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Merlin Knott, SAP Africa’s Director of Business Analytics.

Gaining the competitive edge with Real-Time Predictive Analytics

April 24, 2014 • Company NewsComments (0)

Predictive Analytics may not be a new concept in business but the convergence of new market forces such as big data, mobility and cloud computing have resulted in a host of new and powerful opportunities for the application of this valuable technology toolset. Nowadays, companies must extract meaningful business value from vast amounts of data, ...

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Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS)  and SAP AG have announced an expansion of their worldwide alliance  (Image source: Google/

New Hitachi Data Systems technology delivers a business-defined approach for it infrastructure

April 24, 2014 • Company NewsComments (0)

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced exciting new technology to accelerate customer success with Business Defined IT – a closer linking of a company’s business and technology...

MTN launched Mobile Money in Rwanda (image: CommsMEA)

MTN Group records 210 million subscribers

April 24, 2014 • Company NewsComments (0)

MTN is a leading emerging market mobile operator, connecting approximately 210 million people in 22 countries across Africa and the Middle East.  MTN is at the forefront of global technological changes, delivering a bold, new Digital World to our...

SekelaXabiso has appointed Martina Madali as Associate Director (image: supplied)

SekelaXabiso appoints Associate Director

April 24, 2014 • Company News, PeopleComments (0)

SekelaXabiso has appointed Martina Madali as Associate Director of its IT Audit business unit, effective March 2014. Madali has been in the professional services industry for more than 23 years specialising in IT audit, information security, business...

According to SAP, the energy industry in sub-Saharan Africa is at a crossroads. (image: file)

SAP Africa appoints Francophone Africa MD

April 16, 2014 • Company News, PeopleComments (0)

Gilles Lepretre has been appointed SAP Africa’s Managing Director for French-speaking Africa.  The appointment comes at a time that sees the company driving significant growth in line with its 2014 goals for the region. In his new role, Gilles will lead...

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SAP Social Sabbatical Team reaches out to Kenyan Businesses in Need

April 10, 2014 • Company News, East AfricaComments (0)

This week sees a group of 12 SAP employees from around the world – including an applications performance testing expert from Israel, a software developer from France and a subject matter expert from Ireland – land in Nairobi to spend a month working with...

AngloGold Ashanti shines at SAP Quality Awards EMEA

April 3, 2014 • Company NewsComments (0)

For the third year in a row, an African company has scooped top honours at the SAP Quality Awards for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), highlighting the continent’s leading role when it comes to qualitative and innovative SAP software...

Jaun Harmse, senior business continuity management advisor at ContinuitySA. (Image source: Continuity SA)

ICT continuity: Are you spending enough or too much?

April 1, 2014 • Company NewsComments (0)

Few would question the necessity for ICT continuity solutions – but how many have interrogated how much they cost and how effective they are? That’s a question posed by Jaun Harmse, senior business continuity management advisor at ContinuitySA, who asks...

Eileen Wilton, Chief Executive Officer of Gijima (image: Gijima)

Gijima results point towards turnaround

March 31, 2014 • Company NewsComments (0)

According to Eileen Wilton, CEO of JSE listed IT services provider Gijima, the company’s turnaround strategy has shown significant progress. This she revealed at the announcement of Gijima’s 2013 interim financial results. Gijima has restored...

Shaun Barendsen, HDS General Manager for sub-Saharan Africa

HDS on new SSA growth path following Shoden Data Systems integration

March 14, 2014 • Company NewsComments (0)

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) is embarking on an aggressive growth strategy across sub-Saharan Africa, following the full integration of Shoden Data Systems into Hitachi Data Systems Corporation. Shoden was acquired by Hitachi Data Systems Corporation in...