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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Internet of things shakes African oil & gas sector

Oil exploration using technology

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG – A technology expert has encouraged oil and gas companies in the continent to make the most of the proliferation of software to overcome the upheavals afflicting the sector. Falling crude oil prices have put immense strain on the entire oil value chain, while the increasing availability and affordability of renewable energy sources means oil and gas ...

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Youth graduate in SAP digital skills empowerment programme

Elsie Pule, HR Group Executive at Eskom .Photo by Gift Ndolwane, CAJ News

JOHANNESBURG – MORE than 100 South African youths have graduated as SAP associate consultants, which guarantees them jobs in ecosystem through SAP’s globally-recognised Skills for Africa initiative. The graduates have been capped at an event held in Johannesburg on Monday where executives from SAP, the multinational software corporation, partners and clients converged. The graduation of the 101 youths follows the ...

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BlackBerry accelerates software strategy

BlackBerry Android handsets

JOHANNESBURG – BLACKBERRY, the global software leader, has disclosed its next major agreement to license software and services for the production of secure BlackBerry Android handsets in more global markets. The exclusive, long-term licensing agreement with leading Indian telecom enterprise, Optiemus Infracom, follows the recent global licensing agreement with TCL Communication and PT BlackBerry Merah Putih in Indonesia. With this ...

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Award winning solution halts cervical cancer in Africa

Cancer screening

JOHANNESBURG – A global award-winning cloud-based solution is improving the quality of life among women in Africa and shielding them from the deadly cervical cancer. Hailed as the first of its kind, the Emerging Technologies in Cervical Cancer Screening (ETiCCS) is a brainchild of SAP’s Design and Co-Innovation Centre and Heidelberg University Hospital in Germany. In line with the United ...

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Save your company from Corporate Cholesterol

SAP Managing Director for Africa, Brett Parker

by BRETT PARKER, SAP Africa MD JOHANNESBURG – If you frequent the conferences and launches held by technology companies, you would surely have come across statements similar to the following: “Up to forty percent of today’s Fortune 500 companies will not be around in a decade’s time. They will have disappeared into mergers, acquisitions or extinction.” This is not a ...

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Skills for Africa receives SAP global accolade

SAP Global CEO Bill McDermott

JOHANNESBURG – SKILLS for Africa, the initiative by SAP Africa, has received the prestigious Hasso Plattner Founders’ Award, the highest employee recognition at SAP. Philanthropist and businessman Plattner is co-founder of the German-headquartered company. SAP Chief Executive Officer, Bill McDermott, awards the accolade yearly to an individual or a team from around the globe. SAP Africa Skills for Africa affords ...

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Adapt or die, non-compliant firms warned

JOHANNESBURG , ( CAJ News)  , LOCAL businesses must keep up with change or else they are doomed to fail. This is the warning of an expert amid the unprecedented ever-quickening cycle of change. “Change today is faster, more erratic, more elemental than ever before. A collision of technological, competitive and cultural pressures is forming a vortex of what we ...

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SAP assures continent on security around cloud

By SAVIOUS KWINIKA in Florida, USA FLORIDA, (CAJ News) – THE world’s foremost software corporation has urged the African continent to overcome security concerns and make the most of the security, flexibility and efficiency of its cloud solution to enhance their operations. Officials from SAP, the Germany-headquartered firm that is the industry leader, advocated for the embracement of such technology, ...

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Collaboration set to enhance global digital transformation

From  SAVIOUS KWINIKA in Orlando, Florida, US ORLANDO, FLORIDA (CAJ News) – SAP has announced a collaboration to help business leaders run live in the digital era. The enterprise application software firm announced the LeadershipGarage research program and the Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG) are collaborating with SAP Education Network for Digital Transformation. SAP Education Network for Digital Transformation is an initiative to ...

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