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Cars & Gadgets is the newest podcast from TechCentral. Hosted by Nafisa Akabor, it looks at the latest gadgets - from smartphones to laptops and from headphones to smartwatches - as well as the latest from the world of motoring, with a particular slant towards electric cars. Because cars are gadgets, right?
 
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In this episode of the podcast, TechCentral speaks to Dimension Data executives about how improving the customer experience (CX) in banking, using technology, can help banks do better by their clients.Dimension Data Middle East & Africa executive for intelligent customer experience Nompumelelo Mokou and the company's head of sales in the intelligen…
 
In this episode of the podcast, TechCentral speaks to Dimension Data executives about how improving the customer experience (CX) in banking, using technology, can help banks do better by their clients.Dimension Data Middle East & Africa executive for intelligent customer experience Nompumelelo Mokou and the company's head of sales in the intelligen…
 
In this episode of the podcast, TechCentral talks to African Bank CIO Penny Futter and the bank's executive of credit and data science, Vere Millican, about their decision to deploy advanced speech analytics software from CallMiner.Frank Sherlock, CallMiner's vice-president for international markets, joins the podcast to talk about the company and …
 
In this episode of the podcast, TechCentral talks to African Bank CIO Penny Futter and the bank's executive of credit and data science, Vere Millican, about their decision to deploy advanced speech analytics software from CallMiner.Frank Sherlock, CallMiner's vice-president for international markets, joins the podcast to talk about the company and …
 
In this episode of the podcast, TechCentral speaks to NetApp product manager at Comstor Southern Africa Lyndsey Chiinze about “hybrid cloud infrastructure”, or HCI, and why it’s become critically important in digital transformation projects.This is particularly true, Chiinze said, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and work-from-measures.In the podc…
 
In this episode of the podcast, TechCentral speaks to NetApp product manager at Comstor Southern Africa Lyndsey Chiinze about “hybrid cloud infrastructure”, or HCI, and why it’s become critically important in digital transformation projects.This is particularly true, Chiinze said, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and work-from-measures.In the podc…
 
It feels like a trilogy! This weeks concluding episode gets us hands on with Apples new M1 but how fast it is? Spoiler alert, it’s fast .. but it does come with warnings. All the details on that plus learn how you can explain tech concepts to people around you who don’t get it. Your teacher is Daphne Cheung from Disney who’s speaking at next Tuesda…
 
What if South African companies could learn a thing or two from outgoing US President Donald Trump? Or, more specifically, the way his campaign team used technology to secure the controversial candidate the presidency in 2016?Karl Fischer, MD of the coastal region at software house DVT and the company's chief marketing officer and executive head of…
 
What if South African companies could learn a thing or two from outgoing US President Donald Trump? Or, more specifically, the way his campaign team used technology to secure the controversial candidate the presidency in 2016?Karl Fischer, MD of the coastal region at software house DVT and the company's chief marketing officer and executive head of…
 
In this promoted episode of the podcast, TechCentral chats to FuseForward MD Premie Naicker about the proof of concept the Amazon Web Services partner is doing is involved with at the Da Vinci Institute.FuseForward, a Canadian company founded in Vancouver, opened its first office in South Africa about 18 months ago. It saw an opportunity to open an…
 
In this promoted episode of the podcast, TechCentral chats to FuseForward MD Premie Naicker about the proof of concept the Amazon Web Services partner is doing is involved with at the Da Vinci Institute.FuseForward, a Canadian company founded in Vancouver, opened its first office in South Africa about 18 months ago. It saw an opportunity to open an…
 
A new emerging markets-focused video streaming platform called Monsooq, developed by multinational media group Mondia, has been launched in South Africa, becoming the first market worldwide to get access.In this episode of the podcast, TechCentral's Duncan McLeod interviews Mondia chief commercial officer Paolo Rizzardini about why his company chos…
 
A new emerging markets-focused video streaming platform called Monsooq, developed by multinational media group Mondia, has been launched in South Africa, becoming the first market worldwide to get access.In this episode of the podcast, TechCentral's Duncan McLeod interviews Mondia chief commercial officer Paolo Rizzardini about why his company chos…
 
In this episode of the podcast, TechCentral speaks to Maxtec MD Praven Pillay about the growing importance of cybersecurity, especially in the cloud, and the solutions the company offers the market.The conversation kicks off with a look at Maxtec's history and the role it plays in the IT ecosystem in South Africa and the broader African region.It t…
 
