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Kele Boakgomo, Managing Director for Financial Services practice at Accenture in South Africa.

How Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionise Banking

June 27, 2017 • Finance, General, Opinion, SoftwareComments (0)

Artificial Intelligence gets a bad rap in pop culture. Movies like Terminator (with its rebellious Skynet) and 2001 (with its murderous HAL 9000) portray a future where the robots get smart, and conclude that it is in their interests to try and destroy mankind. But the truth about AI is a lot more mundane. Most [&hellip...

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Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerians Show Outrage Following Buhari’s Hausa Message

June 27, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On Sunday, 25th of June, Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, released an audio message to the Nigerian public from London where he has been on a medical check up for the last 50 days. The president’s address, which was to wish Nigerians especially...

Today’s robots have voice and language recognition, access to large amounts of data, algorithms to process information independently.(Source: Industry week)

Six ways to gain a robotics advantage

June 27, 2017 • General, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The global market for robotics—the use of computer-controlled robots to do manual tasks—is growing far faster than expected. In 2014, BCG projected that the market would reach $67 billion by 2025. In 2017, we increased that estimate to $87 billion. Much...

Where Artificial Intelligence and the law meet.

Artificial Intelligence’s Poker face – time to fold or call its bluff?

June 26, 2017 • General, OpinionComments (0)

Most of us get how a machine can beat a human at Jeopardy and Go. But what does it say about the learning capability of machines – which, by the way, is not fully understood – when a machine bluffs its way to victory in a game of Poker. Is it time to play...

Artificial intelligence

The rise of AI: the rise of new skills

June 25, 2017 • General, SoftwareComments (0)

The fear that artificial intelligence will threaten the jobs of human workers is quickly being dispelled. “It is natural that with change comes fear, however fear also hinders development moving forward. Change should therefore be viewed as an opportunity...

Never miss your check-in time again.

Never Miss Your Flight Check-in Again Using This

June 24, 2017 • General, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Ever been on a plane before? Then you know the stress before departure: When does check-in open? What is my booking code? Will I get an aisle or window seat? ‘AirlineCheckins.com’ – a product from the Lufthansa Innovation Hub – provides a solution for...

NetApp has partnered with Cisco to advance digital transformation with software-defined converged infrastructure solution for the Next-generation data center. (Image Source: biznetwork.mn)

Cisco and NetApp Advance Digital Transformation

June 23, 2017 • General, SoftwareComments (0)

Cisco and NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today expanded the portfolio of the industry’s fastest growing integrated infrastructure and certified reference systems[1] with a new offering that is uniquely designed for emerging business challenges. The new FlexPod® SF...

The African economy has evolved over the past year.

African Countries With The Most Tech Hubs Ranked

June 23, 2017 • General, Lists, Top StoriesComments (0)

Africa is known as the motherland, the birth of mankind, where it all began. Yet for many years it has also been called the “dark continent” due to the rate of development of many countries. This perception is changing quickly, with hundreds of...

Greg Pritchett, Managing Director at Marval Group UK.

Man vs Machine: Kasparov’s Legacy

June 23, 2017 • General, Internet of Things, OpinionComments (0)

In May 1997, chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov was defeated by IBM’s Deep Blue in a riveting game that triggered discussions pertaining to the battle “Man vs Machine”. Exactly 20 years later, machines have firmly established a place in our world and...

Mobile internet use will account for 26% of global media consumption by 2019.

How to use less data without doing less

June 22, 2017 • General, Lists, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

With Yesterdays supposed Social Media Blackout in South Africa intending at highlighting the extensive price of mobile data in the country, millions of mobile users across the world not just in South Africa search for way to curb their data usage and thus...

Keith Fenner, Vice-President, Sage Enterprise Africa & Middle East (Image: Softline Accpac)

Machine learning is here. How switched on are you?

June 22, 2017 • General, Opinion, SoftwareComments (0)

Machine learning, which used to be something only computer scientists in server rooms discussed, has become a hot topic, along with big data and artificial intelligence (AI). Machines develop algorithms that allow them to make predictions, such as the shows...

Paul Stone, CEO Africa and MD South Africa, DHL Supply Chain.

DHL to leverage Internet of Things in Logistics

June 22, 2017 • General, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments (0)

DHL Supply Chain, the contract logistics specialist within the Deutsche Post DHL Group, in collaboration with Cisco and start-up Conduce, have forged ahead on their path of digitalisation by implementing Internet of Things technology into warehousing to...

The banks will become the processing engine while the customer ownership sits with the start-up and the innovator.

The new normal for digitalised enterprise

June 21, 2017 • GeneralComments (0)

Digitalisation has done so much more than just shift expectation and transform innovation. It has created digital divides, rifts between internal pillar and external deliverables, and redefined the ideals of engagement and growth. The fundamental business...

Hangman

Win R1 Million in Cell C Original Reality Show ‘Hangman’

June 21, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South African telecoms company, Cell C, today announced the launch of Hangman, a unique fast-paced online reality show which aims to uncover South Africa’s greatest innovator. The programme offers contestants a chance to win R1 million in prize money....

Security, lack of skills and connectivity must be addressed to ensure the successful deployment of IoT.

IoT the top priority in driving digital transformation- global research report

June 21, 2017 • General, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments (0)

Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), provider of global mobile satellite communications has today published findings that IoT has become the leading technology for digital transformation and it is the number one priority for 92 per cent of organisations. The Inmarsat...

Ian Summerfield, Manager of Services Portfolio at Jasco Enterprise

Extend the life of your IT equipment and keep upgrade options open in a volatile economic environment

June 21, 2017 • General, Hardware, OpinionComments (0)

The current climate of economic uncertainty and a highly volatile exchange rate is challenging for business for many reasons, not least of which is the fact that it exacerbates the existing problem of overstretched IT budgets. Since the vast majority of...