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Leading cloud solutions provider, Genesys has been announced as Gold sponsor of Digital Retail Forum 2020, set to take place on 29  January at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, South Africa. DRF2020 will focus on how emerging technologies such as Ai, IoT, drones, digital payment solutions, new eCommerce models and...
South African network provider, Vodacom is allegedly in talks with Cell C over contract-paying mobile-phone customers, reports Bloomberg. This deal would also allow Vodacom, currently South Africa's second-largest network provider, to gain just over 1 million high-paying subscribers and surpass MTN's subscriber base. "Vodacom has about 5.8 million post-paid subscribers...
Ericsson and Microsoft announced on Tuesday, 14 January 2020, that they are bringing their connected vehicle expertise together. Ericsson is building its Connected Vehicle Cloud on top of the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform (MCVP).   The integrated solution aims to allow automakers to deploy and scale global vehicle services such...
South African branch of Walmart, Massmart has revealed that it plans on shutting down the entire Dion Wired chain - a total of 23 stores across the country - in an attempt to recover from disappointing earnings. In an initial statement from the company, it says, “the Massmart Group has...
Mobile apps are reshaping all industries and business leaders need to quickly adopt the latest mobile app trends in order to succeed in 2020. It is also critical for businesses to integrate the latest mobile app development technologies in order to reach a wider target audience and more importantly,...
Initially, banks were slow to embrace the advantages the Internet offered. Various third-party developers took advantage of this opportunity to create applications and tools that made transferring money between people quick and painless. While banks have since made improvements in their ability to transfer money online, especially with regards...
MTN has the best mobile network in South Africa - according to the Mobile Network Quality report by MyBroadband Insights. The report is based on 310,649 speed tests which were performed by thousands of MyBroadband Android Speed Test App users across South Africa between 1 October and 31 December...
The African continent is facing a loss of more than $2 billion as a result of deliberate Internet shutdowns in 2019. According to digital advocacy group, Access Now, "An Internet shutdown is an intentional disruption of Internet or electronic communications, rendering them inaccessible or effectively unusable for a specific...
Apple Inc. has been accused of stealing trade secrets and misusing inventions in its Apple Watch. The allegations come from a Health Tech company, Masimo, that develops and produces 'signal processing technology for health-care monitors', according to Bloomberg. The initial report suggests that Apple 'got secret information under the guise...
Samsung has showcased its second foldable device - the Galaxy Bloom - during a 'secret' meeting held at the CES 2020 conference. According to TechRadar, 'Galaxy Bloom' was originally considered a codename, but now it "will actually be the device's go-to-market name, and not Galaxy Fold 2 as originally...
Twitter is upping the ante when it comes to reducing harassment on the platform - according to The Verge, "Twitter’s director of product management, Suzanne Xie, unveiled some new changes that are coming to the platform this year, focusing specifically on conversations." And one new way the social media giant...
2019 has seen companies implement several incremental changes to create a more immersive experience for employees around the digital workplace. Much of this has revolved around driving collaboration and using automation so workers can deliver increased strategic value. While this automation has always been a focus area when it comes...
Foldable phones are the next big mobile trend, but they can come with a weighty price tag. This is why LG has opted to take this trend in a new direction thanks to its LG G8XThinQ Dual Screen smartphone. Nicole Ross, Product Marketing Specialist at LG Electronics SA, explains that...
2020 is not just the beginning of a new decade, it's the start of new tech tools taking hold and consumer behaviour moving ever faster towards instant communication. And to take advantage of these innovations, Ashleigh Wainstein - director of martech firm, Social Places - has highlighted seven key...
This week, Lenovo unveiled innovations that the company says have the potential to transform lives, move industries forward and reveal new possibilities thanks to the era of connectivity. One such innovation was the launch of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold - the worlds first foldable PC. “Creating the world’s first...
Samsung announced this week that it plans on introducing new products - including the next generation of Galaxy smartphones - at its Galaxy Unpacked 2020 launch in San Francisco. The event is set to take place on Tuesday, 11 February. In an official invitation from the company, it says it...
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