Digital Transformation

Cloudmania Scoops the Microsoft Partner of the Year Award

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The Mindset Needed for a Successful Digital Transition

Digital transformation is not a new concept, and South African businesses have steadily evolved and increased their inclusion of digital tools over time, with a faster influx happening over the past three years. The adoption rate has accelerated due to the pandemic. Businesses were forced to adopt new ways of working, and digital transformation forms part of that. In some industries, readily available client options have increased as internet speed has also improved. But how do companies determine what kind of digital intervention is needed for their business and who to partner with? According to Ian Nel, Strategic Planning & Programs Director at Canon Southern Africa, it comes down to people, process and then technology. “Digital adoption starts with understanding the needs of the env...

Proven Consult Partners with Leading Insurance Firm in Africa to Provide Intelligent Business Automation

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74% Of Channel Partners Report Surging Demand For Data Analytics And Growth Opportunities for Subscription Models

Kerry Grimes, Global Head of Partners – AVEVA. Nearly three-fourths (74%) of respondents in a recent AVEVA channel survey said end customers are seeking technologies that provide predictive analytics to support sustainability goals. A similar majority (76%) said the industrial internet of things (IIoT) and edge computing are of paramount importance for their end customers.  AVEVA’s global channel partners reported an active focus on growing and supporting these segments as industrial enterprises rapidly seek to connect and integrate field devices. The online survey polled 108 different AVEVA partner companies including distributors, solution providers and system integrators in every major region (Asia Pacific, Latin America, North America and Europe, Middle East and Africa). The...

How Mobile is Leading the Charge in Connecting Africa’s Unconnected

Kegan Peffer, CEO of tech startup Adoozy Power. Digital innovations are transforming every aspect of life on the African continent, from healthcare to agriculture; education to transit and logistics; from finance and commerce to media and entertainment. As Africa’s trailblazing fintech solutions have already proven, there’s limitless potential to solve intractable socio-economic problems; to leapfrog costly infrastructural development, and start providing services and products to non-consumers. All of this depends on connectivity. Mobile Connectivity in Africa According to the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank more than 520 million Africans were connected to the internet by 2021, that’s 40% of all Africans, considerably less than global standards. Across the va...

How Digital Transformation is Greening the Power Sector

David Thomason Digital solutions are delivering environmental benefits across the power and utility sector in different ways, whether by improving asset efficiency, increasing overall business value, or strengthening ESG reporting says David Thomason, Industry Principal – Power Generation at AVEVA. The power sector is increasingly under pressure to find newer, cleaner ways of producing, storing, and distributing power as environmental, social and governance (ESG) regulations begin to take effect. In recognition of this fundamental imperative, utility leaders are already adjusting their business models to maintain their social license to operate while simultaneously protecting their financial outcomes.  As in other industries, digital tools offer the opportunity to reconcile these ambi...

Revolutionizing property management – How is technology bringing about this change

Text Property Management is on the white paper with coffee, calculator and ball pen aside. With 2022 on the horizon, property maintenance and management are taking new directions. It might be burdensome to catch up with trends but there are things that can assist a property manager to reach the zenith of success. Owners and managers have to watch out for technological advancements in the field of property management. Considering the types of property maintenance jobs that a property owner has to do, giving way to technological gadgets can facilitate the process of the task. Currently, there are several property owners who are eventually realizing the vitality of using software through which they can make their properties lucrative. For instance, in 2018, the total revenue gained by the PMS...

MTN Rwanda Partners with Ericsson

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Dimension Data Appoints New CEO for Africa

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Why Data Compliance is Critical for Your Business

The regulatory environment is a complex one that impacts all facets of a business. And if dealing with the continually evolving South African compliance landscape is not challenging enough, companies must also keep in mind new EU regulations that can also affect them even if they do not have operations there. Much of this comes down to how data is managed, the expectations of regulators, and how customers are influenced by this both locally and abroad. Every company, regardless of industry, uses data to improve engagement, enhance business processes, drive product innovation, and differentiate itself in a competitive market. As such, data must be managed as the mission-critical asset it is. This extends to policies, stewardship (as it pertains to the management and oversight of data), and ...

Mark Zuckerberg Says the Metaverse will Come Costly

Mark Zuckerberg visits Meta’s first ever retail shop. Image sourced from Facebook (Mark Zuckerbeg). Mark Zuckerberg told shareholders on Wednesday that the metaverse project will bleed a lot of money and that some products will not be ready for 15 years. According to Business Insider, the Meta CEO told shareholders that he spent $10-billion on the idea of a virtual world in 2021 alone. “We want to get the hardware to be as affordable as possible for everyone, and make sure the digital economy grows,” Zuckerberg said. Meta currently has 10,000 employees working on the metaverse and wants to hire an additional 10,000 to work on the project. The giant company also announced that it is holding up on hiring, so the plans to push this project forward might be delayed further. Zuckerberg re...

Zoho Announced as Platinum Sponsor for the Digital Transformation Forum 2022

Zoho Corp, a global technology company, has officially been announced as Platinum Sponsor for the upcoming Digital Transformation Forum 2022 to be held at the Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa on 31 May 2022. This hybrid event will see industry experts come together to tackle ideas on how to navigate the future-of-work, future-of-integration, connected digital experience, data management, and digital innovation strategies all in efforts to prepare your business for its successful digital transformation journey. Zoho Officially Joins DTF2022 as Platinum Sponsor With 50+ apps in nearly every major business category, including sales, marketing, customer support, accounting and back-office operations, and an array of productivity and collaboration tools, Zoho Corporation is one of the...