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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 important growth strategy. Venturing into foreign destinations as an eCommerce business offers opportunity...

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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...

AR helps retailers re-imagine the entire shopping journey Johan Walters, head of NMPi Labs

AR helps retailers re-imagine the entire shopping journey

December 5, 2017 • General, Opinion, RetailComments (0)

Despite the speculation about the rise of the machine and the threat to jobs at best, and to humankind at worst, technology will not spell the end for bricks and mortar retail stores any time soon. However, the way customers are experiencing and engaging with...

GDPR and PoPI - Do I really need to comply with both?

GDPR and PoPI – Do I really need to comply with both?

December 4, 2017 • General, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Ahead of the pending enforcement of the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislations, organisations are hurriedly carrying out compliancy strategies and tightening up their data security processes. While...

Centrify announces Zero Trust approach to security

Centrify announces Zero Trust approach to security

December 4, 2017 • General, SecurityComments (0)

Centrify has announced its Zero Trust approach to security. Zero Trust assumes that everything—users, endpoints, resources—is untrusted and must always be verified to decrease the chance of a major breach. Customers are adapting to the reality that older,...

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How companies can address failed ERP implementations

December 4, 2017 • GeneralComments (0)

It’s becoming increasingly clear that forklift upgrades to enterprise resource planning (ERP) suites can take years and a small fortune to complete – and then they rarely work as planned. To rub salt in the wounds, their very failure is frequently the...

Collaboration: the driving force behind IT success

Collaboration: The driving force behind IT success

December 4, 2017 • GeneralComments (0)

Collaboration is the act of working together. It is the coming together of ideas and strategies to create a better final product, and ensure the advancement of a group, a business or an industry. In the Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector,...

IT News Africa: Top Stories Of The Week

IT News Africa: Top Stories Of The Week

December 3, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (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 rise in the price of Bitcoin, which surpassed the $10 000 mark for the first time. In...

Google’s Year in Search: South Africa's top searches in 2017

Google Launchpad accelerator selects African startups

December 1, 2017 • General, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Google has announced the startups from Nigeria and South Africa, which have been selected to take part in the fifth class of the Google Launchpad accelerator, a six-month, equity-free mentorship programme. Google, who announced in February 2017 that it was...

What South Africans watched on Youtube in 2017.

Youtube Go to launch in South Africa

December 1, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Thursday 30 November 2017, Google revealed that Youtube Go will soon be launched in South Africa. The beta version of the app was launched in India earlier this year, while there was no exact date given for the South African launch. The app was launched in...

Automation - creating the worker of tomorrow

Automation – Creating the worker of tomorrow

November 30, 2017 • General, OpinionComments Off on Automation – Creating the worker of tomorrow

Job Simulator is a virtual reality game set in the future, where machines have replaced all human jobs. In this game, players can relive the “glory days” when people did regular work, such as being a chef, or working a 9-5, caffeine-fueled desk job. If...

To build a better customer experience, start with the architecture

To build a better customer experience, start with the architecture

November 30, 2017 • General, Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on To build a better customer experience, start with the architecture

Most brands are looking at the customer experience as the most powerful way they have to set themselves apart in a market where it’s becoming increasingly difficult to compete on price and product features alone. They’re ramping up investment in customer...

HDMI 2.1 is here and it supports 10k

HDMI 2.1 is here and it supports 10K resolution

November 29, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, General, Top StoriesComments Off on HDMI 2.1 is here and it supports 10K resolution

On Tuesday 28 November 2017, the HDMI Forum finally released the new HDMI specification, HDMI 2.1, to all vendors who have already adopted HDMI 2.0, according to a report from Neowin. The specification, which was originally unveiled back in January 2017, will...