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Enterprise customers look to resellers to share the risks of IT deployment

Enterprise customers look to resellers to share the risks of IT deployment

November 23, 2017 • Enterprise, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

ICT resellers that want to thrive in a changing technology market need to be prepared to share risks with their customers and move towards consumption-based billing models that allow companies to spread their technology procurement costs over a longer period of time. That’s the word from Gary Pickford, CEO of Tarsus Distribution, who says that [&hellip...

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mobile ERP, cloud, big data

Enterprise resource planning is going mobile

October 9, 2017 • East Africa, Enterprise, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Enterprise resource planning is going mobile

In an increasingly connected world, companies are embracing mobile as an effective platform to communicate, manage employees and reach customers or suppliers. This is seeing traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions evolving to be more...

Interview: how autonomous vehicles will impact Africa

Interview: how autonomous vehicles will impact Africa

October 9, 2017 • Enterprise, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: how autonomous vehicles will impact Africa

In a recent interview, IT News Africa spoke to Riaan Graham, Sales Director at Ruckus Sub-Saharan Africa, who eloquently unpacked how autonomous vehicles (AV) will impact Africa. Riaan Graham assumed his role in 2015. He has a strong focus on Broadband...

T-Systems South Africa announces Microsoft Azure investment

T-Systems South Africa announces Microsoft Azure investment

October 4, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on T-Systems South Africa announces Microsoft Azure investment

T-Systems South Africa announced on Tuesday 3 October 2017 at their InTouch 2017 event that they will be partnering with Microsoft to offer Azure services to enterprise customers in the South African market. T-Systems, already a global partner of Microsoft,...

Networks Unlimited establishes ESM business unit

Networks Unlimited establishes ESM business unit

September 13, 2017 • Enterprise, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments Off on Networks Unlimited establishes ESM business unit

African value-added distributor, Networks Unlimited, has established a new Enterprise Systems Management (ESM) business unit to meet the technology demands of its customers across the continent. Hannes Rheeder will head up the new unit. Anton Jacobsz,...

Huawei, Education, HAINA, TUT, University, Graduation, EOH, Mustek, Pinnacle, DataCentrix, Gujima

Huawei and partners to empower South African youths

August 21, 2017 • Education, Enterprise, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei and partners to empower South African youths

Huawei, along with their channel partners, hosted a certification award ceremony, as well as interview sessions for the Huawei Authorised Information and Network Academy (HAINA) graduates from the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) at the Huawei...

BI, Qlik, VA, HISA2017, e-Health

South Africa Qlik Master Reseller Sponsors HISA2017

July 26, 2017 • Enterprise, Events, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa Qlik Master Reseller Sponsors HISA2017

South Africa Qlik Master Reseller, a leader in visual analytics has been confirmed as gold sponsor of Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa (#HISA2017). HISA2017 is set to take place on 29-30 August 2017 at Vodacom World in Midrand, Johannesburg. As the...

Sage, AI, Bots, social robots, robotification

Developing AI for Business with Five Core Principles

July 24, 2017 • Enterprise, GeneralComments Off on Developing AI for Business with Five Core Principles

“Building chatbots and AI that helps our customers is the easy part – the wider questions that the rising tide of AI bring are broad and currently very topical. Because of this, we developed our AI within a set of guiderails, these are the core...

Vodacom's NarrowBand Internet of Things Network now commercially available

Vodacom opens NB-IoT Lab

June 27, 2017 • Enterprise, Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom opens NB-IoT Lab

In order to help incubate and commercialise machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) systems using narrowband networking, Vodacom has today announced the opening of a Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) laboratory at its Vodaworld campus....

Philips head office in  Johannesburg, South Africa.

Philips tackling the evolving lighting industry

June 21, 2017 • Enterprise, Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Philips tackling the evolving lighting industry

Philips Lighting celebrated their one year anniversary of becoming a standalone company today at a media event at their offices in Johannesburg, South Africa. At the event, Reggie Nxumalo, GM of Philips Lighting Southern Africa, spoke of the evolving sector...

Members of the PRASA and Huawei-Altec consortium at the announcement.

Huawei, PRASA announce South Africa’s First GSM-R Rail Network Operation

June 14, 2017 • Enterprise, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei, PRASA announce South Africa’s First GSM-R Rail Network Operation

Today at the Africa Rail 2017 conference,  the longest-running rail event in Africa held in Johannesburg, South Africa, Huawei and Passenger Railway Agency of South Africa (PRASA) jointly announced the first rail operational Global System for Mobile...

IT companies will have to reveal foreign trade

South African IT firms asked to disclose foreign trade

May 30, 2017 • Enterprise, Features, Finance, SponsoredComments Off on South African IT firms asked to disclose foreign trade

In what is seen as a major development, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) has tightened up its criteria for what multinational businesses are allowed to submit to the tax man. The new laws state that medium and large businesses in South Africa that...

cloud, Citrix, Cloud Sprawl’

Citrix to expand African operations

May 26, 2017 • Enterprise, Top StoriesComments Off on Citrix to expand African operations

Citrix, an IT solutions company, announced yesterday that they are increasing their footprint in Africa through an expansion in distribution operations, and that its channel in East and West Africa will now be managed and supported by Citrix South Africa. A...

Global rollout brings benefits to vendor partners, solution providers.

Westcon-Comstor Completes Business Process Improvement Programme to Sharpen Customer Focus

May 18, 2017 • Enterprise, General, SponsoredComments Off on Westcon-Comstor Completes Business Process Improvement Programme to Sharpen Customer Focus

Westcon-Comstor, the leading value-added global distributor of security, unified communications, network infrastructure and data centre solutions, has announced it has completed a global shared services and business process outsourcing (BPO) programme that...

Shaun Maritz, CIO at Eskom and Eman Liu, President Enterprise Business Group, Southern Africa region.

Eskom and Huawei Partner to Advance Smart Grid Innovation

May 18, 2017 • Enterprise, Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Eskom and Huawei Partner to Advance Smart Grid Innovation

Huawei today announced, at its Fifth Global Power Summit at the African Utility Week (AUW) event in Cape Town, that they have entered into a smart grid joint innovation initiative with Eskom. The Huawei-Eskom collaboration aims to accelerate digital...

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MTN to advance Iranian expansion

May 8, 2017 • Enterprise, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN to advance Iranian expansion

MTN Group announced today that the company has signed a non-binding preliminary agreement to invest approximately R540 million into Iranian Fixed Broadband Provider, Iranian Net. The investment will see the South African telecommunications company acquire a...