Opinion

TechFinancials provides thought leadership written by industry experts and our own writers unpacking tech and telecommunications issues affecting the rest of Africa

How Marketers use Algorithms to (try to) Read your Mind

By Jason Pallant, Swinburne University of TechnologyYou may have heard that algorithms will take over the world. But how are they operating right now?...

Cloud Computing and the Intelligent World

By Vimal J. Naikeny, chief technology officer for Digital & Cloud Business at Huawei TechnologiesThe intelligent world has three defining characteristics: All things are getting digital,...

Taking Your Phone for Repair? You Need to do this First

Nearly one in five South Africans don’t have a password on their smartphone. With almost 9 million South Africans reportedly victims of cybercrime in...

As Your Car Becomes More Like an iPhone, Get Ready to...

By David Glance, University of Western AustraliaIn response to millions of people fleeing Florida in the face of Hurricane Irma, Tesla has “flipped a...

Robots and AI Could Soon Have Feelings, Hopes and Rights

by Christopher MarkouGet used to hearing a lot more about artificial intelligence. Even if you discount the utopian and dystopian hyperbole, the 21st century will...

How IoT is Reshaping the Retail Industry

By Sundaram Mahalingam, Senior Technical Architect – IoT delivery at Prodapt and Vishwa Nigam, Manager – Business Analysis & Insights at ProdaptThe retail industry is moving from...

The Technology Trends You Need to Know About  

by Lee Naik, CEO of TransUnion AfricaIt’s well into 2017 and you’ve been bombarded with more trends pieces than you know what to do...

Today is National Cybersecurity Awareness Day – or is it?

You shouldn't believe everything you see online. That’s the message from South Africa’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) this National Cybersecurity Day, 5 October...

The End of “one-size-fits-all” Banking?

By Marwan Elnakat, digital banking solutions director for the CISMEA region at GemaltoWith Capitec’s latest trading update making a case for what consumers in...

Huawei, Telcos to Help Make Smart Farming a Reality in Africa

The digitisation of our economy is changing various sectors of the economy – and the agricultural industry is no exception.By 2050 the world’s population...

What my Trip to the Rainbow Nation Tells me About our...

by Steve Tzikakis, SAP President EMEA SouthWe all face an exciting - but uncertain - time ahead. The disruption of the Fourth Industrial Revolution...

My Car, My Hero: What the Connected Vehicle will be Capable...

by BoschSaving lives and preventing accidents: no, it’s not some sort of costumed superhero, but the connected car in the year 2025.Together with the...

Local Data Centres: Crucial in the Fight Against Unemployment

By Mpumi Nhlapo, head of T-Systems South Africa’s IT Portfolio and Solution SalesSouth Africa’s sluggish economic growth continues to be roundly outpaced by our...

The Future of AI-powered Chatbots

by Ben DicksonSince their first appearance decades ago, chatbots have come a long way thanks to leaps in natural language processing and generation (NLP/NLG),...

7 South African Drone Firms to Keep an Eye on

The use of drones or remotely piloted aircraft systems is forecast to grow exponentially.Globally the drone business is proving to be one of the...

You May Also Like