Paxful, a peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace, announced on Monday, 11 November 2019, a major growth milestone - it now services 3 million wallets with more than 800,000 being added in the last 12 months, predominantly in the USA, Nigeria, and Ghana. They’ve also seen 15 million trades cross the platform...
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...
The Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine to Machine (M2M) communications are by no means new concepts, having existed for many years already. What is new and revolutionary is what we are now able to do with the data these technologies generate. From predictive maintenance to consumer behaviour analytics,...
For many contact centres today, the transition to digitised and highly automated systems and processes happen in a piecemeal fashion – with the underlying belief that certain business sectors and industries have varying requirements when it comes to digitisation and compliance. The contact centre of a utility provider may place...
The traditional hub and spoke network design offers centralised orchestration but also requires that all traffic be directed back to the central point. Business applications are all traditionally housed within the central datacentre and all connectivity is directed through this point. With the consumerisation of IT, this design has...
With unprecedented technological advances and shifting customer and employee expectations, the South African insurance landscape is set to keep changing. Metropolitan’s Berniece Hieckmann, accountable for Metropolitan’s “Business of Tomorrow” strategies, takes a closer look at tech trends that are compelling the industry to stay ahead. “It has been said that...
Data centre architecture has undergone massive evolution in the last 20 years, from endless rows of single-purpose rack-mounted servers to virtualisation and the cloud, and then finally hyper-converged infrastructure. However, the data management strategy for many businesses, including data protection and secondary storage, has failed to keep pace with...
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,...
Predictions about technology are speculative at best. Even recently we saw two of our planet’s brightest and most successful minds, Jack Ma and Elon Musk, disagree fundamentally about where technology is leading us. They were specifically debating Artificial Intelligence (AI): Ma sees a future where AI will make humans...
In popular culture, we still tend to imagine manufacturing as workers standing at assembly lines, manually handling the products. In real life, modern production facilities look quite different: employees and robots work side by side, and soon AI-driven robotics will even enable them to collaborate in real-time. Employees supervise...
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...
South African tech company, Axon Wireless announced on Wednesday, 30 October 2019, that it has launched Africa’s first ‘tap and go’ system for mobile SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card registration. Ivory Coast is the first country on the continent where mobile users can comply with KYC (Know Your Customer) requirements...
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...
Global tech company, Uber is expanding its range of services by launching a new division, Uber Money - a platform that'll aim to provide financial services to both Uber drivers and riders. The Uber Money platform includes features like credit cards for riders and debit cards for drivers and in-app...
The State Information Technology Agency (SITA) and Microsoft South Africa announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which aims to pave the way for government adoption of public cloud services - in the hopes that it'll accelerate the digital transformation of government services in South Africa. In an...
Tech giant, Cisco revealed on Thursday, 24 October 2019, that it has conducted a survey asking over 2000 IT leaders and network strategists how they plan to prioritise investment and the current state of their networks. The company says, In today’s digital business environment, the network is vital. This digital...
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