March 22, 2018 •
General, Top Stories •
Comments Off on The rise of robots brings benefits for businesses but also creates liability
Chatbots, autonomous vehicles, and connected machines in digital factories foreshadow what the future will look like: The widespread implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications brings many advantages for businesses such as increased...
March 6, 2018 •
Comments Off on How data analytics is transforming governance on the continent
Data has officially overtaken crude oil as the most valuable resource in the world. Insights gained from data analysis are increasingly used to guide better decision-making for governments and businesses. In Africa, the potential of data to improve governance...
February 19, 2018 •
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Measurement and testing is rapidly becoming a standard requirement; however, it is meaningless if we don’t understand how to apply the results of this testing or measurement and all we end up with is raw data without any meaningful application of it. Once...
February 16, 2018 •
Comments Off on Companies are using just a fraction of their data
There’s a long-standing myth that we only use 10% of our brains. Luckily it’s not true – otherwise who knows how far back in the dark ages we’d still be languishing. But here’s what’s surprising. Even though we could almost compare data analytics...
February 12, 2018 •
Enterprise IT •
Comments Off on How to leverage your number one asset: Data
You pull up to the curb at the airport and as you exit your car, your mobile immediately directs you to the right check-in desk and then on to the relevant security gate. After clearing the gate, you’re alerted to the fact that your favourite coffee from...
February 5, 2018 •
Comments Off on HID Global’s top trends driving intelligent, connected experiences in 2018
HID Global has revealed the top trends in the identity technology industry for 2018. The company points towards increased cloud and mobile access adoption, more focus on securing the Internet of Things (IoT), and data analytics as some of the top trends that...
January 18, 2018 •
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While data is an indispensable part of the business environment, many organisations are still not harnessing its potential. Kelly Preston, Data Analytics Manager at SilverBridge, believes that data-driven services will empower insurers to do so, thereby...
January 17, 2018 •
Top Stories •
Comments Off on Millennials, character and an exponential world
Whether you love them or hate them, millennials will become the leadership that drives our society in the digital age. As individuals and as a collective, they will wield power that is unprecedented in human history and be required to make decisions that...
Africa’s economy is under pressure. In South Africa, the finance minister recently downgraded 2017 economic growth forecasts to 0.7% from 1.3%. In Kenya, political uncertainty has prompted the Treasury to warn that it, too, may have to revise economic...
Gartner predicts that there will be approximately 500 smart, connected devices in the average home by 2022. This prediction opens opportunities for a host of digital businesses to capitalise on the Internet of Things (IoT) trend. However, few stand to benefit...
October 27, 2017 •
Comments Off on Using analytics to drive action
More and more we see that today’s digital marketplace demands a data-centric mindset. The most innovative and competitive companies know this – they’re deploying data to drive disruption. Yet, just a few years ago, many businesses were still exploring...
Qlik has announced that Lars Björk, CEO, has transitioned his responsibilities to David Murphy as interim CEO. David Murphy is the former President and COO of Blue Coat Systems and a current Qlik Board Member and Thoma Bravo Operating Partner. Qlik is...
September 1, 2017 •
Comments Off on The POPI conundrum: Data protection vs data mining
The office of the Information Regulator is expected to be fully operational by the end of this year. From then, organisations will have just 12 months to comply with the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act, or risk prison terms and fines of up to...
The rise of the Internet of Things and other mobile technologies offers humanity the opportunity to truly advance their efforts in preserving and saving the environment in more innovative and relevant ways. Humanity today finds itself living in what is...
On 22 May, the Western Cape was declared a disaster area as an ongoing drought saw dam levels drop below 10%. This prompted government to implement level stringent water restrictions amid warnings that the drought could continue well into 2018. Here’s what...
The ‘fake news’ fad has recently hit the South African shores and echoes across the media precinct. Fake news websites deliberately publish hoaxes, propaganda, and disinformation to drive web traffic inflamed by social media. These fake news articles are...