Technology to the aid of endangered species

From sharks that send a Tweet to bathers warning them of their presence to cutting-edge data collection on animal populations and habitats, technology is fast becoming the biggest weapon in the conservation efforts to protect some of the most endangered species on the...

Ford’s ambitious plan to open the skies to all

Ford plans to unlock the full potential of drone-to-vehicle technology, to see the use of commercial drones as companion tools to vehicles so they can enhance people's working lives, allowing them to get their jobs done more safely and efficiently. Ford is the only...

Integrated systems help IT meet digital business challenges

In the fast-paced world of digital business, IT organisations are under pressure to create environments in which flexibility and speed are paramount. At the same time, they are expected to keep a close eye on costs. Faced with these requirements – and knowing that...

AMD Ryzen PRO takes a generational leap

The AMD Ryzen PRO processors, designed to meet the fast-changing needs of business PC users, have been launched in the South African market. The new processors are available in three iterations, each with different features catering to various workloads. Offering...

You can’t move to cloud if you don’t know what you’re moving

As South African businesses digitally transform, the cloud has become a pivotal part of this evolution. By Nick Wonfor, enterprise account manager at Commvault for South Africa The deluge of data and the value that insight into this data creates has spurred on the...

Labour law changes and their effect on business

Our labour laws are constantly evolving as the South African government seeks to balance stronger protections for employees with the need to create a business-friendly investment climate. By Rob Cooper, tax expert and director of legislation at Sage We can expect to...

The serious business of gaming

When you think about gaming, does a picture of a socially-inept teenager, with long hair and an attitude, pop into your head? This characterisation might have been true a decade or two ago, but gamers today are more likely to be responsible adults in management...

Kenya Revenue Authority enhances taxpayer experience

With a reduced call abandonment rate, a significant drop in customer response time and increased engagement across different channels, the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has registered an increased score of 71,9% on the Customer Satisfaction Index; a clear indication...

Build safer, smarter cities with artificial neural networks

While a number of cities globally are turning to the Internet of Things (IoT), wireless connectivity and cloud computing to improve internal efficiency and service delivery to communities, the future lies in harnessing artificial neural networks to automate and...

SA needs to up the pace on data analytics

Analysing data and providing actionable insights from it has become a common phenomenon. Data and analytics, once buzzwords, are now part of mainstream business jargon. The new conundrum with data is knowing what questions to ask to drive business. Without this,...

Ride the growth wave: consolidate business services

Business technology is like ordering a meal, then having to cook it yourself. But by adopting managed business services, local companies can open the resources to ride South Africa’s renaissance wave. The tide is turning in South Africa. In the International Monetary...

Brave new world for accountants?

Accountants need to adapt to a new reality, one where technology is a dominant feature of our financial systems, capital markets, and organisational processes. So says Anton Colella, who recently took the helm as CEO of Moore Stephens. He notes that, while it’s...

Digital shake up in financial services

Financial services (FS) organisations increasingly rely on “realtime” information – about their customers, products, services, market, regulation and even competition - as part of their ongoing efforts to become more connected, digitally enabled and information-led...

Technology puts the ‘resource’ in human resources

The technology terms machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), big data and robotics are being thrown around with increasing ease these days. We’ve become very comfortable with these technologies, mainly because they are impacting every aspect of life and...

Protect your business against cybercrime

In the wake of last year’s surge of debilitating ransomware attacks, many businesses are investing heavily in cybersecurity technology, with Gartner predicting that worldwide security spending will reach unprecedented highs at an estimated $96-billion this year alone....

Data key to business success

Data is becoming more important in the business world, to the extent that it is critical to helping organisations be successful. “We see there is a need for organisations to be data driven,” says Alan Cowley, CEO of Strategic Solution Architects (SSA), kicking off the...