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Deloitte's technology, media, and telecommunications predictions for 2015

This year in-store smartphone purchases worldwide will increase by more than 1,000 % from last year. While the mobile wallet won’t replace the traditional wallet yet, 2015 will be a tipping point toward wider consumer adoption of in-store smartphone payments. This is according to the 14thedition of Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Predictions, a report by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (Deloitte Global.)

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Cape Town identified as future technology hub

The Global Technology Emerging Markets study – a collaboration between global consulting firm T3 Advisors and Brandeis International Business School – has identified Cape Town as an up-and-coming hub for technology and life sciences by a report, with companies in those fields encouraged to consider it as part of their global location strategy.

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Altair partners with South Africa's Centre for High Performance Computing

Altair has confirmed its three-year Platinum sponsorship of South Africa's Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) National Conference, taking place Dec. 1-5, 2014. Around 350 delegates are expected to attend. The CHPC provides world-class high-performance computing (HPC) expertise to the public and private sectors in South Africa, enabling impactful and cutting-edge research, product design, and infrastructure development.

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Groundbreaking deal to bring world-beating Watson technology into banking

Development is a ‘first’ for banking on the African continent. Standard Bank will become the first financial institution on the African continent to implement IBM’s new Watson technology which breaks traditional barriers in computing by embracing artificial intelligence, natural language processing and dynamic learning when assisting customers & businesses with the interpretation of data.

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New technology smokes out illegal stormwater discharges

The City of Cape Town is excited to announce that the Water and Sanitation Department’s first trial of new smoke testing technology was a roaring success. Testing was conducted in various parts of the city and under different conditions to determine the system’s efficacy. This technology will now be used to detect illegal or unsanctioned stormwater discharges into the sewerage system.

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