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Three technologies that will transform business in Africa within 10 years

Analysts are to discuss the business impact of strategic technologies at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2019, which will be held from September 16 to 18 in Cape Town, South Africa. The Hyper Cycle for ICT in Africa features three technologies that will have a transformational impact on businesses in Africa within the next 10 years. They […]


BSS to support telcos transform for 5G adoption

Hassen Hamza, Pre-Sales & Business Development Director, MEA, at Nexign, tells us that business support systems (BSS) will need to help telcos transform as they get ready to adopt 5G.  Minister of communications, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has issued the policy direction to ICASA to commence with the allocation of high-demand spectrum. The government approved policy guarantees […]


Digital Logistics Solution Demonstration

Combining industrial Internet of Things and big data analytics, Digital Logistics increases the safety of cargo, offering real-time visibility of the location and condition of vehicles as well as the goods they transport. Find out more via this video provided by Oracle.


Next-gen Wi-Fi for smarter buildings and cities

Following the white paper released by the World Broadband Alliance (WBA) that  provides deployment guidelines for a number of possible scenarios utilising Wi-Fi 6 technology, Jacques Visser, Head of Wireless at Vox, says South African companies should familiarise themselves with it, and the ways in which they can use it to enhance their business operations. […]


Axis expert asks ‘How far are we really at with Artificial Intelligence?’

Justin Ludik, Axis Business Development Manager, Critical Infrastructure, looks at how far Artificial Intelligence has come and what it can do for society and more importantly, surveillance. If we look for applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in our daily lives we can see it in autonomous vehicles, medical applications, search engines, Virtual Assistants, and image […]


Experts discuss what is fuelling the adoption of cloud-first strategies in South Africa

Sebastiaan Rothman, Senior Consultant Applications and Infrastructure at Altron Karabina Cloud computing is taking off in South Africa in a big way, and as organisations recognise and leverage the services available to benefit how they conduct business, more and more are aligning with cloud first strategies. Up to now, there have been two very big […]


Skills development crucial to economic success

Despite having a youth unemployment rate of more than 50% South Africa has a skills shortage in many areas of commerce, one of which is in technology. Therefore, Michael Shapiro, CEO at Synthesis, explains why skills development is crucial to economic success. What exacerbates the problem is that South African banks have understood the need […]


Insecure and ineffective: Don’t let your legacy network stifle Digital Transformation

Hubert da Costa, SVP and GM EMEA, Cybera, says modern technology solutions are the answer to preventing a legacy infrastructure from delaying business development. As distributed enterprises all over the world journey towards Digital Transformation, they’re increasingly migrating workloads to the cloud. Unfortunately, their legacy network architectures built in the pre-cloud era haven’t kept pace […]


Traditional approaches not enough to secure enterprise communications

Traditional anti-virus and mail scanner solutions still miss myriad threats, many of them entering the organisation through legitimate email addresses and – increasingly – through collaboration tools and instant messaging platforms. That is according to Maor Hizkiev, CTO and co-founder of content-borne threat security specialists BitDam. BitDam notes that the average office worker now spends […]


Five simple ways to get your C-suite on board with data

James Eiloart, Senior Vice President of EMEA, Tableau Software, talks about the important factors to consider when it comes to developing a sustainable and scalable data culture. Some think the phrase ‘data is the new oil’ is already over hyped and overused. But if it has shot so quickly to overuse then it’s probably something worthy […]


Celebrating Africa’s digital potential on UN Youth Day

Many things have been said about the future of Africa and its potential, with it being called ‘the Opportunity Continent’, ‘the Next Frontier’ and ‘Africa Rising’. Ime Archibong, Vice President, Product Partnerships at Facebook, says the excitement comes with how Africa can, and will, one day lead in the digital economy. Africa’s young population could […]


AI to change contact centre customer experience

With investments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) related technologies expected to triple by 2020, local companies are looking at ways to integrate it into all aspects of their business. Karl Reed, Chief Solutions Officer at Elingo, says that it is especially true in the contact centre industry where it can be used to greatly enhance the […]


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