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Disruptive innovation: Are we there yet?

December 12, 2017 • General, OpinionComments (0)

Society both likes and fears the concept of disruptive innovation. We like to experience new ways of travelling and creativity in cooking dishes; at the same time, we may be somewhat anxious or even afraid of getting into a self-driving car or eating something cooked by a robot chef. The term ‘disruption’ is widely used [&hellip...

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How digital transformation will dominate business strategy in 2018

How digital transformation will dominate business strategy in 2018

December 12, 2017 • General, OpinionComments (0)

CIOs will need to look beyond just technology if they hope to turn their tech management departments into the digital transformation office. In 2018, CEOs will be putting pressure on their CIOs to deliver on platform-based business models and new partnership...

Embracing a changing enterprise environment

Embracing a changing enterprise environment

December 11, 2017 • General, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

With increasing corporate interest in digital transformation initiatives, enterprise performance management focused around financial planning and consolidation is experiencing a resurgence. While it is a challenging environment to be in, it remains...

SES Networks provides Wi-Fi connectivity for Munga Mountain Bike Race

SES Networks provides Wi-Fi to participants of the Munga Mountain Bike Race

December 11, 2017 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

SES Networks provided Wi-Fi connectivity to participants and organisers of the Munga MTB, a single stage mountain bike race across the middle of South Africa. The race, said to be the toughest race on earth, took place 29 November to 2 December 2017 from...

Factors that contribute to the evolution of the modern workplace

Factors that contribute to the evolution of the modern workplace

December 11, 2017 • General, OpinionComments (0)

While digital transformation may be the most game-changing technology shift happening across businesses today, the process affects, and is driven by people. They are located across functions, ranging from IT to HR and marketing, and by utilising new...

IT News Africa: Top Stories Of The Week

IT News Africa: Top Stories Of The Week

December 8, 2017 • General, Top StoriesComments (0)

This week was yet again filled with tech news stories that grabbed the headlines both across Africa and around the world. The big news grabbing headlines worldwide was the take down of a major botnet operation known as Gamarue by ESET, Microsoft and a number...

SAP brings data science and biometrics to Volvo Ocean Race.

SAP brings data science and biometrics to Volvo Ocean Race

December 8, 2017 • General, Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Friday 8 December 2017, software company, SAP revealed that it has partnered with Team AkzoNobel as part of an innovation project aimed at helping the sailors to optimise their performance. Using the edge computing for the Internet of Things (IoT) provided...

Hackers love public Wi-Fi more than you do

Hackers love public Wi-Fi more than you do

December 7, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, OpinionComments (0)

Public Wi-Fi is great in so many ways. It costs nothing, saves on mobile data, and is often faster when it comes to downloading. However, as much as we love the convenience, hackers love public Wi-Fi too, and for different reasons. Nastassja Poorter,...

2017: the year the board (finally) noticed information security

2017: The year the board finally noticed information security

December 7, 2017 • General, Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

It was long overdue, but 2017 can be seen as the year the boards of South African companies finally sat up and paid attention to information security, says Paul Williams, Country Manager – Southern Africa at Fortinet. “As recently as just a few months...

Are you going to be purchasing Bitcoin?

Are you going to be purchasing Bitcoin?

December 6, 2017 • Finance, General, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Many compare the success of Bitcoin as a bubble ready to burst, however, Bitcoin keeps proving them wrong. Will you be buying it soon? The world’s largest cryptocurrency has broken records after it reached $10 000 per Bitcoin for the first time. Bitcoin...

Converged infrastructure and hyper-convergence gains momentum in South Africa

Converged infrastructure and hyper-convergence gains momentum in South Africa

December 6, 2017 • General, OpinionComments (0)

Converged infrastructure and hyper-convergence is gaining traction among business IT departments wishing to enable digital transformation while under the constant pressure of increasingly tightening budgets. However, transitioning to converged infrastructure...

When you should adjust your product for international markets

When you should adjust your product for international markets

December 6, 2017 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The South African market for eCommerce is experiencing unprecedented progress, but it’s still not large enough for many online businesses. For entrepreneurs looking to take their business to the next level, expanding to new markets has become an...

Clickatell named best SMS provider in Africa

Clickatell named best SMS provider in Africa

December 5, 2017 • GeneralComments (0)

Global SMS Messaging Gateway company, Clickatell has over the last 12 months, delivered almost 3 billion messages across the African continent, achieving a 42% year-on-year growth – far ahead of the 4% projected CAGR growth for the overall A2P global...

Wireless services in Africa

Wireless connectivity has a lot to offer in Africa

December 5, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

While Africa is seeing an increase in demand for connectivity in order to bridge the ever-present digital divide between urban and rural areas, the bottlenecks experienced when backhauling data streams by service providers of all types is still a major issue...

1.3 million Africans taught coding during African Code Week 2017

1.3 million Africans taught coding during African Code Week 2017

December 5, 2017 • Events, General, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Tuesday, 5 December 2017, SAP revealed that its Africa Code Week programme saw 1.3 million youths across 35 countries learn basic coding skills. The project had a target of training half a million African youth between 18 and 25 October, so the 1.3 million...

ICT Skills Survey reveals South Africa's shortcomings

ICT Skills Survey reveals South Africa’s shortcomings

December 5, 2017 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Tuesday 5 December 2017, Wits University’s Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) released its 2017 JCSE ICT Skills Survey. According to the orgaisation, economic pressure, a delay in policy implementation and lack of improvement in South...