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#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 will be taking us
#BizTrends2017: Where tech will be 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: 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 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

#BizTrends2017: Top bandwidth trends for 2017
#BizTrends2017: Top bandwidth trends for 2017

South Africa is in the midst of a very interesting bandwidth era where connectivity entrenches itself firmly as the third utility alongside power and water...

By Warren Bonheim 9 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Is it time for a new (business) reality? Key tech predictions for 2017
#BizTrends2017: Is it time for a new (business) reality? Key tech predictions for 2017

Over the past year, technology has been glorified as the great business disruptor - with the ability to upend entire industries with just a few lines of well-crafted code...

By Jason Ried 9 Jan 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Virtual data rooms: An investment that brings in more investments

Quick information dissemination has become increasingly important due to digitalisation. For quick and easy file accessibility, it would be wise to invest in a virtual data room for your business...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 29 Dec 2016

Managing the attack surface of a smart city
Managing the attack surface of a smart city

Smart cities are being planned the world over. Technology development always goes through two phases for any new discipline...

By Paul Williams 29 Dec 2016

Is your Big Data properly protected?
Is your Big Data properly protected?

In the past few years there has been much hype around Big Data and why organisations need to harness and analyse it in order to deliver business value...

By Johan Scheepers 28 Dec 2016

The case for satellite internet in Africa
The case for satellite internet in Africa

In Africa, technologies of all types are evolving rapidly, with one exception - internet access. With around only 170 million users, internet penetration remains low...

By Dawie de Wet 23 Dec 2016

Five backup mistakes you might be making
Five backup mistakes you might be making

High availability does not a business strategy make. The continued survival of a business is not just about protecting against downtime, but ensuring data redundancy...

By Anthea Nadin 20 Dec 2016

Business software worth spending on but most businesses ignore
Business software worth spending on but most businesses ignore

There is some highly useful business software that deserves to get paid for. This is software that makes a difference in the operations of a growing business...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 15 Dec 2016

The time to reimagine your business model is now
The time to reimagine your business model is now

"When you're finished changing, you're finished," said the wise Benjamin Franklin. But we don't need to take his word for it...

By Brett Parker 15 Dec 2016

IoT.nxt CEO Nico Steyn
Local startup IoT.nxt expands to UK

South African Internet of Things startup IoT.nxt will open an office in London early in 2017, signalling the first international expansion for the company...

By Tom Jackson 14 Dec 2016

Gamification can ease contact centre pressure
Gamification can ease contact centre pressure

Contact centres need all the help they can get during the busy peak season, and gamification could be the answer...

By Bruce von Maltitz 13 Dec 2016

The new smart car and Zando #UnfollowTheNorm campaign creates intrigue
The new smart car and Zando #UnfollowTheNorm campaign creates intrigue

In a first for South Africa, the new smart forfour is being introduced directly onto the pages of Africa's largest online retailer, Zando...

By Angie White 12 Dec 2016

However you word it, Uber is a taxi company... UK ruling says
However you word it, Uber is a taxi company... UK ruling says

New technology has been disrupting traditional models of doing business for many years and legislation has struggled to keep up...

By Sharon Snell 8 Dec 2016

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 to find out how ALE helps establishments connect to...

By Cari Coetzee 2 Dec 2016

The why and how of high throughput satellites
The why and how of high throughput satellites

On 24 August this year, Intelsat announced that Intelsat 33e, the second of seven planned Intelsat Epic high throughput satellites, was launched successfully...

By Dawie de Wet 2 Dec 2016

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 1 Dec 2016

#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

Gaming startup raises bitcoin funding from Vinny Lingham on SA's Shark Tank
Gaming startup raises bitcoin funding from Vinny Lingham on SA's Shark Tank

Augmented reality gaming startup Augmentors raised funding from Vinny Lingham on the South African Shark Tank television show, with the investment made in bitcoin.

By Tom Jackson 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

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