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Nelson Camara, marketing at SilverBridge Holdings

Customer engagement through gamification

August 16, 2018 • Internet of Things, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Gamification provides insurers with an ideal platform to enhance customer engagement. With apps like MEGA MEDS, that turns medicine management into a fun experience, and the likes of the Discovery Insure Driving Challenge, that rewards customers who are good drivers, there is significant potential for insurers and others to take a different approach to...

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5 Reasons why modern businesses need chatbots

5 Reasons why modern businesses need chatbots

August 14, 2018 • Internet of Things, Lists, Top StoriesComments (0)

Far more menial tasks are being handed over to machine automation. Perhaps one of the greatest examples of this is chatbots. More and more companies are using chatbots to handle customer service issues that tend to go unanswered and subsequently pile up....

Connecting Citizens: The building blocks required for a bright digital future

Connecting Citizens: The building blocks required for a bright digital future

August 14, 2018 • Internet of Things, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Connecting citizens enables the public sector to communicate effectively with the population, pre-empting certain events and making sure citizens are notified of critical information. But the opportunity goes further than just being able to send and receive...

The President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi Adesina

New technologies will change African agriculture as we know it today

August 10, 2018 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, Internet of Things, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

The President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi Adesina, has made an urgent call to give farmers across the continent new technologies with the potential to transform agricultural production. Adesina said the technology transfer was needed...

MTN’s world-leading anti-rhino poaching solution saving rangers’ lives

MTN’s anti-rhino poaching solution saving rangers’ lives

August 9, 2018 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments (0)

As the global conservation community commemorated World Ranger Day last week, rhinos and their ranger protectors have within their reach a powerful new tool in the war against animal poaching. This Internet of Things (IoT) anti-poaching solution has been...

More millennials are buying life insurance digitally, according to FNB

More millennials are buying life insurance digitally, according to FNB

August 7, 2018 • Finance, Internet of Things, Southern AfricaComments (0)

FNB Life has seen a significant increase in the number of millennials between the ages of 31 and 33 exclusively taking out life policies on digital channels. Lee Bromfield, CEO of FNB Life, says “Our omni-channel strategy which enables us to service...

SingularityU South Africa Summit 2018: Can we upgrade and live forever?

SingularityU South Africa Summit 2018: Can we upgrade and live forever?

August 4, 2018 • Events, Internet of Things, Southern AfricaComments (0)

“The new opportunities we will experience by extending our lifespan to live for centuries is thrilling, especially when you consider human-machine convergence and the latest discoveries about human potential and peak performance,” says Mic Mann, Director...

Thingstream appoints Philipp Bolliger as new CEO

Thingstream appoints Philipp Bolliger as new CEO

August 4, 2018 • Internet of Things, PeopleComments (0)

Thingstream today announced the appointment of Philipp Bolliger as chief executive officer. Building on the impressive growth the company has generated since its inception last year, Bolliger is tasked with growing the business internationally and extending...

Ursula Chikane and Pepper Humaniod Robot

Inside the MTN IoT Awards

August 2, 2018 • Company News, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Inside the MTN IoT Awards

The third annual MTN Internet of Things Awards celebrated the best of South Africa’s market-ready IoT solutions, applications and developers on Tuesday, July 31 at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. The conference saw discussions on smart cities, fleet...

Stellenbosch University LaunchLab introduces its’ Makerspace to the World

Stellenbosch University LaunchLab introduces its’ Makerspace to the World

August 1, 2018 • Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Stellenbosch University LaunchLab introduces its’ Makerspace to the World

The LaunchLab was born from an initiative called Innovus, the industry interaction and innovation company of Stellenbosch University. In 2015 the LaunchLab opened its new 1200m2 facility on campus thanks to its founding sponsor, Nedbank, and matching funding...

How IoT is on the cusp of revolutionising healthcare

How IoT is on the cusp of revolutionising healthcare

July 31, 2018 • Healthcare, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on How IoT is on the cusp of revolutionising healthcare

Internet of Things (IoT) technology is on the rise both at home and in the workplace, and will soon significantly impact and empower the way we live and work. Such solutions have arguably made a bigger splash in the consumer landscape than B2B to date, with...

Ms Pinky Kekana, Deputy Minister at Department of Communications

South African Dept. of Communications to establish a digital revolution

July 27, 2018 • Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African Dept. of Communications to establish a digital revolution

We’re living in a fast-paced world where digitalisation is at the forefront of numerous industries. Digital Transformation, loosely defined as the integration of digital technology into all areas of an organisation, fundamentally changing the...

IoT will not reach full potential without consideration of maintenance and business insight

IoT will not reach full potential without consideration of maintenance and business insight

July 25, 2018 • Internet of Things, SponsoredComments Off on IoT will not reach full potential without consideration of maintenance and business insight

For some time now we’ve been looking forward to the promise that the Internet of Things (IoT) will revolutionise the way we do business. With connected devices increasingly ubiquitous, that may well be the case. But without maintenance and a real...

Netshield assists clients with streamlining IoT environments

Netshield assists clients with streamlining IoT environments

July 25, 2018 • Internet of Things, SponsoredComments Off on Netshield assists clients with streamlining IoT environments

Netshield has developed an end-to-end IoT offering that helps customers better build and incorporate IoT into their greenfield or existing business environments. The full solution extends from sensors to intelligent gateways and monitoring tools that enable a...

Predictive analytics vital for personalised insurance

Predictive analytics vital for personalised insurance

July 23, 2018 • Internet of Things, Southern AfricaComments Off on Predictive analytics vital for personalised insurance

Having access to sophisticated predictive analytics has become a business priority for insurers. Being able to factor in historical and real-time data to analyse patterns, determine risk, and identify trends is now fundamental to insurance success. Kelly...

Are machines taking over? With the IoT, just about anything is possible

Are machines taking over? With the IoT, just about anything is possible

July 17, 2018 • Internet of ThingsComments Off on Are machines taking over? With the IoT, just about anything is possible

In 1978, horror author Stephen King penned the book Trucks, which was made into the movie Maximum Overdrive a decade later. In it, machines come alive and begin to wage war with their makers. Definitely the stuff of nightmares, but also something that’s...