MEST Africa invests $1.1m in tech startups across Africa
MEST Africa invests $1.1m in tech startups across Africa

MEST Africa continues its commitment to early-stage startups, investing in eleven teams from its 2019 graduating cohort.

3 days ago

Hype Cycle highlights technologies that will transform business
Hype Cycle highlights technologies that will transform business

The 2019 Gartner "Hype Cycle for ICT in Africa" features three technologies that will have a transformational impact on businesses in Africa within the next 10 years. They are smart city frameworks, the Internet of Things (IoT) and low earth orbit satellite systems.

21 Aug 2019

Africa Data Centres Nairobi now PCI DSS compliant
Africa Data Centres Nairobi now PCI DSS compliant

Africa Data Centres becomes the first carrier-neutral data centre in Nairobi to be PCI DSS compliant.

21 Aug 2019

Mandi Fine, CEO of F/NE Group Global.
#WomensMonth: Generic business lessons for the 21st Century from healthcare advertising

Mandi Fine is CEO of F/NE Group Global, a strategic consultancy that works with some of the world's top brands and corporations and turns 20 years old this August. Here, Fine explains how specific data science and storytelling skills are transforming marketing and communications, as well as future trends to embrace in any industry.

By Leigh Andrews 20 Aug 2019

What 4IR means in the context of South Africa
What 4IR means in the context of South Africa

From the Internet of things (IoT) to Artificial Intelligence (AI) to smart cities, to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), the list of buzzwords is steadily growing with a shortage of tangible and visible planning on how this will change the lives for the citizens of a low-income country beset by unemployment and poverty and a struggling economy such as South Africa.

By Eckart Zollner 20 Aug 2019

Image credit: Carlos Muza on Unsplash.
The (growing) importance of data-driven location-based marketing

Multi-location companies have come to rely on data analysis to drive sales, determine and manage brand reputation, refine operational efficiencies, respond to customer queries and deliver superior customer experiences.

19 Aug 2019

#StartupStory: Are you having a 'Blue Monday'?
#StartupStory: Are you having a 'Blue Monday'?

"Facial recognition software can potentially recognise a 'Blue Monday' simply by scanning employee expressions," says Laurence Seberini, co-founder of Camatica, a Johannesburg-based startup specialising in facial recognition for businesses.

By Evan-Lee Courie 19 Aug 2019