Ecobank announces finalists of Fintech Challenge 2018

Ecobank (www.Ecobank.com), the leading independent pan-African banking group, has announced the finalists for the 2nd edition of the annual Ecobank Fintech Challenge, a competition for Africa-focused technology start-ups. The list includes eleven (11) fintech start-ups from across the continent and beyond. An Innovation Fair & Awards ceremony will honour the start-ups on August 30, 2018…

The rise of the robots cons and pros

AI-based applications will increase vulnerability of businesses to cyber-attacks and technical failure, leading to larger-scale disruption and loss scenarios Chatbots, autonomous vehicles, and connected machines in digital factories foreshadow what the future will look like: The widespread implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications brings many advantages for businesses such as increased efficiencies, fewer repetitive tasks…

How to remain relevant in the Facebook age of meaningful social interactions

With Facebook announcing that it is pushing brand and publisher content out of news feeds, how can businesses, especially small and medium enterprises in South Africa, remain relevant? It was deemed a “rude awakening” early in January 2018 when Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, announced that the social networking platform had changed its algorithm, basically meaning…

Startupbootcamp Hosts FastTracks to Source Top Startup Talent Across the Globe

Startupbootcamp (SBC) (www.Startupbootcamp.org), a global family of industry-focused accelerators, last year launched its first-ever Africa-based programme. Building on the success of its inaugural 2017 Cape Town tech venture accelerator program, SBC Cape Town (http://bit.ly/SBCFastTracks) now embarks upon its FastTrack tour for 2018 – sourcing top-tier tech startups to join the programme’s second year. The first-ever…

2018 gears up for exciting new mobile app trends

As businesses adopt digital transformation strategies to venture into new income streams as well as remain competitive, the need for speed remains a major driver in the crucial business differential of delivering great customer experiences quickly. However, as organisations adopt DevOps methodologies, they frequently find that current networking architectures are a limiting factor. Traditional network…