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Huawei Intelligent Bus Transportation Solution

South Africa: Huawei Launches Intelligent Bus Transportation Solution

Huawei introduced its intelligent transportation system (ITS) solution for buses for the first time in Africa today at the i-Transport & UATP Conference and Exhibition 2017, which took place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The solution leverages IoT capability to provide a variety of safety and security services such as in-bus video surveillance, accurate passenger tracking, ... »

Snapt Devops

Snapt CEO discusses the emerging trends in DevOps

DevOps is a new approach to business that is based on applying Agile and Lean philosophies to operations work. In the past, operations and development engineers worked in separate silos and it was a case of ‘never the twain shall meet’. DevOps has completely changed this idea, creating a situation where the two work closely together throughout the entire service lifecycle, from design through the ... »

wi

South Africa: Keep our wireless communications industry competitive

South Africa has leapfrogged into the information age with extensive wireless communications services and speedy smartphone adoption. PricewaterhouseCoopers recently reported that Mobile Internet penetration is expected to exceed 70% in South Africa by 2020. Communication costs in South Africa have been falling in recent decades and more can be done to ensure that progress continues. This was the ... »

Customer Centricity Forum

Customer Centricity Forum addresses the laws of innovation

In an era of innovation, everyone has an opportunity to disrupt the market, but few will succeed, according to Henning du Preez, disruptive innovation evangelist. Du Preez talked about disruption at the recent Customer Centricity Forum 2016 in Johannesburg hosted by Genesys a company that deals in omnichannel customer experience and contact centre solutions. Du Preez said 52% of Fortune 500 compan... »

professionalism in ict

Professionalism in ICT – Why is it so important?

Information Communication Technology (ICT) is a vital part of doing business today and tomorrow. Our globalisation in markets, qualifications and in work practices that ‘follow the sun’ means that we can no longer know our workers and contractors in the same way we used to. Our world is not as small as it used to be, where the line of sight management was a commonly practised technique... »

Huawei openlab

Kenya: Huawei sends top Kenyan students to China for training

Huawei has revealed that nine top students, located within Kenya, drawn from local universities are set to undergo a two-week fellowship and training programme in advanced Information Technology systems at the Huawei Global Headquarters in China. This is according to a report via TelecomPaper. The report reveals that the students will undertake the training programme courtesy of Huawei Technologie... »

IT in Africa

SAP MD discusses ambition and opportunity in IT in Africa

The potential gains to be made from the rapid growth of the African digital economy cannot be overstated. An estimated 360 million mobile devices, $75billion in annual e-commerce sales and a $300billion internet-driven boost to GDP is forecast by 2025. Yet conventional wisdom would dictate that the current lack of legacy Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure in Africa is a ... »

Apps for business

How small business owners can use apps get more done

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) provide enormous value to South Africa’s economic growth and development. Their financial contribution to GDP (estimated at 52%) and job creation is crucial to help overcome the country’s staggering unemployment rate of 26.7%. Macro benefits aside, the personal satisfaction of being your own boss is a key factor for many small business owners who strike out on t... »

data

ICT spending in 2016 will be driven by investments in software

ICT spending in 2016 will largely be driven by investments in software, IT services and mobile devices. In South Africa specifically, overall hardware infrastructure will also be a big driver as a result of current market expansion. According to International Data Corporation (IDC) line of business or decision-makers from departments other than IT will rise to become major influencers of IT spendi... »

Veeam software

Protecting data backups is critical when cyber security is the threat

In the Always-On enterprise, cyber security is an ongoing concern. More importantly, it has evolved to become not just a threat to desktop computers but the modern data centre as well, says Rick Vanover, director, technical product marketing and evangelism at Veeam. “This should not come as a surprise. Given the amount of data companies have come to rely on, a data centre provides an attractive ta... »

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