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How Co-Creation Will Address the Urgent Need for Digital Transformation in SA

Ria Pinto, General Manager and Technology Leader – IBM South Africa. While organisations in South Africa cannot be entirely ready for the next crisis – to better prepare for future threats requires new way of driving flexibility and delivering innovation. With the rapid changes we’ve witnessed over the past two years, organisations in South Africa now realise they have to be flexible and transform quickly during the next crisis and that this requires collaboration, flexibility and urgency. Key to this approach is adopting and accelerating co-creation and agile ways of working. While digitisation was important before COVID-19 disrupted the world as we knew it, now, it’s non-negotiable. Now, organisations have no doubt that technologies like hybrid cloud and AI are not optional, but essentia...

IBM Launches Client Engineering Teams in South Africa & the Middle East

Image sourced with Learn Bonds American multinational technology corporation IBM has announced the launch of its Client Engineering team in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) for clients and business partners. Located across four countries – Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey and UAE – IBM Client Engineering will drive innovation across the MEA region by providing an enhanced customer experience, focused on co-creation, technical eminence and speed. IBM says its Client Engineering teams consist of designers, solution architects, data scientists, cloud engineers, security experts, business transformation consultants and more who work on the agile co-creation of IBM technology and Consulting solutions for their clients – all within 6-8 weeks. The team of creators will be using technologies suc...

IBM to Launch Massive Digital Upskilling Drive in SA

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6 Major African Banks Turn to IBM for Hybrid Cloud & AI

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Altron Nexus Appoints New Managing Director

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IBM’s Siyasanga Sihawu on Cloud Adoption Strategies and Women in Tech

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IBM Announces New General Manager for Africa and Middle-East

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IBM Introduces World’s First 2 Nanometer Chip

Image sourced with Learn Bonds IBM has unveiled the world’s first 2 nanometer (nm) chip – this technology uses semiconductors that play critical roles in everything from computing to appliances, to communication devices, transportation systems, and critical infrastructure. Demand for increased chip performance and energy efficiency continues to rise, especially in the era of hybrid cloud, AI, and the Internet of Things. IBM’s new 2 nm chip technology is expected to help advance the state-of-the-art in the semiconductor industry, addressing this growing demand. It is projected to achieve 45% higher performance, or 75% lower energy use, than today’s most advanced 7 nm node chips. The potential benefits of these advanced 2 nm chips could include: Quadrupling cell phone battery life, only requ...

Microsoft Won’t Sell its Facial Recognition Tech to Law Enforcement

Tech juggernaut Microsoft won’t sell its facial recognition software to police or law enforcement until more federal regulations for facial recognition technology are set in place. This is what company president Brad Smith said during an interview. “The bottom line for us is to protect the human rights of people as this technology is deployed,” Smith adds that the company hasn’t previously sold the technology to law enforcement. Both consumer advocates and civil liberties groups have long warned about the dangers of facial recognition technologies, particularly with respect to the police. Two years ago, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) began calling on tech giants to stop providing the technology to governments and law enforcement agencies, arguing that it posed a potential threat...

Amazon Won’t Allow Police to Use it’s Facial Recognition Technology

Image sourced from Detroit Metro Times Amazon has announced that it will implement a one year ban on law enforcement from using its facial recognition platform, Rekognition. “We’re implementing a one-year moratorium on police use of Amazon’s facial recognition technology. We will continue to allow organizations like Thorn, the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and Marinus Analytics to use Amazon Rekognition to help rescue human trafficking victims and reunite missing children with their families,” reads a statement from the tech giant. In the last decade, incredible milestones in the development of facial recognition technology have been achieved – often due to breakthroughs in artificial intelligence. However, according to The Verge, “the technology — because i...