Compromising on software outsourcing may lead to disaster

It remains a mystery at the heart of Boeing’s 737 Max crisis, how a company renowned for meticulous design, made seemingly basic software mistakes leading to two deadly crashes. Peter Robison at Bloomberg recently wrote “Longtime Boeing engineers say the effort was complicated by a push to outsource work to lower-paid contractors. The Max software, […]

High demand spectrum policy – WOAN stays, 5G on hold

Government remains married to the Wireless Open Access Network (WOAN) despite the opposition it received from all quarters when the concept was first published in the National Integrated ICT Policy White paper in 2016. The WOAN concept has, to date, not been successfully implemented anywhere in the world and countries like Australia and Russia abandoned […]

Quantum computing is important for Africa

Launching a partnership with the University of the Witwatersrand, Dr Solomon Assefa at IBM Research Africa said that classical computing has served society incredibly well but many of the world’s biggest mysteries and greatest opportunities remain beyond the grasp of today’s classical machines.  “To continue the pace of progress we need to augment the classical […]