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Dutch eLearning specialist launches in South Africa

Dutch eLearning specialist aNewSpring launches in South Africa

September 21, 2017 • Education, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

ANewSpring, a dutch-based learning technology company announced on Thursday 21 September 2017 that the company has opened a Johannesburg-based office with exclusive distributor, New Leaf Technologies. The announcement was made at the E-learning Insights 2017 conference in Johannesburg and Cape Town where aNewSpring co-owner, Rene Persoon, highlighted the...

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The data governance opportunity in South Africa

The data governance opportunity in South Africa

September 21, 2017 • Big Data, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

When Tim Berners-Lee declared data to be the “new raw material of the 21st century” back in 2011, he was perfectly describing the direction many economies were heading in – from industry to insights and intelligence. But in the six years since, data...

Gartner Symposium 2017

Gartner Symposium 2017: Brian Burke identifies the top 10 strategic tech trends

September 21, 2017 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

IT News Africa spoke to Brian Burke, Vice President and Research Head at Gartner, at the 2017 Gartner Symposium held at the Cape Town International Convention Center in South Africa. In the interview, Brian highlighted the top 10 strategic technology trends...

Interview: Showmax-DSTV merger "to contain costs and seek efficiencies"

Interview: DEOD MD discusses industry rocking DSTV/Showmax merger

September 21, 2017 • Features, Online & Social, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

IT News Africa recently spoke to Stephen Watson, MD of Discover Digital, in an interview which looked to reveal his perspective, as a small role player in the video on demand scene, on the recent announcement from Multichoice that Showmax will be available...

Gartner Symposium 2017: Deep learning driving AI development

Gartner Symposium 2017: Deep learning driving AI development

September 21, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

During a media roundtable at Gartner Symposium 2017, hosted in Cape Town 18-21 September, Alex Linden – Research Vice President at Gartner – revealed that deep learning, a variation of machine learning (ML), is currently the major driver toward...

The challenges hindering widespread Cloud adoption

The challenges hindering widespread Cloud adoption

September 21, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Many South African businesses are excited by the potential of advanced Cloud services – opening the doors for everything from artificial intelligence to virtual reality, to advanced analytics, connected sensors, real-time customer insights, and much more....

Facebook is South Africa's favourite social media platform

Facebook is South Africa’s favourite social media platform

September 21, 2017 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Wednesday 20 September 2017 brand intelligence organisation, Ornico, and high-tech market research consultancy, World Wide Worx, revealed the findings of the SA Social Media Landscape 2018 study which showed that social media use has intensified among...

Smart classrooms are the future of education

Interview: Smart classrooms to bring digital learning to South Africa

September 21, 2017 • Education, Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Technological advancements in education can impact the quality of education as well as provide ways in which teachers engage and present lessons. It is clear that the future of education is going to change and schools will soon consist of virtual teachers...

What Is The Most Popular Smartphone Brand In SA?

What is the most popular smartphone brand in South Africa?

September 20, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Samsung has won the title hands down this year.  They received 40% of the votes for being the best smartphone brand for 2017.  This is according to the South Africa Mobile Report for 2017. According to the report, which conducted various surveys among 4993...

Preventing and Mitigating Ransomware with Cyber Situational Awareness

Preventing and Mitigating Ransomware with Cyber Situational Awareness

September 20, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

If you’re familiar with mafia movies then you’re familiar with extortion – the practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats. Extortion has been around for centuries – well before “The Godfather” or “Goodfellas.”...

Gartner Symposium 2017: The changing role of the CIO

Gartner Symposium 2017: The changing role of the CIO

September 20, 2017 • Events, General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Research firm, Gartner, revealed the results of their 2018 CIO Agenda survey at the 2017 Gartner Symposium on Tuesday 19 September 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa. The survey revealed insight into how the role of a CIO is rapidly changing as well as provided...

digital africa

South African teachers trained to develop digital personas

September 20, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South Africa’s Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association (WASPA) recently helped equip a group of local teachers with the skills they needed to create, safeguard and develop their digital personas. A digital persona is the personality one...

How New IT Models Are Changing The IT Skills Landscape And Internal IT

How new IT models are changing the IT skills landscape and internal IT

September 20, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The data centre is in a period of rapid IT transformation as businesses are increasingly seeking competitive advantages in this digital era. At the centre of these IT transformations lie converged infrastructure (CI), hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) and...

MotoG5S

New Motorola models to launch in South Africa

September 20, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Lenovo, through its Subsidiary, Motorola Mobility, has announced plans to launch two new Motorola models the Motorola Moto G5S Plus and the Moto Z2 Play with JBL SoundBoost 2 Moto Mod in South Africa.The new models will be available in select Telkom stores...

Gartner Symposium 2017: The digital transformation roller coaster

Gartner Symposium 2017: The digital transformation roller coaster

September 19, 2017 • Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The 2017 edition of the Gartner Symposium kicked off on Monday 18 September 2017 at the Cape Town, South Africa at the International Convention Center (CTICC). The four-day event was opened by Peter Sondergaard, the Executive Vice President at Gartner, who...

Digital disruption

How digital disruption is shaping Africa

September 19, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Some of the foremost challenges and drivers businesses face today when it comes to digital disruption are practically universal. On a global scale, these hurdles include efficiency, sustainability, regulations, customer intimacy and innovation. However, each...