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As revealed by Gartner, the goal of the Aspiring Innovator Programme is to both support the African startup technology community, as well as provide delegates access to exciting new local technology providers. Selected by a team of Gartner research analysts, the startup companies have the opportunity to profile their solutions...
South Africans lag behind their international peers when it comes to treating information as a strategic asset that is essential to business success. This is the view of Michael de Andrade, CEO of EnterpriseWorx. He was commenting on a recent global Forbes survey which found that 85% of executives believe...
Using cash for purchases will soon be a thing of the past according to a recent 11-country Connecting with the Millennials survey conducted by Visa.   Millennials, typically born between 1982 and 1995, make up 25 percent of the world’s population and grew up with the Internet making them tech savvy. According...
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...
“It’s an interesting time to be a medium-sized software company with a history of some years,” says James Smith, Director of idu Software. If you’re a startup these days, you’re in the cloud from day one. If you’re a heavyweight player with market clout, you can push your customers into...
There is no doubt that the advent of cloud services has shaken up the ICT services industry. It is not another technology fad and, if handled correctly, can add significant value to business. Access to virtual services and next generation technology, with minimal cost, and the ability to set...
African heads of governments are among the highest paid in the world despite the continent's many challenges.  Jacob Zuma, South African president is the highest paid in the continent earning $272 000 per year, he was ranked fourth in the world. Rwanda's president, Paul Kagame is ranked tenth, earning only...
There's been talk of a paperless office for years – but the office printer isn’t going anywhere soon. It’s just changing to adapt to life in the digital age. At least, this is the prediction of Gareth Brenchley, MD of Itec Cape Town. He believes that even in an age...
The time has come for vendors to find innovative ways to differentiate, says Conrad Steyn, co-founder of Barnstone. Offering best practice and a high level of service is no longer enough for vendors aiming to differentiate in the competitive enterprise resource planning (ERP) market. Today, companies have come to...
ATMs that support digital coins and cryptocurrency have increased parallel to the trend on the market since the beginning of the year, reports Bitcoin.com. With the promising start this year had with cryptocurrencies – Bitcoin itself has risen from a price of below $7000 since the first days of January...
On Thursday, Access Partnership, one of the leading global public policy firms for the technology sector released a Fair Tech Institute whitepaper outlining the urgency with which governments and the private sector need to leverage satellite technology for more effective disaster management efforts in Africa and globally. This whitepaper comes...
Machines are increasingly taking over tasks traditionally conducted by humans, often working independently to improve business productivity. But if we want our security measures to keep pace, as more and more machines come into existence, we need to be able to reliably determine which machines should be trusted and...
Much like the meanderings of global weather systems or the rumbling of an active volcano, the performance of Internet connectivity in any given region can be challenging to forecast. This sobering reality has been scarcely more evident than in the past few days. Not unlike the epicentre of an earthquake,...
The concept of using Facebook as a premier secure channel to exchange mobile money between friends will grow in significance and quickly – so claim the business leaders behind ZunguZ, a multi-tiered platform that integrates deeply into the social graph and a host of financial services to empower the...
Nutanix, a worldwide leader in enterprise cloud computing, announced the adoption of its software by UK-based Total Gas & Power, a gas and electricity supplier for industry, commercial and business sectors. Nutanix’s solution has placed the energy company on track to develop a single streamlined architecture, aiding it in reducing...
It’s true what they say, dynamite really does come in small packages. The ASUS Zenbook 3 is proof of this and at just 910g and 3mm high, the device has impressive features. The Asus Zenbook 3 is light, thin and easy on the eyes, bluntly put, the device is beautiful,...
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