Daily newsletter
2:10
Friday

Econet, Mastercard in Fintech alliance

Econet Group and Mastercard to collaborate on Fintech solutions for Covid-19 response in Africa.
3:40

SA's telco industry warns government to release spectrum fairly

Authorities urged to open country’s spectrum to new completion, MNVOs and investment.
2:20

Online platform to support, connect nurses in Africa

Local company Patient Health readies to launch Afrinurse, an online platform that provides emotional support to nurses across the continent.
2:20
Thursday

Liquid Intelligent Technologies launches in Botswana, Zambia

Latest development follows company’s recent unveiling in Uganda.
2:40
Thursday

GirlCode, AWS team up to foster female talent in tech

The non-profit ICT organisation and the cloud computing giant once again join forces to upskill 30 unemployed young women on cloud computing.
7:10
Thursday

Africa held to ransom

IT security firm Sophos releases findings of the “State of Ransomware 2021” report.
Editor's choice

What can the rest of the world learn from Africa’s approach to tech and innovation?

There can be no doubt that businesses on the continent are unafraid to embrace technology and innovation says Ndagi Job Goshi, GM of Liferay Africa.

Tuesday

Risk management is a vital aspect of enterprise development

Enterprise development is as critical as it is costly says Andre du Plooy, executive consultant for Symbiosys IT.

Friday

SA can prevent payments fraud crippling businesses and local municipalities

Ryan Mer, Managing Director, eftsure Africa says technology can be a powerful tool against the fraud and corruption plunging South Africa’s municipalities and businesses into financial crisis.

