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At the beginning of March, few anticipated the significant impact the COVID-19 pandemic would have on the lives of all South Africans. As the gradual easing of the strict lockdown conditions continues, thoughts turn to how companies will begin their recovery. Ian McAlister, GM of CRS Technologies, looks at what to expect. From Friday 1 […]
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The global COVID-19 pandemic has made its presence felt in South African retail and consumer-focused businesses, especially in tourism and hospitality, but the full impact on earnings, cash flow, and employment will last far longer than a three-week lockdown. With the 21-day nationwide lockdown in place, the full effects will now ripple through all sectors […]
By Ian Jansen van Rensburg, lead technologist at VMware Sub Sharan Africa
More than 40% of organisations will be deploying artificial intelligence (AI) solutions by the end of this year. This does not come without its challenges as the complexities involved in moving from a pilot phase to enterprise-wide adoption are significant. Fundamental to this is ensuring the corporate network can effectively handle the growth required for such innovations.
As the global coronavirus pandemic rises, chief sales officers (CSOs) and senior sales leaders must prepare their organisations to manage risk and take fast action, according to Gartner, Inc.
Service Provider Reduces Backup Times, Resource Usage, Boosting Customer Service
The global onset of the COVID-19 virus will have a drastic impact on the way organisations interact with their staff, businesses, suppliers and customers.
The digital content distribution company, Publiseer, has been selected as one of the 10 socially driven businesses of the Migration Entrepreneurship Prize by the Human Security Division of the Swiss FDFA, to join the Seedstars Investment Readiness Program (IRP).
MTN Group today announced an encouraging set of results for the year ended 31 December 2019 and that group president and CEO Rob Shuter would be stepping down from his role at the end of his contract in March 2021.
As the coronavirus continues to spread around the world, the economic symptoms are emerging. More than a dozen global firms have announced they will miss their financial goals for the upcoming quarter due to the combined impact of supply chain disruptions and dampened customer demand.
MTN Group has signed the United Nations Women Empowerment Principles, pledging its commitment to the advancement of Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, at MTN’s International Women’s Day event.
Microsoft, through its Microsoft for Startups initiative, has announced the launch of its Global Social Entrepreneurship programme.
Actis, has acquired a majority stake in Rack Centre, Nigeria’s leading provider of data centre co-location and cloud services.
Promotes Senior Director to Manage Growing Team and Provide Strategic Support Across Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Major Pan-African telecommunications service provider, SEACOM, and Tata Communications, a leading global digital infrastructure provider, have joined forces to offer high-speed, reliable pathways between Africa, Europe and Asia to meet the growing demand for connectivity linking these regions.
One company that stands out in complementing the efforts of the government in facilitating the growth of the MSMEs in the country is Jumia Nigeria, the leading pan-African e-commerce platform.
Kenya’s telco giant Safaricom has joined the Valuable 500, a movement that brings together CEOs responsible for huge organisations to put disability inclusion on the global business leadership agenda.
VMware, a leading innovator in enterprise software, has announced that Sylvain Cazard has been appointed as vice president, Central EMEA, VMware, successor of Luigi Freguia.
Understanding local needs and preferences that drive mass adoption of products and becoming aware of not only local product preferences but also local buying behaviours in order to maximise on first-mover advantages in a growing consumer market such as Africa could be the key to an effective market penetration strategy for companies developing blockchain-based products.
Too many businesses set their aims too low when it comes to digital ambition, says Gartner.
Zamtel has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Zambia Railways (ZRL) to provide ZRL with Integrated Communication Solutions including voice and data.
The Innovative Technology Hub is a Space to Test and Showcase New Gaming and Hospitality Concepts.
Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced it has been named among the 2020 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® by Great Place to WorkⓇ and Fortune.
Trend Micro Incorporated has announced that it is launching a newly expanded and enhanced channel partner program in Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa (AMEA).
Every year, the prize celebrates 20 African entrepreneurs, aged 22 years and younger, each of whom have a chance to win a shared prize of US$100,000.
Uber has launched a high-impact learning programme to help women drivers and those in their communities to develop the skills needed to thrive as independent entrepreneurs and make the most of earning opportunities.
Blockchain technology holds the key to building an inclusive global digital economy and plays a critical role in strengthening economic resilience while ensuring the global economy works to the benefit of all.
Absa, the new name for Barclays Bank of Botswana, has combined both its name change and the introduction of an innovative vertical card to make a grand entry into the local banking scene.
360 financial solution platform Eyowo Integrated Payment Limited has launched the Boost Your Business with Eyowo retail/business workshop series in Lagos.
Global peer-to-peer (P2P) Bitcoin marketplace Paxful believes that the world has much to learn from Africa about the future of the crypto-economy and that 2020 will be a landmark year for the African crypto and blockchain industry.
A high rate of unemployment coupled with recent developments in South Africa, which is the region’s most industrialized economy, is reflective of a fragile economy as companies struggle to stay afloat. The situation is further compounded by the fact that 35 percent of all jobs in South Africa – almost 5.7 million – are at risk of total digital automation within the next few years.
Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced that it has appointed Axiz, one of South Africa’s leading distributors, an official distributor in the Sub-Saharan Africa region.
uKheshe, South Africa’s most convenient QR payment card and micro transaction platform, has been selected to participate in the prestigious CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa 2020 programme in Luxembourg.