ICT Trends 2018

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#BizTrends2018: Challenges turning into opportunities

Kamal Mokrani, the global vice president of InfiNet Wireless, one of the largest privately-owned broadband wireless access (BWA) development and manufacturing companies in the world, shares some trends we can expect to see in 2018.

By Kamal Mokrani 18 Jan 2018

#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

#FairnessFirst: H&M's diversity manager, #MLKDay and the #pinkify debate

This week, diversity was a strong focus on social media as H&M announced the appointment of a diversity manager following the 'racist hoodie' outrage, social citizens stood up for civil rights on #MLKDay, and the #pinkifying hashtag spawned lovers and haters alike...

By Leigh Andrews 12 hours ago

Shaping the future of African healthcare: Finalists for DHCT Accelerator Programme announced

Digital Health Cape Town has announced the finalists for their inaugural accelerator programme designed to foster local e-health innovation...

9 hours ago

Partech Ventures launches $70m Africa VC fund

Partech Ventures has announced the launch of its Partech Africa fund, which has secured over €57 million ($70 million) toward its target size of €100 million ($122 million)...

By Tom Jackson 9 hours ago

#BizTrends2018: Four trends making their mark on the future of travel

As with other industries, tourism and travel are enjoying the integration of a number of new and emerging technologies, which are poised to create enhanced user experiences throughout the travel lifecycle...

By Eran Feinstein 11 hours ago

MTN chief upbeat about voice business

MTN remains bullish about the traditional voice-calls business, even as the mobile operator gears up for a shift towards data and digital services, says CEO Rob Shuter...

12 hours ago

Booby-trapped messaging apps used for spying

SAN FRANCISCO, US: An espionage campaign using malware-infected messaging apps has been stealing smartphone data from activists, soldiers, lawyers, journalists and others in more than 20 countries...

12 hours ago

WhatsApp launches business app

NEWSWATCH: WhatsApp has launched WhatsApp Business - a free-to-download Android app for small businesses which allows them to chat with users...

By Ilse van den Berg 3 days ago

Digital skills, smart technology could transform SA manufacturing

The manufacturing industry's role in the South African economy has seen a long and sustained decline...

By Daniel Schwartzkopff 3 days ago

Wi-Fi to be seen as a "utility" in 2018, says Ruckus

There are few things that prevent Africa from truly connecting wirelessly to the internet and as these barriers fall, larger African cities will roll out smart city initiatives in some shape and form...

3 days ago

From registry books to AI: The evolution of tech in the hospitality industry

Technology in the hospitality space has come a long way since the 1950s. Looking forward, it is important to appreciate the development that the hospitality industry previously underwent and what future innovations may hold...

3 days ago

#BizTrends2018: Unpredictable travel data? Challenge accepted

Collecting data remains a challenge and turning it into relevant and useful insights is a greater challenge still. We see this as a unique opportunity for the professional travel management company to deliver true value...

By Euan McNeil 3 days ago

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...

18 Jan 2018

Kenya's Nailab selects 15 startups for Make-IT accelerator

Kenyan incubator Nailab has announced the 15 startups that will take part in its Make-IT accelerator programme, designed to strengthen entrepreneurs' skills for scaling their businesses...

By Tom Jackson 18 Jan 2018

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 Jan 2018

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...

18 Jan 2018

New Truecaller feature allows backup on Google Drive

More than 250-million people around the world are using apps to see caller IDs and know who's calling, even if the number is not stored in their phonebook...

18 Jan 2018

Investment into African tech startups hit record high in 2017

Investment into African tech startups hit the highest levels since records began in 2017, with 159 startups raising in excess of $195 million...

17 Jan 2018

Startups can now register company and domain names simultaneously

As a result of a new collaboration between the Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission, the ZA Domain Name Authority, and the ZA Central Registry NPC, it is now possible to register a new company and its equivalent co.za domain name at the same time...

17 Jan 2018

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What natural language processing is and why business intelligence will never be the same

Natural language at its most basic means the ability for a computer to parse through English writing (it can be other languages too) and reach an understanding of what is being discussed. While companies don't have the time to read everything that people say online - even on their own websites at times - using natural language processing, businesses can gain useful insights using computing power, not human effort.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 17 Jan 2018

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

LAS VEGAS, USA - Self-driving cars may take a while to arrive, but the self-driving suitcase is here now.

12 Jan 2018

Disruptive innovation in the hospitality industry? What disruptive innovation?

The hotel room of the future is likely to be a combination of the high-tech and high-touch. EHL's YU Virtual video highlights the former, with virtual reality creating the ambience we want in our hotel room.

By Stuart Pallister 3 Jan 2018

Buying top quality IT equipment prevents unexpected expenses

Whether your company is large or small, your network is the backbone of your operation. It's how you stay connected to each other, your vendors, and your customers.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 29 Dec 2017

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