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SAS and RTI International are partnering to tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges by bringing joint offerings to government agencies and other organizations. SAS and RTI combine more than 100 years of expertise in research and analytics and will build on a long relationship of collaboration and innovation.

Complex government challenges demand a successful merger of science and technology. More and more, scientific and research services require advanced analytics like artificial intelligence and machine learning. Similarly, technology-based solutions need experience and expertise to realize their full value. By approaching opportunities together, with the best in both research and analytics, RTI and SAS can deliver better and faster results.

Two North Carolina success stories with headquarters just miles apart, RTI and SAS will primarily focus on US government agencies, where the two companies

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Chinese brands ready to tap SA’s ‘lucrative’ smartphone market

South Africa’s high smartphone penetration rate makes it a lucrative market for smartphone producers.

This is the view shared by analysts, commenting on the recent influx of Chinese smartphone brands into the South African market.

With a smartphone penetration rate of 91.2%, according to the Independent Communications Authority of SA’s latest State of the ICT Sector report, SA is witnessing new Chinese smartphone providers entering the market.

BBK Electronics-owned brands Vivo and Oppo have officially established their presence in the country, with the former having launched six smartphones, to date. Oppo’s A72 will go on sale on 7 October.

In March, Chinese smartphone provider Tecno announced South African consumers will be able to purchase Tecno smartphonesfrom major retail stores and online outlets. Taiwanese consumer electronics and smartphone manufacturer HTC also recently announced its re-entry into the market, with plans to rollout devices from mid-October.

“The market has been driven

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