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Windows 10 as a Service: unleashing new opportunities for enterprise employees

Unleashing new opportunities for enterprise employees

July 12, 2018 • Opinion, Software, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The Windows environment is at the core of almost every organisation’s desktop computing strategy. Over time, the operating system has been augmented with various communication, collaboration and productivity tools, drawing on the latest technologies and supporting organisations’ digitisation strategies. The introduction of Windows 10 as a Service...

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IIoT set to drive African manufacturing to the next level of competitiveness

IIoT set to drive African manufacturing to the next level of competitiveness

July 12, 2018 • Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The manufacturing sector is set to evolve thanks to the rise of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Specifically focused on industries with machinery and production processes, Jeremy Potgieter, Eseye, SADC regional head, says IIoT will significantly...

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Barclays Africa Group relaunches as Absa Group with a new look

July 11, 2018 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Barclays Africa Group Limited has officially been renamed Absa Group Limited and started trading under its new name and new share code (ABG) on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on Wednesday, 11 July 2018. The name change marks the start of a new era for the...

Kate Mollett, regional manager for South Africa at Veeam

Welcome to a hyper-available South Africa

July 11, 2018 • Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The imminent arrival of two Microsoft Azure data centres on local shores means organisations across industry sectors are re-evaluating their availability strategies. This is ushering in the age of hyper-availability that will fundamentally change the...

Rudi Kruger, General Manager at LexisNexis Data Services

The role of leadership in combatting corruption & bribery

July 10, 2018 • Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Tackling business corruption requires more than just a tick-box approach. It requires a strong culture, one that drives the company towards maintaining a visible and active compliance programme at all times. Starting at the top, company leadership that...

The rise of online streaming service in South Africa

The rise of online streaming service in South Africa

July 10, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Majority of the South Africans currently prefer the ability to watch their favourite programs and movies on their TV, Smartphones or Tablets from wherever and whenever they want. This has caused the rise of streaming services in South Africa which offers the...

Presentation of the Cap Tamarin project

Vantage Capital provides $10 million in funding for a Smart City project in Mauritius

July 10, 2018 • East Africa, General, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Vantage Capital, Africa’s mezzanine fund manager, announced that it has provided $10 million of mezzanine funding to Cap Tamarin, a mixed-used, residentially-focused “Smart & Happy” Village located on the sought-after west coast of Mauritius in a...

Botswana Power Corporation signs contract with GE Power to further digital transformation

Botswana Power Corporation signs contract with GE Power to further digital transformation

July 9, 2018 • Mining & Energy, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Aligning with Botswana’s commitment to provide energy users access to affordable energy services and improve its grid efficiency, GE Power’s Grid Solution business announced that it has signed its first contract with Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) on...

The first high-speed, in-flight Wi-Fi installations in Africa (Image from: Business Wire)

Africa gets first in-flight Wi-Fi installation

July 9, 2018 • Hardware, Satellite Communications, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Honeywell International has confirmed the first installations of its JetWave satellite communications hardware in Africa, bringing in-flight Wi-Fi solution to business jets on the African continent for the first time. ExecuJet South Africa installed...

Lesley Williams, Tshimologong CEO

Digital and Audiovisual Content Hub launched in Johannesburg’s Tshimologong Precinct

July 9, 2018 • Education, Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, founded by Wits University has launched a Digital Content Hub, an incubator of innovative and creative audio-visual content, in partnership with Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the French Institute of...

WeThinkCode_ and OYA Venture hosts global She Loves Tech Hackathon

WeThinkCode_ and OYA Venture hosts global She Loves Tech Hackathon

July 8, 2018 • East Africa, Education, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Coding school WeThinkCode_ and female entrepreneur network OYA Venture are bringing the world’s largest startup competition, focusing on women and technology, to South Africa. She Loves Tech, which was started in 2013 by Lean In China in Beijing has...

Chantel Troskie, Customer Experience Senior Sales Manager at Oracle

Cloud technology is the key to personalise South Africa’s travel experiences

July 8, 2018 • Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

For the travel industry, the customer’s experience is perhaps the most important variable in determining the long-term success of the business. Because of this, airlines, hotels and other travel-related operators are affected more by digital...

Red Bull creates a gateway into the tech scene

Red Bull creates a gateway into the tech scene

July 8, 2018 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

More than half of the world’s population is currently living in urban centres. These residents face constant challenges within a limited living space. World-renowned energy drink company Red Bull believes technology is the key to create more friendly,...

Syafunda diversifies its reach with Syafunda Plus

Syafunda diversifies its reach with Syafunda Plus

July 7, 2018 • Education, Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Syafunda which means ‘we are learning’ in IsiZulu is a learning and data management platform that provides access to digital content for Math, Science, Entrepreneurship, Financial literacy and digital skills through mobile technology in rural and...

Protect your identity with ThisIsMe’s FutureProtect

Protect your identity with ThisIsMe’s FutureProtect

July 7, 2018 • Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

South Africa’s premier identity verification service, ThisIsMe, has announced the launch of its new consumer product, FutureProtect. With FutureProtect’s free Identity Alerts, Credit Monitoring and Insurance options, consumers can sleep easy knowing that...

Teraco to invest R1bn in SA ICT infrastructure

Teraco to invest R1bn in South African data centre

July 6, 2018 • Big Data, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

In its largest infrastructure build project to date, Africa’s only neutral data centre provider has announced that it will be expanding the Teraco Isando Campus (JB1). Increased demand for additional data centre capacity is being driven by cloud uptake and...