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A little less conversation, a little more action

Why an integrated data platform is the key to aligning marketing, sales and service.

By Michael Bornheim 23 hours ago

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TweetDeck might not be free for much longer

Struggling to nail down a reliable revenue stream while controlling its often-irate user base, Twitter may soon charge you to use some elements of its currently free service TweetDeck.

By Andy Walker 1 day ago

WikiLeaks unveils how Apple products have been hacked for years
WikiLeaks unveils how Apple products have been hacked for years

NEWSWATCH: Yesterday, 23 March 2017, saw the release of WikiLeaks' Vault 7 "Dark Matter", a cache of documents which explains the techniques used by the CIA to gain 'persistence' on Apple Mac devices, including Macs and iPhones. The documents also demonstrate the use of EFI/UEFI and firmware malware.

By Ilse van den Berg 1 day ago

Retailers ready for smart technology adoption
Retailers ready for smart technology adoption

According to recent international research, nearly 70% of retail decision makers are ready to make changes to adopt the Internet of Things (IoT) and 65% plan to invest in automation technologies for inventory management and planogram (visual representations of a store's products or services) compliance by 2021.

2 days ago

What your business can learn from the #NerdNation
What your business can learn from the #NerdNation

They wear black hoodies, live in California, write code and give quirky and inspiring TED Talks. Some build annoyingly addictive social media networks and have movies made about them. Some build rockets, while others build games that have us falling over our feet following silly virtual characters into parks. This is the Nerd Nation as Marc Andreessen terms it, the so-called ‘geeks' who are not only getting the girls but also building the platforms and networks that make our virtual worlds go around.

By Gary Willmott 2 days ago

Canada weighs banning on-flight electronics
Canada weighs banning on-flight electronics

OTTAWA, Canada: Canada is considering prohibiting personal electronics onboard flights from Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa after both the US and Britain announced bans, the transportation minister said on Tuesday.

3 days ago

Facebook's marketing plan raises privacy concerns
Facebook's marketing plan raises privacy concerns

Facebook says it has met with some of SA's banking and insurance groups in the past week to explore how the social network can help them market and distribute their products to the right customers.

3 days ago

Jeff Jones
Uber president leaves after six months

Ridesharing giant, Uber, took another hit with the departure of its president, Jeff Jones, after just six months, US media reported Sunday.

21 Mar 2017

Doug Woolley
#BrandManagerMonth: Dell's Doug Woolley on managing a multinational at a local level

At the recent Dell EMC Forum, I had the opportunity to chat to Doug Woolley about his ups and downs, challenges and experiences as South African general manager for the Dell EMC brand.

By Ilse van den Berg 21 Mar 2017

Intel deal may fuel Israel's rise as builder of car brains
Intel deal may fuel Israel's rise as builder of car brains

JERUSALEM, Israel: Intel's $15-billion purchase of Israeli firm Mobileye could help fuel the country's rise in the driverless car industry - not as a builder of vehicles, but as the brains behind them.

20 Mar 2017

Aspiring Innovators Programme catapulting African tech startups
Aspiring Innovators Programme catapulting African tech startups

The Aspiring Innovators Programme will take place at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017, profiling African technology startups to an audience of over 1000 CIOs and senior IT executives, as well as the broader IT community, through the media.

20 Mar 2017

Africa's food security challenges driving technological innovation
Africa's food security challenges driving technological innovation

Climate change, severe drought, water scarcity and the invasion of Fall armyworm sees Africa's food security under threat, but technology tools are available to help solve the continent's food security problems. Lawrence Kandaswami, Managing Director, SAP South Africa says: "Smart farming solutions will become the cornerstone of global food production over the next decade. By using cloud-based computing, big data, analytics, and IoT devices, and bringing together key industry players, we are able to deliver new innovations across the entire agricultural ecosystem to boost food production in a sustainable manner."

20 Mar 2017

Making customer feedback pay off
Making customer feedback pay off

The entire customer journey, whether in sales or customer service, must be as seamless as possible and working with feedback from your customers is the best place to start.

By Wynand Smit 20 Mar 2017