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How Africa can prepare for robots in the workplace

Artificial intelligence (AI)—including robotics and cognitive computing—has been one of the top discussions on the minds of business leaders, organisations and consumers in the past few months. Mark Zuckerberg once said his personal challenge is to build an assistant powered by AI to help him at home and at work,…

The legacy developer's guide to Java 9

Every few years, when a new version of Java is released, the speakers at JavaOne tout the new language constructs and APIs, and laud the benefits. Meanwhile, excited developers line up, eager to use the new features. It’s a rosy picture—except for the fact that most developers are charged with maintaining and enhancing existing applications, not creating…

Why agile teams need to share the product owner role

Within many agile teams, the PO (product owner) is solely responsible for the definition, interpretation, and prioritization of requirements. While these areas are clearly ruled by the PO, making them the unique province of the PO is fundamentally at odds with healthy agile team practices such as cross-functional teaming and collaborative swarming. Building a special box around the PO into which…

SA has highest 'digital literacy' in Africa - study

Johannesburg - South Africa has been rated as the country with the highest digital literacy in Africa, according to a report released on Thursday by Siemens and Deloitte. The 'African Digitalisation Maturity Report 2017' included research conducted across South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Ethiopia. The skills and digital literacy segment of…

Microsoft woos open source developers by joining the Linux Foundation

To be successful, Microsoft must entice developers to build apps that use its cloud services. Several key announcements aim to do just that. If you search Google or Bing for "Steve Ballmer developers," the first result is likely to be a video of the former Microsoft CEO manically chanting developers, over…

How to scale agile and DevOps together

Agile, DevOps, continuous delivery—and all of it at scale. How do these things come together? Businesses want to do more with the technical advances that DevOps and agile have conferred, but when it comes to next steps, those who advocate “scaled agility” seem to talk past those who discuss “the…

Creating a pipeline of data science skills

There is currently a disconnect between what academia is teaching students in analytics disciplines and what the companies that will recruit them after graduation require. The majority of tertiary education institutions teach the students to utilise open source analytics software. This works well in the classroom environment of a university…

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