Alibaba Cloud’s strategic move to gain foothold in Africa

Exclusive deal with BCX strikes a blow for system integrator’s enterprise market segment aspirations and provides a sound platform for global cloud services provider to broaden its appeal in emerging markets.
Christopher Tredger
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Yesterday

Africa has voice on Binance Global Advisory Board

Ibukun Awosika from Nigeria and South African Leslie Maasdorp are part of the initiative to support sustainable development of blockchain technology.
2:00
Yesterday

MTN Cameroon CEO launches charm offensive

Mitwa Ng'ambi has met with several industry operators and stakeholders to gage level of support, activity and cooperation.
2:50

SA data science recruitment start-up to address UN

Zindi is scheduled to lead a session at the 8th edition of the UN Science Summit.
2:20
Thursday

BCX pens deal with Alibaba Cloud to cover South Africa

The two parties confirmed an exclusive distribution contract to grant BCX exclusive rights and authority to distribute Alibaba Cloud’s products.
1:50

Africa dragging its heels on IPv6 migration

As an example, Kenya’s rate of adoption is under 8%, and the government has stipulated a deadline of July 2023 for full migration.
1:50
Thursday

Jumia’s Coca-Cola deal will help quench Africa’s thirst for online deals

The initial rollout will be in Nigeria, Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Côte d'Ivoire, and Uganda.
2:10

Siemon deep dives into the value of the datacentre in Africa’s data-centric market

Global network infrastructure specialist Siemon launches new Data Centre Industry Insight Series to provide industry professionals with information and perspective.
2:00

Regulatory stand-off could stall Yango’s journey in Cameroon

Russian ride-hailing app is in hot water for alleged non-compliance with industry regulation.
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Ways to fortify your security strategy

Building a robust security posture not only protects operations but also helps drive business outcomes says Michel Nader, Sr. Regional Director - Data Protection & Cyber Recovery Solutions - META, Dell Technologies.

Wednesday

Achieving business outcomes in technology implementations requires transformative leadership

Transformative leadership drives an outcomes-focused approach and appreciates that operational excellence is non-negotiable says James Hickman, Head of Sales, Marketing & Solutions at Altron Karabina.

Tuesday

The role of cloud and SaaS in making the most of AfCFTA

Pragasen Moodley, Director: Key Account Management at Sage Africa and Middle East, says in terms of free trade agreements and exports, digital innovation can increase Africa’s competitiveness.

Monday
Business Wire
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Tecnotree is the First Digital Platform Company in the World to be Certified for Real-World Open API Implementation by TM Forum
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