Adapt IT has added yet another SAP fast start solution to their existing Business-All-in-One solution offering, that removes the traditional complexity and lengthy timelines of SAP implementations. Designed to work in mid-tier to large enterprises, and co-created with Adapt IT clients, the Oil-in-One application provides the insight and best practice support that companies in the Oil & Gas industry need to better understand risk, uncover opportunities, and make the right decisions to optimise their businesses. “Traditionally companies have been burdened with costly and lengthy SAP projects where the total cost of an implementation and ownership did not easily stack up. Furthermore, having a clear scope and up-front costing has been a challenge, which deters decision makers from investing for growth,” says Adapt IT’s Head of SAP Energy Advisory, Francois van Heerden. “These challenges have been addressed by Adapt IT’s deep industry knowledge in the Oil & Gas sector, coupled with our recently awarded SAP Oil & Gas Business All-in-One solution certificate, we provide the African market with the first Oil & Gas solution that offers mid-tier companies the benefits of operating their business on best practice,” says van Heerden. “We have focused our services and solutions on the end-user as the ultimate goal, providing enhanced user experience and collaborative insights through our tailor-made user interface using SAP Fiori and SAP Personas, we truly provide a product that is visually appealing from C-Level to shop floor” Adapt IT was recognised as the SAP Africa Partner of the Year in the “Managed Cloud as a Service” category in 2013. The solution can therefore be fully hosted in a private or multi-tenant cloud, or on premise and offers existing large enterprises the ability to utilise standard SAP technology for implementation or review against current business and systems procedures. “We recognise the need for fit for purpose business . . .
Johannesburg, South Africa – September 29 2014 – Samsung Electronics today introduced its new ultra-high-definition (UHD) monitor, the 31.5-inch UD970 with superior and unparalleled colour accuracy for film, design and photography professionals. It provides the ultimate viewing experience for improved creativity, efficiency and engagement at every stage of the content creation process. The new device delivers the optimal in picture quality and clarity. It ensures minimised disparities between input and output, as well as hassle-free screen adjustment, resulting in a more responsive, personalised and seamless operation. “The UD970 is designed for creative professionals that have the greatest need for better colour accuracy for producing the highest quality content and design,” said Mike van Lier, Divisional Head of the Enterprise Business Team (EBT) at Samsung Electronics SA. It offers superior presentation, as well as best-in-class uniformity and overall picture quality; all of which are offered within a sleek, modern and ergonomically-designed monitor.” Accuracy and Consistency The monitor comes equipped with eight different pre-set functions to meet the demands of any project. Further to this, it undergoes rigorous construction in the factory, ensuring for precision in functionality and is the only Light-Emitting Diode (LED) monitor in which 99.5 percent of the Adobe RGB gamut is enabled. This means decreased output errors and minimised colour disparity when printing. Functional Design Improves Work Process For enhanced multi-tasking and efficiency, the dual mode allows two different single-colour units to be displayed on one screen. A quad windows picture-by-picture (PBP) function supports up to four Full High-Definition (FHD) windows on one screen simultaneously, while dual windows PBP enables the device to be connected to two PCs and have individual native resolutions showing. The wide-viewing angle of 178 degrees, along with its ability . . .
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 25 September, 2014 – As the body requires vitamins to function effectively, so does the most innovative smart devices. With this in mind, Samsung has introduced the Vitamin app for its mobile devices, to provide a new level of customer intelligence through analytics, by seamlessly delivering information about the device, at the click of a button. Available for download from a GALAXY mobile device, the Vitamin App offers valuable information across a range of Samsung products, including smartphones, televisions and cameras. “We continuously strive to improve our service offering to consumers. They demand instant feedback but are also tech savvy and search for information themselves. This led to the creation of the portal, that offers consumers insight into products they use daily, thereby increasing the performance and their overall satisfaction,” says Michelle Potgieter, Director of Corporate Marketing and Communications at Samsung Electronics SA. Gaining an understanding of the various functionalities and capabilities of Samsung products, as well as enjoying a direct communication channel to Samsung, are some of the key benefits of this exclusive value offering. This customer experience is a Samsung differentiator – and this app in addition to other service channels, including Samsung stores, Smart Care Centres, DionWired and other leading retailers, ensures consumers can easily access the brand, anywhere in the country. “The Vitamins app supplies healthy and fresh information of our products, anywhere, anytime – thus delivering an enhanced brand experience. Consumers can get the most up to date information on products, by simply downloading it from the Samsung App and Google Play stores.” “The app offers a safe and convenient portal for the management of Samsung products, with a personalised support centre, empowering users to send requests, administer product warranties and track repairs. With this app and the improved . . .
