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BREAKING NEWS: Kandaswami appointed SAP South Africa MD

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SYSTEMS Applications Products (SAP) Africa has announced the appointment of Lawrence Kandaswami as Managing Director of its South African business. He moves up from his position as Head of SAP South Africa’s Public Sector organisation. Kandaswami will be responsible for executing SAP’s South Africa strategy with his proven track record of leadership and business acumen expected ...

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Gamers at mercy as cybercriminals lurk

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – GAMING enthusiasts in the continent are at risk as cybercriminals make the most of the popularity of the games market to wreck havoc. Criminals, infamously known as Steam Stealers, use popular games to create fake tools and phishing websites in order to entice victims to download seemingly innocuous files. While Russia is the most affected by the scourge, Algeria has ...

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Adapt to digital economy or perish, firms warned

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News)  – EMBRACE digital transformation now or cease to be relevant in business. This is the warning a technology expert has issued to the private and public sector businesses amid the revelation of the digital economy. “Both private and public sectors must immediately change the way they do business, and start thinking differently if they are to survive ...

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Uber expansion eases congestion in Mombasa

NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – UBER, the multinational online transportation network, has launched in Mombasa, Kenya to bring its growing global network to 399 cities. With the launch of Uber, Mombasa joins the list of smart transportation hubs in Africa. The company expressed excitement to exoand to the coastal city. “We’re really excited to be launching Uber in Mombasa. Giving locals and visitors in Mombasa ...

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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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Technology solves African waste disposal problems

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A PARTNERSHIP between a global software firm and a waste management company is helping address the problems around waste disposal in African cities. Systems Applications Products (SAP), the market leader in enterprise application software, has partnered with waste management expert PROLOGA, to address such challenges. The partnership, which follows the realization growing urban populations are placing ...

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M-PESA offering boosts financial inclusion

NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – CUSTOMERS using the innovative mobile-phone based, miro credit and savings product, KCB M-PESA, have transacted over Sh7,8  billion (US$76,8 million) in loans a year since launch, thus significantly deepening financial inclusion in Kenya. The joint initiative between Safaricom and KCB Group has recruited over 5,2 million customers in the period, with an average Sh660 million loans disbursed through the service ...

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Digital revolution revives Africa’s insurance industry

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – TECHNOLOGY is changing the face of the insurance industry in Africa as companies in the sector embrace latest solutions in their expansion into the continent. This is the prevailing sentiment among experts from a leading global multinational software corporation. “Insurers need to know their customers’ current needs to effectively predict their future demands, and while doing so, find new servicing opportunities,” ...

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MTN marks Women’s Day in Rwanda

 PHYLLIS BIRORI KIGALI, (CAJ News) – MTN Rwanda has commended the efforts of all female employees and women in Rwanda who continue to work hard to bring economic, political and social achievements to the forefront in the country. The mobile operator said these helped drive the country’s development. In recognition of Rwandan Women, MTN on Tuesday held a special Women’s Day discussion under ...

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Organisations transformed into digital enterprises

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A global initiative has been launched to enable executives and professionals to transform their organisations into digital enterprises. The scheme, SAP Education Network for Digital Transformation, is the brainchild, of SAP, the Germany-headquartered market leader in enterprise application software. “SAP Education Network for Digital Transformation enables business leaders, IT executives, IT experts and end users in the SAP ...

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