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Harness potential of data-driven tech to keep customers happy
Harness potential of data-driven tech to keep customers happyArticle

Investment in technology and analytics is a must if business is going to meet rising customer expectations. This was the topic of discussion at Experian South Africa's annual Innovation Summit, held in Johannesburg yesterday...

3 days ago

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How to use design thinking to build the next AmazonArticle

Anyone aspiring to build the next Amazon needs to adopt a similar approach to Jeff Bezos's insistence on an empty chair...

Anne-marie le Roux 15 Jul 2019

MiX Telematics equips special needs schools with technology-based learning tools
MiX Telematics equips special needs schools with technology-based learning toolsArticle

MiX Telematics, in partnership with iSchoolAfrica, recently donated Apple iPads and other technology equipment to both the Vera School for learners with autism and the Alta du Toit school for learners with intellectual and physical difficulties...

30 May 2019

Inclusive education, one pen at a time
Inclusive education, one pen at a timeArticle

BIC - through its partnership with the Read Educational Trust and Brainwave - is on a mission to distribute 1.5 million pens to learners at disadvantaged schools across South Africa...

Issued by Zinto Activation Group 27 May 2019

Using tech for visual storytelling is a powerful learning tool
Using tech for visual storytelling is a powerful learning toolArticle

Visual storytelling is fundamental to the human experience, and one of our oldest forms of expression...

Glenn Gillis 17 May 2019

Snøhetta completes Europe's first underwater restaurant in Norway
Snøhetta completes Europe's first underwater restaurant in NorwayArticle

Snøhetta's half-sunken restaurant has officially been opened to the public and the building will welcome its first guests in Lindesnes, Norway...

22 Mar 2019

Roll out of Forbes8 to drive entrepreneurship in Ghana
Roll out of Forbes8 to drive entrepreneurship in GhanaArticle

Forbes8 Network aims to inspire entrepreneurs and those with great ideas to promote new businesses...

6 Feb 2019

Using AI can make your business fraud-free and safer
Using AI can make your business fraud-free and saferArticle

When it comes to AI, virtual assistants and chatbots are an immediate association for many. However, AI has other important uses for companies too - in fighting fraud...

Rob Lith 4 Feb 2019

4 tips to boost innovation in a dwindling economy
4 tips to boost innovation in a dwindling economyArticle

With an economy that is struggling under ongoing pressure of petrol price hikes and a weakening rand, South Africa looks to face another quarter of decreased consumer spend...

16 Oct 2018

Why knowledge is power in customer service
Why knowledge is power in customer serviceArticle

Fostering a culture of continuous learning is essential in today's business environment, but companies find this principle difficult to implement...

Wynand Smit 4 Oct 2018

Technology can change the face of learning for SA's youth
Technology can change the face of learning for SA's youthArticle

South Africa needs to undergo a learning revolution to keep up with the demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution...

13 Sep 2018

Four ways technology delivers a personalised retail customer experience
Four ways technology delivers a personalised retail customer experienceArticle

Across the competitive landscape of the retail industry, we are starting to see a massive trend as retailers adopt more technological practices in order to enhance their customer experience...

Issued by Interact RDT 6 Jun 2018

Researchers say use of artificial intelligence in medicine raises ethical questions
Researchers say use of artificial intelligence in medicine raises ethical questionsArticle

Artificial intelligence is hard at work crunching health data to improve diagnostics and help doctors make better decisions for their patients. But...

Patricia Hannon 4 Apr 2018

#BizTrends2018: Landscapes, learning and the employee
#BizTrends2018: Landscapes, learning and the employeeArticle

Kicking off 2018, the priority for the Education and Training (ETD) and Management Training calendar is planning for the coming year ahead...

Mark Orpen 7 Jan 2018

Pretoria hotel school campus gets blending
Pretoria hotel school campus gets blendingArticle

Hospitalit-e, which was officially launched by the Capital Hotel School (CHS) earlier this year, is now also available at the Pretoria campus...

2 Nov 2017

Importance of real-world play for 21st century six-year-olds
Importance of real-world play for 21st century six-year-oldsArticle

While there's a great focus on technology learning tools appropriate for early childhood development, parents and educators must not overlook the importance for children to have real-world interactions in order to learn core 21st century life skills...

