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5G is coming. Here’s what it could mean for South Africa.

Research by MIT indicates that, between 2020 and 2035, 5G's contribution to global GDP will be roughly the size of India's entire economy says Samantha Naidoo, Telco Industry Value Advisor at SAP Africa.

22 Feb

Will technology reinvent ‘the new normal’ in 2021?

This year we will see technology have a stronger impact on the world with the changes driven by a stronger sense of purpose says Mohammed Amin, Sr. Vice-President - MERAT, Dell Technologies.

Wednesday

Ecommerce in 2021: Kenya’s US$1.5-billion industry

Ecommerce legislation in Africa has failed to meet digital advances says Patrick Ndegwa, SEACOM East Africa Business Sales Lead.

15 Feb
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WDR expands HD capacity with SES on ASTRA 19.2 degrees East
Expansion of services allows German viewers to enjoy WDR’s TV programming in HD quality
Featurespace Launches Automated Deep Behavioral Networks
World leader in Enterprise Financial Crime prevention introduces a deeper layer of defense for card and payments
L&T Technology Services Selected by Airbus for Skywise Partner Programme
LTTS to provide technology and digital engineering solutions for Airbus’ Skywise platform
Wipro Marks 25 Years of Partnership With Cisco; Launches Cisco Business Unit
Business Unit will leverage Cisco technologies to develop industry-leading transformative solutions
OAG and IATA Strengthen Data Partnership to Combat Market and Schedule Volatility
Comprehensive data supplied by OAG’s new cloud platform will help power IATA’s Airport IS market intelligence tool.
Affise Raises $8M Series A to Make Partnerships a Measurable and Transparent Marketing Channel
“The funding round will help the team focus on geographic expansion in regions where advertising, affiliate marketing and economy as a whole are growing, namely the States and Asian countries. With such a great team and product, we believe in success,” - commented Artyom Inyutin, Co-founder & Head of Investments, TMT Investments.
ReNew Power, India’s Leading Renewable Energy Company, to Publicly List through Business Combination with RMG Acquisition Corporation II in $8 Billion Transaction
Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company would be named ReNew Energy Global PLC and would be publicly listed under the symbol “RNW”.
Poplar Co. Ltd Switches to Rimini Street Support for SAP BusinessObjects and SAP Sybase IQ Database Software
Japanese convenience store chain increases ROI from existing SAP releases; plans to leverage savings on support and maintenance costs to help drive competitive advantage
La Fondation Dassault Systèmes Supports the Launch of InnoTechLab in Cameroon to Transform Local Innovation and Education
Skilled volunteers from Dassault Systèmes will share their knowledge of digital technologies to help train a new generation of African engineers
SES Government Solutions to Provide New Portable Maritime Solution
Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite communications will support U.S. servicemen overseas
“Aman Residences, Tokyo” and New “Janu Tokyo” Hotel Brand Highlight Toranomon-Azabudai Urban Redevelopment Project
Mori Building and Aman Resorts conclude partnership for major development in heart of Tokyo
Protegrity Launches Partner Network to Secure Global Innovation in AI, Analytics, and Cloud
New program addresses the increased demand for advanced data-security solutions for mission-critical privacy, AI, and cloud initiatives by equipping partners with the tools needed to meet joint-customers’ unique requirements
JEOL: Release of the New Gas Chromatograph – Time-of-flight Mass Spectrometer JMS-T2000GC AccuTOF(TM) GC-Alpha – the Ultimate GC-MS With Superior Performance and Ease of Operation
The basic hardware performance has been greatly improved and a new generation of automated data analysis software is included in the standard configuration.
Spotify Announces Addition to Board of Directors
Spotify announced that Mona Sutphen will join the Spotify Board of Directors in April of 2021, subject to shareholder approval.
Jaguar Land Rover Reimagines the Future of Modern Luxury by Design
Jaguar Land Rover will reimagine the future of modern luxury by design through its two distinct, British brands.
Africa Finance Corporation hires Blackstone’s Zarou CEO, Sameh Shenouda, as CIO
