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Trackmatic simplifies inbound yard execution management

Trackmatic, innovative provider of disruptive tech solutions to the supply chain and logistics industry, is presenting its market-leading inbound yard execution management solution at the 40th Annual SAPICS conference, to be held in Cape Town from June 10 to 13. The solution, Link, is designed to enable simple and efficient inbound logistics. It is both […]


Rethinking data security with a risk adaptive approach

Christo van Staden, Forcepoint Regional Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa, says the two megatrends of cloud-based applications and mobile devices have been a boon for company productivity, agility, and innovation. The mobile-cloud combo empowers employees to work and be productive literally anywhere. However, the mobile-cloud era has created a conundrum for cybersecurity teams. If we look […]


Large number of African entries for Fall Armyworm Tech Prize

Nesta, on behalf of Feed the Future, has announced that 228 applications were received, mostly from Africa, for the global Fall Armyworm Tech Prize. The prize aims to find digital solutions to identify, track and protect crops from the pest, which has devastated agricultural produce across the continent. USAID’s Digital Inclusion team believes that with […]


Itec Southern Africa expert on the introduction of GDPR

After a prolonged period of two years, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a wide-reaching new piece of European legislation, is coming into full force. Though this law may seem a world away from South Africa, Daniel Lötter, Head: Bids and Tenders at managed service provider Itec Southern Africa, says organisations should pay close attention […]


High cost of cybercrime in Africa cause for concern

Ken Munyi, Country Manager at IWayAfrica Kenya, says African businesses need to take more decisive steps to prioritise data protection and enhance enterprise security in order to mitigate the high cost of cyberattacks. The millions of cyberattacks that take place every year across the continent are cause for concern, particularly for Africa’s larger economies such […]


SilverBridge expert on managing predictive behaviour in insurance

Predictive and behavioural analytics enable better risk mitigation, fraud detection and customer insight for insurers. Kelly Preston, data analytics manager at SilverBridge, believes this provides organisations with a better understanding of not only how to approach solution development but also customer management. “Being able to use these advanced analytical tools allows insurers to optimise business […]


Paper to be presented about requirement of PoPI Act and GDPR

A member of the Information Regulator will be presenting a paper to help shed light on the requirement of Protection of Personal Information Act 2013 (PoPI) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Sizwe Snail ka Mtuze will help business owners understand how European law will affect South African companies and it will also enable them […]


‘Casting shadows in the cloud’. Opinion piece by T-Systems SA expert

Sonja Weber, Lead Delivery Solution Manager at T-Systems SA, says that, with the right cloud partner, firms can establish sound governance and unify their cloud strategies to derive maximum value. The ease and speed with which businesses can adopt new cloud-based infrastructure, applications and services has been a tremendous boon in the drive to digitise […]


Pure Storage announces AIRI™ Mini that is powered by NVIDIA

Pure Storage, the all-flash storage platform that helps innovators build a better world with data, has announced its second AI-Ready Infrastructure offering, AIRI™ Mini, powered by NVIDIA. Architected by Pure Storage and NVIDIA, AIRI is purpose-built to enable data architects, scientists and business leaders to extend the power of the NVIDIAⓇ DGX-1™ system. With AIRI […]


Digital Identity: Defining ourselves in a virtual world

SAP Africa’s Head of Innovation and South Africa’s Mars One candidate, Dr Adriana Marais, talks about taking back ownership of our identities in the digital world, through the compelling application of blockchain. Body We’re bringing information and devices online at an unprecedented rate, raising one of the fundamental questions of our time – how do […]


Epicor to accelerate cloud ERP adoption via Microsoft Azure

Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, has announced an expanded strategic partnership with Microsoft to deliver Epicor enterprise-class solutions globally on the Microsoft Azure platform. Epicor will initially standardise cloud deployment of its Epicor ERP and Epicor® Prophet 21 enterprise resource planning (ERP) suites on Microsoft Azure, […]


ERP in cloud and big data to create US$1.1bn to tech market in SA

Frost & Sullivan’s latest analysis, South African ICT Outlook 2018, finds emerging technologies such as augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), Fintech and the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) are disrupting the ICT industry in South Africa. As a result, telecommunications providers will use innovation as the springboard to offer mobile application-based services such as mCommerce, mAgriculture, connected services, mLearning, mHealth and […]


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