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Posts Tagged ‘IBM’

  • IBM: The end of the road for traditional media?

    August 11, 2014 • Top StoriesComments Off on IBM: The end of the road for traditional media?

    Traditional media and entertainment players may be entering crisis mode as digital channels erode their advertising revenue, bloggers and social media divert their audiences and the rising cost of content generation puts them at a disadvantage in an age of...

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

    Ghana’s Fidelity Bank chooses IBM to drive Transformation Agenda

    August 6, 2014 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on Ghana’s Fidelity Bank chooses IBM to drive Transformation Agenda

    At the U.S. Africa Business Forum in Washington, D.C, Ghana’s Fidelity Bank announced its choice of IBM to manage its technology infrastructure and services. The five year deal will help the bank deliver advanced customer services and secure its reputation...

  • Hamilton Ratshefola

    Connecting cloud to the bottom line

    June 26, 2014 • Enterprise ITComments Off on Connecting cloud to the bottom line

    Cloud and big data are more than the current tech buzz words. In my opinion cloud and big data are set to play a decisive role in determining which enterprises grow their profits and global market share during the Africa continent’s ascendancy and which...

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

    IBM Builds Cloud Ecosystem in Egypt

    June 19, 2014 • Enterprise IT, Top StoriesComments Off on IBM Builds Cloud Ecosystem in Egypt

    IBM is providing cloud computing expertise to one hundred Egyptian software companies to help drive innovation and new cloud development skills. This is part of a collaborative agreement with the Egyptian Information Technology Industry Development Agency...

  • Christian Klezl

    Your business strategy is your cloud strategy

    June 19, 2014 • Enterprise IT, Top StoriesComments Off on Your business strategy is your cloud strategy

    Cloud computing is one buzzword that just won’t stop metamorphosing. The array of new forms of cloud computing available to those responsible for cloud, analytics, mobile and social  infrastructure to enable businesses, face a considerable burden to...

  • IBM expands quantum computing to African university

    IBM SmartCamp aims to grow tech innovation in Africa

    June 13, 2014 • Top StoriesComments Off on IBM SmartCamp aims to grow tech innovation in Africa

    The IBM SmartCamp competition for tech-entrepreneurs from Africa will commence from 1 July to 9 October 2014. The competition will held in Nairobi, Lagos and Cape Town, with the finals being held in Johannesburg. Additional events have been planned for Cairo...

  • Zambia, IBM work to provide access to life saving drugs

    May 22, 2014 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Zambia, IBM work to provide access to life saving drugs

    IBM today announced a collaboration with the Zambian Ministry of Health to provide citizens with improved access to 200 lifesaving drugs. Supported by the World Bank, the Department for International Development, UNICEF and London Business School, Zambia’s...

  • IBM Announces New Mainframe Innovation Hubs

    May 15, 2014 • East Africa, Enterprise IT, Top StoriesComments Off on IBM Announces New Mainframe Innovation Hubs

    IBM today announced the opening of two new Mainframe Cloud Innovation Centers as it seeks to extend its commitment to delivering high capacity technology solutions to Africa. Located in Nairobi, Kenya and Johannesburg, South Africa, the labs will seek to...

  • BlackBerry Opens up BlackBerry 10 OS

    May 14, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on BlackBerry Opens up BlackBerry 10 OS

    BlackBerry Limited, a leader in mobile communications, has announced that it will enable mobile device management (MDM) companies to directly manage devices with the BlackBerry 10 operating system. AirWatch, Citrix and IBM have expressed their intent to be...

  • Connecting cloud to the bottom line

    March 31, 2014 • Enterprise ITComments Off on Connecting cloud to the bottom line

    Cloud and big data are more than the current tech buzz words. In my opinion cloud and big data are set to play a decisive role in determining which enterprises grow their profits and global market share during the Africa continent’s ascendancy and which...

  • IBM extends Mainframe Contest to South Africa

    February 28, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on IBM extends Mainframe Contest to South Africa

    As part of its Academic Initiative, IBM has extended the IBM Master the Mainframe Contest to South African Universities to support and build out skills in next-generation innovations on the mainframe. The competition lets students use IBM’s...

  • IBM’s plan to skill up Africa’s workforce

    February 10, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on IBM’s plan to skill up Africa’s workforce

      IBM today announced new IT knowledge-building initiatives that will enable the existing and future workforce to develop new analytics, cloud and data skills crucial to the continent’s economic growth and social development. Today’s...

  • IBM To acquire Red Hat

    Nigeria, IBM map out country’s path to tech development

    February 10, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria, IBM map out country’s path to tech development

      The Ministry of Communication Technology (MoCT) and IBM are collaborating to enable technology driven solutions that will resolve identified challenges in key sectors of the Nigerian economy. In order to kickstart this process, the MoCT today...

  • What does IBM’s $100 million Project Lucy really mean for Africa?

    February 6, 2014 • East Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on What does IBM’s $100 million Project Lucy really mean for Africa?

    IBM has launched a 10-year initiative to bring Watson and other cognitive systems to Africa in a bid to fuel development and spur business opportunities. Dubbed “Project Lucy” after the earliest known human ancestor, IBM will invest US$100 million...

  • Can African businesses overcome the technology adoption gap?

    January 28, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Can African businesses overcome the technology adoption gap?

    IBM today announced the results of a new study entitled ‘Setting the pace in Africa: How IT leaders deliver on the potential of emerging technologies’, which found that while nearly 87 percent of African IT leaders rank new technologies such...

  • IBM to expand cloud footprint

    January 19, 2014 • Enterprise IT, Top StoriesComments Off on IBM to expand cloud footprint

    Technology giant IBM announced has announced plans to commit over $1.2 billion to significantly expand its global cloud footprint. This investment includes a network of data centres designed to bring clients greater flexibility, transparency and control over...