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Just 8% of South African businesses are Digital Leaders, according to the Dell Technologies Digital Transformation Index (the DT Index). The DT Index, which was completed in collaboration with Intel, maps digital transformation progress of mid to large-sized companies and examines the digital hopes and fears of business leaders....
South Africa's banking sector is increasingly moving towards a 'marketplace without boundaries', shaped by the fast-approaching entry of new digital players challenging the status quo in the market, and driving unprecedented levels of innovation. In response, the 'four universal banks' (Absa, FirstRand, Nedbank and Standard Bank) have continued to pursue...
The Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine to Machine (M2M) communications are by no means new concepts, having existed for many years already. What is new and revolutionary is what we are now able to do with the data these technologies generate. From predictive maintenance to consumer behaviour analytics,...
For many contact centres today, the transition to digitised and highly automated systems and processes happen in a piecemeal fashion – with the underlying belief that certain business sectors and industries have varying requirements when it comes to digitisation and compliance. The contact centre of a utility provider may place...
Technology is all about innovation and the key mandate for manufacturers is to make products that simplify and enhance people’s lives. For technology to truly improve the experience of users, it’s also vital that the talent in technology companies is diverse and represents a broad spectrum of users so...
Digital transformation practice based in Cape Town, South Africa has partnered with Ms Bola Bardet to create and launch Susu Healthcare. This digital healthcare company was taken from concept to launch in less than 18 months with the help of the experts at DYDX. Susu, recently won the Sanofi in...
The benefits of the digital revolution to the healthcare sector in Africa are enormous, yet many angles must be considered if it is to prove successful. There are many people around the world who fall through the cracks in the healthcare field. They either lack the resources to see a...
Mastercard President and CEO, Ajay Banga, this week visited Zimbabwe to show Mastercard’s strong support for the country’s drive to create a new wave of digital payments and inclusive growth. He outlined how Mastercard will collaborate with local private and public sector partners to drive greater financial inclusion through...
The traditional hub and spoke network design offers centralised orchestration but also requires that all traffic be directed back to the central point. Business applications are all traditionally housed within the central datacentre and all connectivity is directed through this point. With the consumerisation of IT, this design has...
If there was ever a time to watch progress in Africa, it would be now. As we have seen so many times before, the continent has the ability to leapfrog technological trends and with the rapid scaling of digital technologies we believe there are huge opportunities awaiting to be...
Pan-African telecoms company, Liquid Telecom has launched the fastest direct land-based fibre link connecting East to West Africa. This coast-to-coast digital corridor follows the completion of Liquid Telecom’s new high-capacity fibre link running 2,600-kilometre (km) across the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This expansion connects millions of DRC citizens and...
Tech giant, Cisco revealed on Thursday, 24 October 2019, that it has conducted a survey asking over 2000 IT leaders and network strategists how they plan to prioritise investment and the current state of their networks. The company says, In today’s digital business environment, the network is vital. This digital...
Standard & Poor's predicts that the South African economy will grow by only 0.8% in 2016. Three different finance ministers in four days, a downward trend in its stock market, and plummeting currency values are all contributing to the slowdown. Despite the grim predictions, South Africa’s enterprise software market is...
Digital transformation and emerging technologies have been generating significant interest in Africa recently. Public and private sector organisations are finding the promises of job creation and economic growth difficult to ignore. But what are the possibilities for the Botswanan government and companies to embracing digital initiatives? With internet penetration in...
On the 27th of November 2019, IT News Africa is set to host the Digital Manufacturing Africa summit at the Altron Conference Centre in Midrand. Ai, IIOT and Automation are changing the face of manufacturing as we know it, placing digitization at the top of every CxO’s agenda. In the...
With unprecedented technological advances and shifting customer and employee expectations, the South African insurance landscape is set to keep changing. Metropolitan’s Berniece Hieckmann, accountable for Metropolitan’s “Business of Tomorrow” strategies, takes a closer look at tech trends that are compelling the industry to stay ahead. “It has been said that...
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