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Posts Tagged ‘Digital technologies’

  • Digital transformation is changing risk management in banks

    Digital transformation is changing risk management in banks

    July 17, 2019 • Digital Transformation, FinanceComments Off on Digital transformation is changing risk management in banks

    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...

  • Economics of the fourth industrial revolution

    Digitalisation of SMEs in Africa

    February 27, 2019 • Features, StartupsComments Off on Digitalisation of SMEs in Africa

    There is a general consensus that Small to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) are the key to the economic development of African countries. It is also a well-known fact that the digitalisation wave is not ephemeral, but is only the beginning of a whole new era...

  • 8 College skills that are helpful for your future career

    8 College skills that are helpful for your future career

    February 7, 2019 • Careers, SponsoredComments Off on 8 College skills that are helpful for your future career

    With today’s economy and techs in rapid flux, students understand they need to work hard to outcompete peers in a bid for cushy jobs. Hard skills are all well and good, and they are too evident to get in college or university. But they alone will not do...

  • Yodiwo partnership to transform smart retail sector in Africa

    Technology makes financial services more affordable

    October 29, 2018 • FinanceComments Off on Technology makes financial services more affordable

    We live in a world where information is at our fingertips. You can book a ride, order food and plan an entire holiday on your phone. Technology is changing the way we live, with a massive impact on how we build products to meet this new lifestyle. The value...

  • Digitally enhanced public private partnerships

    Digitally enhanced public private partnerships

    October 27, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Digitally enhanced public private partnerships

    The term technology is wide and far-reaching – it refers to a plethora of things These can include manufacturing, process, and building technologies. This article focuses on digital technology; which is a technology is today and for the foreseeable future...

  • Robin Njiru, Director: General Business at SAP East Africa

    Kenya: Using intelligent technologies to connect with citizens

    October 23, 2018 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Using intelligent technologies to connect with citizens

    Public sector companies are not immune to the forces that are reshaping organisations and industry sectors around the world. These exponential forces put pressure on public sector organisations to rethink the way they operate to meet the dynamic needs of...

  • Startups can get online and save cash

    The future for SMEs is online

    May 28, 2018 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on The future for SMEs is online

    Research by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) found that small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who have invested in digital technologies showed more growth than those that did not. In addition, further studies found that technology improved...

  • Tapping digital technologies’ potential for contributing to development

    Tapping digital technologies’ potential for contributing to development

    April 24, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Tapping digital technologies’ potential for contributing to development

    While people in major cities and developed countries enjoy an ever-expanding selection of applications and other innovations to help them live more efficient, safer and entertaining lives, millions in the hinterlands of Africa, Asia and Latin America are...

  • Connectivity is key

    Connectivity is key

    February 28, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Connectivity is key

    The increased adoption of new and evolving digital technologies will continue to transform the way businesses innovate their operating models, digitise their product and services portfolios and engage with stakeholders. A Microsoft study conducted in the...

  • 5.7 million jobs are at risk of total automation in South Africa

    5.7 million jobs are at risk of total automation in South Africa

    January 24, 2018 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on 5.7 million jobs are at risk of total automation in South Africa

    New research from Accenture highlights the impact of digital technologies on jobs and economies. It’s an important topic for South Africa as new local research indicates that more than a third of jobs in this country may be automated. A new Accenture...

  • Multi-cloud business models will shape the future

    It’s time to meet digital disruption head-on

    January 17, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on It’s time to meet digital disruption head-on

    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...

  • Technology is a key driver of the modern employee experience

    South Africa’s digital economy stands out among emerging market

    November 13, 2017 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa’s digital economy stands out among emerging market

    The latest whitepaper released by Accenture and the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) revealed that although South Africa’s digital economy makes it a standout among its emerging market peers, the country’s digital adoption has not yet...

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    The future of mobile in Sub-Saharan Africa hinges on privacy regulation

    October 5, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on The future of mobile in Sub-Saharan Africa hinges on privacy regulation

    Mobile is critical for creating a truly “Digital Africa”, a connected region where digital technologies are delivering positive impacts to societies and economies. Sub-Saharan Africa is the fastest growing mobile market in the world. Fuelled by growing...

  • Open banking revolution is coming and, with it, opportunity says Forrester

    April 18, 2017 • FinanceComments Off on Open banking revolution is coming and, with it, opportunity says Forrester

    New regulations encouraging open banking may bring additional operational challenges, but new research by Forrester shows open banking has the power to transform the global banking landscape over the next decade. Open banking is the next step in the digital...

  • Microsoft launches 'Head Start' to help startups this Global Entrepreneurship Week

    Microsoft addresses cloud adoption in Kenya at 2017 Connected Summit

    April 11, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, Events, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft addresses cloud adoption in Kenya at 2017 Connected Summit

    Microsoft has been announced as a participant at the 2017 Connected Summit, currently taking place in Kwale County, Kenya between 9 and 13 April. Microsoft will help lead the discussion around this year’s theme of “Shaping the Future”, which will...