In this episode of the podcast, TechCentral speaks to Maxtec MD Praven Pillay about the growing importance of cybersecurity, especially in the cloud, and the solutions the company offers the market.The conversation kicks off with a look at Maxtec's history and the role it plays in the IT ecosystem in South Africa and the broader African region.It t…
 
Why Apple’s surprise “One More Thing” event next week excites and terrifies us and why you should be wary. Also, a big change is coming to your Whatsapp and some key tech wins in the American election. We also have a fascinating chat with Fiona Daly, CEO of DSS who have become the first hardware reseller to achieve Certified Women’s Business Enterp…
 
In this episode of the TechCentral podcast, Duncan McLeod speaks to Myles Milston, CEO of London-based Globacap Technology, which has received a £4-million (R83-million) investment from the JSE.In addition to the investment, the JSE has signed a deal with Globacap to create a blockchain-based "private placements platform" to allow small and medium-…
 
In this episode of the TechCentral podcast, Duncan McLeod speaks to Myles Milston, CEO of London-based Globacap Technology, which has received a £4-million (R83-million) investment from the JSE.In addition to the investment, the JSE has signed a deal with Globacap to create a blockchain-based "private placements platform" to allow small and medium-…
 
Bank Zero is a new digital bank backed by former FNB CEO Michael Jordaan and launching in South Africa soon with a technology-led approach to financial services and low to zero fees.TechCentral editor Duncan McLeod spoke to the bank's co-founder and executive director Lezanne Human about Bank Zero's launch plans, who it plans to target, what it's d…
 
Bank Zero is a new digital bank backed by former FNB CEO Michael Jordaan and launching in South Africa soon with a technology-led approach to financial services and low to zero fees.TechCentral editor Duncan McLeod spoke to the bank's co-founder and executive director Lezanne Human about Bank Zero's launch plans, who it plans to target, what it's d…
 
Microsoft chief product officer Panos Panay is enthused about the future of the personal computer, arguing that PCs have never been more important as the world navigates the Covid-19 pandemic.In this exclusive South African interview with Panay, TechCentral talks to the man behind Microsoft's push into PC hardware in recent years, what impact the c…
 
Microsoft chief product officer Panos Panay is enthused about the future of the personal computer, arguing that PCs have never been more important as the world navigates the Covid-19 pandemic.In this exclusive South African interview with Panay, TechCentral talks to the man behind Microsoft's push into PC hardware in recent years, what impact the c…
 
As we go back into lockdown, we have a really interesting insight into the world of remote working for our public service, including what works and what surprisingly doesn’t. Microsoft’s Public Sector Director Frank O’Donnell, who is in the thick of it, tells all. We also news of ad blockers turned malware, Windows 10 on Chromebooks and the brand n…
 
NAPAfrica, the Internet exchange point (IXP) operated by data centre operator Teraco, has seen a 50% spike in peak traffic volumes in the past five months to 1.5Tbit/s, driven by the lockdown and work-from-home measures.In this episode of the podcast, Teraco technical lead for interconnection and peering Andrew Owens talks to TechCentral editor Dun…
 
NAPAfrica, the Internet exchange point (IXP) operated by data centre operator Teraco, has seen a 50% spike in peak traffic volumes in the past five months to 1.5Tbit/s, driven by the lockdown and work-from-home measures.In this episode of the podcast, Teraco technical lead for interconnection and peering Andrew Owens talks to TechCentral editor Dun…
 
Telkom dropped a bombshell on South Africa's telecommunications industry this week when it said it was approaching the Competition Commission to object to Vodacom's roaming agreements with Rain. But why?In this episode of the TechCentral podcast, Telkom group executive for regulatory affairs and government relations Siyabonga Mahlangu explains why …
 
Telkom dropped a bombshell on South Africa's telecommunications industry this week when it said it was approaching the Competition Commission to object to Vodacom's roaming agreements with Rain. But why?In this episode of the TechCentral podcast, Telkom group executive for regulatory affairs and government relations Siyabonga Mahlangu explains why …
 
In this episode of the podcast, TechCentral is joined by Brendon Ambrose, GM for data privacy, at technology company Atvance Intellect.In the podcast, Ambrose focuses specifically on the data privacy side of Atvance Intellect's business and what companies need to know about new legislation and regulations governing the protection of customer data, …
 
In this episode of the podcast, TechCentral is joined by Brendon Ambrose, GM for data privacy, at technology company Atvance Intellect.In the podcast, Ambrose focuses specifically on the data privacy side of Atvance Intellect's business and what companies need to know about new legislation and regulations governing the protection of customer data, …
 
