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BYOD increase the security risks of businesses.

5 WAYS BYODs ARE WEAKENING BUSINESSES DATA SECURITY

March 24, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, General, Lists, SecurityComments (0)

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 devices are connected to organizations’ corporate network or when they access corporate data....

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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 (0)

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 Using 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...

Top 10 Publishers of 2016. (Image Source: UA Tech)

Top 10 Mobile Publishers of 2016

March 17, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Lists, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (1)

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 (0)

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 (0)

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...

The growing skills gap as demand for qualified cyber security professionals continues to outstrip supply (image: Shutterstock)

7 WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS FROM ONLINE THREATS

March 14, 2017 • Lists, Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

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...

Cybercrime; the ever growing threat of online interactions.

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 the biggest fail in Oscars history.

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...

5 African Blockchain Companies.

5 African Blockchain Companies to watch

February 21, 2017 • Finance, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on 5 African Blockchain Companies to watch

Blockchain is undoubtedly one of the hottest topics in the tech industry. When people think of Blockchain their initial thought lean towards cryptocurrencies and fintech; it is however far more than just a new payment system. Blockchain can potentially...

Google

6 things you didn’t know you could do with Google

February 17, 2017 • General, Lists, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on 6 things you didn’t know you could do with Google

Google is the world’s largest search engine with over 3.5 billion searches per day. There is however features which many of Google’s users are still failing to take advantage of. Jumia Travel reveals the 6 things you didn’t know you could use Google to...

A new era of protesting.

8 Hashtags that shook Africa

February 15, 2017 • Lists, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on 8 Hashtags that shook Africa

Last week saw the eruption of mass protests across Nigeria. The three strains of protest movements that emerged may have had different ideals, but they did however have one thing in common… hashtags. The rise of social media in Africa has undoubtedly...

A new feature due for release this week, will allow users to rate and comment on events, providing valuable community feedback on each listing.

Top 10 Information Technology Jobs to consider

February 6, 2017 • Features, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 Information Technology Jobs to consider

Information technology is growing rapidly and so is the need for highly skilled individuals to be a part of this revolution. A couple of years ago, a career in IT was regarded as one for geeks but all of that has changed. Technology plays a significant...

IT trends for 2017 by 
 Bertus Homan, Sales Director, Hitachi Data Systems South Africa (image: pixabay.com)

IT trends to look out for in 2017

February 3, 2017 • Lists, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on IT trends to look out for in 2017

2017 will be an exciting time and may well be the beginning of a new era for productivity growth. Digital transformation will be a major business focus, and success will hinge on how successful we will be in leveraging the abundance of new technologies, with...