Category: Business

Trudeau says government has not yet made a decision regarding its Huawei 5G security review

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government has not yet decided if it will allow Huawei to participate in the deployment of 5G networks. This comes after the U.K. government has reportedly drawn up a plan to phase out Huawei equipment from its 5G networks by 2023 citing national security concerns. Earlier this year in […]

New owners of Zoona Malawi pledge increased benefits to citizens

Mukuru, one of the largest international money operators and remittance companies in Africa, has confirmed its acquisition of Zoona Malawi’s operational assets and technology systems. Zoona, which has worked with Mukuru for four years as a trusted partner enables entrepreneurs to bring safe and reliable financial services to underserved rural communities in Malawi and elsewhere. […]

Current fintech surge to further disrupt traditional bank sector

Traditional banks will fall even further behind in market share and customer experience due to the global coronavirus pandemic, warns the CEO of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations. The comments from Nigel Green, founder and chief executive of deVere Group, follow research that the use of financial apps is up by […]

Royal Canadian Legion launches online fundraisers for support amid COVID-19 pandemic

Royal Canadian Legion launches online fundraisers for support amid COVID-19 pandemic

Several Royal Canadian Legion branches have started online fundraisers to help with financial setbacks amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization is continuing to help veterans, but many branches are hoping to receive assistance through fundraising to pay bills, as reported by The Canadian Press. Although branches have access to receive $3 million to help out […]

Building the secure foundation for today’s new norm

Thought Leadership: Kristine Dahl, vice president for End User Computing, EMEA, VMware As the first days turn into weeks, and in certain countries months, the initial chaos provoked by the coronavirus pandemic is now, for many organisations, becoming a new normal. Disruption still reigns, yet employers of all sizes are striving for continuity while keeping employees […]

COVID-19 may be a tipping point for knowledge work

By Ryan Falkenberg is co-founder and CEO of CLEVVA We are all living the unimaginable. So many face tragedy and hardship. It’s a time for compassion and care for those hardest hit by this global pandemic.  COVID-19 is set to be a tipping point in many ways. One of those is a re-evaluation of how we […]

Gartner Says Strongest Demand for AI Talent Comes from Non-IT Departments

Gartner Says Strongest Demand for AI Talent Comes from Non-IT Departments

For the past four years, the strongest demand for talent with artificial intelligence (AI) skills has not come from the IT department, but rather, from other business units in the organisation, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner Talent Neuron data shows that although the IT department’s need for AI talent has tripled between 2015 and 2019, the number of AI jobs […]

Transforming the corporate network with AI

By Donovoan Couve, Comstor Pre-Sales Manager, Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa. More than 40% of organisations will be deploying artificial intelligence (AI) solutions by the end of this year. This does not come without its challenges as the complexities involved in moving from a pilot phase to enterprise-wide adoption are significant. Fundamental to this is ensuring the corporate network […]

Wow Mobile temporarily closes retail stores due to COVID-19

Wow Mobile temporarily closes retail stores due to COVID-19

Wow Mobile announced plans to temporarily close retail stores across Canada to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. In a post to its Facebook page, the retailer said “The impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt by individuals and communities around the world. Given the rapidly changing environment, we must all do our part in […]

Publiseer Selected To Join Seedstars Investment Readiness Program

The digital content distribution company, Publiseer, has been selected as one of the 10 socially driven businesses of the Migration Entrepreneurship Prize by the Human Security Division of the Swiss FDFA, to join the Seedstars Investment Readiness Program (IRP). The Migration Entrepreneurship prize aims at supporting socially driven businesses that provide innovative solutions that alleviate pressure on […]