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New system expands product range

     17th March 2017 The condition monitoring equipment range from technical solutions provider Bearing Man Group (BMG) has been expanded by the newly launched portable SPM Leonova Diamond Aligner (SPM Leonova) system. 

UK, S Africa universities study impact of digital technology in higher education

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     7th March 2017 As digital technology continues to influence and disrupt how students learn and are taught, a new transcontinental research project by the University of Leeds, in the UK, and the University of Cape Town (UCT) will examine its effect on staff, students and employers. The ‘Unbundled University:... 

Digitisation and the rise of Generation C

     15th February 2017 Charles Darwin said that it won’t be the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent; it’s the one that is the most adaptable to change. With the rapid evolution of digitisation, and Cisco’s predictions that 40% of business will die in the next ten years, digital... 

Digitisation and the rise of Generation C

     15th February 2017 Charles Darwin said that it won’t be the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent; it’s the one that is the most adaptable to change. With the rapid evolution of digitisation, and Cisco’s predictions that 40% of business will die in the next ten years, digital... 

Industry needs to adapt to digital technology to improve

By: Victor Moolman     3rd February 2017 To remain competitive this year, companies in the materials handling and logistics industry will be forced to act to optimise efficiency, improve business processes and advance the customer experience, says technology solutions provider Jasco Enterprise service portfolio manager Ian Summerfield. 

Swinging the balance of power: now the customer really is in charge!

     26th January 2017 Genesys Interactive Intelligence forum gives insight into how companies can improve the customer experience in today’s digital age. In the new digital age, customers hold all the power and businesses around the world are sitting up and paying attention. This emerged at the recent Customer... 

South Africa lags digital construction

     17th January 2017 The 2016 Building Information Modelling (BIM) Institute survey shows that there is a significant lack of education in terms of digital construction and building information modelling for complex building projects in South Africa. “A cursory glance at construction projects in our major cities... 

Home Affairs kicks off civil records digitisation project

By: Natasha Odendaal     23rd November 2016 The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) and Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) have taken the first steps in the R200-million digitisation of South Africa’s 286-million civil records – 90% of which are in paper format. DHA and Stats SA have combined their resources to digitise birth, marriage and... 

Hytera Expands DMR Portfolio by Introducing Entry-level Radios

     1st November 2016 Hytera, a world leading solution provider of Professional Mobile Radio communications, has officially released a brand new Digital Mobile Radio series, the BD series, a cost-effective entry-level series of handheld radios, together with an array of feature enhancement to the existing PD3/4/5... 

The end of one-size-fits all HCM

     31st October 2016 Today’s Human Capital Management (HCM) professional has to contend with shifting business demands and an evolving workforce. At the same time, HCM itself is changing - and one of the key drivers of that change is technology. Whether this is seen as a threat or an opportunity depends on the... 

Impact of digital disruption starting to be felt by business

By: David Oliveira     28th October 2016 Availability and business recovery company Veeam hosted its VeeamON Tour conference earlier this month, where trend analysis consultancy Flux Trends owner and top South African trend analyst Dion Chang discussed global digital and technology trends that are promoting the “on-demand economy” and... 

Digital services offering stimulus to wealth management industry

By: Schalk Burger     23rd September 2016 The wealth management industry is ideally positioned to leverage and scale up using digital technology to improve efficiency and responsiveness, despite only 25% of wealth management firms globally offering more than email access to clients. When this is compared with the average... 

Integration of digital tech seen as critical to future business success

By: David Oliveira     23rd September 2016 Companies that incorporate digital technology that is customer-centric are most likely to succeed in the business world of tomorrow, says research-based consultancy Forrester Consulting VP and principal analyst Nigel Fenwick. In a presentation following the release of a paper titled ‘Business and... 

Parliament grills Muthambi over 'slow' digital migration

By: News24Wire      16th September 2016 Communications Minister Faith Muthambi was chastised during a portfolio committee meeting on Thursday about the delays in government’s rollout of digital migration. “Your management of this process is found wanting,” said Mmamaloko Kubayi, ANC MP and chairperson of the portfolio committee on... 

Cisco to digitally reinvent Barrick’s business

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th September 2016 US networking equipment provider Cisco has partnered with gold major Barrick Gold to digitally reinvent the miner’s business, the companies announced Monday. The focus will be on research and development over the course of the collaboration, starting the development of a flagship digital... 

Human capital trends changing the business management landscape

By: Anine Kilian     8th September 2016 Amid the increasing use of technologies such as mobile devices, three-dimensional printing, sensors, cognitive computing, and the Internet of Things, which is changing the way companies design, manufacture and deliver almost every product and service, digital disruption and social networking... 

Iziko Planetarium digital upgrade project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     2nd September 2016 The project involves the major digital upgrade of the Iziko Planetarium, which will culminate in a state-of-the-art, digital full-dome immersive theatre facility. 

Digital technology key to companies’ future business models – research firm

By: David Oliveira     1st September 2016 Companies that incorporate digital technology that is customer-centric are most likely to succeed in the business world of tomorrow, says research-based consultancy Forrester Consulting VP and principal analyst Nigel Fenwick. In a presentation following the release of a paper titled ‘Business and... 

SACSC annual congress to lead the way for retail

     23rd August 2016 Bringing South African shopping centre industry the best in leadership, a number of highly regarded speakers are set to dominate the stage at the 20th Congress of the South African Council of Shopping Centre’s (SACSC) to be held at the Sandton Convention Centre from 7 to 9 September 2016. Hosted... 

