On 10 February 2018, the Federal Government in Nigeria notified the management of MultiChoice DSTV/GOtv that their operations in Nigeria will come to an end in 2019 as their license expires June next year, according to a report by Nigerian Communications Week. According to a letter sent by the National Broadcasting...
Worldwide PC shipments totalled 71.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017, a 2 percent decline from the fourth quarter of 2016, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. For the year, 2017 PC shipments surpassed 262.5 million units, a 2.8 percent decline from 2016. It was the...
Worldwide semiconductor revenue is forecast to total $451 billion in 2018, an increase of 7.5 per cent from $419 billion in 2017, according to Gartner, Inc. This represents a near doubling of Gartner's previous estimate of 4 per cent growth for 2018. "Favourable market conditions for memory sectors that gained...
On Monday, 11 November 2019, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the launch of the AWS Equity Equivalent Investment Programme (AWS EEIP) - designed by AWS South Africa and Amazon Data Services South Africa. The AWS EEIP aims to see over R365 million invested in the development of sustainable 100...
Last year, research by Accenture and the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) posited that artificial intelligence (AI) had the potential to double the growth rate of the South African economy and boost rates of profitability by an average of 38 percent by 2035. This is great news for...
To help ease the high unemployment levels throughout the continent, organisations need to be innovative and create new commercially viable business opportunities. eWaste has captured the headlines in recent months and is no doubt an attractive proposition for companies to help stimulate economy growth. At the recent national consultative conference on...
Productivity today is centred on conversations—sometimes a quick instant message or call, and sometimes a meeting planned in advance that incorporates voice, video and content sharing. With many different avenues of communication, people need tools that allow them flexibility in how they connect. For years, consumers have embraced new ways...
MTN has strengthened its executive team even further by appointing five new members in a bid to enhance operational efficiency across the operation and provide more in-depth commercial skills and experience. Marco Gagiano: Executive for Customer Value Management Effective immediately, Marco Gagiano will assume the role of Executive for Customer Value...
On 11 January 2018, Dell announced that the company will begin an industry-first pilot to use recycled gold from used electronics in new computer motherboards. The recycled material will ship in the Latitude 5285 2-in-1 motherboards. The pilot follows a successful feasibility study on server motherboards. The closed-loop gold process...
Africa is known as the motherland, the birth of mankind, where it all began. Yet for many years it has also been called the "dark continent" due to the rate of development of many countries. This perception is changing quickly, with hundreds of technology innovation hubs, who are creating cutting-edge...
Sophia, renowned globally as the world’s first robot citizen, hogged all the limelight as she took the stage at an international event in Hanoi on Friday, as part of her first-ever visit to Vietnam. The artificial intelligence (AI)-powered humanoid robot, developed by the Hong Kong-based company Hanson Robotics, wowed some...
After deploying a fix for its notorious FaceTime bug, Apple is compensating the boy who discovered it in the first place. A 14-year-old high school student named Grant Thompson from Tucson, Arizona was the first to pick up on the FaceTime bug. Thompson discovered that he could basically pick up...
As data volumes continue to increase exponentially the value of data is more critical to business than ever before. Yet IT budgets are constantly being squeezed and since enterprise storage makes up a significant proportion of IT costs, it is often one of the first targets of budget cuts. The...
Altech Radio Holdings, a subsidiary of JSE-listed Altron, has rebranded as Altron Nexus. The name change comes in the wake of Altron’s new brand repositioning which unites all its businesses under one brand identity. “Our new brand, Altron Nexus, truly resonates with what we do in defining us as an...
Digital transformation and emerging technologies have been generating significant interest in Africa recently. Public and private sector organisations are finding the promises of job creation and economic growth difficult to ignore. But what are the possibilities for the Botswanan government and companies to embracing digital initiatives? With internet penetration in...
With unprecedented technological advances and shifting customer and employee expectations, the South African insurance landscape is set to keep changing. Metropolitan’s Berniece Hieckmann, accountable for Metropolitan’s “Business of Tomorrow” strategies, takes a closer look at tech trends that are compelling the industry to stay ahead. “It has been said that...
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