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#CEMAfrica2017: Empowered customer experiences lie in multi-focused design
#CEMAfrica2017: Empowered customer experiences lie in multi-focused design

Sven Schoof, head of customer experience at Spree, discusses how to empower customers to interact with your brand

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 hours ago

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Could Google become the dominant force in hospitality?

Will Google come to dominate the industry, leaving online travel agencies and others in its wake?

By Stuart Pallister 19 hours ago

Siri creator, Antoine Blondeau. Photo: AFP
AI revolution will be all about humans, says Siri trailblazer

HONG KONG - It's 2050 and the world revolves around you

21 hours ago

Youtap solutions aim to simplify mobile payments in Africa and Asia
Youtap solutions aim to simplify mobile payments in Africa and Asia

Youtap has launched a QR code solution and smartphone apps for mobile money services in Africa and Asia

21 hours ago

Gary Allemann, MD of Master Data Management
Accurate data is the key to a viable insurance sector

For insurers to remain competitive and viable, they require accurate data to move their business forward into the digital age

By Gary Allemann 3 days ago

SA e-commerce startup SnapnSave raises $1m
SA e-commerce startup SnapnSave raises $1m

South African online shopping community SnapnSave has raised R14 million ($1 million) from Kalon Venture Partners and Smollan Group

By Tom Jackson 3 days ago

Australia to regulate virtual currency exchanges like Bitcoin
Australia to regulate virtual currency exchanges like Bitcoin

Australia is set to regulate virtual currency exchanges such as Bitcoin and strengthen the powers of its financial intelligence agency

3 days ago

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Robot-aided surgery now in Eastern Cape

The first robot-assisted surgeries to treat prostate cancer in the Eastern Cape were performed by Netcare Greenacres

3 days ago

It's time to start thinking about our digital carbon footprint
It's time to start thinking about our digital carbon footprint

The media is at the forefront of generating awareness over environmental issues

By Pietari Kaapa 3 days ago

Benji Coetzee
#WomensMonth: Benji Coetzee's Empty Trips revolutionises logistics

The Empty Trips platform connects those with spare capacity on their vehicles (truck, boat or plane) with those who require goods transported in Africa. I chatted to founder, Benji Coetzee, to find out how her brainchild

By Ilse van den Berg 17 Aug 2017

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#CEMAfrica2017: "Be an experience business or be out of business" - Adobe

CEM Africa attendees were presented with a choice of workshops to attend throughout the two-day summit. Here's why I'm glad I went with the session by James McDonald, solution consultant at Adobe, on how to be an experience-driven business

By Leigh Andrews 17 Aug 2017

Digital tool for critical medical decision making
Digital tool for critical medical decision making

Poor medical decisions do not only have an impact on patients' lives, but it also costs the healthcare sector billions of rand every year

16 Aug 2017

Dineo Molefe, vice president: finance at T-Systems South Africa
#WomensMonth: Empowerment in the digital era

The expanding scope of tech-enabled learning, employment and business opportunities has the potential of changing the role of women

By Dineo Molefe 16 Aug 2017

Cleo Becker, regional counsel, sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East, Pakistan, Turkey and Israel for Hitachi Data Systems. Photo:
Navigating through data-focused legislation

Besides being able to unlock the value of their data, businesses also have to remain compliant with the multiple pieces of data-focused legislation

By Cleo Becker 15 Aug 2017

Harvesting big data could bring about the next transport revolution, right now
Harvesting big data could bring about the next transport revolution, right now

New technology promises to move us further and faster than ever before. Yet for cities facing everyday problems such as congestion, air pollution and under-capacity, the most effective solution could be

By Marcin Budka, Manuel Martin Salvador 15 Aug 2017

Cash is no longer king. All hail digitisation
Cash is no longer king. All hail digitisation

Cold, hard cash has been on the decline in mature first world economies since the 1990s when electronic banking started becoming popular.

By Peter Alkema 14 Aug 2017

Liebmann in action.
#WomensMonth: Become the next global female ad-tech pioneer

Ever wondered if your experiences in the mobile ad-tech space are markedly different from those of females from the other end of the globe? Wonder no more

By Leigh Andrews 14 Aug 2017

Huge growth predicted for 5G in its first six years
Huge growth predicted for 5G in its first six years

There will be around 1.4-billion 5G connections by 2025, an increase from just 1 million in 2019, the anticipated first year of commercial launch

14 Aug 2017

Using IoT smartly, turning data into decision making
Using IoT smartly, turning data into decision making

“The technologies to dramatically improve business and supply chain performance are readily available The remaining challenge is to do it well and use it to your advantage."

14 Aug 2017

Transforming agricultural education through technology
Transforming agricultural education through technology

When it comes to training and agri-education, technology is the perfect catalyst. Just as progress is being made in farming techniques, so is the use of similar advances to drive skills and education

By Howard Blight 14 Aug 2017

Mozilla and fact-checker engine join fight on fake news
Mozilla and fact-checker engine join fight on fake news

Mozilla, the non-profit which runs the Firefox internet browser, said it was launching a drive against "fake news"

11 Aug 2017

Ghana gets SAP Africa Code Week
Ghana gets SAP Africa Code Week

Africa Code Week (ACW), which started in 2015 to equip parents, teachers and educators with the coding skills and teaching materials they need to train children and youth in their immediate communities, arrived back in Ghana this week

11 Aug 2017

Never too old to code: Meet Japan's 82-year-old app-maker
Never too old to code: Meet Japan's 82-year-old app-maker

FUJISAWA, Japan: When 82-year-old Masako Wakamiya first began working she still used an abacus for maths - today she is one of the world's oldest iPhone app developers (video)

By Karyn Nishimura-Poupee 11 Aug 2017

Louise Steenekamp, director: energy & natural resources for Southern Africa, Wipro Limited
Cutting mining costs with 3D printing

Mining organisations are realising that industrial-scale 3D printing for the spare parts and components of machinery could reduce costs and downtime

By Louise Steenekamp 10 Aug 2017

Ford launches crowd-sourced shuttle service in New York
Ford launches crowd-sourced shuttle service in New York

Chariot, the crowd-sourced shuttle service launching in New York, will offer in-app ride booking for first- and last-mile commuting solutions and the potential to reach underserved areas

10 Aug 2017

Ntando Shabalala
One Giant Leap to announce “South Africa's next tech hero”

On Wednesday, 16 August 2017, the final One Giant Leap event takes place in Johannesburg during which the startups will pitch their businesses to a judging panel of entrepreneurs, specialists, and investors

10 Aug 2017

Lynette Hundermark
#WomensMonth: Lynette Hundermark makes mobile useful and beautiful

Lynette Hundermark is the woman behind Useful and Beautiful - a consultancy that makes memorable mobile experiences across the South African and African markets

By Ilse van den Berg 10 Aug 2017

South Africa's first Inspiring Fifty women
South Africa's first Inspiring Fifty women

Out of the 252 women in tech who were nominated for Inspiring Fifty South Africa, the final top 50 have been announced

8 Aug 2017

Seedstars crowns Numida best Ugandan startup
Seedstars crowns Numida best Ugandan startup

At the Seedstars Uganda finals, Numida was selected as the top startup in the region

8 Aug 2017

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