As this week comes to a close we take a look at the articles that resonated most with our readers. This week's articles cover topics from the app and social media sphere in WhatsApp's new dark mode feature and Twitter introducing "Fleets" to Mastercard's analysis on how Pay-on-Demand services can...
Member States of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) have re-elected Houlin Zhao of China as ITU Secretary-General during the Union's 20th Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-18) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The election took place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, during the Plenary session of the PP-18 conference this morning. Zhao won...
The urge to charge your phone, laptop or any other device for that matter has become like a need. There's nothing as irritating as walking around with a flat battery looking to find a charging port or even worse, waiting for your battery to be fully charged before moving...
Many companies have enjoyed significant efficiencies from partial digitisation in recent years, but there’s still a lot of paper flying about many everyday offices. Most agree that achieving truly paperless processes would greatly impact business and enhance customer service. However, many find the idea of implementing the tools they...
The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) announced on Tuesday that it would enter into a partnership with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and other security agencies in an attempt to curtail the vandalisation of telecom installations, facilities and infrastructure. This is according to reports from the Nigerian Communications Week. According to...
Facebook announced on Monday, 28 October 2019, that it will now let users choose to get personalised reminders about upcoming healthcare checkups and vaccinations. According to The Verge, the social media giants Preventive Health tool "focuses on getting people information about cancer screenings, heart checkups, and flu vaccines —...
It’s that time of year again; a time for reflection over the past 12 months. These days, however, one year can seem like a decade or more considering the speed at which technology is innovating, and in networking it’s been a great year for storage modernisation. “What we have seen...
Analysing data and providing actionable insights from it has become a common phenomenon. Data and analytics, once buzzwords, are now part of mainstream business jargon. The new conundrum with data is knowing what questions to ask to drive business. Without this, analysing data becomes a near impossible exercise. Dr Yudhvir Seetharam,...
Chinese ICT solutions provider Huawei has reaffirmed their belief that African telecom operators need to focus on Digital Operations Transformation saying this should be geared towards creating long term strategic value both for the teleco and its customers. The company also revealed that it plans to invest $1 Billion...
2018 saw spectrum release discussions for a faster LTE network, increasing communication reach in rural areas and enterprises across industries embracing innovative technologies such as Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). However, 2019 will be the year when South Africa start-ups lead the innovation in IIoT...
While a number of cities globally are turning to the Internet of Things (IoT), wireless connectivity and cloud computing to improve internal efficiency and service delivery to communities, the future lies in harnessing Artificial Neural Networks to automate and continually improve many of these operations. While machines have long helped...
We’ve heard it all before. Robots ‒ those elusive job munchers ‒ are making their way to an office near you. And the message is clear: they are smarter than you, they are cheaper than you, and they won’t vie for the corner office… like you. If it’s not...
Gartner has revealed that by 2021 only one-quarter of midsize and large organisations will successfully target new ways of working in 80 per cent of their initiatives. Gartner says that new ways of working include distributed decision making, virtual and remote work, and redesigned physical workspaces. "Digital workplace initiatives cannot...
How to Buy the iPhone 7 before it Officially Launches in South Africa Millions tuned in to the Apple press conference Wednesday for the first glimpse at the highly anticipated next generation of the market dominating iPhone. Hailed as the “most advanced iPhone ever” by the company, the iPhone 7...
If you were around in the 1980s when the first PCs appeared, you’ll remember how we marvelled at the fact that devices that previously filled entire rooms now sat on our desks. For the next three decades or so, we saw impressive evolutions of that original concept, yet, there...
New research from Accenture highlights the impact of digital technologies on jobs and economies. It’s an important topic for South Africa as new local research indicates that more than a third of jobs in this country may be automated. A new Accenture report, Reworking the Revolution: Are you ready to...
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