Southern Africa

HMD Global just announced the launch of three new Nokia Smartphones the Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 plus and the new Nokia 6 in South Africa.

New Nokia smartphones finally launch in South Africa

April 20, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments (0)

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones finally announced the availability of the highly-anticipated Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 plus and the new Nokia 6 in South Africa. These new Android One Nokia smartphones were introduced at Mobile World Congress in February 2018 and will go on sale during April 2018 through Cell C, MTN and [&hellip...

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The role of technology in shaping South African businesses

The role of technology in shaping South African businesses

April 20, 2018 • General, Southern AfricaComments (0)

A research conducted by Citrix has revealed that 92% of businesses across South Africa’s key industry sectors agree that digital adoption has a direct impact on company profits. Despite such broad realisation, more than half of these businesses (54%)...

Jacques Preyser, Chief Executive Officer of Europ Assistance South Africa

We need to push the boundaries of digitalisation in South Africa

April 20, 2018 • General, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

South Africa’s value-added services market is currently a leader in terms of product innovation. The rapid pace at which technology is evolving is having a significant effect on how providers of assistance services are taking on the South African market....

In a busy environment, a network packet capture might be terabytes in size every couple of hours.

Unravelling the enterprise security state

April 20, 2018 • Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

In the enterprise security world, data security has traditionally been viewed as an underdog. However, given the increasing number and sophistication of data breaches, explosion of sensitive data being exchanged across complex IT environments, data security...

Vodacom exceeds 80% population coverage on 4G.

Vodacom exceeds 80% population coverage on 4G

April 19, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Vodacom has just reached a new milestone. Despite “vanishing data” problems in recent times, the network service provider has just become the first African mobile network to exceed 80% population coverage on 4G. Vodacom now provides 80.12% 4G coverage in...

Outdated technology wastes 42 days a year in employee productivity

The importance of technical innovation in the workplace

April 19, 2018 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Technology and innovation in the workplace are equally important to employees and employers — for employees because it makes their jobs easier and for employers because it increases productivity, which in turn adds to the bottom-line. The recent Ricoh...

Our work and lives ‘smartified’ by the Internet of Things

Our work and lives ‘smartified’ by the Internet of Things

April 19, 2018 • Internet of Things, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The digital revolution has well and truly been embraced by Namibia and Namibians. Apart from spending most of our time online on social media, we are now seeing a shift to real-world benefits enabled through connectivity. Whether it is simply paying for our...

Moath Ismail, VP Digital Banking for CISMEA, Gemalto

Secure, convenient payment is key to South Africa’s e-commerce growth

April 19, 2018 • Finance, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

While all the research indicates that online commerce is set to grow in South Africa, the speed and extent of that growth will be dependent on several factors, with payment as one of the most crucial. Getting online payments right will play a role both in...

Sophos survey highlights concerns over business' network traffic

Sophos survey highlights concerns over business’ network traffic

April 18, 2018 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Sophos, a network and endpoint security company, has announced the findings of its recent global survey which revealed that IT managers cannot identify 45 percent of their organisation’s network traffic. The survey titled The Dirty Secrets of Network...

First National Bank (FNB) announced the launch of eWallet eXtra

FNB announces the launch of eWallet eXtra

April 18, 2018 • Finance, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments (0)

On Wednesday, 18 April 2018 First National Bank (FNB) announced the launch of eWallet eXtra, a mobile bank account that allows unbanked and underbanked South African consumers to use a feature phone or a smartphone to open a bank account without ever walking...

29 percent of South Africans would delete a photo of themselves before that of friends, pets or family.

Smartphone storage nightmare in South Africa

April 18, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

With the all latest developments, features and apps on our smartphones, storage appears to be a real problem for many smartphone users in South Africa. According to research from a countrywide independent consumer SanDisk, 22 percent of users running out of...

Businesses in Africa Prepare for EU General Data Protection Regulation

Businesses in Africa prepare for EU General Data Protection Regulation

April 18, 2018 • Big Data, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Businesses in Africa that process customer data from the European Union (EU) must ensure they are fully compliant with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), set to become effective in May 2018. The GDPR is set to be the biggest change in EU data...

President Paul Kagame,

Africa Innovation Summit to address Africa’s challenges

April 18, 2018 • East Africa, Events, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

The second edition of the Africa Innovation Summit is soon approaching and is set to take place from 6-8 June 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda under the patronage of President Paul Kagame, Chairman of the African Union and Pedro Pires (ex-President of Cabo Verde). The...

South African start-up closes second round of equity funding

South African start-up closes second round of equity funding

April 18, 2018 • Enterprise, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Giraffe, the automated high-volume recruitment start-up, announced that it has closed a second round of equity funding, led by Edge Growth’s Vumela Fund with participation from Omidyar Network, the Brozin family’s Forever Young Capital and Catapult Trust....

Vega to host national ‘Game Jam

South Africa: Vega to host national ‘Game Jam’

April 17, 2018 • Events, Gadgets and Gaming, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Students from Vega, an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE),  are about to flex their mental muscles for a two-day ‘Game Jam’, set to take place at the school’s Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town campuses from 21 to 22...

Changing gender perceptions and behaviours in the workplace can promote economic growth in SA’s emerging tech industry

Gender equality could contribute to economic growth in South Africa

April 17, 2018 • Careers, Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Despite decades of progress towards achieving equality in the workplace, women remain significantly under-represented in emerging tech. The imbalance between men and women in the technology sector is unlikely to be remedied unless organisations, schools and...