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  • IBM mhealth

    Mobile Health Solutions enabling efficient healthcare

    August 19, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile Health Solutions enabling efficient healthcare

    The biggest tech trend in Africa, and the one that is making the biggest impact on the everyday lives of people is the rise of smartphones and feature phones. Africa has seen the fastest uptake of mobile devices in the world and mobile subscribers are set to...

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    African skills initiative receives USD 60 mln investment

    July 29, 2015 • Company News, East Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on African skills initiative receives USD 60 mln investment

    IBM has invested a sum of USD 60 million over three years to develop the next generation of technical talent in Africa. As part of the initiative, IBM is expanding the Africa Technical Academy and the company’s Africa University Programme to over 20...

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    From latency to transparency: Top 5 tips for better storage

    June 12, 2015 • ListsComments Off on From latency to transparency: Top 5 tips for better storage

    Storage of the past was defined by vendor specific terminology for pieces of functionality, which have perpetuated the market/users thinking about storage narrowly in terms of a single vendor or technology provider. But there’s a new paradigm for storage,...

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    Top 10 most valuable global brands revealed

    May 28, 2015 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 most valuable global brands revealed

    According to a survey conducted by millwardbrown.com Apple has now been listed as the world’s most powerful brand. According to the report, the device manufacturer reclaimed its title from search engine giant, Google. According to the guardian.com,...

  • Ebola West Africa

    How ICT is responding to Ebola in Africa

    November 21, 2014 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on How ICT is responding to Ebola in Africa

    The Ebola outbreak has captured the attention of many large corporations within the ICT sector. Companies like MTN, SES, Liquid Telecom, Econet, IBM, Airtel, LG and Samsung have all responded to the outbreak in a meaningful and impactful way. While Ebola is...

  • IBM mhealth

    IBM & Airtel to launch Ebola containment initiatives in Africa

    October 28, 2014 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on IBM & Airtel to launch Ebola containment initiatives in Africa

    Airtel, IBM Research Africa and Kenya’s Echo Mobile have joined forces to launch several initiatives to help curb the spread of Ebola in West Africa. The initiatives include a citizen engagement and analytics system in Sierra Leone that enables...

  • Standard Bank

    IBM’s Watson technology moving into banking

    October 17, 2014 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on IBM’s Watson technology moving into banking

    Standard Bank is set to become the first financial institution on the African continent to implement IBM’s new Watson technology which breaks traditional barriers in computing by embracing artificial intelligence, natural language processing and dynamic...

  • SAP

    SAP & IBM Partner to Accelerate Enterprise Cloud Adoption

    October 15, 2014 • Company News, EnterpriseComments Off on SAP & IBM Partner to Accelerate Enterprise Cloud Adoption

    SAP has selected IBM as a premier strategic provider of Cloud infrastructure services for its business critical applications. According to both parties the move has been made in order to accelerate customers’ ability to run core business in the cloud. SAP...

  • Watson

    IBM Watson goes live in Africa

    October 10, 2014 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on IBM Watson goes live in Africa

    IBM and Metropolitan Health revealed the first commercial application of Watson in Africa. According to IBM, its Watson application is a ground breaking computing platform able to interact in natural language. By tapping into the power of Watson, Metropolitan...

  • IBM mhealth

    AIS partners with IBM in SA

    September 30, 2014 • Company News, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on AIS partners with IBM in SA

    Assimilated Information Systems (AIS), a provider of software and IT solutions, has joined the IBM PartnerWorld Program as an Independent Software Vendor (ISV). The partnership will give the company access to a variety of IBM technologies, tools, and...

  • Shane Radford

    IBM: The end of the road for traditional media?

    August 11, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on IBM: The end of the road for traditional media?

    Traditional media and entertainment players may be entering crisis mode as digital channels erode their advertising revenue, bloggers and social media divert their audiences and the rising cost of content generation puts them at a disadvantage in an age of...

  • IBM mhealth

    Ghana’s Fidelity Bank chooses IBM to drive Transformation Agenda

    August 6, 2014 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on Ghana’s Fidelity Bank chooses IBM to drive Transformation Agenda

    At the U.S. Africa Business Forum in Washington, D.C, Ghana’s Fidelity Bank announced its choice of IBM to manage its technology infrastructure and services. The five year deal will help the bank deliver advanced customer services and secure its reputation...

  • Hamilton Ratshefola

    Connecting cloud to the bottom line

    June 26, 2014 • Enterprise, OpinionComments Off on Connecting cloud to the bottom line

    Cloud and big data are more than the current tech buzz words. In my opinion cloud and big data are set to play a decisive role in determining which enterprises grow their profits and global market share during the Africa continent’s ascendancy and which...

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    IBM Builds Cloud Ecosystem in Egypt

    June 19, 2014 • Enterprise, Top StoriesComments Off on IBM Builds Cloud Ecosystem in Egypt

    IBM is providing cloud computing expertise to one hundred Egyptian software companies to help drive innovation and new cloud development skills. This is part of a collaborative agreement with the Egyptian Information Technology Industry Development Agency...

  • Christian Klezl

    Your business strategy is your cloud strategy

    June 19, 2014 • Enterprise, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Your business strategy is your cloud strategy

    Cloud computing is one buzzword that just won’t stop metamorphosing. The array of new forms of cloud computing available to those responsible for cloud, analytics, mobile and social  infrastructure to enable businesses, face a considerable burden to...

  • IBM SmartCamp 2014

    IBM SmartCamp aims to grow tech innovation in Africa

    June 13, 2014 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on IBM SmartCamp aims to grow tech innovation in Africa

    The IBM SmartCamp competition for tech-entrepreneurs from Africa will commence from 1 July to 9 October 2014. The competition will held in Nairobi, Lagos and Cape Town, with the finals being held in Johannesburg. Additional events have been planned for Cairo...