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Top 3 tech trends of 2019 so far

July 13, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 3 tech trends of 2019 so far

Technology in 2019 has been nothing short of a sci-fi fanatics dream. From developments in artificial intelligence and digital personalisation to autonomous vehicles — we’re in a world, occasionally an augmented one, that’s waiting with bated breath for the next tech milestone to be reached. Until that happens, we’ve uncovered three technology...

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Tivi future of 5G to take place at Teknologia 19 expo

July 12, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, Internet of Things, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Tivi future of 5G to take place at Teknologia 19 expo

The Tivi Future of 5G seminar will take place at the Teknologia 19 tech expo in Helsinki this November. The event aims to showcase recent business and service concepts in 5G and serves as a forum for discussion on 5G network projects. “The event will...

4 Industries Enjoying the Benefits of Automation

July 12, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, SponsoredComments Off on 4 Industries Enjoying the Benefits of Automation

Collaborative robots have recently become an important competitive differentiator, which is making manufacturing companies become more agile and responsive to market demand. This proves that the integration of collaborative robots into existing production...

IBM to close second biggest deal in tech history

IBM to close second biggest deal in tech history

July 11, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Digital Transformation, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on IBM to close second biggest deal in tech history

IBM, the international technology company, has purchased Red Hat, an American cloud software company, in a landmark tech deal valued at $34 billion — making it the second largest deal in tech history. Taking first place is Dell acquiring EMC Data Storage at...

The Shoptech booth at NMW Australia 2019. Image sourced from Twitter.

Shoptech Software announces international expansion

July 9, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on Shoptech Software announces international expansion

American software company Shoptech Software has announced plans to expand into the global manufacturing market. The company been selling software in North America for the past 35 years and plans to expand its services across the globe. The E2 Shop System is...

CSIR sings new weather-monitoring deal with Transnet.

CSIR signs weather-monitoring deal with Transnet

July 8, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Southern AfricaComments Off on CSIR signs weather-monitoring deal with Transnet

The CSIR recently announced the signing of a three-year, multi-million dollar contract with Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) for the maintenance of existing Datawell Waveriders and wind stations at all eight existing ports. The two organisations...

Digital Solutions Group partners LogMeIn to offer Bold360 at DTC2019

Digital Transformation Congress 2019: Key topics to look out for

July 5, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Events, Top StoriesComments Off on Digital Transformation Congress 2019: Key topics to look out for

The Digital Transformation Congress 2019 (#DTC2019) will be held on 30 July at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Organised by IT News Africa, the congress is bringing together over 300 industry experts to discuss how digital transformation is...

A field agent and a farmer are discussing the Farm Development Plan. Image sourced from Twitter: Rainforest Alliance.

The Rainforest Alliance announces Ag-Tech Developer Challenge winners

July 4, 2019 • Digital Transformation, West AfricaComments Off on The Rainforest Alliance announces Ag-Tech Developer Challenge winners

On 3 July 2019 the Rainforest Alliance announced the two winners of the inaugural international Ag-Tech Developer Challenge. Fifty organisations took part in the challenge with participants submitting innovative remote-sensing data products to improve digital...

Nokia's Oulu factory has been selected by the World Economic Forum and McKinsey as an Advanced 4th Industrial Revolution Lighthouse.

Nokia’s digitalization of 5G Oulu factory recognized by World Economic Forum

July 4, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nokia’s digitalization of 5G Oulu factory recognized by World Economic Forum

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...

Orange Business Services, Genesis Analytics partner to deliver digital banking strategy in MEA

Orange Business Services, Genesis partner to deliver digital banking strategy in MEA

July 3, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Orange Business Services, Genesis partner to deliver digital banking strategy in MEA

Orange Business Services and Genesis Analytics have partnered in a bid to prepare financial institutions to launch new digital ecosystem banking services in the Middle East and Africa. The partnership will help these financial institutions address the...

Nokia Global signs new African partner

Nokia Global signs new African partner

July 3, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Nokia Global signs new African partner

On Wednesday, 3 July 2019, Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa announced it has signed an agreement with Nokia to market, distribute and service enterprise products and solutions including Wi-Fi, WDM, SDN, SD-WAN and IP/MPLS networking.  In this partnering...

Investing in fibre is key to enable the growth of Africa’s digital economy

July 2, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Top StoriesComments Off on Investing in fibre is key to enable the growth of Africa’s digital economy

At the end of June 2019, the International Telecoms Week facilitated a panel discussion session where members spoke about the importance of investing in fibre infrastructure within Africa, in order to facilitate the development and growth of the continent’s...

Nigerian network provider, VDT, to rollout 4G

Nigerian network provider, VDT, to rollout 4G

June 30, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian network provider, VDT, to rollout 4G

On Monday, 24 June 2019, Nigerian broadband service, VDT, announced that it’s going to begin offering 4G data plans in 19 states in Nigeria. The company revealed that it is leveraging on the Bitflux network it built from scratch to provide premium quality...

US and Asian companies dominate rankings of world’s most valuable tech brands

June 29, 2019 • Digital Transformation, General, Top StoriesComments Off on US and Asian companies dominate rankings of world’s most valuable tech brands

Amazon is the world’s most valuable technology brand with a monumental $187.9billion brand value Apple, Google, and Microsoft defend spots as brand values continue to surge China’s WeChat breaks into top 10 as the world’s strongest tech brand Technology...

The imperative for human-centered leadership in South Africa

June 29, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Events, Southern AfricaComments Off on The imperative for human-centered leadership in South Africa

Duke Corporate Education (Duke CE) will host its annual Davos of Human Capital 2019 event on 11 July in Johannesburg, South Africa. The event will explore how we can shape the interaction between humanity and technology to build leadership for a better...

Teknologia 19 tech expo to be held in Helsinki, November 2019

Teknologia 19 tech expo to be held in Helsinki, November 2019

June 29, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Events, Features, GeneralComments Off on Teknologia 19 tech expo to be held in Helsinki, November 2019

The Tivi Future of 5G seminar for decision-makers will be held this November as part of the Teknologia 19 tech expo, in Messukeskus Helsinki. The event showcases recent business and service concepts in 5G and serves as a forum for discussion on 5G network...