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.

7 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 9 hours ago

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.

1 day ago

#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.

1 day ago

SA students reign supreme at International Supercomputing Conference
SA students reign supreme at International Supercomputing Conference

The Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) has taken the top prize in the international Student Cluster Competition held at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Germany this week.

24 Jun 2016

Roll out of e-records to benefit public health patients
Roll out of e-records to benefit public health patients

Now healthcare workers in Johannesburg can use technology to improve service delivery, reduce clinic waiting times, improve patient record keeping and ultimately improve patient well-being.

24 Jun 2016

It will always cost more to connect at the tip of Africa
It will always cost more to connect at the tip of Africa

The benefits of having access to the internet has long been documented, particularly for those living in the developing world or in emerging markets. This endless source of information has the power to improve virtually every aspect of a person's life.

By Hayden Lamberti 23 Jun 2016

Yolande Steyn
Radical is the new normal at FNB

The whole payment mechanism space is evolving, and Innovation is not about cool gimmicks, but rather creating a meaningful internal and external environment, says new head of FNB Innovation, Yolande Steyn.

By Nicci Botha 22 Jun 2016

A beginner's guide to digital transformation
A beginner's guide to digital transformation

Not a day goes by that leaders of mid-sized businesses are not bombarded in one way or another by the increasingly urgent need to embark on a digital transformation. But sometimes it seems there are as many approaches to digital transformation as there are IT consulting organisations on the planet.

By Mark Geschke 22 Jun 2016

Interactive digital learning centre launched in Tshwane
Interactive digital learning centre launched in Tshwane

Tshwane's Interactive Digital Centre (IDC) has been launched to bring high-end interactive 3D digital media, virtual reality and augmented reality technologies to the city. The Centre is the result of a collaboration between the City of Tshwane, California-based software company EON Reality, and local VR company Naledi3d Factory.

22 Jun 2016

Eight innovative ways drones are being used today
Eight innovative ways drones are being used today

This year non-military use of drones is believed to double as new companies and organisations rapidly come up with innovative ways to improve efficiency with drones. And here are our top eight uses of drones today:

By James de Villiers 21 Jun 2016

Crowdsourcing digital innovation
Crowdsourcing digital innovation

Industry disruptors are forcing traditional organisations to move out of their comfort zones and unless they have a solid innovation strategy and roadmap in place to compete, they run the risk of becoming obsolete. This is the view of Vish Rajpal, group executive of business solutions at Business Connexion.

21 Jun 2016