Category archives for: ICT Guest

The future of postal services: Digital transformation driving new business models 

Dr Gilbert Saggia, Managing Director: East Africa at SAP Africa

By GILBERT SAGGIA FROM the time the first state-run courier was established by Roman Emperor Augustus in the first century AD, global postal services have slowly evolved: the first postage stamps, for example, were only issued in 1840. For nearly 2000 years, the main business of postal services was to deliver letters to businesses and […]

Disrupt or be disrupted: it’s do-or-die for African telcos in 2018

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by MARIAM ABDULLAHI JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -14th February 2018,/ African Press Association (APA) – NO industry will remain undisrupted in 2018 and the years to come. But for African telco providers, who have feasted on near-uninterrupted subscriber and revenue growth over the past two decades, the need to adapt is paramount. In a market where the average business […]

Snap on the city safety belt

Edwin Diender, Huawei Technologies Vice President of the Government & Public Utilities Sector at Enterprise Business Unit

by EDWIN DIENDER SMART, secure and evolved – this is the city that can transform the South African economy. The smart city is so much more than cool technology thrust into inanimate objects. It takes the elegance of the Internet of Things and wraps it around the functional challenges that impact cities and communities, using […]

The COO dilemma: digitising the supply chain in an exponential world

SAP Africa COO: Mehmood Khan. Photo by Savious-Parker Kwinika, CAJ News Africa

by MEHMOOD KHAN, Chief Operating Officer at SAP Africa JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 30th January 2018, –/African Press Association (APA) / – CHIEF operating officers (COOs) and supply chain management are feeling the brunt of a accelerating business environment further complicated by increasing customer demands for efficiency, personalisation, and convenience. Slow manual processes based on […]

Introducing the SAP Leonardo Digital Innovation System


by SIMON CARPENTER, Chief Technology Adviser at SAP Africa JOHANNESBURG – “TALENT hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.” – Arthur Schopenhauer. 1788 – 1860 THROUGHOUT human history, genius has always risen above the herd to change the way we see things and how we live in […]

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