AI and visual recognition improve fleet management, driver safety

In a country as vast as South Africa, where transport by road is the norm, it’s imperative that organisations manage their vehicle fleets effectively. Today, fleet management goes well beyond the traditional realms of vehicle financing and maintenance to...

Understanding payment trends to make sure customers get what they want

Start-up companies are faced with a number of challenges before they even begin trading. Market research and designing an excellent customer journey are, of course, important, but ensuring your customer has a payment option that engenders confidence is critical. 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,...

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...

ITU Telecom World

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is meeting in Durban to thrash out issues around spectrum, connectivity and regulations. Kathy Gibson reports   ITU meeting opens in Durban The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) today kicked off ITU Telecom...

Liberty data breach: setting a precedent for GDPR? 

Over the Youth Day weekend, Liberty informed its customers, and later everyone else, that it had been the subject of a successful security intrusion. In a media statement, it claimed that an email repository had been compromised, and that an as yet undisclosed number...

Your server is redundant – so why are you still paying for it?

Your company might be paying for an on-premise server that is hindering your business’ performance. By Stephen Corrigan, MD of Palladium It’s the absolute last thing a business owner wants to hear. That even as you’re madly seeking out ways to cut costs, you’ve been...

The battle for the edge as IoT set to transform businesses

It is estimated that in 2018 there will be over 31-billion connected ‘edge’ devices globally, making this year the one where the Internet of Things (IoT) truly begins to dominate. The proliferation of connected devices and the evolution of dumb devices to smart...

Building blocks for a bright digital future

Close to 64% of the South African population resides in urban centres, and this number is steadily climbing. By Paige dos Santos, digital lead at SAP Africa City infrastructure is constantly stretched, and service delivery frequently slips. As fiscal pressure mounts,...

The link between substance abuse, stress and mental illness

There are strong ties between stress, mental illness and substance abuse, with each of these influencing the other to some degree. By Rhys Evans, MD of ALCO-Safe Web MD lists stress and environmental stress as one of the potential causes, or triggers, for mental...

SA poised to adopt intelligent process automation 

Business process management (BPM), robotic process automation (RPA), intelligent process automation (IPA) – each represents a giant step forward for enterprise operations in terms of automation. By Sumit Kumar Sharma, enterprise architect at In2IT Technologies South...

Cyber threats real for industrial automation systems

The ability to connect Information Technology (IT) systems with Operational Technology (OT) systems, such as Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), gives businesses access to information for a comprehensive...

Digital transformation: keep doing what you do, only better

Thanks to the wide proliferation of digital services and the ubiquity of the internet, the idea of “digital transformation” has gained significant momentum over the past five years, to the point that it seems like that’s all we talk about these days. Even if...

Satnac 2018: all change for telecoms

Telecommunications providers are under pressure on a number of fronts, and are having to find new business models if they want to thrive into the future. Kathy Gibson attended the Southern Africa Telecommunications, Networking and Applications Conference (Satnac) to...

Fujitsu Day: the path to digital transformation

Digital innovation and co-creation are the order of the day, and Fujitsu is leading the way. Fujitsu Day was an opportunity for partners and customers to learn about Fujitsu solutions. Kathy Gibson reports   SA leads in digital innovation Fujitsu is the fifth-largest...

SD-WAN enables digital transformation in hospitality

Succeeding in the hospitality industry requires more than the most comfortable bed, the most delectable menu, or the most luxurious spa. When one bad review can send would-be customers to the competitor, hospitality businesses must rely on technology to deliver...