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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 the newly formed French African SAP territory, which is a merging of West and ...

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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...

Etienne Louw, Director Sales & Marketing for TomTom Africa (image credit:

Mapcodes – a solution for connecting to the ‘un-addressed’ in Africa.

March 13, 2014 • Company NewsComments (0)

mapIT, leading international digital mapping provider , is pleased to announce the adoption of an international standard for representing any location, a Mapcode. This revolutionary addressing system will affect businesses operating in SA and across Africa....

Customers can now benefit from both the breakthrough power of the SAP HANA platform and the simplicity of the cloud. (Image source: File)

SAP unveils next step for the cloud

March 12, 2014 • Company NewsComments (0)

Customers can now benefit from both the power of the SAP HANA platform and the simplicity of the cloud. SAP AG announced next steps toward delivering on its cloud strategy during a press conference held from Palo Alto, California. Simplified...

VMware has announced it has completed its acquisition of AirWatch (image: VMware)

VMware acquires AirWatch for over $1billion

February 27, 2014 • Company NewsComments (0)

VMware, a global provider of virtualisation and cloud infrastructure, has announced the completion of its acquisition of AirWatch, a provider of enterprise mobile management and security solutions. Originally announced on Jan. 22, 2014, VMware acquired...

The commercial rollout of LTE, commonly known as 4G, to Port Elizabeth, represents another milestone for MTN (image: Wikipedia)

MTN SA expands LTE footprint

February 26, 2014 • Company News, Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

MTN has extended its Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to Port Elizabeth, bringing its valued customers in the windy city onto the high-speed new generation network. The commercial rollout of LTE, commonly known as 4G, to Port Elizabeth, represents another...