Comsol, backed by Convergence Partners, Nedbank Private Equity and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) as investment partners, has announced the launch launched of Comsol Fibre Connect - said to be "South Africa's first and only nationwide open access high-speed carrier grade data network". The network will connect enterprises in major metros and small towns.
2 days ago
Technology will play a central role in almost everything we do by the year 2025. And, as it continues to develop, mobile network operators (MNOs) will need to find new ways to compete and capture market share in the next digital age. Operators will however face challenges on multiple fronts when it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), including reducing infrastructure costs, improving IoT connectivity, and providing engaging customer experiences as well as world-class security to the end-users.
2 days ago
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.
3 days ago
The Water Research Commission (WRC) hosted a Youth and Water Entrepreneurship dialogue on 22 June, which saw youth entrepreneurs pitching their water innovations to experts and leaders Dragon Den style. I spoke to Dr Thinus Booysen, a senior lecturer at the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department at Stellenbosch University, who is part of the team that brought South Africa the intelligent geyser system.
Cari Van Wyk 3 days ago
There is an emerging trend towards Information Technology (IT) agility which is gaining impetus as the market demands flexibility and customised products and services.
27 Jun 2016
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.
27 Jun 2016
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.
Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Jun 2016