Rwanda to host continental #innovationsummit

An instructor shows students how to go about their exercise during the launch of the inaugural Robotics Camp Rwanda in Kigali. Photo by Sam Ngendahimana.

Rwanda will host this year’s edition of the ‘Innovation Prize for Africa’, an annual Pan-African event. According to the event’s organisers, this will be the 7th edition of the prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) and will be aimed at showcasing African ingenuity as well as recognising and connecting African innovators and entrepreneurs. In a press statement, organisers indicated that ...

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Historic AfricaCom 2017 resumes in South Africa

CAPE TOWN – MORE than 11 000 delegates and 400 exhibitors have converged in Cape Town, South Africa for AfricaCom, the annual premier Pan-African technology, telecoms and media event. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the event endorsed by governments promises to showcase cutting-edge information and communications technology innovations and host high level discussions on speeding Africa’s digital revolution. The ...

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AfricaCom20: Sigital disruption equals digital democracy

CAPE TOWN – ACKNOWLEDGING the role financial technology is playing in redefining financial boundaries and opportunity, AfricaCom 2017 has added a specific track focusing on Africa’s financial digital fluency. A host of talks, presentations, case studies and prospects around fintech and e-commerce will debut at the event scheduled for November 7-9 in Cape Town. Tom Cuthell, Portfolio Director of AfricaCom organiser ...

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Cyber criminals wrecking more havoc across globe

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JOHANNESBURG – BANKS, telecommunication companies and government organisations in Africa and around the globe are at the mercy of cyber criminals that have breached 40 countries using hidden malware. The infamous GCMAN and Carbanak groups are the primary suspects. Kaspersky Lab, the global cybersecurity company, said its experts had discovered a series of “invisible” targeted attacks that use only legitimate ...

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Careless staff expose firms to cyber criminals

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JOHANNESBURG – UNINFORMED and careless workers’ inappropriate use of information technologies are putting small South African companies’ cyber protection in jeopardy. This according to a global security company, Kapersky Lab, which concludes small companies of up to 50 employees are significantly less concerned about employee activities leading to cyber-security breaches than larger corporations. Only 36 percent of small businesses worry ...

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Summit explores investment in Africa data centres

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – INVESTORS in the information and technology sector will meet in Monaco later this year to explore the next phase of  data centre and cloud development across Africa. They will gather under the auspices of the Invest in Data Centre Africa to discuss current and future investment in Africa data centers, connectivity  via subsea cables and dark fiber, energy ...

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Kenya firms reminded about IT security

NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – KENYAN companies have been urged to boost their security in the face of rising . The call came during a recent event Fortinet, a global leader and innovator in network security, and South Africa’s leading value-added distributor, Networks Unlimited, held to speak to Kenyan-based companies about the security challenges and concerns IT is currently facing. “Taking ...

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EXCLUSIVE (INNOVATION): Technology solutions key to averting disaster in continent

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THERE has been a positive response form African municipal authorities to technological innovations that are aimed at resolving prevalent challenges as disaster management, crime, safety and security. Among the firms steering the adoption of such innovations is the German-headquartered Systems Applications Products (SAP), one of the most prominent companies in the European country and a global ...

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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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SAP enhances public services, healthcare digitisation

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SAP Africa, the software corporation, has reaffirmed its commitment to steer the digitisation of the public services and health sectors in the continent. The company, an entity of the German multinational software corporation, made the commitment at the Africa Public Services and Healthcare Summit, held in Johannesburg. Key partners and customers of the company were in ...

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