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The way we communicate socially has changed, thanks to social media and mobile technology. For many, this has also translated to changes in the way we communicate professionally. Digital has removed the typical boundaries associated with geography and time zones, and people expect to be able to use new communication...
Digitisation has ushered in an era of hyper-connectivity, marked by disruptive digital platforms that operate on a global scale. A recent Baker McKenzie report - Competition in the Digital Economy - an African Perspective - shows that, in Africa, this dynamic evolution of markets presents an opportunity for competition regulators...
Prior to the pandemic, digital transformation was likely a top goal for many companies, but for a handful, it was not. However, businesses seeking to flourish and remain relevant in a changing world have been forced to refocus their efforts and prioritise transformation. The days of digital transformation being a distant...
August is Women’s Month in South Africa – and this month IT News Africa has been connecting with women in technology to provide needed signal-boosting for individuals in an industry that, especially in Africa, is male-dominated. ITNA’s Luis Monzon had the opportunity to talk to Charmaine Houvet, Senior Director: Africa...
At the 18th Huawei Global Analyst Summit held in Shenzhen from April 12 to 14, Huawei announced the latest innovations and developments in its Intelligent Cloud-Network Solution. At this annual event, Steven Zhao, Vice President of Huawei's Data Communication Product Line, delivered a keynote speech entitled "Go Digital Faster with...
Quorum Holdings, an affordable residential and student housing specialist is the first property firm in South Africa to accept rental deposits in cryptocurrency tokens and to allow prospective tenants to potentially benefit from an increase in value. While rental deposits are standard practice in South Africa, tenants do not usually...
As IT leaders shift their focus toward digital transformation initiatives, the need for a different type of cloud emerges. A cloud that’s easier to use, more cost-effective to own, and simpler to manage. Oracle Cloud is the first cloud designed to deliver better performance, manageability, security, and efficiency to any...
The dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) was always going to be fraught with challenges, but nobody could have predicted the massively disruptive event that was the COVID-19 pandemic. The world was thrown into turmoil and forced to adapt – it became a matter of ‘digital or die.' The pandemic...
Digitisation is driving the convergence of industries across the globe resulting in traditional financial services groups contending with a range of new competitors, says one of SA's big four banks - Standard Bank. According to the findings of a report by world-renowned platform economy expert Sangeet Paul Choudary and Standard...
Cloud adoption in South Africa and many other African countries is accelerating, helped along by the COVID-19 workplace disruption, and the need to reduce costs, manage risk and scale, and become more competitive. There are many drivers behind digital transformation strategies and many decisions that need to be made, such...
Blue Prism is a global leader in intelligent enterprise automation. The company says it can transform the way work is done and accelerate the operational efficiency of organisations by "...making it easy for your people to automate the processes that matter most." The automation of processes is one of the...
Join DaxData and IT News Africa on the 18th of August 2021 to find out how to transform your organisation’s paper-based processes with Adobe & Microsoft. The worldwide pandemic has accelerated digital transformation in Africa to new, unprecedented speeds, and with shifting more and more towards remote working, many have...
VYZYO, a rapidly growing mobile financial services technology company, and CAMPOST, the national provider of postal and financial services in Cameroon, have announced that the two companies signed a commercial partnership agreement to deploy and operate digital payment and mobile financial services throughout Cameroon. VYZYO will initially deploy its VYZYOPay...
Digital devices and services have improved the daily lives of 84% of Kenyans – while nearly one third said that it had boosted their incomes. These are among the key findings of a unique cross-country survey that provides a comprehensive and timely assessment of how Kenya’s aggressive investments in core...
“Go digital or go dark” - Companies that fail to heed this advice, irrespective of sector, run a great risk in the age of technological revolution. Consumers prioritise convenience and will often not see the need to step out of their houses to use a service that could be achieved...
According to a recent report, Africa needs 700 data centre facilities to meet the growing demand for capacity and density in today’s digitally-driven operating environment. This is easier said than done given the power, land, and water requirements of modern data centres. And yet, this has become a non-negotiable at...