What does successful digital transformation look like?
What does successful digital transformation look like?

The business world is changing. Historically, businesses were "analogue" in that they had a bricks-and-mortar store where customers would interact with real people and things were dealt with on a personal level.

By Tom Pegrume 3 days ago

What's trending in BizTrends2017?
What's trending in BizTrends2017?

Not only are Bizcommunity's BizTrends reports a respected resource for local and global audiences on par with leading research organisations, but they also enjoy above-average engagement.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 3 days ago

Teen girls' satellite to the rescue
Teen girls' satellite to the rescue

Fourteen Western Cape schoolgirls are reaching for the stars by designing and building a satellite.

30 Nov 2016

MTN's empowerment scheme failed to fly
MTN's empowerment scheme failed to fly

MTN's decision to have a share placement at the same time as its new black economic empowerment (BEE) scheme was just one of several reasons the BEE scheme flopped.

By Ann Crotty 30 Nov 2016

'Dronejacking' may be the next big cyber threat
'Dronejacking' may be the next big cyber threat

WASHINGTON: A big rise in drone use is likely to lead to a new wave of "dronejackings" by cybercriminals, security experts warned on Tuesday.

30 Nov 2016

#EntrepreneurMonth: Dial a Nerd's Colin Thornton gets candid
#EntrepreneurMonth: Dial a Nerd's Colin Thornton gets candid

In 1998, Colin Thornton started Dial a Nerd in the garage of his parents' home, initially fixing the computers of family and friends. 18 years later it has grown into a fully-fledged IT support company that seems to have stood the test of time in an industry characterised by constant and rapid evolution.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Nov 2016

DevConf returns to Joburg in 2017
DevConf returns to Joburg in 2017

The success of SA's inaugural DevConf developer conference in March this year has prompted the expansion of DevConf in Johannesburg in 2017.

29 Nov 2016

PSD2 will send ripples through banking world
PSD2 will send ripples through banking world

The European banking sector is bracing itself for massive change now that the revised payment services directive (PSD2) legislation has been passed by the Council of the European Parliament.

28 Nov 2016

Tech meets sport as drone racing takes flight in SA
Tech meets sport as drone racing takes flight in SA

Drone racing, a thrilling new sport that sees pilots fly high-speed drones also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), is now set to become a more accessible sport for South Africans. Thanks to the launch of Drone Racing Africa (DRA) - the first fully funded drone racing league and series in Africa - junior school children through to adults will be catered for in the dynamic technology-meets-sport space.

28 Nov 2016

FAO launches enhanced database for easy access to food and agriculture data
FAO launches enhanced database for easy access to food and agriculture data

Data is costly to produce and often complex to communicate but is the key decision-support tool for policy makers. FAO has launched a new and revamped FAOSTAT website - the most comprehensive statistical database on food, agriculture, fisheries, forestry, natural resources management and nutrition - and made it even more accessible for public use.

28 Nov 2016

Gaming startup raises bitcoin funding from Vinny Lingham on SA's Shark Tank
Gaming startup raises bitcoin funding from Vinny Lingham on SA's Shark Tank

Augmented reality gaming startup Augmentors raised funding from Vinny Lingham on the South African Shark Tank television show, with the investment made in bitcoin.

By Tom Jackson 28 Nov 2016

Kagiso Media's Mega8 eSports platform to hold first tournament
Kagiso Media's Mega8 eSports platform to hold first tournament

In a bid to grow and legitimise the competitive gaming industry further in South Africa, Kagiso Media has acquired the eSports platform, Mega8 eSports, from Cape Town based software developers, Critter, which is now a shareholder in Mega8.

28 Nov 2016

New breed of robots helps firms save costs and improve efficiencies
New breed of robots helps firms save costs and improve efficiencies

South African companies are under pressure on all fronts to reduce costs and improve efficiencies, even as the business landscape undergoes seismic change and companies race to meet consumer demands for ever-increasing availability and convenience. Robotic process automation, known as RPA, allows companies to save costs, realise efficiencies, and reduce error rates, while freeing up workers for more stimulating tasks.

By Ajit Paul 28 Nov 2016