Millennials – those born between 1980 and 2000 – are now entering into employment in huge numbers. Whether they’re 37 year olds who are already working plenty of experience under their belts, or budding 17 year olds on the cusp of adulthood and their first ‘proper’ jobs, they’re fast filling up entry-to-middle positions within companies and shaping the world of work. As a result, it’s impossible to overlook the impact millennials are having – and will continue to have – on the workplace. Their affinity with the world of digital, as well as their proficiency with hardware, software and digital design, gives them the edge over many senior colleagues when it comes to grasping key business tools and adopting new technologies. And, millennials are comfortable using various forms of new s
President Muhammadu Buhari has proposed to spend N25.5 billion on hi-tech gadgets to achieve surveillance activities across Nigeria next year, according to the details of the 2018 Appropriation Bill he transmitted to parliament. Since the country is not immuned to ongoing cyber warfare, the country will boost its security apparatus with hi-tech surveillance equipment. To achieve this, the Directorate of State Security Service (DSS) plans to purchase a social media mining suite for N2,213,456,360. The DSS also plans to spend N1,003,750,000 next year for what it calls the WOLVERME next generation SDRIMSI. Experts say these are professional equipment that give details about global system for mobile communication (GSM) interceptors, satellite interception, Cellular Tracking and Tr...
Ethiopia's Cooperative Bank of Oromia has turned to IBM for transformation of its core banking, middleware and database infrastructure to help manage its operations and fuel current expansion. IBM solutions offer the agility for the bank to carry out its most critical IT operations. Cooperative Bank of Oromia, CBO (S.C.) began operations in 2005 and now serves over 2.4 million customers, with a total of 283 branches and sub-branches in Ethiopia. The bank needed a core banking system that would provide a competitive edge as it enhanced services to expand in the growing market. They tapped IBM solutions to efficiently accommodate their growing customer portfolio and meet plans to increase their branches by 25% each year. Prior to engaging IBM, the bank’s infrastructure was not agi
whitepaper released by Accenture and the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) revealed that although South Africa’s digital economy makes it a standout among its emerging market peers, the country’s digital adoption has not yet translated into industrial growth. According to the report, South Africa ranks ahead of India, Brazil, and Russia on digital competitiveness based on its strengths in areas such as technology skills, research and development expenditure, access to capital, regulatory frameworks, innovation ecosystems and ICT exports. The country now needs to embrace digital technologies to reinvent how its industrial sector operates and re-ignite economic growth. The report surveyed senior executives from leading South African companies in manufacturing and production s
Hyperconverged systems can be defined as compact and software-defined. They integrate powerful compute and storage capacities. These systems are typically deployed in organisations’ remote offices, such as local branches of a bank, where access to IT expertise is generally less readily available. The banking sector is in the midst of fundamental change. The market is disrupted by new fintech companies offering innovative services, and these challengers are digital, fast, and available 24/7. They are up against financial institutions with long-established reputations, structures, and processes. Banks that did not make investments at the right time in the 2000s, are now relying on IT architecture solutions that were state-of-the-art at the time, but 10 years later have become complex, inf