25 Oct 2017

EduWeek 2017 award winners
EduWeek 2017 award winnersArticle

Education conference and exhibition, EduWeek hosted its prestigious annual awards event in Cape Town on Wednesday...

6 Oct 2017

Louise Steenekamp, director of energy & natural resources, Southern Africa, Wipro Limited
AI and the world of oil and gasArticle

The way we power our world a decade from now may look quite different from today...

Louise Steenekamp 25 Aug 2017

Dineo Molefe, vice president: finance at T-Systems South Africa
#WomensMonth: Empowerment in the digital eraArticle

The expanding scope of tech-enabled learning, employment and business opportunities has the potential of changing the role of women...

Dineo Molefe 16 Aug 2017

ICT, internet can transform education in Africa
ICT, internet can transform education in AfricaArticle

Connected learning key to improving education in Africa, says Internet Society study...

12 May 2017

E Cape works towards improving education
E Cape works towards improving educationArticle

The Eastern Cape Province is working towards developing an e-learning educational system to improve Matric results, says director of E-learning Summit Motse Mfuleni.

8 May 2017

Multi-lingual media project aimed at refugees
Multi-lingual media project aimed at refugeesArticle

‘InfoMigrants' is a multi-lingual media project aimed at educating refugees in Africa as to the asylum process in Europe, as well as the dangers of the journey...

31 Mar 2017

Five ways tech can enhance government services
Five ways tech can enhance government servicesArticle

Latest-generation enterprise technologies have the potential to improve financial and operational management within public sector entities...

John Mokiti and Gavin Holme 18 Jan 2017

KZNFC seeks training facilitators for film, TV
KZNFC seeks training facilitators for film, TVArticle

The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission (KZNFC) is calling for experienced film and television training practitioners to facilitate skills development and training programmes, as and when the need arises...

6 Sep 2016

Samsung aims to digitise classrooms in West Africa. Source: openghana.com
Samsung aims to digitise classrooms in West AfricaArticle

Samsung Electronics West Africa has commissioned the Samsung Smart School Project for teachers and students in Calabar...

29 Aug 2016

Why education's silver lining could be in the cloud
Why education's silver lining could be in the cloudArticle

As South African schools and universities struggle with the high costs of textbooks and other educational materials, technology continues to offer some compelling answers to these challenges...

Ernst Wittmann 28 Jul 2016

Beyond the badges: the real business case for gamification
Beyond the badges: the real business case for gamificationArticle

Over the past several years, gamification, the concept of applying game mechanics and game design techniques to engage and motivate people, has found its way...

Jason Ried 10 Jun 2016

M&C Saatchi Abel helps #GiveChildhoodBack to Africa's youngest patients
M&C Saatchi Abel helps #GiveChildhoodBack to Africa's youngest patientsArticle

In October 2015, the Paediatric ICU at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital embarked upon a R100m-plus expansion and upgrade. The hospital turned to advertising agency M&C Saatchi Abel to drive awareness and donations around the life-saving initiative...

Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 19 Apr 2016

Tablets add to classroom environments
Tablets add to classroom environmentsArticle

Over the past few years, we have seen tablet computers evolve from toys for geeks and execs into affordable everyday computers. Now, they are increasingly forming part of the educational landscape...

Ernst Wittmann 12 Aug 2015

[TrendTalk] 2015 is defined by disruption
[TrendTalk] 2015 is defined by disruptionArticle

World-changing ideas and technologies are defining 2015 as a momentous year - from the beginnings of real Artificial Intelligence emerging out of the Big Data revolution...

Louise Marsland 23 Mar 2015

Ivanna Granelli
Breaking the expensive call centre cycle of recruiting, training and churningArticle

There are few business operations that are more challenging from a human resources perspective than running a call centre...

Ivanna Granelli 15 Oct 2014

Samsung partners with DoE, EC to improve educational outcomes
Samsung partners with DoE, EC to improve educational outcomesArticle

The Eastern Cape E-learning Summit 2014 was a result of an ongoing collaboration between Vodacom Business and the provincial Department of Education to give schools and communities without internet connectivity access to basic ICT resources.

2 Oct 2014

Ghana's Crossover Academy benefits from SkyVision donation
Ghana's Crossover Academy benefits from SkyVision donationArticle

Underprivileged schoolchildren are reportedly to benefit from the recent donation of SkyVision's satellite connectivity solutions to further support students at Ghana's Crossover International Academy...

