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Mobile data traffic in Sub-Saharan Africa is estimated to grow by almost 6.5 times the current figures, with total traffic increasing from 0.87EB per month in 2020 to 5.6EB by 2026. Meanwhile, the average traffic per smartphone is expected to reach 8.9GB over the forecast period - this according to the...
The African Telecommunications Union (ATU) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Chinese tech giant Huawei that will see African countries and organizations build capacity for ICT transformation. Under the agreement, Huawei will provide training on skills development, including reskilling and upskilling for ATU members. The MoU will also see...
Digital Transformation Congress virtual event will be taking place on 07-08 October 2020 where it aims to feature an exciting list of visionaries, thought leaders and industry experts who will explore the benefits and challenges of digital transformation within your business and in key industries. As the premier digital transformation...
Sensor technology company, BeBop Sensors announced on Tuesday, 22 October 2019, that it has integrated its Forte Data Glove with the Oculus Quest to deliver the world’s first all-in-one VR enterprise training and design system. The BeBop Sensors Forte Data Glove combined with Oculus Quest aims to provide a complete...
South African bank, FNB has revealed that contactless payments have surpassed Chip and PIN contact payments for the first time ever among its Credit, Debit, Fusion, and Virtual Card users. The Bank attributes the behavioural shift (from chip contact to contactless) to consumer’s preference and awareness of safer, convenient, and...
As the world went into pandemic lockdown in 2020, consumers shifted their spending habits to embrace contactless tap-and-go payments and online shopping. As stores closed and social distancing took hold, retailers worldwide moved their businesses online, embraced eCommerce and explored the potential of new ways to pay. More than a...
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,...
  Blockchain is best known as the enabling technology behind the digital asset and payment network Bitcoin. This technology is enabling businesses, industries, and public organisations to almost instantaneously make and verify transactions, streamline business processes, save money, and reduce the potential for fraud.   However, this only scratches the surface in...
The Department of Home Affairs in South Africa is set to work on a number of new tech-focused initiatives over the oncoming financial year, reports My Broadband looking at the National Treasury’s estimates of national expenditure in 2020. At the very top of the hierarchy of expenditures is the continued...
In just a matter of months, the COVID-19 pandemic struck the world at the speed of light. Most businesses weren’t prepared and were forced to adapt to extraordinary challenges in order to continue with business operations –whilst battling to stay afloat. In South Africa, many businesses have opted for mass work-from-home policies for their staff, as businesses navigate through new ways...
T- Systems has been announced as a Gold sponsor for Digital Transformation Congress, set for 26 July 2018 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. The highly anticipated congress will bring together over 300 senior executives and digital visionaries who will explore emerging technology trends that are driving digital transformation...
On Thursday, 25 July 2019, Zulu Nomad, a travel tour operator, announced its plans to partner with Geekulcha, the Northen Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism,  and BrownSense InSights to hosting the Africa Travel Hackathon. The event will take place from 5 to 8 September 2019 onboard the...
52 skilled youths graduated from an expanded East African SAP Skills for Africa program this week in Kenya. The graduation ceremony took place at the Kenya School of Government in Nairobi. All 52 graduates have already been placed at partner and customer organisations in the region. Head of SAP Skills...
Every business has to protect three critical assets – its staff, customers and its data. When one has six-foot walls around their home, one hopes to protect their physical property and household goods. Unfortunately, most people's defences are woefully inadequate when it comes to their digital property. When COVID-19 struck...
By mid-March 2020, business plans went out the window and many shifted focus from thriving to surviving. Pedro Lopes, group MD of Seidor Africa, says that “technology trends will increasingly evolve in line with our online and digital lives in 2021.” Here's what else 2021 could bring: 1. Business management systems...
While an omnichannel approach has become the norm across most industries, forward-looking businesses are considering the next level to gain competitive advantage. To disrupt a market using omnichannel strategy businesses will need to turn to Artificial Intelligence (AI), this according to Andrea Tucker, Research and Development Head at e4. “AI...