Jose Dos Santos steps down as CEO of Cell C
Jose Dos Santos steps down as CEO of Cell C

The Board of Cell C has announced that Jose Dos Santos will step down as Cell C's Chief Executive Officer effective 1 March 2019.

5 hours ago

L'Oréal's new skin diagnostic tool is powered by AI
L'Oréal's new skin diagnostic tool is powered by AI

French beauty giant L'Oréal has launched a digital skin diagnostic based on people's selfies. This new technology is based on an artificial intelligence-powered algorithm developed by ModiFace - the startup recently acquired by L'Oréal - and on 15 years of scientific research on skin ageing by L'Oréal research and innovation teams.

1 day ago

#BudgetSpeech2019: Focus to get SA technology-ready
#BudgetSpeech2019: Focus to get SA technology-ready

South African finance minister Tito Mboweni, during the 2019 Budget Speech, says budget spending has to focus on getting the country ready for technology, and doing this requires fixing the country's education system.

2 days ago

10 Data and Analytics Technology Trends for 2019
10 Data and Analytics Technology Trends for 2019

Augmented analytics, continuous intelligence and explainable artificial intelligence (AI) are among the top trends in data and analytics technology that have significant disruptive potential over the next three to five years, according to Gartner.

2 days ago

Creating a better, conveniently secure tomorrow with IoT
Creating a better, conveniently secure tomorrow with IoT

As it rapidly approaches maturity, the Internet of Things (IoT) is set to continue a transformational trajectory, introducing new efficiencies in multiple fields by allowing measurement and analysis on a scale that has never been possible before. From agriculture to logistics, from retail to hospitality, from traffic to health, from the home to the office, the applications for monitoring "things" are limited only by the imagination.

By Sherry Zameer 2 days ago

New data regulations kicks in on 1 March 2019
New data regulations kicks in on 1 March 2019

South Africa has just several days to go before the amended End User and Subscriber Services Charter (EUSSC) Regulations come into effect on Friday, 1 March 2019.

2 days ago

Why data analytics can give retailers the edge
Why data analytics can give retailers the edge

With the buzz from Black Friday and the festive season now in the rear-view mirror, retailers are looking ahead to ensure the continuation of 'traffic' into malls, high streets, pop-up stores, websites, apps and other channels. Today's retailer is anywhere, anytime, and they're providing greater levels of personalisation with their services.

By Simon Shaw 3 days ago

How IoT can transform the local retail sector
How IoT can transform the local retail sector

It is hard to believe that billions of connected devices and sensors - the Internet of Things - are forecast to be worth a staggering $US94bn by 2025 in the retail sector.

3 days ago

What's your VoIP call quality number?
What's your VoIP call quality number?

Many of us know our total cholesterol number and some of us even know our systolic and diastolic blood pressure numbers. However, when it comes to our business lives, do we have any idea what call quality we're receiving from our corporate Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) provider?

3 days ago

#TechBytes: The Need for Speed for B2B and Lead Generation
#TechBytes: The Need for Speed for B2B and Lead Generation

#TechBytes is a nine-part video mini-series that shares nine simple steps any business can apply to generate qualified leads and a steady stream of top-of-funnel prospects.

3 days ago

Cryptominers hit 10x more organisations than ransomware in 2018
Cryptominers hit 10x more organisations than ransomware in 2018

Check Point Software Technologies has published the second instalment of its 2019 Security Report. It highlights how the tools and services used to commit cyber-crime have become democratised, with advanced attack methods now available to anyone willing to pay for them, as part of the growing 'malware-as-a-service' industry.

18 Feb 2019

Natural-born data scientists are made of stuff like this
Natural-born data scientists are made of stuff like this

If you can imagine counting sheep to put yourself to bed on a really hot summer's night; then wondering if it was the 57th or the 86th one that actually did it; then asking yourself how many people on your block might (also) be kept awake by the full light of the moon; and then possibly considering a look into traffic patterns the next morning to affirm all that you have deduced; then you, my friend, might be a natural-born data scientist.

Issued by Britespark Communications 15 Feb 2019

Cyber security is key to smart metering deployment
Cyber security is key to smart metering deployment

As adoption of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) becomes more widespread, its appeal to cyber attackers will undoubtedly increase, and addressing security vulnerabilities across layers - and by different stakeholders - must be taken into account from the outset.

By Darren Oxlee 15 Feb 2019