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Westcon-Comstor establishes new Circular Technology Solutions group. Westcon-Comstor has created a Circular Technology Solutions group led by Alastair Borissow, who joins from Cisco, where he headed global sales, marketing and strategy for Cisco’s Certified Remanufactured Equipment business – Cisco Refresh. In his new role, Borissow will be responsible for developing a portfolio of circular technology solutions that extends Westcon-Comstor’s current Cisco Refresh offering.
Oracle adds AI capabilities for financial controls. Oracle has extended the artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities within. Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud. and. Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud. . The latest machine learning-based innovations include an expense reporting assistant, project management digital assistant, advanced financial controls and project-driven supply chain management. “Oracle continues to deliver on the finance innovation promise expected by our customers,” said Rondy Ng, senior vice president, Oracle Applications Development. “Our pervasive AI strategy delivered via continuous product updates ensures rapid adoption with immediate business results. This allows finance and operations te.
Africam allows viewers to see and hear the Big 5. South African startup. ‘Africam’. is a media company that live streams HD footage from waterholes at various locations across Africa. The free streams are aimed at connecting people from around the world to African wildlife and create an online community focused on education and conservation. The platform allows viewers to see and hear the Big 5 (Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard, Rhino) and many other rare animals in their natural habitat, live and unscripted. With a mission to bring global awareness to the fight against poaching, Africam has a large community of camera operators from around the world who “move and zoom” the cameras and monitor the system. The platform also has a real-time ale.
Digital Intelligence launches global standard for digital literacy. The Coalition for Digital Intelligence (CDI), a platform created in association with the World Economic Forum (Forum) and formed jointly by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), IEEE Standards Association (IEEE), and DQ Institute, has today launched the DQ Global Standards Report 2019 which is the world’s first attempt to define a global standard for digital literacy, skills and readiness across the education and technology sectors.
Unitel to chair the GSMA Association Africa Fraud and Security Group. Unitel was elected to chair the GSMA Association Africa Fraud and Security Group (AFASG), a specific working group dedicated to dealing with critical fraud and security issues for the telecommunications industry in Africa. The mandate has a period of two years, renewable for two more, upon evaluation of the work carried out and subject to a new election.
Next-level automated job placement with BoostMe360. When prospects for company growth call for fast turnarounds, smart solutions or just more hands on deck, finding the right people to assemble temporary workforces is often a must for any business owner. BoostMe360 gives employers full ownership of their HR needs when it comes to filling entry-level, contractual positions fast without needing to make it official until proven otherwise by their new, hit-the-ground-running employees. Giving employers an unmediated job-matching process they can instantly tap into, South Africa’s latest online career networking platform, BoostMe360, is launching business owners into a new online HR era where automation conveniently combines with on-demand work o.
SqwidNET CEO, Phathizwe Malinga gives speaks on the IOT Dilemma. One of the leading IoT focussed events in Africa is set to take place on 26 to 27 March at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. Now in its third year, the highly anticipated. Internet of Things Forum Africa 2019. will bring together thought leaders, IoT ecosystem participants and experts from across Africa.
How not to get caught in the phishing trap. Ransomware attacks worldwide rose by 350 per cent from 2016 to 2017 says a recent special report by. SC Magazine. sponsored by Cofense, a provider of intelligent phishing defence solutions. "Security pros constantly invent better mousetraps, but the mice never stop evolving," is Josh Bartolomie’s first statement in the report.
New education ecosystem uses tech to support rural communities. The Vodacom Foundation in partnership with the Department of Basic Education, Nelson Mandela Foundation, UN Women and Global Citizen, showcased a new education ecosystem at the Divhani Community Crèche and Frank Ravele Secondary School in Vhembe District, Limpopo, on Friday, 22 March 2019. Through the new ecosystem, Vodacom Foundation will define a comprehensive model of support and corporate social investment in local communities by supporting education from childhood to adulthood and leveraging technological innovations to develop the skills that we need now and into the future. The new ecosystem will see Vodacom intensify its support to its already established 12 schools of
Anton Jacobsz, CEO, Networks Unlimited Africa. Before we can truly embrace the tantalising promise of 5G, network operators must consider a number of architectural realities. As we head further into 2019, the world of telecoms continues to be abuzz with talk about 5G networks. 5G represents an exponential step-change from our current cellular data networks (3G and 4G), promising speeds hundreds or even thousands of times faster than we have today.