Techno Brain CEO Manoj Shanker Wins Entrepreneur of the Year Award at CNBC Africa's Annual Business Leaders Awards 2014 Techno Brain is proud to announce that its CEO, Manoj Shanker has won the coveted East Africa Entrepreneur of the Year award at CNBC Africa's Annual Business Leaders Awards (AABLA) 2014, the continent's most prestigious business awards. The AABLA regional awards for East Africa were held in Nairobi on September 20 and it was televised across the continent. Going into Saturday's award function as a finalist on a two-man shortlist, Manoj went on to win the East Africa Entrepreneur of the Year category. On announcing Manoj Shanker as the winner, the jury said, “This award recognizes the achievements of one who best exemplifies the ideals of entrepreneurship by starting and successfully managing a business in a way that demonstrates notable entrepreneurial characteristics and achievements while practicing best values in the workplace and in their lives. Manoj has shown exemplary qualities and unwavering passion as an entrepreneur, leader and as a person. He has empowered lives across Africa, has been a game changer in his industry and has positively influenced the economies in Africa. This award not only recognizes his achievements but also thanks him for his work and his positive influence." In his acceptance speech, Manoj Shanker said, "I am greatly humbled and honoured to be receiving this award. I would like to offer my sincerest gratitude to CNBC Africa for this honour. I did not make the journey here alone. Numerous people have supported me along the way." He added, "When I moved to Africa 16 years ago, I was inspired by the amount of young talent Africa has. It has motivated and inspired me throughout all the years. I would like to dedicate this award to all the young people I work with. I consider it an honour to have the opportunity to be able to work with an amazing team that is spread across 23 countries globally who continue . . .
With spring officially in the air, Cape Town is slowly emerging from its damp winter cocoon, awaiting the annual summer influx of tourists, eager to experience the diverse delights and sights of the Mother City and surrounds. For the founders of VoiceMap – a pioneering company on the cusp of launching their innovative location-aware audio walks in Cape Town – it’s an exciting time. Iain Manley met business partner Lauren Edwards last year, while creating new content for the operators of Cape Town’s familiar open-top tour-bus. “Open-top buses worldwide use location-aware systems that play commentary at specific GPS locations,” says Manley. “But most tell a city's story with only one or two voices, which doesn’t allow for diversity or individual perspectives. Attempting to relate the story of the Bo-Kaap in the same way as that of the colonial Company Gardens, or the Grand Parade – where Mandela addressed 200,000 ecstatic people after his release from prison – was an immensely frustrating task. We struggled to capture emotion, without the personal opinions, anecdotes and sense of ownership reflected in the words, ‘I love’, ‘I remember’, and ‘I hope’.” “My best travel experiences have been when a local shows me their city,” he continues. “It immediately cuts through all the abstraction of being an outsider, making you a participant, with a point of reference that helps you identify with a place. You get to share somebody else's feelings for their home – and that’s exactly what VoiceMap aims to do.” VoiceMap is a user-friendly mobile app as well as a unique, freely accessible online tool that allows storytellers to plan, narrate and publish routes of their own. The storytellers set the price, and earn half the proceeds. Using the VoiceMap mobile app, you can find the walks closest to you, or browse through them by author. After purchasing a route for a nominal fee, the maps and audio can be downloaded and enjoyed offline, in the company of an informative, . . .
