Data underpins the digitalisation journey
Data underpins the digitalisation journey

Given the increasingly connected nature of the world, it is hardly surprising that companies are focused on becoming digital enterprises. Claude Schuck, regional manager for Africa at Veeam, says the resulting impact that this will have on data means disaster recovery should remain a priority.

6 hours ago

From left: CEO Robbie Venter, founder and chairman Dr Bill Venter and former Altron TMT CEO Craig Venter
Altron announces R400m investment and corporate shake-up

JSE-listed technology group Altron has announced that it has reached agreement with Value Capital Partners Proprietary Limited (VCP) regarding a capital investment of R400 million into Altron, subject to regulatory and shareholder approval.

7 hours ago

Top ten predictions from Ericsson headed up by AI
Top ten predictions from Ericsson headed up by AI

Ericsson Consumer Lab has produced its sixth edition of its annual trend report The 10 Hot Consumer Trends for 2017 and beyond. AI is an important theme this year and consumers see it playing a much more prominent role than before - both in society and at work. Thirty-five percent of advanced internet users want an AI advisor at work, and one in four would like an AI as his or her manager.

9 hours ago

Natural language processing to bridge gap between computer and human cognitive thinking
Natural language processing to bridge gap between computer and human cognitive thinking

Machines have been working for humans for thousands of years across all manner of labour-intensive tasks, from lifting water out of a well to assembling cars. Automation of manual work is well-established and pervasive as a phenomenon - today there are very few manual tasks that could not be performed by a machine.

By Andrew Quixley 10 hours ago

Samsung wins over Apple in $399m patent appeal
Samsung wins over Apple in $399m patent appeal

WASHINGTON: The US Supreme Court on Tuesday tossed out a $399 million patent award from Samsung over copying Apple's iPhone design, sending the case back to a lower court.

10 hours ago

'Intelligent enterprise' - the decade's most impactful trend
'Intelligent enterprise' - the decade's most impactful trend

Zebra Technologies Corporation, a global provider of solutions and services that give enterprises real-time visibility into their operations, has announced that global leaders from healthcare, retail, transportation and logistics (T&L), and manufacturing validate the 'intelligent enterprise' as the defining trend of the decade for industries globally.

1 day ago

Uber steps up efforts on artificial intelligence
Uber steps up efforts on artificial intelligence

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Uber announced on Monday it was buying the artificial intelligence group Geometric Intelligence, to form the core of the ride-sharing giant's own research center. The move signals a stepped-up effort in artificial intelligence, helping research efforts to bring self-driving car technology into the mainstream.

1 day ago

Migration to cloud will grow - Amazon
Migration to cloud will grow - Amazon

Cloud computing will experience even greater innovation in the next 10 years than it has over the past decade, as the cloud becomes ubiquitous among slower adopters, such as large companies and governments, says Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services, Amazon.com's cloud computing firm.

1 day ago

Tips for choosing the right domain name
Tips for choosing the right domain name

For the Internet entrepreneur, a domain name is just as important as the brand name itself, says Michael Osterloh, CEO of Host Africa. For this reason, it requires a lot of thought and consideration.

By Guest Contributor 1 day ago

Fortinet urges beefed-up security skills development
Fortinet urges beefed-up security skills development

According to Fortinet South Africa, the shortfall in specialised IT security skills is increasing the risk profile of South African organisations. Addressing this shortfall demands an increased focus on developing a skills pipeline within public-private sector partnerships.

1 day ago

Apple reveals autonomous vehicle ambitions
Apple reveals autonomous vehicle ambitions

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple has revealed it is investing heavily in autonomous vehicles in a letter asking the government to make it easier to develop self-driving cars.

1 day ago

Five simple data security questions to ask your travel agent this festive season
Five simple data security questions to ask your travel agent this festive season

When making getaway plans and booking lodges, tours, B&Bs and travel accommodations, it's common practice for many busy professionals here in South Africa to engage the services of independent travel operators or small private travel agencies - especially so ahead of the summer festive season. These travel operators are often highly trusted individuals, such as a personal colleague or someone the traveller has been dealing with for a long time.

By Amit Parbhucharan 1 day ago

Business innovation evolves beyond pure product focus
Business innovation evolves beyond pure product focus

A focus on distinct innovation and product development capabilities is paying off for some companies as they deliver between three and seven percent higher annualised revenue than their peers, Accenture research shows.

1 day ago