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Public–private partnerships

The term technology is wide and far reaching – it can refer to manufacturing technologies, process technologies, and building technologies, for example. Read about a technology that is today and for the foreseeable future going to fundamentally change the way we operate businesses, and develop, adopt and consume products and services – a technology that has and will continue to create new business models while disrupting the existing.

South African Business Prepares for AI-based Collaboration

The latest Strategy Analytics Global Mobile Workforce Forecast Update predicts that the mobile workforce will be 1.87 billion strong by 2022 – over 40% of the world’s total number of workers. That is close to 2 billion people who will need to be constantly connected to their colleagues and teams with real time, on-demand access to the same systems they would have access to in the office, and with no interruption to their workflow.

Connectivity is key

The increased adoption of new and evolving digital technologies will continue to transform the way businesses innovate their operating models, digitise their product and services portfolios and engage with stakeholders.

Navigating towards smart ports in a digital storm

Modern ports are transforming and digitalising, but high-speed connectivity remains the backbone of any attempt to create a genuinely smart port. As digitisation drives a wave of technological innovation and integration, so an increasing number of industries and businesses are seeking to transform themselves into enterprises that are more data and insights driven. The port industry is no exception.

Medicine beyond borders: Telemedicine in South Africa

Telemedicine, a term which literally means “healing at a distance”, speaks to the use of technology to overcome geographical barriers, and increase access to health care services. This is particularly beneficial for extending medical services to communities that lack access to specialised health care services to their geographic location.

Machine Learning and the Smart Autonomous Vehicles Revolution

Machine learning is going to fundamentally alter our world for the better! We can confidently say that because machine learning is making great strides in improving healthcare, manufacturing industry and assisting in the prediction of supply and demand levels across a plethora of industries.

Public-sector projects can benefit significantly from high-speed connectivity

It has been 23 years since the first Pan-African Conference of Ministers of Public/ Civil Service was held in Tangier. Since then there has been a lot of progress in the terms of public sector services on the continent. We need to celebrate the successes, reflect on the challenges, and really acknowledge the role that public services plays in advancing the socio-economic state of the African continent and its citizens.

SA Internet penetration to reach 40% in 2017

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 19 July 2017 – The South African Internet user population passed the 20-million mark for the first time last year, reaching 21 million, and is expected to grow to at least 22.5 million in 2017. This is the main finding of the Internet Access in South Africa 2017 study released today by World Wide Worx with the support of Dark Fibre Africa (DFA), the country’s leading provider of wholesale open-access fibre connectivity.

DFA successfully raises R1.25 billion of funding

CENTURION, South Africa – 30 May 2017 – DFA, South Africa's leading provider of open-access fibre infrastructure, announces that it has successfully secured additional term-debt funding of R1.25 billion. This follows the extension and increase to R1.1 billion of its revolving credit facility in December 2016. The debt facilities will be used to refinance a maturing term loan and to finance the continued expansion of DFA’s extensive open-access national metro fibre footprint.