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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... »

digital transformation

Digital transformation helping businesses to thrive

Digital transformation is no longer hype. Companies now realise that in order to keep up with their competitors, streamline their costs and improve their employees’ efficiency, digital transformation needs to be at the top of their agenda. Some organisations are already achieving new levels of performance with digital. Williams Martini Racing is a great example of this. In the highly competitive F... »

Cyber Security

Shifting minds to safeguard business in the burgeoning cybercrime era

As the world has become more connected, so too it has become more vulnerable. As more data is regularly exchanged between employees, clients, and suppliers as well as families and friends – using technologies that were designed to share information, not to protect it – we must realise that there is a greater need for more human involvement and understandng when it comes to the use of t... »


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... »

smart cities

Rwanda Government pioneers Smart City Innovation with SRG and Nokia

Nokia and SRG will collaborate with the Government of Rwanda to deploy Smart City technology to improve the lifestyle and social sustainability of its citizens in 2017.  This announcement was made in Kigali during the Transform Africa Summit. “Nokia is a global leader in driving innovation in 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart City solutions,“ says Mohamed Abdelrehim, Head of Solutions and... »

digital transformation

Why South Africa’s agricultural industry needs digital transformation

The evolution of technology is transforming the world. Digital technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Advanced Machinery and Artificial Intelligence are changing the way people work, making processes more efficient and helping to create innovative new products and services. The digital transformation of the agricultural sector will impact billions of people, impacting every part of the... »

digital transformation

South African companies need to adopt a ‘digital first’ mind-set

While business expectations of digital investment are higher than ever, few companies are able to translate their investments into enhanced financial performance and new business growth. This is according to Accenture’s Digital High Performance research, an analysis of more than 1,200 companies, which reveals that only a few companies worldwide are able to leverage their investments in digital cap... »

Startup Challenge

Innotribe reveals the 10 startups competing in Startup Challenge for Africa

Working in close collaboration with Innotribe, over one hundred judges from across the financial, technology, and investment communities evaluated close to 100 applications received for the third edition of the Startup Challenge in Africa. According to Innotribe, the applications came from 16 countries, with South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya dominating the list. The judges assessed the companies on ... »

digital transformation

Digitalization set to develop Africa not disrupt it

Siemens have conducted an African Digitalization Maturity Report to better determine a digitalization benchmark across four countries namely South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Ethiopia as well as key vertical industries – transport, manufacturing and energy. CEO Siemens Southern Africa Sabine Dall’Omo says the four countries were selected as some of the fastest growing economies in Africa, as well a... »

IT in Africa

What tech will make African business a global player?

Over the last year, all eyes have been on Africa’s technology sector. And for a very good reason: infrastructure growth is booming. Between 2010 and 2016, seven new undersea cables brought fast data connections to the continent, with two more already under development. Meanwhile, mobile providers have invested $13.6billion into getting 500,000,000 Africans online by 2020. But as necessary as infra... »

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