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#DesignMonth: Technology changing the lives of newborns
#DesignMonth: Technology changing the lives of newborns

This week, I attended an event at Groote Schuur Hospital to celebrate the fantastic patient management solution T-Systems and the Wayde Dreamer Foundation has designed and donated to the Newborns Groote Schuur Trust...

By Ilse van den Berg 2 days ago

Three things they won't tell you when breaking up with your ISP
Three things they won't tell you when breaking up with your ISP

In the almost six years that I've had my DSL and internet account with the country's major fixed-line operator (yes, you know who I'm talking about and I can hear you laughing in the back there), much has changed in the ISP sphere...

By Shan Radcliffe 2 days ago

#DesignMonth: Chatting molluscs and mobile gaming with Thoopid
#DesignMonth: Chatting molluscs and mobile gaming with Thoopid

In 2013 a cheeky garden mollusc on a quest for the perfect shell captured the hearts of mobile gamers young and old. His name was Snailboy...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: Is SA smart-city ready?
#DesignMonth: Is SA smart-city ready?

With the global smart cities market projected to reach $1.56tn by 2020, SA still has much to do in terms of meeting the necessary infrastructure and connectivity requirements to smarten up our cities...

By Sindy Peters 15 Feb 2017

Putting customers first
Putting customers first

Business has always been built around the customer, and recent developments are forcing companies to examine their business processes...

By Wynand Smit 14 Feb 2017

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Customer service is not a science, says Cell C CEO

A simple and common sense message that came across loud and clear at the Ask Afrika Orange Index Conference on Thursday, 9 February 2017 that seems to be the key to success in customer service was to create more real, meaningful human connections...

By Jessica Tennant 13 Feb 2017

So, what is modernisation really?
So, what is modernisation really?

In a previous article, I stated that a failure to embrace digital transformation can cause companies financial harm...

By Rick Parry 7 Feb 2017

Switch your radar on
Switch your radar on

Many in the business world are glad to see the back of 2016, but one month into 2017 and not much has changed. This is because what we are experiencing is not just a bump in the road; we are living in an inflection point in history where all the rules are being rewritten...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 Feb 2017

Getting a dash cam – what you need to know
Getting a dash cam – what you need to know

If a picture says a thousand words, a video speaks volumes. Hence the popularity of dashboard cameras...

By Jeff Osborne 2 Feb 2017

#BizTrends2017: Reimagine work, redefine productivity
#BizTrends2017: Reimagine work, redefine productivity

We are in the midst of a technological revolution, and it's not only blurring the lines between the physical and digital spheres but between how we live and work...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Jan 2017

SA telecoms - the race is on
SA telecoms - the race is on

The South African telecommunications industry is due for some serious disruption in 2017 and beyond. Telco providers will be forced to reevaluate...

By Warren Bonheim 30 Jan 2017

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#BizTrends2017: People-powering the digitalisation process

The number of mobile phone users is expected to hit 4.8 billion in 2017 and 2,55 billion people are predicted to engage on social networks...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Jan 2017

Why brands can dive deeper into augmented reality in 2017
Why brands can dive deeper into augmented reality in 2017

In 2016, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) stepped directly into mainstream consciousness, with both businesses and consumers alike...

By Etienne de Villiers 27 Jan 2017

The value blockchain can bring to business
The value blockchain can bring to business

Heralded as “the next internet” due to its revolutionary nature, the blockchain seems set on changing the way we do everything online...

By Saurabh Kumar 26 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Top five mobile trends to help you plan for 2017
#BizTrends2017: Top five mobile trends to help you plan for 2017

This is not another "year of the mobile" trends piece - that ship sailed five years ago. If you do not have a mobile presence then you really should not be playing in the digital space...

By Lynette Hundermark 26 Jan 2017

Airbnb an opportunity for poor communities in Cape Town
Airbnb an opportunity for poor communities in Cape Town

If Cape Town can use Airbnb to tackle housing shortages in poor communities and provide residents with additional rental income whilst increasing the availability of tourist accommodation, it will have created a...

By Alan Knott-Craig 24 Jan 2017

Tallying the real cost of a cyber attack
Tallying the real cost of a cyber attack

The cost of any type of theft is often a lot higher than just the value of the stolen goods. If your house was broken into, you would feel violated...

By Doros Hadjizenonos 24 Jan 2017

Save your company from corporate cholesterol
Save your company from corporate cholesterol

Up to forty percent of today's Fortune 500 companies will not be around in a decade's time. They will have disappeared into mergers, acquisitions or extinction...

By Brett Parker 23 Jan 2017

How seriously should you take digitalisation?
How seriously should you take digitalisation?

Today's business environment is constantly being disrupted by new market entrants using innovative technology...

By Rick Parry 20 Jan 2017

Local innovators crack Equal Rating challenge shortlist
Local innovators crack Equal Rating challenge shortlist

Five semi-finalists have been chosen to progress to the next phase of Mozilla's $250,000 Equal Rating Innovation Challenge...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Jan 2017

How Microsoft's HoloLens is bringing AR to the forefront of industry
How Microsoft's HoloLens is bringing AR to the forefront of industry

Earlier this year, tech juggernaut Microsoft began shipping the developer's version of its HoloLens AR headset...

By Etienne de Villiers 18 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Wi-Fi ushering in the era of South African connectivity
#BizTrends2017: Wi-Fi ushering in the era of South African connectivity

Connectivity is all around us. Whether it is fixed-line, mobile, or wireless, South African business users and consumers have embraced the benefits...

By Riaan Graham 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Where tech is taking us
#BizTrends2017: Where tech is taking us

Technology touches just about every aspect of our lives. Here are some of what FNB's chief information officer, Peter Alkema predicts for 2017.

By Peter Alkema 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Embracing a changing digital world in 2017
#BizTrends2017: Embracing a changing digital world in 2017

Even though the past year has seen the strengthening of several 'traditional' technology trends such as cloud computing, big data, and predictive analytics...

By Natassia Badenhorst 11 Jan 2017

Samsung launches $150m early-stage startups fund
Samsung launches $150m early-stage startups fund

Samsung has launched its Samsung NEXT Fund, a $150 million venture capital investment fund aimed at supporting early-stage startups globally...

By Tom Jackson 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Digitalisation - a business critical move in 2017
#BizTrends2017: Digitalisation - a business critical move in 2017

Business as we know it has changed; it is all about collaboration, connectivity and mobility, and of course, for these to work hand in hand there is a real need...

By Gavin Meyer 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Availability, trust and security key trends for African businesses in 2017
#BizTrends2017: Availability, trust and security key trends for African businesses in 2017

Here is a look at the evolution of data availability and associated issues that have the potential to transform ordinary businesses, power new business models...

By Claude Schuck 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: What will the cyber threat space hold in 2017?
#BizTrends2017: What will the cyber threat space hold in 2017?

"If only I knew then, what I know now!" seems to be the mantra of far too many organisations in the ever-evolving cyber security landscape...

By Riaan Badenhorst 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Who will be the Tim Noakes of IT?
#BizTrends2017: Who will be the Tim Noakes of IT?

Tim Noakes spent the majority of his professional career espousing a high-carb low-fat (HCLF) diet. He wrote books, he started the Sports Science Institute, he ran marathons...

By Alan Knott-Craig 9 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Tech trends transforming the automotive sector
#BizTrends2017: Tech trends transforming the automotive sector

2017 is the Chinese year of the Rooster. The Rooster (literally) signals the start of a new day, and for many it would be great to get rid of the 'Monkey' on the back...

By Michael Frans 9 Jan 2017

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