Fetures

[Column] Deon Geyser, The 5G imperative

11-08-2018 | 12:04:00
It has been just a decade since the mobile phone spread rapidly across Africa, leapfrogging the landline and bringing literacy, education and connectivity to widely scattered populations. Mobile has played a significant role in building improved communities, healthcare and financial inclusion.

[Interview] Sam Chappatte, Managing Director, Jumia Kenya

11-08-2018 | 11:07:00
Sam Chappatte is the Managing Director, Jumia Kenya, an online shopping website operating in 14 African countries.

[Column] Adriaan Rossouw, Overcoming Digital Dread- Upgrading manufacturing operations

11-08-2018 | 06:14:25
African manufacturers begin to upgrade their operations, mapping out an incremental approach is essential. Smart factories, digitisation, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are all hot topics in the manufacturing sector, generating considerable buzz - and some consternation. These disruptive technologies are exciting, yet the complexity can also be overwhelming.

[Column] Sean Laval, The opportunity of IoT

11-07-2018 | 11:32:00
The Internet of Things (IoT) is not the by-product of hype and the IT dreamer’s reality. It is an opportunity, especially for those who are prepared to take a chance and pay attention.

[Column] Mandla Mbonambi, Staggering growth across industry and innovation is changing the face of performance testing

11-07-2018 | 05:45:00
As secrets go, the fact that technology has fundamentally changed the face of business has to be the worst kept. From leap to bound, tech innovation and invention have shifted foundations and redefined potential, putting the customer in the driving seat and the enterprise under pressure.

[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