The Wireless Access Providers’ Association (WAPA) held its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, 18 September 2014, at the iWeek Conference in Johannesburg. WAPA’s primary objective is to promote the growth of the wireless industry by facilitating self-regulation, promoting best practices, and educating both members and the market about new wireless technologies and business models. The WAPA Management Committee for 2014/2015 was voted in at the AGM: - Ian Anderson - Paul Colmer - Mark Day - Gert du Toit - Ellie Hagopian - Arno Hart - Jens Langenhorst - Kerry Simpson Ellie Hagopian has been elected as the WAPA Chairperson, with Jens Langenhorst as Deputy Chairperson, and Ian Anderson as Treasurer. WAPA would like to thank the outgoing Committee members - Ziggy Heuer, Mohammad Patel and Jabulani Vilakazi - for their contribution to WAPA. A huge thanks to Mohammad Patel, who has served on the Committee since 2012, for two years as Deputy Chair and as Chairperson in the last term. The incoming Committee will continue to focus on spectrum and regulatory policy to enable innovation and the promotion of fair competition, business development opportunities for members, promotion of technical and business best practices, and collaboration with other industry groups of shared aims. Author: Kirsty Thompson from Watt Communications. More Info link: http://www.wapa.org.za/ Images: For high res version/s of One image/s please contact: Watt Communications. Ellie Hagopian – newly elected WAPA Chairperson CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – September 18, 2014 – Samsung Electronics South Africa is changing the rules of watching sport on TV with the announcement of adding the SuperSport app to the existing Smart Hub solution. “As we lead the TV and AV market, Samsung’s Smart TVs and audio-visual products need a differentiating factor in meeting the consumer’s needs. Content and apps provide a means in which these products can stand apart from the rest and continue to maintain the number one status in the market,” says Ansgar Pabst, Business Lead for TV/AV at Samsung SA. The SuperSport app, has a huge focus on sport video, including game highlights and news. Via streaming, users will be able to watch highlights of their favourite sports within minutes of final whistle at no cost*. The app also provides Sport News, fixtures, logs and live score updates. “Our partnership with Samsung SA, enables us to take the experience of sport to a level never seen until now,” says Johan Huyser from DSTV Digital Media. “It is all about enhancing people’s enjoyment of what SuperSport has to offer and making sure that we deliver, to some of the world's most passionate fans, the perfect accompaniment.” The Samsung Smart Hub is a highly advanced gateway on all Samsung Smart TVs and selected audio-visual products, such as the Smart Blu-Ray player. It allows users to search and access specific content quickly and easily via various apps, which in the end provides people with greater control of their entertainment experience. Pabst concludes: “We live in an age in which consumer satisfaction is of utter importance and understanding the consumer’s needs and the way they commune around technology and entertainment is essential. A one size fits all approach is doomed to fail. What drives consumers to adopt a concept, a service or a product is all about what’s in it for them - the more relevant to their lifestyle, the higher the value add, the better the deal. Samsung aims to develop a TV/AV . . .
South Africa, Johannesburg – September 17, 2014 – Samsung Electronics, the market leader in TV technology for the last eight years, has announced its partnership with world-renowned digital artist, Miguel Chevalier, to create the “Origin of the Curve” digital art installation, which will be on display at the Samsung booth during IFA 2014, from September 5-10 in Berlin. IFA is Europe’s largest consumer electronics and home appliance trade show. “Through its brilliant merging of technology and art, “Origin of the Curve” represents a new and emotional approach to creative marketing. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience the power of the Curve with the fully immersive sensory experience provided by Miguel Chevalier’s poetic and elegant art installation that utilises the incredible and natural design of the new Samsung Curved UHD TV, launched in May 2014 in South Africa,” says Ansgar Pabst, Business Lead for TV/AV at Samsung Electronics SA. The “Origin of the Curve” is composed of several overlapping arches and multiple Samsung Curved TVs showing virtual-reality artwork that shifts and transitions in choreographic movement to generative music provided by composer, Jacopo Baboni Schilingi. To amplify the multi-sensory and immersive experience, infrared sensors allow attendees at IFA 2014 to interact with “Origin of the Curve” by creating distinct visual fluctuations of intricate coloured patterns on its curved TV screens. “Origin of the Curve” is displayed in Ultra High-Definition resolution to provide a stunning and full-spectral rendering of the new Samsung Curved TV’s impressive UHD colour capability. “When working with digital imagery as a medium, having the ultimate in display capabilities is crucial to the successful execution of my creations,” said world-renowned artist, Miguel Chevalier. “The new Samsung Curved TV merged seamlessly with my artistic direction for “Origin of the Curve” as it delivers the very best high-definition and colour . . .
