Students, teachers and learning institutions in Ethiopia will according to Microsoft, soon be transforming the way they learn and teach through ICT. This is due to Microsoft and the Ministry of Education in Ethiopia having signed an Education Transformation Agreement. The agreement,according to Microsoft, will promote inclusive digital access, encourage innovative...
Ericsson through its ninth annual participation in the 'Girls in ICT Day' across the Middle East and Africa recently hosted the second edition of the annual 'Girls Who Innovate Competition' under the theme 'The Future of Education'. This year, 10-year old Kambinachi Kanu, a final year primary school pupil from...
  Business has changed beyond recognition thanks to the evolution of technology and the growing importance of data in an increasingly digital environment. Being connected means accessing critical information, irrespective of device and location. So, how can having always-on access to data assist in the digital transformation, and drive a...
The 39th GITEX Technology Week set to take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 06-10 October will see a line-up of solutions that encapsulate 'The Art of Experience' by Avaya. The company will present several industry-first features that are now available as part of its open and...
So, you have heaps of debt and finally decided to get help. You’ve settled on debt consolidation, but you’re worried about how the financial strategy might affect your credit. But can debt consolidation actually help your credit score? You may be pleasantly surprised. Why Consolidate Debt? Let’s start there. In short, consolidating...
Digital disruption is the current buzzword in the IT industry, but what does it really mean? It could be described as a transformation that is caused by emerging digital technologies and business models. These innovative new technologies and models impact on the value of existing products and services offered...
A new generation of socially conscious investors, comprising predominantly millennials, is driving a prolific trend in global investing. They want their money to do good in the world, while still realising a fair return. The trend, known as impact investing, has gained significant traction in first-world markets.  By investing in...
On 18 January 2018, South African bank, First Nation Bank (FNB), revealed that two lucky customers had won over R 70 million in successive LOTTO Powerball Draws after buying their tickets on FNB Online Banking and the FNB Banking App. The first customer won $5.7 million(R70 million) on 12...
More than 90% of South African organisations are either already engaged in digital transformation or in the process of planning and evaluating their transformation strategies. That's according to global technology research and advisory services firm International Data Corporation (IDC), which says vendors and channel partners will also have to...
Synthesis Software Technologies, a South African home-grown specialised financial technology company, together with Afrika Tikkun and training provider Unlock’D, awarded certificates to 16 unemployed youth at a graduation ceremony held at Waverley Sports Club. The learners, who reside in disadvantaged communities across Johannesburg, successfully completed Synthesis’ learnership programme, graduating...
There is an argument to suggest that trade wars around the world seldom yield beneficiaries. As the United States and China embark on an all-out trade war, it’s a good time to consider the knock-on effect of such trade wars on Africa, including its tech scene. The truth is,...
Showmax Pro is now live streaming every single match of the English Premier League, La Liga and Serie A and the DStv Premiership in more than 50 countries across Africa, courtesy of SuperSport. The company says that it is the only service in the continent to be able to...
The world is undergoing its biggest transformation ever. As emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) enter workplaces, human talent is grappling with an existential crisis. Generations, new and old, are losing sleep over what and how human beings will stay relevant in a world of disruptions. Unfortunately, this is...
According to Statistics South Africa, the country's economy decreased by 2.0% in the first quarter of 2020. Extending the technical recession the country found itself in in the last quarter of 2019. Stats SA's latest quarterly GDP figures come only a week after SA's finance minister Tito Mboweni tabled a...
The 35 must-watch technologies represented on the Gartner Inc. Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2018 revealed five distinct emerging technology trends that will blur the lines between humans and machines. Emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) play a critical role in enabling companies to be ubiquitous, always available, and connected to business ecosystems...
Q-KON, a telecommunications system integrator, together with iDirect has developed specific satellite access solutions that integrates the always-on, anywhere, and high-reliability advantages of satellite services with network efficiency, cost optimization and committed SLA support. The services are providing cost points below current 3G access and are opening new business models...
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