Xerox nominates new directors for HP Inc board

Xerox has fired another salvo in its hostile takeover bid for HP Inc, nominating 11 new directors to the HP Inc board. In November Xerox launched the hostile takeover bid after a mutual due diligence process to negotiate an acquisition was declined. This bid was...

Lenovo debuts new laptop category aimed at SMEs

Lenovo has unveiled its ThinkBook, opening a new category of mobile computing that offers users enterprise-level performance with the look and feel of a consumer device. The new ThinkBooks target the SME market, an important sector in South Africa. The Small...

Routine work to be automated by 2024

Artificial intelligence (AI) and emerging technologies such as virtual personal assistants and chatbots are rapidly making headway into the workplace. By 2024, Gartner predicts that these technologies will replace almost 69% of the manager's workload. "The role of...

The $197bn opportunity in targeting African SDGs

There is a $197-billion opportunity for private-sector investors in five high-growth markets in Africa to help achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with improving digital access making up $74,5-billion of that total. This is according to...

Blue Label expects higher earnings

Blue Label Telecoms has issued a trading statement for the six-month period ended 30 November 2019, alerting shareholders to a sharp change in earnings. The group has announced that its basic, headline and core headline earnings per share for the period are expected...

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Moves to make data centres carbon-neutral

An alliance of academia and industry representatives at the World Economic Forum have announced the Swiss Data Centre Efficiency Label, with an initial goal to decarbonise data centres in Switzerland and significantly reduce their overall energy consumption. Initiated...

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Cable ship sets sail to repair submarine breaks

Cable ship Leon Thevenin departed Cape Town Harbour on Wednesday evening (22 January 2020) and will sail to offshore Angola where the first steps of the physical repair on damaged undersea cables - South Atlantic 3/West Africa Submarine Cable (SAT3/WASC) and the West...

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Last push to eradicate polio from the world

Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are renewing their longstanding partnership to end polio, announcing a joint commitment of up to $450-million to support the global polio eradication effort. "Because of the efforts of Rotary and its partners, almost...

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Data Engineer

The Data Engineer is responsible for managing, optimising, overseeing and monitoring of data retrieval, storage and distribution throughout the organisation. Key Performance Issues: Analyze and understand business requirements in the SAP planning, reporting, and...

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