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Nest looks to shake up home security

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Nest has set out to shake up the home security market, unveiling an internet-age alarm system

23 hours ago

#InnovationMonth: Time for investors to focus on SA healthtech, not fintech - Havaic

Investors in the South African ecosystem should stop focusing solely on fintech innovation, and look to making more healthtech investments

By Gabriella Mulligan 21 hours ago

Digital Africa innovation programme launches

A new edition of Digital Africa, an innovation competition to take up the challenge of digital transition in Africa, has launched

1 day ago

#InnovationMonth: How startups are disrupting delivery of African legal services

Having quantifiable, measurable, and verifiable data about justice needs and challenges is essential for the legal profession to move into the 21st century

By Tom Jackson 1 day ago

Seedstars announces Senegal finalists, heads to Cameroon

Today, Friday, 22 September, nine of Senegal's most promising seed-stage startups will compete to represent the country at the regional and global Seedstars Summits

1 day ago

Predictive analytics, cognitive computing, big data used in anti-rhino poaching solution

Currently in pilot phase at the Welgevonden Game Reserve in Limpopo, MTN's Connected Wildlife Solution aims to tip the scales in favour of endangered species like rhinos and those working to save them

1 day ago

Attacq Smart Cities Innovation Pitching Platform now open for 2017

Officially open for 2017, the Attacq Smart Cities Innovation Pitching Platform will showcase future-focused technologies that contribute to the ‘smart city' concept at Waterfall City

2 days ago

It's time for Africa

The rise of the fourth industrial revolution, through digitalisation and internet connectivity, is adding intricacy to future economies and their employment outcome

By Monde Mawasha 2 days ago

Code4CT, Booking.com to co-host coding workshop

Code for Cape Town (Code4CT) and Booking.com are partnering to encourage girls to code by co-hosting a one-day workshop on Saturday, 30 September 2017

2 days ago

#BehindtheSelfie with... Simon Robinson

This #InnovationMonth, we go behind the selfie with Simon Robinson, co-owner, organiser and head of marketing for Mediatech Africa and owner of the Sun Circle Group

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Are central banks really threatened by cryptocurrency?

While central banks quake at the thought of losing monetary control with the advent of cryptocurrency, the big winner is the client

2 days ago

Pieter Bensch appointed Sage executive VP Africa, Middle East

Sage has appointed Pieter Bensch as executive vice president for the Africa and Middle East region

3 days ago

Pick n Pay trials bitcoin payments

Bitcoin payments could soon be commonplace at Pick n Pay

19 Sep 2017

Ethiopia's Meda Messenger combining chat with payments

Ethiopian startup Meda Messenger is hoping for swift uptake after rolling out its cross-platform social app that allows users to chat and make payments

By Tom Jackson 19 Sep 2017

Software development critical to optimise business processes

The working environment across the world is rapidly changing and has brought with it a new set of obstacles that could impact your business and its processes

By Marc de Villiers 19 Sep 2017

#TourismMonth: Sharing data. What does the future hold for the travel industry?

Seamless travel and personalisation are two trends that are predicted to continue to disrupt the travel industry in the next decade, according to Amadeus' latest study

By Jannine Adams 3 days ago

The calm before the next African smartphone storm

For many years, African countries served as the growth engine for the global smartphone market. In 2016, however, global smartphone sales grew at a modest 2% and the landscape in Africa also saw a dip

19 Sep 2017

How government CIOs can lead digital transformation

The Gartner Symposium/ITxpo kicked off on Monday, 18 September 2017 at the CTICC and is expected to attract over 1000 attendees including 190 CIOs over four days

By Ilse van den Berg 3 days ago

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Rising need for cloud-based website security services in South Africa

With Microsoft set to open hyperscale data centres in South Africa next year, demand for cloud and internet services are set to soar. However, in anticipation of rapid digital transformation in the region, website security is a necessary area for investment to keep up with equally fast-emerging cyber threat challenges

Issued by Cloudbric 18 Sep 2017

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International

Study: The digital future of the restaurant industry

A recent study by the Metro Chair of Innovation at the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) on the use of digital solutions in the hospitality industry, takes a look behind the scenes of the hospitality sector and offers new insights on the use of technology in the restaurant industry in Germany, France, Italy and Spain.

14 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Aerobotics, RanMarine teams up on river water management in #cocreate2Accelerate

After a successful programme in 2016, #cocreate2Accelerate returns in 2017 for another round of building relationships between high-potential young companies from the Netherlands and South Africa. This year, #cocreate2Accelerate will include a long programme based on a rigorous process aimed at matching companies from both countries within specific vertical sectors to actively collaborate in the solving of identified challenges. The short programme will accompany this process and is aimed at introducing Dutch companies to the Cape Town startup ecosystem.

By Cari Coetzee 13 Sep 2017

Where does business process automation work?

Business process automation (BPA) is possible thanks to the evolution of technology, automating workflows sometimes towards points where the intervention of the human is not needed. BPA can save a lot of money and time, make it more enjoyable for the customer to shop and drastically reduce human error.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 12 Sep 2017

Ask and you shall receive in world of voice shopping

SAN FRANCISCO, US - Ordering pizza from the sofa without lifting a finger has joined the list of modern-day conveniences thanks to a hot trend in voice-commanded smart speakers. Amazon, Apple and Google are duking it out with devices designed to sit out of sight in homes, awaiting spoken commands to tend to tasks such as ordering goods, finding information, playing music, mapping routes, or reading email.

4 Sep 2017

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