ICT Trends 2018

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#BizTrends2018: Gearing up for a world of connected things
#BizTrends2018: Gearing up for a world of connected things

Deon Liebenberg, head of IoT at Vodacom, gives his insights on what will happen on the IoT landscape in 2018 and beyond...

By Deon Liebenberg 11 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: South African businesses should be investigating AI (now)
#BizTrends2018: South African businesses should be investigating AI (now)

As more of our devices become synced and begin to communicate with each other, connectivity will soon take on an entirely new meaning...

By Colin Thornton 8 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 hours ago

Bitcoin bombs, cryptocoins crash on regulation fears
Bitcoin bombs, cryptocoins crash on regulation fears

PARIS, France: Bitcoin, the best known of hundreds of 'virtual' coins, slumped on Tuesday to a six-week low below $12,000 as analysts blamed a rush by various jurisdictions to regulate the sector...

23 hours ago

Ride-share fleets to map cities around the world
Ride-share fleets to map cities around the world

Mobileye 8 Connect is an aftermarket collision avoidance system capable of collecting dynamic data to make cities smarter, safer and autonomous ready...

23 hours ago

The who, what and why of the Ugandan Knuckles meme
The who, what and why of the Ugandan Knuckles meme

The internet is an odd and confusing place, and the gaming world's latest meme is solid proof of this...

By Andy Walker 2 days ago

Rugged new MorphoAccess SIGMA Extreme now available in SA
Rugged new MorphoAccess SIGMA Extreme now available in SA

Identity and access management leader Ideco has announced the launch in South Africa of the advanced, rugged new MorphoAccess SIGMA Extreme fingerprint reader for outdoor and industrial environments...

Issued by Ideco 2 days ago

Bitcoin Cash may spell end of Bitcoin
Bitcoin Cash may spell end of Bitcoin

Digital currency Bitcoin will "die a horrible death" in 2018, killed by its rival sister, Bitcoin Cash...

2 days ago

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Man's best friend goes high tech at gadget fest

High-end gadgetry showcased at this week's Consumer Electronics Show offered ways that smart devices can improve the lives of animals and their human friends...

3 days ago

Top takeaways from Consumers Electronics Show
Top takeaways from Consumers Electronics Show

The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, which concluded Friday in Las Vegas, drew some 4,000 exhibitors from dozens of countries and more than 170,000 attendees, showcased some of the latest from the technology world.

3 days ago

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Forget the self-driving car, meet the self-driving suitcase

Some of the technologies used in autonomous cars have been adapted in products unveiled at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, to help travellers with the weighty problem of dealing with baggage.

12 Jan 2018

Teaching machines to teach themselves
Teaching machines to teach themselves

Are you tired of telling machines what to do and what not to do? It's a large part of regular people's days - operating dishwashers, smartphones and cars. It's an even bigger part of life for researchers like me, working on artificial intelligence and machine learning.

By Arend Hintze 12 Jan 2018

Ready or not, technology rings the changes for African agricultural sector
Ready or not, technology rings the changes for African agricultural sector

Smart farming isn't a new emerging tech conversation and, on a global level, we have reached a point where the actual benefits of technology deployments in farming are being seen... the digital disruptor in farming is already here...

By Josua Taljaard 11 Jan 2018

Photo: Bitcoin News
Japan's new cryptocurrency crooners sing the bitcoin beats

Move over AKB48: Japan has a new all-girl "idol" band -- the Virtual Currency Girls -- on a mission to educate the public about bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies...

11 Jan 2018

Andy Hedley, GM Southern Africa, Amadeus
#BizTrends2018: Airlines in the digital realm - putting data in the driving seat

Airlines have never had such access to the brains and feelings of their customers as they do today. By leveraging this data, airlines will be able to start experimenting with creative and fun new tools...

By Andy Hedley 10 Jan 2018

Peter Scheffel, CTO at BBD
#BizTrends2018: Tech shakes up the insurance industry

The insurance sector has often been pegged as a conservative industry, immune to the vagaries of the technological innovations that have taken multiple industries by storm over the last few decades.

