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What earth dweller is unfamiliar with a stop sign? Its signature eight sides and fire engine red colour have been ingrained like golden arches onto our collective subconscious for the past century.

The future won’t have stop signs

October 14, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

What earth dweller is unfamiliar with a stop sign? Its signature eight sides and fire engine red colour have been ingrained like golden arches onto our collective subconscious for the past century. Those four octagon-encased letters spell out a powerful and ubiquitous message: best you obey, because you need me more than I need you. [&hellip...

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Introducing increasingly Hack Proof WiFi

Introducing increasingly Hack Proof WiFi

October 14, 2018 • Online & Social, OpinionComments (0)

Wireless technology also knows as WiFi has become so integrated into our personal and professional lives, that we can’t imagine life without it. Businesses rely heavily on it to conduct their operations, mobile network providers use it to transfer voice and...

Meeting the digital expectations of mobile customers in Africa

Meeting the digital expectations of mobile customers in Africa

October 12, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments (0)

With multinational cloud service providers investing in South Africa and other infrastructure providers expanding data centre operations across Africa, the hyper-availability future is looking bright for the continent. This has resulted in an evolving...

Data Management – are you seeing the real value?

Data Management – are you seeing the real value?

October 12, 2018 • Big Data, OpinionComments (0)

The business value of data is unquestionable. The Economist went so far, last year, as to claim that data has overtaken oil as the world’s most valuable commodity. Despite controversy surrounding how to define the value of data, and whether it truly is more...

The impact of video surveillance in healthcare

The impact of video surveillance in healthcare

October 12, 2018 • Healthcare, OpinionComments (0)

Last year, in a written reply to a question in the Legislature, Gauteng health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa revealed that 107 nurses had been attacked in hospitals between January 2016 and September 2017. According to the MEC many of the attacks took place at night or...

Improving investor appeal with financials in the cloud

Improving investor appeal with financials in the cloud

October 11, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

While there has been an increase in appetite toward investment across the African continent, lessons learnt from experience – including the global financial crisis – means that funders are taking a more cautious approach in deciding who they...

Gavin Meyer, Executive Director at Itec South Africa

Local IT market sees rise of ‘simplicity as a service

October 11, 2018 • OpinionComments (0)

Who would want to be a CIO or CTO in 2018? They’re being bombarded by an avalanche of new technologies and business approaches that are demanding their attention. Mobility. Artificial Intelligence. Internet of Things. Digital Transformation. Disruption....

The importance of ‘S’ in HTTPS

The importance of ‘S’ in HTTPS

October 11, 2018 • Online & Social, OpinionComments (0)

Research shows that 81 of the top 100 non-Google websites are using Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) to make their sites a safer place for individuals. HTTPS encrypts communications that are sent between an individual’s browser and the website...

Achieving better patient outcomes with artificial intelligence

EOH exec discusses eliminating human error in finance, planning, production & supply chains

October 11, 2018 • Finance, OpinionComments (0)

In the South African industrial manufacturing and retail industries, businesses are faced with economic pressure and constantly increasing demand. This requires constant innovation and the application of best practice, especially in the effective management...

Manufacturers: find the right tech partnership to achieve exponential change

Manufacturers: find the right tech partnership to achieve exponential change

October 10, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

With the right technology partners by their side, manufacturers can achieve exponential change and digitisation in their operations, opening new opportunities and positioning them for the digital future. Core to achieving this is alliance between vendors and...

South African blockchain and cryptocurrency expert Riccardo “fluffypony” Spagni,

South African-based Tari Labs unveils free online university

October 10, 2018 • Education, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Tari Labs, a contributor to Tari, the South African-based blockchain protocol, has launched a free online university to help incubate open source projects and train blockchain developers, both locally and globally. “Tari Labs University aims to become a...

Chris Willemse, CEO of DAC Systems

The growth of cloud-based ERP

October 10, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

Worldwide revenue in cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is expected to top $28 billion in 2022 (up from an estimated $17.6 billion in 2016). This reflects the declining of initial concerns around the merits of migrating such mission-critical...

How intelligent African enterprises can chart a new era of growth in the digital age

How intelligent African enterprises can chart a new era of growth in the digital age

October 10, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

Digital is not a myth. It is upon us and accelerating every day. African businesses must ensure they stay a step ahead to survive and thrive by finding intelligent solutions which totally re-imagine customer experiences. If they get it right and operate at...

Robotic Process Automation

Robotic Process Automation enables the era of Self-Service Delivery

October 10, 2018 • OpinionComments (0)

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has existed for many years. Every time you complete an online claim, or capture an invoice on a system, or request comparative insurance quotes or flight prices, RPA is the intelligence ‘engine’ in the background.  Its...

South Africa poised to adopt intelligent process automation

How Artificial Intelligence is rewriting the BPM rulebook

October 9, 2018 • OpinionComments (0)

Artificial intelligence (AI) is creeping into many facets of business: from corporate strategy, to customer service interactions, research and new product development, among other disciplines. However, one of the lesser-known applications for AI is the way...

How can Africa’s digital revolution be further transformational in addressing pressing development issues on the continent?

How can Africa’s digital revolution be transformational?

October 9, 2018 • Healthcare, OpinionComments (0)

With more than 250 million smartphones currently in Africa, the African media landscape is rapidly shifting from traditional radio, TV and print, to new media which is primarily digital. The revolution is being felt in all sectors including politics – with...