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eGain appoints Seven Seas Technologies to gain Africa

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eGain the leading provider of cloud and on-site customer interaction hub software, today announced the addition of Africa’s Seven Seas Technologies as a new channel partner. The partnership will address the rising demand for unified multichannel customer service solutions in East Africa by combining eGain’s award-winning customer service software with Seven Seas’ implementation expertise across Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Rwanda.

Google to incubate tech ventures in Africa

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Google is announcing the launch of Umbono, its new technology incubator, which will be based in Cape Town, South Africa. Bringing together seed capital, Google mentorship, angel investors, local tech stars, entrepreneurs and business leaders, the Umbono programme will help selected start-up teams transform their ideas into companies. Google hopes that Umbono will further encourage the growth of the developer community and support the country’s already flourishing tech sector.

Anixter enters Morocco

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Anixter International the leading global distributor of communication and security products, electrical and electronic wire and cable, fasteners and other small parts, announced that it has established a new business in Morocco called Anixter Morocco SARL. Working with Global Development Ventures Corp., Anixter will operate initially from Casablanca and will serve the communications and physical security markets, supply industrial and infrastructure projects, and provide products to original equipment manufacturers.

INMI adopts Gemalto's mobile instant messaging solution

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Gemalto the leaders in digital security, announced successful rolled out of its LinqUs SIMessenger, an mobile instant messaging solution which enables the users to stay in touch while on the move by that INWI the fastest growing mobile operator in Morocco with nearly 4 million subscribers to its credit. Gemalto’s LinqUs SIMessenger is the world’s first Microsoft-certified UICC-based application, enabling mobile chatting through any handset, that offers an intuitive menu that allows subscribers – using any type of basic or smart handsets – to access their Windows Live Messenger environment with an experience similar to what they get when accessing it from a PC. Its user-friendly interface enables quick and easy navigation, so that users retrieve the messaging service they are familiar with while on the move. It requires no service education, thus guaranteeing high usage.

Vision Solutions appoints Prodata as VAD for Southern Africa

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Vision Solutions, a leading provider of information availability software and services, today announced a new partnership with Prodata, a value-added distributor specialising in availability software for Windows and Linux operating systems. The partnership covers South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. Vision Solutions provides unique, proven and affordable high availability and centralised backup solutions for protecting data, systems and applications across physical and virtualised server environments.

Misys partners with Seven Seas Technologies to expand into East Africa

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Misys, the global application software and services company today announced the strategic partnership with Seven Seas Technologies to enhance the speed for implementation and delivery of services to customers in East Africa. The partnership comes in the wake of major developments in the ICT sector in Kenya with an increase in mobile phone and Internet penetration, and increased awareness and access to software products. Seven Seas Technologies (SST) will provide localised features, integration support, project management and implementation services around Misys solutions, with a focus on Universal Banking, in the region.

Zimbabwe's NetOne adopts Gemalto’s LinqUs solution to offers Mobile Money Transfer

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Gemalto the leaders in digital security, announces that NetOne, a leading network operator in Zimbabwe, is deploying Gemalto’s LinqUs solution for Mobile Money Transfer, which comprises of the server, user application, as well as system integration services. The offer, being marketed as the OneWallet service, works on 100% of the handsets and will enable all NetOne subscribers to perform secure and convenient money transfer using their mobile phone. In particular, it provides the unbanked with access to secure banking services.

Deffinity extends its reach to Africa

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Deffinity MSA Limited a leading UK software company providing hosted (SaaS) Project Delivery solutions to IT Vendors, Integrators, Architects, Media Companies, Consulting firms, Local Government and the global Financial Services sector, today announced the opening of their new office in South Africa. South Africa office will be headed by the new Business Development Director, Bryan Mutambiranwa, who incidentally is also an Director at UK based Deffinity Africa Ltd., and the new office will also serve as Deffinity’s Head Office within continental Africa.

HP Storage Academy in South Africa

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Leading Value added Distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions in association with HP will be holding Storage Academy in Johannesburg on 2nd March 2011 to train its partners from the Southern Africa after it received the overwhelming response from its partners from Cairo, Beirut, Kuwait and Riyadh. Avnet will also introduce its unique flexible financial solutions its channel partners intended to add more value to their businesses.

Zimbabwe on the rebound

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Some would say the technology landscape of Zimbabwe is dire. Or that it should be. Despite the challenging financial and political environment that affects every sector, the Tarsus Africa team is seeing growth and believes there is still a wealth of opportunity to be had in this country.
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