Microsoft adds OCR support for two of South African languages in public preview

Microsoft has added two of South Africa's official languages, Afrikaans and IsiZulu, Optical Character Recognition (OCR) support, in public preview. OCR support for local languages allows users to use data processing to label content in their own language, making it easy to use technology. OCR...

23 Feb 2021

Liquid Telecom obtains QBS Group's Middle East and African operations

Liquid Telecom has bought Middle East and African operations of Quattro Business Solutions. QBS is a company that specialises in Microsoft Dymanics business software. This acquisition gives Liquid Telecom the ability to be an excellent Microsoft partner, offering Dynamics 365 in addition to Office...

29 Jan 2021

Accenture, Salesforce expand partnership to help companies drive sustainability

Accenture and Salesforce have expanded their partnership to help companies embed sustainability into their business, meet growing customer and stakeholder expectations and contribute to advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A combination of Accenture's Sustainability...

27 Jan 2021

Kyocera wins EDP Award for its inkjet production printing device

Kyocera Document Solutions Europe has won the European Digital Press Association (EDP) award for its latest inkjet production printing device, the TASKalfa Pro 15000c. The awards were held in December 2020 in an online presentation, with a total of 29 award winners. The EDP Awards are Europe's...

27 Jan 2021

Former Cell C exec arrested in connection with R64m scam

Times Live has reported that Mohamed Ismail Adamjee, a former IT manager at Cell C, has been arrested by the Hawks in connection with an alleged tender scam worth R64m. Adamjee is alleged to have colluded with the director of a contracted entity responsible for network services at Cell C from 2012...

25 Jan 2021

Fortinet continues to offer security training courses at no cost

Fortinet has announced that all its self-paced, advanced security training courses will remain free beyond 2021. The company's free training initiative provides learners access to more than 30 free security courses, preparation for NSE Certification exams, and continuing professional credits....

18 Jan 2021

AWS, BlackBerry Limited partner to develop new intelligent vehicle data platform

Amazon.com company, Amazon Web Services (AWS), has announced a multi-year global agreement with intelligent security software and services company, BlackBerry Limited, to develop and market BlackBerry's intelligent vehicle data platform, IVY. BlackBerry IVY is a scalable, cloud-connected...

4 Dec 2020

LaLiga teams up with Mondia group as its strategic, commercial partner

LaLiga has signed mobile technology company Mondia group as its technology and commercial partner for the creation of its first ever subscription-based mobile platform, LaLiga Xtra. The platform will be made available in the coming months to operator's customers in its Europe, Middle East and Africa...

4 Dec 2020

Telkom launches digital payments platform

Local telecommunications company, Telkom, has launched a digital payments platform known as Telkom Pay Digital Wallet - (Telkom Pay). The platform enables users to send and/or receive money and purchase prepaid airtime, data and electricity using their mobile phones through the WhatsApp messaging...

3 Dec 2020

Huawei integrates Zapper into Huawei Pay

Huawei has integrated mobile payments platform Zapper into its Huawei Pay offering. The integration will allow mobile phone owners to make fast and safe payments using Zapper's scan-to-pay function. Zapper will be part of the Huawei Pay wallet which will soon be supported by all Huawei models...

1 Dec 2020

Mushfiqoh Samodien named Standard Bank's Top Women in Tech

The Standard Bank Top Women Award 2020 winners were announced at a recent virtual award ceremony. The awards honoured those whose unfailing vision and innovative leadership have positively impacted women in South Africa. The virtual event celebrated those accelerating transformation and creating...

12 Oct 2020

iOCO and Locstat form partnership

Technology solutions provider iOCO and software company Locstat have partnered. The partnership will enable iOCO to add Locstat's offerings to its own and internationally extend Locstat's reach.

28 Sep 2020

Rain doubles amount of Pargo Pick-up Points for 4G SIMs

Rain has doubled the number of Pargo Pick-up Points where customers can collect a Rain 4G SIM. There are now 260 Pargo Pick-up Points inside selected Clicks stores in Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal, the Western Cape, North West, the Eastern Cape and Free State. In addition, customers can still choose to...

7 Jul 2020

WPP, SuperAwesome partner to advance cybersecurity for kids

Kid-tech platform SuperAwesome and WPP have partnered to enhance the standards of privacy for children in the global digital ecosystem. With children making up 40% of all new internet users, the partnership seeks to address the imbalances of today's internet infrastructure, which was designed for...

28 May 2020

MACmobile announces partnership with Cognizance Processing

FMCG value chain solutions provider MACmobile has partnered with Cognizance Processing, a cross-platform retail analysis business. Cognizance's Amazon Web Services (AWS)-based platform and Computer Vision capabilities are being integrated into MACmobile's suite of tools, as well as the robust...

