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  • SAP Africa announces entrepreneurial development initiatives at WEF

    SAP Africa announces entrepreneurial development initiatives at WEF

    September 5, 2019 • Events, GeneralComments Off on SAP Africa announces entrepreneurial development initiatives at WEF

    Preparing our youth for the uncertain future requires new thinking around issues of education and skills development, this according to Cathy Smith, MD for SAP Africa who was speaking at this year’s WEF Africa taking place from 4 to 6 September in Cape...

  • SAP empowers five Ethiopian social enterprises

    SAP empowers five Ethiopian social enterprises

    August 28, 2019 • East Africa, GeneralComments Off on SAP empowers five Ethiopian social enterprises

    Multinational software company, SAP announced on Tuesday, 27 August 2019, that there are five social enterprises that will benefit from its 2019 Social Sabbatical to be held in Ethiopia between September and October. According to SAP, the Social Sabbatical...

  • SAP's annual Quality Awards revels in innovations all across Africa

    SAP’s annual Quality Awards revels in innovations all across Africa

    August 25, 2019 • GeneralComments Off on SAP’s annual Quality Awards revels in innovations all across Africa

    The 2019 SAP Quality Awards were held in Johannesburg on Wednesday, 21 August 2019.  The awards aim to recognise some of Africa’s most innovative public and private sector SAP customers. Nazia Pillay, Head of Active Quality Management for Africa at...

  • Customer success a huge focus for SAP’s Intelligent Enterprise strategy

    Customer success a huge focus for SAP’s Intelligent Enterprise strategy

    June 11, 2019 • Events, Top StoriesComments Off on Customer success a huge focus for SAP’s Intelligent Enterprise strategy

    There was no wavering from the theme for Saphila 2019, during the welcome and keynote addresses – the intelligent enterprise and how to be one is the topic up for scrutiny and debate at this year’s event. Saphila 2019 is the African SAP User Group’s...

  • SAP Africa appoints cloud expert for Southern Africa

    SAP Africa appoints cloud expert for Southern Africa

    February 19, 2019 • Cloud Computing, PeopleComments Off on SAP Africa appoints cloud expert for Southern Africa

    SAP Africa has appointed Cameron Beveridge as Regional Director for Southern Africa. Beveridge, a seasoned professional with a 25-year pedigree in technology, had until recently led one of SAP Africa’s largest business units, with responsibility for SAP...

  • SAP Africa appoints MD for new Central Africa region

    SAP Africa appoints MD for new Central Africa region

    February 7, 2019 • PeopleComments Off on SAP Africa appoints MD for new Central Africa region

    SAP Africa has announced the appointment of the Managing Director for a newly-formed Central African region. SAP veteran and respected business leader Pedro Guerreiro, who was appointed as managing director for Lusophone Africa in 2015 and West Africa in...

  • Organisations expect to double on AI projects

    Ethical considerations for Artificial Intelligence

    August 27, 2018 • Artificial Intelligence, GeneralComments Off on Ethical considerations for Artificial Intelligence

    There is little doubt that the pace of innovation is accelerating at unprecedented levels. Technology enabled breakthroughs are happening with increased frequency, enhancing the human lifespan, improving access to basic needs and leaving the general public...

  • A sea of data - but not a drop to drink

    A sea of data – but not a drop to drink

    August 24, 2018 • Southern AfricaComments Off on A sea of data – but not a drop to drink

    Life as we know it requires water to survive. While simple in composition, the H2O molecule in bulk liquid form enables the complex chemistry required for organisms from bacteria to humans to function. However, as the pace of change of our technological...

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

    Connecting Citizens: The building blocks required for a bright digital future

    August 14, 2018 • Internet of Things, Southern AfricaComments Off on Connecting Citizens: The building blocks required for a bright digital future

    Connecting citizens enables the public sector to communicate effectively with the population, pre-empting certain events and making sure citizens are notified of critical information. But the opportunity goes further than just being able to send and receive...

  • It's time to look over the horizon at your Digital Future

    It’s time to look over the horizon at your Digital Future

    August 1, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on It’s time to look over the horizon at your Digital Future

    It’s unplannable, unstoppable and inescapable. That sounds like a tsunami, right? Not quite. It’s the 4th Industrial Revolution; a wave of exponential and converging technological progress that is washing over every facet of our world. It is...

  • The intelligent enterprise and the COO of the future

    The intelligent enterprise and the COO of the future

    July 11, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on The intelligent enterprise and the COO of the future

    The rise of exponential technologies is pushing organisations into a self-running future where machine learning, AI, predictive analytics, IoT and robotic process automation increasingly substitute or augment human capabilities. In the evolution from a...

  • Time to act on digital transformation

    Accelerate digital transformation by taking ERP to the cloud

    June 28, 2018 • Digital TransformationComments Off on Accelerate digital transformation by taking ERP to the cloud

    Disruption is facing every industry and, in most cases, every job function. Today’s successful companies have no guarantee they will remain competitive without investment into the next generation of exponential technologies and the powerful cloud platforms...

  • Julie Tregurtha, Head of Database & Data Management at SAP Africa

    Closing the gap between open-source and enterprise-ready

    May 29, 2018 • Enterprise ITComments Off on Closing the gap between open-source and enterprise-ready

    From modest beginnings at the fringes of the staggering growth of the PC market in the 1980s and 1990s that was dominated by a small handful of large vendors, open-source has become a cornerstone of modern innovation and organisational success. From global...

  • Should we be redesigning our customer experiences?

    South African SMEs face fines for poor customer data management processes

    May 8, 2018 • Southern AfricaComments Off on South African SMEs face fines for poor customer data management processes

    On 25 May this year, a new piece of legislation comes into effect in Europe that could have severe consequences for non-compliant South African businesses. The General Data Protection Regulation – or GDPR for short – is a regulation under European Union...

  • Tomorrow’s smart cities will need equally smart utilities

    Tomorrow’s smart cities will need equally smart utilities

    April 18, 2018 • Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Tomorrow’s smart cities will need equally smart utilities

    Sustainable energy consumption and ‘green’ energy production at home is becoming a new lifestyle. Today’s hyperconnected consumer expects a reduced environmental footprint while still enjoying seamless services and ease of use, improving...

  • Data: the fertiliser that will feed Africa's agricultural transformation

    Digital transformation driving new business models

    March 9, 2018 • Digital Transformation, GeneralComments Off on Digital transformation driving new business models

    From the time the first state-run courier was established by Roman Emperor Augustus in the first century AD, global postal services have slowly evolved: the first postage stamps, for example, were only issued in 1840. For nearly 2000 years, the main business...