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.
Front: Chris Wood, executive head: merging payments, strategy and regulatory at Nedbank.
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 7 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.

10 hours ago

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 11 hours 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 14 hours 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 1 day 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.

1 day ago

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.

1 day ago

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 1 day 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 1 day ago

Yahoo selling internet assets for $4.8bn to Verizon
Yahoo selling internet assets for $4.8bn to Verizon

SAN FRANCISCO: Yahoo agreed to sell its core assets to telecom giant Verizon for $4.8 billion, ending a 20-year run by the internet pioneer as an independent company, the firms announced on Monday.

2 days ago

Downgrading your IT security is false budgeting
Downgrading your IT security is false budgeting

At the risk of stating the obvious, the current state of the South African economy is bleak. A new report from Standard Bank, released last month, found that 94.5% of South Africans have negative net incomes - their outgoings are more than their incomes. Only 5.5% of us are savers. A report by Debt Rescue last year found that consumers have debt equal to as much as 75% of their monthly income. Yes, three-quarters of their income is already owed to someone as it hits their bank accounts.

By Trevor Coetzee 2 days ago

BitCo debuts licensed spectrum radio network
BitCo debuts licensed spectrum radio network

Licensed frequency microwave links are the perfect alternative to fibre, especially for areas where fibre is not currently available. BitCo has a National Spectrum License and can now deploy high-speed carrier-grade last-mile connectivity on the low 2GHz band, offering up to 100Mbps.

Issued by BitCo 2 days ago

Boris Dzhingarov
How does cloud technology transform businesses?

Cloud technology is capable of saving money and time for any business but it can also transform the entire company and the way in which you do business. Small businesses in the US now use cloud data computing at a rate that is higher than expected. It is actually expected that in the following six years we will see around 80% of companies using cloud technology.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 2 days ago