THE INTERNET of Things (IoT) has been described as the anchor of the 21st century industrial revolution that will connect everything around us as well as increase productivity and efficiency. Predictions estimate the growth of the IoT will reach 50 billion objects by 2020. Chief Information Officer of South... Read more
SA is at risk of falling behind PwC’s Global Digital IQ
Despite 10 years of continued investment and commitment from top executives, PwC’s Global Digital IQ results show enterprises struggling to return value, overlooking fundamental integration of technology with the human experience Most organisations around the world have not done enough to keep up with the digital era – and... Read more
Taking a step closer to completing a valuable new route for the global telecommunications sector, Angola Cables (www.AngolaCables.co.ao) today announced the completion of the marine survey for the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), as well as the start of cable loading on the Angolan side of SACS. Marking an... Read more
Facebook chooses 60 finalists in Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge
Facebook has selected 60 finalists from the hundreds of entries it received from across the Middle East and Africa FACEBOOK has selected 60 finalists from the hundreds of entries it received from across the Middle East and Africa for the Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge. The Bots for Messenger... Read more
Microsoft’s new investment will provide highly available, scalable, and secure cloud services across Africa with the option of data residency in South Africa Today Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @Microsoft) (www.Microsoft.com) revealed plans to deliver the complete, intelligent Microsoft Cloud for the first time from datacentres located in Africa. This new... Read more
The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) SA team has presented the first Array Release (AR) 1.5 images taken with MeerKAT 32, to Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor. Minister Pandor on Tuesday toured an exhibition at the Iziko Museum in Cape Town, where SKA SA joined other exhibitors for a... Read more
Overcome data sovereignty, security, compliance, latency and more BCX has announced the launch of its Virtustream capability out of its Tier IV data centres in South Africa. The partnership with Virtustream, a Dell Technologies business, enables BCX to host business critical workloads in the cloud and will be available... Read more
This coincides with Opera’s recent announcement to invest $100 million USD (30 billion Nigerian nairas) in Africa   Opera (www.Opera.com) is kicking off a partnership with football professional Victor Moses, Chelsea starter and Nigerian national team star player. Moses will be the brand ambassador of Opera Mini (http://APO.af/oO85qy), the most... Read more
A NEW WAVE of ransomware known as “WannaCry” has spread across the globe and infected tens of thousands of computers.  This ransomware propagates by exploiting a Microsoft Windows vulnerability in unpatched computers. According to Europol, more than 200,000 victims had been hit in more than 150 countries – the... Read more
Manufacturing Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) devices and gadgets on the continent will help to bring down the costs of digitising Africa, says Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Dr Siyabonga Cwele. Minister Cwele was speaking at the Smart Africa Alliance board meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, as part of his... Read more