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  • Boosting blockchain adoption in South Africa

    Boosting blockchain adoption in South Africa

    January 15, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on Boosting blockchain adoption in South Africa

    The Blockchain dream is one of secure, seamless, transparent, trusted and convenient transactions. But adoption remains quite sluggish – with precious few real-world transformational examples of the technology. How do we boost widespread adoption of...

  • Lillian Barnard appointed as new Managing Director for Microsoft South Africa

    Microsoft South Africa gets new MD as Zoaib Hoosen calls it quits

    January 15, 2019 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft South Africa gets new MD as Zoaib Hoosen calls it quits

    Microsoft South Africa has appointed Lillian Barnard as its new Managing Director, effective March 1, 2019. Barnard, the current Director for Public Sector at Microsoft, will replace Zoaib Hoosen who has resigned after nearly five years at the helm. Since his...

  • Craig Johnston of Bluekey Seidor

    ERP and the rise of the social customer

    January 15, 2019 • Artificial IntelligenceComments Off on ERP and the rise of the social customer

    Initially viewed as a platform simply for communication and engagement between users, social media has developed way beyond a means of just sharing and connecting with friends and family. Now, social media is also one of the most effective ways for businesses...

  • Worldwide PC shipments declined 4.3 per cent in 4Q18

    Worldwide PC shipments declined 4.3 per cent in 4Q18

    January 11, 2019 • GeneralComments Off on Worldwide PC shipments declined 4.3 per cent in 4Q18

    Worldwide PC shipments totalled 68.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2018, a 4.3 per cent decline from the fourth quarter of 2017, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. For the year, 2018 PC shipments surpassed 259.4 million units, a 1.3...

  • Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is on the way

    Ace Combat 7 gets multiplayer reveal

    January 11, 2019 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Ace Combat 7 gets multiplayer reveal

    Players will soon be able to settle their scores in the skies, with up to eight players going head-to-head in intense online dogfights in Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown. From the release of the game on 18th January, 2019 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and 1st...

  • CES 2019

    CES 2019: Human Capable unveils Norm smart glasses

    January 11, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on CES 2019: Human Capable unveils Norm smart glasses

    Human Capable has introduced Norm Glasses at CES 2019. As revealed by the company, Norm glasses are barely distinguishable from regular sunglasses; however, they have a “mini computer” embedded inside the frame, including CPU, memory, battery, speakers,...

  • CES 2019: Meet Dell's new Latitude 7400 2-in-1

    CES 2019: Meet Dell’s new Latitude 7400 2-in-1

    January 11, 2019 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on CES 2019: Meet Dell’s new Latitude 7400 2-in-1

    CES is one of the biggest technology shows in the world, so it can be hard to stand out, especially if you’re showcasing a business PC at a consumer show. But, if its beautiful, powerful and versatile, and comes with a sort of sixth sense… well then...

  • WhereIsMyTransport

    South African startup secures additional $1.85 million funding

    January 10, 2019 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on South African startup secures additional $1.85 million funding

    WhereIsMyTransport has received an investment of USD 1.85 million from Liil Ventures and Goodwell Investments as part of its Series A funding round. The investment has been secured as the company expands its digital mapping of formal and informally run public...

  • 2019 trends

    The 2019 trends impacting mobile on the African continent

    January 10, 2019 • Top StoriesComments Off on The 2019 trends impacting mobile on the African continent

    According to the GMSA Mobile Economy 2018 report for sub-Saharan Africa, mobile subscribers rose by 44% in 2017 and this was further bolstered by an increase in smartphone penetration that rose by 75%. Mobile broadband is anticipated to comprise 87% of total...

  • Gary Allemann, Managing Director, Master Data Management

    Top 4 steps to transforming data

    January 10, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on Top 4 steps to transforming data

    Within the realm of data management, there is one area that is often overlooked – data transformation. Data transformation is a relatively mundane yet fundamental data management capability – particularly when dealing with similar data from multiple...

  • CES 2019

    CES 2019: Dell and Alienware set new bar for PC gaming

    January 10, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Gadgets and GamingComments Off on CES 2019: Dell and Alienware set new bar for PC gaming

    At the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Dell and Alienware are bringing innovation front and centre to satisfy the growing PC gaming market – high-end, thin and light and affordable machines for amateur and professional gamers, high-profile...

  • IoT

    Private news, Automation and the Moon: A peek into 2019

    January 10, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on Private news, Automation and the Moon: A peek into 2019

    2018 was full of surprises. 2019 will have many more. Andries Brink, CEO of Andile Solutions, ventured a few educated guesses on what we will be talking about in 2019 – and he starts by leaving the planet: “2019 will mark a return to the Moon with...

  • CES 2019

    CES 2019: Lenovo brings the heat with intelligent devices

    January 10, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on CES 2019: Lenovo brings the heat with intelligent devices

    At CES 2019, Lenovo announced a new group of intelligent devices from across its portfolio – products designed to transform and improve the way people live, work, and play. By harnessing the power of smart technology, via Internet of Things (IoT) and...

  • Support SA youth to launch their tech careers

    Support SA youth to launch their tech careers

    January 9, 2019 • EducationComments Off on Support SA youth to launch their tech careers

    In December 2018 at the CapaCiTi campus in Salt River, Cape Town, 340 young South Africans completed their technical training and received their certificates. They are now ready to be placed within tech internships in Cape Town and Johannesburg. CapaCiTi, the...

  • CES 2019: Robot struck down by self-driving Tesla

    CES 2019: Robot struck down by self-driving Tesla

    January 9, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on CES 2019: Robot struck down by self-driving Tesla

    It’s no doubt that the Consumer Electronics Show 2019 (CES 2019) has been an exciting one at that. With a ton of tech being showcased… what could go wrong? On January 6, 2019, a self-driving Tesla Model S was caught on camera hitting and...

  • Resident Evil 2 Demo

    Resident Evil 2 ‘1-Shot Demo’ on the way

    January 9, 2019 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Resident Evil 2 ‘1-Shot Demo’ on the way

    It’s official… The Resident Evil 2 Remake will be getting a “1-Shot” demo on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam. From January 11 through to January 31, players will have one 30 minute shot to play as rookie cop Leon S. Kennedy as...