People 'n' Issues

Education needs rethink for digital future

-February 23rd, 2018
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Africa faces a set of potential scenarios brought on by the disruption of digital technologies. But we need a workforce that has the skills and understanding to drive these potentials and bring them to reality, writes SIMON CARPENTER, Chief Technology Advisor at SAP Africa.

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POPI can kill more than spam

-February 23rd, 2018
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The long-awaited Protection of Personal Information Act regulations were published last September. They don’t say much, but what they do say spells more than just sleepless nights for direct marketers, says ELIZABETH DE STADLER, Novcon CEO & consumer law specialist.

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How telcos have to wake up

-February 23rd, 2018
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The telecommunications industry is changing at an exponential rate as new challenges emerge, customer expectations rise and the competition, new and old, piles on the pressure and telcos seeking to respond to these challenges face a slew of bewildering trends and high levels of uncertainty.

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Agility powers enterprise IT

-February 23rd, 2018
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The need for software development and software developers has continued to rise, with a great emphasis being placed on the rise in available jobs paired with the scarcity of skills. Quentin Barnard, lead architect at redPanda Software, has identified a few trends that will emerge this year.

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Food safety gets blockchain

-February 22nd, 2018
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Walmart, JD.com, IBM, and Tsinghua University National Engineering Laboratory for E-Commerce Technologies have announced they will work together in a Blockchain Food Safety Alliance.

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4YFN to select world’s best startups

-February 21st, 2018
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The 4YFN Awards 2018, the mobile startup competition that will be held at 4YFN Barcelona, are searching for the most disruptive project during this year’s edition and have already selected 10 startup finalists from over 300 participants.

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Ramaphosa address good news for SMEs

-February 21st, 2018
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President Cyril Ramaphosa’s first State of the Nation Address may motivate small businesses in South Africa to help economic growth by addressing unemployment, says PIETER BENSCH, Executive Vice President, Africa & Middle East at Sage.

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Traffic must get smarter

-February 20th, 2018
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As our cities grow and get smarter, our streets in turn get busier. TEDDY DAKA, Group CEO, Ansys Limited, believes that in order to control traffic, we have to become smarter.

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How Blockchain can save water, and more

-February 19th, 2018
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The designers of a unique water saving solution that uses blockchain technology to incentivise users to use less water were the winners of a special prize at the continent’s largest blockchain hackathon held in Cape Town last week.

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Olympics face massive cyber threats

-February 19th, 2018
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The Olympics Games have almost always been used to introduce innovative technologies intended to make the sporting events more efficient. And given the role that IT plays in the events, cybercriminals are likely to see them as a massive opportunity.

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