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ShowMax begins European expansion

February 15, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on ShowMax begins European expansion

In a bid to expand its global reach, Naspers’ internet TV service ShowMax is launching in Poland. The service will keep the ShowMax branding and utilise the current ShowMax platform while adding Polish language apps. ShowMax will be looking to take advantage of Poland’s  vibrant TV and film production industry, having secured the exclusive rights...

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How SMEs can drive sales with augmented reality

February 15, 2017 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on How SMEs can drive sales with augmented reality

Having survived the turmoil of a gruelling 2016, South African business owners and managers are now turning their attention to sales and marketing. There is a mood of cautious optimism, particularly amongst small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) that have...

Busting the myths for businesses seeking to switch to Mac

Opinion: How WiFi is enabling the Mobile-Office revolution

February 14, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Opinion: How WiFi is enabling the Mobile-Office revolution

Today’s largest and most in-demand segment of employees are operating in a vastly different digital landscape than they would have only ten years ago. The nine-to-five workday has given way to the demands of an always-on lifestyle. And forward-thinking...

Amazon launches Chime, a communication service for business

February 14, 2017 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Amazon launches Chime, a communication service for business

Amazon has announced the launch of a new video conferencing and communications platform, Amazon Chime. The service will look to compete against similar applications such as Skype. Chime is a new unified communications service that will attempt to go beyond...

How SA’s SMEs can solve the connectivity conundrum

February 9, 2017 • GeneralComments Off on How SA’s SMEs can solve the connectivity conundrum

In 2017, South Africa is expected to spend $10.5bn on information, technology and communications (ICT). This is according to the International Data Corporation (IDC), and the figure makes it the highest ICT spender across the Middle East, Turkey and Africa...

How to create engaging customer experiences

February 8, 2017 • General, RetailComments Off on How to create engaging customer experiences

Customer experience has become an emerging battleground for most organisations, as they seek ways to extract further value from customers. Yet many organisations are unsure of how to find this value and often do not have the time, capacity or skills to truly...

Twitter hashtags propel mass protest in Nigeria

February 7, 2017 • General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Twitter hashtags propel mass protest in Nigeria

The current climate in Nigeria is a turbulent one to say the least. Fuelled by an economic recession and uncertainty over the health of current president Muhammadu Buhari, citizens of Africa’s most populous country have taken to the streets to vent...

Facebook rallies partners to unite for a safer, better Internet

February 7, 2017 • GeneralComments Off on Facebook rallies partners to unite for a safer, better Internet

In celebration of Safer Internet Day, Facebook has announced partnerships with public sector agencies and non-governmental organisations across Africa. Under the theme “Be the change: unite for a better Internet”, the initiative, launched by Facebook in...

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Microsoft commits to “Digital Civility” on Safer Internet Day

February 7, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft commits to “Digital Civility” on Safer Internet Day

Today, the 7th of February, is international Safer Internet Day (SID). It is a day on which people and organisations from around the world pledge to promote safer and more responsible use of technology, particularly with respect to children and young...

Closing the software development skills gap in South Africa

February 2, 2017 • General, Southern AfricaComments (1)

In CNN Money’s 2017 job rankings, mobile app developers came out on top, beating in-vogue, emergent fields like data science, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence, as well as literally every other profession from other industries. And it’s...

MatrixStream, streamlining the viewing process

February 1, 2017 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on MatrixStream, streamlining the viewing process

MatrixStream introduces the MatrixCloud OTT solution for IPTV operators enabling end-to-end IPTV and OTT platform which has a rollout time of less than 60 days. Operators can utilize MatrixCloud OTT to launch skinny channel bundles and subscription VOD to...

The time is now for broadcasters to adopt Cloud services

Digitising archived broadcast footage – creating additional value

January 31, 2017 • GeneralComments Off on Digitising archived broadcast footage – creating additional value

As we replace manual and paper-based processes and methods with technological innovations and automated processes, the digital age is rapidly permeating every aspect of our world. Books, documents, sound recordings and the like are being converted for...

Maersk Line, Riverbed team up to digitise shipping industry

January 27, 2017 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Maersk Line, Riverbed team up to digitise shipping industry

Riverbed Technology, the application performance company, has announced that Maersk Line, part of the Maersk Group and the world’s largest container shipping operator, is using Riverbed SteelCentral to monitor business-critical applications and services and...

Mastercard honored with WFP 2017 Hunger Hero Award

January 26, 2017 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Mastercard honored with WFP 2017 Hunger Hero Award

Mastercard has been honored with a Hunger Hero award by The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) at its annual dinner at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The company was recognized for its contributions towards achieving a Zero Hunger world. Mastercard...

Could Tech further deepen Africa’s unemployment woes?

January 25, 2017 • Features, General, Top StoriesComments Off on Could Tech further deepen Africa’s unemployment woes?

On the African continent, one issue that is apparent in almost every single country, is the damning unemployment rate. It is a constant struggle on the continent as populations continue to grow at a rate which the number of jobs available just can’t...

Deloitte reveals that South Africans are open to use and pay for automated financial advice

Deloitte Technology, Media and Telecommunications predictions 2017

January 24, 2017 • General, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Deloitte Technology, Media and Telecommunications predictions 2017

Deloitte Global released their Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) predictions for 2017 in a bid to identify the trends which could have effects on enterprises and consumers for 2017 and beyond. These prediction provide an understanding into what...