Year 2 | Edition 44 | 3 April 2019
 
Yodiwo South Africa and Cold Tech Marketing announce strategic IoT partnership to transform smart retail sector in Africa

Yodiwo South Africa, an end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT), mobile solutions and IoT-as-a-service provider, and Africa representative of Yodiwo AB, creator of the state-of-the-art Yodigram solution for in-store analytics, has formed a strategic partnership with Cold Tech Marketing.

This partnership is set to revolutionise the smart retail sector in South Africa with intelligent IoT platform capabilities, analytics, and machine learning algorithms at a price point versus response time that’s effective for the local market...

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Parallel Wireless introduces 5G RuralFirst initiative to connect rural areas in Africa
espite significant strides in the telecom industry, which have been made in terms of technology and reach, the spread of network connection in rural areas around the world, remain the last frontier for the telecom industry. 

When it comes to Africa, the continent has a relatively low teledensity, approximately 44% in sub-Saharan Africa – well below the global average of 66% as per the GSMA Global Mobile Economy Report 2019...

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[Column] Kieran Frost: The disruption of automation

The next two years will see organisation and infrastructure impacted by large-scale automation. Artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics alongside exponential change in the business landscape and emergent technology will shake foundations and shift perceptions.

Automation, by its very nature, is disruptive and this will be felt across individual, organisation and industry, bringing with it change, fresh perspectives, evolving business models and new use cases. Organisations have to rethink how they work from within and without to gain the benefit and mitigate the risk...

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Essential steps for starting a small business

Starting your own business can be a very rewarding thing to do. Freeing yourself from the tedium of a 9 to 5 job and being able to be your own boss and make your own decisions can be liberating. It can, however, also be a very challenging time, especially in the beginning.

You want to do everything you can to lay a good foundation, but it can be confusing knowing what to do first. To help you with your venture here are the most important steps you need to take...

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News Headlines

[Ghana] AirtelTigo invests in 40 young aspiring entrepreneurs 19-07-2019 | 13:20:00
In its continued commitment to youth empowerment through information communication technology, telecom operator, AirtelTigo hosted 40 young aspiring entrepreneurs from Junior Achievement (JA) Ghana.


[Column] Riaan Badenhorst: Tech-savvy youth could change the cyber security landscape 19-07-2019 | 13:17:46
World Youth Skills Day is celebrated in July signifying a day where rising unemployment among the youth is highlighted and the steps that need to be taken to curb this challenge globally.


Huobi and Cashu deepens cryptocurrency reach in North Africa with new partnership 19-07-2019 | 09:31:11
Huobi and CASHU are making accessing cryptocurrency as easy as buying a Netflix subscription or paying a bill for millions of people across the often-underserved regions of North Africa.


[Column] Hans van Linschoten: AfCFTA and what it means for cloud in Africa 19-07-2019 | 08:58:46
After years of waiting, the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement finally came into force. The objective of AfCFTA is to create a single continental market for goods and services, with free movement of business persons and investments.


[Kenya] Postbank partners with Xpress Money to deepen digital money transfers 19-07-2019 | 06:27:00
Postbank has announced its partnership with global money transfer service Xpress Money.


Oracle Appoints David Bunei as Managing Director for Kenya 18-07-2019 | 14:16:54
Oracle today has appointment David Bunei as Managing Director of Kenya operations. In this role, David will be responsible for helping Kenyan public and private sector organisations achieve strategic objectives by driving digital transformation with Oracle Cloud.


[Column] Santeri Jussila, Henrique Vale: Data and AI’s Advantage in Improving Customer Experience for Telcos 18-07-2019 | 13:21:24
Telcos are most successful when customers feel as though their operator truly understands them. Data is the key to building that trust because it can reveal insights that lead to effective problem resolution.


[Zimbabwe] inDriver to launch in Harare 18-07-2019 | 11:39:00
Global online ride-hailing service inDriver is in the process of recruiting drivers in Harare for the service.


[Zambia] Liquid Telecom completes acquisition of Hai Telecommunications 18-07-2019 | 11:36:00
Liquid Telecom Zambia, part of the pan-African Telecom Group Liquid Telecom, has announced that its retail arm, Hai Telecommunications Limited (Hai Zambia), is now part of Liquid Telecom Zambia.


[Column] Richard Firth: Digital transformation is changing risk management in banks 18-07-2019 | 09:29:05
For some time now, banks have been using digital technologies to help transform various areas of their business; in fact, digital has become deeply embedded in banking strategy.


[Ghana] GSMA, Vodafone and GIFEC partner to deliver connectivity to rural communities 18-07-2019 | 08:42:05
The GSMA has partnered with Vodafone Ghana and the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications to support internet connectivity solutions for unconnected rural communities.


FVC and Avaya to assist businesses across Africa deliver next-generation digital experiences 18-07-2019 | 08:37:00
FVC has partnered with Avaya Holdings Corp. to help businesses across North, West, East, Central Africa and Egypt deliver unmatched customer experiences with Collaboration and Cloud Communications.


[Kenya] Microsoft offers mentorship to women software engineers 18-07-2019 | 08:30:50
In the two months since Microsoft recruited a handful of female engineers to work in its new Africa Development Centre (ADC) in Kenya and in Nigeria, the company has continued to bolster its support for local women in IC.


[Column] Trent Odgers: The rise of Africa’s cloud 18-07-2019 | 07:44:00
With mobile subscriber penetration in Africa set to reach 52% by 2025 with an estimated 634 million unique users, the continent is poised for exciting growth.


MTN appoints Yolanda Cuba Group Chief Digital and Fintech Officer 18-07-2019 | 07:05:00
MTN Group has appointed Yolanda Cuba as Group Chief Digital and Fintech Officer. Yolanda will join the MTN Group Executive Committee reporting to the Group CEO Rob Shuter.


 


 
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