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Canada PM Helps Canadian Start-up Companies to Grow and Prosper
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the organizations that have been chosen to advance in the selection process for the Canada Accelerator and Incubator Program (CAIP), which is designed to help outstanding small- and medium-sized Canadian enterprises to grow, prosper and create jobs.
Georgia Georgia Among Top 50 Performers on E-participation
More Georgian citizens are going online, with the country ranked 56th in terms of E-government and 49th in terms of E-participation in the 2014 United Nations E-Government Survey, improving on last year’s result by 16 and 17 places. The country placed 72 among 193 UN countries in terms of E-government and 66th in E-participation last year.
Global Africa: Microsoft to Streamline and Digitize Process of IP Protection
Microsoft Corp. has unveiled an online intellectual property (IP) portal called the Microsoft 4Afrika IP Hub, in an effort to create an IP protection culture in Africa. The IP Hub will offer developers and independent software vendors the skills and tools necessary to develop, protect and monetize their innovations. The portal will pilot in Kenya for two years, after which it will be handed over to the local government with similar pilots being rolled out to other African countries.
South Africa South Africa: Africa’s First Online Learning Platform Wins Innovation Award
Cape Town-based online learning platform, Daptio, recently won top honours at the Telkom Innovation Mega Challenge, and has also been named one of the top 10 most innovative companies in Africa by Fast Company. The Telkom Open Innovation Mega Challenge was set in August 2013 and called for innovative proposals for technologies and solutions that would stimulate broadband growth in the future. Tabitha Bailey of Daptio was awarded the first prize of R120,000 in March 2014 plus free Telkom DSL for ...
South Africa South Africa: Cloud Computing – Importance of IT Audit in the ever Changing Tech Environment
Modern business is relying more and more on the latest and greatest technologies to give them the edge over the competition, open new markets previously unavailable to them, and to create costs savings. But there seems to be a lack of IT audit process that could be putting businesses at risk. There is no doubt that cloud computing is enabling businesses to be more competitive and have a relief of continuity should the unexpected happen.
South Africa South Africa: Deloitte’s Fast50 Africa Initiative Launched to Recognise Technological Innovation
Deloitte has announced the launch of its Technology Fast50 Africa initiative, recognising the 50 fastest growing technology companies in Africa based on revenue growth over the last five years. “We at Deloitte want to reward companies who have achieved the status of high growth leaders because they have demonstrated innovative strategies, sound management and marketplace vision,” Kamal Ramsingh, technology leader for Africa at Deloitte, said. The organisers said the awards are all about growth ...
South Africa South Africa: Deputy Minister Thompson led the Commemoration of World Day to Combat Desertification
The Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Barbara Thompson led the commemoration of World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) in Ladybrand, Free State Province on 27 June 2014. Ms Thompson was accompanied by the Executive Mayor of Manstsopa Local Municipality, Councillor Sello Denis Ntsepe. WDCD is the United Nations initiative commemorated on 17 June, with the aim to promote public awareness on the issues and the implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertificati ...
South Africa South Africa: Economic Forecasts Integral to Budgeting
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says the credibility of economic forecasts is very important as the National Treasury considers them during the budgeting process. Speaking at Reuters' economist of the year competition, on Tuesday, the Minister said with the global economic picture, especially the slowdown in the Chinese economy having direct trade implications for South Africa, forecasting would become an integral part of the budgeting process despite several inaccuracies over the past five year ...
South Africa Sout Africa: eGovernance the Future of Service Delivery
Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele has unveiled plans to introduce "eGovernance" - a more technological way to deliver services to citizens. Briefing Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Communications on Tuesday, the minister said it was important for the front line departments like Home Affairs and Transport, among others, to go digital in order to do away with long queues and unnecessary paperwork.
South Africa South Africa: Frost & Sullivan - South African Companies Adopt Wireless Application Services for Improved Internal and External Communications
High demand for wireless application services expected from the financial services, retail, and media and entertainment sectors. A growing number of large corporates, public sector companies, and small and medium enterprises in various sectors across South Africa are making extensive use of wireless application services. As these services have become more affordable than other mediums, the user base will continue to expand, opening up revenue opportunities for the country's wireless applicatio ...
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