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Internet of Things

Why IoT will force every company to be more tech-savvy

February 20, 2019

The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to make machines smarter, industrial processes more efficient and consumer devices more responsive to our needs....

Artificial Intelligence

Top 10 data and analytics technology trends to look out for – Gartner

February 18, 2019

Augmented analytics, continuous intelligence and explainable artificial intelligence (AI) are among the top trends in data and analytics technology that...

Digital Healthcare

Rwanda: Drones deliver medical supplies in remote areas

February 15, 2019

Rwanda made headlines as the first country to pilot blood deliveries by drone. However, President Paul Kagame has not been credited enough with improving the...

Tech in Finance

Africa sees growth in crypto ownership-study

Africa sees growth in crypto ownership-study

February 22, 2019

Hootsuite’s 2019 Global Digital Report ranked South Africa as the world’s top nation for crypto ownership, with 10.7% of internet users in the...

Digital Transformation

Tech in Retail

Look to Wi-Fi for Digital Transformation in Retail

February 20, 2019

CIOs in the retail sector are increasingly looking to location analytics provided by sophisticated Wi-Fi marketing solutions to address digital transformation....

Tech in Education

South African schools ready for digital education

February 20, 2019

Public schools in South Africa can look forward to joining the digital education revolution as some of their private school counterparts have been experiencing...

  • Top 5 Industries to benefit from AI

    February 7, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Lists, Top Stories

    The mention of the words Artificial Intelligence (AI) conjures up science fiction-like images in the minds of many people, but it is becoming a very real part of day to day life without us even realising it. AI is and has been making a lasting impression on a number of key industries, not only streamlining [&hellip...

  • Top 10 EdTech startups transforming learning in Africa

    February 6, 2019 • Education, Lists, Top Stories

    The global tech revolution is greatly changing the way we work in every sector. EdTech, which merges innovation with teaching, has made education more accessible and comprehensive across the world. Most recently we’ve seen that established schools have adopted robotic teaching assistants, VR experiences, Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and virtual classrooms. Young entrepreneurs across Africa [&hellip...

  • 10 Things to know about mobile payments in Africa

    10 Things to know about mobile payments in Africa

    February 4, 2019 • East Africa, Finance, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, West Africa

    The trend of making payments using mobile wallets installed as applications on smartphones which sometimes makes use of Near Field Communication Technology and generally an internet connection is becoming widespread, and indeed Africa is not left out in the grand scheme of things. In fact, Africa is embracing this seamless cashless payment method alongside the [&hellip...

  • 6 sites driving eCommerce in Africa

    6 sites driving eCommerce in Africa

    January 26, 2019 • Lists, Retail, Top Stories

    eCommerce in Africa is booming but that doesn’t leave out any struggles which include uncertainty around receiving orders satisfactorily. There are currently 65.4 million eCommerce users in Africa and the Middle East, with an additional 20 million users expected to be shopping online by 2021. When it comes to eCommerce sales in Africa, three of the continents [&hellip...

  • Out with the old, in with the new – 10 hot smartphones set...

    January 24, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Lists, Top Stories

    2018 had an impressive release of smartphones. However, 2019 seems to be gearing up for even bigger releases, with most smartphone makers debuting new flagships. We’ve already seen some leaks and hints as to what new phones will release early in the year and by the looks of things, it seems we’ll get 5G phones, [&hellip...

  • MUST SEE: Africa’s most popular video streaming sites

    MUST SEE: Africa’s most popular video streaming sites

    January 17, 2019 • Lists, Online & Social, Top Stories

    Despite the major infrastructural challenges that Africa faces – such as low connectivity and the high cost of data, the number of video streaming platforms active in Africa has exploded over the past few years as the continent responded to the global shift from linear TV to on-demand viewing. Online streaming is cheaper and more [&hellip...

Energy Tech

Malawi receives $1.5 mln for Solar Home System Kick-Starter Program

February 21, 2019

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in support of the U.S. Government-led Power Africa initiative, launched a “Solar Home System...

Cloud Computing

Lacking a clear plan for public cloud will cost operators millions

Lacking a clear plan for public cloud will cost operators millions

February 22, 2019

Optiva software, a provider of mission-critical, cloud-native monetization solutions to communication service providers (CSPs) globally, is cautioning CSPs...

Features

How Kenyan businesses can improve their cyber security

February 22, 2019

According to a Kaspersky research, the first quarter of 2018 showed an overall increase in local threats infections (malware spread in local networks, by USBs,...

Startups

$11 million tech investment puts Rwanda on the map

February 21, 2019

Rwanda is fast becoming a tech destination in Africa, emerging as a key tech and investment hub with its ease of doing business. In July 2018, Rwanda hosted...

IT Security

Mobile and Telecoms

Telkom appoints new executives

February 22, 2019

On Thursday, February 21, Telkom SA SOC Ltd announced the resignation of Jabu Mabuza as an independent non-executive director and Chairman of the Telkom Board....

Company News

Telkom appoints new executives

February 22, 2019

On Thursday, February 21, Telkom SA SOC Ltd announced the resignation of Jabu Mabuza as an independent non-executive director and Chairman of the Telkom Board....

People in IT

SAP Africa appoints cloud expert for Southern Africa

SAP Africa appoints cloud expert for Southern Africa

February 19, 2019

SAP Africa has appointed Cameron Beveridge as Regional Director for Southern Africa. Beveridge, a seasoned professional with a 25-year pedigree in technology,...

Technology Events

IAB SA partners Meltwater, Radisson Hotel Group to launch insight series

February 18, 2019

The IAB SA has launched an exciting new series of strategically aligned events for the digital industry. Held in partnership with Meltwater and The Radisson...

Gadgets and Gaming

All there is to know about the new Samsung devices

All there is to know about the new Samsung devices

February 21, 2019

Samsung has launched its new flagship smartphone series, the Galaxy S10, which will go on sale on 08 March 2019. During the Samsung Event, held on Wednesday,...

Online and Social

The 2019 budget speech tops this week’s Google searches

February 22, 2019

South Africans generated more than 100 000 search queries for “Budget speech 2019” as Minister Tito Mboweni presented his plans for government spending...

Sponsored Content

App services critical in a DevOps-driven multi-cloud world, says fifth annual F5 survey

February 22, 2019

The recent release of the fifth annual ‘State of Application Services’ report by F5 Networks shows that organisations regard application services as being...

Careers

IFAD propels inclusive rural economic growth in Togo

IFAD propels inclusive rural economic growth in Togo

February 9, 2019

Over 50,000 vulnerable rural households in Togo will benefit from a US$35 million project that aims to spur inclusive rural economic growth and create...