[Column] Jon Tullett, Harnessing the hybrid

11-07-2018 | 05:22:00
Cloud. At its most basic form, it drives innovation and harnesses intelligence for the organisation. It is the delivery of computing services, servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics and so much more, all over the internet, all flexible and all offering economies of scale.

[Column] Cathy Smith: Africa's youth needs more than just technology

11-05-2018 | 05:02:00
We often read about the number of jobs that our youth are going to be doing in 10 or 15 years that don't even exist yet. The conventional wisdom is that we can prepare them for this "unknown future" by giving them access to technology, the Internet and the language they will need to talk to the machines.

[Africa Tech Week] Safaricom marks its 18th- anniversary, unveils new brand campaign

11-01-2018 | 14:27:00
Kenya’s leading telco Safaricom has been top on the news this week. The company marked its 18th year anniversary since the official launch on October 23rd, 2000. As part of 18th-anniversary celebrations that began this week, the mobile operator unveiled a new brand campaign targeted at reinforcing its commitment to customers.

[Interview] Jozette Chetwynd-Palmer, Founder, AirAdvance, South Africa

11-01-2018 | 06:13:00
Frustrated by certain difficulties that most Airbnb hosts are familiar with, Jozette Chetwynd-Palmer started her company AirAdvance, the only business creating financial products tailored to Airbnb hosts.

[Column] Bryan Hamman: DDoS attacks demand different defence strategies

10-31-2018 | 08:35:50
Despite the fact that firewalls, IPS and load balancers are some of the least effective mitigation measures against distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, they remain at the top of the list of security measures that organisations have said they plan to employ against DDoS attacks.

[Column] Patrick Foster: Why Africa is becoming an e-commerce powerhouse

10-30-2018 | 09:00:00
The 21st century has seen a digital revolution in Africa: more people are online than ever before. Better intenet access has led to an increase in online retail, which has in turn resulted in a notable boost for the ecommerce economy across the entire African continent.

[Africa Tech Week] Cybersecurity still a major concern for African businesses, governments and organisations

10-25-2018 | 12:55:00
Cybersecurity is one of the biggest challenges African organisations, businesses and even governments have been grappling with. The threat continues to accelerate especially due to the power of digital technology and also cybercriminals becoming more sophisticated.

[Column] James Hickman: Phenomenal Growth for Cognitive Analytics

10-25-2018 | 06:47:00
The recently released EOH consolidated results for the previous financial year reveal key information about growth in the Information Technology (IT) industry. According to its reports, the technology service provider noted particular growth drivers within its industry. Not surprisingly, among these are Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Analytics.

[Column] Andrew Cruise: South African cloud adoption curve increases its trajectory

10-25-2018 | 06:03:00
IDC research states that 93% of South African companies are developing cloud strategies, and are either in the implementation phase or planning implementation in the near future.

[Column] Robin Njiru: Leveraging intelligent technologies to help Kenya government connect better with citizens

10-24-2018 | 10:50:00
Public sector companies are not immune to the forces that are reshaping organisations and industry sectors around the world. These exponential forces put pressure on public sector organisations to rethink the way they operate to meet the dynamic needs of increasingly sophisticated connected citizens

[Interview] Laban Maloi, Chief Executive Officer, Grayline Media, Kenya

10-24-2018 | 06:49:00
Laban Maloi is the Chief Executive Officer of Grayline Media Group Limited, a Nakuru-based marketing communication agency. The agency's expertise is in branding, brand strategy, advertising, media buying and planning, experimental marketing, digital marketing, PR, corporate communications and event management.

[Column] Corine Mbiaketcha: Three early industry adopters of autonomous technologies

10-24-2018 | 04:43:29
Automation has already transformed industries in which complexity and performance demands must meet the challenges of fewer available resources, narrower profit margins and expanding product volumes.

Your complimentary report: Lessons learned from Africa's massive data breach

10-23-2018 | 09:47:00
Cybercrime has dominated South Africa’s news headlines throughout the course of 2018, as one high-profile attack follows another on an almost monthly basis

[Column] Joseph Kanyua: AI as a govt tool to grow manufacturing sector

10-22-2018 | 09:15:00
The question for governments in emerging economies is this: how can AI support - not undermine - efforts to boost economic growth and job creation while still ensuring global competitiveness?

[Africa Tech Week] Google empowering African communities

10-18-2018 | 14:59:00
Google has over the last few months been actively involved in different activities across the continent. The search giant has also been rolling out some new features and also working closely with different organizations to empower local communities.