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Three important technologies to slash manufacturing input costs

Three important technologies to slash manufacturing input costs

October 2, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Three important technologies to slash manufacturing input costs

Local manufacturing firms continue to face blustering headwinds – from heightened global competition from the likes of China and India, to sluggish demand and macroeconomic conditions, to critical skills shortages and labour issues. But technology can help to relieve one of the most common pain points that we’re seeing: the stubbornly high costs of...

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MTN Nigeria appeal order to pay N4.8bn to former employee

MTN Nigeria ordered to pay N4.8bn to former employee

October 2, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MTN Nigeria ordered to pay N4.8bn to former employee

According to a report by Nigerian Communications Week, the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN), Akure Division, ordered MTN Nigeria Communications Limited and MTN International, Mauritius, to pay its former Network Group Operations Manager,  Paul...

Busting the myths for businesses seeking to switch to Mac

Digital workplace strategies thriving in flexible co-working spaces

October 2, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Digital workplace strategies thriving in flexible co-working spaces

Gone are the days when the workplace merely provided a physical space that employees occupy during regular office hours. Today’s always connected, instant access environment has blurred the lines between the physical office and the place where work...

Aurecon aiming to be South Africa’s first registered engineering consultancy drone operator

The drone industry has potential to create jobs in South Africa

September 29, 2017 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on The drone industry has potential to create jobs in South Africa

The drone industry has the potential to create thousands of jobs for qualified drone pilots per year, but the right training is crucial to move this industry forward and to help grow the country’s employment rate. According to economic expert – Dr...

Orange launches new TV and premium video platform

Kwesé TV launches in Botswana through Orange partnership

September 29, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Kwesé TV launches in Botswana through Orange partnership

Telecommunications company Orange Botswana and pay-TV broadcast network Kwesé TV have announced a partnership which aims to provide its customers with premium entertainment and sports programming on their mobile devices. This is according to a report by...

Insurance industry gears up for PoPI.

POPI is the wake-up call your IT needs

September 29, 2017 • General, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on POPI is the wake-up call your IT needs

We have all spent countless hours attempting to become experts on the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act and, if you conduct business in Europe, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If you’re anything like me, you still feel a long way...

Microsoft aims to secure Internet of Things devices with its new Azure Sphere solution.

Top 5 steps to ensure your IoT strategy is a success

September 29, 2017 • General, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 5 steps to ensure your IoT strategy is a success

Whether it’s a smart scale in our home, which advises us how to adapt our eating and exercise regimes, or a smart shelf within a retail store that is able to ‘restock’ itself using sensors which automatically trigger stock orders as shelves empty,...

5G could ignite smart city development in South Africa

Ambition and partnership key to driving smart city adoption

September 28, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ambition and partnership key to driving smart city adoption

Despite negative perceptions around the rise in use of automation, artificial intelligence and other technologies, innovative implementation of ICT can not only improve the quality of life across a broad range of factors, but also improve workforce...

The future of wealth management is in AI, according to report

Top 5 ways artificial intelligence can support your business

September 28, 2017 • East Africa, General, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 5 ways artificial intelligence can support your business

Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) has for decades been the subject of science fiction and fantasy films. But we’ve come a long way since ‘Skynet’. Only a few months ago, Facebook deactivated a chatbot project, as the bots had developed their own language...

Nigerian court restrains Multichoice from subscription fee hike

Multichoice Nigeria refutes Pay-Per-View rumours

September 27, 2017 • General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Multichoice Nigeria refutes Pay-Per-View rumours

According to a report by Nigerian Communications Week, Multichoice Nigeria, a Pay-TV service provider, came out on Monday 25 September 2017 to squash reports that they were looking to implement a Pay-Per-View model in the country. Earlier this...

The (very near) future of insurance: the digital transformation imperative

How digital transformation will impact the future of insurance

September 22, 2017 • General, OpinionComments Off on How digital transformation will impact the future of insurance

The insurance industry is facing its very own Kodak moment. 40 years after the once heart-warming 1970s ad slogan became part of popular culture, it now reminds one more of the company’s spectacular failure to act in the face of massive industry-wide...

South African companies should view data governance regulations as an opportunity

South African companies should view data governance regulations as an opportunity

September 22, 2017 • Big Data, General, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African companies should view data governance regulations as an opportunity

When Tim Berners-Lee declared data to be the “new raw material of the 21st century” back in 2011, he was perfectly describing the direction many economies were heading in – from industry to insights and intelligence. But in the six years since, data...

smart cities

Wireless Wayfinding: Roadmap for the aspiring smart city

September 21, 2017 • General, OpinionComments Off on Wireless Wayfinding: Roadmap for the aspiring smart city

We now find ourselves steeped in the fourth Industrial Revolution – an era that could potentially see every one of us, and every piece of machinery we use, seamlessly networked together. Every aspect of our lives, from our classroom experiences to our daily...

Gartner Symposium 2017: Deep learning driving AI development

Gartner Symposium 2017: Deep learning driving AI development

September 21, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Gartner Symposium 2017: Deep learning driving AI development

During a media roundtable at Gartner Symposium 2017, hosted in Cape Town 18-21 September, Alex Linden – Research Vice President at Gartner – revealed that deep learning, a variation of machine learning (ML), is currently the major driver toward...

Gartner Symposium 2017: The changing role of the CIO

Gartner Symposium 2017: The changing role of the CIO

September 20, 2017 • Events, General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Gartner Symposium 2017: The changing role of the CIO

Research firm, Gartner, revealed the results of their 2018 CIO Agenda survey at the 2017 Gartner Symposium on Tuesday 19 September 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa. The survey revealed insight into how the role of a CIO is rapidly changing as well as provided...

How New IT Models Are Changing The IT Skills Landscape And Internal IT

How new IT models are changing the IT skills landscape and internal IT

September 20, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on How new IT models are changing the IT skills landscape and internal IT

The data centre is in a period of rapid IT transformation as businesses are increasingly seeking competitive advantages in this digital era. At the centre of these IT transformations lie converged infrastructure (CI), hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) and...