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Cisco announces world’s first AI-powered voice assistant for meetings

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AI-powered voice assistants are changing the way we live. Hundreds of millions of people use these assistants regularly to check the weather, wake up on time, and find their way around town. Yet there have been no virtual assistants to help us at work – until now. At the Cisco Partner Summit, Cisco announced Cisco […]


GITEX 2017 – Cherian Varghese describes Oracle’s operations in Africa

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Cherian Verghese, Managing Director sub-Saharan Africa at Oracle talks to Arun Shankar about Oracle’s expanding presence in Africa and how the company is planning on taking advantage of the continent’s adoption of digital technologies.


CRN recognises Dimension Data’s with IoT Innovators award

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Dimension Data, the global IT solutions and services provider, has announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has honoured the company with a 2017 IoT Innovators award. CRN’s newest awards programme, IoT Innovators, recognises North American solution providers and systems integrators whose design and implementation of breakthrough solutions place them at the forefront […]


South Africans lead the way in mobile banking, Avaya survey reveals

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Consumers in South Africa prefer a digital-first approach to resolving their basic banking issues, only talking to a human being if they have to, according to a new survey from Avaya. Out of nine countries surveyed, South Africans were the most likely to say they preferred to use a mobile banking app to access their […]


Techne Summit: the Mediterranean leading technology conference

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Techne Summit, the yearly international entrepreneurship and technology event that gathers the main global players in the technology industry, will take place once again this year from the 30th September–1st October 2017 in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, Egypt. The two-day summit will include the main global players in the technology industry, namely industry professionals […]


DocFusion® 365 integrates with Power BI for enhanced reporting

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Users of DocFusion® 365 cloud-based document composition and automation engine can now benefit from added value with the integration of Power BI. Power BI is a business analytics service provided by Microsoft. It provides interactive visualisations with self-service business intelligence capabilities. This, when teamed with DocFusion® 365, a dynamic cloud-based document composition and automation engine, […]


Utilising solar power to unite a community

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How do we #UniteFor good? By connecting everyday heroes with extraordinary opportunities. Meet Buhle Sithela, a local Khayelitsha boy whose passion for using cinema as a vessel to unite, educate and inspire his community, has seen him join HMD Global, the Home of Nokia Phones #UniteFor campaign.


City of Cape Town wins at the SAP Quality Awards

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The City of Cape Town did South Africa proud by winning a silver award at the recent SAP Quality Awards in the Business Transformation category. Supported by SP Consulting Services, the city implemented SAP Project Portfolio Management to transform the way capital projects are managed and executed. “We’ve been with SAP since 2003 and now […]


Global study finds 80% of businesses missing out on benefits of continuous testing

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CA Southern Africa has announced results from a CA Technologies global study revealing that while 75% of organisations highlight continuous testing as critical or important, only a minority of survey respondents have made exceptional progress acquiring the necessary knowledge and key enablers to drive digital transformation. The 20% of survey respondents identified as continuous testing […]


Internet Solutions launches cybersecurity education service PhishNet

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Internet Solutions, the leading pan-African telecommunications service provider, has launched PhishNet to support corporate cybersecurity education efforts. PhishNet allows security teams to launch authentic phishing campaigns to their colleagues, bolstering training by demonstrating what a phishing lure looks like – and how easy it is to fall for one. “Even in a company with a […]


Digital Shadows announces broadest digital risk coverage with Dark Web enhancement

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Digital Shadows, an industry leader in digital risk management, has announced comprehensive enhancements of its award-winning SearchLight solution’s Dark Web coverage capabilities. It has a focus on scalable data analytics plus human led data collection and contextual interaction to best protect an organisation’s business, brand and reputation. With continuous coverage updates added daily, Digital Shadows […]


IFS empowers service engineers with mixed reality using Microsoft HoloLens

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IFS, the global enterprise applications company, has announced the launch of a new proof of concept, developed by the company’s innovation think tank IFS Labs, to reinvent field service management. IFS Labs has developed an integration between the enterprise applications suite IFS Applications and Microsoft HoloLens that enables service engineers to visualise holographic IFS software […]


T-Systems SAP HANA-based Healthcare as a Service solution

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T-Systems in South Africa exemplifies the success of the partner managed cloud route to market with SAP. Learn how T-Systems built a repeatable healthcare offering that localises and enhances their healthcare solution and includes hosting and ongoing support to project services, software and maintenance.


The Y’ello Box is bringing 24/7 electricity to Nigeria via your mobile phone

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In a world first, Nigeria is pioneering a new solar electricity service and it is already transforming lives. The Y’ello Box is a solar electricity system that officially launched earlier this year and allows families and business owners to harness the power of the sun cheaply and efficiently, in a way we’ve never seen before. […]


Botswana Oil leverages SAP’s ERP tech and knowledge to scale

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Botswana Oil Limited (BOL) was established to support the Government of Botswana with achieving three broad national economic objectives, namely ensuring the security and efficiency of fuel supply to Botswana, managing Botswana Government’s petroleum strategic reserves and promoting active citizen involvement in the petroleum industry. Botswana Oil is wholly owned by the Government of Botswana, […]


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 […]


The crucial scope of plant scheduling

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Article by Roch Gauthier, Senior Director, Product Management, AspenTech. Production scheduling is one of the most important disciplines within process manufacturing. Crucially, the scheduler is the linchpin to customer satisfaction and operational efficiency. Daily decisions made in this vital function influence outcomes, including what to make and when, which ultimately impacts customer orders and bottom-line […]


Neurala and Lindbergh Foundation combine drones and AI to combat poaching

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Neurala, the creator of the Neurala Brain deep learning neural network AI software, has announced that it will apply its expertise and AI software in the Lindbergh Foundation’s effort to combat poaching in Africa using intelligent drones. Neurala’s technology can learn from any sensory stream to identify an object of interest. For the Lindbergh Foundation, […]


Boards still not grasping cyberthreats, say IT decision makers

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Key decision makers do not have confidence in their Boards’ ability to manage cybersecurity threats, according to the latest cybersecurity analysis from Control Risks. The global ‘Cyber Security Landscape’ survey of IT and business decision makers found that almost half of respondents reported they believe their organisation’s board-level executives do not take cybersecurity as seriously […]


South African health insurer Discovery reaches 100,000 daily transactions with FICO

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Silicon Valley analytics software company FICO announced that Discovery Health in South Africa is using the FICO Decision Management Suite to process as many as 100,000 transactions a day. As South Africa’s largest administrator of medical schemes with more than 3.2 million beneficiaries, Discovery Health uses FICO Blaze Advisor decision rules management system to assist […]