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Five ways that blockchain will change the face of insurance

Five ways blockchain will change the face of insurance

August 16, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

Distributed ledger (or ‘blockchain’) technology, has risen to prominence in recent years as the underlying architecture supporting crypto-currencies like bitcoin. However, beyond the bitcoin craze, technologists and business leaders quickly saw the opportunity for the blockchain to provide greater trust for a variety of other transactions,...

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How South Africa attracted a range of investors and ensured capital safety

How South Africa attracted a range of investors and ensured capital safety

August 16, 2018 • General, SponsoredComments (0)

Across the globe, more and more of the world’s biggest and most wealthy countries have turned their interest towards South Africa has a destination for investment and this is certainly no recent change. In fact, since the early 2010’s, an increasing...

Innovation chains key to realising value from emerging technologies says Forrester

Innovation chains key to realising value from emerging technologies says Forrester

August 16, 2018 • GeneralComments (0)

A 2017 survey from Forrester showed that 70% of executives are willing to invest in emerging technologies to drive growth. However, Forrester believes very few firms will actually realise the benefits because they are implementing them in silos and missing...

Data-driven excellence in customer service

Data-driven excellence in customer service

August 16, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

Customer service in the financial sector is especially complex, since interactions may involve multiple channels including voice, email, SMS, chat and via websites, all of which must operate according to strict compliance rules and regulations and within the...

Simon Slater, chief operating officer at e4, a digital solutions company

Technology is the future of FICA and digitised customer onboarding

August 15, 2018 • GeneralComments (0)

Digitisation is transforming business and impacting consumers through every stage of their daily lives. While rapidly becoming a way of life, onboarding consumers digitally is still in its infancy, but is becoming a major focus for every financial institution...

Hyperscaling Africa’s ability to digitally transform through the power of the data centre

Hyperscaling Africa’s ability to digitally transform through the power of the data centre

August 15, 2018 • Big Data, General, OpinionComments (0)

Digital transformation is reshaping every industry and sector, because of agile technologies like software defined data centres. Companies are moving their workloads into the cloud due to aging infrastructure and escalating costs, with many of these cloud...

Nic Andrew, Head of Investments at Nedgroup Investments

Local online investment platform scoops international tech award

August 14, 2018 • GeneralComments (0)

Nedgroup Investments automated online investing platform has won the Banker Technology project of the year in the Banker Tech projects Awards 2018, backed by Financial Times. Nic Andrew, Head of Investments at Nedgroup Investments says: “The Banker Tech...

Three ways AI can help with communications service providers

Three ways AI can help with communications service providers

August 14, 2018 • GeneralComments (0)

With the arrival of the fourth industrial revolution, “the possibilities of billions of people connected by mobile devices, with unprecedented processing power, storage capacity, and access to knowledge, are unlimited”. This puts artificial intelligence...

What does digital transformation mean for South African business?

What does digital transformation mean for South African business?

August 13, 2018 • General, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The business landscape is changing, it’s no secret. The Fourth Industrial Revolution has already begun to shift the business landscape, and the challenges faced by businesses increase at the same pace as their competition. The barriers to entry for many...

NASA counted down Friday to the launch of a $1.5 billion spacecraft that aims to plunge into the Sun's sizzling atmosphere and become humanity's first mission

NASA counts down to launch of first spacecraft to ‘touch Sun’

August 10, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments (0)

NASA has begun the count down to the launch of a $1.5 billion spacecraft that aims to plunge into the Sun’s sizzling atmosphere and become humanity’s first mission to explore a star. The car-sized Parker Solar Probe is scheduled to blast off on a...

The objective of GirlCodeHack is to provide young girls, eager to join the software industry with an opportunity to develop some of the real-world skills they need to enter the business environment.

GirlCodeHack announces winning team, and Women in Technology Conference

August 10, 2018 • General, StartupsComments (0)

Girlcode, a social enterprise that aims to empower young girls and women through technology, today announced the national winners of it its 5th annual Hackathon. The grand prize-winning team, ‘Lightbulb’ from, Johannesburg, will be going to the...

Availability: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity in Africa

Availability: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity in Africa

August 10, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

The amount of data in our world has been exploding, and business reliance on the ability to analyse and use this data has become a key basis of competition, underpinning new waves of productivity growth, innovation, and customer loyalty. Leaders in every...

People line up to use an ATM at NMB bank in Harare

NMB promotes growth of SMEs

August 9, 2018 • Enterprise, Finance, GeneralComments (0)

NMB Bank has urged small to medium sized businesses to take advantage of the advisory and financial services its Small to Medium Enterprises (SME) Banking Unit offers them to help grow their enterprises. NMB SME Banking Unit head Erasmus Bhunu says the unit,...

Low-code application development enables business agility

Low-code application development enables business agility

August 9, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

Business agility refers to the ability of a business to rapidly respond to change by adapting its products and services, processes and technology to meet customer demands and increase its relevance and competitiveness. It’s Agility for the whole...

Women hold the key to unlocking R175 billion for South Africa's economy by 2022

Women hold the key to unlocking R175 billion for South Africa’s economy by 2022

August 8, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments (0)

Women who want to start their own businesses have the potential to boost the South African economy by R175 billion, according to new research released today by Facebook. The study, conducted by Development Economics on behalf of Facebook* also reveals that if...

With projected returns of between 10% and 16%, Impact Farming offers more than just the chance to do good

Mobile app that allows impact investors to own farming assets

August 8, 2018 • General, Mining & EnergyComments (0)

A new generation of socially conscious investors, comprising predominantly millennials, is driving a prolific trend in global investing. They want their money to do good in the world, while still realising a fair return. The trend, known as impact investing,...