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INTERVIEW: Breaking barriers in SA with technology

October 19, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

President Ntuli has recently been appointed the new Managing Director for HPE South Africa — effective August 2019.  He is responsible for overseeing a broad hardware, software and services portfolio, driving further growth and maintaining high levels of customer and partner satisfaction. IT News Africa’s Jenna Cook had the opportunity to chat with him...

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Old Mutual embarks on modernisation project with AWS

October 16, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Company News, Digital Transformation, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Wednesday, 16 October 2019, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced that South African financial services provider, Old Mutual is using AWS as its preferred cloud provider – meaning more than 1,000 applications, including its digital customer platforms,...

Facebook officially forms Libra Association

October 15, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

In June 2019, Facebook unveiled a new global cryptocurrency – Libra – set to go public in 2020. When it was first introduced, Libra was made up of 28 founding members — including names like Mastercard, PayPal, Xapo Holdings Limited, Uber...

Tech is Impacting our Human Values, study reports

October 15, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Global technology company, Lenovo says that technology has the power to influence our values, make us more understanding, tolerant, charitable and open-minded – this according to its latest survey. The survey polled more than 15,000 people from the US,...

NEC XON 2019 SUMMIT: ACFTA set to define the role of tech in economic growth by 2050

October 11, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

NEC XON Summit 2019 is covering key metrics about delivering the integrated IT solutions to Orchestrate a Brighter World (OABW) for Africa. Eugene le Roux, CEO of NEC XON Africa, has described a future Africa in which technology plays a foundational role in...

Software AG Innovation Tour 2019

October 11, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Earlier this month, Software AG kicked off the South African leg of its much anticipated Innovation Tour 2019 at Langhams Executive Conferencing in Fourways. The event brought together thought leaders, visionaries, guest speakers, solution experts and a crowd...

Airtel and Mastercard expand digital banking services across 14 African countries

October 10, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telecoms and mobile money services provider, Airtel Africa announced that it is partnering with Mastercard to give over 100 million Airtel Africa mobile phone users across 14 African countries access to Mastercard’s global network. Through this...

GITEX 2019: Raya Contact Center undergoes digital transformation thanks to Avaya

October 8, 2019 • Company News, Digital TransformationComments (0)

Unified communications company, Avaya announced on Monday, 7 October 2019, that it has powered Raya Contact Center, a business process outsourcing service provider, with the resources needed to embark on a digital transformation project. The partnership will...

INTERVIEW: The future of work in South Africa

October 8, 2019 • Careers, Digital Transformation, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Given the speed at which technological innovations take place, the skilled technology worker of the future is someone who has a markedly different skill set to those required just a few years ago. While a career path in the IT space is a promising one, how...

GITEX 2019: AI Drone solution takes to the sky

October 7, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Digital Transformation, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Tech security solutions company, Esharah Etisalat has launched its latest drones designed for public safety at GITEX 2019; an annual exhibition taking place from the 6th to the 10th of October in Dubai. Drones play an important role in work processes where...

INTERVIEW: Surviving the Digital App-ocalypse

October 4, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Online & Social, People, Top StoriesComments Off on INTERVIEW: Surviving the Digital App-ocalypse

It has been predicted that by 2025, the mobile industry will have 5.9 billion unique mobile subscribers or 71% of the expected population of the Earth. In a landscape where competition is already rife, app developers are facing a new threat: the rise of the...

New app creates job opportunities for South Africans

September 30, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Southern Africa, StartupsComments Off on New app creates job opportunities for South Africans

WRAPP (Waste Recycling App) is a South African mobile app that brings independent truck owners and customers together. The fast-growing app-based service gives businesses and professionals a quick and convenient way to remove waste from worksites. Using the...

Nokia opens 5G Future X Lab

Nokia opens 5G Future X Lab

September 26, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Internet of ThingsComments Off on Nokia opens 5G Future X Lab

On Wednesday, 25 September 2019, Nokia announced that its global headquarters in Espoo, Finland, has opened a 5G Future X Lab. The lab has been designed to include an ‘Experience Zone’ where customers will see demonstrations of Nokia technologies...

South Africans to brace for nation-wide 4IR bank strike

South African’s to brace for nation-wide 4IR bank strike

September 25, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African’s to brace for nation-wide 4IR bank strike

The South African Society of Bank Officials (SASBO) – which boasts of a whopping 50 000 members, making it the most prominent financial union in the country – is set to undertake a nation-wide strike on Friday, 27 September. The union wants to...

Multi-cloud – the new face of cloud based solutions?

September 24, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Digital Transformation, EventsComments Off on Multi-cloud – the new face of cloud based solutions?

“The development of the cloud over the last 15 years is one of the most significant convergences of computing and communications technologies in history,” says Alain Sanchez, Senior Evangelist for Fortinet. “It provides unprecedented agility...

Traditional approaches to Internet adoption isn’t working in developing countries

September 23, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Education, Internet of ThingsComments Off on Traditional approaches to Internet adoption isn’t working in developing countries

“Connecting the world’s population to the internet is about collaboration, collective approaches and partnerships across different sectors and across borders,” says Commission Co-Chair, Carlos Slim in response to a report issued on Monday, 23...