Category Archives: Tech

Ventures Platform Secures First Close of US$40mn Pan-African Fund

Ventures Platform, the early-stage “discovery” venture capital fund championing the next generation of African entrepreneurs, has announced the first close of its new US$40m Pan-African, early-stage fund to invest in market-creating innovations. With this close led by the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), the new fund features participation from existing investors and some new leading […]

Digital identity is a crucial business requirement post-Covid

It is well-known that the Covid-pandemic has forced change in many industries and driven digitalisation at a pace faster than anyone could have anticipated, but it has happened at the cost of robust security and digital authentication. The ramifications of this could be felt soon as it becomes increasingly difficult to know whether the person […]

Adanian Labs Launches Venture Building Program Call For Tech Startups For 2022 January Cohort

Adanian Labs has launched the Adanian Labs Venture Building Program call for startups for 2022. The program invites applications from tech entrepreneurs for the 2022 cohort of exceptional startups to join Adanian Labs in Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Nigeria and South Africa. Since its establishment in 2020, Adanian Labs has incubated fourteen (14) groundbreaking tech startups across […]

Netcore Cloud is the Only Customers’ Choice in Multichannel Marketing Hubs and Top Customers’ Choice for Email

Gartner Peer Insights 2021 “Voice of the Customer” has recognised the company based on Overall Rating, User Interest and Adoption Globally recognised martech SaaS company, Netcore Cloud, has announced that it has been named, Customers’ Choice in Gartner Peer Insights “Voice of the Customer” 2021 reports for Multichannel Marketing Hub & Email Marketing. According to the […]

New study reveals how digital technologies are shaping the global recovery

Latest Network Readiness Index ranks world’s most ‘network ready’ markets The latest results and rankings of the Network Readiness Index (NRI) were released today by the Portulans Institute, revealing how countries around the world are leveraging information technologies to emerge from the COVID pandemic and become ‘network ready’. This latest edition – the third compiled […]

How software decisions can reduce business costs

By: Marilyn Moodley – Country Leader for South Africa and WECA (West, East, Central Africa) at SoftwareONE The IDC forecasts that South Africa’s IT spend will be $12.78 billion (R197 billion) in 2021, an increase of 5.2% over the previous year. One of the biggest contributors to this figure is software and cloud spend, which has grown exponentially since […]

The CIO’s roadmap for digital transformation

As the pandemic dispersed the workforce, necessitating more sophisticated means to connect, collaborate and communicate, digital transformation became a business imperative. Fikile Sibiya, CIO at fintech specialist e4, explains why a roadmap for the future is essential in this transformation, and elaborates on what it should entail. Organisations in diverse industries are transforming their business models by […]

Navigating a hybrid work environment – how can businesses remain secure?

By Quentyn Taylor, Director of Information Security at Canon for Europe, Middle East and Africa A central office has typically been most business’s default working location, but the role of the office has significantly changed over the last year. Today, over 90% of organisations say they’ll allow employees to work remotely, at least part of […]

Vote for Stellenbosch’s Smartest City Solutions: Finalists announced in Stellenbosch Network’s second annual #IdeasForChange Challenge

For the past few weeks, Stellenbosch’s best and brightest minds have been pitching their novel ideas to turn Stellenbosch into a ‘Smarter City’ as part of the second annual #IdeasForChange Challenge. After much deliberation, the judges have announced their top three finalists who will now be entered into a poll on social media and vie […]

Half of enterprises cannot trust their CRM data for a single source of truth on customers

Independent research shows firms are lacking basic data management capabilities; CRM data is of limited use Half of large enterprises worldwide (47%) feel they cannot rely on their CRM data to provide a single source of truth regarding customer data, according to the State of Enterprise CRM Data Management: 2021 study released in October. Commissioned […]

Only 20% of companies reported not getting attacked in 2021 compared to 32% in 2020

Acronis, the global leader in cyber protection, has released its annual Cyber Readiness Report, providing a comprehensive overview of the modern cybersecurity landscape and the key pain points faced by businesses and remote employees worldwide amid the global pandemic. Acronis’ research from last year revealed more than 80% of global companies admitted they were not prepared […]

