July 30, 2018 •
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Progress is inevitable. The first industrial revolution witnessed the emergence of mechanical production and the second was fuelled by electrically powered mass production. The third industrial revolution was driven by the internet and automated production....
African innovation is on the rise and the continent could play host to several new technology disruptions in the next few years. According to Darryl Bernstein, Partner and Head of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Practice at Baker McKenzie in...
June 13, 2018 •
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For most people, the year 2028 seems like the very distant future. But when you consider that 18 years have already passed since the prospect of a new millennium had the world in a panic over what would happen to their computers and data, the next 10 years is...
May 11, 2018 •
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The inclusive business model has become an ever-evolving global movement that not only focuses on erasing the dreaded poverty line, but also shines the spotlight on an ability to create life-lines in the form of opportunities for low-income segments. Through...
April 24, 2018 •
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Over time we have seen how mechanisation; mass production; computers and automation have greatly impacted manufacturing industries – proving time and again that nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come. Now, as we teeter ever closer to...
The fourth industrial revolution continues to disrupt how businesses operate. Digital pioneers like Airbnb are transforming traditional industries. Established organisations are being challenged by creative, digital start-ups. Business leaders agree that...
March 28, 2018 •
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The Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality, the list goes on. These are considered important elements of the Fourth Industrial Revolution that blurs the lines between physical, digital, and biological. Central to this lies...
South Africa’s Internet speeds are increasing at an encouraging rate, as fibre to the home and office spreads across the country. According to Akamai’s Q1 2017 State of the Internet report, South Africa has hit a new average broadband connection speed...
There is currently a lot of buzz around ICT4D – the Fourth Industrial Revolution. As wonderful and exciting as the possibilities are of what technology can facilitate for the advancement of mankind and Africa specifically, it will all fall short if the...
February 16, 2016 •
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You haven’t been feeling well this week. You make an appointment with your doctor, who’s actually a computer that assesses you and writes a prescription for flu medication. You take the prescription to your pharmacist, also a computer that quickly...