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Culture trumps technology when it comes to digital transformation

Culture trumps technology when it comes to digital transformation

October 20, 2017 • General, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Alongside buzzwords like “Artificial Intelligence”, “Internet of Things” and “Cloud”, digital transformation is the catch-all umbrella term that covers anything that is considered “disruptive” enough to transform an industry. Most organisations are rapidly exploring how to implement new and emerging technologies to digitally transform and...

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Companies who fail to innovate will not survive digital disruption

Companies who fail to innovate will not survive digital disruption

October 20, 2017 • General, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

We are in the midst of a major technology revolution. Digital now dominates every sector of the economy – it is reshaping industries, disrupting businesses and introducing new operating models. It is also opening up new opportunities to create jobs and...

South Africans to get home assistance app in 2018.

South Africans to get home assistance app in 2018

October 19, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Europ Assistance South Africa (EASA) has announced that they will launch the Homio app, which will provide consumers with direct access to reputable and peer-reviewed service providers. The Homio app and web platform will be available for customers to use in...

Dell unveil solar powered Learning Lab in Diepsloot

Dell unveils solar powered Learning Lab in Diepsloot

October 19, 2017 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Tuesday 18 October 2017, Dell unveiled the Dell Learning Lab in the South African informal settlement of Diepsloot. The lab, which is the second of its kind in the area, is located at Diepsloot Secondary School and comes in the form of a big mettle...

Deviare, the startup advancing digital transformation in South Africa

Deviare set to advance digital transformation in South Africa

October 19, 2017 • General, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Tuesday 17 October 2017 Deviare announced that the startup will officially be launching in mid-November 2017. Deviare is a digital firm that will focus on investing in capacity building skills and technology in order to facilitate digital transformation...

Accenture announces winners of the Innovation Index 2017.

Accenture announces winners of the Innovation Index 2017

October 19, 2017 • General, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Accenture and partners Transunion and The Da Vinci Institute announced the winners of the Innovation Index 2017 at the Accenture Innovation Conference that took place in Johannesburg, South Africa. The awards ceremony honoured businesses of all sizes for...

Why your business needs to migrate to DevOps

Why your business needs to migrate to DevOps

October 18, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Decision-makers are increasingly aware of the term DevOps (development operations) and the potential impact it can have on enhancing business operations. This signifies a shift in how business and technology will more effectively work together in the years to...

PCI DSS may simplify PoPI compliance

PCI DSS may simplify PoPI compliance

October 18, 2017 • General, Opinion, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

South African businesses are busily preparing for the implementation of the Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act, undergoing audits and testing compliancy. This is a large task on its own, however many organisations are simultaneously busy with...

Evolving digital skills for the always-on environment

Evolving digital skills for the always-on environment

October 18, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Sponsored, West AfricaComments (0)

With availability driving much of the corporate agenda in the path towards digital transformation, it is becoming essential for South African technology companies to invest in the ongoing skills development of employees. Given how the always-on environment...

Harnessing design thinking to drive entrepreneurial impact & innovation

Harnessing design thinking to drive entrepreneurial impact and innovation

October 18, 2017 • East Africa, General, OpinionComments (0)

Every business leader today faces immense pressures of power and responsibility. All it takes is a few wrong decisions, or a dollop too much complacency, for disaster to land. Today this pressure is more poignant than ever. Change is in the air, only now it...

Airbnb commit $1 million to African community-led tourism projects

Airbnb commit $1 million to African community-led tourism projects

October 17, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On Tuesday 17 October 2017 Airbnb announced that the company will invest $1 million through to 2020 in an effort to promote and support community-led tourism projects in Africa. The commitment is part of Airbnb’s vision to empower communities through home...

Narrowing the Mobile Gender Divide Will Bolster Emerging Economies

Narrowing the mobile gender divide will bolster emerging economies  

October 17, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

The telecommunications sector plays an important role in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). One of the greatest challenges the world faces in achieving these goals is narrowing down the gender gap and ensuring that the SDG Agenda...

Why business fibre is at a premium?

Why business fibre is at a premium?

October 17, 2017 • General, OpinionComments (0)

In the world of business, you get what you pay for. There are, in fact, a number of ways to get fairly inexpensive internet connectivity. Businesses can still use FTTH lines if they wanted to, but those lines will be congested, contested, shaped and not ideal...

The challenges facing IT leaders

What are the real challenges that IT leaders face?

October 17, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

African CIOs must master the difficult balance between managing the risks of deploying immature technologies and those of being left behind by emerging, disruptive trends if they are to help their businesses drive profitable growth in the years to come....

E-waste

Top 5 steps to become legally compliant to dispose of e-waste

October 17, 2017 • General, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Whether you’re running a small enterprise or manage a large organisation, responsible disposal of electronic waste (e-waste) should be high on your agenda. Not only is it the right thing to do for the environment, it is also necessary to comply with a range...

Digitalisation – a true marriage of technology

Digitalisation – A true marriage of technology

October 17, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Smaller channel businesses can improve their own internal processes thanks to digital transformation, but it is important to have a plan and start with communication warns Chris Daffy, CCO at MobileData, a South African technology service provider focused on...