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What investors are looking for in Africa's fintech sector

What investors are looking for in Africa’s fintech sector

June 18, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Africa has long been considered a global leader in fintech innovation and adoption. The continent’s low penetration rates for traditional banking services coupled with high penetration of mobile phones makes it a rich breeding ground for fintech innovation, and in many respects the continent has been miles ahead of other developing – and most...

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IoT: Driving innovation in supply chain and logistics

IoT: Driving innovation in supply chain and logistics

June 18, 2018 • Internet of Things, OpinionComments (0)

It has become widely respected that when technology is used to aid innovation, it can deliver significant value to the business bottom line. Not only do the latest disruptive technologies often aid in reducing operational costs to businesses, but they can...

Sub-Saharan Africa is the world’s most expensive region to send money home

Postal operators can help drive down remittance costs in parts of Africa

June 16, 2018 • East Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Money received from loved ones working abroad can transform a family’s living standards. From Albania to Australia and from Bahrain to Bangladesh, the essential bridges built between countries due to remittances support migrant families and keep children in...

Transforming the customer assistance landscape

Transforming the customer assistance landscape

June 15, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

According to Accenture’s digital consumer survey 2018, a third of people online in China, India, the U.S., Brazil and Mexico plan to buy a stand-alone voice assistant by the end of the year. The prevalence of such devices in homes is becoming so...

Bridging the New Digital Gap - Women and ICT in South Africa

Bridging the New Digital Gap – Women and ICT in South Africa

June 15, 2018 • Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Through personal experiences, I realised that the youth require the skills of computer literacy to thrive as a citizen of a digital era. However, there is a generation in South Africa who have not had the privilege of access to technology, don’t know how...

The benefits of cloud-based training apps can no longer be ignored

The benefits of cloud-based training apps can no longer be ignored

June 14, 2018 • East Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Despite the fact that Africa’s e-learning market doubled from 2011 to 2016, reaching $513 million, the continent’s three biggest economies, South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya, are not yet moving their training applications to the cloud en masse. This...

Professor Alwyn Louw; President and Academic President; Monash South Africa

We can’t predict the future, but we can help prepare those who will work in it

June 13, 2018 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

For most people, the year 2028 seems like the very distant future. But when you consider that 18 years have already passed since the prospect of a new millennium had the world in a panic over what would happen to their computers and data, the next 10 years is...

By Renko Bergh, Director Forte Consulting.

New technologies are undoubtedly challenging business leaders

June 13, 2018 • OpinionComments (0)

New technologies are undoubtedly challenging business leaders, and the investment in smarter technologies are likely to become industry benchmarks, not differentiators. Forte Supply Chain Consulting serves as a bridge consultancy between industry expectations...

Critical infrastructure: Downtime is simply not an option

GDPR post-launch: who will the regulators be looking at?

June 13, 2018 • OpinionComments (0)

When it comes to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), many of you may be feeling a bit like Scrooge, the miserable character from Charles Dicken’s Christmas Carol, during the festive period. You can’t get away from hearing about the regulation,...

Drive your business with the right Customer Management Tools

Drive your business with the right Customer Management Tools

June 13, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

Do you remember your first car? That great feeling of freedom that came with the ability to drive yourself wherever you wanted or needed to go, without having to ask for a lift, take public transport or cycle or walk. And the ‘kudos’ from your friends...

Welcome to the Future: The analytics age has starte

Welcome to the Future: The analytics age has started

June 12, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

Whether you’re a high-tech start-up or a decades-old retailer, and whether you like it or not, you’re a data company. As enterprises everywhere begin to integrate deeper insights into their operations, those who focus on maximising their data and...

PoPI and GDPR – a forgotten essential in HR

PoPI and GDPR – a forgotten essential in HR

June 11, 2018 • OpinionComments (0)

The Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPI) in South Africa and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Union, have shone a light on the importance of protecting valuable personal information. However, while the focus has...

Urgent steps needed to close Africa’s high-end IT security skills gaps

Urgent steps needed to close Africa’s high-end IT security skills gaps

June 11, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

Specialised IT skills are in short supply worldwide, and African businesses in particular have long been under pressure to innovate and grow despite an acute skills shortage – particularly in the data science and IT security spaces. In an environment in...

How blockchain and Artificial Intelligence can be used to improve auto finance

How blockchain and Artificial Intelligence can be used to improve auto finance

June 11, 2018 • Finance, OpinionComments (0)

Renting a car can be a time-consuming process. You have to go to the rental agency, wait for the attendant to fill out the leasing forms, which you must then check and sign before even getting sight of the keys. It’s a hassle and that’s even when you...

Internet Solutions announces new LTE data package

LTE Boosts automation and safety in the mining industry

June 9, 2018 • Mining & Energy, OpinionComments (0)

South Africa has one of the most abundant mineral reserves in the world. Different estimates suggest that the country could be sitting on $2.5-$5 trillion worth of mineral reserves. Mining, therefore, is an essential economic activity in the country with the...

What will drive Africa's digital economy

What will drive Africa’s digital economy

June 9, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments (0)

Access to technology changes people’s lives, improves business and drives economic growth – that much is a fact of life. Universal access to internet connectivity is even being punted as a basic human right. Huawei’s recently released GIV...