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Craig Johnston
How SA's electronics industry can stay current

The global marketplace is dominated by constant innovations in technology, business processes, and business management systems...

By Craig Johnston 1 hour ago

14-18 May 2018 is Business Continuity Awareness Week
14-18 May 2018 is Business Continuity Awareness Week

The annual Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW), taking place from 14 to 18 May 2018, is a global event facilitated by the Business Continuity Institute to raise awareness of the latest trends in business continuity...

19 Apr 2018

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VW to set up software development centre in Lisbon

Volkswagen Group is creating a software development centre for Volkswagen Group IT and Mand Truck and Bus AG in Lisbon, Portugal...

18 Apr 2018

Boris Dzhingarov
DevOps growth and the effect on software testing

Software testing is undergoing much change due to DevOps growth. How is this being done, and how do technology companies keep up?...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 18 Apr 2018

This is how AI will change the way you drive
This is how AI will change the way you drive

While there have been some recent setbacks (and there will doubtless be more) it appears that, with the massive investments in R&D, driverless cars will one day become a reality...

By Sherry Zameer 18 Apr 2018

Does iOS 11.3 target third-party screens?
Does iOS 11.3 target third-party screens?

South African mobile repairs company, WeFix, counters claims that the latest iOS update (iOS 11.3) breaks screens not repaired by Apple...

18 Apr 2018

Innovo Networks launches 'business in a box'
Innovo Networks launches 'business in a box'

Cape Town-based ICT provider, Innovo Networks, has launched a 'business in a box' product toolkit (#Bizzbox) for small businesses...

17 Apr 2018

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Developing next-gen hospitality solutions

A group of hoteliers and hospitality consultants decided to create a system of standards that worked together and had new functionality that would be adopted by the industry - 'next-generation solutions', they call it...

16 Apr 2018

IT Leaders Africa Summit to focus on the evolution of the CIO
IT Leaders Africa Summit to focus on the evolution of the CIO

The ninth Annual IT Leaders Africa Summit, which is taking place from 9-10 May 2018 in Cape Town, will zoom in on the evolution of the African CIO...

16 Apr 2018

How devices can improve business travel
How devices can improve business travel

Technology has made business communication and business travel easier than ever, but it's still possible to have a minor disaster involving your indispensable devices...

By Dawn Weir 16 Apr 2018

SA embracing hackathons but are local companies capitalising?
SA embracing hackathons but are local companies capitalising?

It is expected that the internet of things (IoT) connections, such as smart cars, smart cities and connected health devices, will more than double in five years...

12 Apr 2018

20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa
20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa

With the Seedstars World Summit taking place on Thursday, 12 April 2018, the organisers have announced the final 65 finalists that will get the chance to pitch their ideas on the global stage. 20 out of the 65 finalists are from Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 11 Apr 2018

Instagram breaks third-party apps, services by throttling its API call limit
Instagram breaks third-party apps, services by throttling its API call limit

In what seems to be a knee-jerk reaction to its parent company's recent leaky-data woes, Instagram has restricted third-party developers from accessing its data pool...

By Andy Walker 5 Apr 2018

Google Chrome extensions will no longer mine crypto using your PC
Google Chrome extensions will no longer mine crypto using your PC

In case you had no idea, before April Fools Day, Google allowed developers of Chrome browser extensions to mine cryptocurrency using your computer's resources...

By Andy Walker 5 Apr 2018

Tech success for original equipment manufacturers
Tech success for original equipment manufacturers

Earlier this quarter, Tracker Connect was named the SA Qlik Master Reseller OEM Partner of the Year for 2017...

Issued by Perfect Word 29 Mar 2018

How to start a business with a smartphone and no seed capital
How to start a business with a smartphone and no seed capital

The smartphone has perhaps become one of the greatest gifts to an entrepreneur looking to launch a business on little to no seed capital...

By Jesse Weinberg 29 Mar 2018

Impact of VAT increase on point-of-sale developers
Impact of VAT increase on point-of-sale developers

A lot has been written about the impact of the looming VAT increase on the ordinary South African, but not so much on how this will affect technology vendors, particularly point-of-sale developers...

27 Mar 2018

SA website testing startup Passmarked launched in open beta
SA website testing startup Passmarked launched in open beta

South African startup Passmarked, which offers website owners, users and developers a single and transparent platform to test how well a website works, has come out of open beta and is now ready for tests and collaboration from the global internet community...

By Tom Jackson 27 Mar 2018

Siemens and Alstom couple train units
Siemens and Alstom couple train units

PARIS, France - The maker of France's iconic TGV trains Alstom and German industrial leader Siemens have signed an agreement on creating a global leader in the rail industry...

26 Mar 2018

Five innovations that have shaped business intelligence
Five innovations that have shaped business intelligence

There are five noteworthy innovations that have significantly shaped the current era of business intelligence (BI)...

By Gustav Piater 26 Mar 2018

LaunchLab invites entrepreneurs to pitch startup ideas
LaunchLab invites entrepreneurs to pitch startup ideas

The Stellenbosch University LaunchLab is inviting entrepreneurs to pitch their startup business ideas in multiple industries and stand the chance to win incubation support to the value of R50,000...

23 Mar 2018

Africa CEO Forum.
Showcasing African startups and leadership

For the sixth consecutive year, the Africa CEO Forum will honour the economic performance of leaders, companies and investors in Africa...

22 Mar 2018

Jaguar Land Rover recruiting software engineers of the future
Jaguar Land Rover recruiting software engineers of the future

Jaguar Land Rover will be fast-tracking applications for undergraduate and postgraduate placements for computer science, electronics, or software engineering students to work on its autonomous, connected, electrified, and shared (Aces) strategy...

22 Mar 2018

The benefits and risks of BYOD
The benefits and risks of BYOD

The trend of BYOD (bring your own device) is not going away. This is according to Arbor Network's territory manager for sub-Saharan Africa, Bryan Hamman, who says the rise of BYOD has been attributed to many factors...

20 Mar 2018

It's a Wize move with Pula Capital
It's a Wize move with Pula Capital

Innovative B-BBEE investment firm Pula Capital (the investment arm of LRMG) has acquired a majority stake in business improvement consulting company BizWize Consulting (BizWize)...

Issued by Pula Capital Partners 19 Mar 2018

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

16 Mar 2018

Digital consumers + seamless engagement = an epic experience
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 16 Mar 2018

Financially needy Vaal University students to receive bursaries in IT
Financially needy Vaal University students to receive bursaries in IT

Liquid Telecom South Africa and Vaal University of Technology have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see more students accessing bursaries in the field of information technology...

13 Mar 2018

Applications open for Top Tech Tools for Women in Business
Applications open for Top Tech Tools for Women in Business

The ten-week 2018 Top Tech Tools for Women in Business course, hosted by the Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative, in partnership with the City of Cape Town, will kick off on 4 April 2018...

12 Mar 2018

Samsung introduces AR emoji
Samsung introduces AR emoji

Samsung has introduced an AR emoji, allowing users to create an accurate computer-generated image of themselves (avatars) that can express real-time emotion...

9 Mar 2018

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