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IBM SA, Tshimologong Precinct launch acceleration bootcamp

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     11th September 2018 IBM South Africa, through its Equity Equivalence Investment Programme (EEIP), together with with the Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, has launched a Startup Accelerator, which will run from October 8 to November 16.  The Startup Accelerator is designed to enable the development of... 

AI can help break down data silos to augment human decision-making

By: Schalk Burger     11th May 2018 Artificial intelligence (AI) systems are best suited to help companies explore and exploit the data that they have, simultaneously improving their business models and processes, a range of information technology (IT) experts say. The main improvements and benefits of AI derive from being able to... 

Digital platform opens up ‘new collar’ work vista for millions of Africans

By: Schalk Burger     28th April 2017 Digital devices and systems are crucial components of almost all professions and are changing industries and economies worldwide. Familiarity and competence with these technologies are usually the result of education and access to the technologies. Technology multinational IBM’s Digital-Nation... 

Digital platform opens up ‘new collar’ work vista for millions of Africans

By: Schalk Burger     28th April 2017 Digital devices and systems are crucial components of almost all professions and are changing industries and economies worldwide. Familiarity and competence with these technologies are usually the result of education and access to the technologies. Technology multinational IBM’s Digital-Nation... 

Altron selects MTN’s Nyati to replace Venter as CEO, narrows FY16 losses

By: Natasha Odendaal     8th March 2017 Following a rigorous recruitment process and a global search for a suitable candidate, MTN South Africa (SA) CEO Mteto Nyati has been appointed the new group CEO of JSE-listed Allied Electronics (Altron), effective no later than July 1. Nyati, who will succeed outgoing Altron CEO Robbie Venter,... 

Stakeholders urged to embrace fast-approaching digital mining

By: Kim Cloete     11th February 2016 With the interplay between technological development and the mining industry becoming increasingly prominent, delegates at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba have been urged to embrace the concept of digital mining. Diversified metals and mining major Vedanta Resources CEO Tom... 

Eastern Cape ICT incubator posts good 2015 results

By: Schalk Burger     22nd January 2016 Ten new technology startup companies were established in Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape, in 2015 with the help of the local Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda) of the Department of Small Business Development. The Seda Nelson Mandela Bay information and communication technology (ICT)... 

Ekurhuleni unveils aerotropolis catalytic projects 

By: Schalk Burger     17th November 2015 The first so-called catalytic projects that will boost the broader investment case of the aerotropolis, to be built in Ekurhuleni, were unveiled to investors at the inaugural aerotropolis investment conference, held at Emperor's Palace, on Tuesday. These catalytic projects are investments and... 

Joburg digital precinct aims to nurture new generation of tech entrepreneurs

By: Sashnee Moodley     28th August 2015 Although the Tshimologong digital precinct in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, is just one of the city’s districts dedicated to economic and social development, it aims to use information and communication technology (ICT) to help solve social and economic problems in Johannesburg through innovation.... 

Joburg digital precinct aims to nurture new generation of tech entrepreneurs

By: Sashnee Moodley     28th August 2015 Although the Tshimologong Digital Precinct in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, is just one of the city’s districts dedicated to economic and social development, it aims to use information and communications technology (ICT) to help solve social and economic problems in Johannesburg through innovation.  

High Impact Employee Volunteering: A New Way for CSI

18th August 2015 Corporate Social Investment can sometimes be a challenging affair, which is why the FirstRand Foundation continues to highlight ‘CSI That Works’ in its breakfast events of the same name. The most recent event saw speakers discussing high impact employee volunteering programmes. Speaking at the... 

IBM’s R700m equity equivalent investment programme kicks off

By: Natasha Odendaal     1st July 2015 The first leg of one of South Africa’s largest equity equivalent investment programmes (EEIP) aimed at bringing a research hub to the nation’s shores along with enterprise and deep skills development was officially implemented on Wednesday. The launch of an enterprise development programme marked... 

IBM launches second Africa research lab

By: Schalk Burger     6th February 2015 Computing giant IBM has launched its second research, development and innovation laboratory in Africa, which would focus on applying information and communications technologies (ICT) to healthcare, mining and urbanisation challenges. The laboratory would be part of the University of the... 

Tech shifts mean opportunity for progressive companies

17th June 2014 Companies can no longer ignore the significant shifts playing out in the technology space and how these will impact the growth of their businesses, says Hannes van Vuuren, SWG Executive for IBM South Africa speaking at this year’s IBM Business Connect recently. Progressive companies are tackling... 

Smart collaboration needed to tackle big government issues like crime

24th October 2013 Private-public sector collaboration, underpinned by smart technologies, stand to significantly reduce South Africa’s crime levels, says IBM South Africa. Speaking from GovTech 2013, IBM South Africa Sales Lead Hamilton Ratshefola noted that the most recent crime statistics, while showing some... 

Focus innovation for transformation, urges IBM

23rd October 2013 The innovations that will successfully transform South Africa will be those that are right for the conditions and needs in the country, because innovation simply for the sake of innovation does not help the world work better. This is according to Abe Thomas, IBM South Africa Country General... 

Company Annoucements:Concrete support needed for SA ICT startups

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd October 2013 While funding is a critical factor in the success of any start-up, to remain viable and grow, businesses need a great deal more than this, says Clayton Booysen, ISV and Developer Relations Lead for IBM South Africa. “New companies often need business-focused guidance and mentorship. They need... 

Technology can drive significant business change and innovation

By: Schalk Burger     6th September 2013 Technology can help companies to reduce business process cycle times and increase throughput and profit, as well as reduce risks to insurance companies, retailers and banks, says information technology giant IBM South Africa sales director Hamilton Ratshefola. Competition is fierce in most... 

Evaluating changing cyber security risks in real time

By: Schalk Burger     28th June 2013 Analysis of large volumes of data entering companies can be used to assess information technology (IT) and cyber security risks in real time as they change, says global software giant IBM security services associate practice leader Greg Sinclair. For example, the impact on operations from denial... 

IBM launches data aggregation project to analyse SA’s water distribution system

By: Joanne Taylor     26th April 2013 Information technology (IT) giant International Business Machines (IBM) South Africa recently launched a crowd-sourcing project to capture, share and analyse information about the water distribution system in the country. 

IT group offers water treatment solution

By: Samantha Herbst     12th October 2012 Information technology (IT) giant IBM South Africa is ready to support the Department of Water Affairs (DWA) in its endeavour to improve water management and governance as stipulated by the second National Water Resources Strategy (NWRS2), says the software group’s executive architect Mweene... 

IBM says integrated solution could help lower IT costs

By: Schalk Burger     25th May 2012 Businesses can use a single, multipurpose information technology (IT) system to meet its IT demands and reduce expenses incurred in maintaining skills and systems that are not in their area of speciality, says US IT giant IBM Software Group VP Bob Garnero. 

Company Announcement: IBM helps clients and business partners embrace new approach to application development

7th May 2012 IBM has introduced new offerings to make it easier for business partners and clients to create "patterns of expertise", a new software capability first introduced as part of IBM's PureSystems family of expert integrated systems.  

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