MENU

General
Category

Global Industrial Distributor launches e-commerce website for Sub-Saharan Africa

Global Industrial Distributor launches e-commerce website for Sub-Saharan Africa

June 25, 2018 • General, Hardware, Southern AfricaComments (0)

RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers was founded as Radiospares, in 1937. The company started as a supplier of parts to the burgeoning radio market that has evolved into a global distribution enterprise, with operations in Europe, North America, Asia and now Africa offering a diverse portfolio of...

Read More
IT News Africa: Top Stories of The Week

IT News Africa: Top Stories of The Week

June 24, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments (0)

We’re well into the second quarter of the year, and with that being said this week there has been much activity within the IT space. From new innovations and digital transformation, growing economies to emerging startups, here is a round up of some of...

Since launching a year ago, SAP Leonardo technical capabilities have helped hundreds of customers innovate.

SAP galvanizes the enterprise with intelligent new products and choice

June 24, 2018 • Cloud Computing, GeneralComments (0)

SAP recently announced new products and partnerships to enable enterprises to become more intelligent, with expanded capabilities from advanced technologies such as conversational artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and analytics. SAP also announced that...

5G networks have paramount role in Autonomous Vehicle connectivity

5G networks have paramount role in Autonomous Vehicle connectivity

June 24, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments (0)

5G networks may be as much as 10 times more efficient than 4G networks. With this new level of network capability, communications service providers (CSPs) can secure future market opportunities with manufacturers of autonomous vehicles (AVs) in the fields of...

Innovative new products can be designed around future environmental stressors and demands without having to consider old, established systems.

Africa – a breeding ground for innovation

June 22, 2018 • General, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

African innovation is on the rise and the continent could play host to several new technology disruptions in the next few years. According to Darryl Bernstein, Partner and Head of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Practice at Baker McKenzie in...

Does the open plan office work? (Image from www.sage.com/za)

Does the open plan office work?

June 21, 2018 • GeneralComments (0)

Open plan offices are a staple of working life in the modern age. In fact, 80% of US businesses use it as their preferred office arrangement, with others globally following suit, led by a plethora of the world’s leading businesses such as Apple, Google and...

Creating greater accessibility and assisting disability through technology

Creating greater accessibility and assisting disability through technology

June 21, 2018 • Education, General, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Afrika Tikkun is a global not-for-profit organisation working to develop, empower and support the youth of South Africa in disadvantaged communities in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Their intention is to shape the youth of today to become the next...

Accelerating your Digital Transformation

Accelerating your Digital Transformation

June 18, 2018 • GeneralComments (0)

Businesses that harness the power of digital are experiencing massive advantages, with growth and efficiency benchmarks often leaping by double- and even triple-digit advances. But while the attainment of digital clearly bears a lot of fruit, getting to that...

Innovative new products can be designed around future environmental stressors and demands without having to consider old, established systems.

How digital transformation can drive growth and job creation across emerging economies

June 17, 2018 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Innovation and entrepreneurship play an ever-increasing role in growing Africa’s emerging technology ecosystem. According to research by the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator, over the past two years alone, Africa has seen the number of innovation hubs double....

Creating coding prodigies in previously disadvantaged schools

Creating coding prodigies in previously disadvantaged schools

June 16, 2018 • Education, General, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Learning to code is a critical element in the 21st century school curriculum, giving learners the ability not only to use technology but to create it, as the world ushers in the fourth industrial revolution. Learners equipped with these skills will be in high...

Several findings reveal that more than a third of wealthy individuals (35%) either have exposure to cryptocurrencies, or they intend investing by the end of 2018.

High-net-worth individuals embrace cryptocurrencies

June 15, 2018 • Finance, GeneralComments (0)

Cryptocurrencies are the “future of money” and wealthy investors seem to agree. This is according to Nigel Green, CEO of the deVere Group, an international financial services organisation. The Group, which launched the deVere Crypto app earlier this year,...

Truecaller eyes out Sub-Saharan Africa’s mobile payment space after acquiring Chillr

Truecaller eyes out Sub-Saharan Africa’s mobile payment space

June 15, 2018 • General, Online & Social, Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Last year March, Truecaller announced its interest in the digital payments segment in India. Today, the company announced a strategic investment into the payment space by acquiring Chillr, India’s first multi-bank payments app that is revolutionising the...

Transforming the customer assistance landscape

Transforming the customer assistance landscape

June 15, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

According to Accenture’s digital consumer survey 2018, a third of people online in China, India, the U.S., Brazil and Mexico plan to buy a stand-alone voice assistant by the end of the year. The prevalence of such devices in homes is becoming so...

Freshworks delivers AI-powered intelligent experiences

Freshworks accelerates international growth with market expansion in South Africa

June 14, 2018 • GeneralComments (0)

Freshworks Inc, a provider of cloud-based business software, today announced an aggressive growth strategy to propel the ambitious expansion of its evolving South African footprint. “Our growth plan for South Africa completely leverages the company’s...

Africa has potential to revolutionise the energy sector through smart power innovation

Africa has potential to revolutionise the energy sector through smart power innovation

June 14, 2018 • General, Mining & EnergyComments (0)

Within developing economies, including Africa, there are growing opportunities to implement new technologies and localised energy generation systems, that could lead to innovation that will change how the world generates, stores and distributes power. This is...

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB)  will be launching its first commemorative banknote series.

The SARB will be launching Nelson Mandela commemorative banknotes and coin

June 13, 2018 • Finance, General, Top StoriesComments (0)

In celebration of the first democratically elected president Nelson Mandela’s birth centenary, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) will be launching its first commemorative banknote series. These notes will cover all denominations – R10, R20, R50,...