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Information Regulator makes first statement about unlawful processing

Information Regulator makes first statement about unlawful processing

February 16, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

Although the Information Regulator is not yet fully operational, it has already received numerous complaints relating to the unlawful processing of personal information under the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (POPI). POPI itself is not yet fully in force. We are currently awaiting publication of a revised draft of the regulations following...

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Companies are using just a fraction of their data

Companies are using just a fraction of their data

February 16, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

There’s a long-standing myth that we only use 10% of our brains. Luckily it’s not true – otherwise who knows how far back in the dark ages we’d still be languishing. But here’s what’s surprising. Even though we could almost compare data analytics...

Expect even more mind-blowing tech developments in 2018

Expect even more mind-blowing tech developments in 2018

February 16, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

It used to take months to be able to say whether a particular treatment for cancer was working – wasting precious time which might otherwise have been used to save a patient’s life. Now using analytics, we can predict that treatment’s effectiveness...

Could breeding a ‘digital twin’ save our ‘dying’ cities?

Could breeding a ‘digital twin’ save our ‘dying’ cities?

February 16, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

In the controversial novel ‘My Sister’s Keeper’, parents conceive a ‘saviour sibling’ for the sole purpose of producing compatible organs and blood that will save their firstborn from a fatal disease. However disturbing this may sound, our cities...

Is your business harnessing remote IT support services?

Is your business harnessing remote IT support services?

February 15, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

We’ve all heard about remote working – but what is remote support, and what does it mean for your business? Put simply, remote technology support means having an IT professional log on to your computer from anywhere in the world to fix technical issues....

MTN Business calls for the creation of ‘Gauteng Silicon Valley’

MTN calls for the creation of ‘Gauteng Silicon Valley’

February 14, 2018 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Government, universities and the private sector in Gauteng should harness the gains that have been made by both the public and private sector to build the mobile ecosystem and facilitate access to mobile broadband connectivity in the province, according to...

DSTV and GOtv fight for their lives in Nigeria

DSTV and GOtv fight for their lives in Nigeria

February 14, 2018 • General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On 10 February 2018, the Federal Government in Nigeria notified the management of MultiChoice DSTV/GOtv that their operations in Nigeria will come to an end in 2019 as their license expires June next year, according to a report by Nigerian Communications...

Better intelligence and analytics at the edge could improve business operations

Better intelligence and analytics at the edge could improve business operations

February 13, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments (0)

Many industries are under increasing pressure to become more competitive and efficient in order to remain profitable and viable. As part of their digitisation strategies, companies are looking at edge computing in industrial spaces to drive better real-time...

Microsoft Tech Summit 2018: Moving to the modern workplace with 365

Microsoft Tech Summit 2018: Moving to the modern workplace with 365

February 13, 2018 • Events, General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Tuesday 13 February 2018, Microsoft hosted its annual Tech Summit at the Cape Town International Conference Center (CTICC). The conference saw IT professionals and developers converge as it aimed to show them the necessary skills and knowledge that they...

Home lighting trends illuminating lives

Home lighting trends illuminating lives

February 13, 2018 • GeneralComments (0)

In the era of digital transformation, technological trends such as mobility, cloud computing, IoT, and big data analytics is reshaping the operating environment for businesses as well as enabling people to be more productive in their professional and personal...

Can learnings from early projects give CIOs a head start with AI technologies?

Can learnings from early projects give CIOs a head start with AI technologies?

February 13, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments (0)

CIOs are struggling to accelerate deployment of artificial intelligence (AI). A recent Gartner survey of global CIOs found that only 4% of respondents had deployed AI. However, the survey also found that one-fifth of the CIOs are already piloting or...

Winner of MTN Award donates prize money to student crowdfunding initiative

Winner of MTN Award donates prize money to student crowdfunding initiative

February 13, 2018 • Education, General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Female students who require financial support to start or further their studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at tertiary institutions now have the opportunity to motivate to be beneficiaries of a crowdfunding initiative. This...

Innovation and consolidation to drive African tech deals

Innovation and consolidation to drive African tech deals

February 13, 2018 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

The global head of TMT for African bank, Standard Bank, is predicting continuing deal flow and increasing investment in Africa’s flourishing telecom, media and technology sector in 2018, against a backdrop of improving economic growth and increasingly...

Can learnings from early projects give CIOs a head start with AI technologies?

Adding intelligence to the property game

February 12, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

Much discussed as a revolutionary technology of the future, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already having an impact in the present, reshaping the way work is carried out across a range of industries, from manufacturing to customer service. One of the niche...

How banks can crowd-source fraud management?

Combating Fraud with Tokenised Identities

February 12, 2018 • General, Online & Social, Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

Secure national identity infrastructure is foundational to delivering the benefits of a digital economy, where the bulk of transactions involve online interactions between remote entities. Whilst citizens in developed countries take identity for granted, in...

The path to Business Agility in 2018

The path to Business Agility in 2018

February 12, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

The fast-paced modern world is driven by technology, and as customers become more tech savvy, so too must organisations. But some are oblivious to the shifting landscape, or simply not interested in embracing it. It’s a risk either way, as being competitive...