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What South Africans watched on Youtube in 2017.

What South Africans watched on YouTube in 2017

December 7, 2017 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Thursday 7 December 2017, YouTube released its annual Rewind. This is essentially a list looking back at the most-watched videos for the year in South Africa and globally. By YouTube’s release it is clear that in 2017 South Africans turned to the platform for entertainment as the top 5 most watched videos (excluding major [&hellip...

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Ensuring your child's online safety this festive period

Ensuring your child’s online safety this festive period

December 7, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

In an attempt to put parents’ minds at ease throughout the Christmas period and to protect today’s youngest Internet users from online threats, Kaspersky Lab, on Thursday 7 December 2017,  introduced what the company calls the next generation of its...

FORUS unveils blockchain powered global digital exchange

FORUS unveils blockchain powered global digital exchange

December 6, 2017 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Wednesday 6 December 2017 at an event hosted at the historic Rand Club in Johannesburg, South Africa, FORUS unveiled its Global Digital Exchange which essentially is a public utility blockchain and ecosystem solution that will aim to provide a single,...

South Africa: MTN and Cisco Jasper partner to advance IoT progression

South Africa: MTN and Cisco Jasper partner to advance IoT progression

December 6, 2017 • Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Wednesday 6 December 2017, South African telecommunications company, MTN, announced a partnership with Cisco Jasper in an attempt to enable their business customers throughout Africa to deliver Internet of Things (IoT) services worldwide. MTN will be the...

When you should adjust your product for international markets

When you should adjust your product for international markets

December 6, 2017 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The South African market for eCommerce is experiencing unprecedented progress, but it’s still not large enough for many online businesses. For entrepreneurs looking to take their business to the next level, expanding to new markets has become an...

Top 4 tips on how you can save your data this holiday season

Top 4 tips on how you can save your data this holiday season

December 6, 2017 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The holiday season is upon us and while Santa’s elfs are bringing the presents and South Africa’s Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association (WASPA) is bringing mobile data saving tips for consumers this December holiday season. WASPA has been...

Kenya's Direct Pay Online Group buys EFT firm to grow e-payments

Kenya’s Direct Pay Online Group buys EFT firm to grow e-payments

December 6, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Direct Pay Online Group (DPO) has announced the acquisition of Setcom (Pty) Ltd, which operates SID Instant EFT, an instant electronic funds transfer (EFT) solution in South Africa. The deal will complement DPO’s payment solutions across the continent,...

Arbor Networks: the differentiators that create an award-winning DDoS provider

Arbor Networks: the differentiators that create an award-winning DDoS provider

December 5, 2017 • Security, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments (0)

Arbor Networks announced recently that its Arbor Cloud solution has been selected as the winner of the ‘Managed Security Solution of the Year’ award from CyberSecurity Breakthrough, an independent organisation that recognises the top companies,...

Wireless services in Africa

Wireless connectivity has a lot to offer in Africa

December 5, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

While Africa is seeing an increase in demand for connectivity in order to bridge the ever-present digital divide between urban and rural areas, the bottlenecks experienced when backhauling data streams by service providers of all types is still a major issue...

Tech to drive business advantage in 2018

Tech to drive business advantage in 2018

December 5, 2017 • Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

From economic and political instability to regulatory uncertainty, companies have certainly had to carefully manage their strategic priorities during the past year. Gys Kappers, CEO of Wyzetalk, examines what they can expect from 2018. “The business...

ESET, Microsoft and FBI take down cybercrime operation

ESET, Microsoft and FBI take down cybercrime operation

December 5, 2017 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Tuesday 5 December 2017, security researchers at ESET, in collaboration with Microsoft and law enforcement agencies – the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Interpol, Europol, and other stakeholders in cybersecurity – revealed that they have taken...

Art in your pocket app launches in South Africa

Art in your pocket app launches in South Africa

December 5, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Monday 4 December 2017, in what is a first for the art world, the Exhibid app was launched in South Africa. The app uses GPS technology to serve up all the artworks that are available in a user’s immediate geographic area. According to the company, the...

ICT Skills Survey reveals South Africa's shortcomings

ICT Skills Survey reveals South Africa’s shortcomings

December 5, 2017 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Tuesday 5 December 2017, Wits University’s Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) released its 2017 JCSE ICT Skills Survey. According to the orgaisation, economic pressure, a delay in policy implementation and lack of improvement in South...

Gary Allemann, Managing Director at Master Data Management.

How ready are you to manage a data breach?

December 5, 2017 • Opinion, Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Last month saw the uncovering of South Africa’s largest data leak to date, which revealed that the personal data records of over 60 million individuals have been made publicly available, placing them at risk of identity theft and other cyber-related crimes....

GDPR and PoPI - Do I really need to comply with both?

GDPR and PoPI – Do I really need to comply with both?

December 4, 2017 • General, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Ahead of the pending enforcement of the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislations, organisations are hurriedly carrying out compliancy strategies and tightening up their data security processes. While...

New field of data science captivates South Africa's youth

New field of data science captivates South Africa’s youth

December 4, 2017 • Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Explore Data Science Academy, South Africa’s first such training institution, futured by BCX, has received over 7 500 online applications for its 2018 Cape Town based one-year Accredited Skills Data Science Programme. The academy launched just two months...