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

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

Global Smartphone Accesibility Hits New Heights in 2018

Global smartphone penetration to hit 66% in 2018

Global smartphone penetration to hit 66% in 2018

In 2018, 66% of individuals in an array of 52 key countries, which includes South Africa along with various developed and developing countries across the globe, will own a smartphone. This number is up from 63% in 2017 and 58% in 2016, according to Zenith’s Mobile Advertising Forecasts 2017, published on 16 October 2017.

The report also revealed that the rapid expansion of smartphone ownership across the world, which has transformed the way that advertisers communicate with consumers, is slowing down as penetration reaches 80%-90% in the most advanced markets. The number of …read more

Travel Season is Back: Discover South Africa withTthese Great Travel Apps

Discover South Africa with these great Travel apps

Apps to help you get across SA.

South Africa is world renowned for have a diversity and beauty in landscapes that can not be matched by any other country in the world, from the famous natural landscapes, to the “dorps” and cities that are full of interesting discoveries. For many South Africans their ideal holiday is in Europe or other famous destinations they do however not realise the beauty that is available at their own door steps at the fraction of the price.

If you’re on the road looking for travel attractions and adventures, these Android apps recommended by Alcatel will help …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