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The digital economy's environmental footprint is threatening the planet
The digital economy's environmental footprint is threatening the planet

Modern society has given significant attention to the promises of the digital economy over the past decade. But it has given little attention to its negative environmental footprint...

By Raynold Wonder Alorse 1 day ago

GoDaddy integrates with WooCommerce, simplifying e-commerce set up on WordPress
GoDaddy integrates with WooCommerce, simplifying e-commerce set up on WordPress

In a move that will ease and speed up e-commerce set up on WordPress, internet domain registrar and web hosting company GoDaddy has integrated with WooCommerce...

6 Dec 2019

Cyber insecurity is a threat to Africa’s digital economy. Riccardo Mayer/Shutterstock
What's been done to fight cybercrime in East Africa

East Africa attracts millions of tourists every year. Over the past 10 years, its earnings from tourism have doubled. Compared to the rest of Africa, the region is experiencing healthy economic growth. This makes it a promising investment destination...

By Mercy Muendo 3 Dec 2019

Using data analytics and CRM to drive customer centricity and win loyalty
Using data analytics and CRM to drive customer centricity and win loyalty

Sanlam Reality, the Sanlam Group's loyalty programme, was awarded Best Use of Data Analytics/CRM Application at the inaugural Loyalty Awards South Africa recently held in Cape Town...

By Jessica Tennant 3 Dec 2019

Collaboration key in closing the digital skills gap in Africa
Collaboration key in closing the digital skills gap in Africa

In the face of an immensely challenging digital skills gap on the continent, Mojolaoluwa Aderemi-Makinde, head of brand and reputation at Google Africa, remains optimistic...

By Sindy Peters 2 Dec 2019

Are we ready for self-driving vehicles?
Are we ready for self-driving vehicles?

Don't expect to see self-driving vehicles on the roads anytime soon, especially not in the developing world...

28 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: Gender inequality continues to cost Africa billions of dollars each year
#AfricaCom: Gender inequality continues to cost Africa billions of dollars each year

$95bn - this is the average annual loss in Sub-Saharan Africa since 2010 due to pervasive gender inequality in the continent's economic activities...

By Sindy Peters 27 Nov 2019

Empowering Africa's youth to leapfrog towards a better future
Empowering Africa's youth to leapfrog towards a better future

The fourth industrial revolution is underway and it is shaping up some of the most significant opportunities and challenges of our lifetime...

By Takreem El Tohamy 22 Nov 2019

Annual digital commerce spend to climb to $19tn by 2024
Annual digital commerce spend to climb to $19tn by 2024

A new study by Juniper Research reveals that global spending on digital commerce will reach $18.7 trillion by 2024, up from $11.2 trillion in 2019...

20 Nov 2019

Gartner's Top 10 data analytics trends
Gartner's Top 10 data analytics trends

Traditionally, banks targeted older customers for wealth management services, assuming that this age group would be the most interested...

19 Nov 2019

Why Africa hasn't had its real leapfrog moment yet
Why Africa hasn't had its real leapfrog moment yet

The leapfrog theory is attractive. In the words of the Financial Times, it's "a quick jump in economic development by harnessing technological innovation."...

By Andries Brink 19 Nov 2019

Smart cities embrace 4IR
Smart cities embrace 4IR

Smart cities rely on smart grid technology that includes traditional and renewable energy sources in its mix of power supply...

19 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: Tech skills needed to create future jobs on the 'side-hustle' continent
#AfricaCom: Tech skills needed to create future jobs on the 'side-hustle' continent

Up to 18 million jobs need to be created annually just to absorb the new entrants each year. This is unprecedented globally and doesn't even include the unemployed and underemployed...

By Leigh Andrews 18 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: Smartphone costs the biggest barrier to a digitally inclusive Africa
#AfricaCom: Smartphone costs the biggest barrier to a digitally inclusive Africa

The next technological evolution is advancing at an exponential rate and by leaving out some on this journey, we allow the current societal divides and inequalities to deepen...

