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Renowned blind adventurer Hein Wagner discusses how technology has improved his life

Renowned blind adventurer Hein Wagner discusses how technology has improved his life

February 22, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments (0)

He has been blind since birth… Despite this, Hein Wagner – a South African adventurer and International keynote speaker – has many accomplishments under his belt. He has completed the Absa Cape Epic as well as ran in the Antarctica, Two Oceans and New York Marathons. In addition to this, Wagner has completed Ironman competitions, [&hellip...

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Directing the way to digital transformation success in South Africa

Directing the way to digital transformation success in South Africa

February 22, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments (0)

More than 90% of South African organisations are either already engaged in digital transformation or in the process of planning and evaluating their transformation strategies. That’s according to global technology research and advisory services firm...

Intelligent technology and smart systems are transforming customer engagement

Intelligent technology and smart systems are transforming customer engagement

February 22, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

According to a recent Gallup poll, the biggest driver of business to business (B2B) success is meaningful customer impact and yet around 60% of customers are reporting that they’re indifferent in their engagement. Gallup took the research deeper and found...

Netflix and OSN partner in North African deal

Netflix and OSN partner in North African deal

February 20, 2018 • General, North Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Netflix, the SVOD giant, and Dubai-based pay-TV, OSN, announced on Tuesday 20 February 2018 that the companies will enter a partnership which will focus on both the Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) markets. The deal is a first of its kind for the U.S....

Finding operational benefit to security in transport industry depends on visibility

Finding operational benefit to security in transport industry depends on visibility

February 20, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

Technology is constantly changing the way we do business, improving efficiencies by automating processes to eliminate the possibility of human mistake and transforming industries by empowering organisations with the tools they need to succeed in a digital...

In-store digital signage influences the customer journey

In-store digital signage influences the customer journey

February 20, 2018 • General, Opinion, RetailComments (0)

“In recent years in-store digital signage has evolved at high-speed and further innovations and advancements will continue to fuel this technology evolution in the retail space,” says Andrew Ridl, CEO of One Digital Media (ODM), a supplier of Digital...

Is Kenya ready to embrace the power of digital HR?

Is Kenya ready to embrace the power of digital HR?

February 20, 2018 • East Africa, General, OpinionComments (0)

In the west, digital HR has become a booming business, with companies constantly seeking ways to improve operational efficiency and recognising the strategic value HR can provide, when empowered to act as a partner of the business. Things have progressed...

The future of self-driving cars in South Africa

The future of self-driving cars in South Africa

February 20, 2018 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The introduction of self-driving cars looks set to change the way people commute in the very near future. Although some motorists might be feeling trepidation about the prospect of handing over control to a fully automated machine, many around the world are...

South African business lag Global Peers in leveraging technology to integrate into customers lives-study

Study: South African businesses lag behind global peers in leveraging technology

February 19, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to Accenture Technology Vision 2018, South African businesses wanting to leverage the power of technology to transform themselves into intelligent enterprises that can integrate into people’s daily lives must embrace five key trends. This year’s...

Mobility Centre for Africa set to advance the future of mobility

Mobility Centre for Africa set to advance the future of mobility

February 19, 2018 • GeneralComments (0)

The Mobility Centre for Africa NPC (MCA) hosted it’s 3rd Future Mobility Roundtable in Cape Town on 13 February 2018. The discussion, held at the Westin Hotel was the 3rd in a series of events bringing together government, industry and academia to...

Cybersecurity – a digital growth enabler

Cybersecurity – A digital growth enabler

February 19, 2018 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

Organisations are in the midst of transforming their business models where everything that can be digitised, is being digitised. This raises competitive stakes, as more organisations seek to digitally transform and disrupt their industries to stay ahead of...

No more free data access to Wikipedia in 2018

No more free data access to Wikipedia in 2018

February 19, 2018 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Friday 16 February 2018 the Wikimedia Foundation announced that free access to Wikipedia will end in 2018, which was part of the Wikipedia Zero partnership programme. In a statement on its website the foundation said, “After careful evaluation, the...

POPIA could kill more than just spam

Information Regulator makes first statement about unlawful processing

February 16, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

Although the Information Regulator is not yet fully operational, it has already received numerous complaints relating to the unlawful processing of personal information under the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (POPI). POPI itself is not yet...

Companies are using just a fraction of their data

Companies are using just a fraction of their data

February 16, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

There’s a long-standing myth that we only use 10% of our brains. Luckily it’s not true – otherwise who knows how far back in the dark ages we’d still be languishing. But here’s what’s surprising. Even though we could almost compare data analytics...

Expect even more mind-blowing tech developments in 2018

Expect even more mind-blowing tech developments in 2018

February 16, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

It used to take months to be able to say whether a particular treatment for cancer was working – wasting precious time which might otherwise have been used to save a patient’s life. Now using analytics, we can predict that treatment’s effectiveness...

Could breeding a ‘digital twin’ save our ‘dying’ cities?

Could breeding a ‘digital twin’ save our ‘dying’ cities?

February 16, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

In the controversial novel ‘My Sister’s Keeper’, parents conceive a ‘saviour sibling’ for the sole purpose of producing compatible organs and blood that will save their firstborn from a fatal disease. However disturbing this may sound, our cities...