In Pictures: Da Vinci TT100 Awards

TT100 Awards

In Pictures: Da Vinci TT100 Awards. (Photography by: Darryl Linington)

The Da Vinci TT100 Business Innovation Awards 2017 took place at the Country Club in Johannesburg, South Africa. The awards have become the country’s foremost business awards programme. Da Vinci’s TT100 Awards programme recognises South Africa’s finest role models who demonstrated excellence in the management of technology, innovation, people, and systems.

TT100 uses a unique adjudication process based on Da Vinci Institute’s trademarked TIPS framework. The management of technology which is all about the ‘tools’ and metrics organisations use to gain a competitive advantage; the management of innovation looks at how an …read more

L.A. Noire Remastered Review

L.A. Noire Remastered Review

While originally released in 2011, Rockstar and Team Bondi’s L.A Noire has officially been remastered for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, HTC Vive, and the Nintendo Switch. While the story and gameplay remain the same, Rockstar and Team Bondi have improved various gameplay and visual elements in this title.

For those who have not played L.A. Noire, here is a brief overview of the story. L.A. Noire is a dark, detective thriller set amongst the glitz, glamour and corruption of 1940’s Los Angeles. It’s the story of Cole Phelps, who after a traumatic time in the Pacific Theater of World War …read more

How to adapt to the future of work

How to adapt to the future of work

How to adapt to the future of work.

On Tuesday 21 November 2017 Deloitte hosted an event at its offices in Johannesburg, South Africa which looked to tackle how businesses and governments can approach the future of work.

Now this is an extremely loaded term, “future of work,” it can be looked at from a multitude of angles, but what the speakers at the event tried to unpack was how technology and innovation will impact the business of tomorrow.

Opening proceedings at the event was South African tech journalist, Toby Shapshak, who eloquently set the scene of the day’s discussions by showing the …read more

Infinix Zero 5 launches in Nigeria

Infinix Zero 5 launches in Nigeria

Infinix Zero 5 launches in Nigeria.

On Monday 20 November 2017 Infinix mobility unveiled, in Nigeria, its flagship model for 2017 the Infinix Zero 5.

Infinix first unveiled the Zero series 5 years ago in Nigeria and, according to the company, it has become a leading brand in the country. Infinix believes that the smartphone represents phone photography, style and speed all in one smartphone.

Speaking at the device Launch in Lagos, Benjamin Jiang, global head of Infinix, said: “The Zero series at large has been our flagship product globally by virtue of its innovative features and validates our R&D prowess. It has …read more

Rocket League and Warner Bros. partner up for updated retail release

Rocket League and Warner Bros. Partner Up for Updated Retail Release

Rocket League and Warner Bros. Partner Up for Updated Retail Release.

Rocket League has been on the sidelines of the esports world as of late, often overshadowed by other more prominent games like Dota, LoL, and Overwatch. However, it’s still one of the most successful online games to date by selling over a million retail copies thanks to their previous distributor, 505 games, and countless digital copies.

On the other hand, it seems that Psyonix has bigger plans for its flagship game because they have recently partnered up with Warner Bros. for all future physical releases of the beloved car-on-car soccer …read more

Data intelligence driving financial decisions

Data intelligence driving financial decisions

Data intelligence driving financial decisions

As the world delves ever deeper into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, modern enterprises are forced to evolve their operational practices. With this digital transformation comes an onslaught of information, resulting in massive datasets and the responsibility to analyse this data effectively. When organisations are empowered to see the whole story in their data, a powerful shift occurs, where management can make informed decisions based on real facts derived from their operations, ultimately leading to financial success.

At the Finance Indaba 2017, held at the Sandton Convention Centre, thousands of colleagues, suppliers of technologies, specialists, CFOs and thought …read more

Nigeria: Uber like app for electricians launched

Nigeria: Uber like app for electricians launched

Nigeria: Uber like app for electricians launched.

On Friday 17 November 2017, Nigerian startup Install.com.ng launched its on-demand electrician service. The newly launched service, which could be loosely described as an Uber for electricians, looks to offer easy access to installation and repair services as well as six-months warranty to all clients who take advantage of the platform.

The service began signing up electricians as of the beginning of November, and Install.com.ng revealed that the startup has already signed up over 100 electricians specialising in a variety of jobs, and has already begun taking requests.

Co-founder Gentle Agoh is an electrical engineer who …read more

Study: Oil and gas firms believe digital transformation can drive process efficiencies

Oil and gas firms believe digital transformation can drive vital process efficiencies: study

Oil and gas firms believe digital transformation can drive vital process efficiencies: study.

A study by IFS has accessed maturity of digital transformation in 16 countries across companies in the oil and gas, commercial aviation, construction and contracting, manufacturing, and service industries. The IFS Digital Change Survey found that the global oil and gas sector lags behind other industries in terms of digital maturity and is hamstrung by major skills gaps. It further states that many companies believe that disruptive technologies like big data/analytics, IoT and ERP can help drive crucial operational efficiencies to accelerate digital transformation (DT) and business …read more

Why some companies still fear the cloud

Why some companies still fear the cloud.

Why some companies still fear the cloud.
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We’ve all experienced it before – one moment you’re dreaming peacefully and the next you’re plummeting through the air before ‘landing’ with a heart-stopping jolt back in bed. They say we often dream about falling when we feel overwhelmed or out of control, which is probably why it’s such a common experience.

It’s natural for people to fear what they feel they can’t control.

And it’s precisely this fear of lack of control which is keeping many South African companies from completing their journeys to the cloud.

In fact, around 60% of businesses refrain from using …read more

MTN Uganda announces 2017 innovation award winners

MTN Uganda announces 2017 innovation award winners

MTN Uganda announces 2017 innovation award winners.

MTN Uganda announced the winners of the MTN Innovation Awards 2017. The 2nd annual MTN Innovation Awards which is a platform through which MTN, recognises some of the most outstanding locally developed mobile and desktop applications, as well as individuals and organisations that have been at the forefront of enabling the innovation ecosystem in the country.

Nine innovations were recognised, each walking away with US$3,000 and a plaque. The winners were selected by a panel of judges from a nominee list of 45 highly recommended applications.

MTN’s chief marketing officer, Olivier Prentout said the overwhelming number …read more