ICASA in turmoil… again

After several years of various councillors having turns acting as chairman of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), Rubben Mohlaloga was appointed in December 2017, despite a pending criminal case of fraud. Does this mean ICASA will soon again be without a chairman? Mohlaloga has now been found guilty of defrauding the Land Bank of approximately R6-million […]

Lessons learned from early AI projects

Meaningful artificial intelligence (AI) deployments are just beginning to take place, according to Gartner. The 2018 CIO Agenda Survey shows that 4% of CIOs have implemented AI, while a further 46% have developed plans to do so. Despite huge levels of interest in AI technologies, current implementations remain at quite low levels. However, there is […]

Why I love radio – a personal history of the medium

I grew up in a home filled with music. My parents often had the radio on for most of the day on weekends. We listened to music, news programmes, radio plays, and interviews of important people. I recall the family sitting around the radio listening to “Sunday’s world at 1 PM” catching up with what […]

Poll reveals facility and fleet management pain points

A recent poll has revealed that the South African facilities management, manufacturing and fleet management industries face four distinct pain points: work orders, asset registers, downtime and contractors. The challenges within these areas include value and visibility. Technology, used correctly, can offer reliable solutions and turn pain points into profit areas. The poll was conducted […]