Category archives for: ICT Guest

ICT investment, partnership key to fuelling Africa’s digital growth

LI PENG President: Huawei Southern Africa Region

By LI PENG President: Huawei Southern Africa Region RAPID advancements in information communications technologies (ICT) over the past 20 years have substantially altered the ways in which people live, work, play and interact with one another. The World Bank’s World Development Report shows that ICT has a positive effect on a country’s economy, with a […]

Form vs function:How design aesthetics have evolved in mobile phones

AKHRAM MOHAMED Marketing Director: Huawei Consumer Business Group South Africa

by AKHRAM MOHAMED WHEN cellphones first entered the market in the 1980s, it was obvious that form had been sacrificed on the altar of function. There was nothing remotely aesthetically appealing about the good old ‘brick’, from   its bulky body, to its scrawny pull-out aerial, to its bland black hue. Luckily, the brick is long gone […]

Improving Healthcare Outcomes with Artificial Intelligence

Jennifer Esposito

by JENNIFER ESPOSITO  PREDICTIVE analytics can save lives. Healthcare has always come with the fine balance of prioritising care and allocating scarce resources. Providers are faced with tough decisions about how long doctors or nurses see patients, who occupies their limited number of hospital beds, or how to distribute precious resources like donated organs. If […]

Risks must no longer be challenges for African banks

GTBank Debit Mastercard

By CHARLES NYAMUZINGA AS one of the most regulated industries in the world, banks are under pressure to not only comply with constantly changing regulations but also to modernise their systems, so that they can reduce compliance costs, improve efficiency and effectiveness in risk management processes, stay competitive in the age of the FinTech, and […]

SA SMEs face fines of up to R300m for poor customer data management processes

Overhead view of young entrepreneurs working in their start-up home office. They are coding on laptops.

by TRACY BOLTON  On 25 May this year, a new piece of legislation comes into effect in Europe that could have severe consequences for non-compliant South African businesses. The General Data Protection Regulation – or GDPR for short – is a regulation under European Union law that aims to give control over personal data back to […]

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