ICT Trends 2017

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Nintendo reboots with new Switch game console

Nintendo on Friday unveiled its new Switch game console, which works both at home and on-the-go, as it looks to offset disappointing Wii U sales...

12 hours ago

Microsoft acquires AI startup Maluuba

Microsoft announced on Friday a deal to buy Maluuba, a Montreal startup focused on making machines able to think the way people do...

10 hours ago

What's worrying businesses most in 2017?

Companies increasingly fear the unpredictable business environment, where markets are volatile and political perils are on the rise...

10 hours ago

New taxi app books a ride for Ivory Coast middle class

In bustling Abidjan, a homegrown company has tapped into the global taxi app revolution that has spawned Uber and other online transport networks...

7 hours ago

Smartphone, internet use at record high in US: survey

More than three-fourths of American adults now use a smartphone, helping to boost internet adoption to a record level, a survey showed on Thursday...

13 hours ago

Top tips for small business owners contemplating a PC purchase

If you're a small business owner looking to buy a new PC, these are nine tips to consider before making the purchase...

By Chris Buchanan 3 days ago

Converting scale to value in the digital economy

The rise of the digital economy is developing at pace globally and is now probably the single most important driver of innovation and prosperity...

By Yusof Seedat 3 days ago

BIM Institute to host BIM BAM BOOM workshop in Durban

The Building Information Modelling (BIM) Institute will host a BIM BAM BOOM workshop for architects, engineers and other building professionals at the Durban International Convention Centre from 22-23 February 2017...

3 days ago

China turns to robots as workers age

Flat, orange robots glide under stationary cars and ferry them to empty Chinese parking bays, using space more efficiently and reducing driver stress...

3 days ago

#BizTrends2017: The continued growth of the Internet of Things

A growth in network peering in Africa will bring down costs and increase international content, writes Edward Lawrence of Workonline Communications...

By Edward Lawrence 12 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: The future of marketing in 360-degrees

The technology to watch in 2017 is Virtual Reality - along with the accompanying practice of 360-degree videography, the mechanism used by consumers and professionals to create immersive virtual reality experiences...

By Andre Van Kets 12 Jan 2017

Recreating the spirit of Silicon Valley in South Africa

Silicon Valley. That magical place where employees not only work incredibly long hours but also get access to quirky benefits that create an environment...

12 Jan 2017

Digital consumers show less brand loyalty

Research across consumers in 12 countries finds those that prefer digital engagement channels to human customer service are more likely to switch brands...

12 Jan 2017

Does your ISP pass the speed test?

The internet is an essential part of our daily activities, at home and at work. As a result, the performance of your internet connection can significantly affect productivity...

By Calvin Collett 12 Jan 2017

Blockchain - beyond financial services

Distributed ledger technology has, so far, been largely discussed only in the context of the financial services industry, specifically in the area of payments...

By Mary Ann Francis and Gilles Gravier 12 Jan 2017

Future looks bright for Astral as shares soar

While MTN's latest payment-break offer to snare cash-strapped consumers deserves caution...

11 Jan 2017

#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: 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

Nokia, Ooredoo achieve 1 TBps transmission speed in Algerian trial

Working in partnership, Ooredoo Algeria and Nokia have achieved a transmission speed of 1.2 terabits per second over optical fibre in Africa's first field trial...

11 Jan 2017

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