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...

2 days ago

Programmers, animators, designers invited to join Vega Game Jam

Vega Game Jam 2018 is set to put aspiring young game developers to the test. The annual 48-hour Global Game Jam will be taking place from 26-28 January 2018 at Vega's Johannesburg and Cape Town campuses...

9 Jan 2018

Commissions.ng allows Nigerians to launch e-commerce stores

Nigerian startup Commissions.ng is enabling users to start businesses selling products and services in return for commission...

By Tom Jackson 5 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

Automation and skills development - an important duo

ManpowerGroup SA's managing director, Lyndy van den Barselaar, is of the opinion that the automated economy will open up employment opportunities for those with the right skillsets...

25 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

WeThinkCode_ opens Cape Town campus

South African tech-based learning institution WeThinkCode_, which offers free education to the software industry, will open its new Cape Town campus in January 2018...

By Tom Jackson 21 Dec 2017

BCX, CiTi join forces to catalyse digital skills

BCX and CiTi have formed a strategic partnership to catalyse digital skills across South Africa with a R100m investment into the CapaCiTi Skills Development Programme...

15 Dec 2017

GirlCode to launch incubator programme, digital academy in 2018

2018 will see GirlCode expand its annual hackathon and training workshops, as well as launch its Digital Academy, the GirlCoder Club, the GirlCode Accelerator Programme, and the GirlCode Incubator initiative...

15 Dec 2017

How to thrive in the digital era

Forget about digital transformation until you have addressed how you plan to reinvent your business model to address the fundamental and irreversible shift in the way customers make purchasing decisions...

By Marc Gower 14 Dec 2017

CodeX wraps up year with Oracle-orientated hackathon

A four-day hackathon at codeX Coding Academy at the V&A Waterfront, marked the conclusion of this year's coding calendar for codeX's junior software developers...

14 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 3 days 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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