Tuesday
Companies in the news
Business Wire
Elevēo Recognized in 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Workforce Engagement Management Report
“I think our presence on this Gartner Magic Quadrant again demonstrates our ability to consistently identify and meet the evolving challenges facing contact centers. We look forward to continuing to elevate encounters for our customers in 2021 and beyond.” says Barry Williams, VP of Product and Marketing at Elevēo.
RMS Unveils Significant New Event Response Innovations in ExposureIQ
For the first time, customers will be able to run accumulations across portfolios and across cedents all in one application and leverage the RMS rich data catalog derived from our market-leading model science.
Zynga Enters Agreement to Acquire Chartboost
Zynga will acquire 100% of Chartboost for approximately $250 million in cash.
Zynga Announces First Quarter 2021 Financial Results
“We are off to an excellent start in 2021 with record Q1 results driven by breakout performances from our live services, new games and hyper-casual portfolio,” said Frank Gibeau, CEO, Zynga
Digital Transformation is About People! Registrations Officially Open for the Biggest C3 Global Cloud Skills Event, Powered by the Leading Learning Partners Association
This exciting global tour is famous for bringing learning thought leaders, executives, and partners, together to collaborate and share best practices.
RMS Announces New Models and RiskLink Version 21.0
RiskLink 21.0 will be available June 2021. All RiskLink models will be available concurrently on both RiskLink and Risk Modeler.
Australia’s TPG Telecom Deploys MATRIXX Software to Enable Multiple Brands on a Single, Converged Charging Platform
TPG Telecom selected the MATRIXX Digital Commerce Platform to build a flexible, agile service capable of delivering real-time innovation to meet ever-shifting consumer demand.
Rimini Street UK Recognized in the Top Ten of the 2021 UK’s Best Workplaces™
This latest achievement saw Rimini Street UK employees rank the Company favorably for its approach to culture, workplace policies and employee well-being, which led to a 91% Trust Index© Score and a score of 95% for employee engagement.
MATRIXX Software Achieves 5G Performance Benchmarks with IBM Cloud for Telecommunications
The performance benchmark demonstrates how together, MATRIXX and IBM Cloud for Telecommunications can deliver consistent throughput and latency, which helps enable providers to run critical network workloads such as charging in the cloud.
WINDTRE Launches Breakthrough Digital Brand with MATRIXX Software
MATRIXX and WINDTRE have recently completed a seven-year extension of their partnership.
Global Survey Reveals CFOs Prioritizing Digital Transformation Investments
More than 1,500 CFOs or equivalent top finance professionals from 13 countries, representing companies with at least $200 million (US$) in annual revenue, participated in the survey.
Hotwire Acquires McDonald Butler Associates, Strengthening Position as Leading Tech Communications Consultancy
This investment gives Hotwire clients access to new skills and services including account-based marketing, industry marketing and channel and alliances programmes.
Woven Planet Holdings, a Subsidiary of Toyota, Announces Acquisition of Lyft’s Level 5 Division to Accelerate Software Innovation for Automated Driving Mobility
The deal will bring together world-class scientists and software engineers from Level 5, Woven Planet, and researchers from Toyota Research Institute, Inc. (“TRI”) already working together with Woven Planet.
Technology Innovation Institute Joins the Quantum Computing Challenge with Launch of Open-Source ‘Qibo’
The development follows a series of rapid announcements at TII since the first ATRC board meeting in August 2020.
Milliken & Company Publishes Third Annual Corporate Sustainability Report
Completed in alignment with the Global Reporting Initiative framework, Together for Tomorrow is available to the public as a digital experience with downloadable content.
OAG Metis to Power Flight Information Innovation
The new technology platform gives customers the data they want, when they want it, in their preferred delivery mechanism (Alerts, API and Direct).
ISACA Offers New Certification for Upskilling and Cross-skilling in Emerging Technologies
Established IT professionals, students and recent grads alike can set themselves apart with employers and gain foundational knowledge about the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and cloud without having prior experience.
Wish Announces Strategic Partnership With South Africa Post Office
Through this collaborative partnership, a first of its kind for SAPO, both partners aim to provide a streamlined and efficient cross border logistics experience to the global e-commerce giant’s growing user base in the region.
Mavenir Announces $500 Million Private Placement with Koch Strategic Platforms
KSP aims to be a partner beyond capital investment by leveraging the resources and capabilities of Koch Industries to accelerate growth for companies in which it invests, as well as identifying new platforms for Koch.
Deel, the Leading Platform for Global Hiring and Payments, Raises $156m Reaching Unicorn Status
Deel also plans to grow its team by hiring exceptional talent across the globe.
Munich Re’s Consulting Unit Boosts Its Pricing Capabilities With Akur8 in Global Cooperation
Akur8 will boost their pricing capabilities, bringing increased value and pricing sophistication to their customers, with a pricing tool that leverages AI in a transparent way.
A Digital Transformation: Mary Kay Inc. Launches Immersive Virtual Experience Platform Suite 13TM
Global beauty brand Mary Kay Inc. and its Mary Kay Global Design Studio present Suite 13TM, an innovative virtual beauty experience that leverages the use of virtual reality to digitize Mary Kay's first virtual pop-up showroom.
VertiGIS Acquires Facility Management Software Partner KMS
KMS is an established and trusted computer-aided facility management (CAFM) software specialist based in Dresden, Germany.
Africa’s Best Corporate-Startup Collaboration Accelerator, Startupbootcamp AfriTech, Now Open for Applications from the Most Disruptive Startups
Ten startups will be selected to participate in the Program that will give them access to expert-led masterclasses covering scaling fundamentals – from the business model canvas, and lean methodology, to fundraising.
Maxon Announces Cinema 4D S24
Maxon will debut the features of Cinema 4D S24 during its three-day virtual event.
Maxon Announces Redshift for macOS Including Native Support for M1-Powered Macs
Redshift for macOS signifies a milestone, bringing cutting-edge cinematic rendering to Mac artists.
Liberty Latin America Selects MATRIXX Software to Transform Customer Experience Across the Region
The MATRIXX deployment will initially focus on Liberty Latin America’s mobile offering in Puerto Rico as the company continues to enrich the 5G offering to the delight of their customers.
Mavenir and Xilinx Collaborate to Bring to Market Open RAN Massive MIMO Portfolio
Working together, the two companies have successfully completed end-to-end integration of a first-generation mMIMO solution using Open RAN principles.
Games Industry Reflects on and Recommits to #PlayApartTogether Campaign at One Year Milestone
As part of #PlayApartTogether, a large number of gaming companies agreed to disseminate evidence-based health messages from WHO to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Mavenir Launches 5G Hyperconverged Edge AI Solution for Enterprise & Telco Market Based on NVIDIA Platforms
The solution features NVIDIA’s highly flexible, power-optimized general-purpose graphics processing units (GPUs) with a high-level coding platform using NVIDIA CUDA, and Precision Time Protocol (PTP) data processing units (DPUs).
Avaya’s “Life and Work Beyond 2020” Survey Reveals Organizations Play Key Role in Individuals’ Well-Being
According to the survey, the unsurprising top sources of decreased happiness in 2020 include the COVID-19 pandemic (82%), less face-to-face contact with others (68%) and money worries (64%).
stc pay with UM MENA and InMobi Wins Four Awards at MMA SMARTIES MENA 2020
stc pay was awarded in numerous categories for its ‘Stay at Home’ campaign, which was co-facilitated by UM MENA and InMobi, the world’s leading independent marketing cloud.
Skyhook to Provide Enhanced Location Services for Microsoft Products and Services
Leveraging Skyhook’s Precision Location services will provide Microsoft with network-based Wi-Fi and Cellular positioning.
Zynga Launches Modern Match-3 Mobile Game Puzzle Combat
Players will also design impenetrable bases by constructing and upgrading buildings like foundries, workshops, training schools and quarters.