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Desan Naidoo appointed Vice President of SAS in the Africa region.

The three biggest AI challenges businesses face

July 11, 2018 • GeneralComments (0)

Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming pervasive in everyday life but many businesses still apply AI for the sake of AI, rather than for the sake of real business value. This was one of the main messages to emerge from the SAS Road to Artificial Intelligence event, held in Johannesburg on 28 June. In his opening [&hellip...

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The intelligent enterprise and the COO of the future

The intelligent enterprise and the COO of the future

July 11, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

The rise of exponential technologies is pushing organisations into a self-running future where machine learning, AI, predictive analytics, IoT and robotic process automation increasingly substitute or augment human capabilities. In the evolution from a...

Byron Clatterbuck, CEO of SEACOM

Smart cities in Africa start with smart broadband infrastructure

July 11, 2018 • East Africa, General, OpinionComments (0)

With over half the world’s population currently living in urban metropoles and an estimated three million people moving into cities every week, it’s safe to say that the concept of smart cities is becoming more crucial than ever. This is not only to...

The future of business is digital collaboration

The future of business is digital collaboration

July 10, 2018 • GeneralComments (0)

In a hyper-competitive and interconnected business landscape, digital partnerships are vital for growth and innovation. The data explosion, emerging from new data sources such big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, bots and the...

Presentation of the Cap Tamarin project

Vantage Capital provides $10 million in funding for a Smart City project in Mauritius

July 10, 2018 • East Africa, General, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Vantage Capital, Africa’s mezzanine fund manager, announced that it has provided $10 million of mezzanine funding to Cap Tamarin, a mixed-used, residentially-focused “Smart & Happy” Village located on the sought-after west coast of Mauritius in a...

Impact of Technological Advancement in African Countries

Impact of Technological Advancement in African Countries

July 9, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments (0)

Today, technology is rapidly changing the world for the better. On one hand, we have virtual assistants reading and forwarding emails for us, and on the other hand, we have technologies like Big Data, cloud computing, blockchain, etc. that are driving...

Smart Ports: unblocking the biggest barrier to Nigeria's economic growth

Smart Ports: unblocking the biggest barrier to Nigeria’s economic growth

July 9, 2018 • General, Opinion, West AfricaComments (0)

Africa’s largest economy is struggling with ports infrastructure that simply can’t keep up with demand. Nigeria imports a very high proportion of its consumer goods. Ships descend on the major ports at a relentless pace, serving the almost 200...

Top Stories of the Week

IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

July 8, 2018 • GeneralComments (0)

We’re well into the second quarter of the year, and with that being said this week there has been much activity within the IT space. From thriving tech entrepreneurs in Africa to growing economies here is a round up of some of the popular stories for the...

Red Bull creates a gateway into the tech scene

Red Bull creates a gateway into the tech scene

July 8, 2018 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

More than half of the world’s population is currently living in urban centres. These residents face constant challenges within a limited living space. World-renowned energy drink company Red Bull believes technology is the key to create more friendly,...

Starting Smart City journeys with connected lighting

Starting Smart City journeys with connected lighting

July 6, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

While a discussion around implementing Smart City initiatives can often get city planners and managers excited about the opportunities that technology can enable, the budget available is often the biggest stumbling block to getting started. However, the...

Data is now on the menu for the world's booming population

Using data to weather the catastrophic effects of natural disasters

July 5, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

From Hawaii’s volcanic eruptions through to Cape Town’s drought, the world has seen its fair share of natural disasters over the last couple of months. A few weeks ago, Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano continued to eject a continuous stream of lava and a crest...

Webhelp partners with Harambee to tackle youth unemployment in South Africa

Webhelp partners with Harambee to tackle youth unemployment in South Africa

July 5, 2018 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South Africa has one of the highest youth unemployment rates in the world. According to the 2018 Quarterly Labour Force Survey released by Statistics South Africa, in the first quarter of 2018, in South Africa, there were 3.3 million youths between the ages...

37 per cent of infrastructure investors invest in emerging markets-study

37 per cent of infrastructure investors invest in emerging markets-study

July 4, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on 37 per cent of infrastructure investors invest in emerging markets-study

A new report released by the Global Infrastructure Hub, a G20 initiative, has revealed an infrastructure investment gap of US$1 trillion in 10 Compact with Africa countries over the next 22 years. This represents a 42 per cent investment gap; one of the...

This is how low code development helps your business

This is how low code development helps your business

July 4, 2018 • General, OpinionComments Off on This is how low code development helps your business

Low code development platforms make building applications quick and easy enough that even people without any coding knowledge can do it. They also make deploying to multiple platforms, such as tablets, smartphones, laptops, and desktops with a variety of...

#NDP2030Hackathon – doing it for the country

#NDP2030Hackathon – doing it for the country

July 4, 2018 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on #NDP2030Hackathon – doing it for the country

The State Information Technology Agency (SITA), in partnership with the Presidency, on Friday, 22 June, launched a pioneering hackathon to encourage the development of innovative technology to help the country achieve the goals set out in the National...

Putting people first in the automotive industry

Putting people first in the automotive industry

July 3, 2018 • General, OpinionComments Off on Putting people first in the automotive industry

The turnover rate of people in the automotive industry is high – some dealerships have turnover rates as high as 70 – 80% – and should be a concern for all. The question therefore arises – why is this the case and what can be done about it? As a...