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ITWeb BI Summit 2015: Qlik gives sneak peek of BI trends

Qlik (formerly QlikTech) a pioneering front-runner in user-driven business intelligence, has given pundits a sneak preview of the market-shaping BI trends that will be highlighted in the company’s eagerly-awaited annual presentation at the ITWeb BI Summit which kicked off yesterday, 17 March 2015.…


Added by Davide Hanan on March 18, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments

5 Awesome Android Exclusive Apps

As smartphones become more embedded in our lives, users must now engage in an ongoing “family feud” in which the device they own solidifies which team they play for. Searches for popular hashtags like #TeamAndroid or #TeamiPhone reveal a war of words between roused smartphone enthusiasts looking to prove their phone is the best, and the…


Added by Dylan Chadwick on March 17, 2015 at 17:22 — No Comments

4 Things To Consider When Choosing Web Based Software

There are so many things to consider when buying any new software, never mind expanding the search to anything online. With the barrier to entry at an all-time low, that makes choosing software that much harder. Here are 4 vital elements to consider when evaluating web based software and what to look for.

Time and Effort to set these systems up:

If you find a CRM system to sign up for, you are going to have to import or type in all of your clients’ details. If…


Added by Justin Hayward on March 17, 2015 at 13:50 — No Comments

PiKasa - Raspberry Pi housing with 7" LCD and keyboard.

A Cape Town based product development company has launched an Indiegogo campaign to make one of their products available as the ultimate all in one housing for a Raspberry Pi (the now famous credit card size Linux based computer).

Ian Harrison, CEO of The Content Company (the company…


Added by Ian Harrison on March 16, 2015 at 17:19 — No Comments

EO now open to early stage businesses. Launch event 26 March in Joburg.

Are you an entrepreneur with a business of R1m to R10m in turnover and want to scale further? EO JHB are launching our Accelerator program and it may be for you:…


Added by Walter on March 16, 2015 at 15:10 — No Comments

Sales & Marketing- A beginners guide for SMEs

As any entrepreneur has learnt, a business owner has to wear many different hats (and often to many different occasions J ). So although you are steadily building your restaurant, retail store, plumbing business or accountancy practice you have discovered that to get the invoices rolling you need…


Added by Tyronne Nel on March 16, 2015 at 9:11 — No Comments

BBC seeks tech talent in Cape Town!

We at BBC Connected Studio have been working with BBC World Service on a project to help grow reach to young audiences in Africa. Our project is split into a few separate areas but all are looking at new digital innovative ways of accessing BBC content. As part of the series, in December we held our first hack in London, UK around language technology, (to find out more about this, visit us here …


Added by Laura Harrison on March 13, 2015 at 12:04 — No Comments


I'm sure there are many of us, startups, makers, with some cool tech that they would like to get out there and get some early feedback on.

Problem is, there is no event that comes to mind that gives us that exposure to get the product into the hands of an audience. Now we are not talking business plans and ideas here, we're talking minimum viable products. It can be ugly, even better if it looks good, but it must work. If you have an idea floating around in your head, well there is…


Added by John Beneke on March 13, 2015 at 9:30 — 2 Comments

The Silicon Cape Initiative steering committee - 2015 Community nomination process begins

Nominate a change-maker to be on the Silicon Cape steering committee for 2015 - 2017

We are looking for driven, passionate, connected and collaborative thought leaders to be on the Silicon Cape Steering Committee for 2015 - 2015. Their mandate will be to carry the vision and work of the initiative and act as the duly appointed representatives of the…


Added by Deidre Luzmore on March 12, 2015 at 7:30 — No Comments

Another usability rule

Don't listen to your users for what they want, but instead pay attention to what they do.

Added by Alan Williams on March 11, 2015 at 14:30 — No Comments

SA contact centres are catching up, but must educate themselves before moving to the cloud

Nebula whitepaper outlines cloud solutions and considerations for SA contact centres

“South African contact centres are finally starting to understand the benefits of cloud technology. Now they need to educate themselves so that they are able to understand the functionality available, negotiate pricing and become aware of important…


Added by Jed Hewson on March 11, 2015 at 10:53 — No Comments

Are machines seizing control of language?

By Ian Henderson, CTO at Rubric 

Technological innovation in translation is rapid and ongoing, and recent developments have again raised the spectre of a future in which machines reign supreme and humans need no longer concern themselves with finding the mot juste. 

As always, the hype doesn’t tell the whole story: Spot innovations haven’t brought the promise of fully-automated, high-quality translations at low (or no) cost any…


Added by Rubric Inc on March 10, 2015 at 8:52 — No Comments

Calling ALL Tech Companies in Cape Town: NxtGen needs your help!!

Based on the National Scarce list South Africa needs Developers, to combat this NxtGen wants to run a PHP training programme for 30 unemployed matriculants residing in Cape Town. The duration of the programme is Four months.

Three months will be dedicated to PHP. The students will…


Added by Zimkhita Buwa on March 8, 2015 at 11:18 — 7 Comments

Open letter to minister of Small Business Development: The other things frustrating entrepreneurship growth in South Africa

Good day minister Zulu. First congratulations on your appointment on the new department.

This article has been in the writing even before it became known that the Department of Small Business Development would be. I’ve been chasing perfection with it, but I guess like entrepreneurship is about operating in ever ideal-less situations – it will never be perfect.

I hope there are many entrepreneurship activists like myself who are publicly raising their suggestions for…


Added by Tiisetso Maloma on March 6, 2015 at 21:28 — 5 Comments

The Cheapest Prepaid Mobile Internet Bundles Across South African Networks

This post was first published on, and, written for STARTUP PICNIC

South African mobile data internet providers have complex and tricky packages, thus making it difficult to determine which is the cheapest.

So here at Startup Picnic Magazine, we tried to break it down, tricky as it is (:-p), to help you select the cheapest. We know some folks who have SIM cards with all the different networks just to take advantage of…


Added by Tiisetso Maloma on March 6, 2015 at 21:22 — No Comments

"New ways to fund a Start-up" - Gadi Mazor (

Added by Entrepreneur Traction on March 6, 2015 at 16:01 — No Comments

Join #HRTech Tank & #hruCapeTown - 13th March, Alba Lounge, V&A Waterfront

A unique event for the HR and HR Technology industries is coming to South Africa next week - #HRTechTank & #hruCapeTown – part of a global series of events uniting experts and thought-leaders in HR, Recruitment and HR Technology around the world.

#HRTechTank will feature presentations by cutting-edge HR, Payroll & Recruitment technology providers from South Africa. You will learn about technology that can: * Automate admin functions such as leave management and payroll *…


Added by Tim Barry on March 5, 2015 at 23:08 — No Comments

Soweto Innovation Week 2015 Limited Super Early Bird Tickets on Sale

Just a quick note to let you know that a limited amount of Super Early Bird Tickets (50% discount) for Soweto Innovation Week 2015 are now available only until 12 March 2015. These will be sold through the website on first come first served basis.

As part of our outreach to…


Added by iAFRIKAN on March 5, 2015 at 12:00 — No Comments launches a B2B Resource Share/Exchange Service!, a Business-2-Business Resource Optimization & Management Service, launched this past week.

Based on Shared Economy principles, primarily focuses on the optimization and management of resources (Office Space/Staff/Tools/Equipment/Furniture/Fleet/Services/Facilities/Inventory/Server Space/Web Server Space/Databases/Information etc.), through Resource Exchange or Sharing between companies and professionals,…


Added by Esta Claassen on March 4, 2015 at 17:58 — No Comments

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