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The top news this week is that Trevor Noah, the new star of US comedy, is also putting in a powerful performance across multiple social media platforms, which has also earned him the accolade of South Africa’s Social Star of 2015.

In local news, Gary de Menezes has been appointed to head up the NetApp team in South Africa and the SADC region.

Meanwhile, Visa has introduced a new specification to use biometrics with chip card transactions and Absa Bank will be the first to use it to develop a proof of concept trial this summer.

And, on the international front, Huawei Enterprise Group has set a short-term goal of being a $10-billion IT organisation by 2019 – but doesn’t consider this a very ambitious target.

Until next week,

The IT-Online team