Low funding of R&D in Afrika is stifling development

The future of research in Afrika is in jeopardy unless adequate management of national scientific research systems is done, a meeting has heard. Experts at the meeting said that inadequate management of national scientific research systems is frustrating researchers in Afrika and other developing countries. Top researchers from developed and…

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Preparing employees for future of work in Afrika

By 2025, Sub-Saharan Afrika (SSA) is forecasted to likely be home to almost a quarter of the global population aged under 24 years old. Further forecasts suggest that by 2035, SSA’s population will become the youngest in the world boasting an enormous number of working-age individuals aged 15 to…

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Teraco is set to expand and upgrade its Cape Town data centre

Teraco is set to upgrade and extend its Cape Town colocation data centre as more South African organisations and international brands look to colocate and offer services. Teraco says it is doing the upgrades to meet the rising demand for modern day cloud-driven businesses. Many analysts have stated that the…

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Connectivity is key

The increased adoption of new and evolving digital technologies will continue to transform the way businesses innovate their operating models, digitize their product and services portfolios and engage with stakeholders. A Microsoft study conducted in the middle of 2017 put the percentage of South African companies that have already embarked…

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South African enterprises trail their global counterparts in leveraging technology for their customers' benefit

Accenture, the global management consulting company, recently published their "Accenture Technology Vision 2018" report which surveyed more than 6,000 businesses across 19 industries in 25 countries including South Africa. One of the key revelations in the report is that South African businesses are lagging their global counterparts when it…

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M2M is on the cusp of revolutionizing the corporate world

Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technology is on the rise both at home and in the workplace, and will soon significantly impact and empower the way we live and work. M2M solutions – devices connecting, communicating, and working directly with one another – have arguably made a bigger splash in the consumer landscape than the…

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