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PwC study reveals decline in Chief Digital Officer positions

PwC study reveals decline in Chief Digital Officer positions

April 16, 2019 • Digital TransformationComments (0)

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 consulting group, the rate at which CDO positions have been created slowed sharply compared with the...

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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 (0)

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...

PwC study reveals decline in Chief Digital Officer positions

Digital transformation demands a new approach to change management

February 27, 2019 • Digital TransformationComments Off on Digital transformation demands a new approach to change management

Top implementers of digital transformation projects are in the minority, according to a global study entitled ‘How the implementation of organisational change is evolving’ conducted by Mckinsey. It was revealed that the ability to successfully manage...

Digital business requires integrated risk management

February 27, 2019 • Digital Transformation, GeneralComments Off on Digital business requires integrated risk management

In 2019, organisational risks are turning into significant operational surprises, and the frequency will only increase as digital business requirements grow. There is no longer room for siloed risk management programs. Instead, security leaders must focus on...

Top digital challenges for service leaders in 2019

February 25, 2019 • Digital Transformation, GeneralComments Off on Top digital challenges for service leaders in 2019

Growing the business will be the top objective in 2019, along with improving operational excellence, according to customer service and support leaders responding to the Gartner 2019 Agenda Poll. “Service centres are shifting their focus to become...

UCSimple service launches in South Africa

February 24, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Southern AfricaComments Off on UCSimple service launches in South Africa

SoftwareOne has launched the UCSimple unified communications (UC) managed service in South Africa, the UK, and Ireland. UCSimple is designed to accelerate digital transformation for businesses by providing services like consulting, implementation and managed...

Look to Wi-Fi for Digital Transformation in Retail

February 20, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on Look to Wi-Fi for Digital Transformation in Retail

CIOs in the retail sector are increasingly looking to location analytics provided by sophisticated Wi-Fi marketing solutions to address digital transformation. This is the view of Wade Gomes, Sales Director of Corr-Serve, a local value-added distributor that...

Top tech trends that will drive digital transformation in 2019

Top tech trends that will drive digital transformation in 2019

January 21, 2019 • Digital Transformation, GeneralComments Off on Top tech trends that will drive digital transformation in 2019

  Digital transformation was all anyone could talk about in 2018, a trend that will undoubtedly continue in the new year. But, how far have local companies actually come in pursuit of their digital transformation goals? A study conducted in early 2018 by...