5 Sep 2014

SkyVision provides e-learning opportunities for underprivileged students in Ghana
SkyVision provides e-learning opportunities for underprivileged students in GhanaArticle

SkyVision Global Networks Ltd. has extended its commitment to Ghana's Crossover Academy by providing satellite for the orphaned students.

5 Sep 2014

Technology shaping Africa's future
Technology shaping Africa's futureArticle

Following the success of DASIK's industry workshops, SYSPRO recently hosted the second two-day event at its HQ in Sunninghill, Johannesburg.

1 Aug 2014

AMI launches free online courses in Africa
AMI launches free online courses in AfricaArticle

The African Management Initiative (AMI) has launched the first in a series of free online courses developed with top business schools, aimed at reaching 1 million African managers and entrepreneurs...

22 Jul 2014

[African EduWeek] Bringing technology into our classrooms
[African EduWeek] Bringing technology into our classroomsArticle

"This event is all about the teachers and how we can empower them to go back to their classrooms with new ideas, insight and confidence to face the daily challenges at school, whether it is about teaching skills or using e-learning tools and educational technology" - Tanya Jackman

21 Jul 2014

New free learning app for pre-school children
New free learning app for pre-school childrenArticle

Child development experts at the Nestlé Research Centre in Switzerland have introduced an innovative digital learning app called Stimulearn, which incorporates learning tools for pre-school children intended to stimulate them through interactive games.

17 Jun 2014

SMART celebrates the arrival of the SMART Notebook Collaborative Software 2014
SMART celebrates the arrival of the SMART Notebook Collaborative Software 2014Article

Join over three million active users around the globe and bring learning to life with the world's number one collaborative learning software. Take advantage and receive up to 35% discount on your next SMART Board SBM680 77" interactive whiteboard purchase!

Issued by SMART Technologies 29 May 2014

Toshiba top Notebook vendor, sponsors tablets
Toshiba top Notebook vendor, sponsors tabletsArticle

According to the International Data Corporation's (IDC) CY 2013 final results, Toshiba Gulf FZE is the number one vendor for Notebook market sales in East Africa including Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Tanzania.

11 Mar 2014

University of Zambia Language Centre receives Toshiba tablets
University of Zambia Language Centre receives Toshiba tabletsArticle

Toshiba has donated 12 AT300 tablets to the University of Zambia Language Centre in Lusaka, laying the foundation for the centre's future growth.

12 Feb 2014

Google to improve internet in Uganda with Project Link
Google to improve internet in Uganda with Project LinkArticle

In Uganda, and many parts of the world, online activity is halted by pre-broadband speeds or unreliable connections. Google's Project Link is an initiative that is focused on enhancing speed and quality through a metro fiber network. (video)

21 Nov 2013

Technology versus teachers
Technology versus teachersArticle

Globally, 1.7 million teachers are needed in order to provide every child with primary education by 2015. In South Africa, 25,000 new teachers are needed annually. It may be tempting to look to technology to fill this gap, but according to Masennya Dikotla, CEO of the Molteno Institute of Language and Literacy, this would be both impossible and disastrous for education.

15 May 2013

BIC's education campaigns tackle learning and literacy challenges in South Africa
BIC's education campaigns tackle learning and literacy challenges in South AfricaArticle

BIC is committed to tackling the challenges of education and literacy in South Africa with campaigns like the 'BIC Change a Future' educational roadshow, which provides under-resourced schools in Gauteng with learning tools and school materials.

Issued by Zinto Activation Group 14 May 2013

CTI offers free tablet computers to students
CTI offers free tablet computers to studentsArticle

In a move that will revolutionise the way that they study, CTI Education Group will become the first higher education institution in South Africa to offer its students tablet computers loaded with prescribed textbooks, at no extra cost.

21 Feb 2013

Microsoft engages youth to drive sustainable African economic growth
Microsoft engages youth to drive sustainable African economic growthArticle

Microsoft Corp have announced its ongoing commitment to driving opportunities for African youth through its YouthSpark initiative.

15 Feb 2013

Microsoft launches the 4Afrika Initiative
Microsoft launches the 4Afrika InitiativeArticle

Microsoft Corporation on Tuesday, 5 February 2013, introduced the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative, a new effort through which the company will actively engage in Africa's economic development to improve its global competitiveness.

6 Feb 2013

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