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Smaller channels to suffer as YouTube changes monetisation structure

Smaller channels to suffer as YouTube changes monetisation structure

January 17, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Wednesday 17 January 2018, Google revealed that it is making major changes to its YouTube monetisation structure – which will now make it more difficult for smaller contributors to make money off their content. Google will now only open advertising to YouTube channels with more than 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 viewing hours racked up [&hellip...

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Ford to invest $11 billion into electric cars

Ford to invest USD $11 billion into electric cars

January 17, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report by BBC, American automobile manufacturers, Ford, has revealed that it will increase its investment in electric vehicles to $11bn (£8bn) in the next five years, by doing so the company will be more than doubling a previous commitment....

Millennials, character and an exponential world.

Millennials, character and an exponential world

January 17, 2018 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Whether you love them or hate them, millennials will become the leadership that drives our society in the digital age. As individuals and as a collective, they will wield power that is unprecedented in human history and be required to make decisions that...

South Africa: Former FNB CEO behind new digital only bank

South Africa: Former FNB CEO behind new digital only bank

January 16, 2018 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Michael Jordaan, the former CEO of South African bank First National Bank (FNB), announced via Twitter on Tuesday 16 January 2017 that he is backing Bank Zero, a new digital only bank. The bank, which will be 45% black-owned, has been granted a provisional...

57% of organisations think using the cloud increases compliance risk

57% of organisations think using the cloud increases compliance risk

January 16, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a study conducted by Gemalto, 95% of global companies have adopted cloud services, there is a wide gap in the level of security precautions applied by companies in different markets. Organisations admitted that on average, only 40% of the data...

5 tips for choosing the right digital device for the classroom

Top 5 tips for choosing the right digital device for the classroom

January 16, 2018 • Education, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Believe it or not, the new school year is already upon us. With so many devices on the market for education purposes, choosing a device that will provide the best support for a broad range of ages and activities is likely to be one of the most challenging...

Cross-Border e-Commerce presents new business opportunities

Cross-Border e-Commerce presents new business opportunities

January 16, 2018 • Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

e-Commerce has changed the way the world conducts business, and the rise in technology has made it easier to interact with customers quickly and across borders. With economies becoming more interconnected, companies large and small are now able to access...

IT spending projected to total $3.7 trillion in 2018

IT spending projected to total $3.7 trillion in 2018

January 16, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments (0)

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.7 trillion in 2018, an increase of 4.5 percent from 2017, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. “Global IT spending growth began to turn around in 2017, with continued growth expected over the next...

Threat trends we can expect in 2018

Top threat trends we can expect in 2018

January 16, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Organisations across the board were plagued by a number of high-profile breaches in 2017, and it’s only going to get worse. Cyber threats are set to worsen, and enterprises find themselves having to deal with complex technologies, sophisticated malware,...

Q-KON deploys iDirect Regional Node solution in Swaziland

Q-KON deploys iDirect Regional Node solution in Swaziland

January 16, 2018 • Satellite Communications, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Q-KON, a service provider and systems integrator deployed a satellite Regional Node solution to provide primary and backup communication for a financial VSAT network in Swaziland. Q-KON partnered with VT iDirect, a member of Vision Technologies Systems (VT...

Cyber attacks lead South Africa's top 10 business threats

Cyber attacks lead South Africa’s top 10 business threats

January 16, 2018 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Allianz Risk Barometer 2018 report reveals that cyber incidents remain a top threat with 38% of responses for a third year in a row for South African businesses. Business interruption (BI) second at 34%, and changes in legislation & regulation is in...

Zulzi delivery app addressing on-demand grocery shopping needs

Zulzi delivery app addressing grocery shopping needs

January 16, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Zulzi is an on-demand delivery service app that brings groceries to the doors of its customers within an hour. The app is already making an impact in a number of suburbs in the north of Johannesburg, South Africa and already has in excess of 9 000 active...

Samsung Galaxy S9 specifications leaked online

Samsung Galaxy S9 specifications leaked online

January 15, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

After the final design of the Samsung Galaxy S9 was leaked online, a report by Forbes revealed that another leak has followed. This time, the most significant features of Samsung’s latest flagship device have surfaced, giving fans an even more detailed...

Malware discovered in game apps on Google Play

Malware discovered in game apps on Google Play

January 15, 2018 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

In the past, cyber-criminals have targeted businesses, hospitals, and governments; today, we’ve seen them begin to focus on games and apps intended for children. Check Point Researchers have revealed a new and nasty malicious code on Google Play Store that...

Smartphones are now a basic life necessity for millions of people

Smartphones are now a basic life necessity for millions of people

January 15, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Can you even imagine your life without your smartphone? It hasn’t taken long for these must-have devices to become an essential and integral part of daily life. It’s estimated that as much as 58.7% of the world use smartphones. But how have they changed...

Logistics marketplace launches in Kenya

Logistics marketplace launches in Kenya

January 15, 2018 • East Africa, General, Top StoriesComments (0)

Bwala Africa Group, a Nairobi-based logistics marketplace has been launched in Kenya to allow its users to hire cars, trucks and delivery vans and source for repairs, service and maintenance, and link them up to trusted mechanics and genuine spare part...