AI predicted to futureproof the influencer industry
AI predicted to futureproof the influencer industry

We're now living in a world dominated by technology and digitisation. Whatever the business or industry may be, technology is sure to be at the heart of it...

By Amelia Neate 26 Feb 2021

#BizTrends2021: AI will have a real-world impact in 2021
#BizTrends2021: AI will have a real-world impact in 2021

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is gaining notable momentum across a number of industries. In the past year, we saw rapid digital transformation spurred by Covid-19, with new technologies being adopted almost overnight...

By Dries Cronje 13 Jan 2021

Digital transformation: Separating the ordinary from the extraordinary in 2021
Digital transformation: Separating the ordinary from the extraordinary in 2021

Optimists among us realised early on that the Covid-19 pandemic and associated lockdowns should be viewed as the ultimate opportunity to accelerate the transformation to digital. Increasingly, a digital strategy is becoming the only strategy...

By Shaune Jordaan 21 Dec 2020

Get connected in 2021, or else...
Get connected in 2021, or else...

Forrester predicts that 2021 will be the year that companies accelerate digital transformation while focusing on customer experiences (CX) and the platforms and technologies designed to enhance them. This is a view shared by many. The world has certainly changed in 2020 and so have customers. But as a business, have you?

By Wynand Smit 21 Dec 2020

Digital workers, AI will not lead to job replacement in SA's call centre market
Digital workers, AI will not lead to job replacement in SA's call centre market

Despite fears that technology will replace jobs in the call centre sector, digital workers and AI are expected to help the industry grow and create jobs...

By Ryan Falkenberg 23 Nov 2020

Digital payments holds the power to Africa's development
Digital payments holds the power to Africa's development

The statistics that hover uncertainly around Africa are not ones that should make the continent proud. However, a young population, a growing consumption market, and the rapid movement towards mobile inclusion and connectivity are shifting the conversation...

By Murray Gardiner 22 Oct 2020

How to make chatbots work for you
How to make chatbots work for you

With all the hype around Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation, you'd expect most industries to have embraced it by now, especially when you consider the benefits it can provide...

By Ryan Falkenberg 20 Oct 2020

Q&A: Mic Mann talks SingularityU SA Online Summit 2020
Q&A: Mic Mann talks SingularityU SA Online Summit 2020

Mic Mann, co-CEO of SingularityU South Africa, shares more about what can be expected from this year's SingularityU South Africa Summit, which takes place online from 14-15 October 2020...

By Evan-Lee Courie 6 Oct 2020

Technology is key to rebuilding small businesses and restarting the economy
Technology is key to rebuilding small businesses and restarting the economy

As the initial shock of the coronavirus pandemic subsides, South Africa's small business leaders must now pick themselves up and begin to rebuild...

By Colin Timmis 25 Sep 2020

What's the one thing all businesses need to pivot right now?
What's the one thing all businesses need to pivot right now?

During the early stages of the crisis, organisations had to prioritise their most mission-critical functions to stabilise and pivot. Digital transformation emerged as one of those high-priority areas...

By Robin Fisher 16 Sep 2020

#WomensMonth: 'Women can own powerful leadership roles' says Charmaine Houvet
#WomensMonth: 'Women can own powerful leadership roles' says Charmaine Houvet

With over 24 years of telecommunications experience working with governments, private and public sector across Africa, Charmaine Houvet is a member of the Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)...

By Evan-Lee Courie 28 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Prof. Nelishia Pillay of UP believes women in IT and STEM need to be showcased more
#WomensMonth: Prof. Nelishia Pillay of UP believes women in IT and STEM need to be showcased more

Professor Nelishia Pillay is the Head of the Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology at the University of Pretoria...

By Evan-Lee Courie 17 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Suzanne Morel shares how Mastercard SA is powering up women in SA
#WomensMonth: Suzanne Morel shares how Mastercard SA is powering up women in SA

Suzanne Morel, country manager for Mastercard SA, shares some insights into how Mastercard is giving power to women...

By Evan-Lee Courie 17 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Takalani Netshitenzhe of Vodacom SA highlights how women can shine in the tech industry
#WomensMonth: Takalani Netshitenzhe of Vodacom SA highlights how women can shine in the tech industry

As Vodacom's chief officer of Corporate Affairs, an executive director at Vodacom South Africa and chairperson of the Vodacom Foundation, Takalani Netshitenzhe, believes toxic masculinity is one of the biggest challenges in the work place for women...

