africa

cloud computing

Africa needs an African cloud

For organisations in Africa to truly reap the benefits of cloud and shared data centre services, local data centres need to be developed and deployed. This will not only address the issue around data sovereignty, but also stimulate local economic development and improve the lives of citizens using by widely adopting this technology. This is the view of Mohamed Abdelrehim, Head of Solutions and Bus... »

smart cities

Smart cities in Africa start with smart broadband infrastructure

With over half the world’s population currently living in urban metropoles and an estimated three million people moving into cities every week, it’s safe to say that the concept of smart cities is becoming more crucial than ever.  This is not only to accommodate the immense influx of new citizens, but also to contribute in a very meaningful way to the populations that live in these vast urban spac... »

vs gaming

VS Gaming hosts largest e-football tournament in Africa

Over an intense weekend of e-football, VS Gaming hosted the first tournament of its kind in Africa. VS Gaming hosted 1,024 e-football players over the two days at the Gallagher Convention Centre and finally awarded the first prize of R500,000 to Zuhair Ebrahim Ebrahim (ZaZe) as the last player standing. The runners up were Brandon Nell (CrypticVortex72), Tebogo Mathopa (Tebza) and Muhammad Zaid Pa... »

mastercard

Mastercard invests in South Africa’s young female entrepreneurs

More than 160 out-of-school, unemployed or self-employed young women between the ages of 18 and 35 have graduated from the Junior Achievement South Africa (JA South Africa) Youth Enterprise Development Programme 2017. This Mastercard-funded initiative empowers women to pursue entrepreneurial ventures of their own. Over the 20 week programme, the women participated in theoretical and practical sess... »

Africa

Africa’s future hangs in the balance – we dare not fail

The dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is here. Sthe Shabangu, Lead: Public Relations, Public Affairs and Corporate Citizenship, Samsung Africa Office asks whether we are doing enough to ensure Africa is ready. Africa is standing before a small window of opportunity to grow future-ready leaders equipped to take on a new era of industry. It will be our ability to come together and develop tho... »

digital transformation

Avaya appoints Dean Baker to strengthen presence in Sub-Saharan Africa

Avaya has revealed that it has appointed Dean Baker as Strategic Services Sales Manager to drive services growth in South Africa and Sub-Saharan region. As companies across the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region increase their focus on digital transformation initiatives, Baker will work closely with key channel partners and customers on their services strategies. Baker will focus ... »

caas

IPv10: When and how for Africa?

Internet access has permeated almost every area of the world we live in. The proliferation of smartphones and the rapid adoption of these in developing regions is one of the factors behind the exponential growth we are seeing. As the African region comes to the fore as the last region that represents significant growth potential for network operators, fixed and mobile, the availability of public I... »

bt appointment

BT appoints Kevin Hardy to lead expansion in Africa

BT has revealed that Kevin Hardy, currently BT’s head of sales for Africa, has been appointed to lead operations across the region as Managing Director with immediate effect.  Kevin replaces Oliver Fortuin, who will leave the business in February 2017. Kevin Taylor, BT President for Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, said; “We have made huge progress over the last few years in developing our busin... »

Africa smartphone shipments

Africa’s smartphone shipments fall by 5.2% to 23.1 million

Shipments of smartphones in Africa fell 5.2% to 23.1 million units in the second quarter of 2016, this is according to the latest figures from International Data Corporation (IDC). These figures, presented in IDC’s recently published ‘Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker’, indicate that the boom in smartphone sales in Africa is slowing, despite the fact that overall mobile handset ship... »

hyperscale data centre

Middle East and Africa enterprises encouraged to embrace digital transformation

Digital technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT) are predicted to add US$14 trillion to the world’s 20 largest economies by 2030. That’s one fifth of the current world GDP. However, many enterprises in the Middle East and Africa are held back from fully realising digital transformation because of a lack of a clear digital strategy and robust IT policy, the inability to adapt quickly enough, ... »

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