Ilse van den Berg
#StartupStory: Whizzky app goes big in SA, Europe, US

#StartupStory: Whizzky app goes big in SA, Europe, US[Ilse van den Berg] Whizzky is a homegrown mobile app for whisky lovers conceptualised and developed by Craig Stockden of Evolve IT, in partnership with Whisky Live...

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Louis Koen
Is the cost of cloud migration really worth it?

Louis Koen
Louis Koen
[Louis Koen] In a recent poll* by Unisys which canvassed 400 businesses in eight countries, only 59% conducted a formal analysis of the potential ROI of cloud migration. However, 80% of respondents expected cost savings from shifting to cloud-based systems...

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Tom Jackson
Not all African startups need VC money

Not all African startups need VC money[Tom Jackson] Not all African tech startups will feel the need to raise VC funding, but those that do must ensure they are adequately prepared for what is a lengthy process.

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Tom Jackson
Applications to open for second Startupbootcamp Cape Town programme

Applications to open for second Startupbootcamp Cape Town programme[Tom Jackson] Startupbootcamp Cape Town is set to open applications for the second edition of its accelerator programme, which will see it embark upon a FastTrack in order to source top-tier tech startups from across the world...

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Duduzile Mkhwanazi
Data costs impacting African economies

Data costs impacting African economies[Duduzile Mkhwanazi] Education is food for the mind. It nourishes the brain. It develops intellectual and emotional maturity. Collectively it creates innovative people who improve their economy...

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Brett St Clair
Your guide to the top three cloud computing trends of 2018

Brett St Clair
Brett St Clair
[Brett St Clair] Digital transformation continues to grow with a predicted spend of $1.7 globally by 2019, a massive 42% increase on 2017 spend (IDC 2017). It is a given that cloud computing services will gain a phenomenal market share in Africa this year...

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Jarryd Chatz
Part II: The infrastructure that makes up the network of networks

Part II: The infrastructure that makes up the network of networks
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[Jarryd Chatz] Have you ever wondered "what is the internet really?" You're not alone. That's why I've developed a series of posts to explain how the internet works...

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Charl Ueckermann
Tips for C-level employees when managing IT security risks

Tips for C-level employees when managing IT security risks[Charl Ueckermann] Although most companies have invested in IT security solutions focussing on mitigating threats like viruses and malware, many fall short of addressing more sinister risks such as fraud, identity theft and espionage...

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Lynette Hundermark
Mobile app fatigue - what is it and what can you do about it?

Mobile app fatigue - what is it and what can you do about it?
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[Lynette Hundermark] Eight years after the global "app-splosion", even in a country like South Africa where smartphone adoption took a little longer than the rest of the world to catch up, "app-fatigue" is now a thing...

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Arno Hattingh
Things we've learned about smart technology in 2017 - Smartlink

Things we've learned about smart technology in 2017[Arno Hattingh] Whilst smart technology for the home and business is still in the emerging stage, 2017 saw smart technology move from the early adopter phase to mass market adoption...

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Brendan McAravey
#BizTrends2018: ML and AI to bring about profound transformation

#BizTrends2018: ML and AI to bring about profound transformation[Brendan McAravey] Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) tools and platforms are gaining more prevalence and becoming easier to use. Drawing on the scalability of the cloud for initial training, these technologies will transform our businesses and lives...

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Dawie de Wet
What's needed for large-scale satellite networks is not only technology

Dr Dawie de Wet
Dr Dawie de Wet
[Dawie de Wet] The success of the mobile market and the rapid adoption of the smartphone is often listed as a reference and motivation as to why large-scale satellite networks can be successful in Africa - a "if they can do it, we can do it" type of thinking...

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Tom Jackson
Why my startup scene is better than yours: South Africa

Why my startup scene is better than yours: South Africa
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[Tom Jackson] There is much debate amongst entrepreneurs, investors and other stakeholders as to what African startup ecosystem is "biggest" or "best", and why.

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Colin Thornton
How to avoid disaster in the wake of Spectre and Meltdown

How to avoid disaster in the wake of Spectre and Meltdown
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[Colin Thornton] Earlier this month, while the majority of South African business owners were still enjoying their summer holiday, the global technology industry suffered a rather devastating blow...

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Ilse van den Berg
WhatsApp launches business app

WhatsApp launches business app
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[Ilse van den Berg] NEWSWATCH: WhatsApp has launched WhatsApp Business - a free-to-download Android app for small businesses which allows them to chat with users...

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Claude Schuck
#BizTrends2018: Welcoming a new era of availability

#BizTrends2018: Welcoming a new era of availability[Claude Schuck] From end-users, all the way through to enterprise-size businesses; virtualisation (and its associated impact on availability) will reach a tipping point and become standard business practice...

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Kamal Mokrani
#BizTrends2018: Challenges turning into opportunities

#BizTrends2018: Challenges turning into opportunities[Kamal Mokrani] 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.

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Tom Jackson
CiTi Circles to help Cape Town startups address issues

CiTi Circles to help Cape Town startups address issues[Tom Jackson] The Cape IT Initiative (CiTi) has launched CiTi Circles, a confidential, problem-solving forum for entrepreneurs that are "serious about growth"...

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Riaan Badenhorst
#BizTrends2018: The developing cyberthreat landscape

#BizTrends2018: The developing cyberthreat landscape[Riaan Badenhorst] 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...

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Ilse van den Berg
#StartupStory: Sxuirrel platform solves storage space issues

Michael Louis (co-founder and CTO), Michael-John Dippenaar (founder and CEO), and Henri Bam (co-founder and COO)
Michael Louis (co-founder and CTO), Michael-John Dippenaar (founder and CEO), and Henri Bam (co-founder and COO)
[Ilse van den Berg] Sxuirrel is a local disruptive tech company that connects individuals with extra space to those in need of storage and parking space...

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