Industry 4.0 – Africa's opportunity to get real about technology

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Wednesday, Oct 17th

Autonomous things, digital twins among Gartner's top tech trends for 2019

Autonomous things, digital twins among Gartner's top tech trends for 2019

Intelligent Digital Mesh has been a consistent theme for the past two years and continues as a major driver through 2019, according to David Cearley, vice president and Gartner Fellow.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

Paul Allen, the man who persuaded Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard to start what became the world's biggest software company, died yesterday.

Huawei puts AI at centre of smart cities

Huawei puts AI at centre of smart cities

At the Huawei Connect event, the company discussed how to build new smart cities using artificial intelligence.

Burkina Faso, Senegal and Togo need far-reaching reforms to benefit from e-commerce

Burkina Faso, Senegal and Togo need far-reaching reforms to benefit from e-commerce

Reports by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development outline the impact.

Industry 4.0 – Africa's opportunity to get real about technology

Industry 4.0 – Africa's opportunity to get real about technology

Consider the 'industrial imagination' concept before being swept away by hype and misunderstanding warn experts.

What does 4IR actually mean for Africa?

What does 4IR actually mean for Africa?

Continent's emerging's youth will be impacted the most, as mobile-centric business strategies are rolled out to keep continent on track.

NEC says 4.0 can be Africa's hero

NEC says 4.0 can be Africa's hero

Continent has the populations and GDP growth potential to leverage the fourth industrial revolution.

'Silicon Valley-style' investing is impeding East Africa's DFS startups

'Silicon Valley-style' investing is impeding East Africa's DFS startups

A Village Capital report highlights concentrated selective investment, pattern recognition and the 'human capital trap' as key challenges.

ABN InBev invests in Accenture to bolster distribution, sales in Africa

AB InBev invests in Accenture to bolster distribution, sales in Africa

Solution upgrade in Tanzania and Uganda, with roll out planned for Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria and Zambia.

Big data's role in Africa's fight against malaria

Big data's role in Africa's fight against malaria

Newly launched data visualisation tool to be deployed in Zambia, Senegal and Ethiopia.

Microsoft's $7.5bn GitHub deal set for EU approval: sources

Microsoft's $7.5bn GitHub deal set for EU approval: sources

The US software giant looks set to win unconditional €EU antitrust approval for its $7.5 billion purchase of the coding Web site.