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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 recognize the partnership as an important step towards improving the safety of shipping and port...

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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...

RSAWEB announced as Bronze sponsor of DTC2019

Digital Transformation Congress 2019 announces the first wave of speakers

June 27, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Events, Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Digital Transformation Congress 2019 announces the first wave of speakers

The highly anticipated Digital Transformation Congress 2019 is just a few weeks away. On the 30th of July, at the Sandton Convention Centre, DTC2019 aims to bring together a plethora of local and international visionaries across a spectrum of industries —...

New app scans items to reveal how environmentally-friendly they are

New app scans items to reveal how environmentally-friendly they are

June 27, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, Retail, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on New app scans items to reveal how environmentally-friendly they are

In 2017, married couple, James and Jo Hand, began working on GiKi Enterprise. This came after they realised that buying ethically sourced and sustainable products is an unnecessary hassle.  “We wanted to help people reduce the environmental impact of...

Is this how much artificial intelligence will be worth in 2025?

Is this how much artificial intelligence will be worth in 2025?

June 27, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Digital Transformation, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Is this how much artificial intelligence will be worth in 2025?

Tech investor, Tej Kohli, predicts that the value of artificial intelligence (AI) may reach around $150 trillion by 2025. “We are now at a tipping point, after which AI and machine learning will grow exponentially to underpin and benefit every single aspect...

LogMeIn joins DTC2019 as sponsor

DTC2019 to lead Digital Transformation conversation

June 26, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Events, Top StoriesComments Off on DTC2019 to lead Digital Transformation conversation

The second edition of the Digital Transformation Congress (#DTC2019) taking place on 30 July 2019 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg is set to dominate the digital transformation conversation in Africa. #DTC2019 seeks to create a platform for...

Azuri Technologies launches 24-inch solar television package AzuriTV in Zambia

Azuri Technologies launches PayGo Satellite TV in Zambia

June 26, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Southern AfricaComments Off on Azuri Technologies launches PayGo Satellite TV in Zambia

On 26 June 2019 Azuri Technologies launched, AzuriTV, the company’s 24-inch solar satellite television and home lighting system in Zambia. The launch took place at the British High Commission in the country’s capital, Lusaka. Azuri Technologies...