Canon deciphers the importance of the settings and ambiences of physical shops as they become more than just a buying space, an opportunity for the brand to build and maintain relationships with its customers.

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The age of ‘retailtainment’: how digital disruption is driving trends in physical retail décor

Founders of Nigerian digital content distribution platform, Publiseer, have been announced as part of the newest cohort of Halcyon Incubator Fellows in Washington, D.C. Chidi Nwaogu and his twin brother, Chika Nwaogu, joins the Cohort 11 Halcyon Incubator Fellows, being one of the eight of the most exciting and promising social enterprises from around the world, tackling 21st-century challenges in education, healthcare, finance, and the arts. 

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Publiseer’s Founders Become Halcyon Incubator Fellows in Washington DC

Kevin Ho, President of Handset Product Line of Huawei Consumer Business Group, said at the MWC Shanghai Global Device Summit that “Huawei’s smartphone shipments reached 100 million units on May 30th, earlier than that of 2018 when we reached the same volume. The sales volume of P30 series hit 10 million 85 days after its launch.”  

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P30 Series Breaks the Record for Reaching 10 Million Sales within Shortest Time

Local manufacturers need to look to the next generation of AISouth Africa’s manufacturing sector is under enormous pressure, contracting by 8.8% quarter-on-quarter in the first quarter of 2019, according to Stats SA. This poor performance from the manufacturing sector was one of the main contributors towards the country’s GDP shrinking by 3.2% for the quarter.
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Local manufacturers need to look to the next generation of AI

Over 900,000 users affected by fake video games spreading malwareCybercriminals are taking advantage of the growing demand for video games by distributing malware through fake copies of the most popular ones, research by Kaspersky has found.
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Over 900,000 users affected by fake video games spreading malware

The youth have spoken! Telkom is the second coolest telecoms brand in 2019!Telkom continues to grow affinity within the youth market in South Africa, coming in at second spot as the Coolest Telecoms Provider in the Sunday Times Generation Next Awards 2019.
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The youth have spoken! Telkom is the second coolest telecoms brand in 2019!

SA startup OneCart reveals refreshed design and shopping experienceSouth African online grocery concierge OneCart has refreshed its website and mobile app to offer an improved shopping experience.
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SA startup OneCart reveals refreshed design and shopping experience

How technology is changing the banking industryTechnology has changed – and is still changing – many industries, but none more so than financial services. From the introduction of ATMs, to internet banking via apps, to today’s seemingly new online-only digital banks, technology is transforming the business models of banks.
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How technology is changing the banking industry

Ghana will be hosting the second edition of the Datacloud Africa Leadership Summit at the plush Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra later this year, with a focus on the region’s market and digital journey.

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Ghana to host 2nd Annual Datacloud Forum in Africa

Standard Chartered today announced yet another multi-market launch of its digital bank in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe as part of its digital transformation strategy in Africa. 

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Standard Chartered accelerates momentum of its digital strategy across Africa

Is WhatsApp the new email for SMEs?Globally, 65% of millennials and their younger counterparts, Generation Z, prefer to message rather than call or email, and locally, WhatsApp is the leading communication app. As these generations now make up the majority of the workforce, and consequently a large amount of the customers and suppliers of local small and medium enterprises (SMEs), it is vital for business owners to consider changing their communication tactics to not only foster relationships with them but to also bolster cash flow.
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Is WhatsApp the new email for SMEs?

The prospect of a fully sustainable Blue Economy for Africa gathered significant momentum following the second Africa Blue Economy Forum held in Tunis on 25-26 June.

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Africa pledges to deliver Blue Economy at Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) 2019

Creating competitive advantage through CXGlobally, the shift towards automation is being driven by the need to increase agility and provide customers with a greater sense of immediacy. In the South African context, particularly in the tough economic environment businesses currently find themselves in, these drivers are coupled with a greater need to retain customers and gain market share. After all, a great customer experience can lead to a substantial competitive advantage.
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Creating competitive advantage through CX

Seacom gets grant to explore fibre in East AfricaThe US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant to Pan-African service provider, Seacom, for a feasibility study to evaluate the market for fibre telecommunications services in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda.
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Seacom gets grant to explore fibre in East Africa

German software company SAP and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) plan to jointly create 450 jobs for highly qualified personnel in the IT sector in ten African countries. 

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SAP and BMZ join forces to create more jobs in the digital sector in Africa

The ABC of DevOpsWhat do you think about when you hear the term “DevOps”? Abstruse, impenetrable concept or conduit to a brave new world? Something in between? Maybe you haven’t even heard about DevOps?Don’t worry, you soon will.
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The ABC of DevOps

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, recently announced it has blocked 5 million attempted cyberattacks against IP cameras in just five months.

