to a report by Nigerian Communications Week, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revealed that it is working toward the replacement of the ATM pin code with biometric identification. The revelation was made at the recent Nigeria Electronic Fraud Forum where Dipo Fatokan, of CBN, stressed the need to step up to a more secure biometric standard. “Your [ATM] pin and account details are not supposed to be disclosed to a third person,” he said. Fatokan added that cardholders who are illiterate or incapacitated often must share this information in order to use an ATM. Due to this issue, biometric…

The Ethiopian government has partially blocked internet access in the country following the spread of violence across the country. According to a report by Quartz, citizens have been unable to reliably reach social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube since Tuesday, 12 December 2017. There has been unrest in the East African country were clashes between different ethnic groups in the Oromiya region has claimed the lives of 61 people. According to reports, the violence triggered revenge attacks by ethnic Oromos in another district, resulting in the killing of 32 Somalis who were being sheltered in the area…

HUNDREDS of commercial car importers are stranded at Beitbridge and Kazungula border posts, where cargo has been stuck for more than a week due to a Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) system breakdown. Zimra uses the Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA), which is Internet-based to process customs data. Importers bringing in commercial vehicles have been waiting for the system to be restored for the past week, while some have gone back home, leaving their vehicles behind. The authority is using a manual system to clear private vehicles and transit trucks. Zimra head of communications Mr Canisio Mudzimu last week said normal…

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