By Sindy Peters 15 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: "Every consumer today behaves like a millennial, your business needs to catch up!"
#AfricaCom: "Every consumer today behaves like a millennial, your business needs to catch up!"

Dion Jerling, co-founder of Connect Earth was chair of the third and final day of AfricaCom 2019's keynote sessions. He said there had been closer to 17,000 attendees than predicted 15,000 and convened a panel discussion on getting user experience (UX) right...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Nov 2019

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How AI is helping brands manage their online reputation

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning is on the rise, but it's important to know which reputation management processes should and shouldn't be automated...

By Ashleigh Wainstein 15 Nov 2019

All the AfricaCom winners. Image supplied.
All the 2019 AfricaCom Awards winners!

The 12th annual AfricaCom Awards recognised minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, South Africa's Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services with an inaugural Government Leadership Award...

14 Nov 2019

Don't let your data management strategy get stuck in the past
Don't let your data management strategy get stuck in the past

Data centre architecture has undergone massive evolution in the last 20 years...

By Modeen Malick 13 Nov 2019

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#GoogleforSouthAfrica: Contributing to connectivity

Free fast internet is a game-changer, but while public Wi-Fi is highly valued by South Africans, deploying a sustainable service can be challenging...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Nov 2019

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#AfricaCom: Future of digital financial services in Africa

According to the World Economic Forum, there are 700m people using digital financial services globally, of which half are in Africa...

By Nicci Botha 12 Nov 2019

Scanlan presenting at AfricaCom 2019.
#AfricaCom: How to accelerate digital transformation to 5G the right way

The 22nd edition of Africacom took place from 12 to 14 November 2019 at the CTICC in Cape Town. Chair for the first morning of Africacom's headline keynotes was Toby Shapshak, editor-in-chief of Stuff magazine, with Paul Scanlan, CTO of carrier business group at Huawei technologies, up first on all things 5G and even 'facial recognition' of fish...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Nov 2019

Shortlist announced for AfricaCom Awards 2019
Shortlist announced for AfricaCom Awards 2019

The AfricaCom Awards, one of the global technology and telecommunications industry's most respected awards, has announced the current shortlist of nominees this year...

5 Nov 2019

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5 trends opening doors for African tech entrepreneurs

Travelcheck CEO, Odette Faling unpacks the trends that underpin Africa's bold digital future and are creating opportunities for entrepreneurs...

By Odette Faling 5 Nov 2019

African internet addresses to run out in March 2020
African internet addresses to run out in March 2020

South Africa's Internet Service Providers' Association says local ICT service providers that don't support the latest version of the Internet Protocol are potentially threatening the country's participation in 4IR...

4 Nov 2019

2019 MTN Business App of the Year Awards winners
2019 MTN Business App of the Year Awards winners

The eighth edition of the MTN Business App of the Year Awards concluded with the much-anticipated announcement of the overall and category winners...

30 Oct 2019

Top strategic predictions for 2020 and beyond
Top strategic predictions for 2020 and beyond

Gartner revealed its top strategic predictions for 2020 and beyond...

29 Oct 2019

The robot wears Prada: what happens when AI starts giving out fashion tips?
The robot wears Prada: what happens when AI starts giving out fashion tips?

Is fashion styling the next field to be disrupted by artificial intelligence, or will the human eye remain supreme?

By Mark Liu 25 Oct 2019

Alastair Tempest and Mpho Sekwele from EFSA.
EFSA launches Africa's first e-commerce Trustmark

The Ecommerce Forum South Africa has launched its Safe.Shop Trustmark. The EFSA provides the Trustmark badge to e-commerce platforms that have been confirmed as being compliant...

24 Oct 2019

Ramaphosa opens South Africa's first smartphone factory
Ramaphosa opens South Africa's first smartphone factory

President Cyril Ramaphosa has opened South Africa's first smartphone factory at the Dube TradePort in Durban...

21 Oct 2019

Data technology driving agility in retail
Data technology driving agility in retail

Competition amongst suppliers and retailers are at an all-time high, and today's consumer is much less predictable than in the past...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Oct 2019

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