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Diversification strategies create opportunities for ICT in SA

An increase in affordability of internet and telephony services and the growing adoption of technology business models by companies is attracting investment into SA's ICT industry...

10 hours ago

Why organisations still struggle to digitally transform - report

Veeam commissioned ESG to survey more than 1,000 business professionals and senior decision makers for the sixth annual Veeam Availability Report... [infographic]

1 day ago

You can now enter sporting events through Computicket

Computicket has acquired the startup business, Entry Ninja - an online entry portal used to facilitate entries for South African sporting events...

3 days ago

Alphabet's Verily to embark on health-mapping study

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Alphabet's life sciences unit Verily plans to track people for years, in a quest for insights into staying healthy...

20 Apr 2017

The digital revolution and how to survive it

In the early 1800s, William James Chaplin did something daring. Chaplin was called the ‘Napoleon of Coaching,' due to his overwhelming market share in the UK's horse-drawn coach services...

20 Apr 2017

Banks need to be inquisitive to successfully ride the digital wave

New technology, the demographic shift, unstructured data, digital labour, cyber security and digital identity are the disruptors that customers and banks face today...

20 Apr 2017

Junk status. What it means for SA businesses. And how BI is key to overcoming the challenges.

With South Africa's sovereign credit rating now at junk status or sub-investment grade, life for ordinary South Africans and South African businesses just got a whole lot worse...

By June Daniels, Issued by Praesignis 19 Apr 2017

Customers still like personal interaction in a digital world

A new study from Verint and Opinium Research reveals that customer experience (CX) is considerably more nuanced than many businesses realise and they should focus on both traditional and digital interactions...

17 Apr 2017

Digital clutter makes you vulnerable to security threats

Digital clutter is growing due to an explosion in application usage and advances in the storage capacity of devices. But poor maintenance of these apps is leaving devices vulnerable to security threats...

13 Apr 2017

Africa faces need to improve enterprise infrastructure

At this year's WAN Summit in New York City, Michele McCann, business development manager at Teraco stated that the amount of businesses embracing an online strategy is driving an urgent review of legacy infrastructure...

12 Apr 2017

CDAO Africa brings together the emerging South African data and analytics community

The South African data analytics environment is gaining momentum but companies are still faced with a number of challenges to truly weave data analytics into the fabric of their organisations...

Issued by Corinium 7 Apr 2017

Understanding data science for business value

The world is slowly turning to data for decision making and with the amount of data generated in the technology era, data science has become a hot trend, increasing the demand for data scientists...

By Wikus Combrinck 7 Apr 2017

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International

New FAO satellite tool helps African farmers optimise water productivity

With FAO's new tool, the WaPOR open-access database going live, measuring how efficiently water is used in agriculture, particularly in water-scarce countries, is going high-tech. The new tool taps into satellite data to help farmers achieve reliable agricultural yields and allows for the optimisation of irrigation systems.

24 Apr 2017

Cognifide reports on the Adobe US Summit 2017 in Vegas

In a dazzling splash of lights, big screens and booming sound, Adobe hosted over 12,000 attendees at their 2017 Summit in Las Vegas.

By Jay Smith 21 Apr 2017

Alibaba backs decision to add video games to 'Asia Olympics'

BEIJING, China - Online retail giant Alibaba on Thursday batted down criticism over a decision to add e-sports to the lineup of the 2022 Asia Games in China, responding to scepticism about an event it will play a major role in promoting.

21 Apr 2017

F8: Connectivity, artificial intelligence and more from day two

Day two of F8 2017, saw chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer, director of connectivity programs, Yael Maguire; director of applied machine learning, Joaquin Quiñonero Candela; chief scientist of Oculus research, Michael Abrash; and VP of engineering and building 8 Regina Dugan present their keynote thoughts.

21 Apr 2017

Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets

NEW YORK, US - Apple wants to "one day" end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday.

21 Apr 2017

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