Tech news around the globe

Tech news around the globe

PayU launches operations in Kenya 

PayU has been a licensed operator in Kenya since February 2019 and launched payment services for the region. Kenya, as the power hub for East Africa, is superbly positioned for expansion into the rest of Africa. 

Cisco Collaboration gives AI boost to Jabber users 

Kicking off day 2 on Tuesday, 11 June at Cisco Live US 2019 currently taking place in San Diego, California, the company revealed that it is unifying its portfolio in a bid to improve user collaboration. 

It was announced that popular application Jabber will now look and feel like Webex Teams and the AI-driven People Insights will be available across the portfolio—calling, messaging, meetings, and even Jabber. 

IBM expands quantum computing to African university 

IBM announced the expansion of it’s quantum computing efforts to Africa in a new collaboration with the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University) in South Africa. Wits University is the first African partner on the IBM Q Network and will be the gateway for academics across South Africa and to the 15 universities who are part of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA)

Standard Bank selects Microsoft to drive digital transformation 

Standard Bank Group and Microsoft announced a new strategic partnership that will help to transform the bank’s technology estate and internal corporate functions, enabling the bank to accelerate its digital transformation journey significantly improving its employee experience. 

The partnership will see Microsoft providing cloud services for the bank’s internal corporate functions such as treasury, finance, employee productivity and human resources. This forms part of Standard Bank’s multi-cloud approach and strengthens its long-term relationship with Microsoft. 


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