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

[Kenya] Mastercard Engage platform launches in Kenya to support African payment innovation 24-04-2019 | 12:40:29
Mastercard is expanding its Engage programme in sub-Saharan Africa, with the first Engage events in Nigeria and Kenya to introduce local fintech innovators to its broad partnership opportunities.


[South Africa] Standard Bank moves business to the cloud with Moody’s Analytics 24-04-2019 | 11:31:00
South Africa’s Standard Bank Group Group has selected the Moody’s Analytics CreditLens™ solution to digitize and automate its credit processes.


[Column] Karien Bornheim: The game is never over 24-04-2019 | 11:14:00
The 2019 State of Cybersecurity in Small and Medium Size Businesses study by the Ponemon Institute revealed that most companies surveyed suffered severe financial consequences thanks to a cyber-attack


[South Africa] PaySpace appoints Sandra Crous new MD 24-04-2019 | 10:26:50
PaySpace, the leader in true cloud-based Payroll and Human Capital Management Software, has appointed Sandra Crous (née Swanepoel) as its new Managing Director, effective 1 April 2019.


Arrow Electronics and Close the Gap conduct a digital training tour in Kenya 24-04-2019 | 09:22:44
Arrow Electronics and social enterprise Close the Gap launched its third DigiTruck in August 2018. The DigiTruck is a mobile, solar-powered classroom and enterprise incubator.


Liquid Telecom Kenya connects Aga Khan Hospital Mombasa to its outreach centers using high-speed fibre network 24-04-2019 | 08:30:25
Liquid Telecom Kenya has connected Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa Kenya to seven of its outreach centres in the coastal region bringing healthcare closer to the community.


[Column] Byron Clatterbuck: Urban vs Rural – How to optimise ICT investment strategies 24-04-2019 | 07:01:00
Africa is a large continent, and investors tend to pick and choose their markets based on a multitude of criteria. Some see opportunities in emerging arenas while others focus on more developed and mature opportunities.


Liquid Telecom partners with MIT for the 2019 Inclusive Innovation Challenge in Africa 24-04-2019 | 06:43:00
Liquid Telecom has partnered with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) to host the MIT 2019 Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC) in Africa.


South African Bank picks Sapiens Solution software to expand its insurance offerings 24-04-2019 | 06:41:13
Sapiens International Corporation, a global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, has announced a strengthened partnership with a tier-1 South African bank.


Intellectual property protection vital in digital world says Kaspersky Lab 24-04-2019 | 06:22:00
But while much attention is placed around the legal aspects of intellectual property (IP), companies and individuals need to consider the security ramifications as well.


MTN unveils Managed Security as a service solution for Kenyan enterprises 24-04-2019 | 06:09:42
MTN Business has launched MTN Managed Security as a service solution for its enterprise customers in Kenya.


WorldRemit partners with Paga to launch international mobile money transfers to Nigeria 23-04-2019 | 14:23:00
Leading digital money transfer company WorldRemit is considerably expanding its presence in Nigeria by joining forces with Paga, Nigeria’s first and leading mobile money company, for international digital money transfers.


Cybersecurity threats to dominate agenda of the inaugural Africa ICT Expo and conference 23-04-2019 | 12:00:00
The inaugural Telecoms, Electronics, Mobile and Systems, Africa ICT expo and conference billed as East Africa’s largest ICT showcase, is scheduled to run from 24th to 26th April 2019.


Microsoft enters partnerships to drive digital transformation in South Africa's sports 23-04-2019 | 09:23:00
Microsoft South Africa has announced two new partnerships with the South African Rugby and Team Dimension Data to help drive digital transformation in both sports through cloud and Office 365.


[South Africa] Sanlam launches 'Sanlam Now Cover' digital platform 23-04-2019 | 08:24:00
Sanlam has launched Sanlam Now Cover, a digital platform which enables intermediaries to complete a client’s application for death and disability cover in a single visit, in just 15 minutes.


 


 
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