In this episode of the podcast, Introstat executive sales manager William du Preez talks about the benefits of businesses signing up with a managed print services partner.He talks about how doing so can save companies significant costs and improve their efficiency.Introstat was founded in 1989 and has about 160 employees at its offices in Gauteng, …
 
In this episode of the podcast, Introstat executive sales manager William du Preez talks about the benefits of businesses signing up with a managed print services partner.He talks about how doing so can save companies significant costs and improve their efficiency.Introstat was founded in 1989 and has about 160 employees at its offices in Gauteng, …
 
South Africa has a new standard for electrical sockets and plugs. Known as SANS 164-2, the standard, developed by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS), replaces SANS 164-1 (the large, three-pin plugs used in the country for decades).In this episode of the podcast, TechCentral is joined by Gianfranco Campetti, who has played an instrumental …
 
South Africa has a new standard for electrical sockets and plugs. Known as SANS 164-2, the standard, developed by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS), replaces SANS 164-1 (the large, three-pin plugs used in the country for decades).In this episode of the podcast, TechCentral is joined by Gianfranco Campetti, who has played an instrumental …
 
As the cloud continues to become a standard workplace technology for companies across all sectors, internal IT departments may struggle to effectively monitor and maintain an effective cloud environment. To alleviate this, BBD has launched a new, specialised cloud management service called MServ to help companies manage their cloud setups to ensure…
 
As the cloud continues to become a standard workplace technology for companies across all sectors, internal IT departments may struggle to effectively monitor and maintain an effective cloud environment. To alleviate this, BBD has launched a new, specialised cloud management service called MServ to help companies manage their cloud setups to ensure…
 
Ellies Holdings is a 41-year-old JSE-listed company whose products, from television aerials to electrical cables and LED lighting, are well known to most South Africans.What many people don't know is the company has been through enormous difficulty in recent years -- to the extent that its auditors raised a red flag around its 2020 annual financial…
 
Ellies Holdings is a 41-year-old JSE-listed company whose products, from television aerials to electrical cables and LED lighting, are well known to most South Africans.What many people don't know is the company has been through enormous difficulty in recent years -- to the extent that its auditors raised a red flag around its 2020 annual financial…
 
In this special edition of the TechCentral podcast, Duncan McLeod chats to three top industry experts to unpack communications regulator Icasa’s invitations to apply for broadband spectrum and for the wholesale open-access network (Woan).McLeod is joined by Steve Song, Kerron Edmunson and Mortimer Hope to discuss the ITAs in detail, including what …
 
In this special edition of the TechCentral podcast, Duncan McLeod chats to three top industry experts to unpack communications regulator Icasa’s invitations to apply for broadband spectrum and for the wholesale open-access network (Woan).McLeod is joined by Steve Song, Kerron Edmunson and Mortimer Hope to discuss the ITAs in detail, including what …
 
In this episode of the podcast, TechCentral speaks to Dark Fibre Africa executive for strategy, mergers & acquisitions Vino Govender about the digital transformation project the company embarked on and the lessons learnt.Govender shares DFA's approach to digital transformation, why it made customer experience the centre of its strategy, how it scop…
 
In this episode of the podcast, TechCentral speaks to Dark Fibre Africa executive for strategy, mergers & acquisitions Vino Govender about the digital transformation project the company embarked on and the lessons learnt.Govender shares DFA's approach to digital transformation, why it made customer experience the centre of its strategy, how it scop…
 
We take you to the heart of Silicon Valley to discover how today’s most successful tech companies—Amazon, Google, Facebook, Netflix, Tesla—define, design and develop the products that have earned the love of literally billions of people around the world. Marty Cagan is the founder of the Silicon Valley Product Group and this interview with him is o…
 
South Africa will soon have a new "digital bank" in the form of Bettr, a fintech start-up that has been working on building a "new challenger" in the country's finance sector that promises to offer a "better alternative".In this episode of the podcast, TechCentral's Duncan McLeod interviews Bettr co-founders Tobie van Zyl (CEO) and Andrzej Stempows…
 
South Africa will soon have a new "digital bank" in the form of Bettr, a fintech start-up that has been working on building a "new challenger" in the country's finance sector that promises to offer a "better alternative".In this episode of the podcast, TechCentral's Duncan McLeod interviews Bettr co-founders Tobie van Zyl (CEO) and Andrzej Stempows…
 
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