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Orange agrees to back Egyptian tech startups
Orange agrees to back Egyptian tech startups

Global mobile operator Orange has agreed to support and fund Egyptian technology-focused startups to help them transform their ideas into sustainable businesses.

By Tom Jackson 2 hours ago

Kriti Sharma
'Ethics of Code' for AI in business

Building chatbots and AI that helps our customers is the easy part - the wider questions that the rising tide of AI brings are broad and currently very topical. Because of this, we developed our AI within a set of guiderails...

By Kriti Sharma 1 day ago

#CSIMonth: Leaving a legacy of good
#CSIMonth: Leaving a legacy of good

Natasha Reuben, head of transformation at Dell tells us more about the 2020 Legacy of Good plan and how the company is making a difference through technology...

By Ilse van den Berg 1 day ago

Chatbots and the hospitality industry
Chatbots and the hospitality industry

Key players in the hospitality industry are still trying to figure out how to build the perfect chatbot - smart, capable of understanding complex semantics, and conversing with the customer as an experienced service rep would...

By Jogbojogbo Abdulrahman 2 days ago

Hisense SA bumps up local product offering
Hisense SA bumps up local product offering

Hisense South Africa revealed an array of new products at an event held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre last week...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Jul 2017

Digital trust: the currency of the future
Digital trust: the currency of the future

Digital trust, in a nutshell, is about the ability to protect the digital data shared across a vast digital ecosystem. And it may just become the currency of the future...

By Paul Williams 21 Jul 2017

The six worst ransomware
The six worst ransomware

It's hard to keep track of the cybercriminal world as it seems these dark web creatures are constantly trying to outwit, outlast, and outplay each other with their destructive viruses...

By Colin Thornton 20 Jul 2017

#StartupStory: Abe AI
#StartupStory: Abe AI

We interview Rob Guilfoyle, founder of Abe AI which designs artificial intelligence solutions for the banking industry...

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: SA businesses need to take responsibility for the impact of their products, services
#CSIMonth: SA businesses need to take responsibility for the impact of their products, services

We interviewed executive director Gavin Meyer to find out more about Itec SA's Carbon Neutral programme and the potential impact of digitalisation on the triple bottom line...

By Sindy Peters 19 Jul 2017

Nigeria's techAboki launches on-demand gadget repair service
Nigeria's techAboki launches on-demand gadget repair service

Nigerian startup, techAboki, has launched an on-demand gadget repair service aimed at connecting people needing gadget repair services with trusted, reliable and professional technicians in their locality...

By Tom Jackson 18 Jul 2017

Kabelo Makwane
Accenture simplifies cloud migration in sub-Saharan Africa

At the recent Amazon Web Services summit, I had the chance to chat to Kabelo Makwane, managing director for Cloud First business at Accenture in sub-Saharan Africa about the Accenture Cloud Platform...

By Ilse van den Berg 17 Jul 2017

Are you making these WordPress blunders?
Are you making these WordPress blunders?

It is a fact that WordPress is the world's most popular content management system. More than 70 million websites run on this platform, with the number increasing on a daily basis...

By Charles Mburugu 17 Jul 2017

Skills in demand: IT opportunities in tourism
Skills in demand: IT opportunities in tourism

Tourism is full of opportunities for tech-savvy youngsters, from those who love IT and want to work in that field specifically to those who combine IT with the desire to develop businesses and startups...

By Enver Duminy 14 Jul 2017

A Millennial fly on the wall
A Millennial fly on the wall

Data. A powerful tool when packaged well, but also potentially a means to put your audience to sleep. Being born with a fairly right-sided brain of creativity and wonder, I thought I would do myself a favour by getting out of my comfort zone and learn how to present data better...

By Warwick Skerritt 13 Jul 2017

#StartupStory: The Sun Exchange
#StartupStory: The Sun Exchange

Through The Sun Exchange, anyone can go solar and start building wealth powered by sunlight. It allows for collaborative solar finance using blockchain...

By Ilse van den Berg 11 Jul 2017

Colin Thornton
Cyber attacks moving to mobile

With individuals and businesses becoming increasingly dependent on mobile devices for everything from email to banking, cyber criminals have turned their attention to mobile platforms...

By Colin Thornton 7 Jul 2017

ParkFind app solves Cape Town's parking woes
ParkFind app solves Cape Town's parking woes

NEWSWATCH: If you've tried to find a parking spot in Cape Town's CBD on a... um, ever; you'll know full well that it can lead to your not-so-pretty self making an appearance...

By Ilse van den Berg 7 Jul 2017

(c) Maksim Kabakou -
Do you know how people really feel?

Opinion mining the next level in social analytics...

By JP Kloppers 6 Jul 2017

#StartupStory: eCOIDA
#StartupStory: eCOIDA

eCOIDA is not a 'startup' in the obvious sense of the word. A division of an 18-year-old company, we find out how the Barclays Accelerator is helping it to venture into the short-term insurance industry...

By Ilse van den Berg 6 Jul 2017

Damian Michael
Global companies attacked, Department of Education hacked, are you armed?

Not only did thousands of companies suffer from a severe Petya ransomware attack last week, but closer to home was the hacking of South Africa's Department of Education's system...

By Damian Michael 6 Jul 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Factors that have fostered growth of CMMS market over the years?

The market for computerised maintenance management systems is increasing steadily in size and is slated to widen its horizon even more in the near future...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 3 Jul 2017

(c) racorn -
The end of the retainer era

Thanks to the unprecedented success of on-demand services such as Uber and Airbnb, more companies are looking at ways of controlling costs and ensuring quality using the on-demand model...

By Andre Fourie 3 Jul 2017

Global cyberattack source, motives unfold
Global cyberattack source, motives unfold

NEWSWATCH: Following the global cyberattack that affected thousands of businesses last week, reports say it might not have been in an attempt to get money, and Ukraine says it's Russia that's behind it all...

By Ilse van den Berg 3 Jul 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
What is software consulting and why it is more sophisticated than you think

An experienced software consulting team lends their expertise to businesses to help them establish their operations, optimise workflow and increase overall efficiency...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 30 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Economy to be powered by human creativity expressed in code
#YouthMonth: Economy to be powered by human creativity expressed in code

codeX Coding Academy is an initiative that aims to boost the number of software developers entering our economy each year. Cara Turner, chief operating officer of codeX Coding Academy tells us more...

By Ilse van den Berg 30 Jun 2017

New global ransomware attack disrupts thousands of companies
New global ransomware attack disrupts thousands of companies

NEWSWATCH: This week saw another global ransomware attack spread across the globe affecting big companies such as WPP, Maersk, and FedEx, among many others...

By Ilse van den Berg 30 Jun 2017

Department of Education website hacked
Department of Education website hacked

If you're trying to access South Africa's Department of Basic Education's website at present, you can't. It's down. And there's a very good reason why...

By Andy Walker 29 Jun 2017

#StartupStory: KapitalWise
#StartupStory: KapitalWise

KapitalWise uses predictive analytics to analyse your accounts and move extra cash towards your investment goals. In a nutshell, it automates savings and investing...

By Ilse van den Berg 27 Jun 2017

Gareth Hawkey
#YouthMonth: How the software industry can help combat youth unemployment

We chat to Gareth Hawkey, the CEO of redPanda Software, to get some insight on the role the software industry can play in combating youth unemployment in South Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 27 Jun 2017

VR in travel and hospitality: Is it a fad?
VR in travel and hospitality: Is it a fad?

Will VR be relevant in hospitality decades from now, or is it just a shiny fad?

By Jogbojogbo Abdulrahman 26 Jun 2017

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