Folding@Home, a computing project that uses distributed processing power to find cures for dangerous diseases has announced that it is now working towards finding the answer to defeat the coronavirus. This information comes via My Broadband. The Stanford University project relies on the donated and volunteered computing power from PC...
DStv can be expensive and while many South Africans enjoy the service, many more say they can live without it – especially if they’re in a financial pinch. However, according to financial planning expert David Kop* – this can actually cost you money instead, especially if you love your...
South Africa is host to a massive digital divide - a phenomenon that exists between socio-economic lines that continues to stop millions of South Africans from achieving more than the circumstances they were born into. A new company, HeroTel, which has slowly come to fruition in South Africa via a...
The Fix Scholarship and Software AG South Africa have partnered up to launch the Software AG Social Innovation Startup Programme - an initiative aimed at providing assistance to tech-enabled startups to solve their biggest social challenges, including providing networks, best practices and capital to scale in the industry. “With technology...
Behind technology, there are always humans, so any technology or cybersecurity tool used in business is impossible to apply without professionals. And there is no denying that a shortage of talent is a constant challenge in cybersecurity, with a gap of almost three million positions in the industry workforce...
Google has announced a fund of $1 million for Google.org to support new and innovative ideas in the sphere of privacy, trust and safety in order to make online access across sub-Saharan Africa safer for families, and especially children. The 'Be Internet Awesome programme' is being launched in South...
The South African Police Service (SAPS) and Facebook have announced a new partnership to help find missing children by sending Amber Alerts to the Facebook community in South Africa. The first of its kind in Africa, the Amber Alert system will enable the South African Police Service to seek assistance...
Google's CEO, Sundar Pichai says that Artificial Intelligence (AI) could cause unthinkable damage if left unchecked - that's why it is so important it's regulated. In a letter penned to the Finacial Times, he explains how AI can potentially save lives, but in the wrong hands, it could be...
uKheshe, a locally developed financial inclusion platform, announced on Tuesday that it has further enhanced its offering to the unbanked by collaborating with Mastercard. The partnership aims to enable informal traders, street vendors and casual labourers to accept digital payments through Masterpass, Mastercard’s digital payment service. By combining their expertise and...
Poor communication in healthcare is a massive problem both locally and globally. International studies show that 70% of all preventable mishaps occur as a result of miscommunication or no communication, at a cost estimated to run into billions of dollars. Often, healthcare professionals work in ‘silos’, each looking at their...
Africa is not immune to the Fourth Industrial Revolution’s (4IR) potential to disrupt through digital technology. For this reason, there’s an intensifying need to ensure that the continent capitalises on opportunities that can empower it's people, bring down the cost of digital tools and invest in local businesses. IT News...
Technology is all about innovation and the key mandate for manufacturers is to make products that simplify and enhance people’s lives. For technology to truly improve the experience of users, it’s also vital that the talent in technology companies is diverse and represents a broad spectrum of users so...
As data moves to the cloud, data volumes continue to explode and become increasingly fragmented across devices, locations and service providers. This exponential growth of data and information ushers in the increased burden of responsibility on organisations to strictly enforce data policies and governance that must be adhered to...
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...
Tell me if you’ve heard this one before. Somewhere in Africa, savvy entrepreneurs come up with a potentially disruptive solution to a longstanding infrastructural challenge. They found their own FinTech, win an innovation prize or two, and manage to raise enough venture capital to grow into a viable company....
For many contact centres today, the transition to digitised and highly automated systems and processes happen in a piecemeal fashion – with the underlying belief that certain business sectors and industries have varying requirements when it comes to digitisation and compliance. The contact centre of a utility provider may place...
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