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ICT boosts education, but teachers hold back

ICT boosts education, but teachers hold back

21 May 2015 by
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According to a recent report, IT is key to improving education and boosting growth across Africa, but despite this, there is still a reluctance among teachers in many countries to embrace new technology enabled teaching methods.

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Cloud buzz must not blind

21 May 2015 by
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Cloud buzz must not blind

The adoption of cloud computing is growing at a staggering rate, but warns JED HEWSON, in this highly competitive landscape a business needs to do its homework before choosing a cloud service provider.

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SKA to transform SA tech

21 May 2015 by
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SKA to transform SA tech

The application of ICTs and collaboration between the government and the private sector, along with the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project will make South Africa an active participant in the next evolution of the Internet, writes VERNON THAVER.

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Oracle, Raspberry Pi, launch school weather project

20 May 2015 by
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Oracle, Raspberry Pi, launch school weather project

Oracle Academy and the Raspberry Pi Foundation have recently launched the Oracle Raspberry Pi Weather Station for Schools, a ambitious project designed to join thousands of schools in Africa and around the world in a global science experiment.

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Contactless payments rise in SA

20 May 2015 by
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Contactless payments rise in SA

Standard Bank has issued over 11 222 contactless devices to merchants across South Africa and the number keeps growing as consumers demand cashless payment solutions that are faster, convenient and more secure.

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MTN makes Africa IoT play

20 May 2015 by
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MTN makes Africa IoT play

MTN Business has unveiled a Pan African Internet of Things (IoT) platform, based on its existing Machine-to-Machine (M2M) services. The platform is designed to give enterprises greater control and management features to devices with SIM cards in them.

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Why SMEs need Cloud

20 May 2015 by
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Why SMEs need Cloud

Although Cloud adoption by SMEs was rather slow in the past, many are now starting to see the numerous benefits it has to offer. IVAN EPSTEIN gives five good reasons as to why all small businesses should consider moving to the Cloud.

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Nintendo arrives in Universal theme parks

20 May 2015 by
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Nintendo arrives in Universal theme parks

Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts have announced a partnership that will see many of the popular Nintendo characters and game worlds come to life at Universal theme parks.

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E-commerce is broken - but fixable

19 May 2015 by
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E-commerce is broken - but fixable

Thanks to poor online presence, e-tailing in South Africa has yet to make a dent in retail, but tools are becoming available to fix it, ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK writes from an e-commerce conference in San Diego. 

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Telkom expands 4G network

20 May 2015 by
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Telkom expands 4G network

Telkom has expanded its 4G network to an additional 22 suburbs across South Africa, making it one of the largest high-speed wireless broadband networks currently available.

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Analytics key to omni-channel

19 May 2015 by
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Analytics key to omni-channel

Retail is in crisis, but omni-channel shopping offers a remedy. The key, writes PRAKASH MOHAPATRA of IBM, can be found in analytics.

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Teen engineer wins award for air inlet system

18 May 2015 by
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Teen engineer wins award for air inlet system

A new air inlet system developed by a teen engineer for aircrafts won first place at the annual Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. The device is designed to improve air quality throughout the cabin and curb the transmission of airborne viruses.

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Flu shots travel by Uber

17 May 2015 by
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Flu shots travel by Uber

This year, Uber has partnered with Discovery Health to provide South Africans with access to flu vaccinations directly through its app.

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Rdio launches streaming in SA

18 May 2015 by
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Rdio launches streaming in SA

South African music lovers can look forward to a new Internet radio service in the form of Rdio. For R25 per month, users will have access to ad-free streaming radio and will be able to download up to 25 songs a day from over its 35-million song catalogue.

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Virtual reality gets real in SA

18 May 2015 by
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Virtual reality gets real in SA

With Microsoft’s Hololens, Google’s investment in Magic Leap and Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR, signs are pointing to virtual reality as the next big thing. Locally, Hero Film has showcased virtual reality videos at the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Expo.

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Joburg gets more 'fibrehoods'

18 May 2015 by
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Joburg gets more 'fibrehoods'

Saxonwold and Parkwood are the latest neighbourhoods in Johannesburg to become “fibrehoods.” Fibre installation is expected to begin in the third quarter of this year, with homes scheduled to be connected to the Internet by September.

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Good morning Monday – hello cyber attack

15 May 2015 by
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Good morning Monday – hello cyber attack

Research has revealed that the number of malware threats detected on business networks dramatically increases on Monday mornings, an indication that security needs to be increased on personal devices.

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Something on the Side: Dyson’s vacuum really sucks – in a good way

14 May 2015 by
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Something on the Side: Dyson’s vacuum really sucks – in a good way

In this Something on the Side issue, SEAN BACHER reviews the Dyson V6 cordless vacuum, Guardian Eye Lite outdoor camera, Fitbit Charge HR, Seagate Seven 500GB external hard drive and the Amped Wireless AC1750 WiFi extender.

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Five tips for online donors when disaster strikes

14 May 2015 by
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Five tips for online donors when disaster strikes

When disasters like the Nepal earthquakes strike, we often feel compelled to support fundraising campaigns online. But there are many pitfalls, warns LIRON SEGEV.

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IBM takes analytics on a Journey

13 May 2015 by
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IBM takes analytics on a Journey

At the IBM Amplify conference in San Diego this week, IBM announced key products that combine cloud-based design and data to move from "analytics to action".

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Say it with flowers - and data

13 May 2015 by
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Say it with flowers - and data

The world's biggest flower delivery service has turned to big data marketing tools from IBM to make the customer experience more meaningful.

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