Cloud Computing

Insurers must adopt technology to steer expansion drive

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE continent’s market leader in enterprise application software has advised local insurers to embrace modern technology to enhance their expansion into Africa. South African companies, hungry for success amid the economic slowdown, are casting their eyes on opportunities in other African markets. Neo Mathe, SAP Africa’s Value Engineer (Insurance), said in the highly competitive and disruptive ...

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Global partnership aims to empower refugees

From TINTSWALO BALOYI in Johannesburg, South Africa JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SAP, the market leader in enterprise application software, has joined forces with Imagine Dragons, a popular American music group, to raise funds for the assistance of refugees worldwide. Through imitative titled One4 Project, people are encouraged to download the Imagine Dragons’ newly released song “I Was Me,” now available exclusively on iTunes globally. Funds ...

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SAP Skills for Africa launches in SA

SAP Africa Chairman Pfungwa Serima

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SAP Africa has launched its Skills for Africa programme in South Africa. Some 75 talented young South Africans from across the country constitute the first South African SAP Skills for Africa class. They come from a list of 1 000 applicants that were subjected to rigorous testing and interviewing procedures that resulted in a shortlist of ...

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Barloworld in historic SAP cloud adoption


JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – BARLOWORLD Equipment has become the first business in Africa to transform its business using the SAP Cloud4Customer cloud solution. This follows the need to transform its business operations to maintain its competitive position. Barloworld Equipment teamed up with Britehouse, an SAP partner that recommended a hosted CRM solution, SAP Cloud4Customer, which pools company data and delivers business intelligence functions. This would ...

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SA extends cloud offering to SMEs

SAP Africa Director of General Business and Partner, picture by Gift Ndolwane, CAJ News Africa

by GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNEBSURG – SMALL and medium-based firms in the continent have received a major boost after SAP, the market leader in enterprise software, extended its cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) and business management software offering to the sector. The offering, SAP Business ByDesign, has been announced at partner event in Johannesburg. It provides mid-sized businesses with sophisticated software to boost profitability and efficiency ...

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ICT steers Rwanda to knowledge-based economy

Rwanda 4G LTE launch

by PHYLLIS BIRORI THE Rwanda Information and Communications Ministry is upbeat the growth of the sector would transform the country into a knowledge-based economy. Such projections are buoyed the government’s investment, which is at par with advanced economies, in the sector. “Information and Communication Technology is a central engine to driving Rwanda’s transformation to a knowledge based economy, a fact ...

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Historic Africa Code Week launched


CAPE TOWN – MORE than 20 000 children and young adults across the African continent are set to participate at the inaugural Africa Code Week that is scheduled to go live in October. SAP Africa, the mobile enterprise software firm, has announced the launch of the scheme that will entail the participation of youngsters from South Africa, Angola, Cameroon, Egypt, ...

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EXCLUSIVE: Rwanda’s first ICT publication takes off

His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda

by PHYLLIS BIRORI RWANDA’S first Information Communication Technology (ICT) online news publication has taken off. ItNewsRwanda, the new online publication is set to be officially launched in July, with the country’s President, His Excellence Paul Kagame, and Minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana, expected to commission it. An official from ItNews Rwanda, said preparations are at an advanced ...

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SAP begins preparations for Africa Code Week

Africa Code Week

JOHANNESBURG – SYSTEMS Applications Products (SAP) Africa, the software firm, has commenced preparations for the inaugural Africa Code Week scheduled for October. Ahead of the event, the company brought together South African legends and celebrities to participate in the Celebrity Charity Software Coding Challenge held in Johannesburg. The personalities were drawn from beauty and fashion, sports, music, travel and tourism, ...

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RwandAir to roll out historic loyalty programme


by PHYLLIS BIRORI RWANDA Air is set to roll-out what is envisaged as Africa’s first payment technology for its clients. The offering is in partnership with Ecobank. Officials said the programme was aimed at making life better for the airline’s travellers across the continent and internationally. The new offering, dubbed RwandAirDreamMiles, will roll-out first in the country in July before ...

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