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Accelerating economic development in Africa

Accelerating economic development through digital in Africa

April 11, 2019 • Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

The explosion of digital in Africa continues to gain momentum and digital, data, AI and the emergence of the fintech sector are all fast becoming the driving force behind this growth. The growing use of big data, mobile, cloud computing and artificial intelligence gives organisations the ability to re-imagine client experiences, deliver products &...

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What is Apple Arcade and how does it work?

April 1, 2019 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on What is Apple Arcade and how does it work?

Apple recently announced a slew of new subscription services. Among these was a new service called Apple Arcade, an all-access gaming subscription service. Through a monthly subscription, you’ll have unlimited access to a curated selection of paid games...

MTN introduces Bundle Bonanza promotion to new Prepaid customers

MTN highlight company’s efforts to deepen digital and financial inclusion

April 1, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on MTN highlight company’s efforts to deepen digital and financial inclusion

MTN Group has released its integrated and sustainability reports for the period ending 31 December 2018, setting out how the group creates value and highlights the six distinct growth opportunities the company is pursuing across the voice, data, digital,...

CoGrammar launches free IT Careers Program

CoGrammar launches free IT Careers Program

March 27, 2019 • Careers, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on CoGrammar launches free IT Careers Program

South African provider of IT education, CoGrammar, has launched the CoGrammar Careers Program in partnership with Cape Town-based NGO, Salesian Life Choices. In CoGrammar’s quest to create 200 jobs by the end of 2020, the CoGrammar Careers Program will take...

South African startup brings the African Safari experience to the world

South African startup brings the African Safari experience to the world

March 23, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Features, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on South African startup brings the African Safari experience to the world

South African startup ‘Africam’ is a media company that live streams HD footage from waterholes at various locations across Africa. The free streams are aimed at connecting people from around the world to African wildlife and create an online community...

IOTFA2019: SqwidNET CEO, Phathizwe Malinga speaks on the IOT Dilemma

March 23, 2019 • Features, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on IOTFA2019: SqwidNET CEO, Phathizwe Malinga speaks on the IOT Dilemma

One of the leading IoT focussed events in Africa is set to take place on 26 to 27 March at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. Now in its third year, the highly anticipated Internet of Things Forum Africa 2019 will bring together...

IOTFA2019: SAP’s Rudeon Snell unpacks the next level of IoT value

March 22, 2019 • Features, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on IOTFA2019: SAP’s Rudeon Snell unpacks the next level of IoT value

Everyone agrees that technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) has transformed the way we live our lives. In the future, anything that can be connected will be and every machine will be connected with the aim to improve lives and positively impact...

 Microsoft launches its South African Policy Innovation Centre

Microsoft launches Policy Innovation Centre in South Africa

March 22, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Education, Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft launches Policy Innovation Centre in South Africa

Having recently opened data-centres in Johannesburg and Cape Town, Microsoft has now officially launched its second Policy Innovation Centre (PIC) in Africa at the University of Pretoria. The PICs are state-of-the-art physical centre designed to bring...

Data protection and business continuity to stay out of the dark

March 21, 2019 • Features, Southern AfricaComments Off on Data protection and business continuity to stay out of the dark

Load-shedding has become synonymous with day to day life in South Africa. But while it’s easy enough for a residence or small business to work around a blackout, larger enterprises face far greater – and pricier – consequences when they...

How African is faring when it comes to adopting new hotel technology?

How Africa is faring when it comes to adopting new hotel technology?

March 20, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on How Africa is faring when it comes to adopting new hotel technology?

Hotel technology is developing in leaps and bounds across the globe with the African continent, in particular, gaining traction as a major force in the hospitality industry. The region’s potential continues to grow as several countries experience a boom...

Johanna Juselius looks beyond just 'smart' cities

IoTFA2019: Johanna Juselius looks beyond just ‘smart’ cities

March 18, 2019 • Features, Internet of Things, People, Top StoriesComments Off on IoTFA2019: Johanna Juselius looks beyond just ‘smart’ cities

Internet of Things is a vast and rapidly developing concept within ICT. Devices are getting smarter and innovators are finding more ways to integrate these kinds of devices into our everyday lives. It has moved completely out of the personal and residential...

The lowdown on Android Q for all Pixel phones

March 18, 2019 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on The lowdown on Android Q for all Pixel phones

Google officially launched its public beta for Android Q on March 13 after lots of leaks and rumours. As with most software updates, there are small tweaks, changes and new features that might go unnoticed at first, but there will likely be more to come with...

REVIEW: ASUS ZenBook 15

REVIEW: ASUS ZenBook 15 – Is this your next laptop?

March 14, 2019 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on REVIEW: ASUS ZenBook 15 – Is this your next laptop?

The ASUS ZenBook 15 is one of the latest laptops in the ASUS ZenBook line of devices. Inside the box, you can find a 90-watt charger, a padded sleeve for the device to slip into, and a cleaning cloth. There aren’t any additional accessories for the...

89 per cent of South African organisations want to adopt cloud-Veritas study

89 per cent of South African organisations want to adopt cloud-Veritas study

March 13, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on 89 per cent of South African organisations want to adopt cloud-Veritas study

The latest report conducted by Veritas reveals that 89 per cent of South African organisations want to adopt cloud services. However, the adoption of cloud is hindered by contradicting views on cost. The research was conducted independently by Coleman Parkes,...

Economics of the fourth industrial revolution

Economics of the fourth industrial revolution

March 11, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on Economics of the fourth industrial revolution

The first industrial revolution spurred on by the textile industry in Britain, brought about new economic dynamics. New industries, new business models, new revenue streams, new labour patterns, and more. Three hundred years later, the fourth industrial...

IOTFA2019: Polymorph CEO gives insights on how IoT unlocks real business value

March 10, 2019 • Features, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on IOTFA2019: Polymorph CEO gives insights on how IoT unlocks real business value

The third Internet of Things Forum Africa 2019 is set to take place on 26 to 27 March at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. The highly anticipated event is targeted at thought leaders, IoT ecosystem participants and experts in...