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SA on brink of smart home revolution

-February 20th, 2017
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Thanks to the spread of fibre networks and reductions in data costs, South Africa is set to start benefiting from true smart home innovations and ship new smart home appliances to local shores in 2017.

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How tech and data will change HR in 2017

-February 20th, 2017
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During 2017, we expect to see HR departments turn to technology to automate more of their work and to become more data-driven in their decision-making. ANJA VAN BEEK, of Sage outlines six trends.

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3 ways tech will change banking in 2017

-February 17th, 2017
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This year will see three financial areas change due to technology. Customer relationship management, the processes of banking and the regulatory environment which these financial institutions operate, writes MARK WALKER of IDC.

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Robots in the right hands can be customer ally

-February 16th, 2017
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At the recent World Economic Forum there was much discussion about robots taking people’s jobs. However, this may not be the case as it will afford companies to up-skill their employees and place them in positions that cannot be handled by machines.

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Big data has confidence gap

-February 15th, 2017
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According to a new survey, most business leaders today believe in the value of using data and analytics throughout their organisations, but say they lack confidence in their ability to measure the effectiveness and impact of it.

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The data behind dating

-February 14th, 2017
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With Valentine’s Day upon us and thousands of South Africans in the pursuit of love within the online realm. SEKETE PATRICK MAPHOPHA, NetApp Africa CTO and Technology Evangelist, asks a vital question - how secure is your personal data?

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Race for trust and time

-February 13th, 2017
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Technology has changed all aspects of our lives, including the way we transact. In our digital economy, money is not the only currency consumers place value in as they also see trust, time and treasure as important drivers, writes Intel’s TREVOR COETZEE.

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The half-truth of social media

-February 13th, 2017
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One-in-ten bend the truth on social media to make themselves feel good – and men go even further, Kaspersky Lab study reveals.

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Brazil Bitcoin miner backs SA Blockchain event

-February 13th, 2017
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CoinBR, a Brazilian bitcoin mining and exchange company headquartered in São Paulo, will be one of the backers of the the Blockchain Africa Conference in Johannesburg from 1 to 3 March 2017.

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Xero opens tap to SA’s first direct bank feed

-February 10th, 2017
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Sasfin Bank has partnered with Xero to offer South African small businesses next generation financial management through South Africa’s first direct bank feed.

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