Businesses face disruptive forces

     27th July 2016 • The effects of globalization, digitalization and technological disruption pose fundamental challenges to many businesses • The emergence of industry 4.0 could result in higher risk of large-scale losses • Corporates operating in Africa have a particular role in embracing and responding to new... 

Understanding Industry 4.0

     19th July 2016 The term Industry 4.0 refers to the combination of several key innovations in digital technology, all maturing now and all set to transform the energy and manufacturing sectors. The idea is that these technologies – robotics, cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), data capture and... 

Chameleon workers – how they can help your business flourish

     24th June 2016 As businesses are being forced to change, become more agile and disruptive to remain competitive, the pressure on employees to adapt is increasing. The rapid way in which technology has changed and the inability, as well as resistance from employees to keep up, is leaving organisations in a... 

Software solutions enabling digital disruption will drive growth

By: Nadine James     10th June 2016 Manufacturers looking to improve their efficiencies and stimulate growth by obtaining new technology should search for a solution that enables their businesses to adopt disruptive technologies, says global software company SYSPRO. SYSPRO chief innovation officer Kevin Dherman explains that... 

Digital broadcasting migration project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     3rd June 2016 Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has noted the Supreme Court of Appeal ruling on free-to-air television broadcaster eTV’s STBs encryption court battle. 

Jasco implements broadcast learning studio at the University of the Free State – rivals commercial studios

     24th May 2016 Jasco Broadcast Solutions has implemented a broadcast learning studio at the University of the Free State (UFS) for its film and media students, rivalling that of a commercial operation. It is providing the UFS’ arts, media, drama and film students with access to the latest equipment and... 

Lower 2015 silver prices drive record demand

By: Henry Lazenby     5th May 2016 The global silver market saw record demand in 2015, driven by new highs in the jewellery, coin and bar, and photovoltaic sectors, which helped boost total silver demand to 1.17-billion ounces last year, according to a new report by market analysts at Thomson Reuters GFMS. Its latest World Silver... 

Life-changing Angolan project wins international award in London

     5th May 2016 A co-designed city vision for the future has been awarded a Masterplan prize at British Expertise International Awards in London. The Masterplan Framework for the Province of Luanda, Angola received the top award for Outstanding Masterplanning Project of 2016. Designed by a consortium led by... 

South African architecture set for significant changes

     3rd May 2016 THE South African architectural industry is changing so radically and with such speed that current business practices will be virtually unrecognisable a decade from now. This is according to leading architectural firm SVA International, which has been a major industry player for the past 73... 

Jozi’s top tech-preneurs to win R5 million in startup support for great ideas

     10th March 2016 Potential tech-preneurs who come up with technology solutions to everyday Jozi problems stand the chance of turning their digital ideas into viable business opportunities. All they have to do is enter the #Hack.Jozi Challenge before entries close on Friday, 25 March 2016. The #Hack.Jozi Challenge... 

SA defence group promoting high-tech education, training

By: Keith Campbell     5th February 2016 The Acting CEO of South Africa’s State-owned defence industrial group Denel, Zwelakhe Ntshepe, is “delighted” at his company’s role in helping prepare young South Africans to participate in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. He was speaking at the group’s recent annual Young Achievers Awards... 

Defence group Denel promoting high-tech education and training

By: Keith Campbell     22nd January 2016 The acting CEO of South Africa’s State-owned defence industrial group Denel, Zwelakhe Ntshepe, is “delighted” at his company’s role in helping prepare young South Africans to participate in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. He was speaking at the group’s annual Young Achievers Awards ceremony in... 

Ekurhuleni unveils aerotropolis catalytic projects 

By: Schalk Burger     17th November 2015 The first so-called catalytic projects that will boost the broader investment case of the aerotropolis, to be built in Ekurhuleni, were unveiled to investors at the inaugural aerotropolis investment conference, held at Emperor's Palace, on Tuesday. These catalytic projects are investments and... 

Digital broadcasting migration project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     13th November 2015 Free-to-air broadcaster e.tv has been given permission to take its fight against government’s digital migration policy to the Supreme Court of Appeal. 

Simpler machines better for maintenance – crane manufacturer

By: Malusi Mkhize     13th November 2015 When designing and manufacturing high-powered specialised lifting and materials-handling equipment for the African and global market, local crane manufacturer Condra Cranes has relied on simplicity, adhering to its dictum of manufacturing machines that are simple to operate and easy to maintain.... 

Digging in to tech to imagine the mine of the future

By: African News Agency      27th October 2015 If you think images of blackened, sweaty miners wearing head torches and canaries in cages being sent down first look a little out of date wait for the outcomes of this week’s meeting in Cape Town that has been billed as “imagining the digital mine of the future”. Many in the beleaguered industry... 

Digital broadcasting migration project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     16th October 2015 The Minister of Communications has denied reports that the ruling African National Congress has discussed a reversal of South Africa’s digital migration policy. 

Digital broadcasting migration project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     2nd October 2015 The first household registrations for the set-top boxes required for South Africa’s digital terrestrial television platform started on October 1, in the Northern Cape. 

Joburg digital precinct aims to nurture new generation of tech entrepreneurs

By: Sashnee Moodley     28th August 2015 Although the Tshimologong digital precinct in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, is just one of the city’s districts dedicated to economic and social development, it aims to use information and communication technology (ICT) to help solve social and economic problems in Johannesburg through innovation.... 

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