SAP's Skills for Africa programme kicks off in Cape Town
SAP's Skills for Africa programme kicks off in Cape Town

SAP Africa has officially introduced Cape Town to the latest chapter in the company's Skills for Africa skills development and job creation initiative. The SAP Skills for Africa programme is an intense ICT and business skills training course and this first Cape Town chapter will take place from end June to September. The programme is fully-sponsored with no cost to the students.

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Exoskin: the programmable material
Exoskin: the programmable material

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institutes of Technology (MIT) have created programmable materials that bring otherwise stationary objects to life. Exoskin is a series of membrane-backed, rigid materials that can become broader and more versatile. The changing texture can introduce fluidity and the ability to sense into a variety of products.

By Jamie Matroos 1 hour ago

SA consumers want to deal with people, not machines
SA consumers want to deal with people, not machines

Putting customers first and at the heart of every business was one of the issues discussed at the 60th Global Summit of the Consumer Goods Forum, which took place in Cape Town recently. Customers' expectations and demands are rapidly changing and studies such as the Global Consumer Pulse Research, conducted by Accenture Strategy, have revealed that companies are losing customers as they demand more human interface.

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The IT spending implications of Brexit: Gartner
The IT spending implications of Brexit: Gartner

The Brexit vote puts a drag on global IT spending, but the U.K. will see the worst impact, Gartner said in a new spending forecast. Gartner had predicted a rise in U.K. tech spending by 1.7% this year, for a total spend of $179.6 billion. But this forecast was before Thursday's decision by U.K. voters to leave the European Union.

By Patrick Thibodeau 4 hours ago

#YouthMonth: Intelligent geyser to give SA a handle on resource consumption
#YouthMonth: Intelligent geyser to give SA a handle on resource consumption

The Water Research Commission (WRC) hosted a Youth and Water Entrepreneurship dialogue on 22 June, which saw youth entrepreneurs pitching their water innovations to experts and leaders Dragon Den style. I spoke to Dr Thinus Booysen, a senior lecturer at the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department at Stellenbosch University, who is part of the team that brought South Africa the intelligent geyser system.

By Cari Van Wyk 5 hours ago

Finding the right software development offshoring partner
Finding the right software development offshoring partner

Offshoring companies' software development needs is becoming common place, particularly as global communication improves and the disparity in technical ability between Western and other countries narrows. So how can companies be sure to outsource to the best-equipped software development company?

By Shashi Hansjee 6 hours ago

Data demands of the digital entrepreneur
Data demands of the digital entrepreneur

In the digital world, a new breed of entrepreneur has been created - one that is able to capitalise on an Always-On environment. This entrepreneur has grown up as part of the connected generation, and this is reflected in the way that their startups are born and operate.

By Rick Vanover 6 hours ago

Microsoft gives thumbs-up to South African company through OEM certification
Microsoft gives thumbs-up to South African company through OEM certification

Microsoft has recently awarded Turrito Networks, a MICROmega group company, OEM partner status, for its locally designed CloudGate desktop computing device.

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Embracing DevOps and its collaborative business benefits
Embracing DevOps and its collaborative business benefits

There is an emerging trend towards Information Technology (IT) agility which is gaining impetus as the market demands flexibility and customised products and services.

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Your 10-step critical infrastructure operational security assessment
Your 10-step critical infrastructure operational security assessment

Almost 80% of industrial security incidents in critical infrastructure organisations are caused by unintentional internal issues such as software misconfigurations from human error and malfunctioning network protocols, according to cybersecurity solutions provider Fortinet.

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Innovative technologies adds new dimension to transport
Innovative technologies adds new dimension to transport

The importance of improved technology to ensure that modern and reliable transport through the continent's corridors is fully and sustainably operational continues to grow, as emerging markets continue to look to transportation and improved railway infrastructure to further their growth.

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#YouthMonth: The creation of a connected Geekulcha
#YouthMonth: The creation of a connected Geekulcha

It was the era of mig33, Nokia 3310s and the much-loved Snake mobile game that ignited Geekulcha founder Mixo Ngoveni's love affair with technology. Started in 2013 and incubated at mLab in Pretoria, Geekulcha came about through Ngoveni's desire to create a community of like-minded tech enthusiasts for the purpose of knowledge sharing and empowerment.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

SA Innovation Summit competitions call for entries
SA Innovation Summit competitions call for entries

This year, the SA Innovation Summit is again giving inventors, innovators and established companies the opportunity to enter their prototype or product into the Inventors Garage and/or SA Innovation Legends Pitching Den competitions. This year also introduces the Match and Invest platform where entrepreneurs can pitch to investors directly in order to secure funding for their growing business.

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