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Bidvest Waltons and Karri partner to facilitate Back-To-School stationery shopping

SA-based stationery retailer Bidvest Waltons and payments platform Karri have partnered to ensure a safe, simple and convenient Back-to-School experience for South Africans. The partnership paves way for parents to purchase their Waltons stationery packs securely through the Nedbank powered Karri app. Back-to-School stationery shopping was established by Bidvest Walton nearly 30 years ago, partnering […]


Microsoft moves to boost South Africa’s agricultural sector

Software giant Microsoft South Africa has announced an investment of up to 40 million rands (US$ 2.3 million) in South Africa’s agriculture sector, which is one of the country’s critical industries driving growth and job creation. The investment is aimed at driving sustainability in the sector for smallholder farmers, who form an important part of […]


Mukuru unveils shopping discount initiative for South Africa-based customers

South Africa-headquartered money transfer and remittances provider Mukuru, is launching a shopping discount initiative in which every South Africa-based Mukuru customer sending money home will gain access to R500 (US$ 29) in grocery discounts. The discounts will be available on over 60 staple products (such as canned items, household cleaning products, maize meal, baby products, […]


‘Contactless Stay’ gives hotel industry digital confidence to reopen

With 100.8 million jobs at risk in the global travel and tourism market in 2020 and the recent banning of all leisure tourism accommodation in South Africa, hoteliers are under extreme pressure. Even in the wake of COVID-19’s safety measures: crowd control, prohibition of on-premises consumption of alcohol, social distancing and physical barriers, the industry […]


Creating a rapid and scalable response to the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa

When the Centre for Proteomic and Genomic Research (CPGR) realised that there was a testing shortfall for COVID-19 in March this year, the organisation looked to create a solution that would be suitable for rapid production and rollout in South Africa. The CPGR has since developed a testing solution to help identify COVID-19 infections through […]


Sanlam banks on IT to drive post-COVID-19 growth

Sanlam Kenya is planning to leverage on IT-based solutions to sustain its business growth as part of its post-COVID-19 recovery strategy. The Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE)-listed non-bank financial services provider, has been on a sustained recovery path in the last two years but acknowledged that business slowdown arising from COVID-19 ripple effects may impact its […]


Tech to empower SA educational institutions post pandemic, says Aruba

Most governments around the world have temporarily closed educational institutions in an attempt to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and have mandated that schools and universities introduce distance learning programmes. This has been the case in South Africa as well. In a short period of time, institutions have had to grapple with integrating […]


Cquential Solutions makes new appointment to target business growth

Cquential Solutions, a warehouse management software (WMS) specialist and part of the Argility Technology Group, has appointed Daniel Schotter as the new operations executive. Schotter will be responsible for the management of the company’s delivery team with the goal of enhancing project deliveries in line with customer expectations. “Daniel is a key team member in […]


Arcserve simplifies cloud migration

Created with the utmost in usability and design, Arcserve Southern Africa has revealed the business advantages of Arcserve’s Live Migration solution. The company has said cloud migration or the process of moving data, applications and workloads to cloud environments, offers many benefits ranging from greater elasticity and redundancy, to cost efficiencies and improved IT productivity. […]


DXC Technology to sell healthcare business to Italy’s Dedalus Group in US$525 million cash deal

DXC Technology, a global independent, end-to-end IT services and solutions company, has announced it is selling its healthcare providers software business to an Italian healthcare technology company in a cash deal worth US$ 525 million. The deal will make US-based DXC healthcare provider software business a part of Florence, Italy-based Dedalus Group, which claims to […]


Machine Learning technology garners enterprise thrust

To make decisions more quickly and accurately, enterprises in Africa are increasingly turning to Machine Learning, arguably today’s most practical application of Artificial Intelligence (AI). How should corporations ensure success and ROI from Machine Learning deployments in their IT environments?


Next generation building management systems

Building owners, facility managers and system integrators face increasing pressure to save more energy, reduce costs and maintain availability all while enhancing occupant experience and well-being. Achieving these varying goals is best solved by a new type of building management systems available today.


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