Analysts overlook Vodacom performance letdown
Analysts overlook Vodacom performance letdown

Vodacom has missed revenue growth expectations for the three months to June, but analysts are upbeat about the group's performance in a difficult trading environment. The group said its revenue for the quarter rose 5.8% to R19.9bn.

By Thabiso Mochiko 1 day ago

SNII drives collaborative rural development programme
SNII drives collaborative rural development programme

The Seda Nelson Mandela Bay ICT Incubator (SNII) has announced it is ready to team with various stakeholders in finding solutions to reduce cost of telecommunications and internet access for people living in rural areas.

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LuxAI's robot with Aida Nazariklorram, co-founder and chief medical officer, and Pouyan Ziafati, founder and CEO.
LuxAI and the future of social robots

Social robots can be used in education or health, where they support trainers and therapists in their work. The robots can be programmed to practice vocabulary with children or to make rehabilitation exercises with stroke patients. Start-up company LuxAI is at the forefront of the research project created at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) of the University of Luxembourg.

By Jamie Matroos 1 day ago

Pokémon Go: Building to scale as important as building to fail
Pokémon Go: Building to scale as important as building to fail

One of the catch phrases of DevOps and cloud for the past, oh, many years has been 'build to fail'. The premise being that too many businesses experience costly downtime and loss of revenue (and productivity) due to capacity related performance problems, so you should build your app and infrastructure 'to fail' to ensure such ghastly events do not come back to haunt you. Heh. See what I did there? Yes, I work remotely in an office, alone. Sometimes I have to amuse myself.

By Lori MacVittie 1 day ago

BYOD: risks, policy and management
BYOD: risks, policy and management

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has been a hot trend for some time now. More and more workers are using their personal cellphones and tablets to access company data. In fact, Gartner predicts that by 2017, 50% of businesses will require their staff to supply their own devices for business purposes.

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Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival in Braamfontein in August
Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival in Braamfontein in August

The Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival will be held in the Tshimologong Precinct, previously Inc nightclub, at 47 Juta Street in Braamfontein, from 19 August to 3 September 2016 to explore and celebrate technology and creativity by Africans for Africa.

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Why IT leaders should pay attention to AR

Magikarp is in the fountain, Charmander is near the park bench, Rattata is by the front desk and everywhere people are throwing digital PokéBalls with their smartphones.

By Heather Pemberton Levy 2 days ago

Opera wins major market share in SA and rest of Africa
Opera wins major market share in SA and rest of Africa

Opera, the cellphone browser developer and manager, has gained more than 60% of South African market share and more than 70% of African market share in five years. The company is now trying to attract premium cellphone users with its Opera Max browser, which manages to compress data, as has been a feature of its other browsers.

By Alistair Anderson 2 days ago

#AWSSummit: Egalitarian and fickle: the changing business landscape
#AWSSummit: Egalitarian and fickle: the changing business landscape

An Amazon Web Services (AWS) Summit was held in Cape Town last week - the first of its kind on the African continent. Amazon.com chief technology officer Werner Vogels was on a first-time visit to South Africa and graced the Summit with his presence to deliver a keynote address.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

High Impact Series in Cape Town introduces SA Innovation Summit
High Impact Series in Cape Town introduces SA Innovation Summit

Ahead of the SA Innovation Summit, taking place 21-24 September 2016 in Ekurhuleni Gauteng, is the High Impact Series, taking place on Tuesday 16 August 2016 at Workshop 17, V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

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Internet and Social Media Summit to gather ICT heavyweights
Internet and Social Media Summit to gather ICT heavyweights

The Internet and Social Media Summit is to be held in Cape Town on 27 July, and will bring together local and international industry thought leaders to help organisations catapult their current social media and ICT strategies to the next level. The Summit will act as a platform to strategise and discuss topical ICT issues, trends, innovative ideas and online communication issues.

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The smart buyer's guide for efficient industrial computers
The smart buyer's guide for efficient industrial computers

Ever since the advent of computers, inventors have been designing new platforms for unusual use cases. For industries that require high-end server systems for high performance and exceptional reliability, specialised industrial computers are usually required.

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1,000 young people to be trained in ICT in China
1,000 young people to be trained in ICT in China

Government and Huawei have signed an agreement that will see 1,000 young South Africans trained in information and communications technology (ICT) in China over the next five years.

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