#StartupStory: How Pineapple grew in the AWS cloud
#StartupStory: How Pineapple grew in the AWS cloud

Shifts in customer behaviour and market trends have altered the traditional insurance business model as we know it...

By Evan-Lee Courie 14 Feb 2019

5 ways mobile technology will transform education
5 ways mobile technology will transform education

Mobile technology has transformed the way we live and work, and it can be expected to rapidly change the ways in which children learn as smartphones and tablets become more widely accepted at primary and high schools...

By Ernst Wittmann 13 Feb 2019

EskomSePush: Developing a load shedding success story
EskomSePush: Developing a load shedding success story

Load shedding apps first came to the fore in 2014, back when it was common practice for our glorious electricity provider to switch off our lights at the most inconvenient times. Some five years later, South Africa's once again facing long nights lit only by ever-shortening candles...

By Andy Walker 13 Feb 2019

UNISOC collaborates with Google to carry out GMS certification, shortening the time to market for mobile devices
UNISOC collaborates with Google to carry out GMS certification, shortening the time to market for mobile devices

As a core subsidiary of Tsinghua Unigroup, UNISOC, one of the world's leading chip design companies today announced that it has been authorised by Google to become a third-party certification laboratory...

Issued by UNISOC 13 Feb 2019

A mobile enterprise environment
A mobile enterprise environment

Enterprise mobility is here to stay, and the C-suite must put the necessary strategies in place so their organisations can benefit from it...

By Paul McIntyre 13 Feb 2019

Critical success factors for successful transformation
Critical success factors for successful transformation

Digital transformation. We are all a part of it: governments, companies and consumers...

By Ahmad Sayed 12 Feb 2019

Gartner predicts increased adoption of mobile-centric biometric authentication
Gartner predicts increased adoption of mobile-centric biometric authentication

By 2022, Gartner predicts that 70% of organisations using biometric authentication for workforce access will implement it via smartphone apps...

11 Feb 2019

Driving value in Africa's e-commerce landscape
Driving value in Africa's e-commerce landscape

Seven of the top ten fastest growing internet populations in the world are in Africa, and there is an 81% mobile penetration rate on the continent...

By Mike Higley 31 Jan 2019

Five predictions for the future of smartphones
Five predictions for the future of smartphones

Innovation in smartphones seems to have hit a ceiling, with most manufacturers releasing new products that feel like incremental improvements ...

By Ernst Wittmann 30 Jan 2019

Rob Stokes, chairman of Red & Yellow School.
#BizTrends2019: 5 tech trends that will disappoint in 2019

Beyond the lip service, I feel like we are in a trough of disillusionment on so many pivotal technologies. In particular, there are five emerging fields which have garnered tremendous excitement...

By Rob Stokes 30 Jan 2019

Become more cyber smart in 2019
Become more cyber smart in 2019

As we enter 2019, why not also add 'improving cyber skills' to your list of goals?

29 Jan 2019

Inaugural Africa Tech Week set for March 2019
Inaugural Africa Tech Week set for March 2019

The inaugural Africa Tech Week, taking place in Cape Town from 4-5 March 2019 is set to become the largest annual tech conference in Africa...

29 Jan 2019

New local proptech app Flow raises R20m in seed funding
New local proptech app Flow raises R20m in seed funding

Local proptech startup Flow, which aims to revolutionise the rental space by rewarding good tenant behaviour, has raised R20m in seed funding...

29 Jan 2019

#FairnessFirst: Will the shift towards a cashless society finally decrease inequality?
#FairnessFirst: Will the shift towards a cashless society finally decrease inequality?

We're closer to functioning as a global cashless society than ever before, yet an Oxfam report warns that equality between the haves and have-nots is higher than ever before. Read on for the impact on females and the unbanked in particular...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Jan 2019

Cheaper mobile data set to unleash mobile innovation
Cheaper mobile data set to unleash mobile innovation

The close of last year contained some especially good news for the South African mobile consumer...

