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Technology driving the events industry in South Africa

South Africa is often seen as lagging behind the global curve. In the technology space, for example, the country has often been considered about five years behind developed countries. As Industry 4.0 revolutionises the digital workplace, however, a global shift is reducing the gap between markets across industries. The South African events industry is one […]


Technology lab focused on wildlife protection opens in Kenya

In partnership with Fauna & Floral International (FFI), Liquid Telecom and Arm, and supported with initial funds from The Royal Foundation, OI Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya has opened a Conservation Tech Lab to research, test support and develop new technology-based solutions to conservation challenges around the world. It is hoped that the facility will help […]


Union Bank of Nigeria and Newgen Software bag award

Union Bank of Nigeria and Newgen Software have emerged winners of the Best Branch Digitisation Initiative in West Africa award at The Asian Banker West Africa Awards Programme. Union Bank of Nigeria engaged Newgen to design and deploy an automated workflow which reduces the turnaround time (TAT) of operational activities across branches of the Bank, lowering TAT by over 60%. The Bank […]


Cybersecurity risk is at critical level, according to SANS survey

People remain the greatest threat to industrial control systems (ICS) and associated networks, according to a new SANS survey focused on better understanding cybersecurity risks to operational technology (OT) systems. More than half of respondents also see the cyber risks to their safe and reliable operations as high or higher than in past years. A […]


African region prepares for World Radiocommunication Conference

The ITU Regional Radiocommunication Seminar 2019 for the African region (RRS-19-Africa) was held in Johannesburg where participants discussed future radio-frequency spectrum requirements for radiocommunication systems in the context of preparations for the upcoming ITU World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 that will take place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. “ITU regional radiocommunication seminars, like this one organised in […]


Nokia and UNICEF launch partnership to boost digital literacy in Kenya

Nokia, Finnish National Committee for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and UNICEF Kenya have launched a shared-value partnership during this year’s Nairobi Innovation Week to increase equitable access to digital literacy for some of the most disadvantaged children in Kenya. This includes girls and children with disabilities in urban informal settlements and some of […]


Paratus rolls out fibre infrastructure in Gobabis

Gobabis now has lightning fast reliable fibre Internet access. Paratus Africa, a private telecommunications operator in Namibia, is offering its standard range of fibre packages to Gobabis businesses and residents. Paratus recently completed a national fibre project, connecting from the WACS landing station in Swakopmund eastward to the border of Botswana and dropped off in […]


Ooredoo Algeria deploys Nokia Cloud Mobile Gateway

Nokia is helping Ooredoo Algeria take the first step towards next generation networks and reinforce its technology leadership in the region with the successful deployment of North Africa’s first virtualised Mobile Gateway. This is a crucial step for the migration of core network elements to the cloud and paves the way for the transformation of […]


Taylor Smith Group confident its email in Office 365 is protected with Mimecast

CHALLENGE The Taylor Smith Group, a Mauritius-based diversified private equity group with interests in manufacturing, logistics, retail and marine services, runs a complex IT operation. With over 800 employees and 16 businesses in its stable, the IT department is responsible for the infrastructure of the entire group, including support and maintenance. Part of this centralised […]


‘Experience’ takes centre stage as tech and business leaders meet at Saphila 2019

Technology and business leaders descended on Sun City for Saphila 2019 to discuss the role of new and evolving technologies in addressing key public and private sector challenges at Saphila 2019. Saphila is a biennial conference for SAP users, partners and customers focused on knowledge-sharing around innovation, implementation and service delivery using SAP technologies. Cameron […]


AI Expo Africa launches AI art challenge

AI Expo Africa, the largest business focused AI event in Africa, has launched a grand challenge to create an original piece of artwork or music that leverages AI. There will be one winner for each category (visual art and music) and winners must be citizens of an African country and living in Africa. Awards will […]


Poor data mastery impacting ability to drive value from data

On average, less than 40% of companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) are confident they can master their data – that is manage, secure and gain insight from data, and use it responsibly. Capabilities in these four areas aren’t projected to increase in the next three years, according to a new study […]


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