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SAIPA: Accountants Must Pioneer AI Solutions

SAIPA: Accountants must Pioneer AI Solutions

January 17, 2019 • General, Southern AfricaComments (0)

There’s been much talk in the press about the robotisation of accounting and how artificial intelligence (AI) will inevitably make professional accountants obsolete. According to Faith Ngwenya, Technical and Standards Executive at the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA), it’s not that simple. “Professional accounting...

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Is modernising legacy insurance systems worth the hassle and expense?

January 17, 2019 • General, OpinionComments (0)

Digital transformation is on the agenda of many insurance companies, and a number have successfully and effectively deployed digital customer-facing solutions, offering their customers unique and improved customer experiences. Alongside this customer-facing...

Workplace 2025: Where humans and machines coexist

Workplace 2025: Where humans and machines coexist

January 16, 2019 • General, OpinionComments (0)

The world is undergoing its biggest transformation ever. As emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) enter workplaces, human talent is grappling with an existential crisis. Generations, new and old, are losing sleep over what and how human...

dormakaba spearheads digital access control

dormakaba spearheads digital access control

January 15, 2019 • General, Southern AfricaComments (0)

  dormakaba, a provider of bleeding edge security and access control technology has established a national network of strategically located technicians whose job it is to ensure access control infrastructure operates as it should.   This resource is...

10 CIO Resolutions for 2019 according to Gartner

10 CIO Resolutions for 2019 according to Gartner

January 14, 2019 • General, Top StoriesComments (0)

It’s the beginning of a new year — the time for CIOs to take stock of their personal development goals for 2019. This year, the focus is on the culture shift required to build digital business plans, as most organisations are on their way toward...

Interview: how autonomous vehicles will impact Africa

The technology driving Africa’s Smart Cities

January 13, 2019 • General, OpinionComments (0)

Around the world, cities are exploring how they can best make use of technology to improve quality of life for their citizens, run public services more effectively and provide businesses with a springboard for growth. The various applications of Smart City...

Organisational growth requires a tangible plan

Organisational growth requires a tangible plan

January 11, 2019 • General, OpinionComments (0)

For many companies, the beginning of a year signifies the start of new projects aimed at improving organisational efficiencies and ensuring business success. Whether the expectation is better products, enhanced customer service or organisational growth, there...

Worldwide PC shipments declined 4.3 per cent in 4Q18

Worldwide PC shipments declined 4.3 per cent in 4Q18

January 11, 2019 • General, HardwareComments (0)

Worldwide PC shipments totalled 68.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2018, a 4.3 per cent decline from the fourth quarter of 2017, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. For the year, 2018 PC shipments surpassed 259.4 million units, a 1.3...

How data science and machine learning are reshaping global industries

How data science and machine learning are reshaping global industries

January 11, 2019 • General, SponsoredComments (0)

Data science and machine learning have already shown their potential in transforming businesses. This pace can be felt through the veins of those industries who are leveraging sensors, actuators, applications and various other resources to collect and crunch...

Tomorrow's intelligent enterprise will be built on interconnected systems

Tomorrow’s intelligent enterprise will be built on interconnected systems

January 10, 2019 • GeneralComments (0)

The world of enterprise IT is experiencing a seismic shift that is both technical and cultural, according to a new report on “Future Systems” from Accenture. Companies need systems that are boundaryless, adaptable and radically human to thrive in...

6 tech trends and predictions for 2019

6 tech trends your small business needs in 2019

January 10, 2019 • General, OpinionComments (0)

Digital transformation is well and truly underway, both in business and across our daily lives. As technology continues to change the way we work and live, it’s worth looking at the year ahead to see what technology is likely to have the biggest impact in...

Gartner says 25 percent of digital workers will use virtual assistants by 2021

January 10, 2019 • GeneralComments (0)

The use of virtual assistants (VAs) in the workplace is growing. According to predictions by Gartner, Inc by the year 2021, 25 percent of digital workers will use a virtual employee assistant (VEA) on a daily basis. This will be up from less than 2 percent...

DRC information blackout 'in violation of international law'

DRC information blackout ‘in violation of international law’

January 9, 2019 • General, Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

A general network shutdown is in clear violation of international law and cannot be justified by any means. This is according to David Kaye, the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, commenting on the information blackout in place since 30 December....

How technology is tourism industry

How technology is revolutionizing the tourism industry

January 9, 2019 • General, OpinionComments (0)

It is widely recognised that tourism has the potential to help South Africa and other African countries grow their economies and create jobs. Tourism is contributing for around 9 percent of South Africa’s gross domestic product, a growth to the economy...

SA gets its first biodegradable, 3D printed cup

SA gets its first biodegradable, 3D printed cup

January 9, 2019 • General, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Red Cup Village, a Cape Town-based lifestyle brand, will be launching its first biodegradable design patent cup made from sugarcane & corn-starch in May of 2019. The company uses 3D printing technology to manufacture a unique drinking cup using a...

Ethereum Classic Network targeted in 51% attack

Ethereum Classic targeted in attack costing nearly $1.1M

January 9, 2019 • General, SecurityComments (0)

Almost $1.1M worth of the Ethereum Classic digital currency has been stolen in an attack on the Ethereum Classic Network. According to a report by ARS Technica, the attack was carried out by means of a compute-intensive hack that rewrote its blockchain,...