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Digital disruption driving force behind 4th industrial revolution

from SAVIOUS KWINIKA in Sun City, South Africa SUN CITY – THE meteoric rise in connectivity, spearheaded by the internet of things (IoT) and digitisation, is set to revolutionise the face of manufacturing, energy, transportation, agriculture and healthcare, among crucial sectors in the next decade. This has been the prevailing theme at the Saphila 2017, this year’s edition of the ...

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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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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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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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Modified Skills for Africa returns to Francophone region

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE second Francophone Africa leg of the internationally-recognised skills development and job creation initiative by global enterprise application software firm, SAP, has started in Morocco. Kicking off with the student orientation in the central Ben Guerir, it emphasises a strong case for case for diversity as female participation strongly increases. To drive SAP Africa’s vision for ...

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HP maintains lead but PC market weakens

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JOHANNESBURG – THE Middle East and Africa (MEA) personal computer (PC) market experienced a mild decline of 1,8 percent year-on-year (y-o-y) in the last quarter of 2016 to total 3,2 million units. This is according to global technology research and consulting firm International Data Corporation (IDC), which attributed the decline to the desktop segment, as weak commercial demand saw shipments fall ...

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Digital disruptors dislodge ageing business models

Chief Technology Advisor for SAP Africa, Simon Carpenter

by GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AIRBNB, Alibaba and Uber have been cited as confirmation digital disruptors are designing a new world that leverages technologies to change their respective industries. Digital trends expert, Simon Carpenter, the Chief Technology Advisor at SAP, said the emergence of these companies had left traditional linear business models under threat. He cited multibillion startups ...

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