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Top 5 laptops for 2017

Top 5 laptops for 2017 revealed

December 21, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 5 laptops for 2017 revealed

With smartphones being capable of doing practically everything lately, it might seem as though getting a good laptop would be difficult. What sets a good laptop apart is its ability to balance power, efficiency, portability, and comfort. It should have a fantastic keyboard and trackpad to go along with it. The modern laptop is lightweight, [&hellip...

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eCommerce automation set shake things up in South Africa

Top 5 African eCommerce sites to do your Christmas shopping on

December 19, 2017 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 5 African eCommerce sites to do your Christmas shopping on

It’s Christmas time, and what’s not to like about Christmas. Time off work, time with family, time to completely unwind and refresh yourself for the new year ahead are all aspects of the festive period we are about to enter. But let’s not...

Don’t start the New Year in debt

Get the most out of online shopping this festive season

December 19, 2017 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Get the most out of online shopping this festive season

The festive season is already upon us. This time of year, the last thing anyone wants to do is fight crowds at a busy shopping centre, or spend hours in stores trying to find the best deals on holiday gifts. There is another way, however. Many South Africans...

5 things to consider before signing a cellphone contract

December 14, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Lists, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on 5 things to consider before signing a cellphone contract

Junk status. Downgrades. Inflation. Recession. Fuel price hikes. These are terms South Africans are exposed to on a daily basis. The reality is that there’s a great deal of uncertainty about the economy, which means that consumers need to consider their...

Global IT spending to grow 6.2 percent in 2018, says Gartner

Top technology trends that will dominate discussions in 2018

December 14, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, General, Lists, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top technology trends that will dominate discussions in 2018

2017 has seen a number of disruptive technologies emerge and become the topics of discussion around boardroom tables all over the world. Technologies such as AI, cloud and the blockchain have become integral parts of companies plans to the future. With all...

7 business and tech trends to expect in 2018

7 business and tech trends to expect in 2018

December 13, 2017 • General, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on 7 business and tech trends to expect in 2018

On 13 December 2017, Accenture released its Fjord Trends 2018, an annual report analysing the pressing forces acting internally and externally on organisations and society. Its 11th annual report examines seven emergent trends expected to impact business,...

Beware of cybercriminals who prey on holiday shoppers

Cybersecurity Predictions and Trends for 2018

December 11, 2017 • Lists, Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Cybersecurity Predictions and Trends for 2018

Online security is seemingly getting more compromised with each passing year. 2017 has witnessed some of the worst security breaches in history – such as the breach of Equifax, which impacted over 143 million clients in the U.S. and abroad. There were also...

Top 10 IT security predictions for 2018

December 8, 2017 • Lists, Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 IT security predictions for 2018

2017 was certainly the year in which the world sat up and took notice of the undeniable importance of IT security. There were multiple high profile data breaches and hacking which resulted in the affected companies not only losing millions of Dollars but also...

BLV provides venture capital to early growth stage start-ups that create next generation disruptive solutions

Top 10 African Internet of Things startups to watch

December 7, 2017 • Features, Internet of Things, ListsComments Off on Top 10 African Internet of Things startups to watch

IoT is growing and will continue to grow beyond 2017. IHS Technology predicts that there will be 75 billion connected devices by 2020. IoT is about connecting exponentially more devices to the internet. This trend promises to make our global society more...

4 Apps for Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises

4 Apps for Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises

December 5, 2017 • Lists, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on 4 Apps for Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises

Small and medium-scale enterprises (SME’s) make up an integral part of the economy in developing countries across Africa. These SME’s do not have the same capital as larger companies may have, this is why it is so important that they leverage...

Beware of cybercriminals who prey on holiday shoppers

4 Important things you should know about online security

December 1, 2017 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 4 Important things you should know about online security

The increase in cyber crime is an issue which has been well documented throughout 2017. As cyber criminals continue to craft new ways to get at unsuspecting victims and as the world continues to move towards the 4th industrial revolution, which will feature...

How to get ICT right in Africa

Top 10 African countries ranked by ICT development

November 28, 2017 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 10 African countries ranked by ICT development

As the world heads into the 4th industrial revolution it has become more important than ever that African countries focus on their ICT development in order to improve digitalisation across the continent. In Africa, although countries are faced with a plethora...

Black Friday: Where to find the best deals

Black Friday: Where to find the best deals

November 24, 2017 • Lists, Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Black Friday: Where to find the best deals

Black Friday, the day that bargain hunters have waited the whole year for has finally arrived. On 24 November 2017, thousands have gone out in search for the deal of the year as prices from multiple stores have be slashed down as they jump on the bandwagon....

Festive fraud: this time it's personal

5 ways to protect yourself from Black Friday hackers

November 23, 2017 • Lists, Online & Social, Retail, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on 5 ways to protect yourself from Black Friday hackers

With Black Friday fast approaching, thousands will flock to the shops to try and find the best deal of the year… but for those who won’t be able to get the time off work, there will also be hundreds of online sales available to choose from. The...

Still waiting to catch the IoT bus? Here’s where it’s going in 2018

Most powerful Internet of Things companies operating in Africa

November 21, 2017 • Events, Internet of Things, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Most powerful Internet of Things companies operating in Africa

The Internet of Things is disrupting the way organisations conduct business worldwide. In a few years to come, the world will see a massive growth in connected things from our devices to our homes and cars. Businesses worldwide are seeking ways in which to...

4 ways to tackle smartphone addiction

Top 4 ways to tackle smartphone addiction

November 8, 2017 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, Lists, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 4 ways to tackle smartphone addiction

Okay, let’s be honest here, would you survive without your smartphone? I am not talking about the essential use of your phone, perhaps for business communication, I am talking about the need to check your twitter feed everytime you get a chance. I am...