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From registry books to AI: The evolution of tech in the hospitality industry
From registry books to AI: The evolution of tech in the hospitality industry

Technology in the hospitality space has come a long way since the 1950s. Looking forward, it is important to appreciate the development that the hospitality industry previously underwent and what future innovations may hold...

19 Jan 2018

ACSA and Tshimologong design security challenge call for entry
ACSA and Tshimologong design security challenge call for entry

Maths geniuses, mad scientists, engineering wizards, IT wonderkids and tech boffins - ACSA needs your skills...

18 Jan 2018

New Truecaller feature allows backup on Google Drive
New Truecaller feature allows backup on Google Drive

More than 250-million people around the world are using apps to see caller IDs and know who's calling, even if the number is not stored in their phonebook...

18 Jan 2018

Andy Hedley, GM Southern Africa, Amadeus
#BizTrends2018: Airlines in the digital realm - putting data in the driving seat

Airlines have never had such access to the brains and feelings of their customers as they do today. By leveraging this data, airlines will be able to start experimenting with creative and fun new tools...

By Andy Hedley 10 Jan 2018

Keeping your data clean
Keeping your data clean

We've all been there: trying to add someone's contact details to your phone only to see that the SIM or the phone memory is full...

By Llewellyn le Hané 9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: The car of just before tomorrow
#BizTrends2018: The car of just before tomorrow

The car of tomorrow will be self-driving, will all but eliminate accidents, and will transform roads, cities and working lives. But that is a tomorrow that is still a decade or more away...

By Arthur Goldstuck 8 Jan 2018

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BlackBerry, Baidu announce autonomous vehicle partnership

Canadian telecommunications software company BlackBerry and China's web giant Baidu have announced a partnership for autonomous and connected vehicles...

4 Jan 2018

Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 3 released
Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 3 released

The new Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 3 is said to be the biggest release in the company's ten-year history and provides centralised data management for virtual, physical, and multi-cloud workloads...

2 Jan 2018

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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'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

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Q&A: African entrepreneurs should realise value of USSD

Entrepreneurs across Africa are rolling out apps catering to every aspect of life, and no self-respecting tech startup doesn't have a responsive website - right?

By Gabriella Mulligan 22 Dec 2017

Gambian startup Farm Fresh targets regional expansion
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
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

Still using BBM? You can now request an Uber via platform
Still using BBM? You can now request an Uber via platform

BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) has seen far better days in emerging markets, as WhatsApp usurps it as the favoured instant messaging platform...

By Hadlee Simons 20 Dec 2017

Blockchain Food Safety Alliance formed to enhance supply chain transparency
Blockchain Food Safety Alliance formed to enhance supply chain transparency

Walmart, JD.com, IBM and Tsinghua University National Engineering Laboratory for E-Commerce Technologies have formed a Blockchain Food Safety Alliance...

19 Dec 2017

The evolution of gaming
The evolution of gaming

From the teen-targeted arcade games of old and the 'tink-tink' of home consoles to a highly technical and complex industry, gaming is evolving almost daily...

19 Dec 2017

Hardware tech companies embrace software as primary business model
Hardware tech companies embrace software as primary business model

After surveying 300 business decision-makers in device manufacturing firms across five major global markets, Gemalto has revealed that the device manufacturing industry is embracing software over hardware as its primary business model...

18 Dec 2017

BCX, CiTi join forces to catalyse digital skills
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
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
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

GDPR: What it means for data management
GDPR: What it means for data management

On 25 May 2018, South African companies with an EU customer base must comply with new rules and legislation concerning the collection, storage, and processing of personal information also known as the General Data Protection Regulation...

By Kerry Hope 14 Dec 2017

SA students head to Germany for supercomputing competition
SA students head to Germany for supercomputing competition

Students from various universities will be representing South Africa at the International Student Cluster Competition hosted at the 2018 International Supercomputing Conference in Germany next year...

14 Dec 2017

57 million riders, drivers affected by Uber breach
57 million riders, drivers affected by Uber breach

Global transportation technology company Uber Technologies has admitted it suffered a breach that saw hackers stealing the personal information of approximately 57 million customers and drivers...

By Simon Campbell-Young 13 Dec 2017

The Volvo Ocean Race - a media machine
The Volvo Ocean Race - a media machine

We attended to the Volvo Ocean 65 Practice Race, the in-port manoeuvres designed to give participants of the The Volvo Ocean Race a practice run...

By Terry Levin 12 Dec 2017

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Prioritising effective EAM software solutions for customer satisfaction in the hospitality industry

Collectively, industries across the globe are turning to technological innovation to achieve service excellence - no less the hospitality industry...

11 Dec 2017

Chief Digital Officer Africa 2018
Chief Digital Officer Africa 2018

The Chief Digital Officer Africa conference is the region's only meeting place for Chief Digital Officers and digital professionals who are enthusiastically navigating the digital transformation journey within their organisations...

Issued by Corinium Global Intelligence 8 Dec 2017

Amazon brings Alexa from the home to the office in a new AI push
Amazon brings Alexa from the home to the office in a new AI push

Amazon has announced that it is bringing its Alexa digital assistant to the workplace, expanding artificial intelligence efforts that have gained traction in the home market...

4 Dec 2017

BCX, GE co-creates Digital Farm solution tailored for SA and African agriculture
BCX, GE co-creates Digital Farm solution tailored for SA and African agriculture

BCX and GE have developed an integrated agri-tech solution tailored for South African and African agricultural needs...

1 Dec 2017

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Speakers announced for Africa Tech Summit Kigali 2018

The first 25 speakers from leading tech companies across Africa have been announced for the upcoming Africa Tech Summit Kigali...

By Tom Jackson 27 Nov 2017

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