Digital Economy

Alibaba’s Singles’ Day rakes in record $38.4bn

The Chinese retailer says the $38.4 billion figure is an increase of 26% compared to 2018.


SA’s Internet turns 28

South Africa’s first local Internet Protocol connection was made on this day 28 years ago.


Academia, industry must strengthen 4IR research collaboration

Academic researchers in SA should work closely with civil society, non-profit organisations, state institutions and private sector organisations.


White paper: Highly available edge computing platforms accelerate industrial automation

Companies embark on DX by embracing a data-driven, analytics-first approach to improve business processes and increase operational efficiencies.


ITWeb’s Digital Economy Summit scheduled for March 2020

This event will highlight the opportunities that go with digital transformation and offer innovative business strategies to help organisations move into the digital future, says Angela Mace, CRM and Events Director of ITWeb.


Security spend on the rise

More regulations and higher customer expectations have caused more companies to further invest in security, says John McLoughlin, security expert and CEO of J2 Software.


Elbex Technologies’ intelligent video-monitoring project named Fujitsu 2019 SELECT Innovation Award winner

Elbex Technologies combined its video expertise, algorithms and intelligence with Fujitsu’s PRIMERGY servers to transform passive video surveillance information into a smart data system.


MultiChoice posts strong results with R25.7bn revenue

The pay-TV operator’s revenue goes up 4% despite facing pressure from over-the-top players.


OLX to invest R6bn in German online car marketplace

The online classifieds firm looks to invest $400 million in Frontier Car Group to become the company’s largest shareholder.


Ireland hunts for ICT deals in SA

The country embarks on a trade mission in SA, looking to invest in information and communication technologies.


Make your business better with a mobile app

Just like Uber revolutionised the taxi industry, many businesses are changing the way they operate through the use of mobile apps, says Hector Beyers, CEO of Codehesion.