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HDMI 2.1 is here and it supports 10k

HDMI 2.1 is here and it supports 10K resolution

November 29, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, General, Top StoriesComments Off on HDMI 2.1 is here and it supports 10K resolution

On Tuesday 28 November 2017, the HDMI Forum finally released the new HDMI specification, HDMI 2.1, to all vendors who have already adopted HDMI 2.0, according to a report from Neowin. The specification, which was originally unveiled back in January 2017, will also be backwards compatible with all previous HDMI specification. According to a report [&hellip...

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Banks that are not ready for digital disruption will struggle

Banks that are not ready for digital disruption will struggle

November 29, 2017 • Finance, General, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Banks that are not ready for digital disruption will struggle

The banking industry continues to experience disruption – by new players, new opportunities and new risks – influenced by a number of forces including Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). Although some financial institutions such as Citi are using...

Routed co-founder Malcolm Siegel appointed as ISPA director

Routed co-founder Malcolm Siegel appointed as ISPA director

November 29, 2017 • General, Online & Social, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Routed co-founder Malcolm Siegel appointed as ISPA director

On Wednesday 29 November 2017, cloud infrastructure providers, Routed, announced that its co-founder, Malcolm Siegel, has been appointed to the board of The Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA). He previously served as an ISPA member since 2011,...

The Robots will take our jobs-What next?

The Robots will take our jobs so what’s next?

November 29, 2017 • General, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on The Robots will take our jobs so what’s next?

We’ve heard it all before. Robots ‒ those elusive job munchers ‒ are making their way to an office near you. And the message is clear: they are smarter than you, they are cheaper than you, and they won’t vie for the corner office… like you. If...

Westcon-Comstor Receives EMEAR Award as Africa Distributor of the year at Cisco Partner Summit 2017

Westcon-Comstor Receives EMEAR Award as Africa Distributor of the year at Cisco Partner Summit 2017

November 28, 2017 • Events, General, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on Westcon-Comstor Receives EMEAR Award as Africa Distributor of the year at Cisco Partner Summit 2017

Westcon-Comstor is delighted to announce that the company was recently awarded the title as Africa Distributor of the Year (2017) at the recent Cisco Partner Summit held in Dallas Texas this month. The award recognises the efforts made by the Comstor arm of...

Clean your 2017 data to start 2018 afresh

Clean your 2017 data to start 2018 afresh

November 28, 2017 • Big Data, General, Opinion, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments Off on Clean your 2017 data to start 2018 afresh

Widely touted as an organisation’s biggest asset, data is on the minds of a lot of companies. It’s being hailed as the secret to customer satisfaction, sales and marketing efforts, and a bird’s eye view of an organisation’s customer base. However, too...

Attivo Networks bolsters security defences across South and Sub-Saharan Africa with Networks Unlimited

Attivo Networks bolsters security defences across South and Sub-Saharan Africa with Networks Unlimited

November 28, 2017 • General, Security, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments Off on Attivo Networks bolsters security defences across South and Sub-Saharan Africa with Networks Unlimited

Attivo Networks, the leader in deception for cyber security threat detection, on Tuesday 28 November 2017 announced  a strategic partnership with Networks Unlimited, Africa’s leading value-added distributor. With this distribution partnership, Attivo...

How Fake is our news and can we combat it?

How Fake is some news and can we combat it?

November 28, 2017 • General, Online & Social, OpinionComments Off on How Fake is some news and can we combat it?

Hardly a day goes by without media and sometimes government claims that Russia has been utilising social media tools to spread fake news and misinformation to influence everything from elections, mining approvals and even Brexit. But Russia is just the tip of...

How satellite connectivity is closing the digital divide in South Africa

How satellite connectivity is closing the digital divide in South Africa

November 28, 2017 • General, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on How satellite connectivity is closing the digital divide in South Africa

Internet usage is surging in urban areas of South Africa. According to Stats SA, 59% of South Africans in urban areas use the internet at home, work, or in a public place such as a café. However, the picture in more remote parts of the country is very...

The importance of having cyber insurance

The crucial role of the cyber insurer

November 27, 2017 • General, Opinion, SecurityComments Off on The crucial role of the cyber insurer

The role of the insurer has evolved over the years, from one who simply offers protection, to one that tailors solutions specific to the needs of individuals and businesses, and offers support should an event occur. This is particularly true in terms of cyber...

BCX to invest $7.5 million into South African digital skills

South Africa: BCX and GE announce agri-tech partnership

November 27, 2017 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: BCX and GE announce agri-tech partnership

On Monday 27 November 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa, information and communications technology company, BCX, and digital industrial company, GE, announced a partnership aimed at providing end-to-end digital technological solutions to the agri-processing...

How technology in insurance is assisting women

How technology in insurance is assisting women

November 27, 2017 • General, OpinionComments Off on How technology in insurance is assisting women

The incorporation of technology into the insurance industry is becoming more apparent every day. The insurance sector is partnering up with technology companies to provide value-added products to consumers, many of which can be of great assistance to women....

South Africa needs to wake up, work together and innovate

South Africa needs to wake up, work together and innovate

November 27, 2017 • General, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on South Africa needs to wake up, work together and innovate

We are living in an era of abundance – we have all the resources required to solve humanity’s biggest challenges. The activating ingredient is the ability to innovate. However, in South Africa, the results of the Accenture’s 2017 Innovation Index show...

Factors that contribute to the evolution of the modern workplace

How the financial industry can ensure a secure future despite evolving threats

November 24, 2017 • General, OpinionComments Off on How the financial industry can ensure a secure future despite evolving threats

With an increasingly connected world spurring on the perpetual rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), data is firmly establishing itself as the dominant fuel within many organisations, being central to the way they work. This data proliferation is taking place...

Metrofile Holdings announces launch of a Digital Company

Metrofile Holdings announces launch of a Digital Company

November 24, 2017 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Metrofile Holdings announces launch of a Digital Company

Metrofile Holdings has announced the formation of a new Digital Company as part of its ongoing digital transformation. “Building on our highly successful traditional business of Integrated Information and Records Management, our customers are looking for...

Identity ecosystem must learn from banks’ example

Identity ecosystem must learn from banks’ example

November 23, 2017 • Finance, General, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Identity ecosystem must learn from banks’ example

The recent high-profile identity data breaches in South Africa are symptomatic of the overall chaos the identity ecosystem currently finds itself in. Lacking a cohesive strategy, an interlinked architecture and a comprehensive regulatory framework, most...