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Trend Micro Software Strengthens Security Cameras By Blocking 5 Million Attack Attempts

#StartupStory: Thuli Hlongwane shifts from corporate IT to beautyFor years, Thuli Hlongwane was a versatile and highly experienced IT management professional with an impressive background in the IT industry. After working for companies with the likes of Old Mutual, Woolworths and Pearson, Hlongwane ventured out into the entrepreneurial market and launched two apps, PRIM-U and Primlancer which connects people to the beauty industry.
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#StartupStory: Thuli Hlongwane shifts from corporate IT to beauty

T-Systems celebrates Youth Month by driving digital skillsAs the country turned its attention to young people during this Youth Month, it is worth noting two separate reports released by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
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T-Systems celebrates Youth Month by driving digital skills

Your data storage could be costing you customersToday, many customers, when visiting an online business, expect instant access and 24/7 availability. However, when web pages take longer than a few seconds to load, or the transaction process cannot be completed quickly enough, the risk of losing the potential sale is high.
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Your data storage could be costing you customers

OPPO has unveiled its groundbreaking technology Under-Screen Camera (USC) at MWC Shanghai 2019, which offers “real full screen” user experience.

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OPPO Mobile Unveils the World’s First Under-Screen Smartphone Camera

Safaricom has launched voice and video calls over its 4G network, popularly known as Voicer over LTE (VoLTE) and Video over LTE (ViLTE).

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Safaricom rolls out VoLTE countrywide

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant to Pan-African service provider, SEACOM Ltd., for a feasibility study to evaluate the market for fiber telecommunications services in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda.

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SEACOM to explore fibre opportunity in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda

Safaricom has launched a fraud intelligence solution for financial institutions in the country. The service will help banks, micro-finance institutions and insurance firms to reduce fraud incidences targeting their customers by providing them with a tool that helps determine the authenticity of a financial transaction.

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Safaricom launches fraud intelligence solution for financial institutions

WWF, IGCP and satellite communications leader Inmarsat collaborate to pilot cutting-edge data gathering solution to benefit conservation.

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New technology trialled to better monitor human-gorilla conflict in Uganda

Success factors of digital transformationDigital transformation is more than a trend. According to Forrester, executives predict 47% of their revenue will be influenced by digital by 2020.
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Success factors of digital transformation

Ghanaian Nurses and Doctors together with other allied health practitioners working in the various government hospitals across the country will soon be restricted from using their personal mobile devices during working hours.

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Ghana nurses, doctors to be banned from using mobile phones in hospitals

Optiva Inc.an innovative software provider of mission-critical, cloud-native, monetization solutions to leading communication service providers (CSPs) globally, announced  that Vodacom Tanzania has expanded its partnership with Optiva for utilization of Optiva Charging Engine and Policy Control (PCRF). 

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Vodacom Tanzania Extends Partnership With Optiva

Strengthening cybersecurity with a 'zero-trust' approachIn response to sophisticated and targeted cyber attacks, organisations have begun to shift their focus to proactive strategies that employ advanced cybersecurity technology and techniques.
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Strengthening cybersecurity with a ‘zero-trust’ approach

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, is pleased to unveil its new channel partner programme for the Sub-Saharan Africa region. With the new programme, reseller partners in the region will be able to access a host of benefits that will fast track channel enablement and provide the basis for improved customer service delivery across the full Trend Micro security portfolio.

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Trend Micro launches new channel programme – designed to grow and develop partners in SSA

an-African connectivity provider, BringCom, in partnership with science and technology investor, Imprimatur Capital, and European edge cloud software company, GIG Technology, have together birthed what is to provide the African technology industry with cloud sovereignty – afriQloud.

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afriQloud launches in Uganda, 15 African countries to follow

Kenya’s Solar Freeze and Illuminum Greenhouses have been named as winners in Cisco’s Problem Solver Challenge. Solar Freeze won the first runner up position, getting US$75,000, and Illuminum Greenhouses was the second runner up, getting US$25,000. Both are from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

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Two Kenyan teams win $100,000 in Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge

Africa's Top 10 tech startups of the momentAs a continent, Africa is contributing its fair share of exciting businesses to the world of tech. Indeed, as infrastructure grows, more and more startups are appearing and the future looks exciting, not only for African developers but for the global stage that will benefit from the innovation and design produced as a result.
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Africa’s Top 10 tech startups of the moment

One of the biggest logistics hurdles holding back the e-commerce industry is the lack of proper national address systems in most African countries.

