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Uganda based Kiira Motors recognised by Frost & Sullivan

Based on its recent analysis of the sustainable mobility market, Frost & Sullivan recognises Kiira Motors with the 2016 Uganda Frost & Sullivan Award for Visionary Innovation Leadership. The company’s vision extends far beyond that of standard vehicle manufacturing processes. Its sustainable mobility solutions provide massive opportunity for vehicle development and commercialisation in a country […]

Frost & Sullivan’s GIL Africa summit focuses on digital transformation

Africa has been identified as the continent with the potential to become the next China. Africans have embraced mobile communication technologies faster than any other parts of the world and the continent is being recognised as the next potential enabler of sustainable economic growth, driving innovation for the developing world. The Growth Innovation Leadership Africa […]

New IBM Research centre gets operational in Braamfontein

IBM Research opened its second research location on the African continent and announced several new project collaborations in the areas of data driven healthcare, digital urban ecosystems and astronomy. IBM researchers in South Africa with backgrounds in machine learning, mathematics, computer science, robotics, genomics and computational biology, are exploring the use of cognitive computing, the […]

Governments moving citizen IDs to smartphones

The versatility of smartphones are only increasing. Governments are now pilot testing the process of transferring government identifications to smartphones. Physical identifications that need to work within the boundaries of a country are the ones that are being tested in the first phase. These include national identification cards, drivers licenses, and vehicle registration cards. The […]

exactEarth to provide maritime big data monitoring for Ghana

exactEarth announced it has been selected by the Fisheries Commission, West Africa Regional Fisheries Programme, an agency of the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development of the Government of Ghana, for the provision of Satellite AIS data services as well as a small vessel tracking solution. The contract value is in a range of CDN$1.0-$2.0 […]

MoneyGram retains operations in Nigeria amidst regulation change

MoneyGram announced continuity of its operations in Nigeria. The commitment follows recent market developments as the Central Bank of Nigeria changed its policy on how remittance companies including MoneyGram can continue to provide money transfer services in Nigeria. MoneyGram offers its customers in Nigeria the ability to send and receive money from family and friends throughout […]

South African Adapt IT ties up with Yellowfin BI vendor

South Africa based services provider, Adapt IT, has signed a reseller agreement with global business intelligence and analytics software vendor, Yellowfin. Under the guidelines of the partnership, Adapt IT will sell Yellowfin’s BI platform, and associated suite of professional services, to its current and future clients throughout South Africa. With over 14 years’ experience in […]

Global consultancy Envecon targeting sub-Saharan market for IFS solutions

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announced that global IT consultancy Envecon, headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, is expanding its footprint in the global IFS ecosystem. Through the partnership, Envecon will offer services to IFS customers in the sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East, North America, and Central Europe. With long experience in asset-intensive industries such as ports […]

Hosting provider Node Africa gains cost efficiency by using VMware

Cloud service provider and cloud broker Node Africa has demonstrated how viable the notion that Africa can and should be a Cloud-First continent. In just six weeks the company was able to deploy a complete greenfield datacentre infrastructure in Kenya, using the full cloud provider stack, vCloud Air Network from VMware, a global vendor in […]

HP Enterprise announces agreement to acquire SGI for $275M

SGI, a global vendor in high-performance solutions for compute, data analytics, and data management, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Hewlett Packard Enterprise for $7.75 per share in cash, a transaction valued at approximately $275 million, net of cash and debt. SGI products and services are used for high-performance […]

Seychelles Petroleum replacing legacy apps with IFS 9 ERP

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announced that Seychelles Petroleum has chosen the IFS Applications 9 Enterprise Resource Planning suite as its business management platform of choice. The oil company will be replacing its legacy systems with IFS Financials, Maintenance, Supply Chain Management, Quality Management, CRM, HR & Payroll, and BI modules. Once implementation is […]

Freight, utility, healthcare, key for IoT investment across Africa says IDC

International Data Corporation forecasts that organisations in Africa and Middle East will invest more than $6.6 billion in Internet of Things hardware, software, services, and connectivity in 2016. IDC expects IoT revenues in the region to increase at a CAGR of 21.3% over the next four years to total more than $14.3 billion in 2020. […]

Advanced Underserved Comms next big driver across Africa says Gartner

According to Gartner’s 2016 hype cycle for Africa, Advanced Underserved Area Comms, which is an entrant on the rising slope of the hype cycle, may be the next big business driver. With the proliferation of Advanced Underserved Area Comms into semi-urban and rural parts of Africa, Gartner expects Advanced Underserved Area Comms to have a […]

How Epicor is restructuring to offer choice of ERP on cloud

Technology, the millennial workforce, and high percentage of small and medium businesses, are the principal drivers for the transformation happening to ERP applications across Africa and Middle East. For the new workforce, a combination of social, mobile, cloud is the new normal, and they expect the same experience to extend into the workplace and with […]

Nigeria blocks money remittances, WorldRemit, Xpress call foul

WorldRemit, an online remittance provider, is calling for urgent restoration of money transfers to Nigeria as new rules leave virtually all money transfer operators MTOs, unable to provide services to the West African country. Only three companies – Western Union, MoneyGram and Ria, will be able to continue operations, following an extreme and unexpected move […]

Gemalto releases contactless wristband for Rio transportation

Gemalto, a global vendor in digital security, announced a partnership with RioCard, Rio de Janeiro’s public transportation ticketing operator, to implement contactless transport ticket wristbands. When fully implemented, the solution will simplify secure payments and improve convenience ensuring smoother travel in any mode of transportation bus, ferry, subway and train for more than 10 million […]

Bank Societe Generale invests in Fintech vendor TagPay

Societe Generale Group has acquired a stake in TagPay, a French FinTech specialised in mobile digital banking. TagPay is currently being rolled out in several African subsidiaries: a mobile recovery solution implemented by Manko in Senegal, merchant payments in Ivory Coast tested at Shell service stations, as well as mobile banking projects in several countries […]

Europol, Intel, Kaspersky, join forces to contain ransomware

Europol, Intel Security, Kaspersky Lab and Dutch National Police, have joined forces to launch an initiative called No More Ransom, a new step in the cooperation between law enforcement and the private sector to fight ransomware together. No More Ransom is a new online portal aimed at informing the public about the dangers of ransomware […]

New Africa partner programme combines Cyberoam, Sophos

Sophos, a global vendor in network and endpoint security announced a new partner programme for resellers in Africa and Middle East, to help channel partners achieve their growth objectives with competitive margins, dedicated marketing and sales support, deal registration protection, sales tools, training and certification and other programs. The core objective of the Sophos partner […]

Microsoft recognises Nigeria channel partner MainOne

Microsoft Nigeria at its Partner’s Award in Lagos recognised Signal Alliance and MainOne for delivering solutions in the 2016 fiscal year spanning July 2015 through to June 2016. The Microsoft Partners Award is an initiative of Microsoft Nigeria to appreciate partners for their commitment to Microsoft business as well as supporting the digital transformation drive […]