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#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

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

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

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

#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: 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: 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

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

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

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

#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

Digital change begins with business leadership
Digital change begins with business leadership

Digital transformation is a powerful revolution that needs to happen in order to accelerate business activities, skills and models...

By Saurabh Kumar 14 Nov 2016

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Mobile payment security for a globetrotting generation

Thanks to advances in technology, the travel experience - compared to only a few years ago - is faster, simpler and more convenient. We book airline tickets, hotel stays, and call an Uber quickly and easily with a simple click on websites or in apps, paying with credit or debit cards. And, once on the road, we use our mobiles to check-in, access boarding passes, and receive updates on any changes to our plans...

By Ajay Bhalla 9 Nov 2016

Microwave technology - improved and useful
Microwave technology - improved and useful

Microwave technology has advanced considerably. As the long wait for fibre-to-the-business gets wearisome and begins to hamper productivity...

By Eckart Zollner 4 Nov 2016

Bandwidth Barn opens new Cape Town co-working space
Bandwidth Barn opens new Cape Town co-working space

The Bandwidth Barn innovation hub in Cape Town has opened a new co-working space at its base in Woodstock, The Basement...

By Tom Jackson 31 Oct 2016

Connectivity is key to building a progressive nation
Connectivity is key to building a progressive nation

The discussion around connectivity in South Africa has to evolve. It's no longer just about infrastructure and the advantages broadband delivers...

By Eckart Zollner 7 Oct 2016

Five steps to a connected IT team
Five steps to a connected IT team

The average IT team handles a wide range of jobs spread out all over a business's technical backbone. This uniquely scattered structure...

By Sven Hammar 4 Oct 2016

Cultivate a growth mindset to thrive in digital business
Cultivate a growth mindset to thrive in digital business

The future is uncertain. Business leaders need to understand that they will no longer have all the answers and can't relentlessly pursue one fixed direction...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Oct 2016

#GartnerSYM: Disrupt or be disrupted
#GartnerSYM: Disrupt or be disrupted

The African leg of the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo has just concluded in Cape Town, providing an eager crowd of top tech leaders...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Sep 2016

#GartnerSYM: Turning digital threat into opportunity
#GartnerSYM: Turning digital threat into opportunity

Digital transformation... not just a business buzzword, but a modern business reality...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Sep 2016

What the loss of Falcon 9 and Amos-6 means for African connectivity
What the loss of Falcon 9 and Amos-6 means for African connectivity

On 1 September 2016, international space exploration company SpaceX suffered a failure during the static test fire of the Falcon 9 rocket...

By Dawie de Wet 21 Sep 2016

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Bitcoin, blockchain and the future economy

Unpacking the basics of new digital currencies and blockchain technologies...

By Terry Levin 19 Aug 2016

#CoCreate2Accelerate: Accelerating Polymorph in the IoT market
#CoCreate2Accelerate: Accelerating Polymorph in the IoT market

Innovative South African based mobile development company, Polymorph is one of the companies chosen for acceleration at #CoCreate2Accelerate...

By Cari Coetzee 10 Aug 2016

Silulo Ulutho Technologies: A franchise built from the boot of a car
Silulo Ulutho Technologies: A franchise built from the boot of a car

Khayelitsha is said to be the second largest and fastest-growing township in South Africa, home to roughly 1.5 million residents...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 5 Aug 2016

Finding solutions to disrupted Wi-Fi in the warehouse
Finding solutions to disrupted Wi-Fi in the warehouse

I spoke to Riaan Graham from Ruckus Wireless sub-Saharan Africa, about the role of Wi-Fi in warehousing and finding technology/solutions to address disrupted Wi-Fi connectivity...

By Cari Coetzee 27 Jul 2016

How APM can help you cope with the IoT upsurge
How APM can help you cope with the IoT upsurge

We're all becoming pretty familiar with the idea of the Internet of Things (IoT). Often, when thinking of the IoT, the first things that come to mind may be a wearable...

By Wimpie van Rensburg 14 Jul 2016

Entrepreneurs must embrace an 'always-on' mantra
Entrepreneurs must embrace an 'always-on' mantra

With South Africa's unemployment rate rising to 26.7% in the first quarter of this year, there is increased strain on the market to find a way to address this...

By Claude Schuck 8 Jul 2016

20 tips for exploiting ICT for your company
20 tips for exploiting ICT for your company

Whether you're in the enterprise or consumer space, you need to know how people (customers and staff) want to use the mobile web...

By Alan Knott-Craig 4 Jul 2016

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Finding the best web hosting for your company

The average person on the street doesn't even really know what web hosting does. Fortunately, it's not actually that hard to understand. Here are some things to look for in a great web host...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 23 Jun 2016

Don't panic South Africa, the internet is coming
Don't panic South Africa, the internet is coming

It's easy to get mopey and depressed when you read the papers. Violent crime. Rampant corruption...

By Alan Knott-Craig 12 May 2016

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