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The Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS) was established by the IMF's Executive Board in May 2015

Republic of Sao Tomé and Principe implements General Data Dissemination System

May 9, 2019 • GeneralComments Off on Republic of Sao Tomé and Principe implements General Data Dissemination System

The Republic of Sao Tomé and Principe has implemented the recommendations of the IMF’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS) by publishing critical data through the National Summary Data Page (NSDP). The page aims to serve as a one-stop publication vehicle for essential macroeconomic data on the national accounts, government operations and...

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Evolving workplace demographics requires a creative approach to training and development

Evolving workplace demographics requires a creative approach to training and development

May 7, 2019 • GeneralComments Off on Evolving workplace demographics requires a creative approach to training and development

The workforce in today’s companies is diverse, spanning multiple generations, different cultures and backgrounds, varying degrees of skill and disparate levels of experience. Effectively upskilling and developing the ever-evolving demographics within...

Bridgestone Europe completes acquisition of TomTom Telematics

Bridgestone Europe completes acquisition of TomTom Telematics

May 5, 2019 • GeneralComments Off on Bridgestone Europe completes acquisition of TomTom Telematics

Bridgestone Europe a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation in EMEA, announced it has completed the acquisition of TomTom Telematics (Telematics), the provider of digital fleet solutions in Europe, for €910 million. First announced on 22 January 2019, the...

South Africa: Liquid Telecom to deliver high-speed broadband in Eastern Cape

South Africa: Liquid Telecom to deliver high-speed broadband in Eastern Cape

May 4, 2019 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Liquid Telecom to deliver high-speed broadband in Eastern Cape

Liquid Telecom South Africa has concluded an agreement with SITA to deliver broadband services to hospitals, schools, clinics and provincial offices. The high-speed broadband services will enable the Eastern Cape Provincial Government to deliver services to...

Defy drives growth with new production centre in South Africa

Defy drives growth with new production centre in South Africa

May 3, 2019 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on Defy drives growth with new production centre in South Africa

In a move to stimulate the South African economy, create employment and spearhead its technological advancements in-country, DEFY, a subsidiary of Arcelik Global, has invested $68 671 885,00 (R1 billion) in upgrading three local production centres to serve as...

Global Payroll Week 2019: Forging ahead with technology in the HR and Payroll industry

Global Payroll Week 2019: Forging ahead with technology in the HR and Payroll industry

May 3, 2019 • GeneralComments Off on Global Payroll Week 2019: Forging ahead with technology in the HR and Payroll industry

From the 29th of April until the 4th of May 2019, the Payroll industry has recommitted itself to increasing the global payroll professional’s skill level through education, training and networking opportunities. The 2nd annual Global Payroll Week, the...

Technology is a key driver of the modern employee experience

Majority of digital workplace initiatives will fail to establish new ways of working

May 2, 2019 • GeneralComments Off on Majority of digital workplace initiatives will fail to establish new ways of working

Gartner has revealed that by 2021 only one-quarter of midsize and large organisations will successfully target new ways of working in 80 per cent of their initiatives. Gartner says that new ways of working include distributed decision making, virtual and...

Q-KON offers banking options to African citizens via satellite connectivity

Q-KON offers banking options to African citizens via satellite connectivity

April 30, 2019 • GeneralComments Off on Q-KON offers banking options to African citizens via satellite connectivity

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...

Extended Reality expected to grow eightfold by 2022

April 26, 2019 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Extended Reality expected to grow eightfold by 2022

  Sozo Labs, a Stellenbosch based tech firm has invested in Extended Reality (XR). The company has engaged in the XR space for nearly three years, experimenting in each new iteration of technology. They applied these skills across a multitude of...

Why data-light apps are vital for developing/emerging markets

Why data-light apps are vital for developing/emerging markets

April 25, 2019 • Features, GeneralComments Off on Why data-light apps are vital for developing/emerging markets

The developing world is venturing online. Thanks to a surge in smartphones, billions more people are connecting to the internet all over Africa, South America and Asia. In fact, last year saw a half of the global population using the internet for the first...

Vodacom to teach over 500 young South African girls to code

Vodacom harnesses ICT to empower learners, farmers and teachers

April 24, 2019 • GeneralComments Off on Vodacom harnesses ICT to empower learners, farmers and teachers

Business has an obligation to adapt its corporate social investment (CSI) to changing needs and conditions rather than doggedly following an approach which may no longer be relevant. Speaking at the 2019 Trialogue Business in Society Conference in...

Why visibility into your IT ecosystem can put you ahead of competitors

Why visibility into your IT ecosystem can put you ahead of competitors

April 21, 2019 • GeneralComments Off on Why visibility into your IT ecosystem can put you ahead of competitors

Data insights. Agility and precision in decision-making. Enhanced customer experiences. These are the imperatives of modern business. Nevertheless, no matter how much companies want to achieve these goals, there always seems to be some element that is...

New web-based application identifies digital readiness for cites

New web-based application identifies digital readiness for cites

April 20, 2019 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on New web-based application identifies digital readiness for cites

  Siemens has launched a new web-based application which reveals the readiness and potential of six major cities to embrace digitalization and develop new ways of living, working and interacting. The Atlas of Digitalization focuses on 3 interconnected...

Sextortion is one of top four types of e-mail phishing threats-Cofense report

Mellanox’ network adaptors address cloud performance concerns

April 20, 2019 • GeneralComments Off on Mellanox’ network adaptors address cloud performance concerns

With the adoption of cloud computing set to soar exponentially over the next year as an increasing number of core business applications are moved off-site1, so pressure on cloud, network and data centre administrators to provide faster, more reliable and more...

The future and growth of Africa lies in intersection of humans and technology

The future and growth of Africa lies in intersection of humans and technology

April 19, 2019 • Features, GeneralComments Off on The future and growth of Africa lies in intersection of humans and technology

The world is in the eye of the storm when it comes to data and connectivity. To keep sane in this unpredictable time, I’d like to share insights into how I see the world changing as the storm develops. In my latest keynote, I explore a not-so-distant...

Cisco ushers in a new wireless era with Wi-Fi 6.

Dimension Data, Cisco announce co-innovation partnership

April 17, 2019 • GeneralComments Off on Dimension Data, Cisco announce co-innovation partnership

Dimension Data and Cisco have announced a new co-innovation agreement, to develop a deeper collaboration environment and framework to jointly solve clients’ business needs. Drawing on their respective core strengths, competencies, and technologies,...