10 Jan 2018

Bronwyn Williams
#BizTrends2018: The evolution of fintech: Middlemen beware

In 2016 alone, over $17bn was invested in fintech start-ups. In 2017, those figures are likely to double...

By Bronwyn Williams 9 Jan 2018

Programmers, animators, designers invited to join Vega Game Jam
Programmers, animators, designers invited to join Vega Game Jam

Vega Game Jam 2018 is set to put aspiring young game developers to the test. The annual 48-hour Global Game Jam will be taking place from 26-28 January 2018 at Vega's Johannesburg and Cape Town campuses...

9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: What's on the ICT agenda in 2018?
#BizTrends2018: What's on the ICT agenda in 2018?

Savvy business owners understand the value of trendspotting, particularly when it comes to trends with wide-ranging industry bearing and the potential to disrupt. So, what's on the agenda for 2018?

By Jarryd Chatz 8 Jan 2018

Richard Rattue, CEO: Compli-Serve SA
#BizTrends2018: Ready or not. AI is on its way

Advancement brings new and wonderful things, but it also brings uncertainty and fear...

By Richard Rattue 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Smart disruption - the grid of 2018
#BizTrends2018: Smart disruption - the grid of 2018

The famous revolutionary hall of fame has a new name - technology. It changes regimes, rules and industries. It transforms the traditional, it disrupts the conventional and it redefines the future...

By Vinny Perumal 8 Jan 2018

Matt Preschern, EVP and chief marketing officer of HCL Technologies.
#BizTrends2018: Marketing in the era of 'always on' communication

When the yachts contesting the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) left Cape Town bound for Melbourne, Australia. Matt Preschern, EVP and CMO of HCL Technologies, the tech partner of the VOR in Cape Town, shared his five most important trends in marketing today...

By Matt Preschern 8 Jan 2018

Damian Michael
#BizTrends2018: Make sure you're at the heart of disruption

I recently travelled to Dubai to attend the 37th Gitex Technology Week - where the future of business begins. Tech pioneers and futurists, business leaders and IT professionals come to GITEX to experience the world's most advanced technology...

By Damian Michael 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: The tough get going
#BizTrends2018: The tough get going

Even if you have been living under a rock, you still would have noticed the sweeping changes technology is causing in our world. In 2010 less than 10% of South Africans had smartphones, but in 2017 that crossed the 50% mark...

By Doug Woolley 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: The car of just before tomorrow
#BizTrends2018: The car of just before tomorrow

The car of tomorrow will be self-driving, will all but eliminate accidents, and will transform roads, cities and working lives. But that is a tomorrow that is still a decade or more away...

By Arthur Goldstuck 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: E-sports in South Africa - it's only just begun
#BizTrends2018: E-sports in South Africa - it's only just begun

E-sports in the last two years has exploded onto the South African scene with not much in the way of any sort of understanding of how to get involved. The biggest question is, where is this going to go in 2018 and onwards?

By Barry Louzada 8 Jan 2018

Marcus von Geyso and Diogo Mendonça
#BizTrends2018: Today's kids will never know...

If you've seen the hilarious tweets accompanying the hashtag, #TodaysKidsWillNeverKnow, throwing back to the days of playing 'Snake' on a Nokia 3310 or walking around with a portable CD player stuffed in your backpack, you probably laughed, right before thinking, "Damn, I feel old."...

By Diogo Mendonça and Marcus von Geyso 8 Jan 2018

Chrisna Basson, head of strategy at Weathermen & Co, Namibia.
#BizTrends2018: A positive perspective on moving towards 4.0

What a year it's been! But enough people have written about that, so I'd rather look at a few of the consequences we'll feel in 2018. Which, to my surprise, are mostly positive. I've highlighted four of the best...

By Chrisna Basson 8 Jan 2018

Photo by Alessio Lin on Unsplash
BlackBerry, Baidu announce autonomous vehicle partnership

Canadian telecommunications software company BlackBerry and China's web giant Baidu have announced a partnership for autonomous and connected vehicles...

4 Jan 2018

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