Is SA falling behind in the platform economy?

Unless an enabling environment is created, and critical mass attained, South Africa is in danger of falling behind as the world undergoes a fundamental economic shift: the rise of the platform economy. This is one of the conclusions from a whitepaper co-authored by...

How Mars mission could solve Earth’s problems

Kathy Gibson is at SAP SuccessConnect in Berlin - When a small group of people leaves Earth to set up the first off-planet colony on Mars, it will be following the natural progression of the human race to explore new territories – and it is hoped it will inspire...

Customer care is ‘bull****’ says Iron Maiden front man

Kathy Gibson is at SAP SuccessConnect in Berlin - The best way to turn customers into fans is to stop being concerned with customers at all, according to Iron Maiden front man Bruce Dickinson. Talking to a packed house at SAP SuccessConnect last night, Dickinson...

How people are driving the intelligent enterprise

Kathy Gibson is at SAP SuccessConnect in Berlin - People technology is at the centre of human resources (HR) today - and HR is increasingly recognised as a crucial driver of the business overall. This is the word from Greg Tombs, president of SAP SuccessFactors, who...

5G key for autonomous vehicle connectivity

5G networks may be as much as 10 times more efficient than 4G networks, allowing communications service providers (CSPs) to secure future market opportunities with manufacturers of autonomous vehicles (AVs) in the fields of driver safety and data processing and...

MTN, Ericsson in 5G driving demo

MTN South Africa and Ericsson have demonstrated fifth generation (5G) wireless technology in a live feed from a car on a skid pan at the Gerotek testing facility in Pretoria. Mounting terminals in a vehicle on a live 5G network trial, using 100MHz of spectrum in the...

Industry 4.0 ripe for malware attacks

The trend for digitalisation, including increased connectivity and IoT, is growing among industrial organisations such as power plants, manufacturers, and water treatment centres, which rely on industrial control systems (ICS) for their operations. It’s a trend that...

Trade war leads to malware escalation

Ping-ponging tariffs between the US and China, have already sparked new Chinese hacking campaigns and a shift toward attacks that are increasingly targeted, and most likely aimed at carrying out government espionage. This is according to Jeremy Samide, CEO of...

Andy Diggle, Chris Sprouse set for Comic Con Africa

British comic book writer Andy Diggle and comic artist Chris Sprouse will be participating in Comic Con Africa 2018. The two talented comic aficionados will be part of the Comic Con Africa ‘s talent Line-up that includes Jason Momoa and Kevin Sussman, and other...

Positive risk-reward changes for southern Africa

Broad political change has led to an improvement of the risk-reward score in many southern African economies, according to the 2018 Africa Risk-Reward Index from Control Risks and Oxford Economics. Zimbabwe, leading with the largest positive change, Mozambique and...

SA’s current account deficit widens

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) reported on 21 June that the current account deficit widened further from 2,9% of GDP in 2017Q4 to 4,8% of GDP in 2018Q1. The latest reading was the largest in almost four years and also exceeded economists’ expectations of around...

AfPIF to run alongside iWeek

The Internet Society (ISOC) and African IXP Association (AFIX) are set to hold the ninth annual Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) during iWeek in August. South Africa’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) has disclosed that the 2018 line-up...

How Mars mission could solve Earth’s problems

Kathy Gibson is at SAP SuccessConnect in Berlin - When a small group of people leaves Earth to set up the first off-planet colony on Mars, it will be following the natural progression of the human race to explore new territories – and it is hoped it will inspire...

Work as a means to make life better

Kathy Gibson is at SAP SuccessFactors in Berlin - Human resources professionals have a responsibility to help their companies run efficiently, but they also have a duty to help their employees have a better life. This is the word from Laszlo Bock, co-founder and CEO...

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HomeFixer announces Hirsch collaboration

South Africa's recently-launched home improvement app, HomeFixer, has announced a partnership with Hirsch's, one of South Africa's most well-known independent home appliances and furniture store. HomeFixer founder and MD, Renaldo Bothma, says that the home improvement...

Cisco, NetApp simplify cloud infrastructure delivery

Cisco and NetApp have announced new FlexPod solutions, combining Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure with NetApp data services to help organizations accelerate application delivery and transition to a hybrid cloud with a trusted platform for innovation. The new...

Securing and regulating IoT

In the data centre, servers, storage and, more recently, networks are highly automated, and the processes are "industrialised". However, in the case of IT security, point solutions and manual work still seem to prevail. Simon Bryden, consulting systems engineer at...

How to protect your kids online

Children know how to play online games, get updates on their favorite celebrities, find the latest music hits, chat with their equally tech-savvy peers, or ask the Internet for answers to their questions that they might be too embarrassed to ask others. However,...

Smart home basics: creating a reliable LAN

Smart homes are supposed to simplify our lives and make our homes more convenient. But without a reliable internet connection and local area network, your smart devices can go offline and underperform, which can create more stress than convenience. To make sure that...

Digital printers and digital workflows

Printing doesn't have to be complicated, but, let's face it: for every user who wants something different from that machine, the complexity increases. By Karl Boissonneault, vice-president: channel partners group at Xerox Canada What started as printing a piece of...

What to consider when integrating AI into legal

Over the past two years Webber Wentzel has explored a number of artificial intelligence (AI) platforms related to the delivery of legal services. By Celia Pienaar, lead project manager at Webber Wentzel Many people believe that automation is a threat to job security...

Integrated security ensures peace of mind

In today's world, security threats can come from anywhere, be it cybercriminals looking to attack your business' data, intruders targeting physical hardware, or even internal employees haplessly giving away company secrets or letting unauthorised people into your...

Kaspersky, Pilsner Urquell brewer aim to secure beverage industry

Kaspersky Lab and and Plzensky Prazdroj have announced the successful completion of a cybersecurity partnership to improve the overall industrial security posture of the brewery. Kaspersky Lab was engaged by the world-famous brewery, known for producing Pilsner...

Qualimark meets digital demand with Xerox

Digital and litho printing company Qualimark Printing has invested in a new Xerox Versant digital printer to meet its customers' growing demand for fast-turnaround, short-run, high-quality work. The Johannesburg-based commercial printer bought the 100ppm device from...

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