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A little less conversation, a little more action

Why an integrated data platform is the key to aligning marketing, sales and service...

By Michael Bornheim 2 hours ago

Africa's food security challenges driving technological innovation
Africa's food security challenges driving technological innovation

"Smart farming solutions will become the cornerstone of global food production over the next decade."

20 Mar 2017

Using data to streamline the supply chain
Using data to streamline the supply chain

Companies invest in many systems to power the supply chain: warehouse management systems, transportation management systems, ERP platforms....

By Kerry Hope 16 Mar 2017

Microsoft Teams now available to Office 365 users
Microsoft Teams now available to Office 365 users

Microsoft has rolled out Microsoft Teams, the company's new chat-based workspace in Office 365. The new tool for team collaboration is now available to Office 365 business customers...

16 Mar 2017

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#IABDigitalSummit2017: Digital debrief with John Sanei

IAB Digital Summit speaker and trend specialist or ‘trenovator' John Sanei shares a peek into the world of gamification…

By Leigh Andrews 15 Mar 2017

DSE 2017 promises newest hardware, software, distribution tech
DSE 2017 promises newest hardware, software, distribution tech

ATLANTA: Digital Signage Expo (DSE), an international trade show and educational conference dedicated to digital displays, interactive technology...

14 Mar 2017

DevConf 2017 highlights top coding challenges
DevConf 2017 highlights top coding challenges

‘Check your privilege' when coding, or your systems could have negative impacts on billions of people, warned Terri Burns, associate product manager at Twitter...

14 Mar 2017

The workplace is transforming, is your workforce future-ready?
The workplace is transforming, is your workforce future-ready?

In the first session of the workforce transformation breakout session at the Dell EMC Forum, Chris Buchanan, director of Client Solutions at Dell EMC covered the topic of the future-ready workforce...

By Ilse van den Berg 13 Mar 2017

rAge Cape Town cancels 2017 event
rAge Cape Town cancels 2017 event

The organisers of gaming expo rAge have announced that the show's Cape Town leg has been cancelled...

13 Mar 2017

The six rules of digital disruption
The six rules of digital disruption

In his keynote address at the Dell EMC Forum on Thursday, 9 March 2017, Nigel Moulton focussed on transforming for the future...

By Ilse van den Berg 10 Mar 2017

WhereIsMyTransport mapping minibus-taxis across Cape Town
WhereIsMyTransport mapping minibus-taxis across Cape Town

Private company, WhereIsMyTransport, has mapped the 657 minibus-taxi routes, covering a distance of approximately 8870km across Cape Town...

8 Mar 2017

MyBroadband launches its premier business IT magazine
MyBroadband launches its premier business IT magazine

MyBroadband has launched the first edition of the MyBroadband Magazine, which aims to be the premium business IT print publication in South Africa...

Issued by MyBroadband 8 Mar 2017

Red Hat 2017 Women in Open Source Awards finalists
Red Hat 2017 Women in Open Source Awards finalists

The 2017 Women in Open Source Awards seek to honour women who make important contributions to open source projects and communities. Voting closes today, 6 March 2017...

6 Mar 2017

Microsoft appoints new president for MEA region
Microsoft appoints new president for MEA region

Samer Abu Ltaif has been appointed as Microsoft president, Middle East and Africa (MEA)...

2 Mar 2017

HomingPin homing in on travellers' lost stuff
HomingPin homing in on travellers' lost stuff

Around 20 million bags are mislaid at airports yearly and thousands of mobile phones left behind in taxis. HomingPIN offers an innovative solution to this global problem with the HomingPIN tag...

2 Mar 2017

#DesignMonth: Technology changing the lives of newborns
#DesignMonth: Technology changing the lives of newborns

I recently attended an event at Groote Schuur Hospital to celebrate the fantastic patient management solution T-Systems and the Wayde Dreamer Foundation have designed...

By Ilse van den Berg 24 Feb 2017

Lufthansa partners with third-party digital channels for ticket sales
Lufthansa partners with third-party digital channels for ticket sales

Online event agents that want to spare their clients unnecessary effort of booking tickets are now able to offer suitable Lufthansa flights directly from their websites or apps in combination with the event tickets.

23 Feb 2017

Visa flexibility would boost SA outsource potential
Visa flexibility would boost SA outsource potential

South Africa's hopes of serving as a global outsource destination to drive foreign investment are achievable according to DigiOutsource, a global enterprise based in Cape Town and serving international gaming clients...

22 Feb 2017

Value added services made easy for South African retailers
Value added services made easy for South African retailers

A Cape Town-based fintech business, Electrum, is providing retailers and banks with the technology platform that they need to connect their systems to VAS providers...

22 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: Chatting molluscs and mobile gaming with Thoopid
#DesignMonth: Chatting molluscs and mobile gaming with Thoopid

In 2013 a cheeky garden mollusc on a quest for the perfect shell captured the hearts of mobile gamers young and old. His name was Snailboy...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Feb 2017

Dangerous new app masquerading as Flash Player update
Dangerous new app masquerading as Flash Player update

ESET researchers discovered a dangerous new app targeting Android devices is capable of downloading and executing additional malware...

15 Feb 2017

Putting customers first
Putting customers first

Business has always been built around the customer, and recent developments are forcing companies to examine their business processes...

By Wynand Smit 14 Feb 2017

Britain will be 'just fine' post-Brexit: Apple CEO
Britain will be 'just fine' post-Brexit: Apple CEO

Britain will be "just fine" after it leaves the European Union, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook said in an interview broadcast on Friday...

13 Feb 2017

How the Top 20 SaaS companies deal with angry Twitter users
How the Top 20 SaaS companies deal with angry Twitter users

Twitter is public, unfiltered, uncensored, and often an aggressive place. It can be harsh for software companies to combat the constant influx of negativity...

By Benjamin Brandall 9 Feb 2017

IBM launches free online learning platform in Africa
IBM launches free online learning platform in Africa

IBM has launched its $70 million (approximately R945 million) digital education initiative, “IBM Digital - Nation Africa”, aimed at building much-needed digital, cloud, and cognitive IT skills on the continent...

8 Feb 2017

BlackBerry AtHoc updates crisis communication platform
BlackBerry AtHoc updates crisis communication platform

BlackBerry Secure is now able to help organisations protect personnel during a crisis without language becoming a barrier when response time is critical...

6 Feb 2017

TPConnects to launch IATA NDC based travel search website for Middle East and Africa
TPConnects to launch IATA NDC based travel search website for Middle East and Africa

TPConnects will be launching ihlah.com, a travel search website accompanied by top-ranked mobile apps for travellers living in the Middle East and Africa region, by the second quarter of 2017...

1 Feb 2017

Acknowledging the value of soft skills in the IT sector
Acknowledging the value of soft skills in the IT sector

Understanding the essential need, and creating an enabling environment, for so-called ‘soft skills' such as marketing, communications and client...

31 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Reimagine work, redefine productivity
#BizTrends2017: Reimagine work, redefine productivity

We are in the midst of a technological revolution, and it's not only blurring the lines between the physical and digital spheres but between how we live and work...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Jan 2017

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