Tag: IoT

How Has Technology Brought Efficiency in Business?

How Has Technology Brought Efficiency in Business?

Technology
Think back to how business was done a few decades ago. There was no email, Internet, mobile marketing, telecommuting or smartphones. Now communications are instantaneous, huge amounts of information move through email and the Internet and powerful tools are in the hands of owners and employees. Innovations in technology have improved operations at companies of all sizes and helped turn small local businesses into global businesses. Small businesses need to wring every ounce of productivity out of their operations and technology tools help employees get tasks done more quickly. This may range from printing out marketing materials to providing customer service through email or online chat. The key is to keep employees focused when using technology and to use it appropriately with th...
IDC :Internet of Things in Africa needs a localised approach

IDC :Internet of Things in Africa needs a localised approach

Technology
By 2021, global IoT spending is expected to total nearly $1.4 trillion, led by enterprise investments IoT hardware, software, services, and connectivity. The International Data Corporation reports that Africa’s Internet of Things journey may require a different approach and the starting point depends on the local situation. Although there is a universal business case for adopting the Internet of things  in industries of all types across the US and Europe, the same can’t be said for Africa, which is made up of many economically and politically diverse countries. George Kalebaila, director of telecoms and Internet of Things at the IDC says there isn’t much appetite for connected cars, which is understandable given that many African countries have bigger issues to address. Many glob
AfricaCom Introduces new technology arena to develop the blueprint for Africa’s 4th Industrial Revolution

AfricaCom Introduces new technology arena to develop the blueprint for Africa’s 4th Industrial Revolution

Technology
AfricaCom, the continent's largest and most influential technology, media and telecoms conference and exhibition, is adding a Technology Arena to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the event, which this year takes place in Cape Town from 7 to 9 November 2017. The Technology Arena, which will be located in the new extension of the CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Centre), will host: AfricaCom 20/20, an interactive space where developers will demonstrate their latest innovations and discuss emerging technology trends; an Innovation Stage; the AHUB (where startups and investors come together); and the TV Connect Africa event track. Incorporated into the technology arena will be an innovation stage, featuring insights and discussions on tech trends, including the Interne...
Internet of Things: the next stop on the transformation roadmap.

Internet of Things: the next stop on the transformation roadmap.

Internet
IoT is driving digital transformation. It could soon be as commonplace as electricity in the everyday lives of people in OECD countries. As such, it will play a fundamental role in economic and social development in ways that would have been challenging to predict as recently as two or three decades ago. The incorporation of the IoT into people’s lives will require evaluating implications for their safety and privacy, including the security of their personal information and the development of appropriate safeguards. Appropriate legal privacy and consumer protection frameworks will be fundamental enablers of acceptance and trust. "IoT  has the power to create new revenue streams, cut costs and increase productivity by redesigning operations and simplifying processes” says Thierr
Why its essential to prepare for the rise of the Artificial Intelligence

Why its essential to prepare for the rise of the Artificial Intelligence

Technology
Whether you consider yourself tech-inclined or not, you’ve likely heard of AI.  Or maybe you’ve noticed the onslaught of headlines describing AI as either the future or a cause for concern. So it’s worth asking, what will AI mean to you? What will the coming revolution mean for your day-to-day work, your business, and ultimately, your customers? Artificial intelligence (AI) had a big year in 2016, with massive strides forward in deep machine learning, IoT, predictive forecasting, more intelligent business processes and smart personal assistants. While technology seems to move at an ever-increasing rate, AI is seemingly everywhere and may prove to be one of the fastest-growing technology segments in 2017. That’s why organizations need to determine how exactly they need to prepa