Year 2 | Edition 35 | 14 March 2019
 
SAP, Google Cloud launch Global Sustainability Contest for social entrepreneurs

SAP and Google Cloud have launched a Global Sustainability Contest for Social Entrepreneurs looking for revenue-generating ideas that use data analytics and machine learning to power circular economy businesses.

According to the Global Footprint Network, the global demand for resources was 1.7 times more than what the Earth could support in 2018; by 2030, we may need two Earths to sustain our way of life...

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[Column] Henning Lange: Why businesses can really count on cloud

Migration to the cloud is on the rise with more businesses adopting cloud solutions to realise the benefits. Cloud is no longer a mystical concept, but a concrete pipeline to a more flexible, cost-effective work environment.

This is according to IT solution and service specialists at Johannesburg-based leading ICT company Elingo...

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NEXT Biometrics and MK Group partner to expedite secure authentication solutions in South Africa

NEXT Biometrics a global player in fingerprint sensor technology, and secure authentication and smart card solutions provider MK Group have agreed to extend cooperation.

Joint market and product development efforts will now also comprise identity and access management (IAM) applications as well as Public-Key-Infrastructure* (PKI)-based secure authentication solutions...

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[Africa Tech Week] Smartphone shipments in Africa recording significant growth

The smartphone market in African continues to record significant growth. While 2018 was a tough year for worldwide smartphone shipments, Africa experienced year-on-year growth for first time since 2015.

Latest figures by the International Data Corporation (IDC) released this week show that African smartphone market grew 2.3% in 2018 to total 88.2 million units, spurred by the strong performance of the continent’s three biggest markets – Nigeria, South Africa, and Egypt...

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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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