By Devon Meerholz 25 Jan 2019

(c) Maksim Kabakou -
Mobile adspend expected to top TV across key markets

Mobile is currently the second-largest ad medium and will overtake TV this year if current growth rates are maintained...

24 Jan 2019

Artist’s name: Babak Sarbaz (pseudonym)
Title: Clergies’ Revolution
Dimensions: 100 x 75 cm
Editor’s note: This submission is a graphic manipulation of an image of Ayatollah Khomeini’s return to Iran in 1979
Borders and Boundaries competition announces winner

CALIFORNIA, United States - On 23 January 2019, United for Iran, a Bay-Area NGO working to promote civil liberties and civil society in Iran, announced the completion and winner of Borders and Boundaries, a visual art competition of Iranian artists focused on censorship and freedom of expression in Iran...

24 Jan 2019

10 tech startups to participate in Airbus, GIZ #Africa4Future programme
10 tech startups to participate in Airbus, GIZ #Africa4Future programme

Airbus and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit have announced the top 10 African tech startups that will take part in the latest Airbus Bizlab #Africa4Future accelerator programme...

21 Jan 2019

WhatsApp's working on a fingerprint security feature for iOS, Android
WhatsApp's working on a fingerprint security feature for iOS, Android

A future version of WhatsApp may be secured, locked and unlocked by your fingerprint, according to data mined by WABetaInfo...

By Andy Walker 18 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Top mobile trends for the 2019 consumer
#BizTrends2019: Top mobile trends for the 2019 consumer

"This is not the year of the mobile phone". The African consumer is tired of hearing this...

By Lynette Hundermark 17 Jan 2019

Microsoft South Africa appoints new MD
Microsoft South Africa appoints new MD

Microsoft South Africa has appointed Lillian Barnard as its new managing director, effective 1 March 2019, following the resignation of Zoaib Hoosen...

15 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Digital, data-driven biometrics
#BizTrends2019: Digital, data-driven biometrics

The global biometrics market is growing rapidly. In fact, research indicates that the global market is growing a compounded growth rate of 22.9%...

By Pine Pienaar 15 Jan 2019

The best company to design your Android app
The best company to design your Android app

Codehesion has proven itself as a top South African Android app developer, with many successful projects under its belt...

Issued by The Tech Lab 14 Jan 2019

2019 predictions: The CIO will govern
2019 predictions: The CIO will govern

Silos - the word seemingly depicts a neat environment where things tick along or one where everything is operating in disparate chaos, the left hand clueless as to what the right hand is doing...

By Wynand Smit 14 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Don't miss out on Google Shopping power because of poor feeds
#BizTrends2019: Don't miss out on Google Shopping power because of poor feeds

Google Shopping and Facebook Dynamic Product Ads are a powerful way for retailers to reach new customers and drive sales...

By Andrew Smit 14 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: What does 2019 have in store for us?
#BizTrends2019: What does 2019 have in store for us?

Despite the undeniable power of modern predictive analytics, in some ways, we are no better off than the old crone with her crystal ball when it comes to predicting what the world holds in store for us in 2019...

By Simon Carpenter 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The rise of IT acronyms
#BizTrends2019: The rise of IT acronyms

Acronyms have always dominated in the tech industry, but those that are set to rule the world in 2019 are the ones to remember...

By Rowan Fine 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 4 Tech trends to watch for in 2019
#BizTrends2019: 4 Tech trends to watch for in 2019

It's that time of year again when everyone in the tech industry takes out their crystal balls and starts making predictions about what's going to happen in the industry in 2019...

By Esti Kilian 7 Jan 2019

Wynand van Vuuren, head of legal, King Price
#BizTrends2019: What's shaking up the short-term insurance industry?

Twenty years ago, we were still buying insurance the old-fashioned way. Brokers would come to our houses. They'd assess our assets. They'd go away. They'd come back, with a lot of paper...

By Wynand van Vuuren 7 Jan 2019

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