Category: Industry

SAP provides free access to two solutions to ease Covid-19 impact on supply chain, business travel

As safety and well-being issues dominate global news headlines in the wake of the spread of Covid-19, SAP has announced it is opening up free access to two of its leading applications to assist businesses grappling with the effects of the coronavirus. According to Alicia Tillman, Global Chief Marketing Officer at SAP Africa, all businesses […]
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The Fix Scholarship and Software AG SA: calling on female tech-enabled social innovators in SA

The Fix Scholarship, in partnership with Software AG South Africa, is proud to launch the Software AG Social Innovation Startup Programme – an initiative aimed at providing assistance to tech-enabled startups to solve their biggest social challenges, including providing networks, best practices and capital to scale in the industry.  Speaking on the partnership, Fix Moeti, […]
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Technology and infrastructure investment to drive Africa’s expanding transport industry

The Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), which when complete is set to be the world’s largest free trade area by the number of countries, has some exciting opportunities for Africa’s expanding transportation industry. AfCFTA seeks to increase intra-African trade by cutting tariffs by 90% and could unlock significant growth opportunities.  Francis Njiraini, Technical Director of Seidor East […]
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Orange, SES team up on O3b mPOWER Communications System and open a New Era for Satellite

Orange will be the first global telecom operator to integrate satellite-based revolutionary terabitscale O3b mPOWER communications system in its network, to support the growing demand for connectivity in Africa. Orange, one of the world’s leading multi-service telecommunications operators and present in 18 countries in Africa, will be the first telco to adopt the ground-breaking O3b mPOWER, […]
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AYFORT partners with valU to empower Egyptian consumers with “Buy Now, Pay Monthly” option

PAYFORT, an Amazon company, has announced a new partnership with MENA’s Fintech innovation of the year, valU for installment sales services, to offer payment plans to a wide group of renowned ecommerce stores who have fueled their growth through partnering with PayFort. The agreement avails yet another checkout method for Egyptian online shoppers. The ‘buy now, pay monthly’ service […]
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MTN Rwanda & Seamless Distribution Systems partner to digitize airtime top up

This month, MTN Rwanda announced a crucial milestone in their path to digitalisation; on 15 February 2020, the distribution of physical airtime vouchers was successfully phased out in favour of a fully digital solution. Norman Munyampundu, Chief Sales & Distribution Officer at MTN Rwanda commented on the transition: “This great milestone has been achieved as […]
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Safaricom successfully implements Amdocs’ revenue assurance solution

Amdocs (NASDAQ: DOX), a leading provider of software and services to communications and media companies, has announced the completion of a revenue assurance implementation at Safaricom, a major mobile network operator in Kenya. The project was designed to provide Safaricom with more comprehensive and adaptive revenue safeguards for the complete lifecycle of new services across its entire […]
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Ethiopian Electric Utility unveils new SAP system to streamline billing

The Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU) has held celebrations at its primary data center located in Addis Ababa to officially inaugurate its new SAP ERP system. The ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by honorary guest, State Minister of the Energy Sector within the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity for Ethiopia, H.E Dr. Frehiwot Woldehanna, as […]
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Microsoft and Genesys expand partnership to help enterprises seize the power of the cloud

Microsoft Corp. (www.Microsoft.com) and Genesys (www.Genesys.com) have expanded their partnership to provide enterprises with a new cloud service for contact centres that enables them to deliver superior interactions for customers. With the omnichannel customer experience solution, Genesys Engage™, running on Microsoft Azure, enterprises have the security and scalability they need to manage the complexities involved with connecting […]
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Ivory Coast selects IGN FI to Modernise its Land Administration System

Ivory Coast has faced difficulties in administering property rights for many years. Manual processing of requests and complex procedures have been leading to delays and errors, undermining the effectiveness of administering and securing property rights for citizens. In order to address this state of affairs the Ivory Coast’s Ministry of Construction, Housing and Urban Development […]
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Botswana’s RPC Data rescues Zamtel ERP

Before RPC Data of Botswana entered the fray and through a virtual lifeline, the Zambian telco experienced operation system challenges such as delayed financial reporting, frustrated end user community and issues with comprehensive access to the system. “After a long struggle with operating their tier 1 ERP system, ZAMTEL engaged RPC Data to assist them […]
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Mobile Fraud Fight Front and Centre at Mobile World Congress 2020

The battle against fraudulent payment flows affecting Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and their 5.11 billion customers will take centre stage at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020 as the globe’s leading telecoms payment protection firm confirms its attendance. Evina is a Paris-based scale-up that spent over a decade developing EVINA DCBprotect which today secures over six […]
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Dynabook Announces The World’s Lightest 13.3″ Notebook with Intel® 10th Gen Processors

Dynabook Europe GmbH has announced the Portégé X30L-G, the world’s lightest 13.3” fully featured business laptop with Intel® 10th generation processors. Uniquely designed for portability – weighing just 870g – yet packed with features to enhance connectivity, performance, security and user experience, the new device meets and exceeds Microsoft’s Modern Device standard, the benchmark for […]
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FNB Connect to offer Proudly SA Mara Phones

As a proudly South African bank, FNB today announced that FNB Connect will now offer the newly introduced and first ever made-in-South Africa, Mara Phones – the Mara X and Mara Z. FNB customers will also get to enjoy great deals available on the FNB Connect online shop, from 23 December 2019, payable over 24 […]
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GovChat keeps 50 million citizens connected

GovChat will soon officially launch its tailored technology platform that will enable millions of citizens to communicate with all arms of the South African government. GovChat has been appointed as the official citizen engagement platform for such purpose. The platform will enable citizens to inter alia, report and rate government service delivery, record service faults […]
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SA firm gets West African mobile SIM activation down to 90 sec

West African mobile network operators (MNOs) will be able to offer clients 90 second SIM card activations after Axon Wireless announced the imminent rollout of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) enhancement to its Face2Face 4.X Identity Management Platform. SA firm Axon is targeting West African MNOs with its new machine learning application that eliminates the need for […]
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