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If you don’t know by now, a ‘hashtag’ is any word or phrase that follows the ‘#’. Hashtags are used as a way to find content about a specific topic or to make a user’s content more discoverable. Social media lovers use hashtags to caption posts across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Wondering what South Africans on social media are passionate about? Wonder no more because Instagram has released details about the most followed Instagram hashtags as from 14 November 2019. They are as follows:. #Love. #Fashion. #Sandton. #Memes. #CardiB. #SouthAfrica. #Iyadilizokumangaza. #Iyadilabantu. #Instagood. #TheQueenMzansi. Hashtags are a great way to connect with people, get your posts noticed and build your following. Here are some tips from Instagram about ho.
As the year comes to an end, it is clear that the role and function of brick and mortar stores have fundamentally changed. Increasingly, physical stores have to become a seamless extension of an overall customer experience that blends the best of the online and offline worlds. ‘7 Technology Strategies to Unlock Growth,’ by Gareth Hawkey, Group CEO of redPanda Software. Indeed, savvy and forward-thinking retailers understand that the lines between online and offline are blurring, and the question is not so much around whether to have a physical or online presence – the fundamental question is how to deliver the most value to your customer. In South Africa, retailers should take their cue from the global shift and find local solutions that spe.
Amazon company, PAYFORT announced a new partnership with DHL Express in North Africa on Tuesday, 10 December 2019. The partnership will see DHL express customers across the region complete shipment payments online in their local currencies via debit and credit cards, whilst protecting them against fraudulent usage and other security concerns. The new partnership allows DHL Express customers in the region to complete shipment payments online in their local currencies via debit and credit cards, whilst protecting them against fraudulent usage and other security concerns. PAYFORT’s payment solutions aims to enable DHL to accept local online payments and make settlements in local currencies. By integrating with PAYFORT, DHL will not only provid.
Quantum computing exists in a realm where the normal laws of physics do not apply, using qubits instead of binary to deliver unprecedented processing power, and as such potentially limitless applications. Large global entities like Google, IBM and Microsoft are leading the charge when it comes to the development of this technology, but other businesses are now beginning to explore its potential. ‘How to implement quantum computing in your organisation,’ by Sumit Kumar Sharma, Enterprise Architect at In2IT Technologies. The question is, how can you implement quantum computing in your organisation? And perhaps more importantly, is this even something you should be looking at? It all comes down to your business case, your appetite for investme.
In a deal said to be worth R360 million, Technology company Altron announced on Monday, 9 December 2019, that it acquired Ubusha Technologies, an identity security firm. While the acquisition has yet to be finalised – upon the Competition Commission’s approval – Altron hopes that it will come into effect from 1 March 2020. Altron CEO Mteto Nyati and Ubusha MD Director Marius Agenbag. Image sourced from Business Live. “By acquiring Ubusha we are enhancing our capability in security, one of our growth areas, others being cloud, IOT (internet of things) and data analytics. With identity security offering we will enable customers to securely manage the identity profile of their clients across devices, platforms and locations,” says Altron’s CEO.
Apple could be well on its way to unveil not one, not two – but five new iPhones next year – including the ‘second generation’ SE, otherwise known as the iPhone 9. reports that the budget device is said to be "functionally known as the iPhone SE 2 due to the belief that it would be smaller and more affordable – much like the original iPhone SE". Apple iPhone 9 is rumoured to launch in the first half of 2020. The name is an ode to the rumours that the latest addition to the iPhone family will be modelled after the iPhone 8 – including a 4.7 inch LCD display, integrated touch ID and a functioning home button (sticking with the ‘traditional’ iPhone design).
Following on from last year’s acquisition of Tintri, which provides products designed for enterprise cloud, virtual machines and containers, DataDirect Networks (DDN), a leading supplier of high-performance data management solutions for customers at scale, has recently announced the acquisition of IntelliFlash from Western Digital Corp. “The previous acquirement of Tintri, in late 2018, was designed to strengthen and expand DDN’s position as a leading storage provider for on-premises and hybrid cloud environments,” notes Marcel Fouché, networking and storage general manager at value-added distributor Networks Unlimited Africa, which distributes Tintri by DDN in South Africa. “Tintri offers an extensive software suite for server virtualisati.
At present, we are living in the first stages of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), where most of our industries have been transferred into the digital space as more and more devices become connected to one another. With this connectivity comes the ability to solve problems and work towards a common goal. This is known as open collaboration, a novel kind of human enterprise enabled by communication technology that facilitates cooperative activities. Open collaboration is an essential cog in the big 4IR machine. We are living in the first stages of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), where most of our industries have been transferred into the digital space as more and more devices become connected to one another. One of the types of.
