The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is upon us and it’s here to stay! For us in South Africa the effects of this most moment on the economy and in the jobs market has been absolutely breathtaking! Less than 5 years ago, the idea of 4IR and its mention in the public discourse, gave the impression of yet another other “pie-in-sky” movement that will excite just a few. However as 2019 comes to a close, with thousands of jobs lost to date, at that hands of 4IR in less than 24 months, we are now finally awoken to the fact that the 4IR is a powerful force that cannot be ignored! Continue reading
In big news coming from Microsoft, Microsoft has revealed plans to deliver the complete, intelligent Microsoft Cloud for the first time from datacenters located in Africa. These datacenters located in Johannesburg and Cape Town, with initial availability in 2018. Continue reading
The 2017 Microsoft Build conference held this week in Seattle, is arguably the most important yet for Microsoft and for the rest of the global technology industry. The conference, targeting software developers, paints an accurate picture of the latest tech trends and a clear indication of the path that technology is going. The keynote by Microsoft Chief, Satya Nadella was a highlight of the event.
The future is here and is now!
In an announcement that came out of Redmond this week, Microsoft is making a big push for standalone users to move over to Office 365 by cutting off certain services to them. Continue reading
The tech industry is constantly changing. Data science for example was barely recognizable on the radar a few years ago, and today it’s only getting bigger. What do you need to learn, and what jobs should you prepare for? Aiming for a moving target is tricky business, but it’s totally doable. Continue reading
Has this ever happened to you? Have you ever a recorded your own voice and when you play it back, you think “Yuck! Do I really sound like that?” Well here is why this this so! Continue reading
Marketing is rapidly becoming one of the most technology-dependent functions in business. A new type of executive is emerging at the center of the transformation: the chief marketing technologist Continue reading
Stack Overflow, the world’s number one question and answer site for professional and enthusiast programmers has released the results of its 2017 Developer Survey. The results of the survey on the most preferred operating system by the 64,000 developers who responded was an absolute surprise. Continue reading
Microsoft Bookings, Office 365’s newest service that helps organizations schedule appointments with customers is now available under a couple of more Office 365 subscription plans as announced this week by Microsoft. Continue reading
Microsoft has agreed to license its patents for Internet-connected cars to Toyota. The new entity, named Toyota Connect, will use Microsoft’s cloud computing platform Azure to crunch data and help develop new products for drivers, businesses with car fleets, and even dealers.