Etisalat hosts Acronis partner world’s first electric flying racing car Airspeeder at GITEX Global

Acronis, the global leader in cyber protection, and UAE’s leading telco Etisalat together hosted the first electric flying racing car prototype Airspeeder at the just concluded GITEX Technology Week held in Dubai. Etisalat, one of the world’s leading telecom groups in emerging markets, meets the best-in-class innovative technology from sport. Etisalat enables the impossible, proving it […]

How Robotic Logistics Are the Key to Automated Warehouses

Robotic logistics are the future of supply chain management, according to Yaskawa Nordic Sales Director Lee Moulder. In 2018 American companies spent approximately $1.5 trillion on logistical expenses. It’s a jaw-dropping number that underpins the importance of supply chain management to businesses. At the heart of any logistics system is the warehouse. “The food and beverage […]

Getting the best out of inkjet through process optimisation

By Carl Metelerkamp, Head of Commercial Print at Canon South Africa To remain competitive in today’s print production market, commercial printers need to be agile and adapt to the ongoing changes being driven predominantly by the impact of digital transformation and accelerated by the pandemic. The increase in digitally driven on-demand printing, combined with the uptake […]

ESET’s Intelligent Solutions Updated for Greater Online Protection

Heading into the festive season, it is more important than ever to ensure that computer and smartphone users are protected from increases in brute force attacks, instances of banking malware, and cryptocurrency threats. ESET, the global cybersecurity leader, has launched a new version of its consumer security line-up, which does just that along with its […]

The future of work

With new technology such as AI support and smart cameras, the workplace of the future can be anywhere In what felt like the blink of an eye, the work landscape was transformed as the pandemic spread across the world in 2020. Entire workforces went mobile, seemingly overnight, while organisations bolstered existing remote working processes. And […]

AI will reduce SA’s crime stats as early as 2023

Applying artificial intelligence to big data can predict – and prevent – crime. By Warren Myers, CEO and co-founder of security and medical response marketplace AURA When a social media site throws out an ad for a product you were just discussing over the phone, it’s easy to jump to conclusions: They must be listening, […]

UAE Government leaders, African Ministers share insights on their digital transformation agenda at GITEX GLOBAL 2021

Africa is set to power the world’s digital transformation with its huge young talent base powering an offshore services export revolution with Egypt in pole position and Ghana set to lead on bridging the digital gender divide. Insights shared by Leaders during GITEX GLOBAL Leaders Vision Summit in Dubai. Speaking on the Africa focus opening […]

DevConf is back with a bang

DevConf, an exclusive conference dedicated to South African developers returns in April 2022.  The much-anticipated return of DevConf, an exclusive conference dedicated to South African developers, means that once again software developers can gather in-person to network, and be inspired by a range of topics applicable to software development. Run as a virtual event in 2020, DevConf’s founders are […]

GITEX GLOBAL x Ai Everything, world’s biggest and most collaborative tech event of 2021, set to drive international transformation

GITEX Global x Ai Everything, the world’s most influential technology sourcing and networking event of 2021, is returning for its 41st edition at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 17th-21st October as the United Arab Emirates prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary. GITEX GLOBAL x Ai Everything will be the world’s most complete, experiential technology […]

Africa to take center stage at GITEX Global 2021 – Save the date to the exclusive B2B tech gathering

The countdown has begun. From October 17-21, over 100,000 B2B tech players, including industry leaders, key influencers, public-sector stakeholders, 4000 exhibitors, and government officials from Africa and every corner of the world, will converge at the biggest tech show of the year in Dubai to discover the latest innovations and connect with 400 high-level investors […]

TLcom Announces 3rd Africa Tech Female Founder Summit

Julia Gillard, Former Prime Minister of Australia & Chair of Andela, announced as keynote speaker  TLcom Capital, the Africa-focussed venture capital firm, has officially announced the launch of the 2021 Africa Tech Female Founder Summit, which will be held virtually on Wednesday 13th October 2021. The keynote session is headlined by Julia Gillard, former Prime […]