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22 February 2017 Innovation Dinner.

Industry leaders discuss digital transformation at latest Innovation Dinner

February 25, 2017 • Company News, Events, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

IT leaders converged on the Michelangelo Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg for the latest Innovation Dinner, which was held on the 22nd of February 2017- and addressed the theme Developing a digital eco-system to drive efficiency and effectiveness. The Innovation Dinner, which was sponsored by Oracle, addressed the hard realities of digital disruption that are...

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Boehringer Ingelheim moves to combat South Africa’s stroke emergency with “stroke treatment-ready” Angels Initiative.

Boehringer Ingelheim to combat SA’s stroke pandemic

February 25, 2017 • Healthcare, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

In 2014, over 23 000 South Africans lost their lives due to a stroke, with one person diagnosed every six minutes. Despite the estimated 132 000 strokes a year occurring in South Africa, stroke care is inadequate for current patient needs, says Dr Feroza...

Top stories of the week.

Top stories of the week

February 25, 2017 • Top StoriesComments (0)

Another week has gone by where technological advancements continue to provide astonishing stories from across Africa and from around the world. Another eventful week which has seen piracy take a huge blow, blockchain companies make a splash, a presidential...

Hamilton Ratshefola, Country General Manager for IBM South Africa.

Interview: IBM’s Hamilton Ratshefola talks Digital Nation Africa

February 24, 2017 • Education, Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

An event recently held at the Turbine Hall in Newtown Johannesburg, saw the official launch of IBM’s Digital Nation initiative- an initiative aimed at increasing digital literacy in Africa . According to the technology giant, the launch of this skills...

Xenophobic violence sees contrasting online reactions from across the continent .

Africa reacts to SA xenophobic violence

February 24, 2017 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Xenophobic violence has once again reared its ugly head in South Africa. In recent weeks, scores of Nigerians shops and homes have been looted and destroyed across parts of Johannesburg and Pretoria, in an act of mob justice as they were allegedly drug dens...

MainData Nigeria (MDXi) and the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) have announced a partnership aimed at expanding the peering of Internet Transit traffic within Nigeria.

Nigerian Internet Exchange (IXPN) goes live at MainOne’s MDXi Lekki Data Center

February 24, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

MainData Nigeria (MDXi) and the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) have announced a partnership aimed at expanding the peering of Internet Transit traffic within Nigeria. The partnership seeks to take advantage of the numerous networks and content...

A survey around the Internet-of-Things (IoT) conducted by Red Hat revealed that 89% of the respondents are  turning to open source for their IoT projects. (image: Red Hat Developers)

Enterprise IoT to grow steadily in 2017

February 23, 2017 • Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments (1)

The January 2017 Red Hat survey conducted around Internet of Things (IoT) shows that while interest in IoT is picking up, actual roll-outs are being approached with the common enterprise IT theme of “steady deliberation”.The study carried out by...


Telkom and Business Connexion launch BCX, Africa’s end-to-end ICT solutions provider

February 23, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telkom and Business Connexion have announced the launch of BCX, Africa’s premier end-to-end information communication technology (ICT) solutions provider. This new brand, built from a strategic partnership between Telkom Business and Business Connexion, is...

South Africa’s Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan (image: World Economic Forum)

SA Budget- R1.9bn allocated for widespread internet access

February 23, 2017 • Finance, General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

In a bid to increase internet penetration in South Africa,  Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has announced in the 2017 Budget Speech, that the Ministry of Telecommunications and Postal Services is set to receive R1.9bn over the medium term to invest in...

8 ways to use Twitter for your business.

8 ways to use Twitter for your business

February 23, 2017 • Lists, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

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...

Paul Williams Country Manager - SADC at Fortinet.

SA healthcare braces to take on risk

February 23, 2017 • Healthcare, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The security risks facing the healthcare sector have never before been so broad or so complex, reports Fortinet. “Thanks to digitisation across the sector, the advent of Internet of Things (IoT) and wearables, and the increasing sophistication of cyber...

Desan Naidoo appointed Vice President of SAS in the Africa region.

SAS MD Desan Naidoo appointed VP for Africa

February 23, 2017 • General, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

SAS, an analytics software and services company, has appointed Desan Naidoo as vice president of the Africa region, effective January 2017. Naidoo has been managing director of Southern Africa since April 2013 and was most recently regional director for...

Doros Hadjizenonos, Country Manager of Check Point South Africa.

Ransomware doubled in second half of 2016, says Check Point

February 22, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd released its H2 2016 Global Threat Intelligence Trends, revealing that ransomware attacks doubled during the period. Out of all recognised malware incidents globally, the percentage of ransomware attacks increased from...

Wireless charging is taken to the next level with the wireless charging experiment done by Disney researchers.

Imagine a room that could wirelessly charge any device

February 22, 2017 • General, Top StoriesComments (0)

The urge to charge your phone, laptop or any other device for that matter has become like a need. There’s nothing as irritating as walking around with a flat battery looking to find a charging port or even worse, waiting for your battery to be fully...

DDoS attacks affect more than just IT.

DDoS, what you need to know about this type of cyber attack

February 22, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

With Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks increasing considerably in size, frequency and complexity, according to the recently released Arbor Networks’ 12th Annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security report, the chances of organisations being hit by a...

TransferWise services are still only  available in the United States, Australia, Europe and Canada.

TransferWise joins Messenger to enable users to transfer money internationaly

February 22, 2017 • Finance, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Facebook users in the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe can now use Facebook Messenger to send and receive money. TransferWise, a money transfer company launched the service on the Facebook chat application. The feature can also be used to set up...