Africa urged to embrace ICTs to curb violence


by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AFRICAN governments have been urged to make the most of modern information and communications technology to fight rampant violence. Michael Pittelkow, General Manager Public Services, SAP Africa, regards fighting this scourge more effective on less cost as one of the main challenges for the continent. “Technology can enable governments to respond quicker and more effectively ...

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Technology experts grace ITA 2015 summit

ITA President, Mr. Sunil Geness

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE most influential leaders in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Africa will this week meet in South Africa for the third edition of the Information Technology Association (ITA) Summit. This year’s summit, beginning on Tuesday, will tackle critical issues like access to the internet, cybersecurity and internet governance, with the theme being “ICT: Lighting ...

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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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SAP Cape Town facility bridges youth digital divide


JOHANNESBURG – GLOBAL software giant, SAP has inaugurated its auditorium at the Cape Town Science Centre in yet another move aimed at addressing the scarcity of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills among local youth. Robert Enslin, President of Global Customer Operations and Executive Board member of SAP, has launched the facility, joined by the Minister of Science and Technology, ...

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Government endorses Rwanda Investment Forum


by PHYLLIS BIRORI THE Rwandan government is committed to attracting investors and keen to create an environment that is conducive to stimulating new infrastructure projects in the country, an investment expert has said. Emmanuelle Nicholls, Event Director of the upcoming iPAD Rwanda Power & Infrastructure Investment Forum, scheduled for Kigali in November, made the sentiments ahead of the event. “The ...

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BREAKING: SAP Africa announces major executive changes

Pfungwa Serima, new Chairman for SAP Africa

JOHANNESBURG – SAP Africa has announced that current Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Pfungwa Serima, has been promoted to the role Chairman of the company. As a result of this development, current SAP Southern Africa Managing Director, Brett Parker has been appointed as Managing Director for SAP Africa. Both appointments are with immediate effect. Serima’s new role will see him take ...

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EXCLUSIVE: Rwanda lead way in digital broadcasting transition


PHYLLIS BIRORI Staff Reporter RWANDA said it was ahead of Wednesday deadline set by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to switch over from analogue transition to digital broadcasting. Reacting to questions from ItNews Rwanda, Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency (RURA) Head of Communication and Media Regulation, Jean Baptiste Mutabazi, said all was in place to resume digital broadcasting, “….already completed switchover,” ...

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Telco sees positive response from government, business


LAGOS – GLOBACOM, the mobile network operator, reported a positive response to its services from government and corporate organisations following its network upgrade. The company embarked on a massive network upgrade in 2014 to enhance service delivery. Head of Corporate Sales of Globacom, Kamaldeen Shonibare, said the exercise had given it the edge over other operators. Among sectors that have “pitched their tent” with Glo ...

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Envoy donates biometric machine to police

Finger print

LAGOS – POLICE have welcomed the donation of a data-capturing machine by Nigerian Ambassador to Spain, Bianca Odimegwu Ojukwu. The donation has been described as a milestone by the current management of the Nigeria Police, under the leadership of Inspector General Solomon Arase, in its quest to reposition the Police for optimal service delivery. Arase, maintained that the donation of ...

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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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