ICT Trends 2018

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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...

22 hours ago

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...

19 hours ago

Bitcoin Cash may spell end of Bitcoin

Digital currency Bitcoin will "die a horrible death" in 2018, killed by its rival sister, Bitcoin Cash...

1 day ago

The who, what and why of the Ugandan Knuckles meme

The internet is an odd and confusing place, and the gaming world's latest meme is solid proof of this...

By Andy Walker 1 day ago

MyBroadband reveals MTN has best mobile network in SA

MyBroadband has released its Q4 2017 Mobile Network Quality Report, which shows that MTN has the best network in South Africa...

1 day ago

CiTi Circles to help Cape Town startups address issues

The Cape IT Initiative (CiTi) has launched CiTi Circles, a confidential, problem-solving forum for entrepreneurs that are "serious about growth"...

By Tom Jackson 1 day ago

Rugged new MorphoAccess SIGMA Extreme now available in SA

Identity and access management leader Ideco has announced the launch in South Africa of the advanced, rugged new MorphoAccess SIGMA Extreme fingerprint reader for outdoor and industrial environments...

Issued by Ideco 1 day ago

#StartupStory: Sxuirrel platform solves storage space issues

Sxuirrel is a local disruptive tech company that connects individuals with extra space to those in need of storage and parking space...

By Ilse van den Berg 2 days ago

All websites welcome

The US government's decision to repeal "Net neutrality" rules sparked a consumer backlash around the globe, though experts say Internet users in SA are unlikely to be meaningfully affected...

2 days ago

Top takeaways from Consumers Electronics Show

The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, which concluded Friday in Las Vegas, drew some 4,000 exhibitors from dozens of countries and more than 170,000 attendees, showcased some of the latest from the technology world.

2 days ago

Man's best friend goes high tech at gadget fest

High-end gadgetry showcased at this week's Consumer Electronics Show offered ways that smart devices can improve the lives of animals and their human friends...

2 days ago

#BizTrends2018: The developing cyberthreat landscape

2017 saw many organisations across the globe fall victim to some very serious cyberattacks. The reality is that the cybercriminal industry is growing - leaving many wondering when, and if, their business will be 'next on the list' and what the consequences will be...

By Riaan Badenhorst 2 days ago

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

Some of the technologies used in autonomous cars have been adapted in products unveiled at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, to help travellers with the weighty problem of dealing with baggage.

12 Jan 2018

Replacement batteries for sloth-like iPhones now for R430

For South African consumers to replace the battery of their older Apple iPhones at an iStore or at Digicape, it will cost them R430...

By Wendy Knowler 12 Jan 2018

Teaching machines to teach themselves

Are you tired of telling machines what to do and what not to do? It's a large part of regular people's days - operating dishwashers, smartphones and cars. It's an even bigger part of life for researchers like me, working on artificial intelligence and machine learning.

By Arend Hintze 12 Jan 2018

Japan's new cryptocurrency crooners sing the bitcoin beats

Move over AKB48: Japan has a new all-girl "idol" band -- the Virtual Currency Girls -- on a mission to educate the public about bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies...

11 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Business intelligence trends to watch in 2018

The move towards digital has become a prominent feature on the corporate agenda. And while it will assist in ensuring future competitiveness, it will not be achieved overnight...

By Yolanda Smit 11 Jan 2018

Ready or not, technology rings the changes for African agricultural sector

Smart farming isn't a new emerging tech conversation and, on a global level, we have reached a point where the actual benefits of technology deployments in farming are being seen... the digital disruptor in farming is already here...

By Josua Taljaard 11 Jan 2018

How to go about developing your enterprise app

Having a mobile app doesn't distinguish you anymore - that period is long gone. But not having a mobile app, and not having some basic functions that competitors in your industry have, makes it impossible for you to successfully operate...

By Peter Scheffel 11 Jan 2018

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International

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 13 hours ago

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

Blockchain Food Safety Alliance formed to enhance supply chain transparency

CHINA - In an effort to achieve greater transparency across the food supply chain Walmart, JD.com, IBM and Tsinghua University National Engineering Laboratory for E-Commerce Technologies have formed a Blockchain Food Safety Alliance, which will kick off with a collaboration designed to enhance food tracking, traceability and safety in China.

19 Dec 2017

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