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Digital era opens opportunities in maritime industry for South African youth

The face of the maritime industry is being changed by technological advances and digitalisation, opening up opportunities, especially among the youth

1 day ago

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Cars and speakers: Baidu speeds up AI progress

Chinese web giant Baidu unveiled a smart speaker model and plans for a self-driving mini-bus, its latest foray into the hyper-competitive field of artificial intelligence

1 day ago

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TRVL: Shaking up the online travel industry with Jochem Wijnands

TRVL is a peer-to-peer booking platform that gives everyone access to the travel agent world. We chat to founder and CEO Jochem Wijnands about his new startup that is set to cause a stir in the travel industry

By Cari Coetzee 1 day ago

Automation is key for distributors to act fast and meet customer demands
Automation is key for distributors to act fast and meet customer demands

Wholesalers and distributors have to constantly look for ways to better manage their stock holding and streamline their processes, from sales to shipping, and purchasing to warehouse management, in order to retain a competitive edge

By Samantha Proctor-Parker 2 days ago

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Somaliland's voting technology shows how Africa can lead the world

Africa has become a testing ground for technological leapfrogging

By Calestous Juma 2 days ago

Smart Hotels: The hotel scene is changing and Gen Y is behind it
Smart Hotels: The hotel scene is changing and Gen Y is behind it

Traditionally, hotels focus on personal customer service and luxury, but the scene is changing - it is evolving to become an experience in technological advancement with various online and automated services to choose from

3 days ago

Rapelang Rabana, founder and CEO of Rekindle Learning and BCX Disrupt Summit speaker.
#BCXDisrupt: "Tech is no longer a sideshow, it's the main show"

Rapelang Rabana, one of the highly anticipated speakers at this week's BCX Disrupt Summit, shares the crux of her talk on moving from innovative ideas to profitable solution and why sitting back is simply not an option for any competitive industry

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

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#Newsmaker: Singularity University invites John Sanei to panel

John Sanei, business innovation strategist, trend specialist, futurist and author of South African bestseller What's your moonshot?, has been invited to join Singularity University's panel of global speakers

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

Mastercard-Spazapp collaboration brings cashless payments to informal retailers
Mastercard-Spazapp collaboration brings cashless payments to informal retailers

Mastercard is collaborating with Durban-based tech company Spazapp, to bring secure and convenient mobile payments to thousands of informal traders

3 days ago

Hisense acquires Toshiba television business
Hisense acquires Toshiba television business

Hisense Electric, the publicly listed subsidiary of Hisense Group, has agreed to purchase 95% of the shares of Toshiba Visual Solutions Corporation for 12.9 billion Japanese Yen

14 Nov 2017

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You can't eat your smartphone: Why agriculture is the first frontier of African innovation

Technology enables African smallholder farmers to access better information, improve crop yields, secure better prices for their produce, and improve their livelihoods

By Ashley Boag 14 Nov 2017

Bitcoin - silver bullet or big bubble?
Bitcoin - silver bullet or big bubble?

Before I say anything else, let me first say this: I do not know where the price of Bitcoin is going

By Jacques Plaut 14 Nov 2017

Nick Goldman - mathematician, genome scientist and member of the management team at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory's European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI).
#BCXDisrupt: "No-one can safeguard themselves against the next big thing"

Nick Goldman, one of the highly anticipated speakers at this week's BCX Disrupt Summit, shares the importance of conferences like BCX Disrupt taking place later this week, as well as the crux of his talk on the importance of long-lasting digital archives

By Leigh Andrews 14 Nov 2017

EOH takes science of CX to new levels
EOH takes science of CX to new levels

Technology service provider EOH Coastal is making greater use of its CX offering to better understand target markets and ultimately deliver the best possible products and services to them

Issued by EOH Coastal 14 Nov 2017

Avis introduces voice-powered digital bookings
Avis introduces voice-powered digital bookings

Avis Rent a Car recently integrated into the voice-activated Amazon Alexa platform, allowing customers to book and manage reservations using Amazon Echo devices

