Tag Archives: ICT

Connecting humanity: Assesing invesment needs of connecting humanity to the internet by 2030 (ITU)

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has recently published “Connecting Humanity – Assessing investment needs of connecting humanity to the Internet by 2030“, a comprehensive new study that estimates the investment needed to achieve universal, affordable broadband connectivity for all humanity by the end of this decade. Nearly half the global population aged 10 years and over […]
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Astonishing Number: Ericsson Predicts 5.9 Billion Smarpthone Users Within 5 Years

See on Scoop.it – Centre for Business Analysis & Research – CBAR This is a truly astounding number from Ericsson being reported over at Wired. They think that we’ll get to the majority of the human race having a smartphone and a wireless plan within the next five years. That we’ll have 5.9 billion people […]
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Why is dotAfrica Important for the African Continent? IDG Connect

See on Scoop.it – Centre for Business Analysis & Research – CBAR Why Africa’s new brand identity under the dotAfrica domain will foster positive change. GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight: dotAfrica  –  “With Africa and African resources being of great economic interest to investors in developed as well as developing countries like China; the […]
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World Economic Forum: Seychelles, Mauritius ICT Leaders

According to a World Economic Forum report, Mauritius and Seychelles have made significant ICT sector strides and are now considered new leaders in Africa GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight: ICT, Seychelles Mauritius –  ” according to the index, Mauritius has jumped seven places from position 55 in 2013 to 48 this year.  The next highest […]
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Smart cities will help Africa leapfrog says Deloitte | IT News Africa- Africa’s Technology News Leader

Deloitte says due to increased access to connectivity and the associated predicted urbanisation, African cities wishing to uplift their populations into the GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight: Deloitte report – Smart cities, Africa “The Deloitte report states that African cities have the opportunity to start with the latest technology available, thereby immediately thrusting them […]
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2014: The year of tech, media and telco convergence – Deloitte report

If 2013 was the year of exploration and pushing the boundaries in technology, media and telecommunication, 2014 will see these three sectors converge in new ways GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight: ICT, tech media – Deloitte TMT report ““For the past decade, these three drivers have enabled massive advances in the utility, ubiquity and […]
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Accenture Technology Vision 2014 Identifies Six IT Trends Driving Digital Power Shift as Large Enterprises Assume Role of Digital Disrupters

GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight: digital disruptors – “ The report finds leading enterprises are pursuing digital strategies that leverage mobility, analytics, and cloud to improve business processes, take advantage of real-time intelligence, expand the boundaries of traditional workforces, and transform the way data is managed and used. 6 trends – digital physical blur workforce […]
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Africa’s high end ICT skills shortfall grows

With a skills shortage of between 20,000 and 70,000 high-end ICT professionals in South Africa alone, business and education must work together to close the gap, say stakeholders. GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight: ICT shortfall, Africa –  “Dr Brenda Scholtz of NMMU noted that the skills shortage did not cut across all levels of […]
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SKA communities enter digital age

The communities around the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) are set to enter the information age with a R2,5-million boost that will equip schools and a community centre with IT hardware, software and … GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight: ICT, community outreach, SAn –  “Intel South Africa has launched several community projects in the tiny […]
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ICT policy Green Paper to be gazetted in December

A Green Paper for South Africa’s national integrated information and communications technology (ICT) policy would be gazetted for public comment in early December, Communications Minister Yunus Carrim told the Parliamentary Portfolio… GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight: ICT  Green paper  – See on http://www.engineeringnews.co.za