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Wireless Wayfinding: Roadmap for the aspiring smart city

September 21, 2017 • General, OpinionComments (0)

We now find ourselves steeped in the fourth Industrial Revolution – an era that could potentially see every one of us, and every piece of machinery we use, seamlessly networked together. Every aspect of our lives, from our classroom experiences to our daily commute is being digitised as we move inexorably towards the smart city [&hellip...

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Gartner Symposium 2017: Deep learning driving AI development

Gartner Symposium 2017: Deep learning driving AI development

September 21, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

During a media roundtable at Gartner Symposium 2017, hosted in Cape Town 18-21 September, Alex Linden – Research Vice President at Gartner – revealed that deep learning, a variation of machine learning (ML), is currently the major driver toward...

Gartner Symposium 2017: The changing role of the CIO

Gartner Symposium 2017: The changing role of the CIO

September 20, 2017 • Events, General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Research firm, Gartner, revealed the results of their 2018 CIO Agenda survey at the 2017 Gartner Symposium on Tuesday 19 September 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa. The survey revealed insight into how the role of a CIO is rapidly changing as well as provided...

How New IT Models Are Changing The IT Skills Landscape And Internal IT

How new IT models are changing the IT skills landscape and internal IT

September 20, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The data centre is in a period of rapid IT transformation as businesses are increasingly seeking competitive advantages in this digital era. At the centre of these IT transformations lie converged infrastructure (CI), hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) and...

SEACOM

It’s time to bring more African countries into the digital economy

September 19, 2017 • East Africa, General, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Since 2009, the African telecoms industry has come a long way in connecting people and businesses to reliable, affordable and fast Internet services. The new submarine cables that started to land off the continent’s east and west coasts from 2009 onwards...

elections, IEBC

Kenya’s new election date set to change

September 19, 2017 • East Africa, General, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) will potentially set a new date for Kenya’s elections, which were initially scheduled for 17 October 2017. This comes after the two main political parties in Kenya refused to agree on the past...

SD-WAN

SD-WAN: An answer to improving network performance

September 18, 2017 • General, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments (0)

“The consistent, reliable, low latency and, above all, fast performance of an organisation’s network is a non-negotiable in the era of digitisation,” states Anton Jacobsz, managing director at value-added distributor, Networks Unlimited. Jacobsz is, in...

1Stream's Bruce von Maltitz and Jed Hewson.

Call centre technology is a critical business function

September 17, 2017 • General, OpinionComments (0)

According to a recent KPMG analysis, growth and technology are two of the biggest challenges affecting the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with 70% finding that technology has the biggest impact on their roles. They are expected to research ingenuity and invest...

Mellanox InfiniBand still central to the phased growth plan for South Africa’s CHPC

Mellanox InfiniBand central to the growth of South Africa’s CHPC

September 15, 2017 • Education, General, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments (0)

Nearly two years have passed since The Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) chose Mellanox FDR InfiniBand to assist it in its goal of providing high-end computing resources to the South...

Nigeria: NCC seizes pirated works worth N926 million in Lagos

Nigeria: NCC seizes pirated works worth N926 million in Lagos

September 15, 2017 • General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) revealed on Thursday 14 September 2017 that the organisation has seized pirated materials worth an estimated N926 million ($2.572 million) in the last eight months in the Lagos metropolis alone. This is according to a...

Fintech

Two fintech startups win SWIFT’s global gpi industry challenge

September 14, 2017 • Finance, General, StartupsComments (0)

SWIFT, a provider of secure financial messaging services has awarded two fintech startups the opportunity to work with the co-operative and gpi banks over a three-month period to further enhance cross-border payments, leveraging on SWIFT gpi. The two startups...

South African company to tackle ebook piracy with blockchain

South African company to tackle ebook piracy with blockchain technology

September 13, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Custos Media Technologies, a South African company that provides a globally effective solution to piracy by outsourcing the detection of pirated content using Bitcoin and its blockchain, announced on Wednesday 13 September 2017 that the company will be...

What will DStv do to survive?

What will DStv do to survive?

September 13, 2017 • General, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Who remembers TopTV? The brand’s reputation was eviscerated a few years ago when they launched adult channels, suffered severe customer service complaints and promised a PVR decoder which never saw the light of day. Adding to that, customers experienced...

Showmax now free for DSTV Premium subscribers

Showmax now free for DSTV Premium subscribers

September 12, 2017 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

DSTV and Showmax announced on Monday 11 September 2017 that the companies will be advancing their merger, which will now see DSTV premium subscribers receive the Showmax offerings for free in South Africa. Previously priced at R99 a month, premium subscribers...

Nigeria: Multichoice to launch pay-per-view

Nigeria: Multichoice to launch pay-per-view

September 11, 2017 • General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Multichoice Nigeria will be launching a pay-per-view (PPV) option in the country. The company emphasised that the PPV concept is a cable or satellite television system in which consumers pay an additional fee to watch a particular programme, according to a...

The challenges hindering widespread Cloud adoption

Alexander Forbes and Accenture drive digital transformation

September 11, 2017 • Company News, GeneralComments (0)

Alexander Forbes, an integrated financial and risk services provider has partnered with Accenture in a bid to embark on a digital transformation journey. Alexander Forbes selected Accenture to jointly manage a multi-million dollar project due to their ability...