For some time now, banks have been using digital technologies to help transform various areas of their business; in fact, digital has become deeply embedded in banking strategy. Digitisation is compelling for financial services businesses across the board, as it promises significant advantages it brings in terms of customer...
On Thursday, 11 July 2019, Duke Corporate Education (Duke CE) hosted its annual Davos of Human Capital 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The event explored the intersection of humanity, technology, the future of work and leadership, against the backdrop of change and transformation.  The one-day conference brought together more than...
LogMeIn, a provider of software as a service and cloud-based remote connectivity has joined the Digital Transformation Congress 2019 (#DTC2019) as a Silver sponsor. The congress is taking place on 30 July at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.#DTC2019 seeks to create a platform for business leaders and technology...
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...
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 discuss 5G technology extensively from...
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 environments has been successful.Below are 4 industries where the use of cobots has been helpful in...
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 $67 billion. IBM CEO, Ginni Rommety says,...
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 the company's most notable product."This move felt...
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...
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 changing modern-day business operations.Digital transformation is the integration of technology...
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 work and generate data insights that will benefit the cocoa farmers that the Alliance...
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 leadership and success in adopting and implementing 4IR technologies at scale. Nokia is showing...
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 increasing disruption of innovative mobile payment and digital banking business models with a...
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 agreement, Westcon-Comstorwill help partners embrace the new age of hyperconnected industry.“We believe that through...
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 digital economy. Principal Analyst at TeleGeography, Patrick Christian, evaluated the African...
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 4G broadband experience in the country.In an...