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Dutch eLearning specialist launches in South Africa

Dutch eLearning specialist aNewSpring launches in South Africa

September 21, 2017 • Education, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

ANewSpring, a dutch-based learning technology company announced on Thursday 21 September 2017 that the company has opened a Johannesburg-based office with exclusive distributor, New Leaf Technologies. The announcement was made at the E-learning Insights 2017 conference in Johannesburg and Cape Town where aNewSpring co-owner, Rene Persoon, highlighted the...

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Gartner Symposium 2017: Brian Burke identifies the top 10 strategic tech trends

September 21, 2017 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

IT News Africa spoke to Brian Burke, Vice President and Research Head at Gartner, at the 2017 Gartner Symposium held at the Cape Town International Convention Center in South Africa. In the interview, Brian highlighted the top 10 strategic technology trends...

Interview: Showmax-DSTV merger "to contain costs and seek efficiencies"

Interview: DEOD MD discusses industry rocking DSTV/Showmax merger

September 21, 2017 • Features, Online & Social, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

IT News Africa recently spoke to Stephen Watson, MD of Discover Digital, in an interview which looked to reveal his perspective, as a small role player in the video on demand scene, on the recent announcement from Multichoice that Showmax will be available...

Gartner Symposium 2017: Deep learning driving AI development

Gartner Symposium 2017: Deep learning driving AI development

September 21, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

During a media roundtable at Gartner Symposium 2017, hosted in Cape Town 18-21 September, Alex Linden – Research Vice President at Gartner – revealed that deep learning, a variation of machine learning (ML), is currently the major driver toward...

Facebook is South Africa's favourite social media platform

Facebook is South Africa’s favourite social media platform

September 21, 2017 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Wednesday 20 September 2017 brand intelligence organisation, Ornico, and high-tech market research consultancy, World Wide Worx, revealed the findings of the SA Social Media Landscape 2018 study which showed that social media use has intensified among...

Smart classrooms are the future of education

Interview: Smart classrooms to bring digital learning to South Africa

September 21, 2017 • Education, Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Technological advancements in education can impact the quality of education as well as provide ways in which teachers engage and present lessons. It is clear that the future of education is going to change and schools will soon consist of virtual teachers...

What Is The Most Popular Smartphone Brand In SA?

What is the most popular smartphone brand in South Africa?

September 20, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Samsung has won the title hands down this year.  They received 40% of the votes for being the best smartphone brand for 2017.  This is according to the South Africa Mobile Report for 2017. According to the report, which conducted various surveys among 4993...

Gartner Symposium 2017: Jeffrey Mann discusses Gartner’s aspiring innovator programme

Gartner Symposium 2017: Jeffrey Mann discusses Gartner’s Aspiring Innovator Programme

September 20, 2017 • Features, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

As revealed by Gartner, the goal of the Aspiring Innovator Programme is to both support the African startup technology community, as well as provide delegates access to exciting new local technology providers. Selected by a team of Gartner research analysts,...

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How your phone use is affecting your health

September 20, 2017 • Healthcare, Online & Social, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments (0)

The amount of time we spend on the phone – either for business or personal use – can have a harmful effect on our overall health. The concerns about how posture and phone use influences well-being is not a new one, however, it has become a greater concern...

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Merck starts fourth round of Accelerator program in Nairobi

September 20, 2017 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a science and technology company, has announced the new startups participating in its Accelerator program in Darmstadt, Germany, and Nairobi, Kenya. Although working separately, clear similarities can be identified between...

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Are we safe to bank on biometrics?

September 20, 2017 • Finance, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

For financial institutions, the primary goal of digitisation is making banking simpler and more intuitive for customers. Biometric identification has huge potential, offering convenience, simplifying password management and providing a frictionless...

Preventing and Mitigating Ransomware with Cyber Situational Awareness

Preventing and Mitigating Ransomware with Cyber Situational Awareness

September 20, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

If you’re familiar with mafia movies then you’re familiar with extortion – the practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats. Extortion has been around for centuries – well before “The Godfather” or “Goodfellas.”...

How employees can adapt to technological change

How employees can adapt to technological change

September 20, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments (0)

Despite change in the workplace being a common occurrence, the pace of it has escalated significantly in recent months given the importance of digital transformation in business. How then can employees successfully adapt to it while still maintaining focus on...

YouTube Go launches in Nigeria

YouTube Go launches in Nigeria

September 20, 2017 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

YouTube has revealed that the YouTube Go app, which was previewed at the recent Google for Nigeria event, is now available for Nigerians to download, according to a report by All Africa. The app is available for download from the Google Play Store. The app is...

Gartner Symposium 2017: The changing role of the CIO

Gartner Symposium 2017: The changing role of the CIO

September 20, 2017 • Events, General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Research firm, Gartner, revealed the results of their 2018 CIO Agenda survey at the 2017 Gartner Symposium on Tuesday 19 September 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa. The survey revealed insight into how the role of a CIO is rapidly changing as well as provided...

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South African teachers trained to develop digital personas

September 20, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South Africa’s Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association (WASPA) recently helped equip a group of local teachers with the skills they needed to create, safeguard and develop their digital personas. A digital persona is the personality one...