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

    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...

  • ‘African businesses face threat of becoming obsolete’ – Aurecon COO

    ‘African businesses face threat of becoming obsolete’ – Aurecon COO

    October 1, 2018 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on ‘African businesses face threat of becoming obsolete’ – Aurecon COO

    If African businesses do not adapt to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4th IR), they will become obsolete. At the very least, they will become isolated and unable to compete globally. This was said by Dr Gustav Rohde, Chief Operating Officer of global...

  • What small businesses don’t know – They are a target

    Is your business Cyber Resilient?

    September 25, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Is your business Cyber Resilient?

    With data being likened to the oil of the digital age, decision-makers cannot afford to ignore evolving cyber threats especially given recent examples of ransomware attacks targeting local companies. Ralph Berndt, Director of Sales at cyber resilience experts...

  • AI to help retailers navigate the 2018 shopping season

    Retailers, are you using your tech correctly?

    September 25, 2018 • Opinion, RetailComments Off on Retailers, are you using your tech correctly?

    The digital shift in retail does not refer only to the notion that customers will one day forgo physical stores and shop exclusively online. Rather in the digital age, it interrogates how brick-and-mortar retailers are incorporating technology into their...

  • Top tips to protect your business from holiday hackers

    Upskill from within for business growth

    September 12, 2018 • EducationComments Off on Upskill from within for business growth

    Businesses in the digital age need to adapt quickly to new technologies but upskilling to stay ahead of the technology curve can be expensive and time-consuming. An effective strategy to address this skills gap is growth from within – a strategy that...

  • I-Innovate brings Artificial Intelligence to South African school

    I-Innovate brings Artificial Intelligence to South African school

    August 31, 2018 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on I-Innovate brings Artificial Intelligence to South African school

    STE(A)M educational company, I-Innovate has partnered with U.S. developers, Curiosity Machine to bring the AI Family Challenge to South Africa. The project aims to ultimately reaching 20 000 learners in disadvantaged communities around the world. I-Innovate...

  • Vodafone launches coding programme for youth in Ghana

    Five ways you can learn computer coding

    August 16, 2018 • Education, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Five ways you can learn computer coding

    Fact: Did you know that by 2020, 80 percent of all jobs will be related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)? By then, Africa would also have added 122 million younger people to its workforce, the most of any region in the world. This...

  • I-Innovate opens minds to Artificial Intelligence at Cape Town School

    June 26, 2018 • Education, Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on I-Innovate opens minds to Artificial Intelligence at Cape Town School

    STE(A)M educational specialist, I-Innovate is bringing another 21st Century learning programme to South Africa to open up opportunities in our under-served school communities for learners to develop the talents and skills that are sorely needed in the Digital...

  • Using technology to augment the human experience in business process outsourcing

    Using technology to augment the human experience in business process outsourcing

    June 1, 2018 • General, OpinionComments Off on Using technology to augment the human experience in business process outsourcing

    In this highly computerised digital age, consumers expect all businesses to be switched on and to respond to their requests 24/7. Able to self-serve and at ease sourcing views and insights from comparison sites and customer forums, these customers are...

  • The impact of digital disruption on ICT companies

    Afraid a digital world means less human intelligence? Don’t be

    April 6, 2018 • General, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Afraid a digital world means less human intelligence? Don’t be

    Last year’s highly publicised Artificial Intelligence (AI) debate, between tech giants Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and more recently, Bill Gates brought to the fore some questions at the back of everyone’s minds: how sustainable is humanity with AI ever...

  • Top 10 personal technologies to support digital business

    Open solutions for a digital age

    March 5, 2018 • General, OpinionComments Off on Open solutions for a digital age

    As with any technological development, views towards open source have evolved. The connected environment of today requires a significant shift in how this is approached, resulting in the emergence of an open solutions ethos. But what does this entail for the...

  • The path to Business Agility in 2018

    The path to Business Agility in 2018

    February 12, 2018 • General, OpinionComments Off on The path to Business Agility in 2018

    The fast-paced modern world is driven by technology, and as customers become more tech savvy, so too must organisations. But some are oblivious to the shifting landscape, or simply not interested in embracing it. It’s a risk either way, as being competitive...

  • What makes Magento 2 a perfect e-Commerce platform?

    Cross-Border e-Commerce presents new business opportunities

    January 16, 2018 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Cross-Border e-Commerce presents new business opportunities

    e-Commerce has changed the way the world conducts business, and the rise in technology has made it easier to interact with customers quickly and across borders. With economies becoming more interconnected, companies large and small are now able to access...

  • The expedient rise of a cashless society and how this is disrupting banking

    The expedient rise of a cashless society and how this is disrupting banking

    December 28, 2017 • Finance, OpinionComments Off on The expedient rise of a cashless society and how this is disrupting banking

    The evolution in payment systems has changed from trading with physical commodities like shells, gold and livestock; to fiat money like paper notes and credit cards that in itself, has no intrinsic value. Money has taken many forms – driven by the...

  • According to legislation, businesses are required to manage the complete destruction of all data when IT assets reach end-of-life.

    POPI regulation to change the face of data analytics

    December 12, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Big Data, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on POPI regulation to change the face of data analytics

    In South Africa, the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) – promulgated on 23 November 2013; will come into effect next year. While in Europe, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered law in May. The grace period for POPI is expected...

  • Mobile app launched to track Africa’s pro cycling team

    November 30, 2017 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile app launched to track Africa’s pro cycling team

    Dimension Data, has launched a health and wellness mobile app at the annual training camp of Africa’s professional cycling team, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka. The app, Pila, which means ‘to live’ in Nguni, was custom designed to Team Dimension...