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#GartnerSYM: A lesson in disaster recovery
#GartnerSYM: A lesson in disaster recovery

The who's who in IT leadership filled the Cape Town International Convention Centre this week for this year's much anticipated Gartner Symposium/ITxpo...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 14 hours ago

Icasa sale 'limits competition'
Icasa sale 'limits competition'

The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) will know by Friday whether it may go ahead with its plan to auction rare high-speed broadband...

By Franny Rabkin 9 hours ago

- Metrocable, Medellín, Colombia
#InnovationMonth: Technology's crucial role in developing economic transport hubs

With innovations like high-speed connectivity, sensors, big data, geolocation and mobile services, transit routes can become the connective tissue that creates stronger communities and...

By Harry van Huyssteen 14 hours ago

Can Africa's mobile money revolution reduce poverty?
Can Africa's mobile money revolution reduce poverty?

When farmer Isaac Tondo fell on lean times in Liberia's long rainy season, his brother in the capital sent 8,000 Liberian dollars (US$87) to his Lonestar mobile money account, ensuring his children's school fees would still be paid...

15 hours ago

#GartnerSYM: Aspiring African innovators to watch
#GartnerSYM: Aspiring African innovators to watch

The Gartner Aspiring Innovators programme has for a second year identified early-stage tech startups from the African continent...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

Visa Checkout takes on more than 100 merchants
Visa Checkout takes on more than 100 merchants

More than 100 merchants are among the first wave of South African online retailers to use Visa Checkout, including Aramex Global Shopper, Discovery, Emirates Airline, TicketPro, WebTickets and Yuppiechef...

2 days ago

#GartnerSYM: Turning digital threat into opportunity
#GartnerSYM: Turning digital threat into opportunity

Digital transformation... not just a business buzzword, but a modern business reality...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

#InnovationMonth: SA's matchmaking app for the freelance economy
#InnovationMonth: SA's matchmaking app for the freelance economy

For many, the office-based, 9am to 5pm corporate workplace has lost its lustre, resulting in a move towards freelance or project work...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

Consumer pressure mounts over data fees
Consumer pressure mounts over data fees

Pressure is mounting on mobile network operators to lower data costs as the regulator vows to protect consumers...

By Thabiso Mochiko 3 days ago

Digital transformation: the CIO experience
Digital transformation: the CIO experience

With technology constantly evolving, your next disrupter or partner could be right around the corner. CIOs need to perceive opportunities...

23 Sep 2016

Mobile will be the TV of the future
Mobile will be the TV of the future

According to Discover Digital, a digital entertainment and video on demand (VOD) services company, traditional broadcasting is changing as more consumers turn to mobile...

23 Sep 2016

Overall Winner, Takealot
PriceCheck Tech & E-Commerce Awards winners announced

South African comparison website PriceCheck hosted its inaugural Tech & E-Commerce Awards on Thursday, 23 September 2016...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 Sep 2016

- Photo: The New Times
Big Data and Africa's Green Revolution

I believe that if Africa can have a Green Revolution, central to it will be a data revolution....

By Debisi Araba 21 Sep 2016

What the loss of Falcon 9 and Amos-6 means for African connectivity
What the loss of Falcon 9 and Amos-6 means for African connectivity

On 1 September 2016, international space exploration company SpaceX suffered a failure during the static test fire of the Falcon 9 rocket...

By Dr Dawie de Wet 21 Sep 2016

Big Data to spur more efficient, more reliable public transport
Big Data to spur more efficient, more reliable public transport

South Africa is battling some unique challenges in the field of public transport: the legacies of historical urban planning programmes, complex inter-relationships of formal and informal travel systems...

By Harry van Huyssteen 21 Sep 2016

MTN withdraws mobile money service in SA
MTN withdraws mobile money service in SA

MTN has pulled the plug on its mobile money service because of the "lack of commercial viability", it said on Thursday. This comes four months...

19 Sep 2016

Consumers ditch brand loyalty, the need to impress in favour of value for money, functionality
Consumers ditch brand loyalty, the need to impress in favour of value for money, functionality

Instead of gaining insight into consumer sentiment via door-to-door visits, lengthy paper surveys and tedious questionnaires, thanks to the digital era, it's now as simple as analysing what consumers are searching for online...

16 Sep 2016

New MTN Business programme to strengthen partner ecosystem
New MTN Business programme to strengthen partner ecosystem

MTN Business has launched a programme that aims to strengthen relations within its partner ecosysem. The new partnership programme will step up...

16 Sep 2016

Global public cloud services market to grow 17% in 2016
Global public cloud services market to grow 17% in 2016

The worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 17.2% in 2016 to total $208.6 billion, up from $178 billion in 2015, according to Gartner, Inc...

15 Sep 2016

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Opportunities abound for big data in the call centre

The call centre industry is once again undergoing a seismic shift thanks to the evolution of technology - specifically, that of the cloud and big data...

By Andre le Roux 14 Sep 2016

'War room' aims to speed up SA Connect broadband plan
'War room' aims to speed up SA Connect broadband plan

The Cabinet has approved the establishment of a 'broadband war room' to accelerate the implementation of the SA Connect strategy...

By Linda Ensor 14 Sep 2016

New Boeing satellite to expand broadband services in Africa
New Boeing satellite to expand broadband services in Africa

Boeing will build a 702 satellite, called GiSAT, with a new digital payload offering twice the capacity of previous digital payload designs...

13 Sep 2016

Core business applications for the true digital enterprise
Core business applications for the true digital enterprise

As digitalisation continues to entrench itself as an imperative strategic direction, it's important that organisations understand...

13 Sep 2016

SweepSouth founders: Aisha Pandor and Alen Ribic
SweepSouth launches mobile app

South African on-demand home cleaning service, SweepSouth, has expanded on its successful web-based platform with the launch of a mobile app...

13 Sep 2016

Seven habits of effective IT service management
Seven habits of effective IT service management

IT service management (ITSM) comprises a series of habitual behaviours and tasks. There is little to ITSM that is once off...

By Edward Carbutt 13 Sep 2016

City of Joburg supports the rise of 'Silicon Braamfontein'
City of Joburg supports the rise of 'Silicon Braamfontein'

Newly appointed MMC for Economic Development, Councillor Sharon Peetz has confirmed that economic growth and entrepreneurship will be a core focus...

8 Sep 2016

Customer experience and ratings - a two-way street
Customer experience and ratings - a two-way street

Customer experience management has traditionally been about customers being able to rate a business based on their interaction...

By Bruce von Maltitz 8 Sep 2016

Dell-EMC merger forms largest privately-controlled tech company
Dell-EMC merger forms largest privately-controlled tech company

Dell has completed its $67 billion acquisition of EMC Corporation, which goes down as the largest merger in tech history...

8 Sep 2016

Network video surveillance and analytics - a smarter, safer future
Network video surveillance and analytics - a smarter, safer future

From toddlers completely au fait with mobile devices, through to 24/7 365 online shopping or access to real-time and dynamic financial services...

7 Sep 2016

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