HP Enterprise buys US software startup for $650m
HP Enterprise buys US software startup for $650m

SAN FRANCISCO: Hewlett Packard Enterprise on Tuesday announced a deal to buy business data management firm SimpliVity for $650 million in cash.

22 hours ago

Sunway TaihuLight, the world's fastest computer
China to develop prototype super, supercomputer in 2017

BEIJING: China plans to develop a prototype exascale computer by the end of the year, state media said Tuesday, as it seeks to win a global race to be the first to build a machine capable of a billion, billion calculations per second. If successful, the achievement would cement its place as a leading power in the world of supercomputing.

23 hours ago

Five ways tech can enhance government services
Five ways tech can enhance government services

Latest-generation enterprise technologies have the potential to improve financial and operational management within public sector entities, and enhance service delivery to citizens.

By John Mokiti and Gavin Holme 1 day ago

How Microsoft's HoloLens is bringing AR to the forefront of industry
How Microsoft's HoloLens is bringing AR to the forefront of industry

Earlier this year, tech juggernaut Microsoft began shipping the developer's version of its HoloLens AR headset. A device that has been in development for years, the HoloLens is the first ever fully untethered, holographic computer – which enables users to interact with high definition holograms in the real world.

By Etienne de Villiers 1 day ago

Genesys forum addresses the laws of innovation
Genesys forum addresses the laws of innovation

In an era of innovation, everyone has an opportunity to disrupt the market, but few will succeed. This is according to Henning du Preez, disruptive innovation evangelist and speaker at the recent Customer Centricity Forum 2016. The Johannesburg event was hosted by Genesys, a provider of omnichannel customer experience and contact centre solutions.

2 days ago

Tech, media and telco predictions for 2017: Deloitte Africa
Tech, media and telco predictions for 2017: Deloitte Africa

Deloitte Africa predicts that over 300 million smartphones, or more than one fifth of units sold in 2017, will have machine learning capabilities within the device in the next 12 months. The company's 16th edition of the Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Predictions showcases how mobile devices will be able to perform machine learning tasks even without connectivity which will significantly alter how humans interact with technology across every industry, market and society.

3 days ago

Microsoft acquires AI startup Maluuba
Microsoft acquires AI startup Maluuba

SAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft announced on Friday a deal to buy Maluuba, a Montreal startup focused on making machines able to think the way people do...

3 days ago

Nintendo reboots with new Switch game console
Nintendo reboots with new Switch game console

TOKYO: Nintendo on Friday unveiled its new Switch game console, which works both at home and on-the-go, as it looks to offset disappointing Wii U sales and go head to head with rival Sony's hugely popular PlayStation 4.

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Converting scale to value in the digital economy
Converting scale to value in the digital economy

The rise of the digital economy is developing at pace globally and is now probably the single most important driver of innovation and prosperity. The proposition of its potential to stimulate growth has become almost conventional wisdom among business and policy influencers. The digital economy can stimulate competition, improve trade, ease capital accessibility, promote efficiency and innovation as well as provide an inclusive platform for economic participation.

By Yusof Seedat 13 Jan 2017

BIM Institute to host BIM BAM BOOM workshop in Durban
BIM Institute to host BIM BAM BOOM workshop in Durban

The Building Information Modelling (BIM) Institute will host a BIM BAM BOOM (Building Information Modelling, Building Assembly Modelling, Building Owner Operator Model) workshop for architects, engineers and other building professionals at the Durban Exhibition Centre from 22-23 February 2017.

13 Jan 2017