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Sierra Leone: SMEs are the engine to economic growth  

SMEs are critical to achieving goals of economic diversification, including expanding of Sierra Leone’s agriculture-based economy into sectors such as tourism and fisheries, according to a new World Bank economic analysis for Sierra Leone.  The 2022 Sierra Leone Economic Update:...


Innovating at the Edge – is this the future of SMBs? 

To keep up with today’s challenging and unpredictable economy, businesses will need to update and redefine their network and IT. Jacob Chacko, Regional Director – Middle East, Saudi & South Africa at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, speaks to us about how SMBs are...


Sierra Leone: SMEs are the engine to economic growth  

SMEs are critical to achieving goals of economic diversification, including expanding of Sierra Leone’s agriculture-based economy into sectors such as tourism and fisheries, according to a new World Bank economic analysis for Sierra Leone.  The 2022 Sierra Leone Economic Update:...


Reimagining business applications to be better together 

Modern organisations use a range of applications to suit their varied business needs and while this provides flexibility, it also gives rise to the risk of shadow IT. With a distributed work environment now the norm, it’s important that businesses ensure they have a single, connected...


Oracle invests US$1 million to support African tech start-ups 

Oracle has announced support of US$1 million for tech start-ups in Africa that will help accelerate its digital initiatives with the latest cloud technologies and business resources. Led by Oracle for Startups, Oracle will provide extra resources and support to technology start-ups across Africa...


The ABCs of ERPs: a guide to everything you need to know 

Karin Jones, Business Applications Business Group Lead at  Microsoft South Africa, speaks to Intelligent SME.tech about how Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems can help small businesses with workflow, data and cloud capabilities.   Businesses today need to change and...


Start-up to bridge gap between South African enterprises and frontline employees 

SmartWage, an innovative HR and communications technology start-up, has raised USD$2 million. The oversubscribed seed funding round was raised to support SmartWage’s vision of transforming Africa’s workforce through digital inclusion, particularly for frontline employees like...


Phase3 Telecom scales up layered security for optimised network infrastructure 

One of Africa’s leading independent aerial fibre optic network infrastructure and telecommunications services providers, Phase3 Telecom has announced that it is adopting an innovative, technology-driven, digitised and multilayer approach for security operation network capacity expansion....


Flat6Labs and DisruptAD to launch second cycle of Ignite Accelerator Programme 

Flat6Labs, in partnership with DisruptAD, the venture platform of ADQ, has unveiled the nine innovative start-ups that have been selected to participate in the prestigious Flat6Labs Ignite programme, following a rigorous vetting process of more than 700 start-ups globally.   Launched in...


Flapmax and Microsoft to scale Africa’s digital ecosystem 

Flapmax has announced the company is joining forces with Microsoft to help strengthen and scale  Africa’s digital ecosystem with the launch of FAST, a start-up accelerator.  FAST is designed to help start-ups that are building cloud technology and Artificial...


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