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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...

1 day ago

SMME Incubation Centre launches in Mitchells Plain
SMME Incubation Centre launches in Mitchells Plain

Silulo Ulutho Technologies, in partnership with Vodacom Business, launched the Silulo Business Incubation Centre in Mitchells Plain on Friday, 13 April 2018...

3 days ago

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...

3 days ago

Smart cities in Africa? It's not just about ICT
Smart cities in Africa? It's not just about ICT

As mass urbanisation continues across Africa, putting in place the fundamental infrastructure needed to build smart cities has never been more important...

By Eckart Zollner 13 Apr 2018

Three reasons BYOD dominates in tourism
Three reasons BYOD dominates in tourism

'Bring your own device' is frowned upon in many professional sectors, with legitimate fears around data security. Hospitality-based businesses, however, should not ignore the fact that their market is dedicated to a culture of BYOD...

By Wynand Smit 12 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

USAID seeks solutions to help women access tech
USAID seeks solutions to help women access tech

USAID has opened applications for the WomenConnect Challenge, seeking global solutions that meaningfully change the ways women and girls access and use technology...

By Tom Jackson 28 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

New competition launches to improve ease, enjoyment of African air travel
New competition launches to improve ease, enjoyment of African air travel

An innovation competition addressing the question 'What information, tools or technology will first-time air travellers in Africa need to make their journeys easy, successful and enjoyable?' has been launched by the UK-based SITA Air Transport Community Foundation, in conjunction with Wits University and the Tshimologong Precinct...

22 Mar 2018

Telegram must give FSB encryption keys: Russian court
Telegram must give FSB encryption keys: Russian court

Russia's Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled the popular Telegram messenger app must provide the country's security services with encryption keys to read users' messaging data, agencies reported...

22 Mar 2018

Travelstart optimises digital customer landscape with relaunch of internal travel consultancy
Travelstart optimises digital customer landscape with relaunch of internal travel consultancy

"Travelstart Live is a new channel to engage customers where our digital platforms do not fit their shopping behaviour."

13 Mar 2018

It's official: Spotify is now live in South Africa [Update]
It's official: Spotify is now live in South Africa [Update]

The streaming music world's worst kept secret is finally confirmed to be true: Spotify will today launch in South Africa, the company's representatives confirmed in an email to Memeburn...

By Andy Walker 13 Mar 2018

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MTN to revisit financial services in SA

After pulling the plug on its mobile money business in SA in 2016, MTN wanted to have another crack at financial services in its home market, CEO Rob Shuter said on Thursday, 8 March...

By Nick Hedley 12 Mar 2018

EOH ties disparate workforce together with Igloo
EOH ties disparate workforce together with Igloo

EOH has partnered with Igloo to bring to South Africa simple, yet sophisticated tools to manage employee collaboration, communication and knowledge...

Issued by EOH Coastal 8 Mar 2018

Dimension Data ex-CEO Brett Dawson joins board of Ubusha Technology
Dimension Data ex-CEO Brett Dawson joins board of Ubusha Technology

Less than two years after handing over the reins at Dimension Data, Brett Dawson is joining the board of Ubusha Technology, an African ICT company that offers cyber security, identity governance and access management solutions to the private and public sectors...

Issued by Ubusha Technology 21 Feb 2018

Africa Tech Summit kicks off in Kigali
Africa Tech Summit kicks off in Kigali

The Africa Tech Summit kicked off in Kigali, Rwanda, yesterday, 14 February 2018, bringing together over 250 delegates to discuss key opportunities and challenges emerging across the continent's tech space...

By Gabriella Mulligan 15 Feb 2018

GConnect gets new management
GConnect gets new management

Exmile Technologies has purchased the going concern of WirelessG (which was under business rescue since August 2015), based on a revised and approved business rescue plan, from the creditors of WirelessG...

14 Feb 2018

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Evidence patchy on value of mobile apps for farmers

A review of research on how information services based on mobile phone technology can improve the lives of farmers has found only patchy evidence of success.

By Inga Vesper 8 Feb 2018

City's digital technology 'request for ideas' closes 16 February
City's digital technology 'request for ideas' closes 16 February

The City of Cape Town's call for submissions on how it can make use of digital technology and data to enhance its performance and enable residents and businesses to engage more actively with the city, closes on 16 February 2018...

1 Feb 2018

Samsung introduces mobile service vans
Samsung introduces mobile service vans

Samsung has introduced mobile service vans which will repair specific Samsung mobile devices at customers' homes or offices...

31 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

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

How a local AI system is revolutionising the service world
How a local AI system is revolutionising the service world

Much hype has been created around the future role AI will play in customer services, but South Africa is already producing world-leading tech to revolutionise the service world as we know it...

By Alan Turnley-Jones 19 Dec 2017

AWS launches AWS Direct Connect in SA
AWS launches AWS Direct Connect in SA

Amazon Web Services has announced the launch of AWS Direct Connect in South Africa. This is the first time that the Amazon network has come to Africa...

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

Telecoms bill spooks sector with its proposal
Telecoms bill spooks sector with its proposal

The contentious Electronic Communications Amendment Bill will encourage competition in the telecommunications market by giving hundreds of licensed entities access to radio waves, the government argues...

By Nick Hedley 11 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

Partnership to bring digital learning cloud to public schools
Partnership to bring digital learning cloud to public schools

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) in partnership with The Training Room Online (TTRO) will be rolling out digital learning into the public school sector of South Africa in the form of the DBE Cloud...

4 Dec 2017

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