AI looks into your eyes to predict cardio risk

Artificial intelligence (AI) can now predict your heart attack risk -- by looking into your eyes. Google scientists are presenting research on an algorithm that can accurately assess a patient's heart attack risk by examining retinal fundus images. "Traditionally,...

Good news for SA debt

South Africa has seen a sharp turnaround in debt, the first positive upturn since Q3 2015. The Experian Business Debt Index (BDI) went up to 0.443 in Q4 2017 from 0.059 in the previous quarter. As the best reading since 2014, this suggests South African business debt...

The back and forth of SA’s telecoms policy

Aside from laudable victories for competition such as the reduction in mobile termination rates, the South African telecommunications sector is becoming a tennis match characterised by endless sets of policy implementation decisions and policy implementation failures....

Spin qubits bring quantum computing closer

Quantum computing has the potential to tackle problems that today's conventional computers can't handle. Scientists and industries are looking to quantum computing to speed advancements in areas like chemistry or drug development, financial modelling and climate...

Positive results for Cell C

Cell C has reported improved performance, due to strategic measures put in place to enact its turnaround strategy, with strong results for the year ended 31 December 2017. "While our turnaround strategy was put in place in 2012, the recapitalisation of Cell C last...

Mustek signs up AMD

Mustek has partnered with AMD to offer its range of CPU and APU products. "While AMD has been in the market for a number of years, it has recently come back with a bang and has been making waves thanks to its innovative offering, particularly in gaming communities,"...

Calling all resellers: vote for your favourites

South Africa's IT resellers are urged to name their favourite vendors and distributors, giving them the opportunity to win one of the coveted titles in the Channelwise Awards. The annual awards recognise the vendors and distributors who best met the needs of their...

FMF advocates flat tax rate

Minister Gigaba appears to have his back against the fiscal wall and will probably announce tax hikes in his 21 February budget. This is according to the Free Market Foundation, which cautions him to rather heed the advice of former UK Prime Minister Winston...

Users sell privacy for ‘free’ services

Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram ... chances are that most people use at least one of these social media sites. However, when signing up for a social media account, most users are more concerned about which profile picture to choose, than about reading the...

Sustainable funding for SOEs

In his "New Deal" for re-igniting job creation and economic growth, President Cyril Ramaphosa identifies the need to restore state-owned enterprises (SOEs) as drivers of economic growth and social development. Lullu Krugel, chief economist at PwC Africa, examines how...

ICASA urged to speed portability review

The further implementation of the principle of number portability as envisioned in the draft number portability regulations currently under review is a welcome step in the liberalisation of the telecommunications sector. However, ICASA is urged to speed the review of...

Liquid Telecom is MEF’s African partner

Liquid Telecom has become the first company to be chosen by the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) standards body as its MEF 3.0 African partner. MEF 3.0 is a transformational framework for defining, delivering, and certifying agile, assured, and orchestrated communication...

Hackathon for Cape Town water crisis

Concerned organisations and citizens, business leaders, home-owners, scientists, design shapers, among others will be taking part in a hackathon this weekend (24 and 25 February 2018) at the Cape Town Science Centre in Observatory. In addition to the hackathon, the...

Helping hand for waterpreneurs

Business development specialist Fetola is launching Groundswell, an initiative to accelerate the success of small businesses offering products and services in the water, sustainability and resource efficiency sectors. The practical programme, supported by seed funding...

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Manage employee stress

Managers and team leaders can play a crucial role in helping employees manage workplace stress, which will lead to stronger teams and greater productivity, an expert says. Additionally, identifying and using stress to their advantage, new employees and the recently...

9TH BIT introduces XebiaLabs DevOps KPI

South African specialists in implementing SOA solutions and middleware integration and products, 9TH BIT Consulting has announced the availability of an industry first from XebiaLabs. XL Impact, a new software as a service (SaaS) offering, is the first goal-based...

Epson debuts new EcoTank ITS printers

Epson's next generation of EcoTank ITS printers offer an updated, more compact design and improved user-operating experience. New to the EcoTank ITS stable, the Epson L4150, L4160, L6160, L6170, and L6190 models feature large ink tanks that are more accessible and...

Digital-compatible TVs from LG

LG Electronics South Africa (LG) has announced its entire TV range selection is fully digital-ready, enabling consumers to migrate from the current analogue format to a digital signal, which means they will not require a set-up box to view free to air channels in...

What to look for in an SD-WAN provider

Software defined wide area networks (SD-WANs) are accelerating in the market. "Businesses are recognising the tangible benefits SD-WANs offer -- from cost to speed to ease of control and agility. An issue businesses are however still grappling with is how to evaluate...

UCT comments on new wage bill

The Department of Labour is considering one of the biggest changes to South Africa's labour laws since 1995 by, amongst other things, introducing a National Minimum Wage (NMW). The NMW Bill will set a wage of at least R20 for workers across all sectors of the economy...

The future of self-driving cars

The introduction of self-driving cars looks set to change the way people commute in the very near future. Although some motorists might be feeling trepidation about the prospect of handing over control to a fully automated machine, many around the world are excited...

12 graduates from Cell C Girl Child Bursary Fund

The Cell C Girl Child Bursary Fund, a financial resource that invests in the tertiary education of disadvantaged young women, has produced 12 female graduates over the past two years and every one of them is now successfully employed. The young women have qualified in...

Cloud offers security, efficiency, regulatory compliance

Data breaches that result in confidential data being compromised, whether it is just released to the general public or used for more malicious purposes, have become almost a daily occurrence, making cybersecurity a non-negotiable for organisations. This includes both...

Open banking’s relevance to SA

Imagine if you owned your bank data and could decide who you want to share this data with, thereby gaining access to a broad range of products to suit your needs. Matthew Barnard, an executive at software development company BBD, explains this could become a reality...

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