Nielsen champions South African digital innovationGlobal measurement and data analytics company Nielsen has collaborated with ICT specialist BCX to form part of the judging panel on the inaugural BCX Digital Innovation Awards that are set to reward and recognise South African businesses that are growing the economy through digital innovation.
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Nigeria’s leading automotive trading platform, Cars45, has introduced its Emergency Service to deliver quick-response services for stranded consumers.  

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Cars45 introduces emergency service

Manufacturers Will More than Double Multicloud Use in the Next Two Years

Nutanix, Inc., a leader in enterprise cloud computing, has announced the findings of its Enterprise Cloud Index results for the manufacturing sector, measuring manufacturing companies’ plans for adopting private, public and hybrid clouds. 

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Manufacturing Industry Gears Up to Outpace Average Adoption of Hybrid Cloud by 2020 Reports Nutanix

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Image credit: Popcorn Training.</span>Popcorn Training – a subsidiary of KnowBe4 – recently picked up a couple of international accolades for its “StandUps 4 Security” series.
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Popcorn Training picks up international awards for its ‘StandUps 4 Security’ series

Nokia and Etisalat have set a capacity record during the world’s first field trial of single-carrier terabit-per-second data transmission on a deployed fibre network.

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Nokia completes world’s first single-carrier terabit-per-second field trial

African economies come first and third in the Standard Chartered Trade20 Index, which identifies the markets with the greatest potential for future trade growth.

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Côte d’Ivoire and Kenya named rising stars of global trade

Several million Zambian mobile users have been successfully registered by over 3 000 local agents over the past nine months using South African SIM card registration software.

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Millions of Zambian SIM cards registered with SA technology

Outgoing JSE CEO Nicky Newton-King in conversation with Tom Scholtz, Gartner VP analyst in a special guest keynote session at Garner Symposium 2019.
Outgoing JSE CEO Nicky Newton-King in conversation with Tom Scholtz, Gartner VP analyst in a special guest keynote session at Garner Symposium 2019.</span>The opening keynote of the final day of the Gartner Symposium 2019 kicked off with a conversation with Nicky Newton-King, retiring from her role as CEO of the JSE, today, 30 September. She spoke of the role of tech in business and society and the aspects of leadership and transformation that have been part of her 23-year journey with the JSE.
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#GartnerSYM: Outgoing JSE CEO’s tech and CSR insights for the future

The Safaricom Foundation and international disability inclusive development organisation, CBM Kenya, have announced the third phase of the ‘Wezesha Elimu’ programme. 

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Safaricom Foundation, CBM Kenya launch next phase of ‘Wezesha Elimu’ programme

Colin Udoh, Head of Marketing, Strategy and Communications at bestbet360, outlines why every part of the gaming ecosystem needs to pull together for the collective good starting at ICE Africa 2019.

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Collaboration and not fragmentation is the key for Africa, says Colin Udoh

TAI+, an Estonian based technology company has launched a mobile App that enables truckers to connect cargo shippers directly in real-time in Kenya.

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TAI+ launches app to link Kenya truckers and cargo shippers directly

Hyperconnectivity and financial inclusion: Hype vs reality in AfricaA mobile payment solution for Africa, by Africans, is the solution that the payments scheme Bluecode Africa is bringing to businesses, merchants and consumers on the continent. At the forefront of financial inclusion, Bluecode is actively accommodating merchants from all sectors and industries enabling them to facilitate and manage their internal payment process with ease. Bluecode is convenient and works across mobile devices, making it compatible for everyday use without any customer data being release, truly making it a force to be reckoned with in the payments space.
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Hyperconnectivity and financial inclusion: Hype vs reality in Africa

Uganda has gone live with a Collateral Registry System called Security Interest in Movable Property Registry System (SIMPRS).

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Uganda goes live with Bsystems Collateral Registry

VR for brands - what's all the fuss about?Virtual Reality (VR) has received a lot of airtime over the past few years. For retailers, in particular, the technology offers completely new ways to reach their audiences. But are we thinking about this in the right way?
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VR for brands – what’s all the fuss about?

Bosun Tijani, CEO at CcHUB.
Bosun Tijani, CEO at CcHUB.</span>Two of Africa’s most reputable and impactful technology hubs, CcHUB and iHub, will now come under one management in this landmark move as Kenya’s iHub is acquired by Nigeria’s CcHUB – the first time on the continent that a tech hub has acquired another.
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CcHUB acquires iHub in landmark deal

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Woodward presenting at Gartner Symposium 2019.</span>While Artificial Intelligence or AI continues to make tech headlines for innovative new products and their impact in the workplace, as with most emerging fields, AI has also encountered several noteworthy growing pains. The recent Gartner Symposium uncovered a number of the top AI blunders of recent times, and what CIOs can learn from these failures.
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#GartnerSYM: AI (Artificial Ignorance) mistakes to avoid

Co-creation Hub (CcHUB), the leading technology innovation centre in Nigeria, has acquired Kenya’s iHub for an undisclosed fee.

