Businesses must be proactive in order to keep the lights on. With South African businesses in the throes of debilitating load shedding, there are widespread concerns around reduced output and fast-eroding productivity. Not to mention the negative sentiment and irritability that the rolling power outages tend to evoke.
The scale of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the South African internet in recent months has meant that in-country content is on track to soon exceed out-of-country content. The localisation of the content accessed by South African web users is helped by major content and Cloud providers building infrastructure located in Africa’s most diversified economy.
South Africa has just days to go before the amended End User and Subscriber Services Charter (EUSSC) Regulations come into effect on 1 March. Cell C implemented the changes in the Final Regulations published in May before the end of 2018 and customers will have already experienced the benefits of the new enhanced notifications service, the additional rollover facility and data transfer.
When it comes to AI, virtual assistants and chatbots are an immediate association for many. However, despite the growing importance of intelligent, programmed systems in relation to customer-facing interactions and hyper-personalised marketing, AI has other important uses for companies too – in fighting fraud.
Nokia is a name that almost everybody knows in the Mobile world. Nokia has reinvented itself with a new range of well-priced and very well specified phones in the past two years. The new Nokia 7.1 is possibly the best they have made. Pure Android, superior build quality, and a sleek modern look make the Nokia 7.1 a winner; in fact, it may be the best device in its category currently.
Although South African business leaders may feel somewhat besieged by bad news and murmurs of ‘unbearable’ Eskom tariff hikes, tech-fuelled innovation is providing business with new options to lower energy consumption.
Legacy systems, like old habits, die hard. Should that necessarily be the case, however? Take your payroll and HR solution, for example. Yes, there are logistic reasons for using the one you’ve been using since time immemorial, but is it a smart business decision?
Exciting developments in enterprise resource planning provide us with a compelling snapshot of how the country is progressing with regards to digital transformation. Digital transformation was all anyone could talk about in 2018, a trend that will undoubtedly continue in the new year.