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South Africa Qlik Master Reseller Sponsors HISA2017

July 26, 2017 • Enterprise, Events, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments (0)

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 healthcare industry looks to take advantage of the benefits of business intelligence (BI) and visual...

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Sage, AI, Bots, social robots, robotification

Developing AI for Business with Five Core Principles

July 24, 2017 • Enterprise, GeneralComments (0)

“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...

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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....

Philips head office in  Johannesburg, South Africa.

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...

IT companies will have to reveal foreign trade

South African IT firms asked to disclose foreign trade

May 30, 2017 • Enterprise, Features, Finance, SponsoredComments Off on South African IT firms asked to disclose foreign trade

In what is seen as a major development, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) has tightened up its criteria for what multinational businesses are allowed to submit to the tax man. The new laws state that medium and large businesses in South Africa that...

Brendan McAravey, Country Manager, Citrix South Africa.

Citrix to expand African operations

May 26, 2017 • Enterprise, Top StoriesComments Off on Citrix to expand African operations

Citrix, an IT solutions company, announced yesterday that they are increasing their footprint in Africa through an expansion in distribution operations, and that its channel in East and West Africa will now be managed and supported by Citrix South Africa. A...

Global rollout brings benefits to vendor partners, solution providers.

Westcon-Comstor Completes Business Process Improvement Programme to Sharpen Customer Focus

May 18, 2017 • Enterprise, General, SponsoredComments Off on Westcon-Comstor Completes Business Process Improvement Programme to Sharpen Customer Focus

Westcon-Comstor, the leading value-added global distributor of security, unified communications, network infrastructure and data centre solutions, has announced it has completed a global shared services and business process outsourcing (BPO) programme that...

Shaun Maritz, CIO at Eskom and Eman Liu, President Enterprise Business Group, Southern Africa region.

Eskom and Huawei Partner to Advance Smart Grid Innovation

May 18, 2017 • Enterprise, Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Eskom and Huawei Partner to Advance Smart Grid Innovation

Huawei today announced, at its Fifth Global Power Summit at the African Utility Week (AUW) event in Cape Town, that they have entered into a smart grid joint innovation initiative with Eskom. The Huawei-Eskom collaboration aims to accelerate digital...

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MTN to advance Iranian expansion

May 8, 2017 • Enterprise, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN to advance Iranian expansion

MTN Group announced today that the company has signed a non-binding preliminary agreement to invest approximately R540 million into Iranian Fixed Broadband Provider, Iranian Net. The investment will see the South African telecommunications company acquire a...

Huawei announces the launch of OpenLab at Huawei Eco-Connect.

Huawei Launches OpenLab in South Africa

April 21, 2017 • Enterprise, Events, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei Launches OpenLab in South Africa

At their flagship event, The Huawei Eco-Connect Conference in Sandton, Huawei announced the opening of their Global OpenLab Program in South Africa. The opening of the lab will see Johannesburg become one of 7 new Huawei OpenLabs for 2017, joining cities such...

Amr Kamel, Microsoft GM in the West, East, Central Africa & Indian Ocean Islands.

Over 554 million records stolen in first half of 2016

February 10, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Over 554 million records stolen in first half of 2016

More than 554 million data records were stolen during the first half of 2016, a 31% increase from the previous six months – and that was just from the enterprises that reported their breaches. Unfortunately, many organisations that experienced a breach...

Steve Harris, Managing Director SIPHON; and EVP Unified Communications for Nuvias Group.

Top Unified Communication Trends for 2017

January 28, 2017 • Enterprise, OpinionComments Off on Top Unified Communication Trends for 2017

In 2017, we will see the continued and accelerated growth of cloud for Unified Communications (UC) and a cloud-based consumption model for UC services. Adoption of Cloud There has been an adoption of cloud technology across the board, but the growth in the UC...

Datacentrix became only the 2nd local competitor to attain the  Gold UNITY Partner certification with F5 Networks.

Datacentrix becomes 2nd local F5 Unity Gold partner

January 12, 2017 • Company News, Enterprise, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Datacentrix becomes 2nd local F5 Unity Gold partner

It was announced in Johannesburg on Thursday that Datacentrix, a provider of high performance ICT solutions, has attained Gold UNITY Partner certification with F5 Networks. Datacentrix, a market leader in application delivery, is one of only two local...

Nairobi, Kenya, where the AFIF awards will be held. (Nairobi skyline. Image source: Shutterstock.com)

Finalists for the AFIF Entrepreneurship Award 2017 announced

January 10, 2017 • Enterprise, Events, General, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Finalists for the AFIF Entrepreneurship Award 2017 announced

The finalists for the African Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) Entrepreneurship Award 2017 were announced in Brussels on the 9th of January 2017. The award focuses on projects with big economic, social and ecological impact, and their potential growth...

In a mobilized economy, Facebook aims to help small businesses become large and local businesses become global. We are investing to create simple solutions to help small businesses grow in today’s mobile economy.

A hands-free option that lets companies focus on innovation

January 10, 2017 • Enterprise, Online & Social, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on A hands-free option that lets companies focus on innovation

The arrival of a digital economy has ushered in an era of rapid business transformation. It’s brought new business models, new value propositions and new client engagement models. It has also allowed a playing field for more and different competitors. Every...