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Women in Gaming: Sportingbet's Siddiqa Samsoodien on defying discrimination while smiling

Women in Gaming: Sportingbet’s Siddiqa Samsoodien on defying discrimination while smiling

August 18, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern AfricaComments (0)

As part of South Africa’s Women’s Month, Clarion Gaming continues to advance the role of women in the industry across the region and internationally with vital insights from some of the industry’s key female figures ahead of this year’s ICE Africa, which takes place on 24 and 25 October at the Sandton Convention Centre, South [&hellip...

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Navigating the complexity of Oracle Cloud migrations

Navigating the complexity of Oracle Cloud migrations

August 18, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

One of today’s biggest boardroom frustrations goes something like this: ‘we have all this data about our customers and our business, but we can’t seem to get it into a usable structure… we just can’t seem to draw out valuable insights’ Many IT...

Black Hat: Protecting Industrial Control System

Black Hat: Protecting Industrial Control System

August 17, 2018 • Opinion, Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Industrial Control System (ICS) security was ramped up at Black Hat USA – with packed sessions ranging from specific attacks to vulnerable hardware – all with the aim of protecting critical infrastructure, whose security shortcomings so frequently hit the...

Nigeria's Publiseer accepted into Venture Incubation Programme

Nigeria’s Publiseer accepted into Venture Incubation Programme

August 17, 2018 • Southern Africa, Startups, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigeria’s digital publishing company, Publiseer has been accepted into the Venture Incubation Programme Winter School 2018. The programme will take place at Solution Space, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, in Cape Town, from 3...

Adapt IT, a global software provider, announced its financial results for the year ended 30 June 2018.

Adapt IT reports a 36% turnover increase for the year

August 17, 2018 • Company News, Software, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Adapt IT, a global software provider, announced its financial results for the year ended 30 June 2018. The company reported a turnover increase of 36% to R1,35bn for the year. 13% of that was organic growth, while another 30% was mainly comprised of the...

The building BRICS of the future

The building BRICS of the future

August 17, 2018 • General, Southern AfricaComments (0)

South Africa has the potential to leverage its large youth population, along with emerging technologies, to become a leader in both BRICS countries and even globally. The recent BRICS Business Council conference held in South Africa analysed the opportunities...

Nelson Camara, marketing at SilverBridge Holdings

Customer engagement through gamification

August 16, 2018 • Internet of Things, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Gamification provides insurers with an ideal platform to enhance customer engagement. With apps like MEGA MEDS, that turns medicine management into a fun experience, and the likes of the Discovery Insure Driving Challenge, that rewards customers who are good...

Social engineering: the art of manipulation

Social engineering: the art of manipulation

August 16, 2018 • Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Social engineering, also referred to as ‘hacking without code’, is one of the most personal cybercrimes that can be committed. Here, professional hackers manipulate people into unwittingly giving out sensitive information – and even cold, hard cash...

Westcon partners with vendors Ruckus, Avaya at upcoming IAUG showcase

Westcon partners with vendors Ruckus, Avaya at upcoming IAUG showcase

August 15, 2018 • Events, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Westcon Sub-Saharan Africa, the value-added distributor, is partnering with vendor’s Ruckus Networks an Arris company and Avaya, at the annual IAUG event to be held in August 2018. Here it will showcase to customers and reseller partners, the full length...

Twitter Lite now available in over 45 countries

Twitter Lite now available in over 45 countries

August 14, 2018 • East Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Twitter announced on Monday, 13 August 2018 that it has expanded Twitter Lite to 21 more countries including five countries in Africa. The company also reveled that Lite now supports push notifications and threaded Tweets. Twitter Lite was launched in 2017 as...

Connecting Citizens: The building blocks required for a bright digital future

Connecting Citizens: The building blocks required for a bright digital future

August 14, 2018 • Internet of Things, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Connecting citizens enables the public sector to communicate effectively with the population, pre-empting certain events and making sure citizens are notified of critical information. But the opportunity goes further than just being able to send and receive...

What does digital transformation mean for South African business?

What does digital transformation mean for South African business?

August 13, 2018 • General, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The business landscape is changing, it’s no secret. The Fourth Industrial Revolution has already begun to shift the business landscape, and the challenges faced by businesses increase at the same pace as their competition. The barriers to entry for many...

Mines secures $13M Series A to expand credit platform for emerging markets

Fintech startup secures $13M Series A to expand credit platform for emerging markets

August 13, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Mines, a fintech startup re-inventing credit in emerging markets, has closed a Series A round of $13M led by The Rise Fund, a global fund managed by TPG Growth. Also participating are Velocity Capital, Western Technology Investments, First Ally Capital,...

African Banks are using Agent Networks to unlock the potential of Financial Inclusion

African Banks are using Agent Networks to unlock the potential of Financial Inclusion

August 13, 2018 • Finance, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments (0)

Papersoft is now a technological partner of two of the biggest African banks: Equity Bank Group and Ecobank from Democratic Republic of Congo to help them delivering their financial inclusion services via hyperlocal agents. Banks alongside with technology...

SMEs most financially vulnerable to fraud attacks

SMEs are especially vulnerable to fraud according to certified fraud examiner

August 13, 2018 • Finance, Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Fraud affects small businesses much more severely than large corporates, with global research revealing that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) generally lose twice as much money than their corporate counterparts in the event of employee fraud. Discussing...

Solar Mining Services announces new additions to their team

Solar Mining Services announces new additions to their team

August 11, 2018 • Company News, Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Solar Mining Services, a new dynamic entrant to the explosives and explosive related services for the Mining and Quarry Sectors, announced the appointment of two key positions. Donald Motloung has been appointed as the new Business Development Executive for...