IoT driving traffic, enhancing business value for telco sector
IoT driving traffic, enhancing business value for telco sector

'Internet of things' (IoT) started as a great marketing buzzword with the promise of business benefits and new services, much like 'cloud'. In fact, the concept of connected edge peripherals has been around for quite some time now, albeit mostly on a private network platform.

By Hrusostomos Vicatos 6 hours ago

MTN looks to cut 'excessive' licence fee in Benin
MTN looks to cut 'excessive' licence fee in Benin

South African mobile phone giant MTN is in talks with Benin's telecoms regulator after its subsidiary was slapped with a bill of more than $200m.

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Africa is not a data desert

The data age has opened up a world of renewed understanding in the ways we live and work, providing insights that hold the potential to improve lives for billions around the globe.

By Ben Leo 1 day ago

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Securing the enterprise network with artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) often throws up visions of a futuristic Earth, where self-aware robots are programmed to be ethical in their behaviour and protect human lives at all costs. It's clear that an AI future is already here, with chat bots and home assistants making the present almost as advanced as was envisaged years ago.

By Pieter Engelbrecht 1 day ago

Swimming with dolphins in virtual reality to aid disabled
Swimming with dolphins in virtual reality to aid disabled

Swimming with wild dolphins is something most can only dream of, and jumping into pools with captive animals has become increasingly controversial with environmentalists condemning it as cruel.

1 day ago

#NewCampaign: SweepSouth gives back Friday
#NewCampaign: SweepSouth gives back Friday

Inspired by the global trend towards giving back instead of getting on Black Friday, local home cleaning company SweepSouth is transferring the savings it would usually give to its customers on a day like this and handing them back to its 'SweepStars'.

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

Hetzner sponsors WordCamp
Hetzner sponsors WordCamp

WordCamp is a casual WordPress-centred conference organised by the local WordPress communities in various cities around the world.

Issued by Hetzner 2 days ago

Can a tech company build a city? Ask Google
Can a tech company build a city? Ask Google

Sidewalk Labs, the urban innovation startup owned by Google's parent company Alphabet, has announced a partnership with the City of Toronto to develop a new waterfront precinct. Time to ask Google: can you build a city?

By Sarah Barns 2 days ago

How machine learning can boost IoT efficacy
How machine learning can boost IoT efficacy

CIOs should leverage machine learning to turn the tsunami of data obtained in Internet of Things (IoT) deployments into actionable insights. This is according to a new report from Forrester.

17 Nov 2017

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Digital era opens opportunities in maritime industry for South African youth

The face of the maritime industry is being changed by technological advances and digitalisation, opening up opportunities, especially among the youth - rather than being a threat to South Africa jobs.

17 Nov 2017

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Cars and speakers: Baidu speeds up AI progress

BEIJING - Chinese web giant Baidu unveiled on Thursday a smart speaker model and plans for a self-driving mini-bus, its latest foray into the hyper-competitive field of artificial intelligence.

17 Nov 2017

Zim news app sees spike in traffic
Zim news app sees spike in traffic

Zimbabwe's #datafree Zim News app spikes to more than 3 million daily page views as citizens seek information on crisis.

17 Nov 2017

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TRVL: Shaking up the online travel industry with Jochem Wijnands

Another shared economy, technology-led disruption is on the cards for the travel industry and it's coming to South Africa. TRVL gives everyone access to a world that has been inhabited by travel agencies only - until now. According to a TechCrunch article, "If TRVL has its way, it's the travel agencies' turn to tremble."

By Cari Coetzee 17 Nov 2017