ICT Trends 2018

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Startups can now register company and domain names simultaneously

As a result of a new collaboration between the Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission, the ZA Domain Name Authority, and the ZA Central Registry NPC, it is now possible to register a new company and its equivalent co.za domain name at the same time...

1 day ago

The who, what and why of the Ugandan Knuckles meme

The internet is an odd and confusing place, and the gaming world's latest meme is solid proof of this...

By Andy Walker 2 days ago

MyBroadband reveals MTN has best mobile network in SA

MyBroadband has released its Q4 2017 Mobile Network Quality Report, which shows that MTN has the best network in South Africa...

2 days ago

All websites welcome

The US government's decision to repeal "Net neutrality" rules sparked a consumer backlash around the globe, though experts say Internet users in SA are unlikely to be meaningfully affected...

3 days ago

#BizTrends2018: Gearing up for a world of connected things

Deon Liebenberg, head of IoT at Vodacom, gives his insights on what will happen on the IoT landscape in 2018 and beyond...

By Deon Liebenberg 11 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Diversifying connectivity - key in 2018

One can absolutely not deny the role of fibre in South Africa's economy from both a business and consumer perspective - aiding in bridging South Africa's digital divide and increasing access to high-speed connectivity...

By Riaan Maree 10 Jan 2018

Facebook helps improve internet in Nigeria

In a partnership with internet providers, Facebook has helped improve internet accessibility in Nigeria's economic capital, Lagos...

22 Dec 2017

Part I: What is the internet?

It's hard to imagine the world today with no internet - without it, internet service providers would certainly not exist. Yet, there are still many who don't really understand how it works. Or, more importantly, what the internet really is...

By Jarryd Chatz 22 Dec 2017

This is how global internet speeds changed in 2017

You may not feel it if you're still using ADSL over century-old copper lines in South Africa, but global internet speeds over both fixed broadband and mobile networks have increased in 2017.

By Andy Walker 18 Dec 2017

Free Wi-Fi in Sea Point promenade area

RSAWeb has partnered with the Friends of the Sea Point Pavilion with its FreeWifi project to provide one hour of super-fast, free Wi-Fi to people in the promenade area...

12 Dec 2017

Beware of getting hacked through public Wi-Fi

As much as public Wi-Fi is great for convenience - it's free, saves on mobile data, and is often faster when it comes to downloading - hackers love public Wi-Fi too, and for different reasons...

12 Dec 2017

Tech narrows geographical boundaries

A travel journey begins in the imagination. As the saying goes, it's about the journey, not the destination - and the journey is not simply the distance as the crow flies from one place to another...

By Danny Bryer 5 Dec 2017

The media's role in promoting inclusive growth in Africa

The media is urged to promote a more inclusive narrative for Africa to spur inclusive growth on the continent...

By Amrote Abdella 4 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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