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Technology’s critical role in empowering South African women

August 17, 2017 • General, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The IT industry is in a unique position to rapidly change the roles of women in the workplace and society – as new technology-enabled learning, employment and business opportunities emerge in the digital era. Today, we’re seeing a number of important tech trends converging: from high-speed mobile networks, to low-cost smartphones, publicly-available...

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SAP Africa Code Week

SAP Africa Code Week to invest in Nigeria’s teachers

August 17, 2017 • Education, General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Founded in 2015, ACW seeks to empower African youth with coding skills through hands-on and playful learning. Spearheaded by SAP, world leaders in enterprise software, and with the support of UNESCO, YouthMobile, the Cape Town Science Centre, the Galway...

NetApp South Africa

We should be preparing for Jobs that don’t exist yet

August 16, 2017 • General, OpinionComments (0)

With the development of IT technologies, the job market is being transformed, across all industry sectors. Automation of manual tasks is the most obvious change, but big data, blockchains and crowd funding may be the real game changers, enabling established...

Cyber, Security, Gartner predicts increase spending on IT security in 2017.

Gartner: Global Information Security Spending Will Reach $86.4 Billion in 2017

August 16, 2017 • General, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Gartner has predicted that the worldwide spending on information security products and services will reach $86.4 billion in 2017. The company has highlighted that this is an increase of 7 per cent over 2016 and spending is expected to grow even more in 2018...

Cloud accounting

Top 3 Megatrends That Will Drive Digital Business

August 16, 2017 • General, Lists, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies report, which is Gartner’s longest-running annual report, identified Artificial intelligence (AI) everywhere, transparently immersive experiences and digital platforms as the trends that will provide unrivalled...

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IT News Africa CEO Joins Accenture Innovation Index Panel

August 16, 2017 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

IT News Africa CEO, Abe Wakama will sit on the Accenture Innovation Index Panel on the 21st of August 2017. The Accenture Innovation Index creates a national benchmark for innovation in South Africa. It provides businesses and policymakers with an...

internet growth in Africa

These Are Africa’s Top 10 Internet Titans

August 16, 2017 • East Africa, General, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Internet growth and digital transformation go hand-in-hand both in Africa as well as globally. In order for a country to keep up with the digital revolution, more commonly known as the fourth industrial revolution, it needs to ensure that the majority of the...

Vodacom Business, Virtual CIO

Vodacom Business launches Virtual CIO to support SMME’s

August 15, 2017 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Vodacom Business has launched Virtual CIO, a service that provides a suite of IT support to SMMEs. The service offers monitoring, telephonic and onsite IT support to businesses which do not require full-time resources or are unable to afford these services....

Opinion, SAP, Tech, Super Human, Future, SingularityU

Tech is making us super human: where is your cape?

August 15, 2017 • General, OpinionComments (0)

The future beckons… A world where the impossible becomes possible, where the imagined manifests. A world where we metamorphise into super humans. Where man and machine merge, transhumanism becomes a reality and our consciousness expands to immortal status....

Simeon, Africa, Cash vs Card, Opinion

Migrating to a digitised environment? Consider the security risk

August 14, 2017 • General, Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

The emergence of the digital world has caused a number of organisations to shift from analogue to digitised environments. Among the many complexities and challenges this transition gives rise to, new security considerations have also materialised. Businesses...

Opinion, Dark Web, Marketplace, shutdown, Cybercrime,

Cybercrime finds a way despite dark web shutdowns

August 14, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

The law enforcement operations that took down the AlphaBay and Hansa marketplaces were meant to strike a sizable blow to the online trade of illegal goods and services. Frequenters of these services might now think twice before placing their trust in these...

Events, Media Partnership, Frost and Sullivan, Gil Africa 2017

GIL Africa: How are companies using digital tech to gain the ultimate competitive edge?

August 11, 2017 • Events, General, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments (0)

A number of organisations are entering the race for “digital transformation”, striving to gain the ultimate competitive edge within their industry and against rivals. However, how many companies truly understand the fundamental importance of implementing...

BT, New, Appointment, Cyber, Security, Vice-president, AMEA

Juni Yan named BT Vice-President for Security in AMEA

August 11, 2017 • General, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

BT, providers of communications services and solutions, today announced the appointment of Juni Yan as vice-president for security in Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA). Juni will be in charge of all aspects of BT’s cybersecurity business in the region and...

Events, Media Partnership, Frost and Sullivan, Gil Africa 2017

Digital transformation in Africa: Real change requires a fundamental shift

August 10, 2017 • Events, General, Southern AfricaComments (0)

  Global markets are being disrupted by an accelerating pace of technological change, and Africa is close behind. Digital transformation has entered an era of unprecedented change for enterprises, and real change requires a fundamental shift across...

Opinion, AI, Machines, Africa, Workforce, Rethink, Change

The machines are coming: A rethink of Africa’s employment is needed

August 10, 2017 • General, OpinionComments (0)

The Fourth Industrial Revolution will dramatically reshape the world of work and force us to rethink our approach to our careers, our lives, and our aspirations. With a global market estimated to reach $70 billion by 2020, machine learning is driving...

Gamification

Incentive assertiveness – the future success of Gamification

August 10, 2017 • General, OpinionComments (0)

The existence of games date back to ‘human ancient days’. They were used as a channel for social interaction, knowledge sharing, developing mental skills, entertainment as well as teaching spiritual and ethical lessons. Common game tools were made of...