By Evan-Lee Courie 14 Aug 2020

What does 5G mean for South African businesses?
What does 5G mean for South African businesses?

5G will provide 100 times more bandwidth than 4G, which means more availability and far greater speeds. It has the potential to revolutionise the world for both consumers and business...

By Vishal Barapatre 22 Jul 2020

#StartupStory: Go live with Send it - SA's live streaming platform
#StartupStory: Go live with Send it - SA's live streaming platform

How we interact with one another and the events that we attend have changed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We're not going to be gathering together in person anytime soon. Fortunately, technology has played an indispensable role...

By Evan-Lee Courie 5 Jun 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown has accelerated 4IR [Part 2]
The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown has accelerated 4IR [Part 2]

The world is in the middle of a global pandemic that has resulted in national lockdowns, and a hard reset of society towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution. 4IR is happening faster than ever before...

By Alan Knott-Craig 3 Jun 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown has accelerated 4IR [Part 1]
The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown has accelerated 4IR [Part 1]

Looking around our country and at the lives of our people during this crisis, no one can deny the overwhelming importance of internet access...

By Alan Knott-Craig 1 Jun 2020

6DOT50 launches Digital Rands to pay for essential goods
6DOT50 launches Digital Rands to pay for essential goods

6DOT50 is stepping in with a new way to pay for essential goods, as Covid-19 takes its toll on the South African economy...

By Evan-Lee Courie 26 May 2020

How to have strong cyber hygiene
How to have strong cyber hygiene

Cyber threats do not rest and they continue to evolve and bad actors develop new attack techniques. Good cybersecurity hygiene requires more than a strong password to avoid compromise.

By Doros Hadjizenonos 26 May 2020

Q&A: Mmusi Maimane talks 'One South Africa' digital platform
Q&A: Mmusi Maimane talks 'One South Africa' digital platform

Mmusi Maimane, the chief activist of 'One South Africa' Movement (OSA), recently launched its digital platform to connect and engage with South Africans through these unprecedented times...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 May 2020

#StartupStory: Christopher, the future of AI in Africa
#StartupStory: Christopher, the future of AI in Africa

'The Commodore' shares insights into Christopher Africa, the platform that offers brands the opportunity to tap into consumer micro-moments and conversations on social media using AI...

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 May 2020

How can IT help beat Covid-19?
How can IT help beat Covid-19?

The Covid-19 epidemic has found our world smart and progressive, ready more than ever to deal with an epidemic, but unfortunately, not enough to prevent its eruption on a global scale...

By Eran Brown 4 May 2020

Digital media specialist, Kriya Gangiah.
[Radio & Podcasts] Out-of-the-box thinking required when creating content in the era of 4IR

Kriya Gangiah shares why radio stations need to start thinking out of the box when it comes to creating content with regards to the fourth industrial revolution and elaborates on the positive influence of digital media on the radio industry...

By Juanita Pienaar 21 Apr 2020

#LockdownLessons: Argility embraces Industry 4.0 tech
#LockdownLessons: Argility embraces Industry 4.0 tech

#LockdownLessons: Tanya Long, Chief Operating Officer, shares with us how the coronavirus has impacted The Argility Technology Group...

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 Apr 2020

#LockdownAdvice: Building an opportunity matrix
#LockdownAdvice: Building an opportunity matrix

The scale of the national Covid-19 lockdown is unprecedented in living memory. As entrepreneurs, we need to be making the right decisions for right now...

By Allon Raiz 3 Apr 2020

Understanding the complex relationship between man and machine
Understanding the complex relationship between man and machine

The modern world is in desperate need of hyper-efficient deep thinkers...

By Lwazi Piti 11 Mar 2020

The path to digital revolution for businesses in SA
The path to digital revolution for businesses in SA

Adopting and adapting to digital is more important now than ever before...

By Evan-Lee Courie 9 Mar 2020

How 5G could take on-the-go gaming to new heights
How 5G could take on-the-go gaming to new heights

One area where 5G may have a big impact is online gaming...

By Ernst Wittmann 6 Mar 2020

Building a Centre of Excellence to deliver functional digital maturity
Building a Centre of Excellence to deliver functional digital maturity

Setting up a Centre of Excellence can nurture a cohesive team, focused on deliverables that benefit the entire organisation, while moving it closer to real digital maturity...

By Johan Walters 5 Mar 2020

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