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One of the biggest challenges facing the mass rollout of autonomous vehicles is the development of adequate legislation. As with all new things, this type of legislation has not been seen before and we are essentially starting from scratch. Once countries such as the United States and the UK have...
Digital transformation is changing the ways businesses operate throughout the world. New technologies like cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and predictive analytics, already have had a profound impact on the world’s economies and continue to disrupt industries. Recognising this potential, government strategies today are emphasizing the role of...
IBM, the international technology company, has purchased Red Hat, an American cloud software company, in a landmark tech deal valued at $34 billion — making it the second largest deal in tech history. Taking first place is Dell acquiring EMC Data Storage at $67 billion.  IBM CEO, Ginni Rommety says,...
Technology in 2019 has been nothing short of a sci-fi fanatics dream. From developments in artificial intelligence and digital personalisation to autonomous vehicles — we’re in a world, occasionally an augmented one, that’s waiting with bated breath for the next tech milestone to be reached. Until that happens, we’ve...
Cash may have traditionally been king, but Covid-19 has contributed to a faster pace of digital payment adoption. Recently, two global fintech players discussed the emergence of a plethora of digital payments and debated if cash is on its way out. Omosalewa Adeyemi, Head of Global Partnerships and Expansion at...
For the first time in living memory, nations across the world have imposed strict travel restrictions to minimize the damage caused by COVID-19. Many countries have decided to pre-emptively close their borders and halt the spread and transmission of the virus. The current health crisis and the closure of borders...
The CSIR recently announced the signing of a three-year, multi-million dollar contract with Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) for the maintenance of existing Datawell Waveriders and wind stations at all eight existing ports. The two organisations recognize the partnership as an important step towards improving the safety of shipping...
On 26 June 2019 Azuri Technologies launched, AzuriTV, the company's 24-inch solar satellite television and home lighting system in Zambia. The launch took place at the British High Commission in the country's capital, Lusaka. Azuri Technologies recently announced a $26 million equity investment that is said to increase the...
Microsoft South Africa is partnering with NPO's, 1000 Women Trust and TEARS Foundation, to launch the Safe@Home Hackathon which aims to address gender-based violence in South Africa. Hackathons are aimed at finding solutions to specific challenges through collaborative brainstorming and programming in a short space of time. The Safe@Home Hackathon will...
Despite the various economic and structural challenges that South Africa currently faces, there are many market opportunities and reasons to remain optimistic. An acceleration in cloud services adoption within the local enterprise space and recent investments made by global hyperscalers have served to boost foreign investor confidence, and positions South...
The Digital Transformation Congress seeks to be one of the most comprehensive technology events with a defined focus on digital transformation that will avail an unparalleled experience to the IT leader. The congress will take place on 26 July 2018 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg, with...
Duke Corporate Education (Duke CE) will host its annual Davos of Human Capital 2019 event on 11 July in Johannesburg, South Africa. The event will explore how we can shape the interaction between humanity and technology to build leadership for a better world.  More than 500 senior leaders and HR...
Employee experience is the overlap of their expectations about the workplace and the work environment their employer provides. Ideally, there is a 100 per cent overlap. This sounds simple, but there’s a challenge: experience is based on the individual employee's expectations – which means that there is considerable variation,...
In just a matter of months, the COVID-19 pandemic struck the world at the speed of light. Most businesses weren’t prepared and were forced to adapt to extraordinary challenges in order to continue with business operations –whilst battling to stay afloat. In South Africa, many businesses have opted for mass work-from-home policies for their staff, as businesses navigate through new ways...
Cloud-based digital technologies are transforming the retail industry in order to provide customers with more personalized services and a seamless brand experience both online and offline. The retail chains are facing new significant challenges due to the digital transformation and the convergence of social network, mobile and cloud: customers...
As governments around the world embrace the digital journey, their IT and security professionals are challenged to ensure that sensitive government and citizen data remains protected, while remaining open and transparent to stakeholders. This is according to a blog written by RSA Product and Solution Strategist, Tim Norris, who says,...
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