Subscribe to industry newsletters

#YouthMonth

#AfricaMonth

IBM expands quantum computing program to Africa
IBM expands quantum computing program to Africa

IBM announced the expansion of its' quantum computing efforts to Africa in a new collaboration with the University of the Witwatersrand...

2 days ago

Africa needs effective ICT policies to enhance competitiveness
Africa needs effective ICT policies to enhance competitiveness

It is crucial for African organisations and governments to understand the dynamic and significant role that information and communication technologies play in enhancing competitiveness...

3 days ago

Helmut Resisinger, CEO, Orange Business Services
The rise of The Internet of Enterprises

In today's digital economy, data is a highly valuable asset. Unlocking the insights that data holds is crucial to innovation...

By Helmut Resisinger 5 Jun 2019

The world then and now, and how the way we protect our children needs to change
The world then and now, and how the way we protect our children needs to change

This National Child Protection Week (CPW), Google South Africa and Media Monitoring Africa hosted a roundtable putting a spotlight on the importance of online safety for children...

By Jessica Tennant 31 May 2019

AI won't lead to better consumer engagement but machine learning will
AI won't lead to better consumer engagement but machine learning will

Science fiction movies and novels did an amazing job of creating and dramatising encounters with artificial intelligence - but did it prepare us for the real world of AI? Unfortunately not...

By Jarred Mailer-Lyons 30 May 2019

The human factor: a top insight from a CX Masterclass
The human factor: a top insight from a CX Masterclass

Companies, from legacy to startup, multi-national to local, are all grappling with how to meet steeply rising customer experience (CX) expectations...

20 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: Mapping out crucial data at a disaster scene
#AfricaMonth: Mapping out crucial data at a disaster scene

Humanitarian emergencies often strike without warning, destroying lives and livelihoods within a matter of seconds. In the immediate aftermath, the challenge for those responding is to know where to start...

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 May 2019

Girls4Tech programme aims to reach one million girls by 2025
Girls4Tech programme aims to reach one million girls by 2025

First launched in South Africa in 2017, Mastercard's inquiry-based STEM programme Girls4Tech has so far reached more than 400,000 girls (ages 8-12) in 25 countries...

14 May 2019

Design from data
Design from data

Sub-Saharan Africa's data lakes are expanding rapidly, says data expert at DAN SSA Vikesh Singh, but it's knowing how to tame the tide of info that's going to help make design from data a reality...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 10 May 2019

How AI can, and can't, improve your customer experience
How AI can, and can't, improve your customer experience

Ask the leadership of any reasonably-sized company what technology they're looking to implement and they'll almost invariably mention artificial intelligence...

By Ryan Falkenberg 7 May 2019

Q&A: Marko Salic on digitally transforming retail and supply chain solutions
Q&A: Marko Salic on digitally transforming retail and supply chain solutions

Argility is a South African enterprise software development and services company focussing on using industry 4.0 technologies in the retail and supply chain arena...

By Evan-Lee Courie 3 May 2019

The new digital divide is between people who opt out of algorithms and people who don't
The new digital divide is between people who opt out of algorithms and people who don't

Every aspect of life can be guided by artificial intelligence algorithms - from choosing what route to take for your morning commute, to deciding whom to take on a date...

By Anjana Susarla 23 Apr 2019

Businesses recognise value of data, yet struggle with data protection
Businesses recognise value of data, yet struggle with data protection

The number of businesses unable to recover data after an incident nearly doubled from 2016...

10 Apr 2019

What 4IR means in the Namibian context
What 4IR means in the Namibian context

The world is on the verge of a major revolution; while developed countries are keeping pace with major technological advancements...

By Llewellyn le Hané 5 Apr 2019

AI trends that nobody mentions
AI trends that nobody mentions

There are two artificial intelligence trends that will become a reality in 2019 and nobody is talking about it...

3 Apr 2019

African retailers have the opportunity to re-imagine a data-driven sector
African retailers have the opportunity to re-imagine a data-driven sector

Transforming retail starts with the business model, not the technology...

By Toros Esim 27 Mar 2019

Building a new BI point of view
Building a new BI point of view

In a data-rich world, business intelligence (BI) must move past static information and siloed analyses...

15 Mar 2019

Part 1: Will the so-called fourth industrial revolution propel SA forwards?
Part 1: Will the so-called fourth industrial revolution propel SA forwards?

Just what is the fourth industrial revolution? No really, what is it all about beyond the hype and jargon?

By Garth Williams 11 Mar 2019

Automation, embedded AI drive the CFO's strategic value
Automation, embedded AI drive the CFO's strategic value

The finance function in companies around the world is undergoing fundamental change due to digitisation...

By Sarah George 8 Mar 2019

Data highway expands through Africa
Data highway expands through Africa

Paratus Africa has announced that it recently activated additional capacity between West Africa Undersea Cable System (WACS) and Lusaka, Zambia...

6 Mar 2019

Algorithms are maximising profits for online retailers by colluding to keep prices high
Algorithms are maximising profits for online retailers by colluding to keep prices high

Have you ever searched for a product online in the morning and gone back to look at it again in the evening only to find the price has changed?

By Graeme McLean 5 Mar 2019

Growth opportunities for African telecoms operators
Growth opportunities for African telecoms operators

While the telco industry may have seen its traditional revenue streams decline further in 2018...

By Mariam Abdullahi 27 Feb 2019

How data management supports the business in a regulatory environment
How data management supports the business in a regulatory environment

The past year has been an important period in the timeline of the data economy...

By Kate Mollett 20 Feb 2019

10 Data and Analytics Technology Trends for 2019
10 Data and Analytics Technology Trends for 2019

Augmented analytics, continuous intelligence and explainable artificial intelligence (AI) are among the top trends in data and analytics technology...

20 Feb 2019

Craig Johnston is the marketing manager at Seidor Bluekey
The danger of big data without context

Craig Johnston, marketing manager at Seidor Bluekey, says that data and knowledge are not the same thing...

By Craig Johnston 13 Feb 2019

Silent authentication: a seamless customer experience
Silent authentication: a seamless customer experience

In a world of increasing connectivity and digitisation, our interactions with devices and services demand highly secure identity authentication for access...

By Sherry Zameer 11 Feb 2019

Gartner predicts increased adoption of mobile-centric biometric authentication
Gartner predicts increased adoption of mobile-centric biometric authentication

By 2022, Gartner predicts that 70% of organisations using biometric authentication for workforce access will implement it via smartphone apps...

11 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: Convergence, connections and trust
#BizTrends2019: Convergence, connections and trust

Jessica Tennant reports back on Charles Stuart's analysis of the annual 'Entertainment Media Outlook: An African Perspective', specifically with regard to three key trends in the entertainment and media space...

By Jessica Tennant 31 Jan 2019

AI: Are we playing the waiting game?
AI: Are we playing the waiting game?

90% of South African CEOs believe that AI will significantly change the way they do business in the next five years but what's stopping us now?

By Danette Breitenbach 25 Jan 2019

(c) Maksim Kabakou -
Mobile adspend expected to top TV across key markets

Mobile is currently the second-largest ad medium and will overtake TV this year if current growth rates are maintained...

24 Jan 2019

Show more