4 May 2020

Slow internet speeds in SA

Seacom announced that it is aware of the outage on the West coast undersea cable, WACs, that is currently affecting numerous South African ISPs. While repairs on the WACs undersea cable systems have been planned, many ISPs will need to re-route their traffic via alternative paths, such as Seacom's...

2 Apr 2020

Blue Prism opens office in SA

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) pioneer, Blue Prism announced that it will be expanding its global presence by opening up a local office in Cape Town, South Africa. Blue Prism's former sales director for Africa, Greg Newton, is relocating from Blue Prism's UK office to Cape Town to serve as the...

13 Mar 2020

Eutelsat Konnect successfully launched
Eutelsat Konnect successfully launched

The Eutelsat Konnect satellite was successfully launched into Geostationary Transfer Orbit by Arianespace using an Ariane 5 rocket that lifted off from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, at 9.05 pm Universal Time (10.05 pm CET) on 16 January 2020. The separation of the all-electric...

20 Jan 2020

Leadership changes at MTN Group

MTN Group has announced that Gordian Kyomukama has been appointed as the new MTN South Sudan CEO, effective 21 January 2020. Gordian is a seasoned telecoms executive, with close to 30 years of experience in the sector, most of which have been with MTN. MTN Cameroon CEO, Hendrik Kasteel, will be...

17 Jan 2020

Kaspersky wins "Brand of the Year" award

Kaspersky was named "Brand of the Year" in the Anti-virus Software category at the World Branding Awards. The company rebranded earlier in the year. The new branding reflects Kaspersky's vision of the future and its approach to business. The World Branding Forum, which recently took place at...

25 Nov 2019

Jack Daniel's launches AR app

Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey has rolled out an Augmented Reality (AR) app that will take consumers on a virtual journey of the Jack Daniel Distillery through a series of pop-up book style dioramas with more than 10 minutes of content providing an engaging experience rich with stories and visuals...

10 Sep 2019

TFG adopts Pure Storage

Pure Storage, a data solutions provider that helps innovators build a better world with data, has been adopted by The Foschini Group Ltd (TFG). Pure Storage's solutions will allow TFG to empower over 23,000 employees with the technology and tools they need to build meaningful and lasting...

5 Aug 2019

thryve opens office in Canada

thryve, a provider of insurance, risk and governance technology solutions, has opened an office in Toronto, Canada. This branch is expected to look into tapping the fast-emerging and growing digital Canadian market. "The technology sector in Canada is growing at an incredible rate," said Neer...

16 Jul 2019

Argility, Shoprite Furniture Group celebrate 21-year journey

Argility has shared details of its 21-year journey with the Shoprite Furniture Group, trading under the brands of OK Furniture, House & Home and OK Power Express. The group appointed Argility in 1996 to provide Shoprite Furniture - a trading division of Shoprite Holdings Limited - with end-to-end...

3 Jul 2019

Vodacom Group sells its enterprise focused operations

Vodacom Group have announced that it has entered into an agreement with Synergy Communications, who will acquire 100% of Vodacom Business Africa's (VBA) operations in Nigeria, Zambia and Cote d'Ivoire. The two entities are in the process of concluding the acquisitions, which are subject to the...

21 Jun 2019

Deadline extended for Africa Cup

The SA Innovation Summit has announced that the deadline for Africa Cup entries has been extended to 28 June 2019. This will enable more entrepreneurs to compete for a total of R8.5 million in investment funding. The Africa Cup is a partnership between the SA Innovation Summit and the Unicorn...

5 Jun 2019

StorTech rebrands to Nexio

StorTech, which has long been associated with high-quality storage, data centre technology and networking solutions, recently announced the launch of its new corporate brand identity, name and tagline. The organisation will now be known as Nexio, and the company's new tagline is "The trusted IT...

23 May 2019

Kaspersky Lab to open office in Rwanda

Kaspersky Lab has announced plans to open a new office in Kigali, Rwanda, to support the rapid growth of its business in East Africa. This strategic move will provide more room for development as well as closer proximity to new partners in the region, allowing Kaspersky Lab to continue its expansion...

21 May 2019

WhatsApp Business looks to Freshworks for customer engagement solution

Mobile application WhatsApp has integrated Freshworks's customer engagement suite in its WhatsApp Business solution. The integration of Freshworks's technology will allow on-the-go conversational support via WhatsApp, which means users can now reach out to businesses with any query directly on...

24 Apr 2019

Automation Anywhere expands to Africa

Automation Anywhere, a developer of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software, announced the expansion of its operations in Africa and (Rest of the World) ROW countries, with plans to open an office in Johannesburg, South Africa. To lead the company's expansion, Sriram Narayanan has been...

1 Apr 2019

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