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Logistics challenges facing eCommerce in Africa

First Girl Geek Summit to get more disadvantaged girls into STEMLocal non-profit organisation, Africa Teen Geeks, is launching a new flagship event to inspire 100 high school girls from disadvantaged communities to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The summit is sponsored by financial services company MMI Holdings (home to Momentum and Metropolitan) and virtual reality development agency Apodytes. The inaugural Girl Geek Summit will take place from Friday 28 to Saturday 29 June 2019 at their head office in Centurion. It will bring together women leaders and girls from Silicon Valley and South Africa to engage in inspirational presentations, panel discussions, one-to-one career coaching, and workshops focussing on tech innovation and entrepreneurship.
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First Girl Geek Summit to get more disadvantaged girls into STEM

The all-new conference for the rapidly evolving data science industryAcquiring the right talent, building and maintaining the team to ultimately build trust in data science
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The all-new conference for the rapidly evolving data science industry

JUMEME Rural Power Supply Ltd., together with the European Union Delegation in Tanzania and its project partners, celebrated the launch of its newly constructed solar-powered mini-grid on Lake Victoria, Mulumo island in the region of Kagera. 

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EU, JUMEME inaugurate solar-powered mini-grid on Lake Victoria’s Mulumo Island

Should startups outsource software development?Whether a startup or an enterprise demands for software development is widespread for industries of all scale. The questions that arise is, is it good for startups to outsource software development?
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Should startups outsource software development?

Connected cars and the revolutionary road of the futureConnected and autonomous cars have been in the works for years, but this futuristic technology is fast becoming a reality. It’s not only in the technology-saturated environments of Silicon Valley, where you’re likely to see the automated cars of internet giants like Google and Uber prowling the streets. Across South Africa and the broader continent which lies beyond, connected cars are rapidly becoming not just a possibility, but a reality.
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Connected cars and the revolutionary road of the future

NEC’s Bio-IDiom multimodal biometrics suite, which incorporates advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and also embraces low-cost, powerful, mobile technologies, recently drew the interest of South Africa’s Minister of Home Affairs at ID4Africa.

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NEC XON’s biometrics demonstrations draw ministerial interest at ID4Africa

5 pieces of advice that all startups should ignoreDeciding to go it alone and start your own business is always hugely daunting. There’s so much to learn and so much can go wrong. It’s no wonder that new startups are always on the hunt for advice from entrepreneurs that have already grown successful businesses.
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5 pieces of advice that all startups should ignore

The third Launchpad Accelerator Africa class has graduated in Lagos. Part of a programme run by Google as part of its ongoing efforts to support entrepreneurship on the continent, Launchpad Accelerator Africa Class 3 comprised 12 startups from six African countries – Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Uganda – 58% of which have female co-founders.

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Class 3 of Google’s Launchpad Accelerator Africa programme graduates in Lagos

Digital empowerment will not cut jobsDigital empowerment will not make workers redundant, but it is key for an organisation’s growth and survival.
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Digital empowerment will not cut jobs

Affordable, inclusive connectivity, coupled with digital skills and literacy, are essential elements in the fight against inequality in the digital age, experts at the European Commission’s 2019 European Development Days (EDD) Forum, emphasised.

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Accelerating Africa’s transformation via a vibrant digital economy

KaiOS Technologies,  maker of KaiOS, the leading mobile operating system for smart feature phones, confirmed Orange’s participation in a recent Series B funding round led by Cathay Innovation. This participation is a testament to both companies’ dedication to providing internet access and digital services to people across Africa.

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Orange and KaiOS Technologies reinforce their partnership to close Africa’s digital divide

Telecom operator AirtelTigo is partnering with Huawei Technologies on a US$30 million network modernization project aimed to provide faster internet experience to customers.


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AirtelTigo partners Huawei on US$30M network modernization project

EOH board appoints new chairmanThe board of directors of EOH has made the appointment of Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi as chairman of the board, with immediate effect.
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EOH board appoints new chairman

Streamlining data management in a multi-cloud environmentMany organisations find themselves in a situation where they have multiple clouds to manage. This often results from using numerous Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) solutions.
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Streamlining data management in a multi-cloud environment

Bigger is not always betterThe mobile telecommunications industry is busy consolidating. However, in doing so, it runs the real risk of curtailing its ability to innovate. A pretty bold statement, I know, but in merging, the sector loses diversity and diversity, is one of the key things that will keep it progressing.
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Bigger is not always better

Womandla launches inaugural Women in STEM AwardsHosted by Womandla, nominations are open for the first Women in STEM Awards set for 17 August in Cape Town. The not-for-profit, which aims to celebrate and empower women in Africa and around the globe through digital media, will be honouring South Africa’s most inspirational female role models through the awards.
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Womandla launches inaugural Women in STEM Awards