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21 January 2019

We finally know what time it is on Saturn

Using new data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, researchers believe they have solved a longstanding mystery of solar system science: the length of a day on Saturn. It’s 10 hours, 33 minutes and 38 seconds.

The rise and rise of AI in business

January 21, 2019

The number of organisations implementing artificial intelligence (AI) grew 270% in the past four years and tripled in the past year, according to the Gartner 2019 CIO Survey.

What does the future hold?

January 21, 2019

Deloitte Global forecasts that smart speakers will be worth $7-billion in 2019, becoming the fastest-growing connected device category.

.africa popularity continues to grow

January 21, 2019

Major businesses continue to adopt the dotAfrica (.africa) geographic Top Level Domain (gTLD) in an effort to secure their African digital space.

Regulation could help grow bitcoin adoption

January 21, 2019

Last week, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) released its consultation paper on policy proposals for crypto assets after engaging constructively with many participants in the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

Job cuts on the cards at Tesla

January 21, 2019

Tesla is preparing to cut its workforce by about 7%, and letting go most of its contractors or temporary workers, while increasing production.

Massive security breach leaks passwords

January 18, 2019

A new security breach – Collection #1 – has seen close to 1-billion passwords compromised.

In 2019, global talent shortage the top emerging risk

January 18, 2019

Staff shortages have escalated in the last three months to become the top emerging risk organisations face globally, according to Gartner’s latest Emerging Risks Survey.

Lower inflation forecasts good news for consumers

January 18, 2019

With a unanimous decision, members of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) voted on 17 January to keep interest rates unchanged, in line with analyst expectations. This follows an interest rate hike of 25 basis points (bps) in November 2018, which brought the repo and prime lending rates to 6,75% and 10,25%, respectively.

IBM, Vodafone join forces on digitalisation

January 18, 2019

IBM and Vodafone Business are creating a new venture designed to help companies across Europe and beyond deliver innovation faster and succeed in a digital world.

How well does Facebook know you?

January 18, 2019

Most Americans polled in a Pew Research study didn’t realise that Facebook keeps track of their interests and categorises them for advertising.

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Fujitsu drives data centre transformation

January 21, 2019

Fujitsu has announced new options for enabling businesses to run mission-critical SAP HANA workloads on a hyper-converged infrastructure. These options will allow businesses to manage and scale advanced, fully-virtualized SAP solution environments.

New year brings new and improved technologies

January 21, 2019

Every year starts with excitement as many new tech trends and technologies emerge that are fast changing the way we work and interact with others. In fact, technology is revolutionising the way we do business.

Tech driving digital transformation in 2019

January 21, 2019

Exciting developments in enterprise resource planning provide us with a compelling snapshot of how the country is progressing with regards to digital transformation, says Deirdre Fryer at Syspro.

Before you sign up an FTTH ISP …

January 21, 2019

Fibre to the home (FTTH) is rolling out in suburbs across South Africa at a rapid rate, promising lightning fast internet speeds plus a world of connectivity and online in-home entertainment options.

Hemant Harie is new Gabsten MD

January 21, 2019

Data management solutions specialist, Gabsten Technologies (Gabsten), has appointed Hemant Harie as its new MD.

Free trial for black subscription package

January 21, 2019

Entertainment streaming service, black, offers newcomers to its service a seven-day free trial to it premium subscription package Binge Elite.

Digital disruption transforms insurance

January 21, 2019

South African insurers must embrace digital disruption and the associated technologies to remain competitive and provide customers with a more immersive experience.

Fujitsu system wins Energy Conservation Grand Prize

January 21, 2019

Fujitsu has received the Energy Conservation Grand Prize for 2018 in the Product and Business Model category of the Agency of Natural Resources and Energy Director-General’s Awards for the first time.

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