Digital Transformation’s Impact on Businesses within South Africa

Digital transformation is changing the ways businesses operate throughout the world. New technologies like cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and predictive analytics, already have had a profound impact on the world’s economies and continue to disrupt industries. Recognising this potential, government strategies today are emphasizing the role of digital in accelerating economic diversification, …

Global Government IT Spending to Decline by 0.6% in 2020

According to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc. Worldwide government IT spending is forecast to total $438 billion in 2020, a decrease of 0.6% from 2019.Global government IT spending will represent 16% of total enterprise IT spending across all industries, which is forecast to total $2.7 trillion in 2020, a decrease of 8% year over …

Huawei launches Africa Cloud and AI Innovation Centre

Huawei has announced the launch of a Africa-based Cloud and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Innovation Centre to drive innovation, knowledge transfer and economic growth through app development in the AI industry. The announcement was made by Ray Rui, President of HUAWEI CLOUD Africa Region, during the HUAWEI CLOUD Summit Africa 2020, an online event to unpack …

Report: African mobile users pay 3 times more for data and voice

The recurring theme of mobile internet prices is that while they are dropping globally, they are not dropping fast enough in Africa. The resulting reality is internet users across the continent pay the highest prices for mobile data relative to average monthly income. A similar theme exists for voice packages too as an International Telecommunication …

How to reset Africa’s e-health systems after Covid-19

As COVID-19 rages on, it gives Africa multiple reasons to turn to mobile innovations in order to leapfrog the continent’s e-health services. Externally, the overwhelming of healthcare systems in G7 countries suggests a catastrophe is simmering in Africa, while the resurgence of the pandemic across the world suggests that we are in for a long …

Opera Mini 50 launches with major update and fully revamped design of Opera Mini

Opera has launched Opera Mini 50, a small, fast and powerful browser that comes with unique features such as data compression technology, a download manager with offline file-sharing capabilities, and a built-in ad-blocker. Over 15 years, Opera Mini has provided people with a better browsing experience. Now, with version 50, Opera has fully revamped its …

Google Launches a $1 Million Pan-African Grant for safe internet use

Google on Tuesday announced the launch of a $1 million pan-African Google.org safe internet fund to support innovative ideas around privacy, trust and the safety of children, young people, and families online across sub-Saharan Africa. The grant is intended to support training by non-profit and social enterprises focusing on privacy, trust and safe internet in …

Safaricom seeking to monetise customer location data in its massive customer base

According to a local daily, Safaricom is seeking to pre-qualify suppliers of a location tracking and intelligence platform, and has invited bids for the service that would help the operator to build profiles of customers based on their locations and telephone usage. This could be signalling the telecoms firm’s plan to monetise data in its …