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Reinforcing its commitment to South Africa, Oracle today announced the opening of an Innovation Hub in Johannesburg, a first for Oracle in Africa that will help drive the adoption of emerging technologies across the country's corporates, public sector and academia. In line with South Africa's National Development Plan (NDP) 2030,...
Siemens has acquired ESTEQ to accelerate digitalization for customers in Southern Africa. Siemens Digital Industries Software announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire assets of ESTEQ, a distributor of product lifecycle management, product design and simulation, and manufacturing operations software and services. ESTEQ is headquartered in Pretoria,...
With customer experience considered a significant factor in driving customer loyalty and retention, companies must do more to ensure their call centres are up to the task. This is where innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic process automation (RPA) have become instrumental. Whether they are inbound or...
The Digital Transformation Congress 2018 will host various IT and business executives on Thursday, 26 July at the Main Auditorium, Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg. This event will showcase the leading developments in digital transformation with an array of high profile speakers. Included in the event’s selection of speakers is ‘Obama...
Data centre architecture has undergone massive evolution in the last 20 years, from endless rows of single-purpose rack-mounted servers to virtualisation and the cloud, and then finally hyper-converged infrastructure. However, the data management strategy for many businesses, including data protection and secondary storage, has failed to keep pace with...
China is rapidly becoming a leading designer of digital products, services, and business models, a seismic shift in focus that’s being enabled by its world-class communications infrastructure and the sheer numbers of its connected consumers. That’s according to Mark Joseph, Technology, Media and Telecommunications Leader at Deloitte, who believes that...
More than two-thirds of CEOs of the 2,000 largest global organisations have identified digital transformation as the centrepiece of their growth and profitability strategies (1) moving forward. To successfully transform, business leaders are recognising the need for new ways to harness their most valuable asset — their data. Becoming data-centric...
At Citrix Synergy 2016, Citrix and Microsoft unveiled an expansion of their strategic partnership to meet the needs of the modern workforce with application and desktop virtualization in the cloud, network delivery, and enterprise mobility management space. During the keynote session, which was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, Kirill Tatarinov,...
The South African Society of Bank Officials (SASBO) - which boasts of a whopping 50 000 members, making it the most prominent financial union in the country - is set to undertake a nation-wide strike on Friday, 27 September. The union wants to highlight job loss and retrenchment due...
The second Digital Transformation Congress kicked off on Tuesday, 30 July 2019 at the Sandton Convention Centre with an opening address by Nomantu Nkomo-Ralekholo, the MEC of Gauteng Provincial Treasury and e-Government. #DTC2019 brought together senior executives from various organisation who outlined ways in which businesses can stay ahead and...
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...
Fundamental to the digital transformation process and becoming an always-on enterprise is access to data, be it mission-critical, business-critical, or other. This requirement underpins every aspect of business as companies cannot be competitive without having high-speed and reliable access to the data hosted on a server, whether it is...
As governments around the world embrace the digital journey, their IT and security professionals are challenged to ensure that sensitive government and citizen data remains protected, while remaining open and transparent to stakeholders. This is according to a blog written by RSA Product and Solution Strategist, Tim Norris, who says,...
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...
North Wind Digital CEO, Adrian van der Merwe, has a vast understanding of technology as well as the finance function thereof. With a career in the accounting industry spanning 20 years, Adrian is passionate about using technology to bring about the best return. IT News Africa’s Jenna Cook had...
With enormous potential to better human lives, the dawn of the connected technological age has placed telecommunications companies at the foreground of the advancement of society. The onus is on companies within the 4IR value chain to take the lead in ensuring that the economic benefits are shared amongst...
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