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The importance of speed and adjusting to customer needs

February 3, 2016 • Company NewsComments (0)

With IT budgets under strain in a year of low growth, the priority of keeping the lights on in legacy systems may come at the expense of new applications which drive competitive advantage. Or has technology come to our rescue? The basic rules of successful business engagement hasn’t changed much since early man discovered the [&hellip...

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Paulo Rosado, CEO of OutSystems. (Image credit: Outsystems)

Business at the speed of change

February 3, 2016 • Company News, OpinionComments (0)

How will you keep up in an environment where speed is the key to unlocking competitive advantage? The basic rules of successful business engagement haven’t changed much since early man discovered the benefits of bartering goods in a rough form of trade....

Barclays Africa has commenced work with eight teams to advance concepts generated during the Barclays Africa Global Data Hackathon. (Image credit:www.moneybright.co.uk)

Barclays Africa begins work with hackathon winners

February 1, 2016 • Company News, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Barclays Africa has commenced work with eight teams to advance concepts generated during the Barclays Africa Global Data Hackathon held at Johannesburg’s Turbine Hall in late 2015. The 24-hour Global Data Hackathon was created to leverage the power of the...

Over the course of the last six months SAP Africa has actively engaged with partners who are similarly committed to the initiative’s objectives. (Image Source: pnrsoftsol.com)

SA students graduate from SAP Skills for Africa programme

January 28, 2016 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

SAP Africa has announced the successful graduation of all 75 South African students from its SAP Skills for Africa job creation initiative. The South African chapter of the SAP Skills for Africa initiative was announced four months ago and forms an integral...

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MTN & WorldRemit ink Mobile Money partnership in Africa

January 28, 2016 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (1)

WorldRemit has revealed that its customers can now send money instantly to MTN Mobile Money wallets in Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia. The launch follows the signing of a global partnership agreement earlier this year, to enable WorldRemit customers all over the...

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Hello Group wins award for best mobile remittance service

January 27, 2016 • Company News, Enterprise, Top StoriesComments (0)

Hello Group has revealed that it has been recognised for innovation in the fintech environment. According to the company it had won the Kalahari Award for Best Mobile-centric Remittance Service in the lead up to the 6th Remittance & Mobile Money Expo in...

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Deloitte Digital acquires fintech agency

January 25, 2016 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on Deloitte Digital acquires fintech agency

Deloitte Digital (Africa) has acquired fintech services business, Jinja Interactive, as part of its strategy to build a fully-integrated digital transformation business, providing digital innovation and customer-centric engagement solutions to its rapidly...

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Internet Society to boost technology training in Africa

January 22, 2016 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on Internet Society to boost technology training in Africa

In an agreement signed with the African Network Operators Group (AfNOG), the Internet Society has announced that it will contribute USD 150,000 to support an improved offering of network technology training programs in Africa. AfNOG serves as a forum for...

MTN Group has warned of a new SIM scam (image: file)

MTN Cameroon releases statement on CONAC Report

January 21, 2016 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN Cameroon releases statement on CONAC Report

On the 21st of January 2016, it was revealed that MTN Cameroon had been fined USD $160 Million for allegedly failing to pay tax on games and gambling services. In a report written by the anti-corruption commission, known as CONAC, MTN and Orange were also...

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MTN Group selects ItsOn to deliver digital experience

January 21, 2016 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN Group selects ItsOn to deliver digital experience

ItsOn has signed a group agreement with MTN Group, Africa’s largest mobile operator with more than 230 million customers throughout Africa and the Middle East. MTN will use ItsOn’s cloud-based solution to increase subscribers and revenue by...

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South Africa: MTN to reward top performing matriculants

January 12, 2016 • Company News, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: MTN to reward top performing matriculants

MTN SA Foundation is rewarding top performing matriculants with bursaries and laptops to assist them with furthering their studies and give them access to the technological tools that are critical in their studies. The recipients of the 18 bursaries...

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SAP and Accenture Join Forces

January 11, 2016 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on SAP and Accenture Join Forces

SAP SE and Accenture are joining forces in the core and industry development and go-to-market of SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (SAP S/4HANA), the next-generation business suite from SAP built on the industry’s most advanced in-memory platform. This...

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Ericsson introduces 3 IoT solutions for smart homes and cities

January 7, 2016 • Company News, Enterprise, Top StoriesComments Off on Ericsson introduces 3 IoT solutions for smart homes and cities

Ericsson has revealed three new solutions to equip communication service providers and utility companies to address services and requirements in the fast-growing Internet of Things (IoT) market. According to the company, IoT is quickly emerging as a very...

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Huawei Ships 108 Million Smartphones in 2015

January 6, 2016 • Company NewsComments Off on Huawei Ships 108 Million Smartphones in 2015

Today at CES 2016, Huawei announced strong business results and rapid year-over-year growth for Consumer Business Group (CBG). Huawei’s revenue exceeded $20 billion USD in 2015, nearly a 70 percent increase from 2014. Additionally, Huawei shipped 108...

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MTN bridges divide between enterprises and informal merchants

December 18, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN bridges divide between enterprises and informal merchants

Multinational Corporations, particularly in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector, as well as informal merchants, will soon benefit from reduced costs, increased security and greater efficiencies around payments. This follows a partnership agreement...

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MTN to challenge fine imposed on MTN Nigeria

December 18, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN to challenge fine imposed on MTN Nigeria

MTN has released a statement, which essentially gives an update on the fine that was imposed on MTN Nigeria. The statement reveals the following: “Further to the SENS announcement issued by the Company on 4 December 2015, shareholders are advised that...