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There’s one thing machines can’t do better than us

There’s one thing machines can’t do better than us

April 24, 2018 • OpinionComments (0)

Most of the casualties will be repetitive manufacturing tasks and those considered dangerous for humans to perform. Robots can do these jobs faster and with greater precision, than humans could ever hope to, leading to higher productivity and lower costs – the Holy Grail of manufacturing. However, we’ll still need humans to operate these machines,...

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Decrypting blockchain and cryptocurrencies

Decrypting blockchain and cryptocurrencies

April 24, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

Cryptocurrencies are dominating the media. This one has collapsed, that one is on the rise, and a new one is around the corner. Their flavour isn’t quite as piquant today as it was yesterday thanks to fraud, an upsurge in Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) and...

Embracing a more connected South African retail environment

Embracing a more connected South African retail environment

April 24, 2018 • Opinion, RetailComments (0)

The increased connectedness of consumers is contributing to a more dynamic environment – one where expectations on what the buying experience must entail are evolving. Thanks in part to the African mobile phone market that was expected to grow 6.2 percent...

Why work won’t become obsolete in the age of AI

Why work won’t become obsolete in the age of AI

April 24, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

The rise of machine learning and artificial intelligence has spawned a 4th industrial revolution that has left many wondering where to next. After all, if robots can perform our roles at a much cheaper rate, what hope is there for gainful employment in years...

Tapping digital technologies’ potential for contributing to development

Tapping digital technologies’ potential for contributing to development

April 24, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

While people in major cities and developed countries enjoy an ever-expanding selection of applications and other innovations to help them live more efficient, safer and entertaining lives, millions in the hinterlands of Africa, Asia and Latin America are...

Businessman, Philanthropist and social commentator, Howard Feldman.

Embracing the fear of innovation

April 24, 2018 • OpinionComments (0)

Decisions. We make them every day, from the moment we wake up to the moment we go to sleep. From the first cup of coffee (or tea) to the last drink of water (or wine), decisions determine every move, thought and deed. The same applies to the organisation and...

Eckart Zollner, Head of Business Development at the Jasco Group.

Smart Cities in Africa? It’s not just about ICT

April 24, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

As mass urbanisation continues across Africa, putting in place the fundamental infrastructure needed to build smart cities has never been more important. Smart cities are emerging in Zambia, Ghana, Mauritius and Kenya. For all of them, the first hurdle is...

The evolving role of the ICT outsourcer

The evolving role of the ICT outsourcer

April 24, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

As an increasing number of organisations become more ambitious with their Cloud migration strategies – in some cases moving hundreds or thousands of applications to hosted platforms – the traditional role of the ICT outsourcer is rapidly evolving....

Digital trends driving insurance in Africa

Digital trends driving insurance in Africa

April 23, 2018 • General, Healthcare, OpinionComments (0)

The past few months have seen digital becoming more integrated with industry sectors across Africa. But it is the data-rich environment of insurance that has especially benefitted from this with several trends emerging that impact on the effectiveness of its...

Digital tools to supercharge business builder’s productivity

Top digital tools to supercharge business productivity

April 23, 2018 • Africa By Region, Lists, OpinionComments (0)

Today’s digital tools can help take the stress out of managing your day-to-day tasks and collaborating with your team. Using these tools can save your business money and supercharge your productivity. One survey commissioned by Google and conducted by...

The Smart Hotel of the Future

The Smart Hotel of the Future

April 23, 2018 • Internet of Things, OpinionComments (0)

Regardless of the size or type of property, every hotel operator that wants to remain competitive and relevant will have to embrace IoT devices and related wireless innovations over the next year to enable next-generation guest experiences. Technology and...

Jacques Preyser, Chief Executive Officer of Europ Assistance South Africa

We need to push the boundaries of digitalisation in South Africa

April 20, 2018 • General, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

South Africa’s value-added services market is currently a leader in terms of product innovation. The rapid pace at which technology is evolving is having a significant effect on how providers of assistance services are taking on the South African market....

Unlocking the future of online security with biometrics

Unlocking the future of online security with biometrics

April 20, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

With smartphones increasingly using biometric authentication as a theft deterrent, the potential for such techniques – which rely on the natural, inherent features of a person like their fingerprint, voice or face to confirm their identity – to become the...

Our work and lives ‘smartified’ by the Internet of Things

Our work and lives ‘smartified’ by the Internet of Things

April 19, 2018 • Internet of Things, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The digital revolution has well and truly been embraced by Namibia and Namibians. Apart from spending most of our time online on social media, we are now seeing a shift to real-world benefits enabled through connectivity. Whether it is simply paying for our...

Moath Ismail, VP Digital Banking for CISMEA, Gemalto

Secure, convenient payment is key to South Africa’s e-commerce growth

April 19, 2018 • Finance, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

While all the research indicates that online commerce is set to grow in South Africa, the speed and extent of that growth will be dependent on several factors, with payment as one of the most crucial. Getting online payments right will play a role both in...

How tech can enhance public safety in Africa

MTN Business takes aim at rapid IoT growth potential

April 18, 2018 • Internet of Things, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Internet of Things (IoT) used to be the domain of future forecasters. Now, the future is here and IoT is increasingly becoming more a part of day-to-day activities, driven by mobile connectivity. IoT is already all around us. It is used for solutions such...