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Microsoft and SITA agree on government public cloud adoption in South Africa

October 29, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft and SITA agree on government public cloud adoption in South Africa

The State Information Technology Agency (SITA) and Microsoft South Africa announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which aims to pave the way for government adoption of public cloud services – in the hopes that it’ll accelerate the digital transformation of government services in South Africa. In an official statement,...

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IT Eager to Adopt AI, according to Cisco survey

October 25, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Digital TransformationComments Off on IT Eager to Adopt AI, according to Cisco survey

Tech giant, Cisco revealed on Thursday, 24 October 2019, that it has conducted a survey asking over 2000 IT leaders and network strategists how they plan to prioritise investment and the current state of their networks. The company says, In today’s digital...

Organisations aren’t positioned to tackle Cyber demands, survey reveals

October 24, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Organisations aren’t positioned to tackle Cyber demands, survey reveals

The fourth industrial revolution (4IR) is driving change and digitalisation at an exciting pace, says global accounting organisation, Deloitte. New markets are being created and with every innovation, the world becomes more and more digitally connected. ...

BeBop Sensors and Oculus Quest collaborate on haptic glove design

October 23, 2019 • Company News, Digital Transformation, Gadgets and GamingComments Off on BeBop Sensors and Oculus Quest collaborate on haptic glove design

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...

INTERVIEW: Breaking barriers in SA with technology

October 19, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, People, Top StoriesComments Off on INTERVIEW: Breaking barriers in SA with technology

President Ntuli has recently been appointed the new Managing Director for HPE South Africa — effective August 2019.  He is responsible for overseeing a broad hardware, software and services portfolio, driving further growth and maintaining high levels of...

Old Mutual embarks on modernisation project with AWS

October 16, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Company News, Digital Transformation, Top StoriesComments Off on Old Mutual embarks on modernisation project with AWS

On Wednesday, 16 October 2019, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced that South African financial services provider, Old Mutual is using AWS as its preferred cloud provider – meaning more than 1,000 applications, including its digital customer platforms,...

Facebook officially forms Libra Association

October 15, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook officially forms Libra Association

In June 2019, Facebook unveiled a new global cryptocurrency – Libra – set to go public in 2020. When it was first introduced, Libra was made up of 28 founding members — including names like Mastercard, PayPal, Xapo Holdings Limited, Uber...

Tech is Impacting our Human Values, study reports

October 15, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, People, Top StoriesComments Off on Tech is Impacting our Human Values, study reports

Global technology company, Lenovo says that technology has the power to influence our values, make us more understanding, tolerant, charitable and open-minded – this according to its latest survey. The survey polled more than 15,000 people from the US,...

NEC XON 2019 SUMMIT: ACFTA set to define the role of tech in economic growth by 2050

October 11, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on NEC XON 2019 SUMMIT: ACFTA set to define the role of tech in economic growth by 2050

NEC XON Summit 2019 is covering key metrics about delivering the integrated IT solutions to Orchestrate a Brighter World (OABW) for Africa. Eugene le Roux, CEO of NEC XON Africa, has described a future Africa in which technology plays a foundational role in...

Software AG Innovation Tour 2019

October 11, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Events, Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Software AG Innovation Tour 2019

Earlier this month, Software AG kicked off the South African leg of its much anticipated Innovation Tour 2019 at Langhams Executive Conferencing in Fourways. The event brought together thought leaders, visionaries, guest speakers, solution experts and a crowd...

Airtel and Mastercard expand digital banking services across 14 African countries

October 10, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Airtel and Mastercard expand digital banking services across 14 African countries

Telecoms and mobile money services provider, Airtel Africa announced that it is partnering with Mastercard to give over 100 million Airtel Africa mobile phone users across 14 African countries access to Mastercard’s global network. Through this...

GITEX 2019: Raya Contact Center undergoes digital transformation thanks to Avaya

October 8, 2019 • Company News, Digital TransformationComments Off on GITEX 2019: Raya Contact Center undergoes digital transformation thanks to Avaya

Unified communications company, Avaya announced on Monday, 7 October 2019, that it has powered Raya Contact Center, a business process outsourcing service provider, with the resources needed to embark on a digital transformation project. The partnership will...

INTERVIEW: The future of work in South Africa

October 8, 2019 • Careers, Digital Transformation, People, Top StoriesComments Off on INTERVIEW: The future of work in South Africa

Given the speed at which technological innovations take place, the skilled technology worker of the future is someone who has a markedly different skill set to those required just a few years ago. While a career path in the IT space is a promising one, how...

GITEX 2019: AI Drone solution takes to the sky

October 7, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Digital Transformation, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on GITEX 2019: AI Drone solution takes to the sky

Tech security solutions company, Esharah Etisalat has launched its latest drones designed for public safety at GITEX 2019; an annual exhibition taking place from the 6th to the 10th of October in Dubai. Drones play an important role in work processes where...

INTERVIEW: Surviving the Digital App-ocalypse

October 4, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Online & Social, People, Top StoriesComments Off on INTERVIEW: Surviving the Digital App-ocalypse

It has been predicted that by 2025, the mobile industry will have 5.9 billion unique mobile subscribers or 71% of the expected population of the Earth. In a landscape where competition is already rife, app developers are facing a new threat: the rise of the...

New app creates job opportunities for South Africans

September 30, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Southern Africa, StartupsComments Off on New app creates job opportunities for South Africans

WRAPP (Waste Recycling App) is a South African mobile app that brings independent truck owners and customers together. The fast-growing app-based service gives businesses and professionals a quick and convenient way to remove waste from worksites. Using the...