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EOH says bribery, corruption limited to a few individuals, subsidiaries

16th July 2019 JSE-listed information technology services company EOH on Tuesday revealed the preliminary findings of a forensic investigation conducted by legal firm ENSafrica into suspected bribery and corruption at the R18-billion-a-year-turnover company. EOH CEO Stephen van Coller said the scale of the... 

Automation of business processes to change expectations and services

12th July 2019 New methods of rapidly and accurately delivering services using robotic process automation (RPA) is driving a shift in the expectations of end-users and, similar to other automation innovations, will underpin a change in economies, says RPA multinational UiPath chief strategy officer Vargha... 

Modular power generation systems can be set up in weeks

12th July 2019 The Wärtsilä Modular Block, a modular gas-fired generation system developed by industrial marine and energy equipment manufacturer Wärtsilä, can be rolled out on site within weeks, depending on the full scope of supply, says Wärtsilä Energy Business division engine power plants VP Antti Kämi. The... 

Enterprise software spending to grow faster than general IT spending in 2019 – Gartner

11th July 2019 While global spend on information technology (IT) is projected to grow by only about 0.6% to $3.74-trillion this year, the enterprise software market will growth by an estimated 9% to $457-billion, IT market research and consulting multinational Gartner research VP John-David Lovelock said this... 

Sasol opens new alkoxylation plant in China

11th July 2019 JSE-listed chemicals and energy multinational Sasol has launched its new alkoxylation plant, in Nanjing, China. The plant would expand Sasol's current alkoxylation capability to about 150 000 t/y, the company said in a statement this week. 

Thames Water appoints SA analytics firm to monitor sewer headroom

5th July 2019 Local data science consulting company Explore-AI has been appointed by Thames Water, in the UK, to help deliver data analytics solutions for the UK’s largest water utility, says Explore-AI CEO Shaun Dippnall. The project involves building data science solutions to assist the utility in managing... 

EOH sells 70% of Construction Computer Software to RIB Software

2nd July 2019 JSE-listed information technology company EOH has sold 70% of the shares of Construction Computer Software (CCS), held by subsidiary EOH Mthombo, to Frankfurt Stock Exchange-listed construction and building software company RIB Software for R444.39-million. EOH on Tuesday said the deal... 

Factory of the Year recognises world-class excellence in South African manufacturing

28th June 2019 Multinational management consulting firm AT Kearney’s Factory of the Year competition recognises world-class excellence and performance in manufacturing and provides participants with a confidential evaluation of their competitive position as part of the assessment of all finalists, says AT... 

Office automation firm sets sights on schools and municipalities

28th June 2019 Office automation equipment company Develop South Africa aims to grow the local market for its office process systems in schools, municipalities, universities and large enterprises. It also aims to leverage its presence in small and medium-sized enterprises to grow organically, says Develop South... 

SAS transforms to meet needs of changing market

28th June 2019 Analytics firm SAS has transformed its business and operating model to slot into digital economy dynamics more effectively and serve the evolving needs of clients, says SAS South Africa business operations director David Cosgrave. “During the past six months, our business transformed radically,... 

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