How SMAC Can Drive Your Connected Consumers

The IDC CIO Summit, currently underway in Lagos, is focusing on how the next wave of social, mobile, analytics and cloud (SMAC) technologies will unleash innovation and productivity in the enterprise by delivering better employee and customer experiences. These technologies…
Every Company Is A Tech Company And Must Be Cyber-Compliant

When the pundits first said “Every company is a tech company,” it sounded like buzzword blather—until people realized it’s true. These days, companies in any industry—from media to retail—must make technology a core competency if they want to succeed. And…
African CIOs Must Use IT To Run And Transform Their Firms

The previous wave of digital disruption, triggered by mobile technology, caught most CIOs and organisations off guard. 10 years ago, hardly anyone owned a smartphone. Today, there are around 2 billion in circulation. What’s more, we use them every day…
What Is An Accelerometer? What Is A Gyroscope?

Check out some of the recent mobile devices, like last year’s iPhone 5S or Galaxy S4, and you will see several new features in them. Any person who has not kept up with technology over the past decade will find…
What is Precision Agriculture?

My family has been involved in agribusiness since the late 1800s when my great-grandfather started the family farm in the Beiseker area just outside of Calgary. Over the years, the operation evolved from growing crops to selling farm equipment to…
Defining The Future Through The Evolution of AI

In recent years, the surge of artificial intelligence innovation and steady improvements to the associated technology has reached a point where the promises of the past can perhaps finally be fulfilled. A technology first introduced in 1955, AI has achieved…