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Create Smart Africa debated at African Development Bank meeting

During the 2016 African Development Bank Annual Meetings in the Zambian capital Lusaka, leaders discussed how to harness the ICT revolution to build a Smart Africa. Affordability of ICT technologies, it was heard, should be the focus of governments if benefits are to trickle down to ordinary Africans. There was no debate among high-level panellists […]


T-Systems recognised by Frost & Sullivan for healthcare managed services

Based on its recent analysis of the managed services market in the healthcare industry, Frost & Sullivan presents T-Systems with the 2015 South African Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Leadership. The company’s price performance value and customer service provides a competitive edge in terms of providing solutions in the healthcare industry. “T-Systems solutions […]


Technology and infrastructure investment driving growth in East Africa

At the World Economic Forum on Africa, IHS announced new analysis on bright spots for economic diversification in sub-Saharan Africa. “The commodity super cycle may have ended, but there are certainly bright spots for investors across Sub-Saharan Africa,” said Natznet Tesfay, Director of Sub-Saharan Africa analysis at IHS Economics and Country Risk. Economic diversification and […]


Forrester study shows Sage X3 ROI 177% over three years

Sage, a vendor for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, announced the results of The Total Economic Impact of Sage X3, a January 2016 commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Sage. The study examines the potential return on investment businesses may realise with Sage X3 business management solution. Based on interviews with […]


Research and Markets forecasts South Africa, Nigeria, video surveillance markets

Research and Markets has announced addition of the South Africa Video Surveillance Market 2016 to 2022 report to their offering. The South Africa video surveillance market generated $72.3 million in 2015. Expected growth in construction market, rising crime rate, upcoming new hotels and shopping malls, coupled with increasing urbanisation rate are some of the factors […]


Asset heavy industries leading IoT adoption over service industries

The Internet of Things will move toward mainstream adoption in 2016 for many industries, according to the findings of a recent survey by Gartner. The online survey was conducted in November 2015 among Gartner Research Circle Members and included responses from 465 IT and business professionals spanning 18 business sectors in North America, EMEA, Asia […]


Skills, culture, leadership, limiting govt digital transformation

Despite the disruptive impact that digital transformation is having on organisations globally, it is still at the embryonic stage of maturity in government, according to the 2016 CIO Agenda survey by Gartner. Analytics, infrastructure and cloud computing continue to be the top three technology priorities for government CIOs, but shortages of skilled workers and rigid […]


Cloud management, cloud security, fastest growing across MENA

The public cloud services market in the Middle East and North Africa region is projected to grow 18.1% in 2016 to total $864.2 million, up from an estimated $731.6 million in 2015, according to Gartner. Business process as a service, the largest segment of the cloud services market by revenue in MENA, is expected to […]


Gartner revises worldwide IT spending downwards, projects -0.5% contraction

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to total $3.49 trillion in 2016, a decline of 0.5% over 2015 spending of $3.5 trillion, according to Gartner. This is a reduction from the last forecast of 0.5% growth. The change in the forecast is mainly due to currency fluctuations. “There is an undercurrent of economic uncertainty that is […]


African enterprise hardware spending dips by 5% in 2015 says IDC

A new research report released by International Data Corporation shows that the Middle East and Africa enterprise hardware market comprising servers and external storage remained flat in 2015 when compared to the annual revenues seen in the previous year. Referencing its latest Quarterly Server and Disk Storage Systems Tracker, the research firm announced that enterprise […]


South Africa amongst top four mobile countries in META says IDC

Saudi Arabia, Turkey, South Africa, and UAE together accounted for approximately 38.7% of the entire mobility opportunity within the META region in 2015. Saudi Arabia is the single largest mobility market in META, followed by Turkey. However, the rest of the META region is expected to grow at faster CAGR of 5.1% over the 2014 […]


Why are PC shipments still declining

Shipments of PC units into Africa have slumped to their lowest ever decline. In Q2 2015, Kenya experienced a decline of PC unit shipments at close to -55% YOY, followed by Ghana and Algeria at close to -41%. The outlook for PC shipments continues to call for eventual stabilisation as competition from other devices eases, […]


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