ICT Trends 2016

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IoT implementation requires proper design, deployment and direction

The 3rd Platform and digital transformation (DX) are having profound effects on technology, the enterprise, and business. Every aspect of these areas is affected, and the pace of that change...

By Adib Ghubril

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Connected farms and farmers

Increasing productivity and control over farm operations are only some of the benefits that farmers are reaping as they hook into the Internet of Things world

By Jacques Visser

Observe Safer Internet Day with Facebook tips
Observe Safer Internet Day with Facebook tips

Today, 9 February 2016, is 'Safer Internet Day, which has the theme 'Play Your Part for a Better Internet'...

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Play your part to make internet safer

As the world celebrates Safer Internet Day, Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has urged South Africans to play their part in promoting a safe, responsible and positive online...

BusinessTech hits one million unique monthly visitors - MyBroadband
BusinessTech hits one million unique monthly visitors

BusinessTech has broken through one million unique monthly browsers for the first time, according to the latest statistics released by Effective Measure...

Issued by MyBroadband

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MEC Alan Winde on invested broadband plan

The average Western Cape resident spends more than 20% of their monthly income on connectivity. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities...

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Another Seacom outage hits SA internet connectivity

Undersea broadband cable provider Seacom is experiencing another disruption to its network in Egypt, which is having an impact on South Africa's internet connectivity...

By Gareth van Zyl

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City of Cape Town uses advanced connectivity for 400G metro network trial

ADVA Optical Networking and the City of Cape Town announced that they have successfully transmitted data rates of up to 400Gbit/s across Cape Town's metro transport network...

Impacting the economy one micro job at a time
Impacting the economy one micro job at a time

Revolutionary micro-jobbing platform, M4JAM, provides companies, brands, etc. with real-time data and consumer insights and contributes to the growing data economy...

By Cari Van Wyk

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Broadband a small part of the solution to digital divide

It is evident that telecommunications and connectivity within developed countries is continually gaining impetus, becoming more advanced...

By Eckart Zollner

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Netflix an alternative to expensive TV services

What kind of internet data and streaming capacity is necessary to make use of a service like Netflix - and is it an affordable alternative?

By Greg Wright

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The force of technological change is too strong to ignore

Over the past 50 years, internet technology has rapidly and profoundly changed the way people work, live, play and learn. The power of the internet is allowing African citizens to do more...

By Andy MacDonald

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RIP branch router

The widespread adoption of this hybrid IT infrastructure model will lead to 2016 becoming the year when the branch office ends its relationship with an old friend - the router...

By Wimpie van Rensburg

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2016 Predictions: what South African organisations are saying

Digitisation is an irresistible force that is driving companies to rethink their response to markets and reshape their operations...

By John Tadman

ZA Domains Multi-Reseller Platform Beta announcement - ZA Domains
ZA Domains Multi-Reseller Platform Beta announcement

The Multi-Reseller Beta allows domain registrars and domain resellers to create sub-reseller accounts below their account and provide their resellers with access to a customised web-based control panel...

Issued by ZA Domains

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IDC looks back on 2015

IDC looks back at their top 10 predictions 2015 for Africa to see which their predictions came true and which were off the mark...

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Are we really in the middle of an IT revolution?

The start of 2015 saw some attention-grabbing predictions suggesting major changes were afoot in the IT industry. We looked at some of these predictions under the microscope...

By Dan Matthews and Martin Gunnarsson

The big bang theory for 2016
The big bang theory for 2016

According to Prof Barry Dwolatzky, while the hype around areas such as the IoT, big data, cloud and AI will continue, the theme for the year should be the Internet of Everything...

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Transport of the future takes many shapes at tech show

In the future world of mobility, you might be traveling in a car, on a bike or a personal air transporter - with a range of new possibilities raised by connected technology...

Submarine cable system between Nigeria and Cameroon completed
Submarine cable system between Nigeria and Cameroon completed

The high capacity Nigerian-Cameroon submarine cable system (NCSCS) connecting Lagos in Nigeria and Kribi in Cameroon has been completed...

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Ericsson introduces three IoT solutions for smart homes and cities

Ericsson has revealed three new solutions to equip communication service providers and utility companies to address services and requirements...

SD-WAN: Agile enabler of enterprise movement towards the cloud
SD-WAN: Agile enabler of enterprise movement towards the cloud

Today, businesses are increasingly mixing off-premises assets with existing IT infrastructure. The internet is becoming the backbone of enterprise communications...

By Wimpie van Rensburg

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UJ faculty positions itself to lead the charge on machines that think

A new super science venture, the Institute for Intelligent Systems, is being installed in the University of Johannesburg's faculty of engineering...

By Tom Nevin

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Africa prepares for data revolution

Africa needs to embrace the data revolution - the exponential increase in the volume and types of data available. This creates unprecedented opportunities to inform and transform societies...

By Carlos Lopes

Telkom shifts strategy from babies to Boltspeed
Telkom shifts strategy from babies to Boltspeed

Telkom is changing things up next year by launching its 'Boltspeed' campaign, featuring the world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, to signify that Telkom's fibre broadband is the fastest internet out there...

By Leigh Andrews

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Advantages of wi-fi connectivity in residential developments

Wi-fi connectivity is increasingly being bundled with other valued amenities in residential property developments across South Africa...

By Andile Ngcaba

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Liquid telecom to link Africa to Middle East

Liquid Sea, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liquid Telecom, has started a project to build a new subsea cable linking Africa to the Middle East...

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Facebook brings Internet.org Innovation Challenge to Africa

Facebook is launching the Internet.org Innovation Challenge in Africa, with the aim of recognising developers and entrepreneurs who are using the internet...

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Smartphones will be the centre of IoT ecosystem

The falling prices and shrinking sizes of computer processors and sensors, coupled with a proliferation of mobile connectivity, is spurring the rapid growth of the Internet of Things (IoT)...

By Ernst Wittmann

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