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...

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...

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...

Healthcare industry leans to hybrid cloud

The healthcare industry is increasingly leaning toward adopting hybrid clouds that combine private and public cloud services, and their respective benefits -- with healthcare ranking third in the number of hybrid cloud deployments currently running, by industry....

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...

Don’t lose your money while losing your heart

Kaspersky Lab experts have detected a sharp increase in phishing activities from criminals offering users various romantic goods on the eve of Valentine's Day. The total number of user attempts to visit fraudulent websites with a romantic theme that were detected and...

IBM makes Watson available anywhere

Mark Davison is at IBM Think in San Francisco - In line with what chairman, president and CEO Ginni Rometty said in her keynote about the world now moving into Chapter 2 of digital transformation, IBM is making its AI technology Watson available anywhere and on any...

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CEO involvement key for big data ROI

Many business owners and CEOs have introduced big data into their operations, yet few can leverage it for a competitive advantage. According to the PwC 22nd annual survey launched at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, CEOs are still failing to take...

4IR and its impact in the workplace

Groundbreaking technological advancements are disrupting almost every industry across the globe, and the extent of these changes bring with them the transformation of entire systems of production, management and governance. While the scope is huge for the creation of...

Oracle promotes enterprise blockchain

Businesses around the world have already reaped the benefits of blockchain applications built on Oracle Blockchain Platform. Companies using Oracle's business-ready blockchain have been able to move from experimentation to production by creating new blockchain...

$1,5bn investment ahead of potential Infor IPO

Infor, which provides business cloud software specialised by industry, today announced an agreement to receive a $1,5-billion investment from shareholders Koch Equity Development (KED) and Golden Gate Capital. This investment builds on KED's investment of more than...

Don’t be caught napping at tax year-end

Along with all the other responsibilities associated with tax management in South Africa, businesses are reminded of their PAYE (Pay as you Earn) obligations towards SARS - including the onus to issue IRP5 tax certificates to employees. This is according to HR and tax...

What’s your VoIP call quality number?

Many of us know our total cholesterol number and some of us even know our systolic and diastolic blood pressure numbers. However, when it comes to our business lives, do we have any idea what call quality we're receiving from our corporate Voice over Internet Protocol...

Nurturing the future 4IR leaders

Being in the middle of a revolution that has been recognised as an era with 'the potential to connect billions of people, drastically improve the efficiency of business and have the ability to regenerate the natural environment through more effective asset management'...

Sapporo Medical University, Fujitsu treat diabetes with AI

Sapporo Medical University, Fujitsu and Fujitsu Hokuriku Systems announced that this month they will begin development of an AI machine learning model to optimise prescription of oral hypoglycemic medicines in the treatment of diabetes, as part of joint research on AI...

Communication missing in physical and IT security integration

Better communication is the key to integrating physical and IT security in enterprises today. This is according to Charl Ueckermann, CEO at AVeS Cyber Security, who says physical and IT security resources have traditionally been treated as separate disciplines. As...

Free data rollover, data transfer from FNB Connect

FNB has announced that customers using FNB Connect will get free data rollover and data transfer, in addition to the existing data depletion and out of bundle notifications. The development is in alignment with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa...

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