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Digital innovations are transforming every aspect of life on the African continent, from healthcare to agriculture; education to transit and logistics; from finance and commerce to media and entertainment. As Africa’s trailblazing fintech solutions have already proven, there’s limitless potential to solve intractable socio-economic problems; to leapfrog costly infrastructural development,...
Digital solutions are delivering environmental benefits across the power and utility sector in different ways, whether by improving asset efficiency, increasing overall business value, or strengthening ESG reporting says David Thomason, Industry Principal – Power Generation at AVEVA. The power sector is increasingly under pressure to find newer, cleaner ways...
With 2022 on the horizon, property maintenance and management are taking new directions. It might be burdensome to catch up with trends but there are things that can assist a property manager to reach the zenith of success. Owners and managers have to watch out for technological advancements in...
The regulatory environment is a complex one that impacts all facets of a business. And if dealing with the continually evolving South African compliance landscape is not challenging enough, companies must also keep in mind new EU regulations that can also affect them even if they do not have...
Mark Zuckerberg told shareholders on Wednesday that the metaverse project will bleed a lot of money and that some products will not be ready for 15 years. According to Business Insider, the Meta CEO told shareholders that he spent $10-billion on the idea of a virtual world in 2021 alone. "We...
Zoho Corp, a global technology company, has officially been announced as Platinum Sponsor for the upcoming Digital Transformation Forum 2022 to be held at the Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa on 31 May 2022. This hybrid event will see industry experts come together to tackle ideas on how to...
The last two years have awakened many people across the globe to the benefits of digitization, with the pandemic effectively working as an accelerant growing the importance of the digital transformation of the healthcare industry in particular. It makes sense that healthcare continues to be one of the most continuously...
Julie Snell, Chair of the Scotland 5G Centre, is set to speak at the upcoming Digital Transformation Forum 2022 held in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa on 31 May 2022 at the Maslow Hotel. This hybrid event will see industry experts come together to tackle ideas on how to navigate the...
While organisations in South Africa cannot be entirely ready for the next crisis - to better prepare for future threats requires new way of driving flexibility and delivering innovation. With the rapid changes we’ve witnessed over the past two years, organisations in South Africa now realise they have to be...
When embarking on an industrial digitisation project, it’s important to consider how people, processes, and technology will work together. These three considerations are integrated in a somewhat symbiotic manner, which is why each should function optimally and compliment the other. A good example is IIoT; the technology promises secure access...
Over the past two years, Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and senior IT executives have largely focused their efforts on digital transformation. This is mostly because COVID-19 forced organisations to expedite planned and unplanned re-engineering of their IT environments to fulfil the digital marketplace’s ever-increasing demand. While the top issues for...
The COVID-19 pandemic's immense impact on businesses can no longer be ignored. It has become a tremendous stimulant for transformation projects in African enterprises across nearly all markets, with organisations investing resources, time and considerable effort in upgrading their digital services in hopes of taking advantage of the rapid digital...
CFOs and CIOs, collaborating to drive the accelerated digital transformation necessitated by rapid technology advances and COVID-19, now have a smart alternative to traditional financing and management of IT assets that boosts business efficiencies and competitiveness. Rapid technology advances driving the 4IR (Fourth Industrial Revolution), as well as the impact...
South Africa is on a drive to connect its citizens to the Internet. In November 2021, the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies Khumbudzo Ntshavheni announced that the government was considering a programme to bring internet access to all South Africans within the next 24 months. Attempting to bridge the...
Technology is only successful if it is used. And today, business leaders in companies around the world need to shift from a tech-centered view of digitalisation and start considering how to nurture a culture that embraces technology wholeheartedly. This shift is becoming increasingly urgent because mobilising teams, channeling resources, and...
Temenos, the Swiss banking software company, today announces that Bank of Kigali Plc, Rwanda’s largest bank by assets and market share, has gone live on the Temenos platform effectively taking a major step towards modern digital banking practices. According to the software firm, replacing its core banking system with Temenos...