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The potential of telemedicine in developing countries

The potential of telemedicine in developing countries






In absentia healthcare has been around for a long time, utilising methods such as smoke signals, the post and two-way radio, but with the help of telephony (in particular mobile telephony), the internet and other IT technology such as satellites the possibilities for medical professionals and healthcare staff to communicate with one another and with patients at great distances…

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ClinicCommunicator to be taken beyond Uganda’s borders

Lunch with our Leader: Is low cost, high quality healthcare in Africa possible?











Last week Sven Byl, Head of Healthcare for Africa and South Africa at KPMG, hosted a Lunch with our Leaders session to talk about how to drive low cost, high quality healthcare in Africa…

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Building a strong foundation for Africa – business continuity management & infrastructure resilience











Nowhere is infrastructure resilience more important than in Africa. As the continent once considered ‘dark’ emerges into a brilliant new era of growth and stability, much of her success will depend on the quality and resilience of infrastructure.

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The business case for cloud computing











Cloud computing has generated significant hype in Africa. But with IT vendors pushing the technology case, few companies have taken the time to look at the value it can offer from a business perspective, says Frank Rizzo, partner in Advisory at KPMG. “With services such as Apple iCloud, Microsoft SkyDrive, and Google Drive popularising the commoditisation of cloud computing, we have reached the point where implementation has become a question for the CEO and not the CIO. Cloud computing is not driven solely by technical experts any more but by business leaders who are looking to leverage cloud computing from an overall business perspective,” says Rizzo.

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