Africa Finance Corporation announce Sameh Shenouda as its new Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer.
Presenting the 2020 Partech Africa Report: The African Tech ecosystem is still accelerating with 359 equity rounds (+44% YoY) to a total funding of US$ 1.43B (-29% YoY)
In 2020, more startups have closed deals than in any previous year: 359 deals were closed by 347 startups, compared with 250 rounds in 2019, i.e., a +44% growth YoY.
Inseego Wavemaker™ PRO 5G Indoor Router Approved for Enterprise and SMB Customers Worldwide
New “Built for Enterprise” 5G solution provides high-speed, low-latency broadband connectivity along with cloud management for service providers, private networks, campuses and business locations
LiveRamp to Acquire DataFleets to Power Next-Generation Distributed Data Collaboration
This acquisition expands LiveRamp’s data protection capabilities to unlock greater data access and control for its customers.
$100M XPRIZE for Carbon Removal Funded by Elon Musk to Fight Climate Change
The largest incentive prize in history to attract and inspire innovators to develop and scale carbon removal solutions to combat climate change.
Rimini Street Now an Approved Supplier on New Zealand Government Marketplace
Agreement with New Zealand Government facilitates easier access to Rimini Street’s support service alternatives for Oracle, SAP and Salesforce enterprise software
Schlumberger New Energy, the CEA and Partners Announce Appointment of CEO of Genvia, a Clean Hydrogen Production Technology Venture
Genvia governance is established with a Board of Directors from Genvia partner companies, and the definition of a clear roadmap of ambitious milestones for the development and industrialization of solid oxide technologies.
Bboxx and Trafigura to accelerate progress on UN SDG 7 in Africa
This landmark agreement brings together complementary expertise to fast-track progress on clean cooking access in Africa.
Spotify Launches in South Korea
World’s most popular audio streaming subscription service launches in the birthplace of K-Pop
Ampol Resets SAP Strategy and Switches to Rimini Street Support for its SAP Software
Australian transport fuels company immediately liberates support cost savings and defers migration to S/4HANA
L&T Technology Services Wins 2021 BIG Innovation Awards, USA
LTTS recognized in the “Product” Category for its innovative healthcare and smart campus solutions - Chest rAI™ & i-BEMS
83% of Oracle Database Licensees Cite Vendor Support Costs as Excessive or Too Much; Burdensome Updates and Poor Vendor Support Among Top Challenges in Survey
Oracle Database licensees may consider using third-party support to provide better, more cost-efficient support and extend the lifespan of current releases
Cloudreach Launches DevOps as a Service to Provide Flexible Support for Organizations Driving IT Transformation
This new offering combines Cloudreach development and operations, making them available ‘as a Service’ via a simple and flexible subscription model.
MPEG LA Announces Development of VVC (Versatile Video Coding) Pool License
VVC expected to improve video compression efficiency and functionality
Esri Launches ArcGIS Platform
Comprehensive Location Services, Data, and Mapping Tools Are Available to Developers
UnitedLex Integrates Microsoft Cloud to Globally Scale Digital Transformation of Legal Services
UnitedLex has integrated Microsoft solutions into its software portfolio since 2008 and has deep experience working closely with Microsoft.
OPEC Fund Supports Post-COVID-19 African Infrastructure With $50m Loan to Africa Finance Corporation
This represents the first direct financing co-operation between the two institutions.
H2O.ai Launches H2O AI Hybrid Cloud
H2O.ai announces H2O AI Hybrid Cloud, an end-to-end AI platform that enables organizations to build rapidly, share, and use AI models and applications.
ISACA Releases New Report on Privacy Trends, Obstacles and Predictions Ahead of Data Privacy Day
As Data Privacy Day approaches this week, ISACA has released a new survey report exploring past and future trends in privacy by design, privacy obstacles and privacy workforce.
ACAMS’ 4th Anti-Financial Crime Conference – Africa to Host Leading Compliance Experts on Region’s Greatest Emerging Regulatory Risks
Speakers include representatives from ESAAMLG, UNODC, Basel Institute on Governance and FIU officials from six African nations