The app economy is here and it’s making retail better

There has been a huge disruption coming in retail over the past few years in the form of mobile technology; and it’s only just getting started. By Vaughan Rowsell, founder and director of Vend This isn’t solely about using mobile to engage consumers. Cloud-based...

Catalysing the future of SA professionals

Mic Mann, the director of Mann Made and co-organiser of the SingularityU South Africa Summit 2018, discusses the future of South African professionals “Robots will harvest, cook, and serve our food. They will work in our factories, drive our cars, and walk our dogs....

AI tackles African healthcare challenges

Artificial intelligence (AI) could revolutionise healthcare supply chains in Africa, according to supply chain specialist Deborah Dull, representing the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Speaking at the recent SAPICS Conference in Cape Town, Dull revealed how AI in...

A customer-centric approach to hyper-availability

South African businesses are increasingly leveraging data to deliver a better customer experience and differentiate their offerings from competitors. By Kate Mollett, regional manager for Africa South at Veeam For example, one local bank lets a person open an account...

Blockchain to solve supply chain management challenges

Supply chain management today is a complex endeavour. Regardless of how many ERP solutions, workflow tools, digital shipment tracking devices or other integrated monitoring solutions are deployed, complexities, product losses and inaccurate data management abound. By...

Can we upgrade and live forever?

“The new opportunities we will experience by extending our lifespan to live for centuries is thrilling, especially when you consider human-machine convergence and the latest discoveries about human potential and peak performance.” This is the word from Mic Mann,...

AI tackles grand challenges in Africa

Singularity University co-founder, and renowned Futurist, Ray Kurzweil, said: “We have the opportunity in the decades ahead to make major strides in addressing the grand challenges of humanity. AI will be the pivotal technology in achieving this progress. We have a...

Unlock innovation in brick ‘n mortar retail

Much attention has been given to the phenomenal rise of e-commerce, as consumers delight in the convenience of shopping from the comfort of their homes. And, as e-commerce interfaces have become ever more slick and seamless, with one-click payment systems and smart,...

Stories of the Old Fort at Constitution Hill retold with technology

The Old Fort on the Constitution Hill precinct is undergoing a massive visitor experience upgrade that uses technology and innovative design to showcase a pertinent part of South Africa’s history and journey to democracy.  Formerly known as the Johannesburg Jail, the...

Embracing the science of data

The importance of data in the digital society cannot be underestimated. Companies need to constantly review, analyse, and interrogate the data they have at their disposal to enable better decision-making as well as improved solution development. By Reghard van...

Cloud at the heart of next-gen technology

Cloud computing is far from a new technology. From Dropbox and Gmail, to Twitter and Facebook, almost everyone runs parts of their business and personal lives through a cloud platform.  The common maxim today is that all forward-thinking businesses are looking to...

What can businesses learn from the world’s biggest race?

Capturing the hundreds of individual stories and updates throughout the Tour de France is impossible through cameras alone, which is why digital transformation and emerging technologies are pivotal in bringing to life every captivating moment of the race’s 105th...

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