Are retailers using tech correctly?
Are retailers using tech correctly?

The digital shift in retail does not refer only to the notion that customers will one day forgo physical stores and shop exclusively online. Rather in the digital age, it interrogates how brick-and-mortar retailers are incorporating technology into their daily operations to encourage a digital shopping experience for customers - while enhancing their own operations in the process.

By Sebastian Isaac 13 hours ago

Cloud shift starting to take place in SA financial service sector
Cloud shift starting to take place in SA financial service sector

Mounting pressure on financial service institutions has forced a change in strategy as disruptors redefine the competitive landscape.

13 hours ago

Laura Swanepoel, head of healthcare, building services, WSP in Africa
High performance, smart hospitals in Africa

The next generation of healthcare buildings will be very different from the hospitals, clinics and general practitioner (GP) surgeries we are familiar with today. A revolution in building design is already underway, which has largely been prompted by an acceleration of technological innovation, changing population demographics, shifts in expectations of how healthcare should be provided and environmental considerations.

By Laura Swanepoel 15 hours ago

Smart checkout tech to exceed $45bn transactions by 2023
Smart checkout tech to exceed $45bn transactions by 2023

Retail spend at frictionless payment stores like Amazon Go will grow from an estimated $253 million in 2018 to over $45 billion by 2023, as retailers strive to eliminate queues. This is according to a new report by Juniper Research titled Future In-Store Retail Technologies: Adoption, Implementation & Strategy 2018-2023.

16 hours ago

Machines learning to speak as we do
Machines learning to speak as we do

The fact that machine learning (ML) services are now available through AWS has led to a shift in the capabilities that developers can offer their clients with regards to natural language processing (NLP) and the cloud services they inform.

1 day ago

Drones to be used by insurers?
Drones to be used by insurers?

Given how data provides a competitive advantage, insurers can use drones to enhance the quality of information around policies and claims and aid in improving decision-making.

21 Sep 2018

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Alliance and Google partner on next-generation infotainment

Alliance signs a global multiyear agreement to partner with Google to equip Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi vehicles with intelligent infotainment systems.

21 Sep 2018

Samsung supports local startups
Samsung supports local startups

Samsung recently arranged a Global Startup Acceleration Programme in South Africa, in partnership with Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA) and NGO Nangila to mentor startups in various fields to support the sustainable growth of entrepreneurs. The initiative will also be presented in Indonesia, Malaysia and India.

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 Sep 2018

Participate in TADHack Johannesburg
Participate in TADHack Johannesburg

Are you passionate about solving Africa's pressing challenges using the latest, cutting-edge technologies? If you are an enthusiastic problem-solver, MTN invites you to register to participate in the Telecom Application Developer Hackathon (TADHack) challenge, which will take place from 13 to 14 October 2018 at MTN Head Office in Johannesburg.

21 Sep 2018

Ericsson wins 5G Innovator of the Year Award
Ericsson wins 5G Innovator of the Year Award

Ericsson has been named 5G Innovator of the Year at the Telecoms World Middle East 2018 that took place in Dubai on September 17th, 2018.

21 Sep 2018

Report unveils predictions for the future of multi-cloud
Report unveils predictions for the future of multi-cloud

F5 Networks unveiled EMEA's first-ever Future of Multi-Cloud (FOMC) report, highlighting game-changing trends and charting adaptive best practice over the next five years.

21 Sep 2018

The race for relevance in the 4th Industrial Revolution is on
The race for relevance in the 4th Industrial Revolution is on

Technology innovation has the power create new value and African business needs to get on board or risk irrelevance argued industry leaders at a recent Business for Tomorrow conference organised by the UCT GSB Consulting Club in partnership with TedX Cape Town.

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 20 Sep 2018

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CIOs in Africa are central to new business models

Digital business is maturing and forcing organisations to change their business models and look to IT to help.

20 Sep 2018