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South Africans are upbeat about new technologies, but worried about jobs
South Africans are upbeat about new technologies, but worried about jobsArticle

Powerful new technologies are emerging that will continue to affect individuals in multiple ways...

Benjamin Roberts, Jare Struwig, Narnia Bohler-Muller, and Steven Gordon 2 days ago

We need a gear shift to support our youth and their future marketplace opportunities
We need a gear shift to support our youth and their future marketplace opportunitiesArticle

With South Africa's unemployment rate reaching 27.6% in the first quarter of 2019, worryingly approaching a 15-year high, it is important for corporate South Africa to assist in creating a pool of skills that will not only address today's workforce requirements, but those of tomorrow...

Dineo Molefe 11 Jul 2019

Thea Sokolowski, head of brand and marketing at MEST Africa.
#AfricaLeads: Africa poised for substantial growthArticle

Thea Sokolowski, head of brand and marketing at MEST Africa, talks to Bizcommunity.Africa about how the African tech ecosystem continues to grow on the continent...

Louise Marsland 10 Jul 2019

EDSA offers 500 free data science learnerships for 2020
EDSA offers 500 free data science learnerships for 2020Article

Explore Data Science Academy (EDSA) has ramped up its number of sponsored learnerships to 500 in 2020...

9 Jul 2019

Vizeum SA was a service provider to 4IRSA Digital Economy Summit 2019 Business
Vizeum SA was a service provider to 4IRSA Digital Economy Summit 2019 BusinessArticle

Last week, Vizeum was appointed as a media service provider for the 4IRSA Digital Economy Summit that took place on 5 July in Johannesburg...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 8 Jul 2019

Dial into the next decade's digital world with foresight from 10-year-olds
Dial into the next decade's digital world with foresight from 10-year-oldsArticle

In her Meltwater webinar presented on 5 July 2019, IAB CEO Paula Hulley recapped the main points of her IAB Digital Summit 2019 presentation, with extra tips and actionable insights from 10-year-olds, as well as the IAB Direct Brand Report on the current consumer economy...

Leigh Andrews 8 Jul 2019

Embrace 4IR to address poverty, inequality and unemployment
Embrace 4IR to address poverty, inequality and unemploymentArticle

Our nation is forging a digital compact that is a critical contributor to our development as a nation - a digital compact with economic, justice and social benefit and innovation at its heart

8 Jul 2019

Unifying open source and proprietary software
Unifying open source and proprietary softwareArticle

Data is 'the new oil' in an increasingly digital economy, with the practice and power of data analytics being exalted...

David Cosgrave 3 Jul 2019

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Investing in fibre is key to enable the growth of Africa's digital economyArticle

Global trends show Africa maintaining its position as the fastest growing region in internet usage, though data volumes remain substantially lower in comparison to other parts of the world...

3 Jul 2019

Local enterprises need to think outside the cubicle
Local enterprises need to think outside the cubicleArticle

The INRIX 2018 Global Traffic Scorecard highlights that Johannesburg was South Africa's most congested city in 2018, with commuters sitting in traffic for roughly 119 hours a year...

Brendan McAravey 2 Jul 2019

Stop navel gazing at encryption
Stop navel gazing at encryptionArticle

We are so enthralled by our own brilliance in cryptography that we forget that most data at rest - tucked away inside databases - is unencrypted...

Lori MacVittie 2 Jul 2019

IAB Insight Series: The role of technology in achieving business objectives
IAB Insight Series: The role of technology in achieving business objectivesArticle

The latest Johannesburg edition of the monthly IAB Insight Series took place at the Park Inn by Radisson in Sandton on Thursday, 27 June, this time focusing on the role of technology in enabling business performance in the digital economy...

Jessica Tennant 2 Jul 2019

Kenyan parenting platform MumsVillage launches an online store
Kenyan parenting platform MumsVillage launches an online storeArticle

Kenyan parenting support platform MumsVillage has launched an online store. The MumsVillageShop features a curated range of genuine local and global parenting and baby brands...

27 Jun 2019

Oracle Media acknowledged as one of 50 top businesses in the Bay
Oracle Media acknowledged as one of 50 top businesses in the BayArticle

Oracle Media has been selected as one of the top 50 businesses in Nelson Mandela Bay, as they have displayed all the good makings of what makes a 2019 SME stand out...

Issued by Oracle Media 26 Jun 2019

The speakers at Kantar's Innovating for Growth workshop: Mark Molenaar, Ansie Lombaard, Adhil Patel, Bernd Grosserohde and Philip Collier.
Quick! Don't miss the business-boosting benefits of putting your customers firstArticle

There's no denying that the 'content is king' model has taken a more retail-related slate of late, in that the customer - particularly the customer experience - is fast becoming a top business priority. Read on for key insight's shared at Kantar's recent 'innovation for growth' workshop...

