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Banks that are not ready for digital disruption will struggle

How Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionise Banking

June 27, 2017 • Finance, General, Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on How Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionise Banking

Artificial Intelligence gets a bad rap in pop culture. Movies like Terminator (with its rebellious Skynet) and 2001 (with its murderous HAL 9000) portray a future where the robots get smart, and conclude that it is in their interests to try and destroy mankind. But the truth about AI is a lot more mundane. Most [&hellip...

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40 percent of CIOs are planning to deploy Artificial Intelligence says Gartner

The rise of AI: the rise of new skills

June 25, 2017 • General, SoftwareComments Off on The rise of AI: the rise of new skills

The fear that artificial intelligence will threaten the jobs of human workers is quickly being dispelled. “It is natural that with change comes fear, however fear also hinders development moving forward. Change should therefore be viewed as an opportunity...

NetApp has partnered with Cisco to advance digital transformation with software-defined converged infrastructure solution for the Next-generation data center. (Image Source: biznetwork.mn)

Cisco and NetApp Advance Digital Transformation

June 23, 2017 • General, SoftwareComments Off on Cisco and NetApp Advance Digital Transformation

Cisco and NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today expanded the portfolio of the industry’s fastest growing integrated infrastructure and certified reference systems[1] with a new offering that is uniquely designed for emerging business challenges. The new FlexPod® SF...

Microsoft head office in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Microsoft Offer SA Students Free Office 365 and OneDrive

June 23, 2017 • Education, Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft Offer SA Students Free Office 365 and OneDrive

Microsoft South Africa, together with Intervate and 2enable, have announced the creation of a portal for young South Africans called Mahala.ms. Through this portal young people will be be able to activate Microsoft licenses for the Microsoft Office 365 suite...

Keith Fenner, Vice-President, Sage Enterprise Africa & Middle East (Image: Softline Accpac)

Machine learning is here. How switched on are you?

June 22, 2017 • General, Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on Machine learning is here. How switched on are you?

Machine learning, which used to be something only computer scientists in server rooms discussed, has become a hot topic, along with big data and artificial intelligence (AI). Machines develop algorithms that allow them to make predictions, such as the shows...

Emeka Afigbo, Facebook’s Head of Platform Partnerships for the Middle East and Africa.

Egypt Dominates Facebook Developer Challenge

June 20, 2017 • Online & Social, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Egypt Dominates Facebook Developer Challenge

The Winners of the Facebook First Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge were announced yesterday live by Ime Archibong, Facebook’s Vice President of Platform Partnerships, on his Facebook Page. The winners were selected across 3 categories from 60...

Nigerian software start-up launches an Artificial Intelligent Bot

Why bots? Less admin, more time for creative work

June 20, 2017 • General, Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on Why bots? Less admin, more time for creative work

Businesses shouldn’t be developing bots and artificial intelligence solutions just because they’re trendy, or because they think they can replace their employees. Smart businesses will use these technologies to free employees from mundane business...

Ross McLaren, redPanda Software Senior Development Manager.

How software developers can accelerate career growth

June 1, 2017 • Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on How software developers can accelerate career growth

Few could argue that the corporate environment has become an ultra-competitive, high-pressure world. Across industries and within businesses of all sizes, both leaders and employees have to constantly fight for their positions – and be persistent with their...

Solution House Software director, Tiaan Janse van Rensburg.

SA Company To Use Artificial Intelligence To Predict Crime

May 30, 2017 • Security, Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SA Company To Use Artificial Intelligence To Predict Crime

Stop crime before it even happens? Sounds a bit far fetched due to the unpredictable nature of the beast but Cape-Town based software and solution developer, Solution House Software, may have just cracked the code. Designed to predict and map potential...

Third major release for Windows 10 designed to unleash a new wave of creativity for everyone.

Whats so special about the Windows 10 Creators Update?

May 26, 2017 • Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Whats so special about the Windows 10 Creators Update?

Microsoft gave members of the media an up close and personal look at the all new Windows 10 Creators Update at an event in Johannesburg on Wednesday. In what is the third major release for Windows 10, the update unveiled the next wave of innovation. The...

Peter McKay, co-CEO and President at Veeam.

VeeamON 2017: New initiatives unveiled

May 17, 2017 • Events, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on VeeamON 2017: New initiatives unveiled

At the Partner Day opening keynote address of VeeamON2017, which is currently taking place in New Orleans from 16-18 May, Veeam unveiled several partner-centric initiatives and offerings to help drive revenue growth and leverage business opportunities. Peter...

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Westcon-Comstor’s SAP Platform to Benefit Vendors, Solution Providers

May 11, 2017 • Big Data, Software, SponsoredComments Off on Westcon-Comstor’s SAP Platform to Benefit Vendors, Solution Providers

  Westcon-Comstor, the leading value-added global distributor of security, unified communications, network infrastructure and data centre solutions, today announced that its global SAP roll-out has been completed and the company is running live on the...

Multi-sided-platforms are the new blueprint for global business

8 Android Apps To Help Your Small Business

May 10, 2017 • General, Lists, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on 8 Android Apps To Help Your Small Business

Starting a small business can be a challenging and difficult path that not many people can walk. Okay, lets say starting a small businesses is like walking on a narrow path, in the dark, in the middle of a forest, and not many people come out on the other...

Blockchain for supply chains

May 10, 2017 • Finance, Software, SponsoredComments Off on Blockchain for supply chains

Blockchain is widely known for its most famous application, Bitcoin, and other virtual currencies. However, it is the conviction of many that in the fullness of time blockchain will make its biggest mark as a game changer for supply chains. Blockchain’s...

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

Businesses lose $21.8m to downtime

May 9, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Security, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Businesses lose $21.8m to downtime

The Veeam Availability report released late last month revealed that organisations lost an average of $21.8 million due to unplanned downtime. The 2017 Veeam Availability Report surveyed more than 1,000 senior IT leaders from 24 countries and shows that 69...

Changes to South African VAT regulations to include software and electronic services

South African firms cough up R3.64m for using unlicensed software

May 3, 2017 • Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (2)

South African companies paid more than R3.64 million for using unlicensed software in 2016. This is according to data from BSA | The Software Alliance, a non-profit, global trade association created to advance the goals of the software industry and its...