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In an increasingly digital world where everything seems to be becoming ever more complex, there is a strong drive towards simplicity in innovation and development. Networking, in particular, is an area that can be included in this. Traditionally requiring time and resources to commission and configure, networking has typically...
BringCom, in partnership with science and technology investor, Imprimatur Capital, and European edge cloud software company, GIG Technology, have unveiled afriQloud. Launching in Uganda, afriQloud aims to provide customers with an innovative and secure cloud service. Hans van Linschoten, CEO of afriQloud says “we see significant potential in the growing African...
  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...
According to Mastercard, giving people the ability to pay only for what they use, as they need it, can lift millions of people across Africa out of poverty and make prosperity possible. A new white paper titled Pay on Demand: The Digital Path to Financial Inclusion, from Mastercard, explores how...
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...
If you’re a marketing executive within an IT company and are undecided about using webinars as a tool for lead generation, don't be.  Webinars are the most cost-effective way to engage with your prospects while also generating and educating new leads about your technology solutions. According to a 2019 research report...
The world is in the grips of digital transformation, as organisations of all shapes and sizes adopt or explore digital technologies and strategies in an effort to remain relevant and competitive in increasingly crowded market places. According to IDG’s 2018 State of Digital Business Transformation, while only 44% of surveyed...
In 2020, there was a meme on LinkedIn with a poll asking who leads digital transformation in your company. Surprisingly, the choice was not a CEO or top manager, but COVID-19. This picture perfectly illustrates how at the beginning of the pandemic many companies were forced to urgently implement...
The future of work has always been a popular topic for discussion, especially among HR and payroll practitioners. However, the current COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown many countries have experienced are fast-tracking discussions towards more practical interventions to prepare the workforce for what will be the new normal. “Even...
As the future pushes ahead unabated, the set of circumstances emerging spark a lot of imagination. We no longer just rely on linear cognitive capabilities that give rise to incremental change, but rather parallelised, and intertwined capabilities that result in exponential progress. The world is filling up with opportunities...
Alexander Forbes, an integrated financial and risk services provider has partnered with Accenture in a bid to embark on a digital transformation journey. Alexander Forbes selected Accenture to jointly manage a multi-million dollar project due to their ability to create, design and implement an end-to-end digital solution. “Founded in 1935,...
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 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 the Black Friday shopping frenzy around the corner, the digital economy this year is expected to receive an enormous boost as many people will want to avoid crowds and take their shopping online. After a difficult year marked by severe disruptions and decreased demand, businesses will also be...
In popular culture, we still tend to imagine manufacturing as workers standing at assembly lines, manually handling the products. In real life, modern production facilities look quite different: employees and robots work side by side, and soon AI-driven robotics will even enable them to collaborate in real-time. Employees supervise...
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...