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  • Will we really only have three clouds?

    Will we really only have three clouds?

    October 25, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Southern AfricaComments Off on Will we really only have three clouds?

      Currently, there are three large global cloud solution providers: Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.   “Assuming two more providers invest heavily into this market, we may have five large cloud providers,” explains Peter Scheffel,...

  • Machines learning to speak as we do

    Machines learning to speak as we do

    September 19, 2018 • Cloud Computing, General, Southern AfricaComments Off on Machines learning to speak as we do

    The fact that machine learning (ML) services are now available through AWS has led to a shift in the capabilities that developers can offer their clients with regards to natural language processing (NLP) and the cloud services they inform. Machine learning is...

  • Enterprising solutions for an insurance software provider

    Enterprising solutions for an insurance software provider

    September 4, 2018 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Enterprising solutions for an insurance software provider

    Although an enterprise app wasn’t on the cards for Acturis, an insurance software provider based in London, the BBD Acturis team knew that there was a way to develop an app that would meet their requirements while adding the value of a mobile solution....

  • BBD CEO Peter Searle

    BBD achieves level 2 B-BBEE rating using education to uplift South Africa’s ICT skills

    July 20, 2018 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on BBD achieves level 2 B-BBEE rating using education to uplift South Africa’s ICT skills

    South African software technology company BBD takes transformation seriously, not just to assist with economic growth and development, but to change lives while improving ICT skills and contributing to job creation. Their recent level 2 broad-based black...

  • Matthew Barnard, executive head of banking at BBD

    Banking the unbanked: serving the excluded

    May 28, 2018 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Banking the unbanked: serving the excluded

    Two billion people worldwide do not have a bank account or access to financial institutions. Often referred to as the unbanked, they generally only pay in cash or purchase money orders. Matthew Barnard, the executive head of banking at BBD, explains in a...

  • Wading through the continuum of web, native and progressive web apps

    Wading through the continuum of web, native and progressive web apps

    February 1, 2018 • Online & SocialComments Off on Wading through the continuum of web, native and progressive web apps

    Trying to wade through the continuum of application technologies sometimes feels like you’re strolling through a swamp in an astronaut suit… But if you take a step back you’ll see a logic to how web, native, and progressive web apps work in different...

  • What to consider before developing your enterprise app

    January 9, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on What to consider before developing your enterprise app

    Having a mobile app doesn’t distinguish you anymore – that period is long gone. But not having a mobile app, and not having some basic functions that competitors in your industry have, makes it impossible for you to successfully operate. This is according...

  • Skills shortage or skills scam?

    January 14, 2013 • FeaturesComments Off on Skills shortage or skills scam?

    When South African companies talk of a skills shortage, some people scoff at the idea and point to the official unemployment rate hovering at around 25%, with young people under the age of 35 making up about two-thirds of those out of work. The scoffers...

  • Is Blackberry a ticking time bomb?

    June 15, 2012 • FeaturesComments Off on Is Blackberry a ticking time bomb?

    The BlackBerry smartphone has seen incredible growth in South Africa over the past few years, beating other smartphones to quickly gain the lion’s share of the market. While this extraordinary growth is to be praised, the many corporate and consumer...