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Blockchain-Based MicroFinancing for Food Kiosk Owners in Kenya

Blockchain-based microfinancing for food kiosk owners in Kenya

April 19, 2018 • East Africa, Enterprise, Top StoriesComments (0)

IBM Research and Twiga Foods, a business-to-business logistics platform for kiosks and food stalls in Africa, announced that they have extended access to microloans to 220 food stall retailers across Kenya using a blockchain-based financing system. Twiga Foods was looking to expand its logistics services into a total market ecosystem by adding financial...

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Fintech is disrupting big banks

Fintech is disrupting big banks

April 18, 2018 • Enterprise, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

“It used to be quite simple. Customers arrived at banks through the revolving doors and opened accounts or applied for lending in-store. Banks owned the customer relationship by default and ‘see my bank manager’ was a common term,” says Mark...

South African start-up closes second round of equity funding

South African start-up closes second round of equity funding

April 18, 2018 • Enterprise, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Giraffe, the automated high-volume recruitment start-up, announced that it has closed a second round of equity funding, led by Edge Growth’s Vumela Fund with participation from Omidyar Network, the Brozin family’s Forever Young Capital and Catapult Trust....

Abu Cassim, founder and director of Jozi Angels

Corporate employees called to become part of the startup ecosystem

April 17, 2018 • Enterprise, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

With corporates in the startup ecosystem at its peak, investor network, Jozi Angels has called on corporate employees to become part of the movement. The role of corporates in the startup ecosystem is nothing new. Corporate companies help drive the growth of...

Is your BI solution keeping up with ‘where a BI solution should be today’?

Is your BI solution keeping up with ‘where a BI solution should be today’?

April 16, 2018 • Enterprise, OpinionComments (0)

Business intelligence (BI) is as much about incremental advancements as big ones that make the user’s experience richer and more versatile and allow them to present their data in the best way possible. Along with the headline advancements in recent versions...

Enterprise customers look to resellers to share the risks of IT deployment

Enterprise customers look to resellers to share the risks of IT deployment

November 23, 2017 • Enterprise, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Enterprise customers look to resellers to share the risks of IT deployment

ICT resellers that want to thrive in a changing technology market need to be prepared to share risks with their customers and move towards consumption-based billing models that allow companies to spread their technology procurement costs over a longer period...

The changing face of Enterprise Resource Planning

Enterprise resource planning is going mobile

October 9, 2017 • East Africa, Enterprise, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Enterprise resource planning is going mobile

In an increasingly connected world, companies are embracing mobile as an effective platform to communicate, manage employees and reach customers or suppliers. This is seeing traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions evolving to be more...

Interview: how autonomous vehicles will impact Africa

Interview: how autonomous vehicles will impact Africa

October 9, 2017 • Enterprise, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: how autonomous vehicles will impact Africa

In a recent interview, IT News Africa spoke to Riaan Graham, Sales Director at Ruckus Sub-Saharan Africa, who eloquently unpacked how autonomous vehicles (AV) will impact Africa. Riaan Graham assumed his role in 2015. He has a strong focus on Broadband...

T-Systems South Africa announces Microsoft Azure investment

T-Systems South Africa announces Microsoft Azure investment

October 4, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on T-Systems South Africa announces Microsoft Azure investment

T-Systems South Africa announced on Tuesday 3 October 2017 at their InTouch 2017 event that they will be partnering with Microsoft to offer Azure services to enterprise customers in the South African market. T-Systems, already a global partner of Microsoft,...

Networks Unlimited establishes ESM business unit

Networks Unlimited establishes ESM business unit

September 13, 2017 • Enterprise, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments Off on Networks Unlimited establishes ESM business unit

African value-added distributor, Networks Unlimited, has established a new Enterprise Systems Management (ESM) business unit to meet the technology demands of its customers across the continent. Hannes Rheeder will head up the new unit. Anton Jacobsz,...

Huawei, Education, HAINA, TUT, University, Graduation, EOH, Mustek, Pinnacle, DataCentrix, Gujima

Huawei and partners to empower South African youths

August 21, 2017 • Education, Enterprise, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei and partners to empower South African youths

Huawei, along with their channel partners, hosted a certification award ceremony, as well as interview sessions for the Huawei Authorised Information and Network Academy (HAINA) graduates from the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) at the Huawei...

BI, Qlik, VA, HISA2017, e-Health

South Africa Qlik Master Reseller Sponsors HISA2017

July 26, 2017 • Enterprise, Events, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa Qlik Master Reseller Sponsors HISA2017

South Africa Qlik Master Reseller, a leader in visual analytics has been confirmed as gold sponsor of Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa (#HISA2017). HISA2017 is set to take place on 29-30 August 2017 at Vodacom World in Midrand, Johannesburg. As the...

Sage, AI, Bots, social robots, robotification

Developing AI for Business with Five Core Principles

July 24, 2017 • Enterprise, GeneralComments Off on Developing AI for Business with Five Core Principles

“Building chatbots and AI that helps our customers is the easy part – the wider questions that the rising tide of AI bring are broad and currently very topical. Because of this, we developed our AI within a set of guiderails, these are the core...

Vodacom exceeds 80% population coverage on 4G.

Vodacom opens NB-IoT Lab

June 27, 2017 • Enterprise, Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom opens NB-IoT Lab

In order to help incubate and commercialise machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) systems using narrowband networking, Vodacom has today announced the opening of a Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) laboratory at its Vodaworld campus....

Raja Moudgil named new Country Manager of Phillips Lighting

Philips tackling the evolving lighting industry

June 21, 2017 • Enterprise, Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Philips tackling the evolving lighting industry

Philips Lighting celebrated their one year anniversary of becoming a standalone company today at a media event at their offices in Johannesburg, South Africa. At the event, Reggie Nxumalo, GM of Philips Lighting Southern Africa, spoke of the evolving sector...

Members of the PRASA and Huawei-Altec consortium at the announcement.

Huawei, PRASA announce South Africa’s First GSM-R Rail Network Operation

June 14, 2017 • Enterprise, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei, PRASA announce South Africa’s First GSM-R Rail Network Operation

Today at the Africa Rail 2017 conference,  the longest-running rail event in Africa held in Johannesburg, South Africa, Huawei and Passenger Railway Agency of South Africa (PRASA) jointly announced the first rail operational Global System for Mobile...