Final farewell to Opportunity Rover

One of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, NASA's Opportunity rover mission is at an end after almost 15 years exploring the surface of Mars and helping lay the groundwork for NASA’s return to the Red Planet.  The Opportunity rover...

10 out of 10 for 5 in 5

Mark Davison is at IBM Think in San Francisco - One of the most popular sessions at IBM's Think conferences is the annual 5 in 5 predictions at its Science Slam - and this year's event proved to be no exception. The brainchild of senior vice-president of Cloud and...

Digital Transformation .. now for Chapter 2

Mark Davison is at IBM Think in San Francisco – There was standing room only in Moscone West conference centre for IBM chairman, president and CEO, Ginni Rometty’s keynote address – and at multiple other venues around San Francisco, including the Metreon cinema...

Watson takes on human in historic debate

Mark Davison is at IBM PartnerWorld in San Francisco - IBM's AI platform Watson made history today when it took on a champion human debater in the first public debate of its kind on the statement: "We should subsidise pre-school." In the debate, moderated by four-time...

Start thinking about recession readiness …

Chief financial officers seeking to bolster their organisations' recession preparedness should start by assessing their deal pipelines, testing the speed of their team's financial analysis and ensuring their balance sheets can support countercyclical investments,...

Calling all resellers: cast your vote now

It's that time of the year when the Channelwise Awards recognise and salute the cream of our industry. The annual awards are based on the valued and trusted opinion of South Africa's reseller community. "Please take the time to do the survey and vote to ensure that...

Poor security awareness sees cryptomining grow

The tools and services used to commit cyber-crime have become democratised, with advanced attack methods now available to anyone willing to pay for them, as part of the growing 'malware-as-a-service' industry. This is one of the findings from the second instalment of...

We’re at an all-time connectedness high

In spite of growing anti-globalisation tensions in many countries, connectedness reached an all-time high in 2017, as the flows of trade, capital, information and people across national borders all intensified significantly for the first time since 2007. Strong...

MTN chooses Oracle for digital transformation

MTN has chosen Oracle Cloud Applications to drive a massive digital transformation across all its core business operations, and will help the telco to drive efficiency, scale operations and integration across its local and regional operations. "MTN and Oracle...

Storage capacity set to double by 2023

In its inaugural Global StorageSphere forecast, International Data Corporation (IDC) estimates that the installed base of storage capacity worldwide will more than double over the 2018-2023 forecast period, growing to 11,7 zettabytes (ZB) in 2023. IDC's Global...

Western Cape gets behind blockchain event

Helen Zille, premier of the Western Cape, and Beverley Ann Schäfer, Western Cape minister of economic opportunities, will jointly deliver the keynote address at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 6 March 2019. Conference organiser Sonya Kuhnel comments:...

Young African entrepreneurs compete for Anzisha Prize

The Anzisha Prize programme, a partnership between African Leadership Academy and Mastercard Foundation, has launched the call for 2019 applications. The prize is looking for Africa's most innovative social and business entrepreneurs between the ages of 15 and 22....

Number Boost waves SA flag at global contest

Number Boost has won the South African leg of the NTT Open Innovation Contest that recognises start-ups that work on solutions linked to the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Number Boost is a start-up that builds custom artificial intelligence and machine...

AARTO to soon become law

The Portfolio Committee on Transport has accepted the final amendments on the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Bill. The Bill will now go to the National Assembly for concurrence and will then be ready to be signed into law by President...

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New measures to bring order to strikes

A new code of good practice governing various aspects of strike action came into effect on 1 January 2019. It is a welcome step towards eliminating violent and damaging strikes but its effectiveness remains to be seen in practice. By Johan Olivier & Lizle Louw,...

Why businesses can count on cloud

Migration to the cloud is on the rise with more businesses adopting cloud solutions to realise the benefits. Cloud is no longer a mystical concept, but a concrete pipeline to a more flexible, cost-effective work environment. This is according to IT solution and...

Saicom develops mobile data analytics platform

Saicom's locally-developed mobile data access point name (APN) platform Saicom.Connect allows businesses to analyse their mobile data usage more effectively, allowing better insights into data usage and ultimately creating cost savings for organisations. According to...

Customers kudos for Infinidat disk arrays

Infinidat has been recognised as a February 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for General-Purpose Disk Arrays, based on reviews and ratings from end-users. In addition to being named a Customers' Choice by customers, INFINIDAT was also recently named by...

Ruckus introduces ICX 7850 switch

Ruckus Networks has announced the availability of its new ICX 7850 switch: an edge-to-core solution for the next decade of enterprise networking. Ruckus' stackable ICX 7850 delivers high-density aggregation for 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE, and 100GbE using existing...

Cell C makes student connectivity easy

As South African universities head into their first month of 2019 and students begin a new chapter in their lives the high cost of education continues to have an impact. Internet access, technology and communication now play a key role in students' day-to-day...

How professional investigations have changed

Thirty years ago, South Africa's professional landscape looked completely different to what it is today. The investigations industry has been revolutionised by the advent of auditing firms which conduct internal investigations, and innovative technology that both...

SA needs innovative approaches to job creation

The landmark Framework Agreement signed at the Presidential Jobs Summit during October last year has the potential to turn the tide of youth unemployment. By Najwah Allie-Edries, head of the Jobs Fund at National Treasury However, it calls for actively pursuing...

Why you should use a pseudonym at Starbucks

Innocently providing your name at your local coffee shop is just an example of how easy it can be for miscreants to cut through the 'privacy' of social media accounts, says Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO at ESET South Africa. When Starbucks introduced personalising the...

How to measure the success of a project

As a project owner you put your head on a block when driving an initiative, owning the opportunities and risks related to the outcome, and taking overall accountability that the project delivers the agreed business benefits within budget. By Karen le Roux, head of...

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