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African Business magazine has teamed up with Microsoft 4Afrika as well as African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) to lead the Innovative Africa Forum in the format of a roundtable discussion on the 27th November 2013 in Kampala, Uganda.  Participating will be leading experts driving innovation in Africa including...
ContinuitySA, Africa’s premier provider of business continuity management services, has announced its training programme for the first six months of 2014. Business Continuity is the increasingly important science of keeping a business operational through all types of severe incidents and crises. The new Companies Act and King III make...
Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., today announced its expansion of Hitachi solutions for SAP at SAP TechEd and a new European consumption model for procuring technology that runs SAP HANA. The enhanced portfolio includes solutions specifically designed for the performance, business continuity, data...
With a strong market share in Southern Africa and a growing presence in West Africa, global data storage solutions firm Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) will this week formally open its Kenyan office, to serve the East African region. Shaun Barendsen, HDS General Manager for sub-Saharan Africa, says HDS has been...
On the heels of SAP Africa’s recent announcement of an agreement with the World Bank to consolidate skills development efforts in Africa, SAP Africa today announced that the first group of students, from Kenya, have successfully graduated from the Skills for Africa training certification. The training that has been conducted...
The Intellectual Property Rights Act has introduced important conditions in South Africa for the commercialisation of Intellectual Property and will impact operations across a number of industries and sectors. A carefully thought-out intellectual property strategy, incorporating full protection of this resource, has a profound impact on raising capital for...
“Cloud services are proliferating because they offer employees tremendous flexibility—the explosion in the use of smartphones and tablets creates a tremendous need for anywhere/ anytime access to applications,” says Peter Westcott, business continuity management advisor at ContinuitySA. “The cloud is great for productivity but it could be a security...
  Following the unveiling of the ICT Gaps, USAASA’s CEO Zami Nkosi has invited disseminated a discussion document for comment from licensed operators. According to Nkosi, these inputs will prove critical to the finalisation of the National Strategy on Universal Service and Access due for the presentation to the Minister of...
Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, announced the launch of the Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) Community, an online social platform powered by Jive Software. The HDS Community enables customers, prospects, partners and employees to openly collaborate to innovate with HDS solutions. It is designed to offer businesses all around the world...
One shall fly Business Class and stay in 5 star hotel in Istanbul to visit the Global Webit Congress with Platinum Pass and network with the global digital, tech and telco elite. Twitter is hot today for startups, digital, tech and telco industry experts and geeks:http://vip.webitcongress.com. The Global Webit Congress announced...
Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS) has announced new private cloud services and portfolio enhancements that will help organisations transform their businesses and enable IT to get more from private cloud. HDS gives customers faster access to applications, better control over their data and cost-effective flexibility with its more virtualised, open...
ContinuitySA has successfully implemented a complete business continuity solution using server replication for a global resources company. The client has integrated mining, processing, energy, logistical and marketing operations across Asia, Latin America and Africa. The solution uses virtualisation and replication to provide a scalable hosted disaster recovery solution. As...
Government is, one could say, the most important business in any country—particularly across the continent of Africa. Service delivery, leadership in governance, cooperation between government departments—they are all vital for the life of citizens and the confidence of foreign investors. “Given the importance of the government ‘machine’, it’s vital that...
  SAP Africa, a subsidiary of SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), and the World Bank today announced their intention to develop a framework for collaboration on skills development. The document was signed by Pfungwa Serima, chief executive officer of SAP Africa, who is in the United States for a series of meetings...
Business continuity, IT continuity, and physical and data security are firmly on the boardroom agenda thanks to a growing focus on risk governance by legislators and regulators. As a result, more and more attention is being given to formulating plans to protect the business and ensure it can continue...
The Innovation Hub, Africa’s first internationally accredited Science and Technology Park and a full member of the International Association of Science Parks (IASP), calls on entrepreneurs and researchers to enter the Gauteng Accelerator Programme (GAP) Innovation Competitions. As a subsidiary of the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA), an agency...
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