Year 2 | Edition 33 | 11 March 2019
 
Microsoft launch gaming and software skills training centre in Nairobi
The Africa Digital Media Institute (ADMI) has collaborated with Microsoft's 4Afrika Initiative, to open an AppFactory at ADMI's central Nairobi campus, establishing an apprenticeship platform to address the skills shortage in the East African software, games and mobile application market...

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[Column] Jane Thomson: Five key inclusions to consider when building an IT strategy

Every year, experts from vertical industries, consulting firms and technology providers share their forecasts of the top topics that will be making headlines and drive IT sales. The lists profile innovative solutions that are creating buzz and gaining sales momentum.

This grocery list-approach to IT investments underscores one of the faults in today’s adoption trends: where’s the strategy...

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Helios announces plans to build 1000 Towers in South Africa
elios Towers Plc has announced plans to build 1,000 telecommunication towers in South Africa in the next three years as it tries to capitalize on rapid growth in mobile services and shape up for an initial public offering.

The company operates cellphone towers in countries including Ghana, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo...

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[Interview] Steve Burke, CEO, DigiBlu, South Africa
Steve Burke is a former British paratrooper and management consultant, currently CEO of DigiBlu, a company that uses Intelligent Automation to create and operate Digital Workforces over the cloud.

Please introduce your company?

DigiBlu wholly specialises in implementing and operating digital workforces, at scale, using Intelligent Automation software (Robotic Process Automation (RPA) + Artifical Intelligence (AI). We implement and operate Digital Workforces both on-premise and over the cloud from our Robotic Operations Centre in Cape Town...

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News Headlines

[Column] Hannes Venter: African utilities need to transform services to meet demands of experience economy 17-05-2019 | 13:10:00
Make no mistake: energy utilities are not immune to the powerful forces of disruption upending other industries.


Coca-Cola Beverages Africa selects Demand Driven Technologies to improve supply chain planning and execution 17-05-2019 | 11:21:29
Demand Driven Technologies has signed an enterprise software agreement with Coca-Cola Beverages Africa to deploy Replenishment+® supply chain technology to 26 manufacturing facilities.


Safaricom and UNICEF launch internet of things to promote healthier living in Kenya 17-05-2019 | 09:08:00
UNICEF and Safaricom have launched the Internet of Good Things in Kenya – a set of information and resources which promotes living better and healthier.


Agri SA and Aerobotics partner to offer free service for South African farmers 17-05-2019 | 09:03:00
Agri SA and Aerobotics have announced a partnership to provide South African farmers with access to free satellite farming data and the latest Aeroview In-Field Scouting Application.


Africa50 launches Innovation Challenge to help increase access to internet in Africa 17-05-2019 | 06:23:00
Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform, has launched the first edition of its Innovation Challenge at the 2019 Transform Africa Summit holding in Kigali.


Competition Commission South Africa blocks Naspers acquisition of WeBuyCars 17-05-2019 | 06:20:00
The Competition Commission South Africa has recommended to Competition Tribunal that the proposed acquisition of WeBuyCars Ltd by MIH eCommerce Holdings Ltd, an entity of the Naspers Group, be prohibited.


Liquid Telecom launches Azure Stack, Microsoft's cloud service in East Africa 16-05-2019 | 16:03:23
Liquid Telecom Kenya has launched a Microsoft Cloud service in East Africa that offers a step-change in cybersecurity for the region’s most sensitive databases.


[South Africa] Cool Ideas and Angola Cables sign agreement with Angola Cables to advance content partnerships in the US and Latin American markets 16-05-2019 | 15:53:00
South African based ISP, Cool Ideas has signed an agreement with Angola Cables to take up colocation services in their advanced and newly inaugurated data centre in Fortaleza, Brazil.


Vodacom partners with BlackFog to provide cybersecurity solutions to its customers 16-05-2019 | 09:00:00
Vodacom Business has entered into a new partnership with BlackFog to provide cybersecurity and privacy solutions to it’s more than 43 million customers.


[Interview] Esther Asante, CEO, Organic Trade & Investments, Ghana 16-05-2019 | 07:36:00
Esther Asante is the founder and CEO of Organic Trade & Investments, a Ghana based online retail store selling organically produced commodities.


Blockchain Association of Africa partners With Afriplains Digital Tanzania and Blockchain Worx Singapore to grow reach 16-05-2019 | 07:27:00
Blockchain Association of Africa has partnered with Afriplains Digital, Tanzania & Blockchain Worx, Singapore (BCW) to leverage synergies.


[South Africa] Naspers agrees the sale of Buscapé to Zoom 16-05-2019 | 06:53:00
Naspers, a South African broad-based multinational, has agreed the sale of Buscapé, one of the leading online comparison shopping sites in Brazil, to Zoom.


[Column] Anton Jacobsz: The always-on economy gives cloud data management trends a seat at the boardroom table 16-05-2019 | 05:56:30
With regards to both data centre and cloud offerings, data management provides an important tool to facilitate an infrastructure that needs to operate in a round-the-clock application availability


President Uhuru Kenyatta launches Kenya's Digital Economy Blueprint 16-05-2019 | 05:50:00
Kenya’s president, President Uhuru Kenyatta has unveiled a Digital Economy blueprint, in Kigali Rwanda, at the ongoing Transform Africa Summit.


[Column] Iniel Dreyer: Data Management as a Service is a solution for the mining digital revolution 16-05-2019 | 05:37:00
Mining has always been an intensive industry, from the perspective of resources, time, labour and people safety.


 


 
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