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Discussing the General Data Protection Regulation in Africa

November 26, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Discussing the General Data Protection Regulation in Africa

In May this year, the European Commission’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect. The GDPR is a new data privacy and protection framework aimed at improving Europe’s data privacy laws, and which could be described as a first cousin (replacing the EU’s Data Protection Directive (EU Directive)) to South...

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5G will become the mainstream ecosystem by 2022-Ericsson

5G will become the mainstream ecosystem by 2022-Ericsson

November 24, 2018 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on 5G will become the mainstream ecosystem by 2022-Ericsson

A research report released by Ericsson has provided a perspective on how 5G can be realized in Africa. The ‘Making 5G a reality for Africa’ report, which was conducted in collaboration with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)...

Digital era brings a new breed of CIO

Digital era brings a new breed of CIO

November 23, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Digital era brings a new breed of CIO

Chief Information Officers (CIOs), as we once knew them, are no longer. As technology has evolved and become more accessible and entrenched at all levels of business, so has the role of the CIO. While the “I” in CIO has depicted a focus on information...

“We need economic growth to stimulate retail sales in Africa” – Grant Morgan

November 22, 2018 • Features, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on “We need economic growth to stimulate retail sales in Africa” – Grant Morgan

Black Friday has quickly become a major retail campaign in South Africa, particularly for online stores. Last year, overall sales spiked by almost 2600% on the day. But online retailers in particular encountered major issues with website uptime or payment...

Internet of Things Artificial Intelligence: The future

Watch: Phathizwe Malinga discusses Sqwidnet’s biggest highlight for 2018

November 19, 2018 • Features, Top Stories, VideoComments Off on Watch: Phathizwe Malinga discusses Sqwidnet’s biggest highlight for 2018

As the Managing Director of SqwidNet, Phathizwe Malinga is responsible for building an IoT connectivity business in South Africa in partnership with International IoT giant SIGFOX. In addition to his Managing Director role, he will continue overlooking the...

tt100 awards 2018

2018 tt100 Awards, a grand success

November 19, 2018 • Events, Features, Top Stories, TT100 AwardsComments Off on 2018 tt100 Awards, a grand success

This year’s tt100 Awards was a great success and recognised South Africa’s finest role models who demonstrated excellence in the areas of Management of Technology, Innovation, People, and Systems. This is based on The Da Vinci Institute’s...

Startup Grind CEO and founder of Africa Trust Academy

Interview: Sandras Phiri gives insights on developing startups

November 16, 2018 • Features, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: Sandras Phiri gives insights on developing startups

Africa is becoming a huge platform for entrepreneurship and start-ups in any industry. As the market for startups builds momentum, it is vital that there is mentorship and leadership in place to guide entrepreneurs and their small businesses. A leader who has...

Gen Z research reveals that we haven’t raised a generation of robots

Gen Z research reveals that we haven’t raised a generation of robots

November 15, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Gen Z research reveals that we haven’t raised a generation of robots

Generation Z is entering the workforce, bringing with it a tech-first mentality that will propel businesses further into the digital era while potentially deepening the divide among five generations in the workplace. According to global research commissioned...

Professional product managers deliver next-level business agility

Professional product managers deliver next-level business agility

November 15, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Professional product managers deliver next-level business agility

The only way to achieve the promise of business agility is to adopt the speed of business encompassed in the ongoing experimentation, mobility of roles, and the ability to flexibly assign people and other resources so critical to success. But that’s...

Dana Eitzen

How will Automation, AI and IoT shape user experience?

November 15, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on How will Automation, AI and IoT shape user experience?

According to Gartner, customer experience (CX) – more than products or solutions – is the new battlefront for business, with 81% of marketers saying that by 2020 they expect to be competing mostly or completely on the basis of CX. However, with...

fax to email

The evolution of business communication from fax to email to – What now?

November 14, 2018 • FeaturesComments (1)

Love them or hate them, emails are still considered the primary method of communication for most organisations. However, businesses are under increasing pressure to respond quickly to customer demands, spurring the need for faster internal communications,...

GDPR

Using GDPR and PoPI as strategies for success in a digital landscape

November 13, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Using GDPR and PoPI as strategies for success in a digital landscape

In the Digital Era, compliance to ever-tightening regulations around the protection of business and customer data is viewed by many organisations as an added expense, or a waste of time and resources. Until, that is, they fall victim to a data breach or loss...

Vox Ceo

Interview: Vox CEO highlights the importance of respect, accountability & efficiency

November 13, 2018 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: Vox CEO highlights the importance of respect, accountability & efficiency

Jacques du Toit is the CEO of Vox. Vox has, under his stewardship, not only grown its product and solutions portfolio but also its employee base. Du Toit believes that employees/staff are critical to the success of a business – irrespective of its size. ...

DevOps needs the right ingredients for success

DevOps needs the right ingredients for success

November 12, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on DevOps needs the right ingredients for success

In the age of disruption and fast data, the success of a new software solution is often dependent on being first to market. Currently, businesses are exploring ways to innovate quicker to jump ahead of competitors. Since its mainstream adoption over the past...

Why the FinTech sector above all others must embrace hyper-availability

Veeam unpacks how modern businesses can manage their data more intelligently

November 12, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Veeam unpacks how modern businesses can manage their data more intelligently

The last ten years have seen an evolution in how organisations of all sizes implement and manage their IT infrastructures. The arrival of cloud computing models like software as a service (SaaS) now enable users to connect to and use cloud-based apps directly...

Ericsson

Ericsson’s Head of Digital Services says video is set to define content consumption

November 8, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Ericsson’s Head of Digital Services says video is set to define content consumption

The fast-paced growth of the mobile industry has re-shaped our society in unimaginable ways and many developments are yet to come. The rise of video content is something to watch out for, especially as operators are consistently working on enhancing mobile...