On Thursday the 9th of March, Dell EMC hosted the Dell EMC Forum at the Sandton Convention Centre. The theme of the event was “Let the transformation begin” and it was quite appropriate as the various speakers unpacked each facet of the digital transformation journey. The event was opened by...
Digital transformation is reshaping the way the channel does business across all industries. Already today, organisations are focusing on delivering new classes of applications, such as Internet of Things (IoT), Virtual Reality or Artificial Intelligence. All of these applications have one thing in common: they require big data analytics. By...
As indicated by South African Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan in his recent Budget speech, the country finds itself in an era of rapid technological change. With job creation a major focus for government, local business development is of utmost importance. Digital technology has shown it can drive growth...
The Global Digital Transformation Forum, held on the eve of Mobile World Congress 2017, has become a highly-anticipated MWC kick-off event that defines some of the key themes and trends affecting technology growth. Huawei Technologies has united the industry’s greatest minds in exploring ways to sustainable growth in a...
IT leaders converged on the Michelangelo Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg for the latest Innovation Dinner, which was held on the 22nd of February 2017- and addressed the theme Developing a digital eco-system to drive efficiency and effectiveness. The Innovation Dinner, which was sponsored by Oracle, addressed the hard realities of...
MobileData, a South African technology company, has announced the introduction of its next generation service delivery platform TradeSwitch® to help companies across Africa successfully transition to digital businesses models underpinned by mobile and online presence. MobileData as an established technology service provider focused on payment facilitation and prepaid electronic value...
In a world driven by big data, the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud connectivity, applications have become the system we use to record everything, as well as the platform we use to interact with customers, suppliers, each other and – yes – things. Smart things. Whether businesses use...
South African businesses, like millions worldwide are embracing digital technologies with fervor. They bring seemingly endless opportunities to streamline workflows, increase productivity, enhance customer interactions, improve agility and increase competitiveness. However adopting cloud, big data, mobile and social technologies haphazardly comes with risks. “Most things come together with a plan....
Microsoft and Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, parent company of pan-African banking group Ecobank signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to complement African governments’ efforts to modernise and raise the standards of the continent’s major cities through digital solutions. The MOU will see the modernisation of sectors that will have the most...
Digital transformation that supports South Africa’s Industry 4.0 preparedness, and acts as a catalyst for local economic growth was the key focus for Oracle’s digital day event in Johannesburg. Key Oracle experts and executives from leading South African organizations participated in the event to discuss various aspects of making...
Organisations need to embrace digital processes or risk being left behind by more agile competitors. In a time of tight IT budgets, it would be a mistake to prioritise other projects over digital transformation initiatives because of the advantages to be gained. According to Gartner research VP John-David Lovelock, “The...
dnata announced it has selected Avaya as a strategic technology partner to power its customer service digital transformation strategy. Avaya Private Cloud Services (APCS) will deliver a complete customer experience transformation solution that will create a seamless, personalized experience for dnata customers and partners and across every communication platform...
What is digital transformation? Simply put, it’s leveraging digital business, which Gartner defines to be the creation of new business designs by blurring the digital and physical worlds, to reach goals that could not be reached earlier, faster, or cheaper, otherwise. It is a journey that started with the rise...
Deloitte Digital Africa is delighted to announce the appointment of Gareth Rees as the leader of the firm’s Digital Transformation practice. A specialist in rapidly bringing new products or services to market, Rees adds to the firm’s leadership team a wealth of experience in helping companies devise innovative strategies...
Telcos are fast realising that their competitive edge is no longer in merely offering a communications product or service. With a host of players entering the traditional Telco space, it’s important that they explore other possibilities to remain competitive; looking closely at the ever evolving needs of their customers...
An organisation’s applications are the glue that makes digital transformation possible. Without an optimised, next-generation application landscape, firms will find it very difficult to compete in modern digital ecosystems, or capitalise on the advantages of rapidly shifting markets. As technology enthusiasts, we fall in love with sleek front-end interfaces, customer-facing...