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ALE helps hospitality industry connect with the always-on consumer
ALE helps hospitality industry connect with the always-on consumer

Technological innovation has changed the hospitality industry significantly and continues to do so. We spoke to Ravin Naidu, the regional director South Africa, ALE, to find out how they help establishments into the digital fold...

By Cari Van Wyk 2 days ago

Is your IT department run by the right people?
Is your IT department run by the right people?

Information Technology (IT) is integral to and at the heart of any business, underpinning every department and function within the organisation...

By Edward Carbutt 3 days ago

Nokia and HPE expand collaboration on Enterprise of Things
Nokia and HPE expand collaboration on Enterprise of Things

Nokia and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) have announced a strategic collaboration on Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for enterprise customers...

3 days ago

#EntrepreneurMonth: Dial a Nerd's Colin Thornton gets candid
#EntrepreneurMonth: Dial a Nerd's Colin Thornton gets candid

In 1998, Colin Thornton started Dial a Nerd in the garage of his parents' home, initially fixing the computers of family and friends...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Nov 2016

FAO launches enhanced database for easy access to food and agriculture data
FAO launches enhanced database for easy access to food and agriculture data

FAO has launched a new and revamped FAOSTAT website - the most comprehensive statistical database on food, agriculture, fisheries, forestry, natural resources management and nutrition...

28 Nov 2016

New breed of robots helps firms save costs and improve efficiencies
New breed of robots helps firms save costs and improve efficiencies

South African companies are under pressure on all fronts to reduce costs and improve efficiencies, even as the business landscape undergoes seismic change...

By Ajit Paul 28 Nov 2016

Availability key to profitability over Black Friday, Cyber Monday weekend
Availability key to profitability over Black Friday, Cyber Monday weekend

The increasing popularity of Black Friday and Cyber Monday in South Africa is seeing retailers gearing up for what is expected to be a bumper sales weekend...

By Claude Schuck 25 Nov 2016

Gen X leads on digital transformation - and Millennials reap the rewards
Gen X leads on digital transformation - and Millennials reap the rewards

As more and more businesses go digital to improve their competitiveness...

By Lenore Kerrigan 25 Nov 2016

Don't sabotage South Africa's internet success story
Don't sabotage South Africa's internet success story

A 2011 United Nations report describes the internet as an enabler of human rights, but it does not go so far as to declare internet access a human right...

By Luke Muller 25 Nov 2016

New LTE-A wireless broadband network takes first steps
New LTE-A wireless broadband network takes first steps

WBS has commenced the rollout of its new national LTE-Advanced wireless broadband network. As coverage expands existing iBurst customers...

24 Nov 2016

Global internet access growing, but majority remains unconnected
Global internet access growing, but majority remains unconnected

ITU's flagship annual Measuring the Information Society Report, reports that the world is getting more and more connected...

23 Nov 2016

#BotConAfrica2016: Praekelt launches new multilingual chatbot
#BotConAfrica2016: Praekelt launches new multilingual chatbot

Technology consultant and software developer, Praekelt, has announced that its new chatbot, Feersum Engine, is ready to start talking...

22 Nov 2016

Big Data and the power of cross-industry data sharing
Big Data and the power of cross-industry data sharing

Data is prolific; it's ubiquitous and pertains to virtually every aspect of life and its ability to offer additional value to customers...

By Andries van Staden 22 Nov 2016

US-based Vanu aims to expand internet connectivity in rural Africa
US-based Vanu aims to expand internet connectivity in rural Africa

According to the GSMA 2016 report on Unlocking Rural Coverage, "the internet is the most important enabler of social development and economic growth of our time."...

22 Nov 2016

Third undersea cable system to connect Mauritius to Africa and rest of the world
Third undersea cable system to connect Mauritius to Africa and rest of the world

IOX Cable Ltd, a subsidiary of Indoi Ltd, has signed a memorandum of understanding with SEACOM to build a state of the art undersea cable system...

21 Nov 2016

Lex Van Wyk
Teraco sets sights on 50-megawatt data centre

African colocation data centre provider, Teraco Data Environments, has kicked off construction on a new data centre in River Fields Bredell...

18 Nov 2016

AfricaCom Awards 2016 winners list
AfricaCom Awards 2016 winners list

The winners of this year's AfricaCom Awards were announced yesterday evening at the LookOut in Cape Town...

17 Nov 2016

Domestly adds to its accolades
Domestly adds to its accolades

On-demand cleaning services startup Domestly nabbed the Best Disruptive Innovation Award at this year's AppsAfrica Awards hosted in Cape Town...

17 Nov 2016

Is size innovation's enemy?
Is size innovation's enemy?

Who's more likely to create the next technological tool that will disrupt banking? One of South Africa's big five banks, a garage startup...

By Anton Moulder 17 Nov 2016

5G subscriptions to total half a billion in 2022
5G subscriptions to total half a billion in 2022

The latest Ericsson Mobility Report predicts there to be 550 million 5G subscriptions in 2022. North America will lead the way in uptake of 5G subscriptions...

17 Nov 2016

The high costs of cutting corners
The high costs of cutting corners

The process of upgrading company technology must be aligned with company budgets, whether this is a rolling budgetary inclusion...

By Wynand Smit 16 Nov 2016

#AfricaCom: Africa's tech startup funding landscape in numbers
#AfricaCom: Africa's tech startup funding landscape in numbers

Disrupt Africa, an independent news portal with a keen eye on the African tech startup scene, released its first industry funding report...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Nov 2016

Eliminating IT downtime will keep passengers happy during the summer season
Eliminating IT downtime will keep passengers happy during the summer season

With the South African summer holidays fast approaching, the travel industry is under pressure to ensure always-on access to customers who want to...

15 Nov 2016

The IoT innovation opportunity for SMEs
The IoT innovation opportunity for SMEs

The Internet of Things is not only for big businesses, it will also create a wealth of opportunities for smaller enterprises to transform their business processes...

15 Nov 2016

MTN, Huawei launch smart water metering solution
MTN, Huawei launch smart water metering solution

MTN and Huawei have jointly launched the Smart Water Metering solution, "the first Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) solution in Africa"...

15 Nov 2016

Republica via
BMI-TechKnowledge delves into government ICT spending

How much does government spend on ICT? Is it enough? And is it well spent? We hear much about lack of coordination, shortages of key skills...

15 Nov 2016

Digital change begins with business leadership
Digital change begins with business leadership

Digital transformation is a powerful revolution that needs to happen in order to accelerate business activities, skills and models...

By Saurabh Kumar 14 Nov 2016

ISPA calls on MNOs to enable competition
ISPA calls on MNOs to enable competition

South Africa's mobile network operators should reduce data prices by launching genuine wholesale service offerings...

14 Nov 2016

Why SA's reluctance to use self-service tech is a positive for businesses
Why SA's reluctance to use self-service tech is a positive for businesses

Self-service technology has gone a long way during the last decade. With the advent of social media and smartphones...

By Adam Manuel 14 Nov 2016

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