The next wave of ICT development in SA - 2017 predictions
The next wave of ICT development in SA - 2017 predictions

The next wave of ICT development in South Africa will see organisations across the country doing more with less while consolidating and outsourcing legacy IT, according to the latest forecasts from International Data Corporation (IDC). Hosting its 'IDC Predictions 2017' event in Johannesburg on Wednesday, the global ICT research and consulting services firm also predicted that innovation will continue to disrupt the traditional ICT mix and that there will be a much stronger focus on ensuring that technology enables business outcomes.

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Is your company's response to data an F1 pit stop or a Sunday afternoon cruise?

Don't get caught napping. Companies need rapid response data strategies to drive them forward if they are to keep up with the race to own the consumer relationship, say Tim Legg, managing director of AddSuite and co-founder of Ole! Media Group, and Ian Drummond, sales director at AddSuite.

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Jens Schulte Bockum, MTN's new group chief operating officer
MTN Group appoints movers and shakers

MTN Group has again tapped into the talent pools of its competitors and the banking sector to bolster its executive team.

By Thabiso Mochiko 1 day ago

Using Minecraft to inspire interest in computer science
Using Minecraft to inspire interest in computer science

Computer science remains one of the most exciting, transformative and lucrative careers for the youth to embark upon, but is still underrepresented in terms of race and female developers. Code.org is an NGO on a mission to change this through their annual global campaign entitled Hour of Code, through which the company partners with organisations around the globe in an effort to expand access to computer science to women and underrepresented minorities.

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City of Tshwane bags international award for TshWi-Fi TV
City of Tshwane bags international award for TshWi-Fi TV

The City of Tshwane's mission to be the most connected city on the African continent continues to garner international acclaim. This time the City's TshWi-Fi TV project is a winner in the FIRE Africa Awards 2016, held on Tuesday in Guadalajara, Mexico during the 2016 Internet Governance Forum.

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However you word it, Uber is a taxi company... UK judgement says
However you word it, Uber is a taxi company... UK judgement says

New technology has been disrupting traditional models of doing business for many years and legislation has struggled to keep up. It often falls to the courts to develop the law in this regard. Uber may have disrupted the taxi industry with their self-employment scheme, but they failed to have any effect on the UK Employment Tribunal.

By Sharon Snell 2 days ago

Tech could be the answer to levelling the access-to-healthcare playing field
Tech could be the answer to levelling the access-to-healthcare playing field

We so often hear stories of the hardships associated with accessibility to high quality healthcare, but for many the nearest doctor, let alone specialist, can be many hours away.

By Cathy Smith 2 days ago

Belgium region Wallonia open for SA businesses expanding to Europe
Belgium region Wallonia open for SA businesses expanding to Europe

The Wallonia export investment agency, AWEX, is active encouraging South African businesses expanding into Europe to make the southern Belgian region of Wallonia their home base.

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Virtual reality, chatbots will dominate CX by 2020
Virtual reality, chatbots will dominate CX by 2020

The relationship brands have with their customers is set to undergo a technological revolution causing the number of human-to-human interactions to fall significantly, according to new research released by Oracle.

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Salto the high-jumping robot could aid in earthquakes, building collapses
Salto the high-jumping robot could aid in earthquakes, building collapses

MIAMI: An agile jumping robot that was inspired by some of the animal world's best leapers could one day help in rescue efforts after earthquakes or building collapses, US scientists said on Tuesday.

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Onyx Connect to build Africa's first smartphone plant
Onyx Connect to build Africa's first smartphone plant

According to a report by TimesLive, South African startup Onyx Connect is set to become the first to manufacture smartphones in Africa.

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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.

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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.

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