Recent News

Online dating: Exposure of the dangerous kind

A staggering 62% of online daters have experienced some form of threat or problem locally while dating online, ranging from online to offline threats. Despite all of this, online daters fail to use simple methods to protect themselves.

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Effective EAM means profitability in hospitality

“Effective hospitality solutions, such as enterprise asset management software, let employees focus on improving customer service.” ~ Barry Diedericks, EAM Subject Matter Expert at Softworx

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Yacht racing goes digital with biometrics

“This is a new application of the technology in a harsh environment. We are excited about collecting the data, and analysing it, to hopefully increase performance.” ~ Dr Adriana Marais, head of innovation, SAP Africa.

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Nando's uses tech to focus on food & funny

Nando's customers expect to be able to make a card payment on a secure POS system, and our franchisees expect a constant connection. In a digital age, constant uptime must be achieved to deliver both productivity and profitability.

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Workplace 2020

New Labour Bill may please working parents

If the Labour Laws Amendment Bill is passed into law, employers will need to ensure that their existing leave policies and procedures are in line with the proposed amendments.

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Impact of unfair dismissal on SA workforce

From an HR and labour force perspective, the Labour Relations Act clearly outlines specific conditions when dismissal of employees is automatically unfair, says Nicol Myburgh, Head of Human Resources at CRS Technologies.

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Sustainability

How do you know if green means green?

It is vital to do your homework. Make sure the cleaning goods you're buying are made of products that, once broken down, create organic nutrients that can be released safely back into the environment.

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New tech accelerates eWaste challenges

Dealing with eWaste securely: Xperien aims to collect redundant computers from companies by offering to sanitise the data residing on these computers, refurbish them and redistribute them to previously disadvantaged communities.

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Security & Legal

SaaS to transform insurance industry

Even though insurance and various other financial services industries have always been data-driven, SaaS is taking this to a more advanced level.

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Grey Saturday safer than Black Friday

The annual Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales offer great shopping opportunities - but they are also peak days for financial phishing attacks, and consumers are significantly safer on Grey Saturday, when the number of such attacks drops by up to a third despite it being a top shopping day.

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IT Service Management

Better banking through technology

In South Africa, the fourth industrial revolution is seeing incumbent banks leveraging new technology to make things fast, smarter and less expensive for their customers, to enhance their existing offering.

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US$ 2.1bn mining project runs on Candy

For the Venetia project, the Candy Estimating & Project Control Software from CCS Mining & Industrial was chosen. CCSMI is a distributor of Candy to the mining industry and a part of the EOH Group of companies.

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Report-back

Yacht racing goes digital with biometrics

“This is a new application of the technology in a harsh environment. We are excited about collecting the data, and analysing it, to hopefully increase performance.” ~ Dr Adriana Marais, head of innovation, SAP Africa.

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Disruption and the future for Africa

"Disruption happens when companies and industries are so greedy that they don’t want to innovate." That was the message from musician and entrepreneur will.i.am at BCX Disrupt earlier this month.

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Innovation

Africa is not a data desert

Data science is becoming a prominent feature in Africa’s schools and universities, and the proliferation of technology training hubs springing up throughout the continent promise a data-rich future.

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Combining machine learning with IoT

Forrester advises CIOs to leverage machine learning to turn the tsunami of data obtained in Internet of Things (IoT) deployments into actionable insights. 

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