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Digital performance ‘essential to business performance’

Riverbed, the Digital Performance Company, has announced the results of the Riverbed Digital Performance Global Survey 2018, which found that nearly all (99%) of business decision makers agree that optimising digital performance is essential to business performance. A total of 98% also that digital, including the delivery of digital services and applications, is critical to […]


SAP Africa Code Week builds capacity in digital education in Botswana

SAP Africa Code Week (ACW) visited Botswana to facilitate Train-the-Trainer (TTT) workshops for teachers and young people. Taking place at various communities across the country, more than 1,000 participants received hands-on training on the new ACW digital curriculum including the Scratch open-source learning interface. Spearheaded by SAP CSR EMEA in 2015, Africa Code Week has […]


IFS South Africa invests in youth skills development initiative

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, will be sponsoring learnership programmes for 30 young, unemployed South Africans to provide them with the opportunity to develop skills and qualifications that will enhance their employability. The programme aligns with the government’s drive to reduce unemployment by creating workplace learning opportunities. The YES (Youth Employment Service) initiative announced […]


MDXi joins data centre leaders to discuss digital transformation

MDX has reiterated the importance of edge data centres to enable African consumers enjoy improved online experiences with much reduced latency, while significantly reducing transit costs. An ACG Research report estimates that caching content locally in a metro with a population of around one million can lead to a 50% cost reduction over the long-haul […]


Loyalty software – next generation CRM from LoyaltyPlus

Software solutions provider LoyaltyPlus believes local businesses have a unique opportunity to not only enhance existing customer service levels but attract more business and capture more of the market by leveraging next generation CRM solutions. The company has established a leadership position through its CRM Loyalty and Rewards system software solutions. These are targeted at […]


Expert opinion: Is the honeymoon over for Artificial Intelligence?

Cyril Perducat, Executive Vice President of Internet of Things and Digital Offers, Schneider Electric, asks how businesses can seize value from Artificial Intelligence. Last year, Forrester noted that: “The honeymoon for enterprises naively celebrating the cure-all promises of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies is over: …AI and all other new technologies like big data and cloud […]


AIMS launches African Master’s in Machine Intelligence

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) has announced the launch of a one-year intensive African Master’s in Machine Intelligence (AMMI) in partnership with Facebook and Google. The master’s will begin this September at the AIMS-Rwanda campus in Kigali. “Machine Intelligence (MI) is revolutionising critical aspects of our lives. It enhances medical diagnosis, improves industrial […]


Euphoria launches new app so you are connected wherever you are

Euphoria has launched an app that will enable mobile workers to be connected wherever they are. Company staff can now make and receive calls as if they were sitting at their desks by simply downloading the free Euphoria Softphone app from Google Play or IOS Store. There is a radical shift toward a more distributed […]


Central Bank of Egypt embarks on Digital Transformation with Alaris

The Central Bank of Egypt has digitised 100 million documents using scanners from Alaris and aims to scan another 500 million documents over the next five years. The Central Bank of Egypt had 500 million documents which were retained as paper records. Retention of these records needs to be achieved in accordance with the relevant […]


Dandemutande CEO on seizing opportunities in Zimbabwe’s new era

As Zimbabwe courts investors and ramps up efforts to create a business-friendly environment, connectivity and communication will be key to forging a path towards the country’s digital future according to Never Ncube, CEO of Dandemutande, a licensed Internet Access Provider and ISP. Following the events of November 2017, there has been a seismic shift in […]


Bridging the divide in Burkina Faso: How tech is changing lives

Technology is playing an important role in improving the lives of some of the poorest members of the population in Burkina Faso. Intelligent CIO explores some of these technologies – from improved digital infrastructure to Blockchain and innovative new farming tools – which are helping to bridge the digital divide in the west African country. World […]


Paving the way to a brighter future for small businesses in SA

This week’s 10th BRICS Summit in Johannesburg highlights the growing opportunities for South Africa’s Small and Medium Businesses to export their goods and services to emerging market peers such as Brazil, Russia, India and China. Pieter Bensch, Executive Vice President, Africa & Middle East at Sage, says that, paired with South Africa’s support for the African Continental […]


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