Anthon Muller, executive head: enterprise mobility pre & post sales, Vodacom Business.
#CapeTownICTSummit: The building blocks of digital transformation

When Instagram was bought by Facebook in 2012, it was only two-years old and comprised 13 people. The startup used their digital smarts to change the concept of photography as we knew it, and it paid off - a total of $1 billion in fact.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 47 minutes ago

What's driving the next generation of mobile networks?
What's driving the next generation of mobile networks?

The race is on to establish the next generation of mobile networks. Each generational change in wireless networks has been prompted by a different force. New service demand sparked the move from 1G to 2G, regulation and licensing were the triggers for the migration to 3G, while network obsolescence was the underlying cause behind the move to 4G.

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AFASA approves "My Kraal" app for member farms
AFASA approves "My Kraal" app for member farms

The African Farmers Association of South Africa (AFASA) who has a large membership of small-holder farmers in rural areas approved the "My Kraal" mobile app - an innovative livestock management system which addresses significant challenges in this agriculture segment - for a pilot programme on a number of its member farms.

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Big electronics makers to merge in $15bn deal

Electronic component maker Analog Devices announced a deal on Tuesday to buy rival Linear Technology for $15 billion.

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L-R: Petrus Bosman, MD: Bosman Adama and Family Vineyards; Rita Andreas, chairperson: Adama Workers Trust; Phillip Marais, CEO: LaunchLab, Nikiwe Bikitsha, Paul Kim, CEO: Picsa; John Hardnek, farmworker representative and Ambani Ramaru, assistant director: DTI incubation support programme.
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Fintech provides a savings solution for farmworkers

As with most things necessity is the mother of invention... or in this case innovation. And what started out as a need to provide financial well-being to farmworkers has evolved into a fintech success story.

By Nicci Botha 22 hours ago

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The shift in data centre transformation

ICT spending in 2016 will largely be driven by investments in software, IT services and mobile devices. In South Africa specifically, overall hardware infrastructure will also be a big driver as a result of current market expansion. According to International Data Corporation (IDC), line of business or decision-makers from departments other than IT will rise to become major influencers of IT spending, making the CIOs role even more complex and demanding.

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Finding solutions to disrupted Wi-Fi in the warehouse
Finding solutions to disrupted Wi-Fi in the warehouse

IT has changed the face of many an industry and warehousing is no different. Wi-Fi has offered a cost-effective way in which distributors can make their warehouse processes more cost effective, however, deploying Wi-Fi in warehouses presents challenges with Wi-Fi signals often disrupted in the warehouse environment. I spoke to Riaan Graham, sales director for Ruckus Wireless sub-Saharan Africa, about the role of Wi-Fi in warehousing and finding technology/solutions to address disrupted Wi-Fi connectivity.

By Cari Van Wyk 1 day ago

Four lessons learned from Pokémon Go
Four lessons learned from Pokémon Go

The global phenomenon that is Pokémon Go has taken over America. The augmented reality (AR) based smartphone game is now making waves in Europe. But Pokémon Go is much more than just a game. It demonstrates a future in which we start to understand and experiment with different ways to interact with people, and for businesses, their customers.

By Lee Naik 1 day ago

Cwele to fight Icasa spectrum decision
Cwele to fight Icasa spectrum decision

Telecommunications Minister Siyabonga Cwele is taking the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) to court to challenge its decision to invite applications for spectrum licences from companies wishing to provide mobile broadband wireless access services.

By Genevieve Quintal 2 days ago

#CoCreate2Accelerate: SA and Dutch teams to tackle business challenges
#CoCreate2Accelerate: SA and Dutch teams to tackle business challenges

The next #cocreateSA initiative from the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, #CoCreate2Accelerate, will bring together five South African companies and five Dutch innovators to tackle five different challenges.

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Research reveals top three global tech disruptors
Research reveals top three global tech disruptors

Juniper Research has revealed the top tech companies it says will disrupt the market in 2016, whose offerings have the power to transform how we interact with technology and the world at large.

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Achieving full visibility in a cloudy hybrid environment
Achieving full visibility in a cloudy hybrid environment

As the digital transformation wave sweeps through enterprises, users now expect 24/7 access to applications on whatever device they want to use. As a result, a growing number of organisations are migrating applications and information stores to public and private cloud solutions, so that hybrid IT architectures - where information is stored in the cloud as well as on local systems - have become the norm.

By Wimpie van Rensburg 2 days ago

Telkom's data-driven packages change the game
Telkom's data-driven packages change the game

Telkom is positioning itself as a data-driven mobile network operator - a move that is set to shake up the industry. The fourth mobile network operator in the country, with 2.7-million subscribers at the end of March, is overhauling its mobile data and voice packages as it aims to simplify its services and gain market share.

By Thabiso Mochiko 2 days ago