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Focus shifts to a mobile economy in Africa

Africa is set to be the next big mobile market and the mobile economy is expected to generate more than $150 billion by 2022 to Africa's GDP...

By Josephine Wawira 2 days ago

Part 2: Will the so-called fourth industrial revolution propel SA forwards?
Part 2: Will the so-called fourth industrial revolution propel SA forwards?

Just what is the fourth industrial revolution? No really, what is it all about beyond the hype and jargon?

By Garth Williams 14 Mar 2019

Part 1: Will the so-called fourth industrial revolution propel SA forwards?
Part 1: Will the so-called fourth industrial revolution propel SA forwards?

Just what is the fourth industrial revolution? No really, what is it all about beyond the hype and jargon?

By Garth Williams 11 Mar 2019

#StartupStory: How Pineapple grew in the AWS cloud
#StartupStory: How Pineapple grew in the AWS cloud

Shifts in customer behaviour and market trends have altered the traditional insurance business model as we know it...

By Evan-Lee Courie 14 Feb 2019

EskomSePush: Developing a load shedding success story
EskomSePush: Developing a load shedding success story

Load shedding apps first came to the fore in 2014, back when it was common practice for our glorious electricity provider to switch off our lights at the most inconvenient times. Some five years later, South Africa's once again facing long nights lit only by ever-shortening candles...

By Andy Walker 13 Feb 2019

Five predictions for the future of smartphones
Five predictions for the future of smartphones

Innovation in smartphones seems to have hit a ceiling, with most manufacturers releasing new products that feel like incremental improvements ...

By Ernst Wittmann 30 Jan 2019

Rob Stokes, chairman of Red & Yellow School.
#BizTrends2019: 5 tech trends that will disappoint in 2019

Beyond the lip service, I feel like we are in a trough of disillusionment on so many pivotal technologies. In particular, there are five emerging fields which have garnered tremendous excitement...

By Rob Stokes 30 Jan 2019

Cheaper mobile data set to unleash mobile innovation
Cheaper mobile data set to unleash mobile innovation

The close of last year contained some especially good news for the South African mobile consumer...

By Devon Meerholz 25 Jan 2019

WhatsApp's working on a fingerprint security feature for iOS, Android
WhatsApp's working on a fingerprint security feature for iOS, Android

A future version of WhatsApp may be secured, locked and unlocked by your fingerprint, according to data mined by WABetaInfo...

By Andy Walker 18 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Top mobile trends for the 2019 consumer
#BizTrends2019: Top mobile trends for the 2019 consumer

"This is not the year of the mobile phone". The African consumer is tired of hearing this...

By Lynette Hundermark 17 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Digital, data-driven biometrics
#BizTrends2019: Digital, data-driven biometrics

The global biometrics market is growing rapidly. In fact, research indicates that the global market is growing a compounded growth rate of 22.9%...

By Pine Pienaar 15 Jan 2019

2019 predictions: The CIO will govern
2019 predictions: The CIO will govern

Silos - the word seemingly depicts a neat environment where things tick along or one where everything is operating in disparate chaos, the left hand clueless as to what the right hand is doing...

By Wynand Smit 14 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Don't miss out on Google Shopping power because of poor feeds
#BizTrends2019: Don't miss out on Google Shopping power because of poor feeds

Google Shopping and Facebook Dynamic Product Ads are a powerful way for retailers to reach new customers and drive sales...

By Andrew Smit 14 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: What does 2019 have in store for us?
#BizTrends2019: What does 2019 have in store for us?

Despite the undeniable power of modern predictive analytics, in some ways, we are no better off than the old crone with her crystal ball when it comes to predicting what the world holds in store for us in 2019...

By Simon Carpenter 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The rise of IT acronyms
#BizTrends2019: The rise of IT acronyms

Acronyms have always dominated in the tech industry, but those that are set to rule the world in 2019 are the ones to remember...

By Rowan Fine 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 4 Tech trends to watch for in 2019
#BizTrends2019: 4 Tech trends to watch for in 2019

It's that time of year again when everyone in the tech industry takes out their crystal balls and starts making predictions about what's going to happen in the industry in 2019...

By Esti Kilian 7 Jan 2019

#StartupStory: Meet Bunkr, your fuel wallet
#StartupStory: Meet Bunkr, your fuel wallet

The world, in general, is going through a fuel revolution...

By Evan-Lee Courie 10 Dec 2018

Hey Jude gets your to-do list done
Hey Jude gets your to-do list done

Marcus Smith, founder and head architect of Hey Jude Technology, chats to Eugene Yiga about outsourcing to-do lists with his innovative app.

By Eugene Yiga 6 Dec 2018

"Build, move fast and break things" - Waze co-founder Uri Levine
"Build, move fast and break things" - Waze co-founder Uri Levine

Uri Levine, serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Waze, spoke about disrupting inefficient markets and improving under-functioning services by focusing on solving big problems, at a breakfast event hosted by BusinessLive...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Flock Eventing Platform makes great strides
#EntrepreneurMonth: Flock Eventing Platform makes great strides

Flock Eventing Platform's app proved a hit with delegates at the recent SA Investment Conference, which saw investors pledge more than R290bn in investments into the country...

By Evan-Lee Courie 5 Nov 2018

Jacques Oberholzer, co-founder of Now Boarding
#HeavyChef: How to design the ultimate mobile application

Heavy Chef recently invited Jacques Oberholzer, co-founder of international UI / UX design agency, Now Boarding, to unpack how one goes about creating the ultimate mobile application...

By Juanita Pienaar 31 Oct 2018

App permissions can be used to exploit your data
App permissions can be used to exploit your data

Every time an application is installed on a device, the user is asked to allow that app certain permissions...

By Simon Campbell-Young 26 Oct 2018

Simon McCullough
Are tech leaders doing enough to benefit everyone?

Across the world, countless digital divides between rich and poor nations are emerging, stoking stark developmental disparities and stymieing opportunities for cross-cultural collaborations...

By Simon McCullough 24 Oct 2018

Building credibility in a fast-moving ICT sector
Building credibility in a fast-moving ICT sector

In today's ICT business landscape, credibility is hard to achieve and even harder to maintain in the long run...

By Steve Briggs 5 Oct 2018

#GartnerSYM: The next phase of digital transformation
#GartnerSYM: The next phase of digital transformation

Digital business transformation is upon us. Enterprises, small and large, have recognised the power of tech to transform their ability to deliver value. But where do we go from here?

By Evan-Lee Courie 17 Sep 2018

Happy 20th Birthday, Google!
Happy 20th Birthday, Google!

September 2018 marks the celebration of 20 years of Google...

By Evan-Lee Courie 13 Sep 2018

App development made easy with microservices
App development made easy with microservices

Modern businesses understand the benefits of agile work practices and have begun implementing agile methods...

By Nick Durrant 23 Aug 2018

SA needs to prioritise STEM education
SA needs to prioritise STEM education

South Africa already faces well-known challenges in its education system, felt nowhere more strongly than in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics...

By Rob Lith 22 Aug 2018

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Samsung Pay is now available in South Africa

Samsung Pay is now officially available and live in South Africa...

By Andy Walker 22 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: The tech world is a growing opportunity for women
#WomensMonth: The tech world is a growing opportunity for women

Michelle Wynne, head of marketing for sub-Sahara Africa at HMD Global, shares her story on tackling the male-dominated tech industry...

By Evan-Lee Courie 17 Aug 2018

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