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Microsoft Underground Tour: Technology for the good of all Part 1

By Ryan Noik 21 November 2016

While it was a departure from the innovation theme, another focus that vied for attention was no less fascinating, attention shifting to how technology in general and cloud in particular could be used for good. FULL STORY >

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Microsoft Underground Tour: Revving the engines of innovation

By Ryan Noik 21 November 2016

With Microsoft Research, the future of computing, and the hardware labs behind us, the next destination on the Microsoft Underground Tour was also one of the most inspiring. Named The Garage, this had nothing to do with cars and... FULL STORY >

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Microsoft Underground Tour: Welcome to Area 51

By Ryan Noik 18 November 2016

The next stop on the tour of Microsoft Headquarters in Redmond, Washington, took us into Microsoft’s own Area 51, also known as its harware labs. FULL STORY >

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Microsoft Underground Tour: The next era of computing

By Ryan Noik 18 November 2016

Before delving into Microsoft’s Garage and hardware Labs, a quick detour was in order, to revisit the future, how science fiction has already become fact, and then consider the next big thing in computing. FULL STORY >

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Microsoft Underground Tour: Research projects uncovered

By Ryan Noik 11 November 2016

The second part of the behind the scenes look at Microsoft Research focused on practicalities, with the potential of predicting weather phenomena, the future of growing food and placing data centres in unexpected locations being among some... FULL STORY >

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Microsoft Underground Tour: Into the research labs

By Ryan Noik 11 November 2016

With the foundations laid, and its renewed culture explained, Microsoft’s attention on our tour then turned to its research department. Here is where we began to see Microsoft’s promise that it had become more innovative take more tangible... FULL STORY >

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Accelerating innovation and powering new experiences with AI

By Press Release 9 November 2016

Facebook's long-term roadmap is focused on building foundational technologies in three areas: connectivity, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality. We believe that major research and engineering breakthroughs in each of these... FULL STORY >

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Microsoft Underground Tour: Exploring the culture shift

By Ryan Noik 9 November 2016

Microsoft’s Underground Tour, which TechSmart was invited to attend, held many gems. One of these was a frank and illuminating discussion on company culture, as Microsoft walked us through how, and why, today’s Microsoft has changed... FULL STORY >

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Microsoft offers in-depth look at its strategy

By Ryan Noik 9 November 2016

To get an indepth behind the scenes view of Microsoft in action, TechSmart was invited to spend some time with the company from its headquarters in Seattle. Ryan Noik reports back. FULL STORY >

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The IoT isn’t only for big businesses – it’s a driver of innovation for SMEs, too

By Press Release 7 November 2016

The Internet of Things is not only for big businesses – it will also create a wealth of opportunities for smaller enterprises to transform their business processes, drive efficiency and become more... FULL STORY >

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Johnson & Johnson launches Africa Innovation Challenge

By Press Release 4 November 2016

As part of its longstanding commitment to Africa, Johnson & Johnson has announced the launch of the Africa Innovation Challenge, an initiative to support Africa’s vibrant and growing innovation ecosystem and to help develop important and... FULL STORY >

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Innovation in financial services – a critical strategic enabler

By Press Release 31 October 2016

Innovation is one of the most desired strategic enablers for modern-day businesses, explains Nicolaas Kruger, group CEO at MMI Holdings. FULL STORY >

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SAP launches Co-Innovation Lab in Africa

By Press Release 27 October 2016

SAP Co-Innovation Lab to support the company’s commitment to foster co-Innovation and streamline collaboration with partners and, ultimately, customers across the African continent. FULL STORY >

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Unleashing Innovation

By Press Release 25 October 2016

South Africa and its fellow countries on the continent need to boost innovation if they hope to thrive. How? By aiming for Jupiter... FULL STORY >

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Mozilla Launches Equal Rating Innovation Challenge

By Press Release 21 October 2016

Mozilla calls upon innovators to challenge existing approaches; Submissions open on November 1st. FULL STORY >

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