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CcHUB Acquires iHub

Siemens extends its Eskom Expo partnership to schools in Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia.

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Siemens Invests in Young African Innovators

Is your boss buying into the flexible working culture?Citrix research highlights that South African organisations still need to overcome trust issues to implement a full-fledged flexible working environment.
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Is your boss buying into the flexible working culture?

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics and descriptors, as well as a product portfolio that is easier than ever to access and engage with! Contact us to position your company or organisation at the centre of your industry now!
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Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Africa Code Week expands Train-the-Trainer programme in NigeriaSAP Africa Code Week has collaborated with Nigeria’s Niger and Taraba State Governments to bring digital skills training to teachers in the country’s northern provinces for the first time. Between 19 and 23 August, a total of 438 teachers were trained in three locations in Niger State, namely Minna, Bida and Kotangora and 269 teachers trained in Taraba State between 27 and 30 August. The goal: rapidly equip primary and secondary school teachers with digital skills training and learning tools ahead of this year’s Africa Code Week, which is taking place in October across 37 African countries.
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Africa Code Week expands Train-the-Trainer programme in Nigeria

Harambee contact centre agent becomes first South African to win Genesys global award.

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Life-changing contact centre agent wins international Genesys CX Hero award

All signs now point to Nigeria strengthening its Local Content implementation and serving as an example in Local Content Policy for other African countries.

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Lagos – Nigeria serving as an example in Local Content Policy for other African countries

A sustainable AfricaCom 2019Skills development, learning spaces and the internet are what’s needed for Africa’s sustainable growth – here’s how AfricaCom 2019 is helping to move the continent closer to economic prosperity.
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A sustainable AfricaCom 2019

SA's esports on the riseGaming and esports is one of the fastest-growing sports globally and South Africa is no exception to the rule with SA esports stars earning a total of R3.78 million in 2018, up 6.8% year-on-year.
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SA’s esports on the rise

Digital transformation is not just an IT projectWhile technology certainly plays a role, transformation is the keyword. Transformation changes the way businesses work, both internally and externally.
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Digital transformation is not just an IT project

Are contact centres soft targets for stealing your personal data?Hackers are becoming more brazen in the way they target organisations as they hunt for soft targets. Companies who see the value in outsourcing their customer experience to contact centres should be wary of the risks this brings, coupled with the adoption of new technology, according to Merchants SA.
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Are contact centres soft targets for stealing your personal data?

The no BS guide to innovationIf there’s anything that my time as a digital transformation leader has taught me, it’s that everyone is a lot iffier about innovation than they let on.
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The no BS guide to innovation

Egyptian e-commerce startup MaxAB secures $6.2m seed fundingEgyptian B2B e-commerce marketplace MaxAB has secured seed funding of $6.2 million, one of the largest ever seed rounds raised by a MENA startup. The round was co-led by Beco Capital, 4DX Ventures and Endure Capital, with participation from 500 Startups, Outlierz Ventures and other local investors.
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Egyptian e-commerce startup MaxAB secures $6.2m seed funding

MainOne  has announced the expansion of its data center brand, MDXi, into Accra Ghana, in line with its ongoing West African expansion plans.  

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MainOne expands Data Center Footprint in Ghana

Faith Mangope named Africa Code Week 2019 ambassadorEntrepreneur and TV personality, Faith Mangope, has joined the 4IR movement by supporting one of Africa’s biggest digital skills initiatives, the SAP-led Africa Code Week, as 2019 ambassador.
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Faith Mangope named Africa Code Week 2019 ambassador

MaxAB, an Egyptian B2B e-commerce marketplace that connects informal food and grocery retailers with suppliers via an easy-to-use app, has secured seed funding of $6.2 million, one of the largest ever seed rounds raised by a MENA start-up.

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Egyptian B2B e-Commerce Marketplace, MaxAB Closes Landmark $6.2 Million Seed Round

Students tackle safety issues at Uber HackathonUber recently hosted a student Hackathon in Johannesburg, which saw students from different universities across Gauteng come together to use technology to aid them in solving real-life safety issues.
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Students tackle safety issues at Uber Hackathon

#StartupStory: Meet Riaz Moola, the 'Steve Jobs of SA'Dubbed the ‘Steve Jobs of South Africa’ by the Sunday Times in 2017, as well as being listed in Mail & Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans in 2016, Riaz Moola has a spectrum of accomplishments that speaks for itself. He is the founder and CEO of CoGrammar, an edtech startup that is dedicated to closing the global tech skills gap.
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#StartupStory: Meet Riaz Moola, the ‘Steve Jobs of SA’

Connectivity specialist SEACOM is partnering with IT solutions provider, Accelerit Technologies, to bring a first-of-its-kind, flexible bandwidth product to the market.

