Defining moment for security solutions in Africa

As the world develops at supersonic speed, so does the way security technology companies radically transform. Companies that will help countries leapfrog to the much vouched fourth industrial revolution are those that leverage on innovation, advancement and maintaining customer satisfaction in all business dealings. A case in point is the South Africa Security Solutions and […]

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Mteto Nyati quits MTN

JSE listed Allied Electronics Corporation Limited (Altron) today announced the appointment of Mr Mteto Nyati, a respected ICT executive and business leader, as its new Group Chief Executive. Nyati was previously the Chief Executive Officer for MTN South Africa and brings a wealth of experience to the Group. He joined MTN as Group Chief Enterprise […]

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Vodacom Group aims to increase black ownership

Mobile giants Vodacom might take part in one of the biggest deals ever aimed at uplifting black participation in the economy, that’s according to Bloomberg, who cited two close sources. It is reported that Vodacom Group plans to buy back part of the 12.47% stake owned by the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), Africa’s biggest money […]

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B-BBEE ICT Sector Council and Codes Launched

The ICT sector Council was launched at Gallagher Estates yesterday during the GovTech annual event. This forms part of government’s efforts to broaden B-BBEE participation within the sector. Launching the Council, the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services Siyabonga Cwele said the sector specific codes would open up participation by different groups within the sector. […]

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Embrace digitalisation or die, Software AG tells businesses

The blistering rate of digital transformation is ‘unapologetic’ and will leave businesses who fail to focus on their journey toward digitalisation behind.  This is according to Mahomed Cassoojee, Vice President and Country Manager at Global software development firm, Software AG. Software AG hosted the 2016 Digital Business Day on 15 September in Johannesburg where delegates […]

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Digital transformation: Time to move beyond ‘human speed’

By Lenore Kerrigan, Country Manager, OpenText ‘Digital transformation’ is one of those very hot, very buzzy phrases that, rather confusingly, means many different things to different people. Simply put, it’s about using digital technology such as the cloud, mobile, Big Data and analytics to enable organisational change. This change makes it possible for businesses to […]

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T-Systems talks digital transformation at World’s leading ITxpo – the Gartner Symposium

T-Systems is a silver sponsors at the upcoming Gartner Symposium ITXpo 2016. In addition to exhibiting at the ITxpo, T-Systems will host several exclusive networking events and head of IT Portfolio & Solution Sales, Mpumi Nhlapo, will be speaking alongside a lineup of other experts and thought leaders.  The event, which takes place in Cape […]

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Free digital training for disadvantaged Joburgers

The City of Johannesburg and Microsoft South Africa have joined forces to train one million disadvantaged residents, free, on digital skills and literacy over a period of five-years. The City’s Mayor, Parks Tau, announced this on Tuesday, in Johannesburg, saying registration commences early in August and the curriculum is expected to begin in September. The […]

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Liquid Telecom to acquire Neotel for R6.55bn

Liquid Telecom has revealed that it has entered into an agreement to acquire South African communications network operator, Neotel. The shareholders of Neotel – Tata Communications of India and minority shareholders led by Nexus Connexion (Nexus) – have agreed for Liquid Telecom to acquire Neotel for R6.55bn ($430 million at current rate of exchange.) Liquid […]

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2 lessons from Kenneth Nkosana Makate to fellow black South Africans

The landmark legal victory of Kenneth Mkosana Makate, an ex-Vodacom employee who created “Please call me” facility, typifies the rare plot of a determined humble individual taking on a multinational company and emerging triumphant. Of course, such stories are not unusual in developed countries, but in South Africa, given the country’s history of apartheid, least when the […]

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