Expert warns that not all biometrics are equal …

The use of biometrics is set to go mainstream in South Africa, as Home Affairs local banks roll out major identification projects. But not all biometrics technologies are equal, and some may ‘come back to bite’ the enterprises rolling them out. This is the warning...

Old tech for space-age navigation …

The Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station with new experiments related to emergency navigation, DNA sequencing and ultra-cold atom research. Cygnus lifted off on an Antares 230 rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in...

Technology set to drive jobs growth

Kathy Gibson reports - Since the first power looms heralded the start of the first industrial revolution, technology has been displacing people from jobs, and the current Fourth Industrial Revolution is continuing the trend - but on an unprecedented scale. Estimates...

Generational leap for AMD Ryzen PRO

The AMD Ryzen PRO processors, designed to meet the fast-changing needs of business PC users, have been launched in the South African market. The new processors are available in three iterations, each with different features catering to various workloads. Offering...

E-commerce grows, but mobile sales are down

While retailers have been aggressively investing in mobile, new data suggests that the percentage of online sales made via mobile phone has declined. Forrester research finds that online sales via mobile declined from 43% in 2016 to 36% in 2017. However, at the same...

Regional co-operation vital for Africa’s development

Africa's development agenda must focus on the socio-cultural and commercial interests of Africans and the upliftment of Africa's trade and economic ecosystem. This is the word from Muhammadu Sanusi II, Emir of Kano and a former governor of Nigeria's Central Bank,...

Keep close watch on your identity

As consumer confidence rebounds, the climate for criminals to perpetrate identity theft improves. According to the The FNB/Bureau of Economic Research the Consumer Confidence Index for the first quarter of 2018 rose to a record high of +26 index points, the highest...

What is government’s role in personal electricity generation?

The draft Rules for Registration of Small-Scale Embedded Generation published by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) state that every form of home electricity generation - including solar photo-voltaic (PV) panels and backup generators, will have to...

MTN, Cisco launch countrywide IoT services

MTN and Cisco have announced the availability of the Cisco Jasper Control Center automated IoT connectivity platform for all companies looking to provide IoT services to their customers on MTN's mobile network throughout South Africa. MTN is the first mobile operator...

Semiconductors to continue growth streak

After strong year-over-year growth of 24% in 2017, worldwide semiconductor revenue is forecast to grow for the third consecutive year in 2018 to $450-billion, up 7,7% over 2017, according to a new Semiconductor Applications Forecaster (SAF) from International Data...

Old tech for space-age navigation …

The Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station with new experiments related to emergency navigation, DNA sequencing and ultra-cold atom research. Cygnus lifted off on an Antares 230 rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in...

Blockchain ecosystem to empower farmers

A new token-based ecosystem will enable sub-Saharan farmers to deploy the profits from the sale of their surplus crops in the wider economy. Block Commodities and GMEX Group subsidiary Financial & Commodities Ecosystema have announced a strategic partnership with OST,...

Africa can learn industrialisation lessons from Korea

African governments are urged to create the right environment for the private sector to lead the continent's industrial revolution - and they could learn some valuable lessons from Korea. Participants in the 53rd Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank in...

5G’s ultra-low latency improves manufacturing

Ericsson and the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology have teamed up to explore and develop industrial applications of 5G. The first use case for production of jet engine components for MTU Aero Engines is currently being evaluated and is presented this week...

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Fujitsu refreshes Esprimo PC lineup

Fujitsu has unveiled the latest generation of its versatile Esprimo PC line-up, designed for a wide variety of desktop computing environments. The Esprimo portfolio gets a performance boost with the incorporation of 8th Generation Intel Core processors, and gains...

GDPR adds to telcos’ data headaches

Data has always been the ultimate battleground and competitive bargaining chip for telecommunications operators. Already under pressure to reduce mobile data costs amid a rising #datamustfall chorus from consumers, they now face data headaches of a different kind. By...

Technology key to African healthcare

Technology is shaping the way we experience healthcare. From electronic medical records and patient self-tracking to informatics and minimally invasive procedures, healthcare is getting more and more high-tech. And nurses in Africa are at the forefront of using...

Remuneration committees need independent advisors

Recent reports of shareholders voting against executive remuneration structures have again highlighted the need for increased transparency in the disclosure of not only the amounts paid, but how the amounts were calculated and the link to performance. Many companies...

How HR professionals can prepare for GDPR

There are only two days until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, which will govern the levels of protection and privacy for all individuals. It represents one of the biggest shakeups as to how personal data should be handled. By Paul...

Protect your business against cybercrime

In the wake of last year's surge of debilitating ransomware attacks, many businesses are investing heavily in cybersecurity technology, with Gartner predicting that worldwide security spending will reach unprecedented highs at an estimated $96-billion this year alone....

There are no GDPR quick wins

Data protection in the digital world is an issue that just never stops, writes Gregg Petersen, regional vice-resident at Veeam. At the time of writing, the Cambridge Analytica news is just a few weeks old. While the full extent of the fiasco remains to be seen, this...

Technology puts the ‘resource’ in human resources

The technology terms 'machine learning', 'artificial intelligence (AI)', 'big data' and 'robotics' are being thrown around with increasing ease these days. We've become very comfortable with these technologies, mainly because they are impacting every aspect of life...

Home Affairs clamps down on illegal immigrant employment

It is now a matter of when and not if companies employing foreign nationals will be audited by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA). The arrest of at least 25 illegal foreign nationals at the beginning of May by the Cape Town Police, accompanied by officials from the...

black says Netflix not a threat to SA

South Africa's entertainment offering black says The hype around Netflix is exaggerated, according to South African entertainment platform black. While black acknowledges Netflix as a competitor, it does not see it preventing media companies from thriving locally,...

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