ICT Trends 2018

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Seda NMB ICT Incubator relaunches as Nelson Mandela Bay I-Hub

The Seda NMB ICT Incubator has been relaunched as the Nelson Mandela Bay I-Hub in Kwantu Towers in Govan Mbeki, Port Elizabeth...

2 days ago

Digital consumers + seamless engagement = an epic experience

Over the next five years, digital technologies will dramatically disrupt how consumers will engage with retail brands well into the future...

By Simon Holt 2 days ago

#ECMA2018: Adopt a humanistic approach to AI

Artificial intelligence doesn't have to induce a Hollywood sci-fi dystopian nightmare in which robots take over the world. It may instead offer an exciting opportunity to connect consumers to your brand...

By Maroefah Smith 2 days ago

African tech and telecom sector to thrive in 2018/19

M&A activity in the technology and telecommunication sectors in Africa and the Middle East will more than quadruple in 2018, from 2017...

2 days ago

To achieve more equity in the tech industry, we must reframe diversity

There is a lot of fear among men in the tech industry about speaking out and trying to overcome declining female participation and sexual harassment, according to my ongoing research...

By Patricia Baum Salgado 2 days ago

#BAC2018: Interoperability and Big Sky thinking are needed to take blockchain into the big league

Interoperability is the key to achieving blockchain adoption at scale, even though this creates competition between currencies...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 days ago

Closing the open source skills gap through graduate development

SUSE, Axiz and CTU Training Solutions are launching a joint graduate programme designed to fill the rare open source skills gap that lies within digital and technology sectors...

14 Mar 2018

#BAC2018: Bitcoin is the gateway drug

Bitcoin is just the opening act of blockchain disruption. "It's the gateway drug to the Ethereum blockchain," said Andrew Keys, head of global business development at ConsenSys and co-founder of ConsenSys Capital...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Mar 2018

#BAC2018: How blockchain can unlock emerging markets

Globally 2.2-billion people don't have access to financial services, mostly in the emerging market. By harnessing the best of blockchain, cryptocurrency and tokenisation, these technologies will empower the underbanked and the unbanked, solving the financial inclusion problem and creating a more equal society...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Mar 2018

Urbantech hub KMT House launched in Egypt

Urbantech hub KMT House has opened its doors in Cairo's Maadi district, through the collaboration between Drosos Foundation, District Spaces, and Progrss...

By Tom Jackson 14 Mar 2018

Payment trends in Africa - driven by tech with an African twist

Technology developments will continue to revolutionise payment in both the real and virtual worlds across the globe. As always, though, local conditions will dictate exactly how global trends affect local markets...

By David Noel Lardin 13 Mar 2018

Travelstart optimises digital customer landscape with relaunch of internal travel consultancy

"Travelstart Live is a new channel to engage customers where our digital platforms do not fit their shopping behaviour."

13 Mar 2018

Voice assistants will have to build trust before we're comfortable with them tracking us

We're all used to targeted advertisements on the internet. But the introduction of voice assistants like Apple's Siri and Google Assistant mean that companies are capturing all new kinds of data on us...

By Louise Kelly and Kate Letheren 13 Mar 2018

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Blocking of Broadcom-Qualcomm tie-up highlights 5G security fears

WASHINGTON, US - The unusual move by President Donald Trump blocking a proposed takeover of Qualcomm by Singapore-based chip rival Broadcom highlights growing concerns about the rise of Chinese competitors in the telecom sector and related national security issues.

14 Mar 2018

MTN's ride-hailing app popular in Iran

MTN's ride-hailing app in Iran facilitated about 850,000 trips a day in December, which would rank it among Uber's biggest markets globally, management said recently.

12 Mar 2018

Why car manufacturers need to change their outlook on the future

The world is changing. We are living in a new era and the new age calls for business re-invention, particularly for car manufacturers.

By Morne Bekker 5 Mar 2018

Google Assistant adds more languages in global push

SAN FRANCISCO, US - Google says its digital assistant software would be available in more than 30 languages by the end of the years as it steps up its artificial intelligence efforts against Amazon and others.

26 Feb 2018

New app a digital gateway to Abu Dhabi heritage

The Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) is set to launch a 'one-stop' digital information platform on cultural experiences in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. This initiative will offer personalised content, 360-degree visuals, interactive floor plans, podcasts from culture experts as well as a centralised profiling database across all culture locations and events.

14 Feb 2018

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