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Fujitsu reveals AI based facial recognition technology

October 15, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Features, PeopleComments (0)

On Tuesday, 15 October 2019, Fujitsu in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science, announced it is developing AI facial expression recognition technology that detects subtle changes in facial expression with a high degree of accuracy. According to the company, one of the obstacles for facial expression recognition technology...

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Tech is Impacting our Human Values, study reports

October 15, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Global technology company, Lenovo says that technology has the power to influence our values, make us more understanding, tolerant, charitable and open-minded – this according to its latest survey. The survey polled more than 15,000 people from the US,...

INTERVIEW: The supply-demand gap in data science

October 12, 2019 • Careers, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

There is a massive supply-demand gap in the area of data science and our universities and colleges are struggling to keep up with the rapid growth and changing nature of specific digital skills being demanded by companies, says Shaun Dippnall, founder of the...

INTERVIEW: The great race to 5G

October 10, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Features, Internet of Things, PeopleComments (0)

2019 has quickly become the year of 5G. As service providers race to build the next generation of 5G networks, they’ll need to build entire cloud-native, fully virtualised networks capable of dynamic application and device support as well. To further unpack...

INTERVIEW: Are humans the last line of defence when it comes to cybersecurity?

October 9, 2019 • People, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Cybercriminals know that it is far easier to access systems by ‘hacking-the-human’ than it is to go through technology. According to security software company Trend Micro, a staggering 91% of successful breaches started with attacks that were...

INTERVIEW: The future of work in South Africa

October 8, 2019 • Careers, Digital Transformation, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Given the speed at which technological innovations take place, the skilled technology worker of the future is someone who has a markedly different skill set to those required just a few years ago. While a career path in the IT space is a promising one, how...

INTERVIEW: Surviving the Digital App-ocalypse

October 4, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Online & Social, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

It has been predicted that by 2025, the mobile industry will have 5.9 billion unique mobile subscribers or 71% of the expected population of the Earth. In a landscape where competition is already rife, app developers are facing a new threat: the rise of the...

Vodacom launches inclusive Emergency Service App

September 30, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Southern AfricaComments Off on Vodacom launches inclusive Emergency Service App

South African network provider, Vodacom announced on Monday, 30 September 2019, that it has launched the Vodacom 112 Emergency Service App that enables persons with communication barriers (Deaf, hard of hearing, speech impaired, hearing impaired, deafblind)...

Wireless Broadband Alliance appoints new CEO

Wireless Broadband Alliance appoints new CEO

September 26, 2019 • PeopleComments Off on Wireless Broadband Alliance appoints new CEO

Wireless Broadband Alliance has announced the appointment of Tiago Rodrigues as the new CEO. Rodrigues, who has been with the WBA since 2004, replaces CEO Shrikant Shenwai, a WBA founder and long-term advocate who will continue working closely with WBA and...

Nutanix appoints new Channel and OEM activities lead in EMEA

Nutanix appoints new Channel and OEM activities lead in EMEA

September 26, 2019 • PeopleComments Off on Nutanix appoints new Channel and OEM activities lead in EMEA

Cloud computing company, Nutanix announced on Thursday, 26 September 2019, that it has appointed Cyril VanAgt to lead its Channel and OEM activities in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. VanAgt will be responsible for overseeing all of Nutanix’s...

Nutanix appoints Christian Alvarez as the Vice President of the Americas Channel. Image sourced from CRN.

Nutanix appoints new Vice President for Americas Channel

September 18, 2019 • Cloud Computing, PeopleComments Off on Nutanix appoints new Vice President for Americas Channel

Nutanix, a cloud computing company, recently announced the appointment of Christian Alvarez as Vice President, Americas Channel. In this new role, Alvarez will lead Nutanix’s Americas Channel team. Alvarez’s experience includes over 26 years of...

Acer appoints new Commercial and SADC Lead

Acer appoints new Commercial and SADC Lead

September 17, 2019 • Company News, People, Southern AfricaComments Off on Acer appoints new Commercial and SADC Lead

Electronics company, Acer announced on Tuesday, 17 September 2019, that De Villiers Wolhuter has been appointed as the new Commercial and Southern African Development Community Lead based at Acer’s Head office in Sunninghill, Johannesburg. According to the...

Nigerian entrepreneur wins first prize at the Africa 35.35 Awards

Nigerian entrepreneur wins first prize at the Africa 35.35 Awards

September 16, 2019 • People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian entrepreneur wins first prize at the Africa 35.35 Awards

Nigerian Internet Entrepreneur Chidi Nwaogu has won the first prize in the ‘Entrepreneurship’ category at the 2019 Africa 35.35 Awards. The Awards aim to recognize 35 people under 35 from Africa or the African diaspora who have made outstanding...

Wi-Fi 6 offers a new era of wireless connectivity

Cisco appoints new Country Manager for South Africa operations

September 11, 2019 • People, Southern AfricaComments Off on Cisco appoints new Country Manager for South Africa operations

On 11 September 2019, multinational technology company Cisco announced that Garsen Naidu has been appointed as the new Country Manager for South Africa. Garsen has been with Cisco for 8 years and was recently the Head of the Partner and System Engineering...

GM from IBM to sit on US President’s Advisory Council

GM from IBM to sit on US President’s Advisory Council

September 11, 2019 • Careers, PeopleComments Off on GM from IBM to sit on US President’s Advisory Council

“I’m honoured to again represent IBM on the President’s Advisory Council,” says Takreem El Tohamy – GM for IBM in the Middle East and Africa – on his reappointed to the US President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa...

Customer success a huge focus for SAP’s Intelligent Enterprise strategy

INTERVIEW: Cathy Smith on gender equality in the workplace

September 10, 2019 • Features, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on INTERVIEW: Cathy Smith on gender equality in the workplace

On 27 August 2019 SAP Next-Gen, a program created by multi-national software company SAP to connect companies and develop innovative solutions and drive change that is linked to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), held an event titled “The...