The big six of smart cities

The term smart city is not a new one and, while some examples already exist on the African continent, it is not as widespread as it should be. Urbanisation, economic, social and environmental sustainability requirements are putting increasing pressure on cities’...

Adversity drives innovation in agriculture

The United Nation’s 2018 Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) partnership forum has issued a global call to action for private businesses and investors to invest in sustainable business models aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals...

The smart hotel of the future

Hospitality organisations can leverage and secure IoT to create guest experiences that are just like home, writes Pieter Engelbrecht, business unit manager for HPE Aruba. Regardless of the size or type of property, every hotel operator that wants to remain competitive...

Tech key for F&B businesses

Food and beverage businesses are well-positioned to take advantage of promising sector growth. But they must equip themselves with the right tech if they are to overcome a growing list of challenges, writes Mark Wilson, MD of Syspro. While the rest of the country is...

The shift towards an active-active architecture

Being proactive in business has always yielded much more generous results than being passive. The same can be said for an organisation’s network. So there are big benefits to being doubly active. Zeus Kerravala, founder and principal analyst at ZK Research,...

Digital transformation key for Africa

The subject of digital transformation is not new and is typically related to upcoming technology megatrends such as cloud computing, mobility, big data, artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), robotics and social platforms. There is no doubt that...