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Polys, a project from Kaspersky Innovation Hub which is developing a secure online voting platform for businesses, universities and political parties has revealed its new prototype for the Polys Voting Machine. This new machine is the first of its kind to incorporate blockchain technologies and work alongside Polys online election...
Podcasts are becoming more and more popular as a medium of entertainment. "What are podcasts," you ask. Podcasts are a series of audio files made available online. Reminiscent of old radio, they have all the appeal of a talk show or a television series without the visual element, but...
The 2014 Gartner Symposium, which is being held at CTICC in Cape Town, recently revealed the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015. Adding to this, Vodacom's managing executive of m-Commerce, Hemmanth Singh, has marked Africa as the fastest growing technology market. In his presentation, Singh touched on a great...
The national backlog in obtaining rates clearance certificates is currently at an all-time high, something that has caused major delays in the finalisation of property sales throughout the country. Korbitec recently announced the launch of their new Payment Solutions service, designed to expedite and simplify the property transaction process for sellers...
VoIP adoption had a slow start in South Africa, but over the last five years has steadily gained momentum, with the number of users almost doubling each year. Riaan Leuschner, MD of Nology, takes a closer look at VoIP’s feasibility in the country. The growth of VOIP is largely due...
The case for cloud is now closed. The business case for cloud-based call centres is irrefutable – it is almost always better to leave the procurement, configuration, operation, maintenance and updating of a complex technology platform up to the hosting provider. The host, after all, has the economies of scale...
2019 has quickly become the year of 5G. As service providers race to build the next generation of 5G networks, they’ll need to build entire cloud-native, fully virtualised networks capable of dynamic application and device support as well. To further unpack this, IT News Africa's Jenna Cook chatted to Quentin...
Few could argue that the corporate environment has become an ultra-competitive, high-pressure world. Across industries and within businesses of all sizes, both leaders and employees have to constantly fight for their positions – and be persistent with their ambitions. Within the sphere of enterprise technology, and software development, in...
It has been 25 years since Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. Over the last two and a half decades, we have experienced tremendous changes in how we share, access and consume information across the world’s most powerful communication vehicle. But, as Internet capabilities continue to grow, what do...
The world of technology is no longer just reserved for technical experts – consumer technology now spearheads the technologies which businesses later adopt. Clever user interfaces (UI) and stylish hardware has also resulted in users building emotional bonds with hardware, such as their smartphone or tablet - something that...
Whether you do a Google Search, book a trip online or receive a product recommendation from eCommerce sites; artificial intelligence (AI) seems to be lurking in the background. For those of us who may not know that technologies like machine learning, AI, and deep learning are the future, then...
“African countries want to deal with a local partner that can support them locally. They also enjoy the stature of an established international company that is offering world-class products and functionality, locally,” says Gerhard Hartman, the Head of Department in Softline VIP’s Africa Division, part of the Sage Group plc. Softline VIP...
On August 19 2013, in a remarkable twist of fate, South African paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius arrived back in Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on the day his late girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp would have turned 30. Murder accused Pistorius was expected to receive an indictment for premeditated murder of Steenkamp and...
The GSMA has announced that mobile operator data revenues will overtake voice revenues globally by 2018 as we move towards a fully connected world. The mobile data explosion is being driven by a surge in demand for connected devices and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and is transforming the socioeconomic future...
The level of data collected by businesses has become increasingly prolific in recent years, often resulting in significant challenges for these organisations to ensure that their systems are robust enough to effectively capture the data and process it into meaningful information. The mastering of these challenges will be key...
Within the realm of data management, there is one area that is often overlooked - data transformation. Data transformation is a relatively mundane yet fundamental data management capability – particularly when dealing with similar data from multiple sources. Here are three simple examples: System A represents Male and Female as...
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