Leigh Andrews 24 Jun 2019

Digital empowerment will not cut jobs
Digital empowerment will not cut jobsArticle

Digital empowerment will not make workers redundant, but it is key for an organisation's growth and survival...

21 Jun 2019

Sasfin establishes Digital Advisory Council
Sasfin establishes Digital Advisory CouncilArticle

Specialist financial services provider Sasfin Bank has established a Digital Advisory Council...

19 Jun 2019

Africa needs effective ICT policies to enhance competitiveness
Africa needs effective ICT policies to enhance competitivenessArticle

It is crucial for African organisations and governments to understand the dynamic and significant role that information and communication technologies play in enhancing competitiveness...

11 Jun 2019

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First edition of Digital Women's Day in AfricaArticle

Following the success of its 7th edition in Paris, Digital Woman's Day, is launching its first event in Africa, with the theme of 'Women: World Changers'...

7 Jun 2019

SAP Innovation Day, Ghana.
Ghana aims to be an innovation leader in AfricaArticle

SAP Innovation Day shines spotlight on public-private partnership in Ghana's rise to innovation leader...

5 Jun 2019

Helmut Resisinger, CEO, Orange Business Services
The rise of The Internet of EnterprisesArticle

In today's digital economy, data is a highly valuable asset. Unlocking the insights that data holds is crucial to innovation...

Helmut Resisinger 5 Jun 2019

Wayne Hull
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#IABSummit19: The digital transformation opportunity starts with youArticle

Accenture Digital MD Wayne Hull presented a keynote on 'Leading in the new' at this year's IAB Summit, which took place on Thursday, 30 May at the Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein, looking at digital transformation through three critical lenses...

Jessica Tennant 3 Jun 2019

365 days of GDPR: Has the storm passed?
365 days of GDPR: Has the storm passed?Article

There's no doubt that May 2018 will be remembered in business and technology circles as an important milestone in the evolution of data protection legislation...

Johan Scheepers 29 May 2019

Edge computing bringing IT closer to 'home'
Edge computing bringing IT closer to 'home'Article

Edge computing is an IT architecture designed to put applications and data closer to the users or 'things' that need them...

27 May 2019

Being connected enables Africa's digital transformation
Being connected enables Africa's digital transformationArticle

As the world's second largest and second most-populous continent, it's evident that broadband and mobile connectivity growth has had a dynamic impact on Africa...

27 May 2019

Summit highlights the vital importance of digital solutions
Summit highlights the vital importance of digital solutionsArticle

Following three days of compelling presentations, headline talks and tactical sessions, Africa's first-ever BigFive Summit concluded with a stimulating B2B Sales workshop...

25 May 2019

United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress - The geospatial way to a better world
United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress - The geospatial way to a better worldArticle

Deqing, China, was the setting of the first United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress (UNWGIC) hosted from 19-21 November 2018...

Issued by AfriGIS 24 May 2019

Is AI the key to managing rampant data storage costs?
Is AI the key to managing rampant data storage costs?Article

We are currently living in a data economy, where most businesses' competitive advantage stems from its ability to analyse data...

Eran Brown 23 May 2019

Redefining the cloud and cloud security
Redefining the cloud and cloud securityArticle

Migration to cloud-based compute and services platforms have allowed organisations to quickly adapt to the global transition to a digital economy...

Doros Hadjizenonos 21 May 2019

Image supplied. From left to right: Paula Hulley from the IAB, Dan Pinch from King James, Ansa Leighton, from DQ&A, Razia van der Schuur from Change News Digital (ex. IOL), Karyn Strybos from Everlytic, and Godfrey Parkin of Britefire.
IAB Insight Series: How relevant content can deliver results across digital channelsArticle

The IAB Insight Series recently held its 5th episode, discussing how content across digital channels and devices can deliver the results we need...

Juanita Pienaar 20 May 2019

Jellyfish Scoops Drum's Performance Agency of the Year
Jellyfish Scoops Drum's Performance Agency of the YearArticle

Digital marketing partner, Jellyfish, has scooped up Performance Agency of the Year at this year's Global Drum Search Awards. The award ceremony took place in London this year...

Issued by Jellyfish South Africa 17 May 2019

Skills and tech impacting SA's digital marketing performance
Skills and tech impacting SA's digital marketing performanceArticle

A lack of digital skills, technology wherewithal and data-driven marketing is holding South Africa back from meaningful transformation...

