Tshwane wins global award for bridging digital divide
Tshwane wins global award for bridging digital divide

The City of Tshwane received international recognition by winning the World Wi-Fi Day Award for Most Innovative City or Government Program to bridge the Digital Divide, in Liverpool, England.

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Tech duo to represent SA in Microsoft Imagine Cup

A duo of software development students from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth will be representing South Africa in the world finals of the Microsoft Imagine Cup competition in the US between 26 and 29 July this year.

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Five reasons to outsource your cloud-based call centre tech

Whether it stems from our desire to remain in control or the often inherent mistrust of outsourcing services, many businesses prefer keeping departments in-house. But when looked at from a different perspective, it becomes clear that to manage specialist technology, we need specialist resources, for a number of reasons. With managed services such as cloud-based call centre providers, it is possible to make the most of the opportunities available to produce the best results for a business.

By Bruce von Maltitz 22 hours ago

Dell, Microsoft launch online platform supporting global startups, hubs
Dell, Microsoft launch online platform supporting global startups, hubs

A partnership between Dell, Microsoft, Capital Factory and 1776 has announced the launch of international startup platform Union, aimed at supporting the next billion entrepreneurs by supporting and connecting them and removing barriers to innovation regardless of location.

By Tom Jackson 23 hours ago

Maximising business mobility in the economic downturn
Maximising business mobility in the economic downturn

During these tough economic times, businesses have more incentive to start reviewing their systems and processes to find ways to become more profitable. Mobility might be the answer they are looking for.

By Steven Cohen 23 hours ago

Comsol to launch open-access high-speed network in SA
Comsol to launch open-access high-speed network in SA

Comsol, backed by Convergence Partners, Nedbank Private Equity and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) as investment partners, has announced the launch launched of Comsol Fibre Connect - said to be "South Africa's first and only nationwide open access high-speed carrier grade data network". The network will connect enterprises in major metros and small towns.

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#MobileFocus: Rise of the instant messengers
#MobileFocus: Rise of the instant messengers

While instant messaging (IM) for business is not a new concept for AAM (Always Active Mobile), the recent push by Facebook of its Messenger app for business shows just how important IM is becoming for brands seeking to effectively engage with consumers.

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The top SA startups advancing to Seedstars national finale
The top SA startups advancing to Seedstars national finale

After successful pre-selection rounds in Cape Town, Durban and Soweto, the startups to compete at the grand finale on 30 June in Johannesburg have been chosen.

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Liquid Telecom to acquire Neotel for $430 million
Liquid Telecom to acquire Neotel for $430 million

Liquid Telecom has revealed that it has entered into an agreement to acquire South African communications network operator, Neotel. The shareholders of Neotel - Tata Communications of India and minority shareholders led by Nexus Connexion (Nexus) - have agreed for Liquid Telecom to acquire Neotel for R6.55bn ($430 million at current rate of exchange.)

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Opportunities and challenges for mobile operators in the connected future
Opportunities and challenges for mobile operators in the connected future

Technology will play a central role in almost everything we do by the year 2025. And, as it continues to develop, mobile network operators (MNOs) will need to find new ways to compete and capture market share in the next digital age. Operators will however face challenges on multiple fronts when it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), including reducing infrastructure costs, improving IoT connectivity, and providing engaging customer experiences as well as world-class security to the end-users.

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From disrupter to disrupted: Apple could be next
From disrupter to disrupted: Apple could be next

Tech giant Apple's share price, that peaked above $132 a year ago, is now around $94. This is despite the news that Warren Buffett's investment conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway had recently acquired more than 9.8 million Apple shares. Since last year's market peak, Apple has lost around one quarter of a billion dollars in market capitalisation, with a reduced valuation just above $500 billion.

By Nigel Martin and John Rice 2 days ago

SAP's Skills for Africa programme kicks off in Cape Town
SAP's Skills for Africa programme kicks off in Cape Town

SAP Africa has officially introduced Cape Town to the latest chapter in the company's Skills for Africa skills development and job creation initiative. The SAP Skills for Africa programme is an intense ICT and business skills training course and this first Cape Town chapter will take place from end June to September. The programme is fully-sponsored with no cost to the students.

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Exoskin: the programmable material
Exoskin: the programmable material

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institutes of Technology (MIT) have created programmable materials that bring otherwise stationary objects to life. Exoskin is a series of membrane-backed, rigid materials that can become broader and more versatile. The changing texture can introduce fluidity and the ability to sense into a variety of products.

By Jamie Matroos 2 days ago