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Opportunities and challenges for mobile operators in the connected future
Opportunities and challenges for mobile operators in the connected future

Technology will play a central role in almost everything we do by the year 2025. And, as it continues to develop, mobile network operators (MNOs) will need to find new ways...

11 hours ago

SA consumers want to deal with people, not machines
SA consumers want to deal with people, not machines

Putting customers first and at the heart of every business was one of the issues discussed at the 60th Global Summit of the Consumer Goods Forum, which took place in Cape Town recently...

1 day ago

#YouthMonth: Intelligent geyser to give SA a handle on resource consumption
#YouthMonth: Intelligent geyser to give SA a handle on resource consumption

The WRC hosted a Youth and Water Entrepreneurship dialogue which saw youth entrepreneurs pitching their water innovations to experts and leaders...

By Cari Van Wyk 1 day ago

Embracing DevOps and its collaborative business benefits
Embracing DevOps and its collaborative business benefits

There is an emerging trend towards IT agility which is gaining impetus as the market demands flexibility and customised products and services...

2 days ago

Innovative technologies adds new dimension to transport
Innovative technologies adds new dimension to transport

The importance of improved technology to ensure that modern and reliable transport through the continent's corridors is fully and sustainably operational continues to grow...

2 days ago

MTN sells its 50% stake in Afrihost
MTN sells its 50% stake in Afrihost

Just two years after acquiring a controlling stake in the company, MTN South Africa has announced it will dispose of its 50,02% stake in Afrihost...

24 Jun 2016

A beginner's guide to digital transformation
A beginner's guide to digital transformation

Not a day goes by that leaders of mid-sized businesses are not bombarded in one way or another by the increasingly urgent need...

By Mark Geschke 22 Jun 2016

#WorldWiFiDay: Why CIOs should be concerned about spectrum
#WorldWiFiDay: Why CIOs should be concerned about spectrum

The CIO of any medium or large company today is a network operator. A Wi-Fi network operator competing for limited available bands with other network operators - which could be companies next door...

20 Jun 2016

Telkom fund to grow digital seedlings
Telkom fund to grow digital seedlings

Telkom has plans to establish a technology fund to invest in digital startups. The fund is part of new digital plans that the fixedline operator has introduced in an effort...

By Thabiso Mochiko 20 Jun 2016

#YouthMonth: 10 start-up pitfalls for young entrepreneurs to avoid
#YouthMonth: 10 start-up pitfalls for young entrepreneurs to avoid

Given South Africa's high youth unemployment rate, starting and growing a business could be a good choice, not only financially, but also mentally and socially...

15 Jun 2016

How does IT in a large corporate stay relevant and nimble?
How does IT in a large corporate stay relevant and nimble?

Seugnet van den Berg, MD of IT consulting firm Bizmod says that the IT departments in large corporations have a major challenge ahead of them: complicated and possibly even out-dated systems...

15 Jun 2016

Microsoft buys professional network LinkedIn for $26bn
Microsoft buys professional network LinkedIn for $26bn

Microsoft said Monday, 13 June, it was buying the professional social network LinkedIn for $26.2bn in cash, a move that helps refocus the US tech giant...

14 Jun 2016

Beyond the badges: the real business case for gamification
Beyond the badges: the real business case for gamification

Over the past several years, gamification, the concept of applying game mechanics and game design techniques to engage and motivate people, has found its way...

By Jason Ried 13 Jun 2016

IT as energy - changing the outsource vs insource debate
IT as energy - changing the outsource vs insource debate

Information technology (IT) as energy is not a new concept but has been spoken about in the 90s and the early 2000's. It is the analogy were IT services can be regarded in a similar light to energy...

By AJ Hartenberg 10 Jun 2016

M4JAM acquired by Informal Solutions
M4JAM acquired by Informal Solutions

Telco product distributor, Informal Solution Providers, has announced its acquisition of micro-jobbing platform, M4JAM (Money for Jam). Informal Solution Providers will trade...

9 Jun 2016

CIOs immersed in customer experience will drive growth
CIOs immersed in customer experience will drive growth

CEOs will expect CIOs to grow out of being mere custodians of technology and to actively wield tech to drive revenue instead. This will include immersing themselves into the field of customer experience (CX)...

9 Jun 2016

Introducing Lengau: Africa's fastest super computer
Introducing Lengau: Africa's fastest super computer

Yesterday saw the unveiling of a new petascale system by the Centre for High Performance Computing...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 8 Jun 2016

#YouthMonth: iFixing the quick-throwaway culture
#YouthMonth: iFixing the quick-throwaway culture

Do SA consumers have an always-upgrading, quick-throwaway culture when it comes to electronic devices? Or is it just that there hasn't been enough reliable service providers around to repair one's precious gadgets?...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Jun 2016

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Growing strong: Five digital leadership lessons from the Game of Thrones

Watching this season's Game of Thrones, I can't help but see the world of Westeros and our own as surprisingly similar. Sure, there are fewer shadow assassins and dragons in our world...

By Lee Naik 1 Jun 2016

HP Enterprise plans $8.5bn spinoff, merger
HP Enterprise plans $8.5bn spinoff, merger

US technology group Hewlett Packard Enterprise said it plans to spin off and merge its corporate services business in a deal valued at $8.5bn (7.6bn euros).

27 May 2016

Developer recruitment platform OfferZen launches in SA
Developer recruitment platform OfferZen launches in SA

Developer recruitment marketplace OfferZen has launched in South Africa, attracting 100 companies to the platform within its first six months of operation...

By Gabriella Mulligan 26 May 2016

Building smarter, better malls
Building smarter, better malls

Since The Mall of Africa, South Africa's biggest single-phase shopping mall development, opened its doors on 28 April, it has dominated social media chat lately, as much for its promise as its problems...

By Lee Naik 25 May 2016

Are you managing the people or the tech?
Are you managing the people or the tech?

Technology, when implemented effectively in a contact centre, is a powerful tool. But, what is often overlooked is that call centres are about the people first, and the technology is simply...

By Jed Hewson 23 May 2016

Robotics - a revolution in BPS efficiency
Robotics - a revolution in BPS efficiency

Robotics and automation technologies present new opportunities for South African organisations to revitalise and even completely redefine their Business Process Services (BPS) functions...

By Rajesh Sehgal & Gavin Holme 20 May 2016

Pressure on public sector to deliver business continuity
Pressure on public sector to deliver business continuity

The public sector has moved beyond a backup-only approach towards embracing true business continuity thereby enabling an Always-On environment. This is according to insights...

18 May 2016

Mastermind Groups assist SMEs with digital transformation
Mastermind Groups assist SMEs with digital transformation

Local digital transformation company Xuviate has started a series of Mastermind Groups to provide a platform for IT leaders to brainstorm, to educate and to offer support for digital transformation...

17 May 2016

Is your contact centre a brand building or grudge centre?
Is your contact centre a brand building or grudge centre?

We all know the theory: consumers are changing the way they interact with each other and businesses. But how many contact centres have taken full advantage of this?...

17 May 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
Six Android apps that are awesome for small business users

Running a small business is definitely hard. You need to do so many things and every single extra help counts. You want to focus on all the time-gaining tools that are available...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 16 May 2016

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