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Siemens to acquire ESTEQ to accelerate digitalization for customers in Southern Africa

Siemens to acquire ESTEQ to accelerate digitalization for customers in Southern Africa

June 14, 2019 • Digital TransformationComments (0)

Siemens has acquired ESTEQ to accelerate digitalization for customers in Southern Africa. Siemens Digital Industries Software announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire assets of ESTEQ, a distributor of product lifecycle management, product design and simulation, and manufacturing operations software and services. ESTEQ is headquartered in...

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Synology showcases all-around data management solutions

Synology showcases all-around data management solutions

June 4, 2019 • Digital Transformation, GeneralComments (0)

Synology has launched Synology Solution Exhibition 2019 held at the TPKA in Taipei Far Eastern Telecom Park during COMPUTEX 2019 which took place from 29-31 May. At the exhibition, Synology showcased solutions covering six key topics including next-generation...

Standard Bank Wealth introduces new integrated digital solutions

Standard Bank Wealth introduces new integrated digital solutions

May 14, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Standard Bank Wealth introduces new integrated digital solutions

Standard Bank has recently launched short-term insurance chatbot together with new online functionality for wealth clients in a move to becoming the leading integrated financial services organisation in, for and across Africa. Deepesh Thomas has been...

South Africa to implement digital justice system

South Africa to implement digital justice system

May 13, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa to implement digital justice system

The South African Office of the Chief Justice (OCJ) has chosen CaseLines a global provider of Digital Evidence Management to implement paperless digital courtrooms across the country. CaseLines will help meet the OCJ’s vision for a single, transformed...

Are you ready for the Workplace of the future?

Are you ready for the workplace of the future?

April 30, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Are you ready for the workplace of the future?

Technology is visible in all parts of a business and it is important that leaders empower their employees to use new technologies to be digitally ahead. As the workplace continues to evolve, organisations that do not embrace the digital workplace will risk...

Standard Bank selects Microsoft to drive digital transformation

Standard Bank selects Microsoft to drive digital transformation

April 30, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Standard Bank selects Microsoft to drive digital transformation

Standard Bank Group and Microsoft announced a new strategic partnership that will help to transform the bank’s technology estate and internal corporate functions, enabling the bank to accelerate its digital transformation journey significantly improving its...

PwC study reveals decline in Chief Digital Officer positions

PwC study reveals decline in Chief Digital Officer positions

April 16, 2019 • Digital TransformationComments Off on PwC study reveals decline in Chief Digital Officer positions

Companies are recognising that digital transformation needs to part of their core strategy and are creating fewer Chief Digital Officer (CDO) positions than they were two years ago. In the latest study of CDOs conducted by Strategy&, PwC’s strategy...

South Africa to get first Digital Economy Summit in June

South Africa to get first Digital Economy Summit in June

April 11, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa to get first Digital Economy Summit in June

On Thursday, 11 April 2019, the Minister of Telecommunications, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams officially launched the 4IRSA Partnership and unveiled its plans towards the country’s first Digital Economy Summit at a media briefing. The summit is scheduled to be...

Turning urban data into dynamic visualisation with FABRIC

April 8, 2019 • Digital Transformation, West AfricaComments Off on Turning urban data into dynamic visualisation with FABRIC

Siemens launched an extraordinary data visualization project called FABRIC at the German Africa Business Summit in Accra, demonstrating how crucial data is in transforming Africa’s urban centres into smart cities of the future. This interactive initiative...

Choosing the right business management system could be trickyill be smart

Choosing the right business management system could be tricky

April 3, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Digital TransformationComments Off on Choosing the right business management system could be tricky

Selecting a business management (ERP) system is a decision that will affect any business for many years. Most products offer the same or similar features and it could be extremely confusing to decide what features are important or not. This is according to...

Rwanda’s President Kagame, open to drive digitisation in Africa

March 27, 2019 • Digital Transformation, East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Rwanda’s President Kagame, open to drive digitisation in Africa

Rwandan President, Paul Kagame and Globacom’s Executive Vice Chairman, Mrs Bella Disu, on Monday, March 25 began discussions on the use of digital technology to help the march towards economic prosperity in Africa. The two leaders held a private meeting...

Tax reform, digitisation key to financing development

March 25, 2019 • Digital Transformation, East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Tax reform, digitisation key to financing development

Africa must digitise its economies, broaden its tax base, prevent further deterioration of fiscal and debt positions, and aim for double-digit growth to achieve the UN 2030 global goals (SDGs), and the AU Agenda 2063 according to the 2019 Economic Report on...

Digital Intelligence launches global standard for digital literacy

March 23, 2019 • Digital Transformation, EducationComments Off on Digital Intelligence launches global standard for digital literacy

The Coalition for Digital Intelligence (CDI), a platform created in association with the World Economic Forum (Forum) and formed jointly by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), IEEE Standards Association (IEEE), and DQ Institute,...

F5 acquires NGINX to bridge NetOps and DevOps

F5 acquires NGINX to bridge NetOps and DevOps

March 19, 2019 • Digital TransformationComments Off on F5 acquires NGINX to bridge NetOps and DevOps

F5 Networks and NGINX have announced an agreement under which F5 will acquire all issued and outstanding shares of privately held NGINX for a total enterprise value of approximately $670 million, subject to certain adjustments. “F5’s acquisition...

PwC study reveals decline in Chief Digital Officer positions

Drawing from China’s digital landscape for Africa’s tech-enabled future

March 18, 2019 • Digital TransformationComments Off on Drawing from China’s digital landscape for Africa’s tech-enabled future

China is rapidly becoming a leading designer of digital products, services, and business models, a seismic shift in focus that’s being enabled by its world-class communications infrastructure and the sheer numbers of its connected consumers. That’s...

Aurecon chooses Orange Business Services as its IT services partner

Aurecon chooses Orange Business Services as its IT services partner

March 13, 2019 • Digital TransformationComments Off on Aurecon chooses Orange Business Services as its IT services partner

Global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon has selected Orange Business Services, a global technology integrator, to manage its global communications infrastructure, including SD-WAN and cybersecurity services, across 60 sites in more than...