ICT Trends 2017


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How far are we from a cashless society in South Africa?

Globally, cash, as a means of transaction, has been on the decline for decades...

By Bronwyn Williams 2 days ago

#DesignMonth: Technology changing the lives of newborns

This week, I attended an event at Groote Schuur Hospital to celebrate the fantastic patient management solution T-Systems and the Wayde Dreamer Foundation has designed and donated to the Newborns Groote Schuur Trust...

By Ilse van den Berg 2 days ago

Cell C rejects Telkom offer - statement

The following statement has been issued on behalf of Mohammed Hariri, chairman of Cell C on the company rejecting Telkom's offer...

2 days ago

Telkom-Cell C merger to grow connectivity in SA

The potential tie-up of Cell C and Telkom could boost the government's plans to increase connectivity to all citizens, analysts said on Wednesday...

By Thabiso Mochiko 3 days ago

Lufthansa partners with third-party digital channels for ticket sales

Online event agents that want to spare their clients unnecessary effort of booking tickets are now able to offer suitable Lufthansa flights directly from their websites or apps in combination with the event tickets.

3 days ago

Apple 'spaceship' headquarters readies for boarding

Apple on Wednesday announced that workers will start boarding its futuristic new "spaceship" campus in Silicon Valley in April, fulfilling a vision set out by late founder Steve Jobs...

3 days ago

What you need to know about DDoS cyber attacks

According to Arbor Networks' 12th Annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security report, the chances of organisations being hit by a DDoS attack have never been higher...

22 Feb 2017

Value added services made easy for South African retailers

A Cape Town-based fintech business, Electrum, is providing retailers and banks with the technology platform that they need to connect their systems to VAS providers...

22 Feb 2017

Itec SA expands its Carbon Neutral programme

Digital and communications solutions provider Itec SA recently announced the expansion of its Carbon Neutral programme...

22 Feb 2017

Visa flexibility would boost SA outsource potential

South Africa's hopes of serving as a global outsource destination to drive foreign investment are achievable according to DigiOutsource, a global enterprise based in Cape Town and serving international gaming clients.

22 Feb 2017

Tech industry's first shipment of ocean plastics packaging

As a result of a commercial-scale pilot program, Dell has announced the technology industry's first shipment of ocean plastics packaging...

22 Feb 2017

How 'evolving' technology leads to fewer choices and creates mountains of waste

Let me ask you a question. Are you periodically forced to buy a new laptop because the technology – hardware or software – in your current laptop is no longer supported even though it's fully functional?

By Sharad Sinha 22 Feb 2017

R112m partnership to enable ToT between SA, India

A new R112 million partnership between Saab Grintek Defence and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited's Avionics Division will see the transfer of technology (ToT) between SA and India...

22 Feb 2017

Getting heavy-handed on fintech community disruption with Heavy Chef Tours

Heavy Chef founder and CEO Fred Roed shares why he resigned from agency WWC at the end of last year to take the Heavy Chef ‘side project' community to the doers, globally…

By Leigh Andrews 21 Feb 2017

Wide support for ICT plan - state

The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services believes it has won widespread support from the ICT sector for its wholesale open-access network proposal...

21 Feb 2017

Latest Forrester research on VR, cloud adoption and more

According to recent research by Forrester, VR will not be ready for marketers until 2020 and public cloud adoption has increased dramatically in Europe, among other findings...

21 Feb 2017

City of Cape Town's fibre-optic network now exceeds 800km

The City of Cape Town's fibre-optic cables now have a combined length of 848km. This includes fibre-optic cabling used to connect the City's buildings, as well as bus stations, cameras, and other infrastructure...

20 Feb 2017

Extract more value from your backup than just ‘backup'

Let's face it, data has become a valuable business asset. At any given time, an organisation has reams of data stored, from customer information to records of transactions...

By Iniel Dreyer 20 Feb 2017

SpaceX blasts off cargo from historic NASA launchpad

SpaceX on Sunday, 19 February 2017, blasted off its Falcon 9 rocket carrying the unmanned Dragon cargo ship, packed with food and supplies...

20 Feb 2017

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