Cloud to generate 112 000 new SA jobs by 2022

The adoption of cloud services will generate over 100 000 new jobs in SA over the next five years and spending on public cloud will nearly triple by 2022, says IDC.

Capitec, FNB at loggerheads over biometrics claim

First National Bank claims to have this week launched the first ATMs that use biometric identification in SA; a claim Capitec strongly disputes.

Emerging markets hold hope for smartphone shipment growth

A 21% year-on-year decline in the world's largest smartphone market, China, dragged the global market into the red, says Canalys.

Businesses not rushing to deploy blockchain

For most companies, blockchain technology remains an enigma, and it's hard to apply it to real enterprise projects, says Gartner.

User-generated content a win for retail marketing

Apr 11, 2018

Photographs generated by consumers creates a lot more interest than stock images advertising products, according to research.

Worldwide integrated systems revenue to reach $12.3bn

It is forecast to increase 18.4% in 2018, from $10.2 billion in 2017, says Gartner.

Smart city initiatives to target IOT for results

Spending on technologies that enable MEA smart city initiatives will accelerate over the next five years, with the Internet of things a key priority.

Wearables market shifts to connected clothing

Apr 3, 2018

Research shows connected clothing will soon overtake wrist-based devices as the leader in the wearables sector.

Retail will lead AI spending in 2018

Retail firms will invest $3.4 billion this year on a range of AI-use cases, says IDC.

Africa's smartphone market sees 6.4% decline QOQ

Mar 14, 2018

Despite indicting a strong performance in the region's biggest markets, Africa's smartphone market for 4Q2017 saw an 18% year-on-year decline.

Refurbished smartphones outpace new phone market

Mar 12, 2018

The low growth of the new smartphone market in 2017 can be partially attributed to the growth of the refurbished market.

Decline in PCD shipments to MEA

Personal computing devices shipped to the Middle East and Africa in the fourth quarter of 2017 declined by 6.2%.