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#StartupStory: iTorho Technologies is making it easier to do formal business online
#StartupStory: iTorho Technologies is making it easier to do formal business online

iTorho Technologies is a free platform that enables entrepreneurs to list their offerings, manage bookings and client information, as well as receive payments was created with the mission of catalysing broader economic inclusion for SMMEs...

By Evan-Lee Courie 2 days ago

Africa is a goldmine of cybersecurity opportunities
Africa is a goldmine of cybersecurity opportunities

Africa offers a wealth of chances for startups and innovators looking to address cybersecurity risk across the increasingly digitised continent...

By Anna Collard 3 days ago

5 things SA businesses need to consider before migrating to the cloud
5 things SA businesses need to consider before migrating to the cloud

South African customers say that Covid-19 has elevated their expectation of businesses' digital capabilities. In other words, businesses need to be digital, and to be digital they need cloud, but embracing cloud computing and making the most of it are two different things...

By Matt Surkont 3 days ago

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Global agtech market value to reach $22bn by 2025

The agtech market is comprised of services such as agricultural sensors for crop management, GPS field mapping, and supply chain management...

3 days ago

#IABInsightSeries: The morning after
#IABInsightSeries: The morning after

Jarred Cinman, CEO of VMLY&R South Africa and ACA Board member, talks us through three things he believes the pandemic has changed...

By Jarred Cinman 25 Nov 2020

Green Monday: the next retail shopping event to plan for
Green Monday: the next retail shopping event to plan for

Black Friday, Cyber Monday and now Green Monday. Retailers would be forgiven for becoming a little breathless with all the shopping events that fall just weeks before the traditional rush of the festive season...

25 Nov 2020

#BehindtheMask: Iain S. Thomas, independent creative director and author
#BehindtheMask: Iain S. Thomas, independent creative director and author

This week, we go behind the mask with independent creative director and author Iain S. Thomas...

By Jessica Tennant 25 Nov 2020

Cloud migration has become the norm. When will security follow?
Cloud migration has become the norm. When will security follow?

The migration of cloud infrastructure has become the norm, and companies are realising the benefits of embracing multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments to unlock more competitive value. But as technology evolves, the pressure to increase performance, enhance security, and reduce costs become substantial...

By Sanele Ntoza 25 Nov 2020

How not to be scammed online this Black Friday
How not to be scammed online this Black Friday

Looking to make the most of Black Friday? Well, cybercriminals are eagerly anticipating the day too. Here's what buyers and businesses can do to avoid being scammed...

By Maeson Maherry 25 Nov 2020

OneDayOnly launches ODOmeter to assess online consumer behaviour
OneDayOnly launches ODOmeter to assess online consumer behaviour

The ODOmeter will be conducted on a quarterly basis to assess the shifts and changes in the rapidly evolving e-commerce sector...

24 Nov 2020

The ethics of AI and Black Friday
The ethics of AI and Black Friday

With Black Friday moving online this year, it's vital that companies introducing AI to their business remain fair, accountable and transparent...

By Dries Cronje 24 Nov 2020

Switching over to the Draft Digital Sound Broadcasting Services Regulations
Switching over to the Draft Digital Sound Broadcasting Services Regulations

The South African (SA) sound broadcasting industry has been waiting patiently for legislative developments regarding the switchover from analogue broadcasting to digital sound broadcasting (DSB)...

By Peter Grealy, Nozipho Mngomezulu, Wendy Tembedza, Karl Blom, and Ziyanda Ngcobo 24 Nov 2020

Capitec launches new QR code payment functionality
Capitec launches new QR code payment functionality

The new addition was fast-tracked during the pandemic as it allows clients to pay without touching any surface other than their own phone. Payments can be made at till points, restaurants, for parking and for online shopping - as vendors across the country adopt the technology...

24 Nov 2020

#FluxTrendsMasterclass: Why innovation is less about tech and more about thinking smarter
#FluxTrendsMasterclass: Why innovation is less about tech and more about thinking smarter

Bronwyn Williams, partner at Flux Trends, interviewed Vusi Mthimunye at the Alinea Marketing Master Class to find out about future retail trends...

24 Nov 2020

Cellulant, Entersekt partner to strengthen security on mobile banking platform
Cellulant, Entersekt partner to strengthen security on mobile banking platform

The partnership will further enhance Cellulant's cybersecurity by proactively securing its digital banking channels and guarding against digital banking and payment frauds...

