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ETELM showcases the latest solutions required for safe cities in Africa

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ETELM, a leading manufacturer of advanced mission critical communications infrastructures, is using this week’s Mission Critical Africa to discuss how its 4GLinked solution is meeting the growing demand for safe cities across Africa and beyond. ETELM’s 4GLinked solution has been designed with mission critical users in mind, allowing a balance between cost, service, and coverage. […]


The future of Africa’s ports is also the future of its economic success

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Article by Kirenga Rwigema, Industry Value Advisor for Ports and Rail at SAP Africa Statistics indicate that 90% of imports and exports in Africa are driven by sea. With a global middle class set to reach 5 billion people by 2030, global trade is set to continue to grow at an unprecedented rate. Reports suggest […]


Argility announces plans for the formation of an innovative tech group

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Argility – a leading innovator of enterprise retail software solutions – has announced the formation of the Argility Technology Group and its acquisition of Cquential Solutions(Pty) Ltd. and Fleet Domain, from Capital Eye Investments, effective 1 October 2017. Argility CEO, Marko Salic, reveals that the acquisitions form part of the execution of a broader strategy […]


Harness the Internet of Things to protect and track your assets

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Article by Reinhardt van Rooyen, Innovation Strategist at Jasco As more devices, assets and ‘things’ become connected, businesses are exploring the opportunity to harness the Internet of Things (IoT) to protect and track their assets – everything from livestock to plant equipment, shipping containers and vehicles. It’s a valuable new way to manage risk and […]


9th BIT Consulting and Sonatype to help Africa deliver quality software

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9th BIT Consulting, specialists in implementing SOA solutions, middleware integration and products, has announced a partnership with Sonatype, the leader in software supply chain automation. Under the terms of the partnership, 9th BIT will serve the African market with Sonatype’s Nexus platform, which empowers developers with precise intelligence about the open source components used to […]


Allied Mobile revamps supply chain with Epicor Analytics

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South Africa based Allied Mobile is a cellular product distributor and third-party logistics provider for the mobile telecommunications industry in Africa. Founded in 2003, the company’s total addressable market covers 38 countries across the continent and a population of over 700 million. This has been achieved with mobile vendors like Nokia, Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, […]


South Africa shipping firm opts for Redstor backup solution

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Redstor Backup Pro provides GAC Shipping, South Africa with a safe and convenient way to ensure business continuity and disaster recovery. GAC Shipping has migrated its data backup and recovery requirements to Redstor to ensure its mission-critical information is always available and recoverable in the event of a disaster. About GAC Shipping GAC Shipping is […]


Four ways the Internet of things will transform the supply chain

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Article by Tarik Taman, General Manager IMEA, Infor. If there’s a ‘quick win’ to be had with IoT, it’s in monitoring the performance and maintenance of industrial machines. It was only a couple of years ago when people spoke about the Internet of things (IoT) as if it were a mysterious superhero for business – […]


Bolloré Logistics Nigeria use tailored logistics solutions to manage Unilever warehouse

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Bolloré Logistics has been handed a two year contract to officially manage Unilever warehouse. The logistics company confirmed in a report that it has been managing the warehouse on behalf of the fast moving consumer goods selling outfit. Since September 2016, Bolloré Logistics Nigeria handles a warehouse management contract to run Unilever Nigeria Plc.’s 16,290 […]


Huawei Digital Railway Solution supports new Mombasa-Nairobi railway

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Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology solutions provider, announced recently that the railway operational communications network it built for Kenya’s Mombasa-Nairobi rail project was put into commercial use. Huawei’s Digital Railway Solution enables multiple communications tasks, including mission-critical train dispatch, emergency communications, section maintenance communications, secure transmission and ensures stable power supply along […]


Siemens signs agreements with Uganda and Sudan

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Siemens will work more closely with the African countries Uganda and Sudan in the areas of power supply, industry, transportation and healthcare. The African states signed the corresponding Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) at the World Economic Forum 2017 in the South African city of Durban. The documents were signed in the presence of Brigitte Zypries, […]


Nile Dutch selects ClearMetal’s predictive logistics technology

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ClearMetal, the predictive logistics company, has announced an engagement with Nile Dutch, one of the world’s top 25 container and breakbulk shipping companies, providing liner services between West African ports and Europe, South Africa, South America, North America and Asia. “Managing fleet and container utilisation against a backdrop of fluctuating demand in today’s highly complex […]


Curve Group acquires South African Paperless Software to enter mining industry

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In its continued bid to empower businesses and end customers to be financially and digitally enabled, Curve Group has acquired South Africa based Paperless Software Solutions, a specialist developer of integrated solutions that cuts down paper-based administration in virtually any business process. Paperless Software Solutions, founded over a decade ago, works with blue chip South […]


IFC and CDC invest up to $35 million to support Kenya’s economy through warehousing development

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IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution, will invest up to $35 million in Africa Logistics Properties Holding (ALP), a developer and manager of modern, grade-A warehousing, filling an important gap in logistics infrastructure in the region. The investment – $10 million from IFC and $25 […]


MENA focused Tejari unlocks the power of procurement with launch of BravoAdvantage 17

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MENA focused Tejari has unveiled the latest version of its industry-leading strategic procurement platform, BravoAdvantageTM 17. Tejari’s latest offering comes packed with new value-generating features for procurement, including powerful business analytics, integrated procure-to-pay functionality and updated spend management and sourcing capabilities. The launch of BravoAdvantage 17 comes a month after Gartner, Inc. positioned BravoSolution as […]


Tejari unlocks the power of procurement with launch of BravoAdvantage 17

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Tejari has unveiled the latest version of its industry-leading strategic procurement platform, BravoAdvantageTM 17. Tejari’s latest offering comes packed with new value-generating features for procurement, including powerful business analytics, integrated procure-to-pay functionality and updated spend management and sourcing capabilities. The launch of BravoAdvantage 17 comes a month after Gartner, Inc. positioned BravoSolution as a leader […]


Boosting intra-regional trade via supply chain critical says DHL CEO

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Despite an average annual growth in exports of 8.5% since 2010, trade between African regions remains low when compared to other parts of the world, according to The Africa Economic Outlook Report 2016. Intra-regional trade accounted for 16% of Africa’s total trade in 2014, mainly stimulated by manufactured goods, accounting for 60% of total regional […]