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How technology reaches every aspect of life

How technology reaches every aspect of life

April 24, 2018 • GeneralComments (0)

In his 2018 State of the Nation Address, President Cyril Ramaphosa encouraged South Africans to “open their homes and their hearts to the world”. He also indicated that “our prosperity as a nation depends on our ability to take full advantage rapid technological change.” Technology in tourism is fast becoming a vital aspect of South [&hellip...

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Decrypting blockchain and cryptocurrencies

Decrypting blockchain and cryptocurrencies

April 24, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

Cryptocurrencies are dominating the media. This one has collapsed, that one is on the rise, and a new one is around the corner. Their flavour isn’t quite as piquant today as it was yesterday thanks to fraud, an upsurge in Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) and...

Could chatbots be a necessity?

Could chatbots be a necessity?

April 24, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments (0)

Shopping for furniture online? Looking for a flight? Hungry for pizza? Need medical advice? Lost? Just listen for the “pop or bing” as your virtual assistant enters on screen with a very friendly “how can I help you/ ask me anything” approach. “Call...

Why work won’t become obsolete in the age of AI

Why work won’t become obsolete in the age of AI

April 24, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

The rise of machine learning and artificial intelligence has spawned a 4th industrial revolution that has left many wondering where to next. After all, if robots can perform our roles at a much cheaper rate, what hope is there for gainful employment in years...

Thriving in an age of disruption: Putting African people at the heart of change

Thriving in an age of disruption: Putting African people at the heart of change

April 24, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments (0)

Today, African businesses are being shaped by the disruptive forces that are impacting collective global markets. Just one example is speed of the current advancements in technology – such as AI, robotics, autonomous transport, IoT, 3D printing and big data...

Tapping digital technologies’ potential for contributing to development

Tapping digital technologies’ potential for contributing to development

April 24, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

While people in major cities and developed countries enjoy an ever-expanding selection of applications and other innovations to help them live more efficient, safer and entertaining lives, millions in the hinterlands of Africa, Asia and Latin America are...

Eckart Zollner, Head of Business Development at the Jasco Group.

Smart Cities in Africa? It’s not just about ICT

April 24, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

As mass urbanisation continues across Africa, putting in place the fundamental infrastructure needed to build smart cities has never been more important. Smart cities are emerging in Zambia, Ghana, Mauritius and Kenya. For all of them, the first hurdle is...

MainOne’s West Africa expansion gets boost with Cote d’Ivoire license

MainOne’s West Africa expansion gets boost with Cote d’Ivoire license

April 23, 2018 • Big Data, General, West AfricaComments (0)

As part of its West Africa expansion, connectivity and data centre solutions operator MainOne has secured a license to expand national and international connectivity services in Cote d’Ivoire. The C1B license received from Minister Bruno Koné, the...

Digital trends driving insurance in Africa

Digital trends driving insurance in Africa

April 23, 2018 • General, Healthcare, OpinionComments (0)

The past few months have seen digital becoming more integrated with industry sectors across Africa. But it is the data-rich environment of insurance that has especially benefitted from this with several trends emerging that impact on the effectiveness of its...

Is GDPR Compliance Necessary for Your Business?

Is GDPR compliance necessary for your business?

April 21, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments (0)

As the compliance date of 25 May 2018 draws near, have you considered whether or not your business needs to align with the General Data Protection Legislation? As the GDPR is golden standard for data protection legislation globally, POPIA compliance may not...

The role of technology in shaping South African businesses

The role of technology in shaping South African businesses

April 20, 2018 • General, Southern AfricaComments (0)

A research conducted by Citrix has revealed that 92% of businesses across South Africa’s key industry sectors agree that digital adoption has a direct impact on company profits. Despite such broad realisation, more than half of these businesses (54%)...

Digitising the poultry industry

Digitising the poultry industry

April 20, 2018 • GeneralComments (0)

In the fast moving, volatile and critical poultry industry, control over processes within various divisions and sites is essential. Linking different divisions with each other and the business to provide an integrated view of the entire organisation provides...

Jacques Preyser, Chief Executive Officer of Europ Assistance South Africa

We need to push the boundaries of digitalisation in South Africa

April 20, 2018 • General, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

South Africa’s value-added services market is currently a leader in terms of product innovation. The rapid pace at which technology is evolving is having a significant effect on how providers of assistance services are taking on the South African market....

Huawei showcases 4K video streaming solution with FTTH

Huawei Vision 2025 report lays out the blueprint for the ICT industry

April 19, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments (0)

Huawei has released its Global Industry Vision (GIV) 2025, a new report that provides quantitative and qualitative predictions about the future of industry and society. The report, GIV 2025 has its own unique research methodology. It adopts a mix of data and...

Outdated technology wastes 42 days a year in employee productivity

The importance of technical innovation in the workplace

April 19, 2018 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Technology and innovation in the workplace are equally important to employees and employers — for employees because it makes their jobs easier and for employers because it increases productivity, which in turn adds to the bottom-line. The recent Ricoh...

Affordable fibre monitoring that can cut network OPEX costs

Affordable fibre monitoring that can cut network OPEX costs

April 19, 2018 • GeneralComments (0)

Jasco Carrier Solutions new proactive in-service fibre network monitoring offering will break the cost deadlock that has put these solutions out of reach of any but the largest network providers. It measures the integrity of a fibre plant in real time, allows...