The connectivity space has changed drastically in the last decade mainly due to the decreasing cost of connectivity year on year. While the cost of bandwidth continues to come down, the stability and security of connectivity available to businesses have increased. Thanks to changes in technology from Leased Lines, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) and Internet through to SD-WAN and dedicated connectivity with broadband, and now the evolution from 4G to 5G – businesses no longer have to choose between speed and capacity when it comes to commercial connectivity. While the cost of bandwidth continues to come down, the stability and security of connectivity available to businesses have increased. Soon 5G will be the new enterprise standard,
“Our ICT Academy has been offering practical experience and theoretical training to South African learners since 2003, bridging the skills gap and improving the employability of our candidates. For this specific initiative, we scaled down our extensive program offering to an appropriate level for high school learners and made it relatable to them. The aim is for each learner to gain skills and knowledge they can use and share with family and friends,” says Marcus Karuppan, T-Systems ICT Academy Manager. “Cybersecurity and programming are two fundamental aspects of a digital world, and we believe they are therefore critical life skills. Everything is becoming software-based, so skills in programming are essential for a wide variety of career.
On Thursday, 5 December 2019, Sony launched the Alpha 9 II – a full-frame interchangeable lens camera that has been created specifically to support working professionals in the fields of sports photography and photojournalism – in South Africa. Sony brings enhanced connectivity and workflow to professional sports photographers and photojournalists in South Africa with the new Alpha 9 II. Building upon the legacy of Alpha 9, the new Alpha 9 II maintains ground-breaking speed performance including blackout-free continuous shooting at up to 20 frames per second with Auto Focus and Auto Exposure tracking, and 60 times per second AF/AE calculations. Moreover, it incorporates even more functionality driven directly from the voice of professionals.
A year since launching, uKheshe, South African based microtransaction platform, announced this week that it has over 300 000 users to date – the company has now set its sights on a growing base of users and a diversified product offering covering cash cards, health and insurance benefits cards. uKheshe is a locally developed financial inclusion platform. Clayton Hayward, co-founder and CEO of uKheshe, says that the first year has exceeded all expectations: "As a start-up you never quite know how the business idea will be received, but with financial inclusion becoming both a local and global imperative, uKheshe has been embraced not only by users but the fintech market too.
VIVO mobile announced on Friday, 6 December 2019, that it will be launching premium devices at an accessible price point in South Africa. The global tech company, which already has an international footprint of over three hundred million users, will be making its debut with the Y11 and Y91C smartphones. VIVO launches in SA with the latest models from the Y-series: the Y11 and Y91C smart phones. According to the company, the Y Series is consistently evolving to channel the needs of today and tomorrow’s consumers in an easy to handle, technologically efficient device. All the Y-series phones combine VIVO’s AI Triple Camera’s professional camera feature with the flagship-standard visual impact of the Halo Full View Display. This can be seen in.
The ability to analyse data and derive insight from it is undeniably essential for any business today. However, when data is moved through various systems and manipulated in order to provide meaningful reports, there is also the potential for doubt to creep in. Executives cite a lack of trust as a primary inhibitor to using data to drive decisions. ‘Can you really trust your data?’ – by Gary Allemann, Managing Director of Master Data Management. Understanding where data comes from and ensuring you can trust that it is accurate is essential for the adoption of both analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) programmes. Where is your data coming from and what happened on the way? In order for data to be of any use to an organisation, it needs.
Uber announced on Friday, 6 December 2019, that it has successfully launched in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, to complement the existing transport infrastructure. After 12 months of successful engagements with regulators and relevant industry stakeholders, Uber has officially launched in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, to complement the existing transport infrastructure. "I’m excited to be launching Uber in Abidjan, especially with the support from government and regulators," says Marjorie Saint-Lot, Country Manager for Uber Ivory Coast.
South African network provider, Cell C announced on Thursday, 5 December 2019, that it would launch ‘Cell C Data Scientists’ in partnership with Explore Data Science Academy. The partnership aims to provide funding and skills development to 24 disadvantaged young men and women from all over the country who show high potential in Maths and Science. Cell C in partnership with Explore Data Science Academy teams up to upskill a generation of Data Scientists. These students will participate in a yearlong programme that will see them qualify as ICT innovators and potential employment as Data Scientists, Engineers and or Software Developers at Cell C. “We are committed to creating relevant skills development opportunities that will allow the youth.
Earlier this week, Motorola launched its latest mid-range smartphone – the One Hyper. The LTE and WiFi capable device is set to run on the newest version of Google’s OS – Android 10 – and is currently only available in the US. Motorola launches the One Hyper mid-range smartphone. The One Hyper has a standard 6.5-inch Total Vision display with 1080×2340 resolution. It is water-resistant, GPS enabled and sports a 90% screen-to-body ratio. The device comes in a ‘Deep Sea Blue’ colour with two Dolby Audio bottom-ported loudspeakers and a 3.5mm headset jack. The One Hyper sports Qualcomm’s most popular mid-range chip, the Snapdragon 675, paired with 4GB of RAM. It houses up to 128GB of built-in storage as well as 1TB of expandable storage. The d.
Dineo Molefe, MD at T-Systems South Africa. T-Systems South Africa is relocating to new premises in Rosebank in January 2020, in a move that will drive workforce collaboration and heighten efficiencies. This will allow the company to align its work environment with its 2020 Business Transformation Strategy, positioning the business for growth, stability and agility. Driving higher performance. As the company moves towards a ‘leaner’ model that focuses on customer-centricity and partnerships, it requires a new open, flexible workspace that fosters transparency, agility, collaboration and accountability to drive higher performance. The office space is also geared towards comfort, wellness and convenience with an open plan design that enhances

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