Readying your network for Industry 4.0
Readying your network for Industry 4.0

The first industrial revolution was based on the use of steam to power machines. The second centred on the use of electricity to supply energy to assembly lines. The third came about with the use of electronics and IT to further automate production. But all of that is in the past.

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Women in IT - a question of changing perceptions
Women in IT - a question of changing perceptions

EMC systems engineer Jeanette Marutle joined the company in 2010 with no technology experience. A nine-week bootcamp, two years' of mentoring and training and four years' on the job and she's working with the local sales team to provide high-end technology solutions to meet customers' business needs. "It's been an exciting journey," she says. "I didn't want to be in tech, tech found me."

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WhatsApp to share user data with Facebook

WASHINGTON: Mobile messaging service WhatsApp on Thursday announced it would begin sharing subscriber data with parent Facebook, giving advertisers better access to information on WhatsApp's one billion-strong user base.

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Online game that can bring peace to warring world
Online game that can bring peace to warring world

Where can peace builders hone their skill to bring peace to conflict-ridden countries without real life consequences? Online.

By Nivashni Nair 1 day ago

IBM Research opens second lab on African continent
IBM Research opens second lab on African continent

IBM Research has opened its second research location on the African continent and announced several new project collaborations in the areas of data-driven healthcare, digital urban ecosystems and astronomy. As part of a 10-year investment programme through the Department of Trade and Industry and working closely with the Department of Science and Technology, the new research lab is based at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits).

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Jozi's 2020 smart city will include Africa's 'Silicon Valley'
Jozi's 2020 smart city will include Africa's 'Silicon Valley'

20 young interns selected to go to Hong Kong

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Magnetic Software launches feature for freelance economy
Magnetic Software launches feature for freelance economy

South African software as a service (SaaS) startup Magnetic Software has launched its External Collaboration feature to support the freelance economy, in line with its tactic of targeting the agency space.

By Tom Jackson 2 days ago

High-speed bandwidth for Afrika Tikkun's Phutaditjaba centre
High-speed bandwidth for Afrika Tikkun's Phutaditjaba centre

Afrika Tikkun's Phutaditjaba centre in Alexandra is set to benefit this year from high-speed quality bandwidth provided through a partnership between Workonline Communications and Business Services IT (BSIT).

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Catch an autonomous flying drone to work
Catch an autonomous flying drone to work

International aerodynamics corporation Airbus is at the forefront of the air and space travel industry. While currently focused on setting up a drone delivery system in Singapore, the company is also looking into the development of a self-flying taxi service in a new venture called project Vahana.

By Kate Walker 2 days ago

Lessons from Rio 2016 - technology versus human spirit
Lessons from Rio 2016 - technology versus human spirit

It's over. After two weeks of intense Olympic madness, the Rio games are over and I'm left catching my breath and dissecting what happened. One of my (and most other South Africans') favourite moments was watching local boy Wayde Van Niekerk break the 400m world record.

By Lee Naik 2 days ago

More focus needed on boosting women in IT: MTN CEO
More focus needed on boosting women in IT: MTN CEO

South Africa's ICT sector has made great strides in changing its gender demographics over the past decade, but more work needs to be done to support women's progress in this sector, says MTN South Africa chief executive officer Mteto Nyati.

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Demo Africa 2016 Finalists with mentor Stephen Ozoigbo.
Startup finalists ready themselves for DEMO Africa

Africa's top tech entrepreneurs are putting the finishing touches on their presentations to investors from around the world at this week's DEMO Africa showcase.

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Guidelines for crafting a website privacy policy
Guidelines for crafting a website privacy policy

Nowadays, people have become very cautious when it comes to sharing personal information online. This is why a privacy policy is very important for any website or blog.

By Charles Mburugu 3 days ago