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SEACOM, Accelerit partner to deliver “pay as you go” connectivity in Bloemfontein

Reasons for pursuing a career in ICTToday’s world is a digital one, where technology touches every aspect of our business and personal lives. Information has become the currency of the new economy, and businesses are scrambling to find the digital skills they need to survive. This alone is making a career in ICT a compelling option for many school leavers, but it is far from the only reason this sector is an excellent choice.
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Reasons for pursuing a career in ICT

The Mastercard Foundation today announced Young Africa Works in Senegal, an initiative that aims to enable three million young people to access dignified and fulfilling work by 2030.

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Mastercard Foundation to Enable Three Million Youth to Access Employment Opportunities in Senegal

The rise of mobile communication in AfricaAs the world strives to keep pace with the Fourth Industrial Revolution, as millennials enter the workforce, and as post-millennials enrol at educational facilities, a common requirement is the embracement of technology. This results in an increased demand for companies and institutions to offer innovations, such as mobile solutions, that meet the expectations and needs of these generations.
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The rise of mobile communication in Africa

Artificial intelligence has a gender bias problem - just ask SiriSuggest to Samsung’s Virtual Personal Assistant Bixby, “Let’s talk dirty”, and the female voice will respond with a honeyed accent: “I don’t want to end up on Santa’s naughty list.”
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Artificial intelligence has a gender bias problem – just ask Siri

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Image credit: ROBIN WORRALL on Unsplash.</span>Digital marketing agency AccuraCast’s new research indicates that while advertising on mobile may lead to more clicks, it still falls behind when it comes to conversion.
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Mobile leads clicks, not conversions – finds new AccuraCast research

Small traders can greatly improve their profits through adoption of digital technologies, says a report by a technology support firm, TechnoServe.

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Digital tech can drive up profits for small shop owners by 44% – Survey

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Image source: [[www.gettyimages.com Gallo/Getty]]</span>When it comes to the food industry, building trust is a big deal. Consumers are at a point where they want more insight into where their food is coming from. According to the WWF, a bid to improve the traceability of supply chains around the world is top of mind with a major focus on transparency – but how is technology disruption promoting business growth?
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#FoodNextAfrica: Blockchain will simplify and transform supply chain traceability

Ken Njoroge, Co-founder and CEO of Cellulant, one of Africa’s leading financial technology companies, has been named the recipient of the 2019 Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

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Kenyan tech firm scoops global Schwab Foundation Award

Safaricom has been named the 2019 Employer of the Year at the Federation of Kenya Employers’ 3rd Annual Employer of the Year Awards.

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Safaricom named 2019 Employer of the Year

Ecobank Group, the pan-African bank, is delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs. Aissatou Djiba Diallo, formerly of Microsoft, as its new Senior Fintech Advisor to strategically raise Ecobank’s support for the fintech sector.

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Ecobank Transnational Incorporated Announces Appointment Of New Senior Fintech Advisor

UN-backed report on global broadband access underscores urgent need to find new ways to reach the half of the world still unconnected.

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Global internet growth stalls and focus shifts to ‘meaningful universal connectivity’

Most Fintech companies do not have proper defences in place to protect their services and their users against a data breach and the unregulated market doesn’t make it easier to secure the environment.

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Growth in Fintech drives growth in cyberattacks

Bethwel Opil, enterprise sales manager at Kaspersky in Africa
Bethwel Opil, enterprise sales manager at Kaspersky in Africa</span>Africa’s fintech ecosystem has surged 60% in the last two years. In addition, $132.8m was raised in 2018, making it the sector’s best year so far, and proving the sector’s readiness given the high mobile phone penetration levels and the boom in mobile financial services and payment technologies.
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Fintechs more vulnerable to cyberattacks

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Lengai101 via via [[wikimedia.org Wikimedia Commons]]</span>ShotSpotter has deployed its technology in the Kruger National Park to help combat rhino poaching. “ShotSpotter changes the game by giving our rangers the exact location of the shot within seconds,” said Glenn Phillips, managing executive of Kruger National Park. “The resulting speed and accuracy of the response not only increases our chances of making contact and effecting an arrest, but over time we hope will send a powerful message to poachers to stay away.”
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ShotSpotter technology helps Kruger National Park fight rhino poaching

Workforce transformation affects all aspects of business and companies must plan for the impact it is having and will continue to have on operations. Nicol Myburgh, Head of the HR Business Unit at CRS Technologies, says the evolving business landscape means companies must start thinking now about the skills they need for the future.

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Embracing workforce transformation in a digital world