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The business landscape is changing, it's no secret. The Fourth Industrial Revolution has already begun to shift the business landscape, and the challenges faced by businesses increase at the same pace as their competition. The barriers to entry for many South African businesses lies in the scarcity of digital...
One of the biggest challenges facing financial services organisations that are embarking on digital transformation initiatives, is to integrate data while still ensuring business continuity. For Namibian-based Capricorn Group, Veeam® Software provided the assistance it required for this journey. Working with its partner Complete Enterprise Solutions, Veeam rolled out its availability solutions...
Huawei has joined the Smart Africa Alliance as Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) advisor and Platinum member at the Smart Africa Board Meeting. The partnership with the Smart Africa Alliance is one of Huawei’s efforts to drive digital transformation in Africa. Smart Africa is a bold and innovative commitment from...
The highly anticipated Digital Transformation Congress virtual event is set to dominate the digital transformation conversation in South Africa this October. Over 200 local and international industry leaders and senior executives will convene on the 07-08 October 2020, for two days of top-level content, case studies, industry tracks and plenty of...
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 collaboration, Airtel Money customers - even those without a bank account - should be...
While many businesses were on the road to Digital Transformation (DX), there is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated these strategies and projects. ‘Nice to have’ technology became ‘must-have’ practically overnight, and the entire business model had to shift in many cases. However, DX is not just about implementing...
The organisational importance of effective data analysis, visualisation and the resultant storytelling steadily built momentum in 2019 – and are now at the precipices of impressive expected growth. In fact, data visualisation is set to become a focal area for many companies in the new decade and is estimated...
By the end of 2019, total investment in the drone industry was a record-high of $1.2 billion, a Year-Over-Year growth of 67% - this is according to the data acquired by Finbold.com. The report indicates that venture capital funding stood at $930 million at the end of last year. VC funding...
Are there deliberate actions, behaviours, shortcuts, and avoidable detours that could accelerate and amplify an organisation's path to an evolved tomorrow? Responses to Deloitte's 2018 third, and final CIO legacy report 'Manifesting Legacy,' revealed measurable differences between baseline organisations and the vanguards, who are a few years ahead on...
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...
The insurance industry is facing its very own Kodak moment. 40 years after the once heart-warming 1970s ad slogan became part of popular culture, it now reminds one more of the company's spectacular failure to act in the face of massive industry-wide disruption than it does to capturing special...
One of the biggest challenges facing the mass rollout of autonomous vehicles is the development of adequate legislation. As with all new things, this type of legislation has not been seen before and we are essentially starting from scratch. Once countries such as the United States and the UK have...
More than 90% of South African organisations are either already engaged in digital transformation or in the process of planning and evaluating their transformation strategies. That's according to global technology research and advisory services firm International Data Corporation (IDC), which says vendors and channel partners will also have to...
The Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has charged the Federal Government to begin the digitization of the nation's economy. The association stressed the importance and crucial need for the government to map out fresh plans that would assist the country cope with economic challenges post-COVID-19 pandemic. Olusola Teniola, president...
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on business cannot be underestimated. It has forced organisations to reconsider supply networks, product launches and employee well-being — all the while accelerating the speed at which digital tools or processes need to be implemented. Enterprises looking to compete in today’s marketplace are fast...
Huawei is committed to bringing the latest technology to app developers in order to support them in delivering the best app experience possible. With HUAWEI AppGallery, Huawei has developed more than 50 kits and hundreds of capabilities for developers and is proud to be working with 1.3 million developers...
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