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...

MTN chooses Oracle for digital transformation

MTN has chosen Oracle Cloud Applications to drive a massive digital transformation across all its core business operations, and will help the telco to drive efficiency, scale operations and integration across its local and regional operations. "MTN and Oracle...

Storage capacity set to double by 2023

In its inaugural Global StorageSphere forecast, International Data Corporation (IDC) estimates that the installed base of storage capacity worldwide will more than double over the 2018-2023 forecast period, growing to 11,7 zettabytes (ZB) in 2023. IDC's Global...

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...

New Accelerator drives faster machine learning training

Mark Davison is at IBM Think in San Francisco - It is a message that has been driven home constantly, almost mantra-like, at this year's Think: There can be no AI (artificial intelligence) without IA (information architecture). And, says Sumit Gupta, vice-president:...

March launch data for Huawei’s cloud data centre

Huawei is preparing for a March launch for its cloud data services in Africa, making it arguably the first global organisation to open a cloud data centre on the continent. The company is working with South African partners for the construction of the data centres in...

Consumers are concerned about cyber risks

A massive 46% of consumers are worried about cybercrime, with this number rising to 49% for respondents with elderly parents and 54% for those with children. These are among the findings of Europ Assistance's Cyber Barometer, conducted by Lexis, which explores...

Use of consumer AI devices is growing

Slightly more than one-fourth of people (27%) own an AI-powered virtual assistant such as an Amazon Echo or Google Home, according to new research from B2B ratings and reviews site Clutch. People use virtual assistants for simple tasks and commands, mostly playing...

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How mobile technology will transform education

Mobile technology has transformed the way we live and work, and it can be expected to rapidly change the ways in which children learn as smartphones and tablets become more widely accepted at primary and high schools. By Ernst Wittmann, global account director: MEA...

Kaspersky Lab automates training platform

In 2017, 59% of South African companies attributed weaknesses in their IT security strategy to the careless actions of employees. With staff training seen as an important way to reduce cybersecurity incidents, finding the most efficient approach remains a pain point...

Ugandan Police strengthen the fight against crime

Gemalto is supplying its Cogent Automated Biometric Identification System (CABIS) and LiveScan technology to the Ugandan Police. These biometric solutions enable the police force to better solve crimes through the electronic collection, storage and processing of...

Naspers warns of e-book scam

The Naspers Group has been made aware of a scam targeting members of the South African public. Victims of the scam receive an e-book via social media channels such as WhatsApp and Telegram, which describes Naspers as "a registered online trading platform". As part of...

What you need to know about the minimum wage

South Africa's national minimum wage legislation came into effect on 1 January 2019, setting the minimum wage at R18 per hour for farmworkers, R15 per hour for domestic workers and R20 per hour across most other sectors of the economy. By Rob Cooper, tax expert at...

DataVoice sees international success

Johannesburg-based DataVoice - an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of interaction recording and management solutions - is looking at international expansion to offset the harsh realities of the local market and plans to continue to unlock growth by specifically...

Huawei shows enterprise solutions at MWC

At MWC 2019, to be held in Barcelona from 25 to 19 February, Huawei Enterprise Business Group will have an entire area dedicated to government and enterprise customers for the first time. It will also be introducing its latest AI applications in the fields of smart...

Can waste-to-energy offer an opex reprieve for mines?

Despite the large impact mines have on the environment, mining is a significant contributor to the local economy from both a financial and employment perspective - with an estimated worth of R20,3-trillion - and will therefore continue to play a critical role in the...

How do you make a start with HCI?

Once you understand what hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is, and the benefits it offers to business, the next step is to ensure a successful HCI deployment, and how to attain the best from HCI. By Eugene Maritz, services director at First Technology National...

Copperman Consulting joins Decision Inc brand identity

UK-based Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) specialist Copperman Consulting will be integrated into the Decision Inc brand as part of its global drive to provide innovative intelligence solutions to support clients across all aspects of the information value...

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