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The real cost of the IT Security talent shortage

August 25, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Large businesses that struggle to attract sufficiently skilled IT security experts end up paying up to three times more to recover from a cybersecurity incident. This is one of the key findings of the recent report by Kaspersky Lab based on the 2016 Corporate IT Security Risks survey conducted by the company in cooperation with [&hellip...

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Citrix releases free version of NetScaler CPX Express

August 25, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Software, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Digital business transformation is driving line of business (LOB) to adopt rapid application development and deployment methodologies, such as DevOps. To stay ahead of the competition and adapt to rapidly changing customer and market demands, businesses and...

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How the SA public sector can make the most of big data

August 24, 2016 • Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Now that the dust around the local elections has settled, the spotlight will be on the various municipalities to prove that they are worthy of the public’s votes.  Enhanced service delivery will no doubt be top-of-mind for all South Africans. One of the...

Mteto Nyati

Mteto Nyati wants more focus placed on boosting women in IT

August 24, 2016 • Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South Africa’s ICT sector has made great strides in changing its gender demographics over the past decade, but more work needs to be done to support women’s progress in this sector, says MTN South Africa Chief Executive Officer Mteto Nyati. Speaking ahead...

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Are South Africans doing enough to secure their online identities?

August 24, 2016 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Do your shopping habits put you at risk? Are you exposing yourself – and your confidential information – to opportunistic fraudsters? These are questions that online shoppers should be asking themselves says Mark Chirnside, CEO of ThisIsMe, who...

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Top 5 tips to design the ultimate African digital banking experience

August 23, 2016 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

As mobile internet connectivity grows, African youth are fast embracing the opportunity to connect, converse and transact on the web. According to the GSMA (Mobile Economy Report 2015), mobile internet penetration in Sub-Saharan Africa was expected to reach...

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Facebook celebrates Africa’s young creatives

August 22, 2016 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to social media network Facebook, it celebrated the creativity and excellence of young African creatives at The Loerie Awards for 2016. In addition to sponsoring The Loerie Student Awards for 2016, Facebook hosted a range of events aimed at young...

healthcare innovation summit 2016

2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit: Last Chance to Register

August 22, 2016 • East Africa, Events, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

IT leaders and healthcare executives have only today and tomorrow left to register for the upcoming 2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit, which is set to take place on 24 & 25 August at the Radisson Blu Gautrain in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa...

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South Africa: MTN launches new R9.9 billion BEE transaction

August 22, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The MTN Group has revealed, within a media statement, that it intends to implement a new R9.9 billion Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) Transaction called MTN Zakhele Futhi, when its existing special purpose empowerment vehicle, MTN Zakhele,...

Telkom Recruitment scam

South Africa: Telkom strike and sabotage update

August 22, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to South Africa telecommunications giant Telkom, by 19 August 2016 approximately 13 200 Telkom customers had been hit by outages caused by sabotage. This happened as the Communication Workers Union strike against Telkom moved into its fourth week....

Top Tech News

IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

August 19, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

IT leaders and healthcare executives have 4 days left to register for the upcoming 2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit, which is set to take place on 24 & 25 August at the Radisson Blu Gautrain in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa – under the...

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South Africa: UWC of offer Data Analytics Postgrad Diploma course

August 19, 2016 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Globally, businesses are wrestling with challenges and opportunities that call for the application of analytics – but African businesses identify the lack of talent as one of the primary factors for not being able to pursue this avenue. That’s why the...

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Greater need for investment in Africa as interest in the continent grows

August 19, 2016 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The desire to invest in Africa continues to grow amongst leading investors – in 2015 two well-known private equity fund’s each raised over $1billion to invest in the continent. After regularly being overlooked, figures such as Sindiso Ngwenya, the...

Telkom sabotage

Telkom offers R500 000 reward for information as business sabotage spikes

August 18, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (1)

A number of Telkom facilities around South Africa have, according to the telecom giant, been targeted in a series of acts of sabotage. Telkom revealed that facilities in Midrand, Pretoria West, Silverton, Durban, Pinetown, Pietermaritzburg, Makhado and...

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Carrier neutral data centres – The key to unlocking SA’s connectivity potential?

August 18, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Recently, the telecommunications industry has seen a sweeping growth in data traffic on a global scale, attributable to the smartphone boom that has taken place over the last few years. This massive growth has resulted in an increasing demand for sufficient...

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Huawei P9: Ground Breaking Dual Lens, A Historic Pairing

August 18, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments (0)

Huawei Technologies, a leading mobile manufacturer, have unveiled the much anticipated P9, the world’s first co-engineered Leica dual-camera smartphone, to its South African consumers. The P9’s ground-breaking dual-camera, subject to the industry’s most...