24 Nov 2020

Check Point Software warns mobile users of QR code scams
Check Point Software warns mobile users of QR code scams

Hackers are looking to take advantage of QR codes' new popularity by replacing legitimate QR codes with one that launches a malicious URL or tries to download customised malware when scanned...

23 Nov 2020

Who owns the copyright to a computer program?
Who owns the copyright to a computer program?

With new and innovative computer programs constantly being developed in all sectors, opportunities abound to not only create apps or programs that are revolutionary but that can also potentially bring in a substantial income. Having a developer produce a program to your requirements is most exciting but not understanding who owns it can result in much heartache and financial loss in the long run...

By Galia Bloch 23 Nov 2020

Digital workers, AI will not lead to job replacement in SA's call centre market
Digital workers, AI will not lead to job replacement in SA's call centre market

Despite fears that technology will replace jobs in the call centre sector, digital workers and AI are expected to help the industry grow and create jobs...

By Ryan Falkenberg 23 Nov 2020

5 things small business owners can do to avoid cybercrime
5 things small business owners can do to avoid cybercrime

It could be very easy as a small business to be thankful that your organisation is small enough not to warrant you being a target for cybercrime, and that would be a costly mistake...

By Quentyn Taylor 23 Nov 2020

Call to partner with WeThinkCode_ SME Placement Programme
Call to partner with WeThinkCode_ SME Placement Programme

WeThinkCode_ is seeking small and medium company partners to join its SME Placement Programme, which places its students as interns in partner companies during their work placement period...

23 Nov 2020

How new gaming tech is being used by Volvo to create safer cars
How new gaming tech is being used by Volvo to create safer cars

Volvo Cars is using a new mixed-reality simulator that uses advanced gaming technology to make new strides in safety and autonomous driving...

20 Nov 2020

Poorly implemented tech leads to enforcement investigations at 40% of global companies - report
Poorly implemented tech leads to enforcement investigations at 40% of global companies - report

A landmark survey of more than 1,500 compliance leaders around the world, including in Africa, has revealed major risks associated with digitalisation, with 41% of those surveyed admitting their organisation has already experienced enforcement investigations...

20 Nov 2020

Why cloud computing needs a new operational mindset
Why cloud computing needs a new operational mindset

Many of Africa's largest businesses are shifting to a fully cloud-based or hybrid cloud IT environment. Yet ironically, many businesses that have migrated some or all of their IT functions to the cloud are failing to capitalise on the very elements that prompted the move...

By James Hickman 20 Nov 2020

EPF Tech Hub helps empower young developers with hackathon
EPF Tech Hub helps empower young developers with hackathon

The EPF Tech Hub is a local NPO committed to harnessing emerging technologies like AI, big data, fintech and IoT to build solutions that address the key challenges in South Africa, such as unemployment, urbanisation, rural development, and water and energy challenges...

20 Nov 2020

AfricArena announces speaker lineup ahead of 2020 Summit
AfricArena announces speaker lineup ahead of 2020 Summit

AfricArena has announced the lineup of speakers for AfricArena Summit 2020 and AfricArena Air taking place on from 23-26 November 2020...

19 Nov 2020

Are businesses ready for the imminent POPI Act?
Are businesses ready for the imminent POPI Act?

Small businesses may become daunted by the apparent cost of POPI compliance. The real question is, can any business afford non-compliance?

By Carrie Peter 19 Nov 2020

Highlights from the sixth annual MTN Business IoT Conference and Developer Day
Highlights from the sixth annual MTN Business IoT Conference and Developer Day

A major highlight from the conference was having Vint Cerf, who is considered as one of the fathers of the internet, provide valuable advice. Here are the interesting insights imparted by Cerf...

19 Nov 2020

Boost smallholder phone access for better crop yields
Boost smallholder phone access for better crop yields

Researchers examined effect of mobile phone and internet access on farming...

By Eldon Opiyo 19 Nov 2020

Why is SaaS so valuable in a post-Covid-19 business environment?
Why is SaaS so valuable in a post-Covid-19 business environment?

The global software-as-a-service (SaaS) market size is projected to reach approximately R4.98tn by 2026. What exactly is causing this growth?

By Johan Scheepers 19 Nov 2020

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