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IT News Africa: Top Stories Of The Week

IT News Africa: Top Stories Of The Week

November 18, 2017 • Top StoriesComments (0)

This week was yet again filled with tech news stories that grabbed the headlines both across Africa and around the world. It was a massive week in Zimbabwe where the military overthrew longtime president Robert Mugabe in a coup. Many people took to social media to express their reactions on a historical time for the [&hellip...

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Beware of commercial identity theft

Beware of commercial identity theft

November 17, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

The recent data breach where a wide range of sensitive information was revealed to be available on millions of South African consumers should be a wake-up call to businesses. This is according to Frank Knight, CEO of credit management company Debtsource, who...

2018’s IT trends and opportunities

discussing 2018’s top IT trends and opportunities

November 17, 2017 • General, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Everything is connected, every surface area is primed for data-capturing IoT, and life is mostly conducted from our phones. Even reality itself is becoming trickier to pin down, whether augmented, virtual or actual. With 2018 nigh, we should expect more of...

Da Vinci TT100 Award winners revealed

South Africa: Da Vinci TT100 Award winners revealed

November 17, 2017 • Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Top Technology 100 Business Innovation Awards (TT100 Awards) that took place in Johannesburg, South Africa on Wednesday, 15 November 2017 saw South Africa’s most innovative companies recognised for being role models in the management of innovation and...

Rapelang Rabana to join BCX as Chief Digital Officer

Rapelang Rabana to join BCX as Chief Digital Officer

November 17, 2017 • People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

BCX has revealed that it has appointed Rapelang Rabana as the Chief Digital Officer. Rapelang will fill, what the company calls, a pivotal role for the South African technology company as it seeks to further enable disruptive, innovative technology. Rapelang...

Wala and Veridium to demonstrate new digital banking model in Africa

Wala and Veridium to demonstrate new digital banking model in Africa

November 17, 2017 • Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Veridium, a biometrics company has announced a partnership with Wala, a South African-based, blockchain-powered financial services platform. Through the partnership, the companies will bring universal and financial services to emerging countries in Africa....

Samsung Electronics announces new leadership

Samsung Electronics announces new leadership successors

November 16, 2017 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Samsung Electronics announced its new leadership for the next phase of its growth. Presidents Kinam Kim, Hyunsuk (HS) Kim and Dongjin (DJ) Koh will succeed Vice Chairman Oh-Hyun Kwon, Presidents Boo-Keun Yoon and Jong-Kyun Shin, respectively, as heads of the...

The cloud is about innovation, not just operational excellence

The cloud is about innovation, not just operational excellence

November 16, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

For many business managers and owners, the cloud is no longer a new concept. A growing portion of them already depend on the cloud for services as diverse as customer relationship management, email, office productivity and accounting software, and understand...

Biometrics leading the way in banking-study

Study: Biometrics leading the way in banking

November 16, 2017 • Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Gemalto’s latest e-Banking survey results have highlighted the willingness – and appetite – of end-users to use biometrics. local banks have an opportunity to move past passwords and mere transaction security and add real value by introducing biometrics...

Kaspersky launches online cybersecurity training

Kaspersky launches online cybersecurity training

November 16, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Thursday, 16th November 2017, Kaspersky Lab revealed that the company has launched Cybersecurity for IT Teams Online. The program is a new interactive training course designed to help IT teams develop their basic information security skills. The skills...

The dark side of Black Friday

Discussing the dark side of Black Friday

November 16, 2017 • Online & Social, Retail, Top StoriesComments (0)

Deeply indebted consumers should think long and hard before plunging themselves even deeper into debt by splurging on luxury goods on Black Friday. Neil Roets, CEO of Debt Rescue, said often deals offered by major retailers seemed so good that consumers threw...

MTN introduces industry-first biometric system

MTN introduces industry-first biometric system

November 16, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South African telecommunications company, MTN, has revealed that the company will introduce a new biometric system in an attempt to reduce consumer fraud and protect its customers. The fingerprint biometric solution will be used to authenticate the identity...

Liability insurance is key for social media users in South Africa

Liability insurance is key for social media users in South Africa

November 16, 2017 • Online & Social, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

In South Africa alone, 16 million people use Facebook, 7.7 million are on Twitter and LinkedIn has 6.1 million users, according to the Ornico SA Social Media Landscape report for 2018. By simply using these platforms, all these millions of users unknowingly...

Solar project brings relief to Malawi health facilities

Solar project brings relief to Malawi health facilities

November 15, 2017 • Healthcare, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments (0)

As part of its ongoing commitment to developing the healthcare infrastructure in Malawi, the country’s Ministry of Health, through the Global Fund Project Implementation Unit (PIU), has embarked on a $3,7-million project to install solar energy at 85 health...

Call of Duty WWII Review

Call of Duty: WWII Review

November 15, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

Developed by Sledgehammer Games and published by Activision, Call of Duty: WWII is the latest Call of Duty title to hit the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. This time around, the Call of Duty series has gone back to grassroots and ditched the futuristic theme...

Top 5 cyber safety tips to apply this Black Friday

Top 5 cyber safety tips to apply this Black Friday

November 15, 2017 • Finance, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South Africa’s shoppers are growing more comfortable with the idea of online shopping. But is our level of education about the associated risks keeping pace? Considering the rising trends of local data breaches and the number of consumers falling victim to...