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Following the recent announcement of South African tech startup RapidDeploy’s partnership with multinational telecommunications company AT&T, RapidDeploy has announced an alliance with APD Communications to provide a complete hosted solution for control room operations globally. RapidDeploy provides an innovative cloud-based call-taking and Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) platform serving public safety and...
KPMG Global Africa Practice has launched a new Africa Business App. According to the company, the new platform will provide businesses and investors with access to the latest Africa information about doing business across the continent. “With the KPMG Africa Business App, we are not just delivering the most up-to-date...
Samsung Electronics South Africa, has delivered a Solar Powered Internet School (SPIS) to the Chief SW Nhlapho Secondary School in Dundonald, Mpumalanga. The Executive Mayor of Chief Albert Luthuli Municipality, Ms B.P. Shiba, attended the SPIS handover ceremony, along with the Department of Education’s acting District Director, Mr P.P. Magagula...
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) South Africa has recently appointed Sandile Dube and Tumi Kgonare as its new Sales and Channel Manager and Distribution Manager respectively. These appointments are said to bolster HPE’s support in the local market whilst providing support to channel partners. Dube and Kgonare bring with them a...
Statista.com, the global statistical data portal estimates that the number of smartphone users in South Africa will reach 22 million in 2019. This is in line with FNB’s data which indicates an increase in banking via digital channels by young people, especially the Banking App.   According to FNB data, customers between...
Together in partnership, Microsoft South Africa and the Cape Town Science Centre on Friday 24th March unveiled the Microsoft Classroom of the Future, in Cape Town. The opening included an exhibition that showcased the latest and greatest educational tools available to teachers today. This interactive showcase at the Cape Town...
Since mid-March the South African government has been advocating social distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and, as a result, flatten the curve of infection. These measures have become even more stringent after the country went into lockdown on 27 March. As the public is only allowed to leave...
In the wake of recent statements made by Airtel Nigeria representatives about the impact of the exclusion of telecommunication operators in the implementation of mobile money, the Company's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director Segun Ogunsanya has urged operators to put in place efficient credit risk management systems and identified these systems as a critical...
Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd. today announced the launch of its new Pre-paid service in EMENA (Europe, Middle East and North Africa). For the first time, consumers and commercial users can now benefit from the world’s most modern satellite network without a contract. Users including fishermen in the Atlantic, emergency...
When it comes to hosting and accessing applications in the cloud, businesses in South Africa have very different priorities to those in Kenya and Nigeria. An obvious statement perhaps, considering that these markets are vastly different in their technology adoption and usage. Yet an interesting finding from our recent Cloud...
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has revealed that only 10 per cent of the 103 licensed Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the country have approached the commission for licence renewal. This leaves around 90 per cent of ISPs in Nigeria out of business. The director of Licensing and Authorisation at...
Every 60 seconds, the world creates an average of 98 000 tweets, 695 000 Facebook updates, 11 million instant messages, 168 million emails and over 1,820 terabytes of data. The modern day business has to search through all of this to find trends to build products and services to...
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has appointed Valentina Mintah to the executive board - marking the first time a black woman has been positioned as an executive board member in the 100 year history of the organisation. In her new role, the Ghanaian-British technology executive - who is based...
Frost & Sullivan’s fifth Growth Innovation and Leadership (GIL) 2015: Africa global congress reconvenes on 20 August, 2015 at The Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa. Visionary C level executives from all over Africa will gather to share ideas and strategies impacting the region’s economy and its industries. Join Frost...
Orange Digital Ventures Africa, the Orange investment fund’s new initiative for Africa launched last June, is proud to announce its first investment, helping Africa’s Talking to raise $8.6 million alongside the IFC World Bank and Social Capital. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Africa’s Talking is currently the leading company providing access...
Global trade and technology platform, Kountable announced on Wednesday, 4 September 2019, that it has formed strategic partnerships with customs agencies in both Rwanda and Kenya. The first agencies to formally join the Kountable network were CLOFFIK and SPEDAG Interfreight of Rwanda. The company hopes that this partnership will...
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