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Econet Media partners MTN Ghana on video content streaming

ACCRA – MTN Ghana has partnered with Econet Media’s Kwese TV to deliver video content to Ghanaian consumers. The latter is Africa’s newest multi-platform Pay TV network. Leveraging MTN’s superfast 4G LTE network, subscribers will be able to experience Kwesé TV’s premium entertainment and sports content seamlessly on their mobile devices. MTN Ghana subscribers will be able to stream Kwesé TV ...

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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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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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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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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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Samsung unveils new innovations at Cape Town forum

Samsung technology

from MTHULISI SIBANDA in Cape Town CAPE TOWN – THE Samsung Africa Forum began in Cape Town on Wednesday with the Korean electronics firm reiterating its commitment to the continent. The eighth edition of the summit creates a platform for the firm to demonstrate its smart technology products and designs for the year- a major highlight thus far being the ...

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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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Huawei grows market share with milestone P9

Huawei P9

JOHANNESBURG – HUAWEI, the Chinese smartphone maker, has over the past year shipped over 45 000 units of its milestone-making P9 and P9 Plus flagship smartphones to South Africa, where it is consistently growing its value share. A total of 1,2 million smartphones from the firm have been shipped to the country. Officials confirmed as of November 2016, Huawei has ...

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Careless staff expose firms to cyber criminals

cyber criminal

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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