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#InnovationMonth: Technology's crucial role in developing economic transport hubs

Through technology, public transport systems has the potential to become more than just a way for people to get from the proverbial 'A to B'. With innovations like high-speed connectivity, sensors, big data, geolocation and mobile services, transit routes can become the connective tissue that creates stronger communities and flourishing local economic development.

By Harry van Huyssteen 2 hours ago

Wildlife traffickers net their prey online
Wildlife traffickers net their prey online

Criminal dealers in wildlife are making increasing use of social media and the internet to fuel the illegal trade globally.

By Graeme Hosken 2 hours ago

#GartnerSYM: A lesson in disaster recovery
#GartnerSYM: A lesson in disaster recovery

The who's who in IT leadership filled the Cape Town International Convention Centre this week for this year's much anticipated Gartner Symposium/ITxpo. Among them is Michael White, an evangelist at Veeam, here to speak about what he says is his favourite topic: disaster recovery.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 hours ago

Can Africa's mobile money revolution reduce poverty?
Can Africa's mobile money revolution reduce poverty?

When farmer Isaac Tondo fell on lean times in Liberia's long rainy season, his brother in the capital sent 8,000 Liberian dollars (US$87) to his Lonestar mobile money account, ensuring his children's school fees would still be paid.

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Characteristics of a good entrepreneur
Characteristics of a good entrepreneur

The life of the entrepreneur can seem highly attractive to those looking from the outside. Who would not be attracted by the lure of greater freedom, independence and individual sovereignty that are part and parcel of the life of an entrepreneur?

By Jonathan Stewart 20 hours ago

#InnovationMonth: Navigating stories with VoiceMap's Iain Manley
#InnovationMonth: Navigating stories with VoiceMap's Iain Manley

VoiceMap, an immersive audio tour app breathes character into cities through guided GPS location-aware audio tours by "journalists, novelists, tour guides and passionate locals". We chat to founder Ian Manley about city storytelling for #InnovationMonth.

By Ruth Cooper 22 hours ago

Yahoo breach highlights the need for cyber insurance
Yahoo breach highlights the need for cyber insurance

The cyber attack on Yahoo.com's email servers in 2014 put at least 500m of their users' personal information at risk, and highlights the liability companies face in keeping this kind of information safe.

23 hours ago

Microsoft and Renault-Nissan join forces in connected car push
Microsoft and Renault-Nissan join forces in connected car push

The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Microsoft Corp. have signed a global, multiyear agreement to partner on next-generation technologies to advance connected driving experiences worldwide.

23 hours ago

#GartnerSYM: Aspiring African innovators to watch
#GartnerSYM: Aspiring African innovators to watch

The Gartner Aspiring Innovators programme has for a second year identified early-stage tech startups from the African continent that have created interesting and unique enterprise solutions.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

Visa Checkout takes on more than 100 merchants
Visa Checkout takes on more than 100 merchants

More than 100 merchants are among the first wave of South African online retailers to use Visa Checkout, including Aramex Global Shopper, Discovery, Emirates Airline, TicketPro, WebTickets and Yuppiechef.

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Customer engagement software revolutionises Mr Price Group's operations, delivers ROI

Six months into deploying Interactive Intelligence's customer engagement software suite, Customer Interaction Centre™ (CIC) at its 621- and 30-seat contact centres in Durban, Mr Price Group has seen improved operations and realised its ROI.

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#GartnerSYM: Turning digital threat into opportunity
#GartnerSYM: Turning digital threat into opportunity

Digital transformation... not just a business buzzword, but a modern business reality. The new digital economy has resulted in a blurring of lines between industries and a fresh crop of digital competitors vying for the attention of the customers you believed to be yours. Anybody and everybody is at threat of being disrupted.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

Collaborate to unlock competitive advantage
Collaborate to unlock competitive advantage

How companies can use collaboration tools as innovation hacks.

By Farren Roper 2 days ago