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Smaller companies have a lot to gain in the digital era – provided they adopt the right mindset. The winners will be those that view their business from the eyes of their customers and understand that fast-paced innovation is the key to long-term growth. With this mindset they can...
Businesses acknowledge they are buried under mountains of inefficiencies and missed opportunities. CEOs understand that digital is an opportunity or a threat. So, the question is not about awareness, but how to unleash the power of digital transformation while finding a balance between maintaining a healthy business and current...
Digital transformation has become one of the biggest drivers in business today — and those that don’t embrace it risk being left behind by customers and competitors alike. Moreover, digital technologies are advancing and creating opportunities more rapidly across every industry and businesses need to use these technologies not...
Paratus Zambia’s brand-new data center (DC) opened in Lusaka, Zambia last month and opened the doors to new opportunities, particularly for its new technology tenants. The latest customer to sign up is the IT solutions expert, Corporate IT Solutions Zambia, which took advantage of the Paratus early bird special, taking...
Digital transformation has been actively and earnestly accelerated across Africa, with more companies and organisations than ever investing time, money and skills towards the goal. This has been pushed even further by the effects of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. According to the World Bank, Sub-Saharan Africa has been hit the hardest...
Siemens launched an extraordinary data visualization project called FABRIC at the German Africa Business Summit in Accra, demonstrating how crucial data is in transforming Africa’s urban centres into smart cities of the future. This interactive initiative previously launched in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya showcases African ecosystems and how by...
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a wide-ranging branch of computer science concerned with building smart devices capable of performing tasks that typically require human intelligence. From the realm of science fiction, AI has evolved to, in some applications, match human performance, with the latest facial-recognition software having a 99% accuracy rate. Strategy...
The South African economy is expected to contract by up to 7.2%, reports Finance Minister Tito Mboweni. He says this will be “the largest contraction in 90 years”. And it’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has played a massive role in exacerbating the issue.  According to the World Bank...
Nokia's 5G factory in Oulu, Finland, dubbed as the "factory of the future," has been selected by McKinsey and the World Economic Forum as an Advanced 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) Lighthouse. This selection reflects Nokia's leadership and success in adopting and implementing 4IR technologies at scale. Nokia is showing...
Technology has a runaway effect. Through devices and broadband, people can find services, resources and opportunities—and those who have access to it get further ahead. However, there are still billions of people who are being left behind due to a lack of availability and cost of devices. This is...
The shift from on-device installations of Microsoft software – the likes of Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and other familiar tools – into Cloud-hosted applications is far more than just a change in the way software is delivered to users. This is the view of Intervate’s Shaun Dicker, Manager of Microsoft...
As more and more South African firms continue with their Cloud migration programmes, the importance of having an enterprise-wide data archiving strategy comes sharply into focus. If you are in the process of embracing the benefits of new Cloud and software-as-a-Service tools, to what extent have you considered the digital...
Microsoft Kenya, Stanbic Kenya Foundation and the Kenyan Government have partnered to impart digital skills to 50,000 entrepreneurs. According to TechWeez, this move will see private sector players "address a digital skills gap within the market" through digital learning and skilling initiative. “The digital landscape is transforming rapidly, and Kenya...
  Digital transformation was all anyone could talk about in 2018, a trend that will undoubtedly continue in the new year. But, how far have local companies actually come in pursuit of their digital transformation goals? A study conducted in early 2018 by World Wide Worx, in partnership with SYSPRO, shows that...
Climate change combined with unsustainable farming practices has exhausted African soil — leaving much of the ground unfarmable.   In the future, a major reduction in crop yield and productivity is likely to be seen as a consequence of the extreme weather conditions and unviable farming techniques. In fact, the production...
Over the last few years, more and more consumers have opted to engage with brands and businesses digitally. This technological evolution — while very beneficial for consumers —  is extremely valuable for organisations, and it has only been fast-tracked by the impact of COVID-19 on social and economic activity.  In...