Technology

April 20, 2019

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Cisco and Dimension Data partner to drive 5G, Internet of Things, and Blockchain

Global technology company Cisco and South Africa based Dimension Data have announced a new co-innovation agreement, to develop a deeper collaboration environment and framework to jointly solve clients’ business needs.

Drawing on their respective core strengths, competencies, and technologies, Cisco and Dimension Data are coming together to provide the scale and market-reach to transform ideas into viable, deployable solutions.

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April 17, 2019

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Google opens applications for its Google Africa Certifications Scholarships for 2019

Google has announced that applications are open for the next round of Google Africa Certifications Scholarships. In line with its commitment to provide mobile developer training to 100,000 Africans to develop world-class apps, Google today said it is offering 30,000 scholarship opportunities and 1,000 grants for the Google Associate Android, Mobile Web, and Associate Cloud Engineer certifications.

The developer training is available to applicants"...

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April 17, 2019

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Government targets rural schools with cyber labs to deepen ICT penetration

An innovative initiative by government to supply modern technology equipment to disadvantaged schools in rural areas is set to change the lives of learners at these schools.

Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams and her deputy Pinky Kekana have launched the two Cyber Labs at the Nolitha Special School situated in Mount Ayliff and at Zinyosini Senior Secondary School situated in Ntabankulu.

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April 17, 2019

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Huawei Launch Track AI to Help Detect Early Signs of Visual Impairment in Children across the World

Huawei has deployed its AI expertise with leading medical research bodies to help safeguard children's eyesight. Huawei is working with IIS Aragon and DIVE Medical to co-create Track AI, an AI-powered assessment designed to detect and diagnose early signs of visual impairment in children.

The World Health Organization estimates there are 19 million children in the world with visual impairment, of which 70 to 80 percent are preventable or curable."...

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April 17, 2019

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New Study Investigates Cerebral Oxygenation Normative Values Using Masimo O3® Regional Oximetry

Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today the findings of a study, recently published in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, in which researchers at Austin Hospital in Melbourne, Australia sought to measure cerebral oxygenation in a large cohort of healthy volunteers, using Masimo O3® Regional Oximetry,"...

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April 17, 2019

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New GSMA Study: Mobile Powering Economic Growth and Job Creation Across West Africa

West Africa’s mobile ecosystem generated more than $50 billion in economic value last year – equivalent to 8.7 per cent of the region’s GDP1, according to a new GSMA study. The 2019 West Africa edition of the GSMA’s Mobile Economy report series is published at the ‘Mobile 360 – West Africa’ event being held in Abidjan this week. The study finds that rising mobile phone ownership and the ongoing migration to mobile broadband networks and services across the region will see the mobile"...

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April 17, 2019

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Gulf Insurance Group – Kuwait Selects Beyontec Suite to Drive Digital Operations

Beyontec, a global insurance information and technology solutions provider with significant business presence in Kuwait and Middle East Region today announced that it has been selected by Gulf Insurance Group Kuwait (gig-Kuwait) to implement the Beyontec Suite, its core solution, across General, Group Life, Finance and ERP Modules.

gig-Kuwait is one of the largest insurance company in Kuwait in terms of written and retained premiums in general life,"...

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April 16, 2019

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Medscheme bets on FICO decision technology to improve business

Medscheme, one of South Africa's largest providers of administrative and health risk management solutions for the healthcare sector, has created a modern decision platform for its Medical Aid Administration business, which reviews some 400,000 claim lines per day.

The innovative solution, powered by FICO® Blaze Advisor™ decision rules management system, reduced claim interventions by 15 percent in a six-month period, and has dramatically"...

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April 16, 2019

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Dr. Kossi Amessinou appointed African ICT Foundation Regional Director for Benin

The African ICT Foundation has announced the appointment of Dr. Kossi Amessinou as the Regional Director for the West Africa to pilot the affairs of the Foundation in the French speaking region of West Africa.

A statement from the Foundation signed by the Chairman Board of Trustee/President of the Foundation, Mr. Tony Ojobo said that Amessinou whose appointment takes immediate effect is saddled with the overall guidance of the Region.

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April 16, 2019

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Jumia picks BNY Mellon as its depositary bank for its IPO in the US

Pan-African e-commerce platform Jumia has picked BNY Mellon for its American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program.

Jumia is active in six regions in Africa, which consist of 14 countries that together accounted for 72% of Africa's GDP of €2 trillion and 74% of African consumer expenditure of €1.4 trillion in 2018. Each Jumia ADR represents two ordinary shares and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under symbol 'JMIA.'

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