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Posts Tagged ‘IBM’

  • 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...

  • IBM expands Watson Decision Platform for Agriculture

    African skills initiative receives USD 60 mln investment

    July 29, 2015 • Company News, East Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on African skills initiative receives USD 60 mln investment

    IBM has invested a sum of USD 60 million over three years to develop the next generation of technical talent in Africa. As part of the initiative, IBM is expanding the Africa Technical Academy and the company’s Africa University Programme to over 20...

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    From latency to transparency: Top 5 tips for better storage

    June 12, 2015 • ListsComments Off on From latency to transparency: Top 5 tips for better storage

    Storage of the past was defined by vendor specific terminology for pieces of functionality, which have perpetuated the market/users thinking about storage narrowly in terms of a single vendor or technology provider. But there’s a new paradigm for storage,...

  • Top 10 most valuable global brands revealed

    May 28, 2015 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 most valuable global brands revealed

    According to a survey conducted by millwardbrown.com Apple has now been listed as the world’s most powerful brand. According to the report, the device manufacturer reclaimed its title from search engine giant, Google. According to the guardian.com,...

  • Ebola West Africa

    How ICT is responding to Ebola in Africa

    November 21, 2014 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on How ICT is responding to Ebola in Africa

    The Ebola outbreak has captured the attention of many large corporations within the ICT sector. Companies like MTN, SES, Liquid Telecom, Econet, IBM, Airtel, LG and Samsung have all responded to the outbreak in a meaningful and impactful way. While Ebola is...

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

    IBM & Airtel to launch Ebola containment initiatives in Africa

    October 28, 2014 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on IBM & Airtel to launch Ebola containment initiatives in Africa

    Airtel, IBM Research Africa and Kenya’s Echo Mobile have joined forces to launch several initiatives to help curb the spread of Ebola in West Africa. The initiatives include a citizen engagement and analytics system in Sierra Leone that enables...

  • Standard Bank selects Microsoft to drive digital transformation

    IBM’s Watson technology moving into banking

    October 17, 2014 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on IBM’s Watson technology moving into banking

    Standard Bank is set to become the first financial institution on the African continent to implement IBM’s new Watson technology which breaks traditional barriers in computing by embracing artificial intelligence, natural language processing and dynamic...

  • SAP partners with the Social Enterprise World Forum to help the social enterprise sector run better and improve peoples' lives.

    SAP & IBM Partner to Accelerate Enterprise Cloud Adoption

    October 15, 2014 • Company News, Enterprise ITComments Off on SAP & IBM Partner to Accelerate Enterprise Cloud Adoption

    SAP has selected IBM as a premier strategic provider of Cloud infrastructure services for its business critical applications. According to both parties the move has been made in order to accelerate customers’ ability to run core business in the cloud. SAP...

  • IBM Watson goes live in Africa

    October 10, 2014 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on IBM Watson goes live in Africa

    IBM and Metropolitan Health revealed the first commercial application of Watson in Africa. According to IBM, its Watson application is a ground breaking computing platform able to interact in natural language. By tapping into the power of Watson, Metropolitan...

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

    AIS partners with IBM in SA

    September 30, 2014 • Company News, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on AIS partners with IBM in SA

    Assimilated Information Systems (AIS), a provider of software and IT solutions, has joined the IBM PartnerWorld Program as an Independent Software Vendor (ISV). The partnership will give the company access to a variety of IBM technologies, tools, and...