#TourismMonth: Sharing data. What does the future hold for the travel industry?
#TourismMonth: Sharing data. What does the future hold for the travel industry?

Will the travel industry ever be able to work together in such a way that it is able to offer travellers a perfectly seamless and personalised travel experience?

By Jannine Adams 13 hours ago

Neville Cannon
How government CIOs can lead digital transformation

The Gartner Symposium/ITxpo kicked off on Monday, 18 September 2017 at the CTICC and is expected to attract over 1000 attendees including 190 CIOs over four days. This is where the world's top CIOs gain a strategic view of the emerging trends shaping IT and business. The event aims to help CIOs approach critical challenges, make decisions with confidence, and achieve greater impact as leaders.

By Ilse van den Berg 15 hours ago

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Software development critical to optimise business processes

The working environment across the world is rapidly changing and has brought with it a new set of obstacles that could impact your business and its processes.

By Marc de Villiers 16 hours ago

Pick n Pay trials bitcoin payments
Pick n Pay trials bitcoin payments

Bitcoin payments could soon be commonplace at Pick n Pay. For a limited period, customers at the retailer's head office campus store have been able to use the cryptocurrency as a payment method by simply scanning a QR code using a Bitcoin wallet app on their smartphone when checking out.

16 hours ago

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The calm before the next African smartphone storm

For many years, African countries served as the growth engine for the global smartphone market. In 2016, however, global smartphone sales grew at a modest 2% and the landscape in Africa also saw a dip from what had been a 39% year-over-year growth rate.

21 hours ago

Ethiopia's Meda Messenger combining chat with payments
Ethiopia's Meda Messenger combining chat with payments

Ethiopian startup Meda Messenger is hoping for swift uptake after rolling out its cross-platform social app that allows users to chat and make payments.

By Tom Jackson 21 hours ago

Rising need for cloud-based website security services in South Africa
Rising need for cloud-based website security services in South Africa

With Microsoft set to open hyperscale data centres in South Africa next year, demand for cloud and internet services are set to soar. However, in anticipation of rapid digital transformation in the region, website security is a necessary area for investment to keep up with equally fast-emerging cyber threat challenges.

Issued by Cloudbric 1 day ago

Airbus Helicopters introduces Fleetkeeper logbook, flight folio
Airbus Helicopters introduces Fleetkeeper logbook, flight folio

Airbus Helicopters Southern Africa (AHZA) has launched its Fleetkeeper electronic technical logbook and electronic flight folio which enables helicopter owners, pilots, maintenance, and airworthiness managers to track flight hours, flight cycles and any other information regarding maintenance.

1 day ago

Val Thomas, founder and co-creator of TheTreeApp
#InnovationMonth: TheTreeApp making strides in SA tree identification

TheTreeApp, which functions much like Google but for trees, was launched recently. The app, with extensive tree information, beautiful illustrations and GPS location and search capabilities, allows South Africans - whether they are students, conservationists, botanists or avid nature lovers - to investigate, search and identify and learn about trees. We chat to the founder and co-creator of one of the most powerful tree identification apps on the market, Val Thomas, to find out more.

By Cari Coetzee 1 day ago

Greg Pritchett
Devops and its clear missing connection

For IT professionals, the idea of having a more collaborative approach between development and operations is highly appealing. Getting rid of the isolated “siloes”, opening up to feedback and building consorts across the product lifecycle, from design to end of life - who would say no to that?

By Greg Pritchett 1 day ago

Alipay and Zapper gives Chinese tourists in South Africa new payment option
Alipay and Zapper gives Chinese tourists in South Africa new payment option

Alipay, an online and mobile payment platform operated by Ant Financial Services Group, partners of Zapper, has made it possible for Chinese tourists in South Africa to pay at 10,000 Zapper-affiliated merchants across the country via their smartphones.

13 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: How tech is transforming healthcare
#InnovationMonth: How tech is transforming healthcare

We're human. We're programmed for instant gratification. Using this principle, Discovery Health has built its very successful Vitality programme, which is a blueprint for other rewards schemes, not only in healthcare, but other sectors too.

By Nicci Botha 13 Sep 2017

New Sixwinks app lets you chat anonymously
New Sixwinks app lets you chat anonymously

While certain anonymous apps get a bad rap, Sixwinks protects the users by giving both sender and receiver the power to remain anonymous...

Issued by Blue Apple 13 Sep 2017