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Riaan Graham, sales director for Ruckus Wireless sub-Saharan Africa.

How connectivity can benefit law enforcement

April 4, 2017 • General, Internet of Things, Southern AfricaComments Off on How connectivity can benefit law enforcement

The internet of things (IoT) is challenging the way people live and work, and how government and businesses interact. In fact, this new eco-system is creating the foundational building blocks for smart cities where traditional models of service delivery are being challenged. Says Riaan Graham, sales director for Ruckus Wireless sub-Saharan Africa: “While...

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Brett Parker, MD of SAP Africe.

Design Thinking: The X factor in your digital transformation

April 3, 2017 • General, OpinionComments Off on Design Thinking: The X factor in your digital transformation

You may have heard about the sword of Damocles, hanging above its target by a single hair. It’s a metaphor often used to describe impending doom, yet this is not the actual meaning. The story goes that a servant was taken by all of a king’s wealth...

dotAfrica launch dates approved by ICANN.  (Image source: File)

ICANN approves dotAfrica launch dates

March 30, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on ICANN approves dotAfrica launch dates

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has given dotAfrica the green light to move forward with their launch plan and dates as Africa’s new home on the web gets ready for their long awaited entry. “Final and...

Facebook's 2017 Year In Review.

Express Wifi hotspots now available in Kenya

March 29, 2017 • East Africa, General, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Express Wifi hotspots now available in Kenya

Surf and Facebook officially launched Express Wi-Fi by Facebook in Kenya today. This initiative was born from the mutual belief of both organizations that access to internet should be available and affordable for everyone. Express Wi-Fi is a fast, affordable...

Kyle Woolf, CEO of Saicom Voice Services.

The changing face of business communications

March 28, 2017 • General, OpinionComments Off on The changing face of business communications

Call them ‘Gen Y’ or Millennials, the new generation of workers think differently about communications, and businesses need to respond accordingly. In fact, business owners need to ask themselves whether their business operates in a world where...

Smart City

Embracing a smart city through connectivity

March 27, 2017 • General, Internet of ThingsComments Off on Embracing a smart city through connectivity

The growth of connected devices is resulting in an increased awareness of the benefits of a smart city. And while many see Africa as lagging in this regard, Kenya is leading the charge to embrace this new technology-rich eco-system. Riaan Graham, sales...

Unlocking Enterprise systems using voice

Developers to build and host most Alexa Skills using AWS

March 27, 2017 • General, OpinionComments Off on Developers to build and host most Alexa Skills using AWS

Amazon announced a new program that will make it free for tens of thousands of Alexa developers to build and host most Alexa skills using Amazon Web Services (AWS). Many Alexa skill developers currently take advantage of the AWS Free Tier, which offers one...

DSTV Compact subscribers to get 50% off Showmax

Showmax subscribers to get free Vodacom data

March 27, 2017 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Showmax subscribers to get free Vodacom data

Showmax, in conjunction with Vodacom, announces a major addition to the Showmax service. As of today, 27 March, Showmax will supply three months of data, adding up to 3GB in total, at no extra charge to new customers who sign up for Showmax through Vodacom...

Embedding governance in BI

BI Today – Powerful and Accessible, Backed by Control

March 24, 2017 • General, OpinionComments Off on BI Today – Powerful and Accessible, Backed by Control

Over the years, business intelligence (BI) has helped tens of thousands of enterprises gain a better understanding of the gaps and opportunities in their markets and organisational make-up. Nevertheless, it has been slow to permeate throughout organisations....

FanHero and Ab de Villiers to develop new fan engagement app. (Image Source: Topyaps)

The AB de Villiers Fan Engagment App

March 24, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on The AB de Villiers Fan Engagment App

AB de Villiers, the current South African ODI captain, has spent the last decade dominating for the Proteas on the field, with a style and flair which has earned him the title as the world number one ODI batsman. AB’s on the field success has catapulted...

How to choose the right enterprise mobility strategy for your business

5 WAYS BYODs ARE WEAKENING BUSINESSES DATA SECURITY

March 24, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, General, Lists, SecurityComments Off on 5 WAYS BYODs ARE WEAKENING BUSINESSES DATA SECURITY

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is a recent increasing trend towards employee-owned devices within a business. However, this recent trend of IT consumerization, regardless of its advantages, increasingly poses a security risk to organizations when these personal...

Ricoh SA

Poor Digital Hygiene Puts Your Device at Risk

March 24, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Poor Digital Hygiene Puts Your Device at Risk

Increasing levels of information stored on smartphones, tablets and computers put at risk modern digital devices because of users’ poor digital hygiene. New global research by Kaspersky Lab reveals that user attitudes towards app care and maintenance on...

Today’s robots have voice and language recognition, access to large amounts of data, algorithms to process information independently.(Source: Industry week)

Before and after Robotic Process Automation

March 24, 2017 • Categories, General, OpinionComments Off on Before and after Robotic Process Automation

We love “before and after” pictures. A house that’s fallen into disrepair can be renovated into a design showpiece. An abandoned, malnourished puppy can be nursed back to health. A closet or garage can be organised from a complete mess into a system...

Toshiba unveils Microsoft Azure IoT certified intelligent edge device

Toshiba announces renewed focus for the South African business PC market

March 24, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, General, Southern AfricaComments Off on Toshiba announces renewed focus for the South African business PC market

Toshiba announced its renewed strategy for South Africa, cementing its focus for the business computing market through the development of business to business PC devices and solutions in the country. Toshiba will concentrate its efforts on the government,...

IBM Watson Health and IDx, LLC alliance to advance eye health through cognitive computing applications.

IDx and IBM Watson Health forge alliance for Eye Health

March 23, 2017 • General, HealthcareComments Off on IDx and IBM Watson Health forge alliance for Eye Health

IBM Watson Health and IDx, LLC announced a five-year strategic alliance to advance eye health through cognitive computing applications. The alliance aims to help primary care providers, hospitals, health systems, and integrated delivery networks deliver...

By creating robots, servicing robots and technology and being innovators, our economy has the potential to flourish.

What’s Next For Artificial Intelligence?

March 23, 2017 • General, Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on What’s Next For Artificial Intelligence?

Last year was a hugely significant year for artificial intelligence. It was a year of spectacular achievement. For the first time a system was created with the ability to defeat a human at the impossibly strategic game of Go (a feat that has been 20 years in...