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – September 16, 2014 – Samsung Electronics, a global leader in the industry, introduced an expanded lineup of TV and audio products at IFA 2014 - providing total solutions for the ultimate in entertainment. The company showcased 17 curved TVs in Full High-Definition (FHD), Ultra High-Definition (UHD) and Light-Emitting Diode (LED) ranging in size from 48” to 105”; its revolutionary 105” Bendable UHD TV and a new Curved Soundbar. “We’re at the helm of a new era in TV viewing - driven by the curve, a simple yet powerful design ethos,” said Ansgar Pabst, Business Lead for TV/AV at Samsung Electronics SA. IFA 2014 marked an exciting time to share the power of the curve with the world and to bring the device into the mainstream and highlight its impact on the household and TV market as a whole.” Providing total solutions to satisfy various needs This year, Samsung introduced the widest selection of devices, which included the 105” Curved UHD TV. This product features a panoramic 21:9 aspect ratio that allows consumers to enjoy an immersive cinematic experience at home. Boasting an 11 million pixel (5120X2160) screen resolution, it delivers five times the performance of Full HD and adjusts any content to UHD. Additionally, Samsung’s proprietary picture quality technology will register subtle differences of brightness and highlight contrasts to expand the range of picture quality on the screen for better details, in even the darkest screen images. Further to this, it includes a powerful 160W built-in speaker and the timeless Gallery Design is a beautiful addition to any home interior. Samsung also introduced the revolutionary Bendable UHD TV. Boasting a versatile and eye catching 105” UHD display and a 21:9 aspect ratio, it seamlessly goes from flat to curved, allowing users to decide how they want to watch TV. This newest creation from Samsung features a timeless Gallery Design and a curvature of 4200R. It also offers UHD Dimming . . .
Prologix Distribution, the leading Value Added Distributor (VAD) in the Middle East and Africa, is an authorized distributor for Trango Systems ’Fixed Wireless Backhaul Applications & Solutions across the region. The VAD has been Trango’s partner in the Middle East for quite some time now and boasts of carrying the complete portfolio of the world’s leading point-to-point microwave backhaul solutions provider. The newest addition to this is Trango’sGiga LongHaul™ product; an all-indoor microwave backhaul system for 6-11 GHz Licensed Bands designed to provide high capacity communication over long distances. Following its launch, the product has become an instant hit in industries such as government, utilities, airports, public transport (rail and metro), telecom, healthcare, banking and other large enterprises. Based in San Diego, California, TrangoSystems has been delivering wireless solutions since the year 1996. One of the world’s largest manufacturer and supplier of wireless IP backhaul solutions, Trango’s rich legacy comprises of experienced engineering and manufacturing teams, long history of producing RF and IP equipment and their strong relationship with Broadcom. The ISO9001 certified company boasts of a 30,000 square foot manufacturing facility, state-of-the-art, fully automated SMT (Surface Mounting Technology) lines, fully automated Optical Inspection capability (AOI) and comprehensive system and subsystem testing over temperature. The company focuses on 100% customer satisfaction by testing every link and configuring it to customer satisfaction. Prologix is well known in the region not only for its expansive range of RF and Microwave, WiFi and Networking products but also for its unchallenged expertise in presales technical assistance (professional path analysis, product selection and frequency coordination), customer driven PathCheck mobile application and excellent customer service and after-sales support. The distributor’s other offers . . .