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Smith appointed first female SAP Africa MD

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA  JOHANNESBURG – SYSTEMS Applications Products (SAP) Africa has announced the appointment of Cathy Smith as Managing Director, becoming the first female leader of the software company. The appointment is with immediate effect. Smith takes over from Claas Kuehnemann, who now assumes a new leadership position with SAP in Switzerland, but will continue to be a non-executive director on the SAP ...

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MTN multi-million-dollar spend on ICT upgrades

JOHANNESBURG – MTN Group, the continent’s biggest mobile operator by subscriber base, has invested over R31,4 million (US$2,6 million) in rolling out network and information technology (ICT) across its markets over the past year. Some 8 583 3G sites and 8 611 4G sites were rolled out. “This investment has resulted in a marked improvement in network quality and capacity ...

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Digitalisation is reshaping telcos’ operations

By AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – TELECOMMUNICATIONS providers must reinvent and provide unmatched experience to customers through digital and innovative products lest they struggle in an increasingly digitalised industry. This is according to a recently released study by advisory firm, Analysys Mason, and Huawei. Entitled, “Digitalisation Reshaping Operations: a new Digital Operational Model for the Future,” it has illustrated how digitalisation ...

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The COO dilemma: digitising the supply chain in an exponential world

by MEHMOOD KHAN, Chief Operating Officer at SAP Africa JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 30th January 2018, –/African Press Association (APA) / – CHIEF operating officers (COOs) and supply chain management are feeling the brunt of a accelerating business environment further complicated by increasing customer demands for efficiency, personalisation, and convenience. Slow manual processes based on inconsistent information across functional areas ...

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Introducing the SAP Leonardo Digital Innovation System

by SIMON CARPENTER, Chief Technology Adviser at SAP Africa JOHANNESBURG – “TALENT hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.” – Arthur Schopenhauer. 1788 – 1860 THROUGHOUT human history, genius has always risen above the herd to change the way we see things and how we live in the world; Plato, Newton, Einstein, ...

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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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Apologetic SAP confirms misconduct in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG – SYSTEMS Applications Products (SAP) has offered an apology and opened formal disciplinary proceedings after a probe found indications of misconduct in the management of Gupta-related third parties in South Africa. The proceedings have been opened despite the company disclosing to date, the investigation had not revealed any evidence of a payment to a South African government official, including Transnet ...

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MTN Rwanda redefines mobile internet

by PHYLLIS BIRORI KIGALI – MTN Rwanda has announced the introduction of Internet Irekure, a tailored internet prepaid pack. The mobile network provider said the move redefines mobile internet. The Irekure concept for voice calls which was launched in June was introduced to give customers a balance of choice, affordability and flexibility when calling on the MTN network. The offer ...

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Nigeria massively supports Africa Code Week

ABUJA -NIGERIA, Africa’s most populous country and biggest economy, has endorsed an award-winning digital literacy initiative aimed at bridging the digital and gender skills gap in the continent. Through the scheme called Africa Code Week (ACW), an initiative of SAP, Africa’s young generation is empowered with the coding skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. In north central Nigeria, over 450 teachers ...

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Red Hat delivers platform for SAP environments

JOHANNESBURG – RED Hat, the provider of open source solutions,has launched an optimised Linux operating system to enhances value and support for heterogeneous SAP software environments. The launch of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions provides a smoother path for organizations seeking to integrate or merge their SAP software environments thus offering a single, proven and standardized platform for ...

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