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Microsoft announced as Platinum Sponsor of HISA2018

Microsoft provides water-saving solution to Western Cape

September 21, 2018 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on Microsoft provides water-saving solution to Western Cape

Microsoft, in partnership with the Gift of the Givers NGO and the Western Cape Government (WCG) Department of Health, announced the initiation of a project to install smart water meters in hospitals across the Western Cape province. The WCG Department of Health has been considering introducing smart metering at health facilities as one of its [&hellip...

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Machines learning to speak as we do

Machines learning to speak as we do

September 19, 2018 • Cloud Computing, General, Southern AfricaComments Off on Machines learning to speak as we do

The fact that machine learning (ML) services are now available through AWS has led to a shift in the capabilities that developers can offer their clients with regards to natural language processing (NLP) and the cloud services they inform. Machine learning is...

Digital transformation's promise for Botswanan businesses

Digital transformation’s promise for businesses in Botswana

September 19, 2018 • General, Internet of Things, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Digital transformation’s promise for businesses in Botswana

Digital transformation and emerging technologies have been generating significant interest in Africa recently. Public and private sector organisations are finding the promises of job creation and economic growth difficult to ignore. But what are the...

Survey reveals that consumers have underwhelming digital experiences

Gemalto pilots blockchain technology to put users in control of their Digital ID

September 19, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Gemalto pilots blockchain technology to put users in control of their Digital ID

Who are you, and can you prove it? The new Gemalto Trust ID Network enables users to give digital service providers fully verified and secured answers to these simple yet critical questions. By creating and managing their own ‘Self-Sovereign’ Digital ID,...

Opening access to South Africa’s life insurance industry through technology

Opening access to South Africa’s life insurance industry through technology

September 19, 2018 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Opening access to South Africa’s life insurance industry through technology

Despite the existence of top-class local life insurance offerings, South African families remain grossly underinsured. The Association for Savings and Investment South Africa (ASISA) estimates that the country’s 14 million income earners face a combined...

Tomas Nielsen, research director at Gartner.

CIOs in Africa play a central role in defining new business models

September 19, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on CIOs in Africa play a central role in defining new business models

Digital business is maturing and forcing organisations to change their business models and look to IT to help. Half of the CIOs in Africa said their organisation has changed or is in the process of changing their business models, and the CIO will have a...

Consumer buy-in vital to ensuring peaceful transition into the digital age

Consumer buy-in vital to ensuring peaceful transition into the digital age

September 18, 2018 • General, OpinionComments Off on Consumer buy-in vital to ensuring peaceful transition into the digital age

It’s no secret that the Fourth Industrial Revolution has officially begun. The era of intersection between people and machines is among us, with more industries embracing the new technologies that are available. Historically, the term...

Cathy Smith appointed as Managing Director of SAP Africa

The future of work in a digital world

September 18, 2018 • General, OpinionComments Off on The future of work in a digital world

The digital age, and the new technologies it’s brought with it – blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, augmented reality and virtual reality – is seen by many as a threat to our way of life as we know it. What if my job gets...

The time has come for digital transformation

The time has come for digital transformation

September 17, 2018 • General, OpinionComments Off on The time has come for digital transformation

Using technology to drive business transformation is hardly a new thing. In fact, reducing paper and automating processes are goals many organisations share. Yet, change has been slow in coming with some decision-makers even resisting digitalisation. This...

Empowering businesses to transform digitally

Empowering businesses to transform digitally

September 17, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Empowering businesses to transform digitally

The world has gone digital is a term we hear far too often nowadays, but it’s not exactly true. It is true that the world is transforming, but there is an increasing distinction between those who are leading the change and profiting from it, and those who...

Mitigate WAN complexity with SD Branch

Mitigate WAN complexity with SD Branch

September 17, 2018 • Cloud Computing, General, OpinionComments Off on Mitigate WAN complexity with SD Branch

Technology has entrenched itself into the way we do business, becoming the fundamental foundation of virtually any organisation. For IT departments, this has created incredible complexity as teams need to keep their fingers on the pulse of every aspect of...

It's been another insightful week in the world of technology.

IT News Africa: Top stories of the week

September 16, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa: Top stories of the week

It’s been another insightful week in the world of technology. The ITU Telecom World 2018 kicked off and hosted influential figures from government and industry to connect with tech SMEs and entrepreneurs. Apple also had their annual hardware event where...

Microsoft announced as Platinum Sponsor of HISA2018

Mastercard introduces Track to connect buyers and suppliers with networks

September 15, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Mastercard introduces Track to connect buyers and suppliers with networks

Mastercard has introduced Mastercard Track in collaboration with Microsoft. Track is a unique global trade platform that will simplify and enhance how companies around the world do business with each other. While parts of the B2B process have been digitized,...

Application models are critical to business growth

Application models are critical to business growth

September 13, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Application models are critical to business growth

For millennia, the world economy grew incrementally and slowly based on population growth and increasing trade across distances. Conversion of raw materials to finished goods was achieved through manual labour and processes – often through trial and error...

A Blueprint for Africa’s Future Cities

A Blueprint for Africa’s future cities

September 13, 2018 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on A Blueprint for Africa’s future cities

Firmly established as Africa’s most progressive business orientated jurisdiction, Mauritius’ forward-thinking and nimble policies have resulted in the island nation riding the wave to the centre of investment and development in Africa. While its...

‘African businesses face threat of becoming obsolete’ – Aurecon COO

South Africa needs a grounded approach for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

September 12, 2018 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on South Africa needs a grounded approach for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

South Africa needs to whittle the discussion down to an understanding on the one hand of what is happening in technological changes and relate that to the structure of the South African economy The Industrial Development Advisor at the Department of Trade and...