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Posts Tagged ‘information technology’

  • Be cyber-savvy: Employees should not be secondary to technology

    The rise of multi-cloud brings challenges and benefits

    November 28, 2018 • Cloud ComputingComments (0)

    The use of multi-cloud is significantly on the rise, bringing with it new challenges but, more importantly, considerable benefits.  Move over hybrid cloud; multi-cloud has arrived. This is according to Anton Jacobsz, managing director at leading value-added...

  • Prof Ben Shneiderman, a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Maryland

    Smartphone-tech pioneer awarded honorary doctorate by UP

    September 10, 2018 • EducationComments Off on Smartphone-tech pioneer awarded honorary doctorate by UP

    Prof Ben Shneiderman, a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Maryland and a world leader in the visualisation of big data sets, was recently awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Engineering, Built...

  • Encrypted traffic: making what’s vulnerable more visible

    Cyber threats real for industrial automation systems

    September 7, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Cyber threats real for industrial automation systems

    The ability to connect Information Technology (IT) systems with Operational Technology (OT) systems, such as Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), gives businesses access to information for a...

  • Travelport, IBM launch AI travel platform

    Data Analytics and Big Data – What does it mean for me?

    June 28, 2018 • Big Data, Internet of Things, OpinionComments Off on Data Analytics and Big Data – What does it mean for me?

    Few people can dispute that the amount of data that is generated and disseminated on any given day is increasing daily, with no slowing down in sight. According to business intelligence company, Bernard Marr & Co, every two days the population creates...

  • African First: UCT Offers Fintech Degree

    UCT introduces Information Systems course for Humanities

    September 20, 2016 • Education, Southern AfricaComments Off on UCT introduces Information Systems course for Humanities

    The University of Cape Town is taking another step in bridging the traditional divide between arts and commerce by introducing Information Systems (IS) as a major subject in the Humanities faculty. Information Systems is offered as a major in UCT’s Commerce...

  • Do Telco APIs affect the migration of services to the cloud?

    September 8, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Do Telco APIs affect the migration of services to the cloud?

    If you work in the tech/telco industry you can probably give a fair description of what an API is. For those who don’t know, API stands for Application Programming Interface and is used by developers of software solutions to expose certain functions of...

  • If data is the new oil how do we protect it?

    August 12, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on If data is the new oil how do we protect it?

    What motivates the bad guys? Hackers are driven to our data for two, simultaneous reasons: they are after the “easy money”. “Easy”, in that right now there may be a hundred thousand potential ways of getting access to data, so why make it too hard?...

  • African technology news

    IT News Africa: Top Tech Stories of the Week

    May 8, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Tech Stories of the Week

    Tension has arisen in the technology industry this week. Apple and Ericsson have locked horns once again. Ericsson has taken its legal battle with Apple to Europe to ramp up pressure on the iPhone-maker to pay royalties, on standard-essential patents, on...

  • IT News Africa

    IT News Africa: Top Tech Stories of the Week

    April 17, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Tech Stories of the Week

    IT News Africa has some fantastic events planned over the next few weeks. The next Innovation Dinner, which will be held at the Panafric Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya on the 28th of May 2015 is set to address Security Convergence. Also, be sure not to miss the...

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    IT News Africa: Top Tech Stories of the Week

    April 3, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Tech Stories of the Week

    April 2015 has kicked off with a strong start. According to BCX and Telkom, the current merger is progressing smoothly. Switching over to Kenya, internet access within the country has shown positive growth. Also unveiled this week was the PlayStation Plus...

  • IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

    March 27, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

    This week in tech has seen quite a few surprising occurrences. Not only has Gilat Satellite’s CEO stepped down, but South African telecom operator, Telkom, has been struck down by illegal industrial action. Also making the headlines this week was...

  • Top tech news

    IT News Africa: Top Tech Stories of the Week

    March 20, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Tech Stories of the Week

    This week in tech has once again been an exceptionally busy one. Some of the key highlights include a new study which revealed that E-commerce is definitely on the rise in South Africa. To add this, two major questions have been raised this week… Is...

  • IT firms need to develop “trusted advisor” status

    March 11, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on IT firms need to develop “trusted advisor” status

    IT service providers, systems integrators and partners need to up their game to become trusted advisors to their clients — or risk stagnating. As the world of information technology gets more complex, clients want trusted partners who can make it simple...

  • Predicting 2015’s technology game-changers

    January 6, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Predicting 2015’s technology game-changers

    From the failure of big data projects to the rise of wifi as a human right, the next year will see massive shifts in how we harness technology. JJ Milner, Founder and Managing Director for Global Micro Solutions, shares his projections regarding which...

  • ITSM principles can benefit SMEs

    July 8, 2014 • OpinionComments Off on ITSM principles can benefit SMEs

    IT Service Management (ITSM) is a concept that is generally thought to apply only to large enterprises. It is typically associated with acronyms such as ITIL, CoBIT and ISO 20000, as well as expensive software solutions that are well outside of the budget of...

  • Benjamin Mophatlane

    BCX acquires 30% interest in Nigerian App developer

    June 10, 2014 • Top StoriesComments Off on BCX acquires 30% interest in Nigerian App developer

    Business Connexion (BCX) has acquired a 30% strategic interest in AppZone Limited, an information technology solutions provider in Lagos, Nigeria. While the amount of the acquisition has not been revealed, the company stated that the AppZone acquisition will...