Admin brings productivity levels down

The South African productivity puzzle is far from solved, with a massive amount of time and billions of rands still being lost to administrative tasks. This is among the findings from Sage’s second annual Productivity Tracker, which investigates the amount of...

Fintech startups get R16m boost from AlphaCode

Rand Merchant Investment Holding (RMI), through AlphaCode, has awarded entrepreneurial packages valued at R16-million to eight of South Africa’s most promising financial services startups. All businesses are less than two years old and at least 51% owned by...

UJ in diagnostic AI breakthrough

A team of scientists from the University of Johannesburg (UJ), collaborating across theoretical and experimental physics and computer science, have developed and trained a new machine learning (ML) technique to predict and diagnose diseases such as lung cancer,...

Humans and technology can improve customer service

The use of technology is crucial for financial services organisations with ambitions of prevailing in a highly contested market. This is the word from Barry Vorster, lead: HR technology and culture at PwC, who points out that sustainable productivity improvement in...

Ransomware modifications double year-on-year

Kaspersky researchers detected 16,017 new ransomware modifications in the second quarter of 2019 – including ones belonging to eight new malware families. This is more than double the number of new samples detected a year ago, in Q2 2018 (7 620). The Kaspersky...

What3words makes location tracking easier for ER24

Location technology from what3words has been rolled out to emergency medical care provider ER24, enabling faster response times in case of an incident. Using a what3words address in an emergency gives callers a simple way to describe precisely where they need help,...