Posts tagged as technology

Cloud – ubiquitous yet still feared by many

  Cloud is everywhere; most people use cloud services without being aware of it. Who does not search on Google, send large files on Dropbox, and emails on Gmail or Yahoo?  Yet many are still wary of the technology and are resistant to taking their company’s operations into the cloud. Grant Hutchons, ICT service assets […]

Mapping the Ebola outbreak in Liberia

  Addressing Homes, a US company specialising in geospatial location technology, has found itself in the midst of the Ebola crisis with the ability to provide mapping technology that is vital to accurately tracking the position of victims, the location of clinics, and identifying outbreak trends. The company is providing its technology free of charge […]

3D printing: fast becoming a technology of note

  3D printing will reach a tipping point over the next three years as the market for relatively low-cost 3D printing devices continues to grow rapidly and industrial use expands significantly. New industrial, biomedical and consumer applications will continue to demonstrate that 3D printing is a real, viable and cost-effective means to reduce costs through […]

Optical wireless broadband – it’s licence free

  Optical wirelss broadband (OWB) is quick to install, requires no Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) licence and it can provide up to 10 Gbps bandwidth over a distance of up to 2,5 km.  Also referred to as free space optics, OWB is developed from the ground up and manufactured in South Africa […]

Availability gap a threat to businesses

  It’s no longer unusual for customers or employees to need information and services to be available around the clock. Even at 2 am, there’ll be someone who’s wanting to shop online, update their insurance details or log in to finish some work while they’re travelling in a distant time zone. The always-on business needs constant, […]

SAP’s seven year plan to drive growth and innovation in Africa

  SAP has announced a seven-year plan to upskill local African talent and drive sustainable innovation and growth in Africa.  The company’s vision is to help make Africa run better and improve the lives of Africans with an investment of $500-million. As part of this commitment, SAP Africa is now taking responsibility for SAP operations […]

South Africa to spend R6,47-billion on science and technology

  The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor announced in Parliament that during the 2014/2015 financial year the country will spend R6.47-bllion on science and technology; with the largest portion of the budget,  R3,5-billion, allocated to research and development of which  R1,7-billion is to be spent on research grants and bursaries. With the minister’s […]

DST to focus on initiatives that support the National Development Plan

  Shortly after her appointment as Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor  called a media briefing to  outline  her plans on how her department will focus on initiatives that support the National Development Plan. Top priorities are skills development, knowledge-generation and -exploitation (R&D/innovation). The minister said that following her appointment she met with the […]