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Innovative new products can be designed around future environmental stressors and demands without having to consider old, established systems.

Africa – a breeding ground for innovation

June 22, 2018 • General, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

African innovation is on the rise and the continent could play host to several new technology disruptions in the next few years. According to Darryl Bernstein, Partner and Head of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Practice at Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg, it is an increasingly common belief that various technologies benefit from the lack of...

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Does the open plan office work?

June 21, 2018 • GeneralComments (0)

Open plan offices are a staple of working life in the modern age. In fact, 80% of US businesses use it as their preferred office arrangement, with others globally following suit, led by a plethora of the world’s leading businesses such as Apple, Google and...

Creating greater accessibility and assisting disability through technology

Creating greater accessibility and assisting disability through technology

June 21, 2018 • Education, General, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Afrika Tikkun is a global not-for-profit organisation working to develop, empower and support the youth of South Africa in disadvantaged communities in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Their intention is to shape the youth of today to become the next...

Accelerating your Digital Transformation

Accelerating your Digital Transformation

June 18, 2018 • GeneralComments (0)

Businesses that harness the power of digital are experiencing massive advantages, with growth and efficiency benchmarks often leaping by double- and even triple-digit advances. But while the attainment of digital clearly bears a lot of fruit, getting to that...

Innovative new products can be designed around future environmental stressors and demands without having to consider old, established systems.

How digital transformation can drive growth and job creation across emerging economies

June 17, 2018 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Innovation and entrepreneurship play an ever-increasing role in growing Africa’s emerging technology ecosystem. According to research by the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator, over the past two years alone, Africa has seen the number of innovation hubs double....

Creating coding prodigies in previously disadvantaged schools

Creating coding prodigies in previously disadvantaged schools

June 16, 2018 • Education, General, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Learning to code is a critical element in the 21st century school curriculum, giving learners the ability not only to use technology but to create it, as the world ushers in the fourth industrial revolution. Learners equipped with these skills will be in high...

Several findings reveal that more than a third of wealthy individuals (35%) either have exposure to cryptocurrencies, or they intend investing by the end of 2018.

High-net-worth individuals embrace cryptocurrencies

June 15, 2018 • Finance, GeneralComments (0)

Cryptocurrencies are the “future of money” and wealthy investors seem to agree. This is according to Nigel Green, CEO of the deVere Group, an international financial services organisation. The Group, which launched the deVere Crypto app earlier this year,...

Truecaller eyes out Sub-Saharan Africa’s mobile payment space after acquiring Chillr

Truecaller eyes out Sub-Saharan Africa’s mobile payment space

June 15, 2018 • General, Online & Social, Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Last year March, Truecaller announced its interest in the digital payments segment in India. Today, the company announced a strategic investment into the payment space by acquiring Chillr, India’s first multi-bank payments app that is revolutionising the...

Transforming the customer assistance landscape

Transforming the customer assistance landscape

June 15, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

According to Accenture’s digital consumer survey 2018, a third of people online in China, India, the U.S., Brazil and Mexico plan to buy a stand-alone voice assistant by the end of the year. The prevalence of such devices in homes is becoming so...

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Freshworks accelerates international growth with market expansion in South Africa

June 14, 2018 • GeneralComments (0)

Freshworks Inc, a provider of cloud-based business software, today announced an aggressive growth strategy to propel the ambitious expansion of its evolving South African footprint. “Our growth plan for South Africa completely leverages the company’s...

Africa has potential to revolutionise the energy sector through smart power innovation

Africa has potential to revolutionise the energy sector through smart power innovation

June 14, 2018 • General, Mining & EnergyComments (0)

Within developing economies, including Africa, there are growing opportunities to implement new technologies and localised energy generation systems, that could lead to innovation that will change how the world generates, stores and distributes power. This is...

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB)  will be launching its first commemorative banknote series.

The SARB will be launching Nelson Mandela commemorative banknotes and coin

June 13, 2018 • Finance, General, Top StoriesComments (0)

In celebration of the first democratically elected president Nelson Mandela’s birth centenary, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) will be launching its first commemorative banknote series. These notes will cover all denominations – R10, R20, R50,...

Collaboration is the key to building organisational resilience more effectively

Collaboration is the key to building organisational resilience more effectively

June 13, 2018 • General, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Today’s world is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. In such an environment, future planning is difficult, if not impossible. As a result, organisations are increasingly focusing on becoming resilient; that is, to be able to anticipate, adapt and...

Cisco Live 2018: Chuck Robbins talks networks of the future

Cisco Live 2018: Chuck Robbins talks networks of the future

June 13, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments (0)

Cisco Live, an annual customer and partner conference hosted by technology company Cisco, is currently taking place at the Orange County Convention Centre in Orlando, Florida from 10 – 14 June 2018. The event presents a unique opportunity for attendees...

Drive your business with the right Customer Management Tools

Drive your business with the right Customer Management Tools

June 13, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

Do you remember your first car? That great feeling of freedom that came with the ability to drive yourself wherever you wanted or needed to go, without having to ask for a lift, take public transport or cycle or walk. And the ‘kudos’ from your friends...

Artificial intelligence is here to stay

Artificial intelligence is here to stay

June 12, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments (0)

Artificial intelligence will transform how the world lives and works. Recent announcements by Google have shown just how powerful Artificial Intelligence (AI) can become. The change is inevitable – but what steps do countries need to take today to ready...