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Posts Tagged ‘IBM’

  • Blockchain skill-drive initiative to address the knowledge-gap in Tanzania

    IBM Blockchain World Wire to support payments in over 50 countries

    March 22, 2019 • FinanceComments Off on IBM Blockchain World Wire to support payments in over 50 countries

    IBM has announced the IBM Blockchain World Wire, a real-time global payments network for regulated financial institutions, is officially accessible in a growing number of markets. Designed to optimize and accelerate foreign exchange, cross border payments and...

  • Blockchain can enhance F&B industry’s traceability

    Blockchain can enhance F&B industry’s traceability

    January 27, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on Blockchain can enhance F&B industry’s traceability

    Advances in blockchain technology could enable the food and beverage industry (F&B) to enhance traceability. In the US alone, food recalls and foodborne illnesses cost $77 billion per annum, including discarded products, loss of revenue, damage to...

  • Blockchain technology used to validate ethically sourced minerals in the DRC

    Blockchain technology used to validate ethically sourced minerals in the DRC

    January 17, 2019 • Mining & EnergyComments Off on Blockchain technology used to validate ethically sourced minerals in the DRC

    Ford Motor Company, Huayou Cobalt, IBM, LG Chem and RCS Global announced plans to use blockchain technology to trace and validate ethically sourced minerals. The pilot is expected to be completed mid-year 2019. The group, which includes participants at each...

  • SITA rolls out cloud computing infrastructure

    November 20, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Education, Top StoriesComments Off on SITA rolls out cloud computing infrastructure

    It’s no surprise that cloud computing, which brings all of these benefits, is transforming the industry’s approach to IT. Cloud computing is widely acknowledged as key to driving the journey through the fourth industrial revolution, marked by the profound...

  • IBM To acquire Red Hat

    IBM to acquire Red Hat

    October 29, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on IBM to acquire Red Hat

    IBM and Red Hat, provider of open source cloud software, has announced that the companies have reached a definitive agreement under which IBM will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Red Hat for $190.00 per share in cash, representing a...

  • New IBM software service address need for more transparency in AI decision making

    New IBM software service addresses need for more transparency in AI decision making

    September 19, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on New IBM software service addresses need for more transparency in AI decision making

    IBM introduced technology that gives businesses new transparency into AI, enabling them to more fully harness its power. The software service, which automatically detects bias and explains how AI makes decisions – as the decisions are being made – runs on...

  • New rigorous measures and effective legislative reforms help attract more investment in the country’s vibrant IT sector

    Egypt’s software piracy drop and legal reforms boost foreign investment

    September 18, 2018 • East Africa, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Egypt’s software piracy drop and legal reforms boost foreign investment

    Egypt has seen a two percent drop in its software piracy rate to reach (59%), the U.S.-based Business Software Alliance said in its recent study, released last June. The study revealed that Egypt has managed to decrease the commercial value of the unlicensed...

  • How alternative funders enable small business success

    IBM unveils Blockchain Platform Starter Plan for developers and startups

    July 2, 2018 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on IBM unveils Blockchain Platform Starter Plan for developers and startups

    IBM has announced the availability of the IBM Blockchain Platform Starter Plan. The IBM Blockchain Platform Starter Planmakes its enterprise-level technology accessible so organisations of any size can set up networks on the IBM Blockchain Platform via the...

  • IBM Cloud now connected to BT’s ‘Cloud of Clouds’

    IBM Cloud now connected to BT’s ‘Cloud of Clouds’

    January 22, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on IBM Cloud now connected to BT’s ‘Cloud of Clouds’

    BT has announced the launch of a new service to provide global businesses with direct access to IBM Cloud via the BT network on Wednesday 10 January 2018. BT Cloud Connect Direct for IBM offers businesses the benefits of network performance when building and...

  • Still waiting to catch the IoT bus? Here’s where it’s going in 2018

    Most powerful Internet of Things companies operating in Africa

    November 21, 2017 • Events, Internet of Things, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Most powerful Internet of Things companies operating in Africa

    The Internet of Things is disrupting the way organisations conduct business worldwide. In a few years to come, the world will see a massive growth in connected things from our devices to our homes and cars. Businesses worldwide are seeking ways in which to...

  • Mobile weather platform unveiled for emerging markets

    February 17, 2017 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile weather platform unveiled for emerging markets

    IBM and The Weather Company, have introduced new Mesh Network Alerts technology developed by IBM researchers. The app provides a mobile method of communicating with populations in developing countries to notify users of potential severe weather events or...

  • Air Mauritius partners IBM

    October 20, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Top StoriesComments Off on Air Mauritius partners IBM

    Air Mauritius has inked a five-year technology and services deal with IBM for Cloud and Analytics technologies delivered as services to fuel its long-term growth plans. The Mauritian national airline, the fourth largest in Africa, has been connecting the...

  • IBM announces new cloud object storage service

    October 14, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, SecurityComments Off on IBM announces new cloud object storage service

    IBM is introducing a new cloud object storage service that redefines the security, availability and economics of storing, managing and accessing massive amounts of digital information across hybrid clouds. The company’s breakthrough new IBM Cloud Object...

  • IBM Joins U.S. Council on “Doing Business in Africa”

    September 22, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments Off on IBM Joins U.S. Council on “Doing Business in Africa”

    IBM announced that  Takreem El Tohamy, IBM’s General Manager for the Middle East and Africa, has been appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker  to the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa. The...

  • IBM opens cloud data center in South Africa

    March 8, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Top StoriesComments Off on IBM opens cloud data center in South Africa

    IBM has revealed that it is opening a new IBM Cloud Data Center in Johannesburg, South Africa. According to IBM, the new cloud center is the result of a close collaboration with Gijima and Vodacom and has been designed to support cloud adoption and customer...

  • New IBM software service address need for more transparency in AI decision making

    Mobile Health Solutions enabling efficient healthcare

    August 19, 2015 • Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile Health Solutions enabling efficient healthcare

    The biggest tech trend in Africa, and the one that is making the biggest impact on the everyday lives of people is the rise of smartphones and feature phones. Africa has seen the fastest uptake of mobile devices in the world and mobile subscribers are set to...