According to new research from Kaspersky Lab, safeguarding data continues to present new challenges for businesses, with the most expensive cybersecurity incidents over the last 12 months related to data protection. In an effort to enable digital transformation without compromising on security, businesses are now prioritising IT security spending....
As more South Africans return to work in May, workplaces are re-designing to combat COVID-19 infection, while simultaneously reassuring workers are the new priority. Fortunately, South African innovation is rising to the challenge of reimagining shared workspaces in the COVID-19 era and a timely example of this is HealthID. Launched this...
The COVID-19 crisis, and the impact it has had on learning across the world, has highlighted many of the digital disparities which exist in today’s world. At a time when many of the world’s students shifted from physical to digital, we were also faced with the hard truth that...
Responsible artificial intelligence (AI) provides a framework for building trust in the AI solutions of an organisation, according to a report from Accenture. It is defined as the practice of designing, developing, and deploying AI with good intention to empower employees and businesses, and fairly impact customers and society. In...
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a wide-ranging branch of computer science concerned with building smart devices capable of performing tasks that typically require human intelligence. From the realm of science fiction, AI has evolved to, in some applications, match human performance, with the latest facial-recognition software having a 99% accuracy rate. Strategy...
Integrated customer experience solution architects Digital Solutions Group has signed an agreement to partner with, LogMeIn, to provide its flagship customer engagement platform, Bold360 to customers across South Africa. The new Bold360 suite offers South African customers a sophisticated suite of services aimed at improving customer experience (CX). Digital Solutions...
Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy Fold design: a 'clamshell' flip phone that folds vertically, rather than from the sides. The new concept, which Samsung is yet to name, was showcased at its annual Developer Conference on Tuesday, 29 October 2019. In an official tweet, the tech giant says, "Attendees of...
On Thursday, 25 July 2019, Zulu Nomad, a travel tour operator, announced its plans to partner with Geekulcha, the Northen Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism,  and BrownSense InSights to hosting the Africa Travel Hackathon. The event will take place from 5 to 8 September 2019 onboard the...
Gciniwe Dlamini is a Research Engineer at IBM Research. She is currently working on developing robust machine learning and statistical models to analyze and derive insights from real healthcare data. In conjunction with machine learning algorithms, she is using natural language processing tools to analyze medical reports in text format...
Automation company, Siemens unveiled a data visualisation of Cape Town at the World Economic Forum (WEF) conference. The visualisation, which was showcased to leaders from all over the globe, is said to illustrate how data is critical to transforming Africa’s urban centres into smart cities of the future. According to...
On the 27th of November 2019, IT News Africa is set to host the Digital Manufacturing Africa summit at the Altron Conference Centre in Midrand. Ai, IIOT and Automation are changing the face of manufacturing as we know it, placing digitization at the top of every CxO’s agenda. In the...
At this year's Digital Transformation Congress, industry experts and innovators will gather to break down key strategies for leading digital transformation in business, fostering a culture of innovation, identifying competitive advantages, and managing digital disruption. The event will be taking place at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa on...
It’s safe to say that high points during the COVID-19 pandemic have been few and far between. South Africans were, however, met with at least one welcome development earlier this year with the launch of the country’s first 5G which supports both commercial mobile and fixed wireless 5G services. Although...
The Global Digital Transformation Forum, held on the eve of Mobile World Congress 2017, has become a highly-anticipated MWC kick-off event that defines some of the key themes and trends affecting technology growth. Huawei Technologies has united the industry’s greatest minds in exploring ways to sustainable growth in a...
From the time the first state-run courier was established by Roman Emperor Augustus in the first century AD, global postal services have slowly evolved: the first postage stamps, for example, were only issued in 1840. For nearly 2000 years, the main business of postal services was to deliver letters...
As indicated by South African Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan in his recent Budget speech, the country finds itself in an era of rapid technological change. With job creation a major focus for government, local business development is of utmost importance. Digital technology has shown it can drive growth...
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