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Smart City era promises big improvement for Urban Ecosystems

Smart City era promises big improvement for Urban Ecosystems

June 29, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Smart City era promises big improvement for Urban Ecosystems

Connected technology is ushering in a new era of “Smart Cities”, which promises to improve the quality of life for billions of people around the world. Smart cities — which are using technology to make urban areas safer, more efficient, and more livable — represent the transformative power of the Internet of Things. Now, as [&hellip...

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The Mobile World Congress boasted a three-day-event that attracted more than 60,000 attendees.

Highlights from the Mobile World Congress Shangai

June 29, 2018 • Events, Gadgets and Gaming, GeneralComments Off on Highlights from the Mobile World Congress Shangai

The Shanghai edition of the world’s largest mobile industry exhibition,GSMA Mobile World Congress, opened it’s doors on July 27 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). The Mobile World Congress boasted a three-day-event that attracted...

Five industries that are likely to use smart contracts in the future

Five industries that are likely to use smart contracts in the future

June 27, 2018 • General, SponsoredComments Off on Five industries that are likely to use smart contracts in the future

Contracts form an important part of any sort of official agreements, yet they can be extremely time-consuming, confusing, and complex, and can often end up costing an industry a lot of money. As we are living in a digital age, it seems only sensible to turn...

GirlCode empowers tech startups with AWS CloudStart program

Girlcode announces dates for GirlCodeHack, the largest female Hackathon

June 27, 2018 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Girlcode announces dates for GirlCodeHack, the largest female Hackathon

GirlCode, a social enterprise that aims to empower young girls and women through technology, will be hosting its fifth annual GirlCodeHack from 3 – 5 August 2018. The hackathon will be the largest all-female hackathon in South Africa, with over 400...

SA must embrace emerging technologies to unleash manufacturing potential

SA must embrace emerging technologies to unleash manufacturing potential

June 25, 2018 • General, Internet of Things, Southern AfricaComments Off on SA must embrace emerging technologies to unleash manufacturing potential

South Africa’s manufacturing sector is capable of thriving, but only if it adopts Fourth Industrial Revolution Technologies such as 3D Printing, Advanced Robotics and cognitive automation, Artificial Intelligence and IoT. That’s the stark warning Schalk...

Global Industrial Distributor launches e-commerce website for Sub-Saharan Africa

Global Industrial Distributor launches e-commerce website for Sub-Saharan Africa

June 25, 2018 • General, Hardware, Southern AfricaComments Off on Global Industrial Distributor launches e-commerce website for Sub-Saharan Africa

RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers was founded as Radiospares, in 1937. The company started as a supplier of parts to the burgeoning radio market that has evolved into a global distribution...

IT News Africa: Top Stories of The Week

IT News Africa: Top Stories of The Week

June 24, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Stories of The Week

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 new innovations and digital transformation, growing economies to emerging startups, here is a round up of some of...

Since launching a year ago, SAP Leonardo technical capabilities have helped hundreds of customers innovate.

SAP galvanizes the enterprise with intelligent new products and choice

June 24, 2018 • Cloud Computing, GeneralComments Off on SAP galvanizes the enterprise with intelligent new products and choice

SAP recently announced new products and partnerships to enable enterprises to become more intelligent, with expanded capabilities from advanced technologies such as conversational artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and analytics. SAP also announced that...

5G networks have paramount role in Autonomous Vehicle connectivity

5G networks have paramount role in Autonomous Vehicle connectivity

June 24, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on 5G networks have paramount role in Autonomous Vehicle connectivity

5G networks may be as much as 10 times more efficient than 4G networks. With this new level of network capability, communications service providers (CSPs) can secure future market opportunities with manufacturers of autonomous vehicles (AVs) in the fields of...

Innovative new products can be designed around future environmental stressors and demands without having to consider old, established systems.

Africa – a breeding ground for innovation

June 22, 2018 • General, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa – a breeding ground for innovation

African innovation is on the rise and the continent could play host to several new technology disruptions in the next few years. According to Darryl Bernstein, Partner and Head of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Practice at Baker McKenzie in...

Does the open plan office work? (Image from www.sage.com/za)

Does the open plan office work?

June 21, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Does the open plan office work?

Open plan offices are a staple of working life in the modern age. In fact, 80% of US businesses use it as their preferred office arrangement, with others globally following suit, led by a plethora of the world’s leading businesses such as Apple, Google and...

Creating greater accessibility and assisting disability through technology

Creating greater accessibility and assisting disability through technology

June 21, 2018 • Education, General, Southern AfricaComments Off on Creating greater accessibility and assisting disability through technology

Afrika Tikkun is a global not-for-profit organisation working to develop, empower and support the youth of South Africa in disadvantaged communities in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Their intention is to shape the youth of today to become the next...

Accelerating your Digital Transformation

Accelerating your Digital Transformation

June 18, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Accelerating your Digital Transformation

Businesses that harness the power of digital are experiencing massive advantages, with growth and efficiency benchmarks often leaping by double- and even triple-digit advances. But while the attainment of digital clearly bears a lot of fruit, getting to that...

Innovative new products can be designed around future environmental stressors and demands without having to consider old, established systems.

How digital transformation can drive growth and job creation across emerging economies

June 17, 2018 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on How digital transformation can drive growth and job creation across emerging economies

Innovation and entrepreneurship play an ever-increasing role in growing Africa’s emerging technology ecosystem. According to research by the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator, over the past two years alone, Africa has seen the number of innovation hubs double....

Creating coding prodigies in previously disadvantaged schools

Creating coding prodigies in previously disadvantaged schools

June 16, 2018 • Education, General, Southern AfricaComments Off on Creating coding prodigies in previously disadvantaged schools

Learning to code is a critical element in the 21st century school curriculum, giving learners the ability not only to use technology but to create it, as the world ushers in the fourth industrial revolution. Learners equipped with these skills will be in high...

Several findings reveal that more than a third of wealthy individuals (35%) either have exposure to cryptocurrencies, or they intend investing by the end of 2018.

High-net-worth individuals embrace cryptocurrencies

June 15, 2018 • Finance, GeneralComments Off on High-net-worth individuals embrace cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies are the “future of money” and wealthy investors seem to agree. This is according to Nigel Green, CEO of the deVere Group, an international financial services organisation. The Group, which launched the deVere Crypto app earlier this year,...