Microsoft SA 2016 Partner of the Year Awards winners list
Microsoft SA 2016 Partner of the Year Awards winners list

Microsoft South Africa announced the winners and finalists of the Microsoft 2016 Partner of the Year Awards during an exclusive event last week at Gallagher Estate. These annual awards celebrate and recognise top Microsoft partners who demonstrate excellence in innovation and show a commitment to excellence when it comes to customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

17 hours ago

Project Alloy: Intel reveals its 'merged' reality headset
Project Alloy: Intel reveals its 'merged' reality headset

The race between tech companies to design a viable virtual reality headset remains a close competition - and Intel has just entered the running with a new approach.

By Emile Uys 22 hours ago

GirlCode founders from left: Jeanette Theu, Tinyiko Simbine and Zandile Keebine.
#WomensMonth: Dare to believe your dreams are valid

Noticing the under-representation of women at IT events, GirlCode chairwoman Zandile Keebine and co-founders Jeanette Theu and Tinyiko Simbine set out to create a female-only hackathon where women could gather and engage in a safe and welcoming environment.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 hours ago

Readying your network for Industry 4.0
Readying your network for Industry 4.0

The first industrial revolution was based on the use of steam to power machines. The second centred on the use of electricity to supply energy to assembly lines. The third came about with the use of electronics and IT to further automate production. But all of that is in the past.

By Taj ElKhayat 3 days ago

IBM Research opens second lab on African continent
IBM Research opens second lab on African continent

IBM Research has opened its second research location on the African continent and announced several new project collaborations in the areas of data-driven healthcare, digital urban ecosystems and astronomy. As part of a 10-year investment programme through the Department of Trade and Industry and working closely with the Department of Science and Technology, the new research lab is based at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits).

26 Aug 2016

Magnetic Software launches feature for freelance economy
Magnetic Software launches feature for freelance economy

South African software as a service (SaaS) startup Magnetic Software has launched its External Collaboration feature to support the freelance economy, in line with its tactic of targeting the agency space.

By Tom Jackson 25 Aug 2016

New technology to overcome cosmetic counterfeiting
New technology to overcome cosmetic counterfeiting

Cosmetic counterfeits not only deprive companies of revenue but also can damage consumers' skin and bodies, which is often overlooked by consumers purchasing 'discount' brands. The counterfeit market increases in scope annually and policing it is costly and difficult in Africa, a new and growing target for these crime syndicates.

24 Aug 2016

Five business benefits of an efficient CRM system
Five business benefits of an efficient CRM system

CRM has evolved to encompass more than the traditional customer. In fact, this discipline should be seen as 'contact relationship management' rather than 'customer relationship management', and critical in any industry where relationships with customers, employees, suppliers and industry partners must be managed effectively.

By Viesturs Zalaiskalns 24 Aug 2016

Candace van Zyl
Packaging industry needs to be ready for 2017 boom

A few decades ago, packaging companies needed many more tons of machinery to produce the output that they do today. Back then, the more heavy machinery they had, the more value was produced. Now, things are done differently; with less material. The difference is information.

By Candace van Zyl 23 Aug 2016

Enterprise apps essential for true digital transformation
Enterprise apps essential for true digital transformation

An organisation's applications are the glue that makes digital transformation possible. Without an optimised, next-generation application landscape, firms will find it very difficult to compete in modern digital ecosystems, or capitalise on the advantages of rapidly shifting markets.

By Shubna Harilal 23 Aug 2016