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...
On 24 January 2018, MultiChoice announced that DStv Family, Access, and EasyView customers can now get access to DStv's streaming service, DStv Now,  thus making the service available to all major DStv package holders. The addition will see the newly added packages gain to access Catch Up via DStv Now. Where previously,...
FUJIFILM South Africa has opened its Innovation Centre Africa, located in Roodepoort, Johannesburg. As the first Innovation Centre on the African continent, it provides not only a one-stop demonstration area for new solutions, but now incorporates a number of improvements and FUJIFILM products previously not present. Medical Systems and Solutions Although...
The 39th GITEX Technology Week set to take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 06-10 October will see a line-up of solutions that encapsulate 'The Art of Experience' by Avaya. The company will present several industry-first features that are now available as part of its open and...
Abe Wakama, CEO of African Innovator Group and publisher of African Innovator Magazine and ITNewsAfrica.com, has been selected to join the Technology Top 100 awards judging panel for 2017. The awards, which will take place at the Johannesburg Country Club on the 15th of November 2017, will recognise excellence in South African companies and has...
Everything is connected, every surface area is primed for data-capturing IoT, and life is mostly conducted from our phones. Even reality itself is becoming trickier to pin down, whether augmented, virtual or actual. With 2018 nigh, we should expect more of the same. Like a good and/or bad sequel, the...
Last year’s highly publicised Artificial Intelligence (AI) debate, between tech giants Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and more recently, Bill Gates brought to the fore some questions at the back of everyone’s minds: how sustainable is humanity with AI ever encroaching? Is technology taking over? Is there cause for alarm? The...
South African consumers’ great love affair with the automobile is set to grow ever more passionate, as an array of new technologies starts rapidly entering our cars – reshaping the travel experience for the millions that head out onto our roads every day. Connected car technologies will lay the foundation...
As the saying goes, ‘the only constant is change.’ There will come a time when every organisation will need to adapt to the changing requirements of industries and markets. This could result in a merger or acquisition, or simply adjusting how business is conducted. Whatever the situation, information management...
The need for social distancing and better sanitation could leapfrog development of African cities into a more sustainable future. This is according to Duncan Bonnett, Director of Market Access & Research at Africa House, and research partner of exhibition organiser Messe Muenchen South Africa. He says that, while Africa’s architects...
Connected technology is ushering in a new era of “Smart Cities”, which promises to improve the quality of life for billions of people around the world. Smart cities — which are using technology to make urban areas safer, more efficient, and more livable — represent the transformative power of the...
For those who are into science fiction, the term ‘machine learning’ immediately conjures up images of computers taking over the world, either to send murderous terminators from the future to our present or to place us all inside the Matrix as living power batteries. Fortunately, the truth about machine learning...
Eight pilots have successfully passed their drone flight training in Tunisia following a two-week intensive training period organized by the Ministry of Agriculture of Tunisia, the African Development Bank and Busan Techno Park. The training which focused on handling, maintenance and the security aspects of flying drones, took place in...
There are various definitions of Artificial Intelligence and it seems to be cropping up in just about every conversation these days. I like to think about it as Artificial Intelligence (AI) being the concept of machines' ability to carry out tasks in an intelligent manner, with Machine Learning (ML)...
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 been the hardest hit by recent market volatility. The...
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