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Key industries need to improve security posture- Cisco Cybersecurity Report

July 22, 2017 • Internet of Things, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Key industries need to improve security posture- Cisco Cybersecurity Report

The Cisco® 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report (MCR) uncovers the rapid evolution of threats and the increasing magnitude of attacks, and forecasts potential “destruction of service”(DeOS) attacks. With the advent of the Internet of Things(IoT), key industries are bringing more operations online, increasing attack surfaces and the potential scale and...

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Cyber attacks moving to mobile

RSA delivers ‘Hunter Packs’, equips RSA NetWitness Suite for threat detection and response

July 21, 2017 • Security, Software, SponsoredComments Off on RSA delivers ‘Hunter Packs’, equips RSA NetWitness Suite for threat detection and response

RSA, a Dell Technologies business, has unveiled updates and enhancements to the RSA NetWitness Suite that gives analysts the industry’s most advanced threat detection and response solution to discover, contain and ultimately eradicate threats. The “Hunter...

Why wearable tech makes sense for any business

Why you should consider tailoring your software

July 20, 2017 • General, Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on Why you should consider tailoring your software

For a growing business, there are two kinds of solutions: One-size-fits-all generic solutions with limited capability or find solutions tailored to your specific industry that might be more expensive. If you’re running a business, you have to balance the...

SAP Skills for Africa launch in East Africa which successfully secured 55 students for digital skills training followed by full time employment.

SAP Skills for Africa launches first East African chapter

July 19, 2017 • East Africa, Education, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on SAP Skills for Africa launches first East African chapter

SAP Skills for Africa today launched its first-ever East African programme at an event held in Nairobi, Kenya. The skills development initiative between SAP Africa, its customers, and various public and private sector partners, focuses on training and...

Leon Coetzer, COO at redPanda Software.

Driving Business Innovation with a Savvy Approach to Enterprise Software

July 14, 2017 • Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on Driving Business Innovation with a Savvy Approach to Enterprise Software

When business leaders and managers are questioned as to what keeps them up at night, the answer is invariably ‘change’, ‘disruption’, or ‘innovation’. Across sectors, businesses are either becoming the disrupted or the disruptor. Smart leaders are...

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SAP Suspends SA Staff, begin Gupta Kickback Investigation

July 13, 2017 • General, Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SAP Suspends SA Staff, begin Gupta Kickback Investigation

SAP’s international office has initiated an independent investigation into contracts awarded by SAP South Africa. In a statement released yesterday, the software giant announced that its South African management team has been placed on administrative...

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South Africa: SAP in alleged R100m Gupta ‘kickback’ scandal

July 11, 2017 • Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: SAP in alleged R100m Gupta ‘kickback’ scandal

The South African office of German Software Giant SAP,  have found themselves in the middle of the ongoing corruption scandal involving the Gupta family. Early on Tuesday morning reports started circulating about the software companies alleged agreement with...

Thabo Ndlela, non-executive Director, IFS South Africa.

How to gauge a software vendor’s agility

July 3, 2017 • Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on How to gauge a software vendor’s agility

We’re seeing companies scramble to provide customers with fully integrated solutions instead of products (also somewhat clumsily known as “servitisation”) and service organisations come under pressure to better design, produce, and deliver their service...

Banks that are not ready for digital disruption will struggle

How Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionise Banking

June 27, 2017 • Finance, General, Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on How Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionise Banking

Artificial Intelligence gets a bad rap in pop culture. Movies like Terminator (with its rebellious Skynet) and 2001 (with its murderous HAL 9000) portray a future where the robots get smart, and conclude that it is in their interests to try and destroy...

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The rise of AI: the rise of new skills

June 25, 2017 • General, SoftwareComments Off on The rise of AI: the rise of new skills

The fear that artificial intelligence will threaten the jobs of human workers is quickly being dispelled. “It is natural that with change comes fear, however fear also hinders development moving forward. Change should therefore be viewed as an opportunity...

NetApp has partnered with Cisco to advance digital transformation with software-defined converged infrastructure solution for the Next-generation data center. (Image Source: biznetwork.mn)

Cisco and NetApp Advance Digital Transformation

June 23, 2017 • General, SoftwareComments Off on Cisco and NetApp Advance Digital Transformation

Cisco and NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today expanded the portfolio of the industry’s fastest growing integrated infrastructure and certified reference systems[1] with a new offering that is uniquely designed for emerging business challenges. The new FlexPod® SF...

Microsoft head office in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Microsoft Offer SA Students Free Office 365 and OneDrive

June 23, 2017 • Education, Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft Offer SA Students Free Office 365 and OneDrive

Microsoft South Africa, together with Intervate and 2enable, have announced the creation of a portal for young South Africans called Mahala.ms. Through this portal young people will be be able to activate Microsoft licenses for the Microsoft Office 365 suite...

Keith Fenner, Vice-President, Sage Enterprise Africa & Middle East (Image: Softline Accpac)

Machine learning is here. How switched on are you?

June 22, 2017 • General, Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on Machine learning is here. How switched on are you?

Machine learning, which used to be something only computer scientists in server rooms discussed, has become a hot topic, along with big data and artificial intelligence (AI). Machines develop algorithms that allow them to make predictions, such as the shows...

Emeka Afigbo, Facebook’s Head of Platform Partnerships for the Middle East and Africa.

Egypt Dominates Facebook Developer Challenge

June 20, 2017 • Online & Social, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Egypt Dominates Facebook Developer Challenge

The Winners of the Facebook First Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge were announced yesterday live by Ime Archibong, Facebook’s Vice President of Platform Partnerships, on his Facebook Page. The winners were selected across 3 categories from 60...

By creating robots, servicing robots and technology and being innovators, our economy has the potential to flourish.

Why bots? Less admin, more time for creative work

June 20, 2017 • General, Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on Why bots? Less admin, more time for creative work

Businesses shouldn’t be developing bots and artificial intelligence solutions just because they’re trendy, or because they think they can replace their employees. Smart businesses will use these technologies to free employees from mundane business...

Ross McLaren, redPanda Software Senior Development Manager.

How software developers can accelerate career growth

June 1, 2017 • Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on How software developers can accelerate career growth

Few could argue that the corporate environment has become an ultra-competitive, high-pressure world. Across industries and within businesses of all sizes, both leaders and employees have to constantly fight for their positions – and be persistent with their...