Cloud is not a country

Medium and large businesses across South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria experience very different usage, benefits and intentions with cloud computing, according to new research by World Wide Worx and F5 Networks.

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Smart meters come with baggage

COLIN BEANEY, Global Industry Director for Energy and Utilities at IFS gives insight into a few of the challenges installers face when delivering smart meter programs.

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Defining moment for Lara Croft

Square Enix has announced that Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be available for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC/Steam. All platforms will launch simultaneously on 14 September 2018.

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Why sports cars make us feel good

Forget romance, fine dining or an epic boxset binge – new preliminary research reveals that driving a sports car on a daily basis is among the best ways to boost your sense of wellbeing and emotional fulfilment.

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Cloud is not a country

Medium and large businesses across South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria experience very different usage, benefits and intentions with cloud computing, according to new research by World Wide Worx and F5 Networks.

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-April 24th, 2018

How blockchain can save advertising supply chains

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Advertising has become unimaginably complex over the years with so many intermediaries in the supply chain. But, says DAVID BUTT, Consulting Director at Acceleration, blockchain may restore trust in the ad supply chain.

-April 24th, 2018

Why sports cars make us feel good

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Forget romance, fine dining or an epic boxset binge – new preliminary research reveals that driving a sports car on a daily basis is among the best ways to boost your sense of wellbeing and emotional fulfilment.

-April 24th, 2018

Prepare for platform economy

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Many companies have already taken steps to embed themselves into digital ecosystems. But, the pace of adopting new digital platforms for doing business needs to increase – especially in Africa, says WILLIAM MZIMBA, Chief Executive of Accenture South Africa.

-April 23rd, 2018

How GDPR data laws will affect SA business

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Previously, protecting data was the responsibility of the employer, but now the payroll software provider shares this responsibility. BRUCE VAN WYK, co-founder and director, Payspace discusses General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on payroll.

Smart meters come with baggage

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COLIN BEANEY, Global Industry Director for Energy and Utilities at IFS gives insight into a few of the challenges installers face when delivering smart meter programs.

-April 23rd, 2018

Innovation feeding agri industry

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With one-quarter of the world’s arable land, Africa is expected to play a leading role in ensuring the global population – expected to grow to 9 billion by 2050 – has access to a secure source of food. This has led the World Bank to predict that Africa’s agricultural sector will grow to $1-trillion by 2030.

-April 23rd, 2018

Car that sees round corners

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Jaguar Land Rover is leading a £4.7 million (approximately R79 million) project to develop self-driving cars that can ‘see’ at blind junctions and through obstacles.

-April 20th, 2018

No fees, no paperwork, in new FNB mobile account

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First National Bank (FNB) has launched eWallet eXtra, a mobile bank account that allows unbanked and underbanked South African consumers to use a feature phone or a smartphone to open a bank account without ever walking into a branch.

-April 20th, 2018

Fitbit Versa comes to SA

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Earlier this week, Fitbit announced the Versa smartwatch - the company’s lightest smartwatch to date, featuring a battery life of up to four days and cross platform capability.

-April 20th, 2018

Storage blues for smartphones

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A recent survey has revealed that storage is a problem for many smartphone users in SA, with 22 percent running out of space at least once a week and 56 percent running out of space every three months.

-April 20th, 2018

SAP goes into esports with Team Liquid

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SAP has announced a sponsorship deal with Team Liquid to work with it on co-developing software based on in-game data, which will help Team Liquid analyse performance and achieve greater precision in areas like team and player performance.

-April 19th, 2018

Facebook scandal will give privacy a boost

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The right to user privacy on the Internet continued to make news headlines last week as the Facebook data breach saga headed to Washington. GIL SPERLING, CTO, Popimedia, believes this will provide positive developments for data privacy and consumer protection.

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Movie of the Week

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Avengers: Infinity War

Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet -- the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.

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The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset

Bethesda Softworks has announced The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset, the next Chapter of ZeniMax Online Studio’s online RPG, The Elder Scrolls Online (ESO). This year’s Chapter will send players to the Isle of Summerset to explore the home of the High Elves for the first time since 1994’s The Elder Scrolls: Arena. With a massive and vibrant new zone, an epic main story, a new skill line based on the Psijiic Order, and the introduction of Jewelry Crafting, The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset offers an expansive instalment for both new and veteran players.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset will release for PC/Mac, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on the 5th June. Learn more about the game and pre-order at www.ElderScrollsOnline.com.

Product of the Day

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Samsung NW700 Sound+

Samsung Electronics has recently unveiled a premium lifestyle soundbar, the NW700 Sound+. The wall-mountable NW700 Sound+ soundbar succeeds the MS650 Sound+ model and incorporates sound-enhancing features, such as distortion-cancelling, wide-range tweeters and multi-speaker control, all technologies developed at the Samsung Audio Lab in Valencia, California.

The NW700 Sound+ soundbar sports a slim and sleek external design optimised for wall mounting underneath Samsung’s super-thin televisions. The 53.5mm-width soundbar, which works with a wall mount TV, is 41% narrower than the previous soundbar model, allowing users to achieve harmonious interior design. The monolithic soundbar adopts three channels and slim sound technology to deliver dynamic and targeted sound for an immersive listening experience. The body of the soundbar also has a built-in subwoofer, eliminating the need for an external subwoofer and contributing to a clean, slender design for a home entertainment space.