Automation company, Siemens unveiled a data visualisation of Cape Town at the World Economic Forum (WEF) conference. The visualisation, which was showcased to leaders from all over the globe, is said to illustrate how data is critical to transforming Africa’s urban centres into smart cities of the future.According to...
Global engineering and design company, Aurecon announced on Tuesday, 27 August 2019, that Unsigned Studio, an Aurecon subsidiary and visual communication agency will launch throughout Africa. The launch aims to offer Unsigned Studio’s immersive and interactive visual communication skills to local talent.Selvan Murugan, Digital Practice Leader at Aurecon, says,...
Fujitsu and Qualcomm announced on Thursday, 22 August 2019, that through their collaboration they have achieved non-standalone 5G data calls. The successfully conducted Network-Device Vendor Interoperability Testing (NV-IOT) leverages Fujitsu's commercial 5G base station products together with a mobile smartphone form-factor test device, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G...
In case you missed it, social networking service, Facebook recently published a blog post entitled ‘Imagining a new interface: Hands-free communication without saying a word’ — and it covers exactly what the name suggests, their research and proposed a solution to devices that can essentially READ YOUR MIND. Back in...
Global payments technology company, FSS has banked four awards at the 7th edition of the Payments and Cards Summit, held in Mumbai. Most notably, the company received ‘Best B2B Payment Solutions Provider’ for the second year in a row.Commenting on the win, Suresh Rajagopalan, President of Retail Payments at...
According to a study conducted by NTT, the lack of executive sponsorship or ownership is ranked as the top barrier to success in digital transformation projects. The 2019 Digital Means Business Report states that only 11 per cent of organisations are highly satisfied with those in charge of spearheading...
Telecommunications provider, TIM Brazil has agreed to allow Nokia AirFrame to virtualise its data centres by the end of 2021. The agreement aims to act as a major step in TIM Brazil’s cloud and digitalisation journey, supported by Nokia, as the operator attempts to create advanced services for its...
 Digital Transformation Congress 2019 (#DTC2019) took place on 30 July 2019 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. The Chairperson for the event was Dr Michael Mol, Head of Hello Doctor. The event featured engaging fire-side chats, intriguing panel discussions and informative keynote speeches.The congress dealt with issues...
The second Digital Transformation Congress kicked off on Tuesday, 30 July 2019 at the Sandton Convention Centre with an opening address by Nomantu Nkomo-Ralekholo, the MEC of Gauteng Provincial Treasury and e-Government.#DTC2019 brought together senior executives from various organisation who outlined ways in which businesses can stay ahead and...
Integrated customer experience solution architects Digital Solutions Group has signed an agreement to partner with, LogMeIn, to provide its flagship customer engagement platform, Bold360 to customers across South Africa. The new Bold360 suite offers South African customers a sophisticated suite of services aimed at improving customer experience (CX).Digital Solutions...
North Wind Digital CEO, Adrian van der Merwe, has a vast understanding of technology as well as the finance function thereof. With a career in the accounting industry spanning 20 years, Adrian is passionate about using technology to bring about the best return. IT News Africa’s Jenna Cook had...
On Thursday, 25 July 2019, Zulu Nomad, a travel tour operator, announced its plans to partner with Geekulcha, the Northen Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism,  and BrownSense InSights to hosting the Africa Travel Hackathon. The event will take place from 5 to 8 September 2019 onboard the...
Microsoft South Africa announced on Thursday, 25 July 2019, that its Office 365 services are available from South African datacentre regions as part of a move to provide best-in-class productivity and collaboration capabilities for customers while meeting data residency, security and compliance needs.This is said to provide businesses with...
Hosting and connectivity provider, RSAWEB has been confirmed as a Bronze sponsor of the second Digital Transformation Congress (#DTC2019) taking place on 30 July at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.The Digital Transformation Congress is the key meeting place for IT and business executives in Africa which seeks to...
Russell Warman, Head of Infrastructure and Operations at Auto Trader UK is set to deliver a keynote address at this year’s Digital Transformation Congress (#DTC2019) taking place on 30 July at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.Russell Warman is Head of Infrastructure and Operations at Auto Trader, the UK's...
 TYMLEZ, an Enterprise Blockchain Solutions Platform provider, has come on board as a Silver sponsor of the Digital Transformation Congress (#DTC2019) which is set to take place on 30th July at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.The Congress will be bringing together business leaders who will explore how to...