14 Nov 2017

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Digital transformation and the disruptor's curse

More feared than JK Rowling's Dementors, disruptors are proving to be the nightmare of established brick-and-mortar (B&M) businesses around the world

By Anton Cabral 14 Nov 2017

Zapper and FlySafair join forces to enhance flight booking, payment service
Zapper and FlySafair join forces to enhance flight booking, payment service

FlySafair and Zapper have joined forces to provide travellers with a more feasible flight booking service. Travellers can now use the Zapper app to pay for FlySafair tickets online

13 Nov 2017

Ian Russell, CEO of BCX.
#BCXDisrupt: "Disrupting is the new norm"

Ian Russell, CEO of BCX, shares the importance of conferences like BCX Disrupt taking place later this week, as well as the power of sharing the impact of technology and innovation with the youth

By Leigh Andrews 13 Nov 2017

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Jobs and robots: bracing for technological disruptions to come

Rapid advances in artificial intelligence and the rapid adoption of robots across diverse industries are stalking the fear of jobless growth

By Calestous Juma 13 Nov 2017

Top 10 technologically advanced countries in Africa
Top 10 technologically advanced countries in Africa

African countries have a long road to travel to advance to the level of technological capacity common in the developed world

13 Nov 2017

Lillian Barnard from Microsoft SA giving us some insight on digital transformation at AfricaCom.
#AfricaCom: Digital transformation is real and it's urgent

Lillian Barnard, director for the Public-Sector at Microsoft SA, addresses the urgency of digital transformation, gives pointers on how companies can start to embark on their digital transformation journey and shares some of the benefits of doing it before your business is left behind

By Juanita Pienaar 10 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: Day two highlights
#AfricaCom: Day two highlights

Day two of AfricaCom saw more excellent keynote speakers, panel discussions, think tanks, big announcements, and thought-provoking presentations. It was also the day that the AfricaCom Awards winners were announced

9 Nov 2017

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#AfricaCom: How Bitcoin made PnP sexy and other stories

One of the unplanned, but positive, spin offs from Pick n Pay's (PnP) Bitcoin experiment is that it has made retail sexier in attracting talent

By Nicci Botha 9 Nov 2017

How to protect your commercial property
How to protect your commercial property

Securing a home is easy because there's always only a couple of people that work with the security system. Securing a commercial property is another story

By Arno Hattingh, Issued by Smartlink 9 Nov 2017

ALL THE 2017 AFRICACOM AWARDS WINNERS!
ALL THE 2017 AFRICACOM AWARDS WINNERS!

Last night, 8 November 2017, saw the 10th AfricaCom Awards held at The Lookout in Granger Bay, Cape Town. 2017 marks AfricaCom's 20th anniversary

9 Nov 2017

Making LTE deployments as easy and as cost-effective as Wi-Fi to enable economic empowerment
Making LTE deployments as easy and as cost-effective as Wi-Fi to enable economic empowerment

Nashua-headquartered Parallel Wireless became the recipient of the 2017 AfricaCom Most Innovative LTE Service/Application Deployment Award

Issued by AfricaCom 9 Nov 2017

Industry X.0 - Digital reinvention to reignite industrial growth in South Africa
Industry X.0 - Digital reinvention to reignite industrial growth in South Africa

New transformative digital technologies hold substantial promise for South African companies and the economy

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 8 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: How innovation is better in Africa
#AfricaCom: How innovation is better in Africa

Toby Shapshak, editor-in-chief of Stuff Magazine, shared some thoughts on how innovation is better in Africa at AfricaCom 2017. He highlighted some specific innovations to illustrate how the continent is leapfrogging into the future (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 8 Nov 2017

NEC/XON Summit 2017: Embrace automation  - you have no choice
NEC/XON Summit 2017: Embrace automation  - you have no choice

Mark Hosking from Juniper shared some thoughts on the journey from automation to autonomy in his presentation, 'The self-driving network: From automation to autonomy', at the sixth annual NEC/XON Summit

By Ilse van den Berg 8 Nov 2017

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