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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. […]

MainOne partners with Radware to offer managed security

MainOne, the connectivity and data center solutions company in West Africa, and Radware, a provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions, announced their partnership to offer service providers and enterprises an outsourced managed security service. The service is specifically targeted at deploying the Distributed Denial of Service attack detection and mitigation solution to safeguard […]

Primary project integrator AECOM announces Africa 2020 strategy

A global consultancy firm in design, transportation and general buildings, AECOM has unveiled its 2020 Africa strategy to capitalise on growth opportunities on the continent. Chief Executive Africa Carlos Poñe stressed that, while AECOM had a presence in 150 countries, Africa remained a strategic objective. “Going forward, Africa will remain an important focus. It is […]

Aqueous Hybrid Ion batteries power Loisaba Conservancy

Aquion Energy, manufacturer of Aqueous Hybrid Ion batteries and energy storage systems, and SolarAfrica, an African solar energy services company, announced a newly installed off-grid microgrid at the Loisaba Conservancy, which is a hub for wildlife research and ecotourism in Kenya, East Africa. The microgrid, which was funded, designed, installed, and integrated by SolarAfrica, consists […]

African Development Bank projects move to digital display

The African Development Bank has released a new online tool that enables anyone in the world to see at a glance how the Bank’s projects are boosting Africa’s economies and making Africans’ lives better. MapAfrica 2.0 is an interactive online portal that shows where the Bank is making an impact on the continent. As well […]

GE opens Africa innovation center in Johannesburg

GE, a global digital industrial company, officially opened its R500 million 2,700 square meter facility, the GE Africa Innovation Center in Johannesburg South Africa. The center, a first for GE in Africa, is another big investment for GE, affirming that Africa and South Africa continue to be a good investment destination for big businesses, and […]

Coca Cola, Ericsson, Tigo, Philips partner with Solarkiosk in Rwanda

The Coca-Cola Company joined with Ericsson, Medshare, Pentair, Philips, Solarkiosk and Tigo Rwanda to officially open a flagship Ekocenter site in Ruhunda, Rwanda. The solar powered site stands to benefit up to 25,000 local residents with access to services that have not been readily available, including wifi enabled internet access, mobile charging services, retail store, […]

SES, Solarkiosk create role model school for Africa at Zaatari Camp

SES and Solarkiosk have pioneered the first of its kind Connected Solar School to deliver electricity, educational tools, and broadband internet connectivity to an education centre run by UNICEF and Relief International within the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. This is likely to become a role model for base of the pyramid schooling in Sub […]

African Development Bank to provide technology to mini grid energy developers

The Sustainable Energy for All Africa Hub, hosted by the African Development Bank, recently signed a service contract with a consortium of GVEP International and INENSUS GmbH to provide technical assistance to developers of green mini grids. The Sustainable Energy for All Africa Hub is implementing a green mini grid market development programme to facilitate […]

Azuri Technologies expands pay as you go solar electricity into East Africa

Azuri Technologies announced the creation of Azuri East Africa, based in Nairobi, to consolidate its growing presence in the region. Azuri has appointed mobile industry leader and former Regional CFO of Eaton Towers, Snehar Shah, to lead its East Africa operations. The Nairobi office will bring together Azuri’s East African activities under a single operating […]

Engen boosts remote and branch office IT by using Riverbed

Riverbed Technology, the application performance company, announced that global energy company Engen is using Riverbed solutions to centralise remote and branch office IT, and improve productivity, backup and data security across its multi-national organisation. Riverbed SteelFusion has improved IT operations and information security at branch office locations by taking servers, applications, and data out of […]

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