Re-Skill Or Get Retrenched: The Demands Of A Digital World

The announcement by Standard Chartered Bank last week that it will close at least seven of its branches across Zimbabwe could be viewed as a sad development in light of country efforts to create employment. The bank said the move to retrench is due to the emergence of digital banking solutions like mobile banking and Internet banking which are countering the need to continue keeping traditional human resources workforce. This raises fundamental questions on the place of technology in the modern day operations of companies and factories. It can be…

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Liquid subsidiary unveils data centres

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Leading pan-African telecommunication group Liquid Telecom subsidiary, Africa Data Centres, has launched newly-expanded data centres facilities in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa. In 2014 Econet Wireless Global (Econet) concluded a $55 million deal to acquire an 8,6 percent stake in Liquid Telecom (Liquid). The state-of-the-art, carrier-neutral SADC Johannesburg and SADC Cape Town will provide leading cloud service providers, carriers and enterprises with additional rack space and colocation services to meet the rising demand for cloud-based services in southern Africa. Africa Data Centres has more than doubled the size of…

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