INTERVIEW: Breaking barriers in SA with technology

October 19, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

President Ntuli has recently been appointed the new Managing Director for HPE South Africa — effective August 2019.  He is responsible for overseeing a broad hardware, software and services portfolio, driving further growth and maintaining high levels of customer and partner satisfaction. IT News Africa’s Jenna Cook had the opportunity to chat with him...

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IT News Africa and T-Systems host Healthcare Executive Golf Day

October 16, 2019 • Features, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Tuesday, 15 October 2019, IT News Africa hosted the inaugural Healthcare Executive Golf Day in partnership with T–Systems South Africa at Kyalami Country Club, Johannesburg. The event brought together healthcare technology executives from both Public and...

Fujitsu reveals AI based facial recognition technology

October 15, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Features, PeopleComments (0)

On Tuesday, 15 October 2019, Fujitsu in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science, announced it is developing AI facial expression recognition technology that detects subtle changes in facial expression with a high degree of...

Facebook officially forms Libra Association

October 15, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

In June 2019, Facebook unveiled a new global cryptocurrency – Libra – set to go public in 2020. When it was first introduced, Libra was made up of 28 founding members — including names like Mastercard, PayPal, Xapo Holdings Limited, Uber...

Tech is Impacting our Human Values, study reports

October 15, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Global technology company, Lenovo says that technology has the power to influence our values, make us more understanding, tolerant, charitable and open-minded – this according to its latest survey. The survey polled more than 15,000 people from the US,...

Visa drops out of Facebook’s Libra project

October 14, 2019 • Features, Finance, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Earlier this year, Facebook revealed a plan to release a new global cryptocurrency called Libra. While the coin may only go public in 2020, it’s garnered much anticipation from crypto-enthusiasts and even more scepticism from crypto-critics.  When it was...

WhatsApp is working on a new group blacklist feature

October 14, 2019 • Features, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Private messaging platform, WhatsApp is reportedly working on an all-new Group Privacy Blacklist feature. The new feature will allow users to choose which contacts are allowed to add them to a group and which contacts aren’t. According to WABetaInfo,...

Intelsat’s Journey with first MEV

October 14, 2019 • Company News, Features, GeneralComments (0)

On Monday, 14 October 2019, Intelsat announced that it has successfully launched the first Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV-1) – in what the company says is a ‘very exciting time for space and satellite communications’. According to Intelsat,...

Implementing the right technology – closing the gaps that ‘bleed’ hospitals of their profits

October 11, 2019 • Events, Features, HealthcareComments (0)

One of the biggest challenges faced by the healthcare industry is maintaining the financial stability of hospitals and clinics, which means closing the gaps that bleed these facilities of their profits. As a result, healthcare facilities must position...

INTERVIEW: The great race to 5G

October 10, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Features, Internet of Things, PeopleComments (0)

2019 has quickly become the year of 5G. As service providers race to build the next generation of 5G networks, they’ll need to build entire cloud-native, fully virtualised networks capable of dynamic application and device support as well. To further unpack...

A sneak peek of the HP Elite Dragonfly

October 10, 2019 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

HP has officially unveiled its sub-one-kilogram ultralight premium PC, the Dragonfly – designed to push work and life boundaries for mobile business professionals. “A PC should provide freedom, adapt, and transform how and where today’s business...

Airtel and Mastercard expand digital banking services across 14 African countries

October 10, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telecoms and mobile money services provider, Airtel Africa announced that it is partnering with Mastercard to give over 100 million Airtel Africa mobile phone users across 14 African countries access to Mastercard’s global network. Through this...

7 things you should know about the Huawei Watch GT 2

October 9, 2019 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Tech giant, Huawei announced on Tuesday, 8 October 2019, that its new fitness wearable, the Huawei Watch GT 2 is coming to South Africa on 17 October 2019. This smartwatch marks another big improvement in helping users enhance their quality of life and...

Avaya to showcase industry-first solutions at GITEX 2019

GITEX 2019: Avaya partners with healthcare provider to transform the patient experience

October 9, 2019 • Company News, Features, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments (0)

At Gitex 2019 in Dubai, King Fahad Medical City (KFMC) announced that is has partnered with Avaya to build a unified contact centre that will transform healthcare delivery in the UAE. “One of the biggest technical challenges at KFMC is the ability to...

GITEX 2019: Nokia strikes deal with OmniClouds

October 9, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Company News, Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

At GITEX 2019, Nokia unveiled that its Nuage Networks SD-WAN 2.0 solution has been implemented by OmniClouds, a cloud service provider and migrator, to improve and optimise cloud connectivity for enterprise customers throughout the Europe, Middle East and...

Avaya to showcase industry-first solutions at GITEX 2019

GITEX 2019: AI bots set to transform the banking industry

October 8, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Features, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mashreq, a leading financial institution in the UAE, announced on Tuesday, 8 October 2019, that it has partnered with Avaya and Koopid to recreate its banking experience – the transformation focusses on customer experience, including self-service...