Founders of Farmcrowdy. Nigeria’s digital agriculture platform,. Farmcrowdy. announced that it has closed on additional seed funding of $1 million. This follows on from the company’s initial investments of $1 million in 2017. International investors. Cox Enterprises. and. Techstars. , along with local investor Ajayi Solutions have participated in the round as the startup prepares for an upcoming Series A fundraise later in 2019. Farmcrowdy will use the investment to continue building their award-winning model, whilst expanding across Nigeria to cover 50% of all 36 states in the country over the next 12 months. The company has also announced the launch of the Farmcrowdy Group, which will support the startup’s mandate of building agritech solutions.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has this morning deactivated his official Twitter account (@UKenyatta) just moments after a controversial tweet went out regarding the war against graft. On Friday, 22 March 2019, Uhuru Kenyatta tweeted that he was not going to spare anyone; even his very own personal friends in the boosted fight against corruption and that he was going to do everything to make sure he leaves behind a united nation once his term comes to an end. The tweet was accompanied by photos and in one of them, Uhuru was having a moment with Deputy President William Ruto. According to the Chief of Staff in the Office of The President Mr. Nzioka Waita, a measure to suspend all of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Chijioke Dozie, CEO of OneFi and Maxwell Obi Amplify – Co-Founder/ OneFi, Product Manager. One Finance Limited (OneFi) has announced the acquisition of Amplified Payments (Amplify), a fintech company that builds and facilitates payment solutions and digital financial transactions in Nigeria. The deal, completed for an undisclosed fee, will see OneFi boost its financial services offering, as the company adds Amplify’s assets, tradements and flagship products, AmplifyPay and mTransfers, to its growing portfolio. Conceived in 2015 by co-founders Segun Adeyemi and Maxwell Obi, who first met as Entrepreneurs-in-Training at MEST Africa’s Entrepreneurial Training Program in Accra, Ghana, Amplify has scaled quickly to become one of Nigeria’s leadin.
IBM Blockchain World Wire to support payments in over 50 countries. (image source: On MSFT). IBM has announced the IBM Blockchain World Wire, a real-time global payments network for regulated financial institutions, is officially accessible in a growing number of markets. Designed to optimize and accelerate foreign exchange, cross border payments and remittances, World-Wire is the first blockchain network of its kind to integrate payment messaging, clearing and settlement on a single unified network, while allowing participants to dynamically choose from a variety of digital assets for settlement. “We’ve created a new type of payment network designed to accelerate remittances and transform cross-border payments to facilitate the movement of
Hayden Sadler, Country Manager at INFINIDAT in South Africa. Load-shedding has become synonymous with day to day life in South Africa. But while it’s easy enough for a residence or small business to work around a blackout, larger enterprises face far greater – and pricier – consequences when they don’t have access to critical data. As such, enterprises need to seek out “always on” solutions to avoid the loss of or access to data. According to the. 2018 Global Server Hardware, Server OS Reliability Report ,. “The only good downtime is no downtime,” so businesses need to think proactively in order to not go dark at all. Hayden Sadler, Country Manager at INFINIDAT in South Africa addressed the main concerns facing data centres when the power goes.
VMware expands its multi-cloud foundation. VMware, has rolled out advancements to VMware Cloud that further the company’s vision for delivering the essential, ubiquitous Digital Foundation to support customers’ and partners’ digital transformation. These advancements include updates to VMware Cloud Foundation, VMware vCloud Director, and CloudHealth by VMware, and increased access to Cloud Foundation-based services via new VMware Cloud on AWS regions in Canada, Paris, and Singapore, and more VMware Cloud Verified partners globally. Every organization is on a multi-cloud journey.
AI will take over 80 per cent of today’s Project Management tasks-Gartner. By 2030, 80 per cent of the work of today’s project management (PM) discipline will be eliminated as. artificial intelligence. (AI) takes on traditional PM functions such as data collection, tracking and reporting, according to Gartner, Inc. "AI is going to revolutionise how program and portfolio management (PPM) leaders leverage technology to support their business goals," said Daniel Stang, research vice president at Gartner.
Kurt Goodall, Technical Director, Troye. Managed IT services provider Troye has been awarded third place as Citrix’s Cloud Partner of the Year for emerging markets. The Citrix Summit partner conference was held recently in Orlando, Florida. Troye CEO Helen Kruger is delighted to receive this award. “Customers are seeing the benefits of having the Control Plane for the Citrix Apps and Desktops Service delivered securely from the Citrix Cloud, which is constantly kept up to date and managed by the vendor whilst having the flexibility of hosting their workloads themselves, wherever they choose, be it in their own data centre or cloud of their choice or even multi-cloud.”“Citrix Cloud services simplify the delivery and management of Citrix tech.

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