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The Evolution and Revolution of Business Networks in Africa

July 29, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Trade is in Africa’s blood. Its rich resources, numerous societies and access to the world have created a hotbed of trade civilisations. One could go back millennia to the early kingdoms around the continental horn – the forefathers and peers of the Ancient Egyptian world – or the mysterious Kingdom of Nok in West Africa [&hellip...

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Why South Africa’s online storefront still lacks wider appeal

July 29, 2016 • Online & Social, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

This year, online retail in South Africa will reach 1% of overall retail for the first time. While the number appears small, it marks a significant milestone for a sector that is attracting robust investment from both established and new players in the retail...

Innovation

How tablets and the cloud could transform education in South Africa

July 28, 2016 • Education, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

South African schools and universities are struggling with the high costs of textbooks and other educational materials, a shortage of teachers in key subjects like maths and science, and difficulties in funding IT infrastructure. However, technology continues...

EMC Staff Members Photoshoot  in September 2014 by Jeremy Glyn

African entrepreneurs need to become Always-On

July 28, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

With South Africa’s unemployment rate rising to 26.7 percent in the first quarter of this year, there is increased strain on the market to find a way to address this. Now, more than ever, there needs to be a drive for entrepreneurship to help grow the...

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The future for IoT in Africa is an exciting one

July 27, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Africa is no stranger to connectivity. While Africa may be behind when it comes to IT infrastructure compared to more developed nations, the fact is that more than double the population of sub-Saharan Africa has mobile phone access. With smartphone usage on...

Data Management

Data Governance – A board-level concern

July 25, 2016 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Data governance is an integral part of any overall corporate governance program, and is also essential for ensuring that data management and data use are aligned with the business and its policies. In today’s digitally-driven environment, where data is...

Gavin Holme

Early IT engagement is key to keeping mergers and acquisitions on track

July 25, 2016 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Within many industries, mergers and acquisitions are a common strategy to help maximise profits while spreading risk. Regardless of whether a company has acquired another, has spun off into a new entity, or is divesting interests. It is essential to...

Dewald Nolte, Cofounder VP Business - Entersekt.

Regulations could be an innovation enabler for banks

July 22, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Banks are faced with a real conundrum. They are expected to deliver relevant and innovative new services to a discerning customer base and, at the same time, are facing an ever-tightening regulatory regime. However, the astute institution could view these...

Rudraksh Bhawalkar

Data Management – Is it crucial to achieving the ‘bi-modal’ vision?

July 21, 2016 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

‘Water, water, everywhere, but not a drop to drink’. These, the modernised words of Samuel Taylor Coleridge in his poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, were penned in the late 1700s. Over two centuries later, we’re facing a similar problem. Like...

The Minister in the Presidency and chairperson of the National Planning Commission (NPC), the Honourable Jeff Radebe. (Image Source: enca.com)

Using public-private partnerships for digital solutions to boost Vision 2030

July 18, 2016 • Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South Africa is ripe for digitisation. This was the feedback received from the Vision 2030 conference held in Johannesburg. According to The Minister in the Presidency and chairperson of the National Planning Commission (NPC), the Honourable Jeff Radebe, key...

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BlackBerry not backing away from BB10

July 14, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on BlackBerry not backing away from BB10

Last week we shared the latest plan to keep advancing our smartphone portfolio. Unfortunately, the news was misinterpreted by many – from the media, to tech observers, and  our customers. I made the rounds this week with the press to set the record...

Video-Conference

How To Choose The Best Video Conferencing Solutions For Your Company

July 11, 2016 • Opinion, SponsoredComments Off on How To Choose The Best Video Conferencing Solutions For Your Company

Video conferencing system can have a direct impact on your business. The right system can help in better communication and give better customer service along with increased productivity. You do not need to fly down every time for hundreds of miles just to...

Mukhisa Kituyi

Mukhisa Kituyi discusses restoring an economy’s ability to deliver prosperity

July 8, 2016 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Mukhisa Kituyi discusses restoring an economy’s ability to deliver prosperity

Millions of people around the world have lost faith that the world economy can improve their lives. Instead of seeing value in open borders and the free exchange of information and ideas, they see only uncertainty about their futures, growing inequalities and...

Artificial intelligence

Will Artificial Intelligence disrupt business?

July 5, 2016 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Will Artificial Intelligence disrupt business?

The once-futuristic predictions about how Artificial Intelligence (AI) will impact the world are becoming reality. Legendary futurist Ray Kurzweil has imagined advanced technology delivering everything from computerised brain chips to near-total automation of...

Lagos Nigeria

African countries can achieve their sustainable development goals by 2030

June 30, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on African countries can achieve their sustainable development goals by 2030

The concept of sustainable development goals (SDGs) allows for nationally adapted and differentiated approaches for implementing what is seen as a common and collective responsibility. The SDGs are intended to guide priorities both for the development needed...

Sherry Zameer - Gemalto

Connected living: A long road for mobile operators towards 2025

June 28, 2016 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Connected living: A long road for mobile operators towards 2025

Technology will play a central role in almost everything we do by the year 2025. And, as it continues to develop, Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) will need to find new ways to compete and capture market share in the next digital age. Operators will however...