FNB app scoops top awards

At this week’s MTN App of the year awards the FNB Banking App won in the following categories: Best iOS (Apple) App, Best BlackBerry App, Best Android App and the best Overall App. According to FNB CEO Michael Jordaan “We are really proud of this achievement, and our in house development team, FNB...

How to create over 100 000 jobs!

AfricaPositive’s  UK director, Tony Granger, helped pioneer  the UK’s successful  Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)  which has generated £12billion (R144 bn) in  private investment funds into the SME sector. Ted Sceales discusses the huge positive impact that an EIS could have on wealth...

Hollywood’s new tech star

The launch of a surprisingly sexy new HP workstation in Las Vegas last week marked a new phase in the rebirth of a venerable old brand, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK.  When the best of Hollywood’s animation was showcased at an event in Las Vegas this week, it wasn’t a human being that got the biggest...

Where IT spend must go

According to IDC, the South African IT services market is expected to exceed $5 billion this year. But, although the IT spend is up, MALCOLM RABSON of Dariel Solutions believes companies should rather look at properly integrating their current technology systems than rushing off and buying new and innovative...

A smart device that could help SA achieve its energy saving targets

Knowledge is key to inspiring the behavioural change that is so crucial for South Africa to achieve its energy saving targets.  When people have visibility of their household’s energy load with instant insight into the fluctuations in consumption when appliances are switched on and off, they are not only...

Draining pool pump energy costs

, an energy expert from Cape Town, was a runner-up in the Innovation category of Eskom’s 2011 eta Awards for a, energy-saving pool pump motor.  There are approximately a million swimming pools in South Africa and this number is expected to grow at 3% per year. The size of pump motors installed ranges from...

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