Africa

EXCLUSIVE: Africa must brace for takeover by machines

from SAVIOUS KWINIKA, recently in Orlando, Florida, USA ORLANDO – AFRICAN governments, besieged by spiraling protests over inept service delivery, have been urged to embrace technology to improve governance systems and ensure the burgeoning youth population has the requisite skills to compete in an increasingly digital world. Analysts meeting at a key summit in the United States of America, said in ...

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EOH first adopter of SAP HANA Cloud suite

JOHANNESBURG – EOH, the information technology service management company, has become the first African firm to adopt of SAP S/4 HANA Cloud, the next-generation cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite. The SAP Gold Partner and the largest implementer of enterprise application solutions on the continent, it will drive adoption of the new solution among the EOH customer base, enabling them to ...

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SAP completes expansion to Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN – THE market leader in enterprise management software, Systems Applications Products (SAP), has strengthened its position in West Africa with the expansion to Ivory Coast. An office has been opened in the commercial capital Abidjan. SAP Sub-Saharan Africa Director, Jean Alain-Konan, said SAP aimed to empower people at the heart of business operations with technological solutions for trade. “We ...

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Hisense new FIFA World Cup sponsor

JOHANNESBURG – HISENSE has announced its official sponsorship of the 2017 Confederations Cup 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. As an official sponsor, Hisense will engage in an array of global marketing and advertising activities for both the and 2018 FIFA World Cup, reaching more than 200 territories in the process and greatly enhancing international exposure for the brand. President of the ...

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Econet Media partners MTN Ghana on video content streaming

ACCRA – MTN Ghana has partnered with Econet Media’s Kwese TV to deliver video content to Ghanaian consumers. The latter is Africa’s newest multi-platform Pay TV network. Leveraging MTN’s superfast 4G LTE network, subscribers will be able to experience Kwesé TV’s premium entertainment and sports content seamlessly on their mobile devices. MTN Ghana subscribers will be able to stream Kwesé TV ...

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Embrace technology or collapse, SAP tells Kenya firms

NAIROBI – AFRICAN companies, particularly those in Kenya, have been urged to embrace the digital revolution to enhance their growth and avoid losing relevance in the increasingly competitive environment. Systems, Applications and Products (SAP) officials warned by failing to adopt appropriate technologies, companies risked being pushed out of the global value chain, with undesirable consequences. Simon Carpenter, Chief Technology Advisor for ...

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dotAfrica kicks off in earnest

JOHANNESBURG – TRADEMARK owners can now secure dotAfrica domain names matching their registered trademarks before the new dotAfrica (“.africa”) generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) is launched to the public in July. The dotAfrica Sunrise Period, which opened today (Tuesday) will run for the next 60 days and will see the securing of valuable brand names in the form of registered trademarks ...

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Huawei upbeat towards Africa IoT rollout

JOHANNESBURG – GLOBAL information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, Huawei, anticipates its Internet of Things (IoT) services will transform lives of millions in the continent. Executives are hopeful of breakthroughs as the company works closely with operators to bring such solutions to Africa, with preparations of deployment to South Africa at an advanced stage. “This year Huawei has made a ...

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Not-to-be-missed Saphila returns to Sun City

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – HUNDREDS of partners of German multinational software corporation,SAP, will converge in Sun City, South Africa in June for Saphila, the African SAP User Group (AFSUG) has announced. Touted as “ICT’s don’t-miss conference of 2017”, Saphila 2017 creates a platform for SAP users to connect, create and collaborate, through sharing knowledge about innovation, implementation ...

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Huawei rolls out experience stores in SA

by MTHULISI SIBANDA CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – HUAWEI Consumer Business Group (CBG) will open further experience stores in the major cities of South Africa in the coming weeks. Such a facility has been opened in Johannesburg at the Mall of Africa. Further stores are in the pipeline in Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria. The experience stores will be open ...

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