Top 5 cloud services predictions 2018

Top 5 cloud services predictions 2018

Karl Roe VP Services & Cloud Solutions at Nuvias.

2018 will be another year where cloud services are at the forefront of all discussion at boardroom level as the amount of data and the need to analyse that data continues to grow at an alarming rate.

With this in mind Karl Roe, VP Services & Cloud Solutions at Nuvias, takes a look at what’s in store for organisations using the cloud in 2018.

1) The Rise of AI
2018 will see Artificial Intelligence (AI) drive a transformational change among organisations and impact on cloud use.

ICT isn’t getting any simpler, and businesses are being forced …read more

Artificial Intelligence is a game changer for personal devices says Gartner

Artificial Intelligence is a game changer for personal devices says Gartner

Artificial Intelligence – the opportunities for South African start-ups.

Emotion artificial intelligence (AI) systems are becoming so sophisticated that Gartner predicts that by 2022, personal devices will know more about an individual’s emotional state than his or her own family. AI is generating multiple disruptive forces that are reshaping the way we interact with personal technologies.

“Emotion AI systems and affective computing are allowing everyday objects to detect, analyse, process and respond to people’s emotional states and moods to provide better context and a more personalised experience,” said Roberta Cozza, research director at Gartner. “To remain relevant, technology vendors must …read more

South African organisations must prioritise security in 2018

South African organisations must prioritise security in 2018

Claude Schuck, regional manager for Africa at Veeam.

Cyber-attacks are as old as technology itself. But even as organisations implement better ways to safeguard themselves and their data, malware evolves to become more sophisticated. The reality is that breaches will happen. It is how the organisation can mitigate those risks in the always-on environment which will become the differentiator.

In the past, companies were mainly concerned about protecting themselves against viruses that would slow down corporate desktops and networks. Computers were typically patched monthly with attacks occurring at a slow pace. Today, the real-time environment of the digital era has seen this …read more

Top tech trends for digital leaders in 2018

Top tech trends for digital leaders in 2018

Top tech trends for digital leaders in 2018.

Organisations now collect more data than a human brain could possibly process in a lifetime (or several). So we’re using machine learning to gather and analyse data from everywhere. All to help you do things better. Hospitals can track if nurses and doctors wash their hands when they should. Banks can find and fix issues with their mobile apps before users call in. The list goes on.

Re-invent how networks work
No more tweaking hundreds of network settings by hand. We’re shifting from manual and going automatic. Now your network is like a self-driving car. …read more

Kenya's National Bank upgrades mobile banking services with NatMobile

Kenya: National Bank upgrades mobile banking services

Kenya: National Bank upgrades mobile banking services.

The National Bank of Kenya has announced that it will upgrade its mobile banking services. According to the bank, the upgrade includes new services with improved safety as the lender seeks to grow new revenue streams through digital avenues.

The NatMobile app allows customers to make payments such as school fees, National Hospital Insurance Fund contributions, utility bills and gives them access to credit card statements. It also provides additional widgets such as a currency converter and a loan calculator.

Wilfred Musau, National Bank, managing director said, “With this app, we can more easily offer our …read more

South Africa: Drone company raises $499,000 in funding

South Africa: Drone company raises $499,000 in funding

South Africa: Drone company raises $499,000 in funding. (image: JacarandaFM)

A Cape Town-based drone operator, UAV Industries, announced on Tuesday 24 October that the company has raised ZAR6.84 million (US$499,000) in funding from Glenheim Venture Capital Company, in what was the first direct investment made by Glenheim’s Section 12J fund.

The company, which was launched three years ago, offers drone training and leasing services, and according to UAV Industries the company has seen a 300 percent year-on-year growth off the back of a multi-million Rand turnover.

According to a report by Disrupt Africa, the investment from Glenheim’s fund, which was launched at …read more

Whats Hot @ AfricaCom 2017?!

AfricaCom 2017: Whats free to do at AfricaCom

Whats free to do at AfricaCom 2017.

The 20th AfricaCom conference in Cape Town on 7-9 November 2017 will be tackling the hottest topics for 2017, including IoT, Big Data, FinTech, digital health, sustainable power solutions, digital education and much more. While the conference is predominately aimed at C-suite executives, AfricaCom’s exhibition halls (two of them this year), provide a host of free content that attracts a broad array of citizens, many of whom are looking to connect with like-minded companies and individuals and get a glimpse of what the next ‘big thing’ will be – digitally speaking.

By registering for …read more