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Liberty data breach – setting a precedent for GDPR?

Is bad data wasting your money?

June 17, 2017 • General, OpinionComments Off on Is bad data wasting your money?

Procurement departments are typically faced with the task of negotiating the most cost effective contracts from suppliers, including bulk discounts that can often result in significant savings. Obtaining these bulk discounts requires that contracts be carefully managed. However, contract management itself can prove to be a challenging undertaking, since it...

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Why a Platform and Ecosystem may be crucial to your Exponential Future

Is your business ready for the day everything has a sensor?

June 16, 2017 • General, Internet of Things, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Is your business ready for the day everything has a sensor?

  Image result for tech sensor One day in the very near future, we will wonder how we ever survived in a world full of ‘stupid’ devices. From washing machines to lights to thermostats, soon our homes will be full of sensors connected to a...

Bridging the gap between youth unemployment and skills shortages.

Nokia looking to combat youth unemployment in Africa

June 15, 2017 • Education, General, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia looking to combat youth unemployment in Africa

Unemployment in South Africa remains a major issue, currently sitting at 26.50 percent, while the country’s youth unemployment is currently at a staggering 50.9 percent. Despite this, many technology companies continue to cite skills shortages as one of...

SES Networks provides Wi-Fi connectivity for Munga Mountain Bike Race

SA firms to offer free Wi-Fi on World Wifi Day

June 15, 2017 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SA firms to offer free Wi-Fi on World Wifi Day

In a country where unemployment is at a record high and small businesses are increasingly being looked at to stimulate economic growth, ubiquitous, affordable connectivity is a necessity. Recognising and celebrating the significant role of Wi-Fi in connecting...

By Dereshin (Dees) Pillay, Head of Manufacturing & Automotive at T-Systems South Africa.

Smart factories: unlocking new global opportunities for local manufacturers

June 15, 2017 • General, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Smart factories: unlocking new global opportunities for local manufacturers

As the likes of advanced robotics, machine learning, 3D printing, connected sensors and augmented reality transform the traditional manufacturing industry, some tantalising new opportunities emerge for local manufacturers. Recent research from Capgemini...

Atlantic AI Labs Opens Artificial Intelligence Research Center in Africa

The Legal Aspects Behind Artificial Intelligence

June 14, 2017 • General, OpinionComments Off on The Legal Aspects Behind Artificial Intelligence

There are various definitions of Artificial Intelligence and it seems to be cropping up in just about every conversation these days. I like to think about it as Artificial Intelligence (AI) being the concept of machines’ ability to carry out tasks in an...

Reshaad Sha resigns from SqwidNet

Opinion: The robot revolution!

June 14, 2017 • Education, General, OpinionComments Off on Opinion: The robot revolution!

For those who are into science fiction, the term ‘machine learning’ immediately conjures up images of computers taking over the world, either to send murderous terminators from the future to our present or to place us all inside the Matrix as living power...

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Connected Cars: From here to autonomy

June 14, 2017 • General, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments Off on Connected Cars: From here to autonomy

South African consumers’ great love affair with the automobile is set to grow ever more passionate, as an array of new technologies starts rapidly entering our cars – reshaping the travel experience for the millions that head out onto our roads every day....

Mobile consumers warned to only transact with WASPA members

GSMA Records 5 Billionth Mobile Subscriber World Wide

June 14, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on GSMA Records 5 Billionth Mobile Subscriber World Wide

According to real-time data from GSMA Intelligence, the research arm of the GSMA, the world’s mobile industry has signed up its 5 billionth unique mobile subscriber  The 5 billion milestone means that more than two-thirds of the global population is now...

Embracing digital transformation is the way of the future

The Gartner IT Security Approach for the Digital Age

June 14, 2017 • General, SecurityComments Off on The Gartner IT Security Approach for the Digital Age

The reality of digital business means that businesses must innovate or die. But security is an integral part of the digital business equation when it comes to technologies like cloud services and big data, mobile and IT devices, rapid DevOps, and technologies...

Showmax Originals to debut with new series featuring Julia Anastasopoulos, aka SuzelleDIY.

Showmax Kicks Off First Original Show

June 13, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Showmax Kicks Off First Original Show

Showmax, a South African digital entertainment service, has began the production of it’s first original series. The mockumentary called Tali’s Wedding Diary will star Julia Anastasopoulos. The show looks to building on the phenomenal success of...

Taxify partners with Namola to address driver safety

Taxify to protect Nigerian drivers and riders

June 13, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Taxify to protect Nigerian drivers and riders

Rivals to Uber in the mobile taxi industry, Taxify, has launched a new personalised insurance package for their partner drivers and riders, called Taxify Cover. Uchenna Chukwuebuka Okafor, Operations Manager in Lagos, highlighted the fact that most...

5 things not to miss when mapping your transformation journey

Putting Agility into South Africa’s Digital Transformation

June 13, 2017 • General, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Putting Agility into South Africa’s Digital Transformation

Traditionally, agility was not usually a word readily associated with Africa’s technology market: the continent was seen as lagging far behind others in adopting new solutions. Today however, the drive for mobile solutions and digital transformation,...

Twitter prioritizes breaking news in an app redesign

Millionaire Nigerian Kidnapper Kingpin Arrested- Twitter Reacts

June 13, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Millionaire Nigerian Kidnapper Kingpin Arrested- Twitter Reacts

Nigeria’s most wanted and richest kidnapper, Chukwudi Dumem Onuamadkie, more commonly know as Evans, was arrested by authorities over the weekend. Evans, a 36-year-old and a native of Anambra State in Southern Nigeria, has been described as “most...

PoPI requires effective data management structures

Driving digital transformation in Africa

June 9, 2017 • General, OpinionComments Off on Driving digital transformation in Africa

Digital transformation has become one of the most important strategic priorities for enterprises in the always-on world of business. By integrating technology into all facets of the organisation, decision-makers are preparing themselves to benefit from a...

Veeam’s Cloud Connect now part of Routed’s neutral cloud platform.

Routed appointed as Veeam Cloud Service Provider

June 9, 2017 • Cloud Computing, GeneralComments Off on Routed appointed as Veeam Cloud Service Provider

Neutral cloud provider, Routed, has partnered with Veeam Software, the solutions provider that delivers Availability for the Always-On Enterprise. Routed recently launched its vendor neutral cloud platform. The partnership with Veeam certifies Routed as a...