GE Global Innovation Barometer reveals growing confidence among business leaders

Posted on: March 18th, 2018 by axel No Comments
GE Global Innovation Barometer reveals growing confidence among business leaders

While the workforce is considered the most crucial element to innovation success in most markets, 64 percent of executives say a lack of adequate talent is restricting their company’s ability to innovate effectively, up eight points since 2014.

The ethics of AI and machine learning

Posted on: March 17th, 2018 by Axel Bührmann No Comments
The ethics of AI and machine learning

Businesses will need to self-regulate, AI vendors will place the compliance onus firmly on buyers, and machine learning will further expose human bias.

Spending on Mobile Games Topped the Combined Total on Home Console, PC/Mac, and Handheld Console Games by More Than One Third in 2017

Posted on: March 13th, 2018 by axel No Comments
Spending on Mobile Games Topped the Combined Total on Home Console, PC/Mac, and Handheld Console Games by More Than One Third in 2017

Games also generated nearly 80% of total worldwide consumer spend for combined iOS and Google Play, while accounting for roughly 35% of worldwide downloads.

SAFREA denounces ‘Internet Censorship Bill’

Posted on: March 6th, 2018 by axel No Comments
SAFREA denounces ‘Internet Censorship Bill’

The detrimental effect it will have on freedom of expression in South Africa, if signed into law, cannot be ignored.

How the Internet of Things will create a jobs revolution

Posted on: March 3rd, 2018 by axel No Comments
How the Internet of Things will create a jobs revolution

There’ll be 20.4 billion connected products in use by 2020, and spending in this lucrative industry reached an estimated $2 trillion in 2017.

Global Wearables Market Grows 7.7% in 4Q17 and 10.3% in 2017 as Apple Seizes the Leader Position

Posted on: March 1st, 2018 by axel No Comments
Global Wearables Market Grows 7.7% in 4Q17 and 10.3% in 2017 as Apple Seizes the Leader Position

The worldwide wearables market continued its upward trajectory in both the fourth quarter (4Q17) and full year 2017 with total shipment volumes reaching new records. Moreover, thanks to a surge in smartwatch shipment volumes, Apple moved past competitors Fitbit and Xiaomi to claim overall leadership for both the quarter and the year. According to data

The Future CIO – Which KPIs Will be Relevant Going Forward?

Posted on: February 28th, 2018 by axel No Comments
The Future CIO – Which KPIs Will be Relevant Going Forward?

The assumption that the CIO automatically qualifies for a seat on the board and various management committees is no longer valid.

Directing the Way to Digital Transformation Success in South Africa

Posted on: February 27th, 2018 by axel No Comments
Directing the Way to Digital Transformation Success in South Africa

It is quite clear that the channel that does not bring in the required new skills sets around innovation accelerators such as augmented reality, 3D printing, and the Internet of Things is going to be less relevant to their customers as they move forward on their digital transformation journeys

Detachable Tablets Continue to Grow in Value

Posted on: February 20th, 2018 by axel No Comments
Detachable Tablets Continue to Grow in Value

According to the latest figures published by International Data Corporation (IDC), the overall tablet market for Western Europe declined 13.1% YoY, shipping 10.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017 (2017Q4), indicating a continued weakening of the market. Tablets are portable, battery-powered computing devices inclusive of both slate and detachable form factors. Tablets may

Investments in Technologies Enabling Smart Cities Initiatives Are Forecast to Reach $80 Billion in 2018

Posted on: February 20th, 2018 by axel No Comments
Investments in Technologies Enabling Smart Cities Initiatives Are Forecast to Reach $80 Billion in 2018

A Smart City begins to be developed when multiple smart initiatives are coordinated to leverage technology investments across an entire city, use common platforms to decrease service time/maintenance costs, share data across systems, and tie IT investments clearly to smart missions.