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Turning smart meters into water leak detectors

Turning smart meters into water leak detectors

December 11, 2018 • GeneralComments (0)

Water leaks are becoming a significant cause for concern with municipalities desperately trying to conserve more water while attempting to decrease the amount of clean water that is being wasted through burst water pipes. Old infrastructure, metal pipes rusting, loose bolts giving way, and clean water gushing onto the street or into drains is costing...

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Tech experts and policymakers discuss Nigeria’s digital future

Tech experts and policymakers discuss Nigeria’s digital future

December 10, 2018 • General, West AfricaComments (0)

Information Technology (IT) experts have called for a collaboration between policymakers in the government, private sector players, civil society and academic researchers to ensure that Nigeria explores the ongoing digital transformation across the globe,...

SAP launches data-driven sports technology in South Africa

December 8, 2018 • Cloud Computing, GeneralComments (0)

South African and African sports teams gained access to the same technology used by the German football team in their successful bid for the 2014 FIFA World Cup at the launch of SAP Sports One in Johannesburg on Friday. The launch was attended by delegates...

Five ways the technology landscape will change in 2019

December 7, 2018 • Cloud Computing, GeneralComments (0)

Until now, our industry has spoken about innovative technologies somewhat theoretically, without providing a clear picture of how these powerful new innovations will be used. This has left people without a solid understanding of how they will ultimately...

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Angola Implements IMF’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System

December 7, 2018 • General, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Angola has implemented the recommendations of the IMF’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS) by publishing critical data through a “data hub” — National Summary Data Page (NSDP). The page aims to serve as a one-stop-shop for essential...

WATCH: Intel launches AI-powered wheelchair controlled by facial movements

December 6, 2018 • GeneralComments (0)

On Monday, November 3 we celebrated International Day of Persons with Disabilities. In part of the celebration, technology company Intel revealed the Wheelie 7 kit, technology that allows motorized wheelchairs to be driven with facial expressions. In...

Why the human ear is still better at transcribing than Siri

Why the human ear is still better at transcribing than Siri

December 5, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments (0)

Despite an improvement in accuracy of 80% over the last decade, human-driven transcription solutions are still more accurate than AI solutions. In recent years, the quality in artificial intelligence-driven transcription services has improved considerably....

Vodacom uses tech to help government departments save costs

Vodacom uses tech to help government departments save costs

December 4, 2018 • GeneralComments (0)

Cost containment measures announced by the State in the 2016 Budget Vote have contributed to a significant reduction in certain national and provincial government institution consumption. A prime example is the Mobile Communication Services Transversal...

Transforming the African agribusiness sector: tech, transparency hold key to inclusive growth

Transforming the African agribusiness sector with tech

December 3, 2018 • General, Southern AfricaComments (0)

According to experts, the African population is expected to double by 2050, which means that food demand on the continent is expected to at least double by then. Beyond feeding the population, the social and economic benefits induced by the increase in...

How automation can create value for people without destroying jobs

How automation can create value for people without destroying jobs

December 3, 2018 • General, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The growing maturity of intelligent automation technologies offers financial services companies an opportunity to drive more value for their customers and employees – and without the widescale destruction of jobs many people fear will accompany the rise of...

IT incidents – where do they come from and what do they mean?

IT incidents – where do they come from and what do they mean?

November 30, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

Incidents happen, even if a business’ IT functions like a well-oiled machine. Despite best efforts to implement streamlined IT Service Management (ITSM) best practices, underpinned by the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework,...

Russian hopes to have a lunar colony established by the year 2040.

Russia shoots for the Moon

November 30, 2018 • General, Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments (0)

In a recent statement by the Russian Federal Space Agency, the announcement was made that Russia hopes to have a lunar colony established by the year 2040. A press release was published by Roscomos, the Russian Federal Space Agency, on Wednesday 28...

Supply chain networks evolve as mobility apps challenge traditional architecture

November 28, 2018 • General, IndustriesComments (0)

The impact of digitisation is rapidly disrupting business models across organisations. This is becoming more prevalent in the manufacturing sector, in particular, supply chain where automation and data exchange are key. Cassie Lessing, managing director of...

Driving business success through intelligent automation

Driving business success through intelligent automation

November 27, 2018 • General, OpinionComments Off on Driving business success through intelligent automation

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become a part of our everyday conversation and lives. It is used when talking about smart and autonomous cars, in digital personal assistants like Siri and Alexa, and in video games. When it comes to incorporating AI into...

NASA's InSight lander touched down on the surface of Mars to commence a two-year long research mission.

NASA’s InSight stuck the #MarsLanding

November 27, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on NASA’s InSight stuck the #MarsLanding

Last night, around 9 PM local time, NASA’s InSight lander touched down on the surface of Mars to commence a two-year long research mission into the composition of the planet’s core and the effects of seismic activity. Here’s a look at some...

Watch NASA's InSight lander touch down on Mars

How to watch NASA’s InSight lander touch down on Mars

November 26, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on How to watch NASA’s InSight lander touch down on Mars

The InSight mission is led by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California and the craft first took off from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base in May of this year. InSight is NASA’s first spacecraft to be sent to Mars since...