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While companies in Africa have historically been slower off the mark in using IT to automate business processes, they are fast catching up and those still relying on manual systems are no longer commonplace. This is according to Paul Marketos, Managing Director at Bluekey Software Solutions, who says that...
The most significant communication trend to emerge in 2011 was mobility, which is beginning to drive major changes in the way the global economy operates. There are other important development emerging that demand attention, however my best bet is it that mobility will remain a dominant force in 2012. ...
From a global pandemic to global warming, 2020 has illuminated the essential role of science — as well as clear actions based on that science — to combat some of the greatest challenges of our time. The need to rethink how the world creates, consumes and disposes of materials has...
5G buzz is peaking. Mobile operators are announcing network launches, many of them later this year. Amid all the 5G hype, it is easy to forget the original 5G promise. According to the 5G promise, end-users, services and applications will be allocated and guaranteed connectivity with characteristics that fully match...
Ultra-high definition surveillance cameras (or 4K cameras, as they’ve become known) have sky-rocketed in popularity both in commercial and residential security applications, thanks to increasing affordability over the last few years. These cameras are currently providing excellent return on investment, delivering high-quality imaging, which aids, for example, in the identification...
As Regional Manager of Southern and East Africa for TCL, Ernst Wittmann is leading the brand’s growth strategy for the Southern and East Africa region. Working closely with global network operators and distributors, he is helping to make TCL a formidable force in the fiercely competitive mobile market. From 2009, he...
According to a report published on Forbes, IBM is set to perform the largest corporate employee cull in history. The report comes from long-time Silicon Valley journalist Robert X. Cringely. According to Cringley, 110 000 jobs could be on the line if the report is indeed factual. Since the report...
The advent of King III, with its stringent demands on directors to exercise careful control over every aspect of the business, has been a gift for software vendors who can claim any link between their products and compliance. But, says James Beaumont of technology solutions company iSquared, mere compliance...
Insurers are renewing their focus on top line growth, seeking ways to increase premium volumes while at the same time improving profitability. A variety of growth strategies are being pursued, including adding offerings to their product lines, using new channels, and expanding targeted geographic regions. In addition, almost all are...
Mobile security and device management will become one of the top challenges for South African companies as attacks on smartphones and tablets are likely to increase again in 2014. So says Richard Broeke, a consultant at leading IT security company, Securicom. “Reports from two major security software vendors in 2013...
South Africa is absolutely becoming a digitally maturing market. We can no longer talk about just early adopters or the few taking the lead in the digital revolution. For years Dell EMC and its peers have been sharing the message of digital transformation: why it is important and how...
The pace of mobile phone penetration within Africa, the increased adoption of Smartphones and use of mobile data are just some of the key drivers behind growth within the mobile advertising and publishing space. Amid high-growth and a strong move towards Rich Media Mobile Advertising, brand ambassadors and marketing gurus...
Many people are simply unaware that the Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC), which is based at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Cape Town, is home to the fastest computer on the continent. Africa’s most powerful supercomputer is currently ranked 167 on the TOP500 list...
On Thursday 12 February 2015, according to Eye Witness News (EWN), President Jacob Zuma delivered his State of the Nation Address (SONA) in South Africa despite a walkout by the DA, the expulsion off EFF MPs, and threats of court action after cell phone connectivity was cut ahead of...
The cursor moves across the screen with speed, clicking on a number of icons as Ahmed Radwan quickly uploads a new post to his yet-to-be published blog. This Egyptian youth spends his days online, reading the most recent technology news coming from Europe, Asia and North America. “I love to...
Start-ups continue to mushroom across Africa’s fertile business and ICT landscape. Few of these would be in a position to move past the initial startup phase, if it was not for the involvement of venture capitalists (VCs). But, this is very much a mutually-beneficial situation: VCs want to partner...
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