17 May 2019

Ashish Williams, CEO of Mediacom and IAB SA Research Council lead, Nicole Gundelfinger, group marketing manager, Cash Converters, Candice Goodman, MD Mobitainment and IAB Education Council, Johan Walters, managing consultant at DQ&A and Mongezi Mtati, Ornico's marketing manager. © .
IAB Insight Series: Customer key to digital successArticle

Digital is often viewed by organisations as a silver bullet to leapfrog into the 21st Century and meet their customers' needs, but with a plethora of channels and technology types, as well as an overwhelming amount of data, is it really that simple?...

Danette Breitenbach 14 May 2019

Pedro Guerreiro, Managing Director: Central Africa at SAP Africa.
#AfricaMonth: From aid-dependent to becoming an investment-dependent continentArticle

Beyond boundaries: the impact of free trade and technology on Africa's accelerating economic development...

Pedro Guerreiro 13 May 2019

The how and why of protecting today's big data and open source workloads
The how and why of protecting today's big data and open source workloadsArticle

As organisations grow in size, complexity and the services they offer so too does the diversity of the workloads they must run...

Mark Coletta 10 May 2019

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Fruit industry transformation, all hands on deckArticle

We need to get past the futile debate as to whether transformation is a key performance area for government, the industry or both. It's a collective responsibility...

Konanani Liphadzi 6 May 2019

Orange Digital Centre opening in Tunisia.
Orange launches digital centre in TunisiaArticle

Orange, a key player engaged in digital transformation in Africa and the Middle East, launches its first Orange Digital Centre in Tunisia...

29 Apr 2019

Magdi Amin, investment partner, Omidyar Network
Protecting the identity of Africans in a common digital marketArticle

Africa's digital revolution is transforming our economy at a record pace. Africa is home to the 10 fastest growing cities in the world, and for nearly a decade, we've had the world's fastest rate of internet adoption...

Magdi Amin 26 Apr 2019

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Huawei to launch 5G in Egypt during the African Cup Of NationsArticle

Huawei has announced that it will launch its 5G network for the first time in Egypt during the African Cup of Nations...

25 Apr 2019

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#IABSummit19: The new nowArticle

Ahead of this year's IAB Summit, taking place 30 May at the Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein, we interviewed IAB SA CEO Paula Hulley to find out what to expect from this year's theme and insights...

Jessica Tennant 17 Apr 2019

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Africa's digital revolution can unlock inclusive growth, job creationArticle

Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa remains below 3%, three years after crisis...

12 Apr 2019

Poor security practices in the cloud
Poor security practices in the cloudArticle

So far this year, there have been five documented cases of organisations exposing their private data due to misconfigured S3 buckets or cloud databases...

Lori MacVittie 12 Apr 2019

(L-R): Zanele Mbeki, former First Lady of South Africa and Irene Ochem, AWIEF founder and CEO. Credit: AWIEF.
Bookings open for 5th annual Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum 2019Article

The 5th annual AWIEF conference, exhibition and awards are now open for registration. The event aims to promote and accelerate the growth of women-owned and women-led businesses for Africa's inclusive economic growth...

8 Apr 2019

Laying a foundation for the digital economy
Laying a foundation for the digital economyArticle

As 4IR becomes a reality, telecommunications is coming to the fore as a chief economic growth enabler for South Africa. The impact goes beyond the economic opportunities...

Vino Govender 2 Apr 2019

Fostering a mindset of innovation
Fostering a mindset of innovationArticle

Harnessing the power of creativity and innovation is crucial if we want to stay competitive, says CEO of DAN Mozambique, João dos Santos...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 1 Apr 2019

Africa's potential as a global leader in the world's digital economy
Africa's potential as a global leader in the world's digital economyArticle

African governments have a crucial role to play in taking the continent to the next stage in its digital evolution...

1 Apr 2019

(L-R) Zouhair Chorfi, Secretary general of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Morocco, newly elected Chair of the bureau of the committee of experts; HE Elsadig Bakheit Elfaki Abdalla, Chair of the outgoing bureau of the committee of experts; Vera songwe, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa. Credit: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).
Digital trade and the economy in AfricaArticle

Policy, trade and the private sector in the digital era dominated debate at the Conference of African Ministers in Marrakesh...

26 Mar 2019

Dentsu Aegis Network SSA competes on a global stage - winning gold, silver and bronze
Dentsu Aegis Network SSA competes on a global stage - winning gold, silver and bronzeArticle

Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) SSA has announced that they were nominated as finalists in five instances at the DAN Global Innovation Awards...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 22 Mar 2019

#WinTechAfrica: Tech attracts women, but more are needed at the top
#WinTechAfrica: Tech attracts women, but more are needed at the topArticle

$12 trillion - that is the value in additional global GDP that remains locked behind the gender gap...

Haidi Nossair 14 Mar 2019

30 years of the World Wide Web
30 years of the World Wide WebArticle

To mark the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web, Cisco quizzed over 11,000 survey respondents to find out what the Web has made possible for them...

12 Mar 2019

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