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Africa's 7 Highest Internet Penetrated Countries.

Kenya Leads Africa’s Internet Race

April 25, 2017 • General, Lists, Top StoriesComments (1)

Having access to the internet provides much needed access to information. This access can have a massive influence on one’s life as it offers access to education, work opportunities or news. It is clear that Africa has not attained the high internet penetration rates obtainable in other parts of the world. In spite of these challenges a number of...

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What to look out for when buying a laptop.

6 aspects to consider when buying a laptop

April 21, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, ListsComments (0)

Laptop’s have become a part of the daily lives of millions of people around the world. Laptops offer the flexibility and mobility which a desktop can not. It is safe to say that you are more than likely going to need a laptop at some point in your life....

Africa's most popular web browsers. (Image source: Networtech)

Top 9 Most Used Browsers in Africa

April 7, 2017 • Lists, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 9 Most Used Browsers in Africa

Accessing the internet requires a number of elements to come together. Firstly you will need a device that is able to connect to the internet, this could be a mobile smart phone, a laptop, tablet and so on. Secondly you will need an internet connection, this...

Necessities for your eCommerce site.

5 Things Your eCommerce Website Can’t Be Without

April 5, 2017 • Lists, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on 5 Things Your eCommerce Website Can’t Be Without

eCommerce has revolutionised the way we consume products and services.Your customer is no longer wandering aimlessly through the mall, hoping to find their next favourite product or service. They’re now looking for your business from the comfort of their...

5 Software trends for 2017 (image: bluecoat.com)

5 Most Popular Software Trends Of 2017

March 30, 2017 • Big Data, Lists, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on 5 Most Popular Software Trends Of 2017

As new software innovations continue to improve and transform the way we do business, keeping abreast with the latest developments is vital if your business is going to continue to thrive in this ever changing landscape. Various industries who used to be...

BYOD increase the security risks of businesses.

5 WAYS BYODs ARE WEAKENING BUSINESSES DATA SECURITY

March 24, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, General, Lists, SecurityComments Off on 5 WAYS BYODs ARE WEAKENING BUSINESSES DATA SECURITY

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is a recent increasing trend towards employee-owned devices within a business. However, this recent trend of IT consumerization, regardless of its advantages, increasingly poses a security risk to organizations when these personal...

Women in Africa continue to make their mark in the ICT industry.

Top 9 women tech innovators in Africa

March 22, 2017 • Features, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 9 women tech innovators in Africa

As the nation celebrated International Women’s Day earlier this month it is imperative that we recognise women for their achievements not only that but also celebrate their contribution in the world of technology. With gender diversity especially in ICT...

Africa's 7 Highest Internet Penetrated Countries.

Nigeria leads Africa’s 7 Highest Internet Using Countries

March 20, 2017 • Features, General, Lists, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (2)

Access to the Internet is fast becoming a human right in the eyes of millions of people from around the world. This is because the Internet has evolved to a point where people see internet access as vital for them to exercise and enjoy their rights to the...

FNB launch  Augmented Reality and FNB TV on the FNB Banking App. (Image Source: UA Tech)

Top 10 Mobile Publishers of 2016

March 17, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Lists, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (2)

We carry them around with us where ever we go and as soon as we are provided with the slightest of gaps we will whip them out and they gain our undivided attention, they are our smartphones. But what would we do on these devices without the games and...

5 ways to use social media for professional networking.

5 Ways To Use Social Media For Professional Networking

March 17, 2017 • Careers, Lists, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on 5 Ways To Use Social Media For Professional Networking

The advent of social media has helped to introduce the concept of ‘social media for professional networking’. Slowly, ‘in-person’ networking is being overpowered by simply connecting to social networking sites. It’s all part of the phenomenon of...

Ernst Wittmann, Regional Manager for Southern Africa at ALCATEL.

5 ways to keep your IoT devices safe and secure

March 14, 2017 • Internet of Things, Lists, Opinion, SecurityComments Off on 5 ways to keep your IoT devices safe and secure

The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly taking off as people and businesses connect everything from their cars, to their home automation systems, and to the Internet. These devices are starting to change how we live and work – allowing us to track our heart...

Beware of travel scams. (image: Shutterstock)

7 WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS FROM ONLINE THREATS

March 14, 2017 • Lists, Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on 7 WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS FROM ONLINE THREATS

The rising prevalence of hacking and use of malware to acquire sensitive information and/or personal data from unsuspecting targets have made companies and businesses buckle up and make IT security a top priority, especially considering the recent hacks of...

The internet has created the perfect platform for cyber criminals to grow and prosper.

10 Biggest Cyber Crimes and Data Breaches

March 7, 2017 • Lists, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on 10 Biggest Cyber Crimes and Data Breaches

Cyber criminals are becoming more sophisticated at picking our virtual pockets and uncovering almost all our personal information available online- yet most of us remain woefully unprepared. A 2016 survey, conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, highlighted...

5 Reasons you should have a password on your device.

5 Reasons To Have A Password Lock On Your Device

March 2, 2017 • Lists, Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on 5 Reasons To Have A Password Lock On Your Device

It is time to get rid of the notion that using a password for your devices means you have something to hide. In today’s world where sensitive data like banking and account details, social security details, corporate email information and so on is stored...

5 tips for growing your small business on Facebook and Instagram.

5 tips for growing your small business on Facebook and Instagram

March 2, 2017 • General, Lists, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on 5 tips for growing your small business on Facebook and Instagram

Facebook’s product team—lead by Chris Cox, Chief Product Officer at Facebook— is in West Africa this week to hear how creatives, developers and entrepreneurs in the region are using mobile technology to create services, content and businesses that...

Twitter reacts to #AntiZumaMarch.

8 ways to use Twitter for your business

February 23, 2017 • Lists, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on 8 ways to use Twitter for your business

Social media platform Twitter is a place for people to connect, share opinions and keep abreast of happenings around the world. This however is not the only use for this site. Twitter has also become a powerful tool for businesses to market themselves. With...