ICT Trends 2018

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ACSA and Tshimologong design security challenge call for entry

Maths geniuses, mad scientists, engineering wizards, IT wonderkids and tech boffins - ACSA needs your skills...

18 hours ago

New Truecaller feature allows backup on Google Drive

More than 250-million people around the world are using apps to see caller IDs and know who's calling, even if the number is not stored in their phonebook...

22 hours ago

#BizTrends2018: Airlines in the digital realm - putting data in the driving seat

Airlines have never had such access to the brains and feelings of their customers as they do today. By leveraging this data, airlines will be able to start experimenting with creative and fun new tools...

By Andy Hedley 10 Jan 2018

Keeping your data clean

We've all been there: trying to add someone's contact details to your phone only to see that the SIM or the phone memory is full...

By Llewellyn le Hané 9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: The car of just before tomorrow

The car of tomorrow will be self-driving, will all but eliminate accidents, and will transform roads, cities and working lives. But that is a tomorrow that is still a decade or more away...

By Arthur Goldstuck 8 Jan 2018

BlackBerry, Baidu announce autonomous vehicle partnership

Canadian telecommunications software company BlackBerry and China's web giant Baidu have announced a partnership for autonomous and connected vehicles...

4 Jan 2018

Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 3 released

The new Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 3 is said to be the biggest release in the company's ten-year history and provides centralised data management for virtual, physical, and multi-cloud workloads...

2 Jan 2018

Apple cracks down on lootboxes, devs now have to disclose details

Lootboxes have become one of the most contentious issues in the gaming industry in recent times, as everything from PC and console titles to smartphone games offer the feature...

By Hadlee Simons 27 Dec 2017

Audi's Safety Code allows any website to help save lives

Audi Sweden has developed a solution for distracted drivers who cause thousands of accidents each year. Instead of asking drivers to stop using their phones or block the use of them while in the car, it is asking the world's website hosts to help...

27 Dec 2017

Q&A: African entrepreneurs should realise value of USSD

Entrepreneurs across Africa are rolling out apps catering to every aspect of life, and no self-respecting tech startup doesn't have a responsive website - right?

By Gabriella Mulligan 22 Dec 2017

Gambian startup Farm Fresh targets regional expansion

Gambian startup Farm Fresh is targeting expansion into other West African markets after being chosen to take part in the Make-IT accelerator programme run by the Lagos-based Co-Creation Hub (CcHub)...

By Tom Jackson 21 Dec 2017

DevConf 2018 promises top speaker lineup

The third annual DevConf, to be staged in both Johannesburg and Cape Town next year, will feature internationally and locally renowned speakers such as keynote David Hussman, Amy 'Codes' Chen, Chris Nwamba and more...

21 Dec 2017

Still using BBM? You can now request an Uber via platform

BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) has seen far better days in emerging markets, as WhatsApp usurps it as the favoured instant messaging platform...

By Hadlee Simons 20 Dec 2017

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International

What natural language processing is and why business intelligence will never be the same

Natural language at its most basic means the ability for a computer to parse through English writing (it can be other languages too) and reach an understanding of what is being discussed. While companies don't have the time to read everything that people say online - even on their own websites at times - using natural language processing, businesses can gain useful insights using computing power, not human effort.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 1 day ago

Forget the self-driving car, meet the self-driving suitcase

LAS VEGAS, USA - Self-driving cars may take a while to arrive, but the self-driving suitcase is here now.

12 Jan 2018

Disruptive innovation in the hospitality industry? What disruptive innovation?

The hotel room of the future is likely to be a combination of the high-tech and high-touch. EHL's YU Virtual video highlights the former, with virtual reality creating the ambience we want in our hotel room.

By Stuart Pallister 3 Jan 2018

Buying top quality IT equipment prevents unexpected expenses

Whether your company is large or small, your network is the backbone of your operation. It's how you stay connected to each other, your vendors, and your customers.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 29 Dec 2017

Blockchain Food Safety Alliance formed to enhance supply chain transparency

CHINA - In an effort to achieve greater transparency across the food supply chain Walmart, JD.com, IBM and Tsinghua University National Engineering Laboratory for E-Commerce Technologies have formed a Blockchain Food Safety Alliance, which will kick off with a collaboration designed to enhance food tracking, traceability and safety in China.

19 Dec 2017

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