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  • Wi-Fi 6 offers a new era of wireless connectivity

    Wi-Fi 6 offers a new era of wireless connectivity

    October 1, 2019 • GeneralComments Off on Wi-Fi 6 offers a new era of wireless connectivity

    Wi-Fi can easily be called out as one of the most popular technologies of the last two decades. Just as mobile telephony and mobile internet, it has become a part of everyday life. And with the advent of IoT and the introduction of 5G, the time has come for...

  • Liberty launches tax-free investment app

    Liberty updates tax-free investment app

    September 30, 2019 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Liberty updates tax-free investment app

    Liberty has updated their app that enables customers to save and invest. Stash allows users to put away small amounts every day, which adds up over time. The spare change is now invested in South Africa’s biggest companies and will grow with them as...

  • Review: Acer Swift 7

    Review: Acer Swift 7

    September 30, 2019 • Features, Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Review: Acer Swift 7

    The Acer Swift is a lightweight powerhouse. It is so thin and light to carry that sometimes handling the device might cause a little panic. According to Acer, the device measure 9.95 mm, weighs 890g and has a 92 per cent screen-to-body ratio. It’s easy to...

  • Vodacom's Video Play offers educational content on-demand

    Vodacom’s Video Play offers educational content on-demand

    September 27, 2019 • EducationComments Off on Vodacom’s Video Play offers educational content on-demand

    Vodacom is amassing digital content that can help prepare the youth of today for this brave new world on its video on demand platform, Video Play. Video Play now boasts a substantial selection of educational content for kids and young adults ranging from...

  • Can data predict random acts of violence?

    Can data predict random acts of violence?

    September 27, 2019 • Online & SocialComments Off on Can data predict random acts of violence?

    The recent xenophobic attacks throughout Johannesburg and Pretoria are just the tip of the iceberg in an escalation of violent crimes in South Africa and abroad. From the mass killing in an event considered the deadliest shooting in modern US history, to the...

  • Echobot launches widespread attack against IoT devices

    Echobot launches widespread attack against IoT devices

    September 27, 2019 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Echobot launches widespread attack against IoT devices

    Check Point Research has published its latest Global Threat Index for August 2019. The Research team is warning organisations of a new variant of the Mirai IoT Botnet, Echobot, which has launched widespread attacks against a range of IoT devices. First seen...

  • SilverBridge launches AI division

    SilverBridge launches AI division

    September 27, 2019 • Artificial IntelligenceComments Off on SilverBridge launches AI division

    In a move designed to enhance decision-making and provide its clients with an innovative way of embracing the latest technology innovations, SilverBridge, a provider of insurance software solutions for the African financial services industry, has launched its...

  • Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa to distribute Check Point Software

    Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa to distribute Check Point Software

    September 27, 2019 • Security, SoftwareComments Off on Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa to distribute Check Point Software

    Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa, value-added technology distributor has announced the appointment of Westcon-Comstor as a Check Point distributor for the Sub-Saharan African region. The appointment highlights further expansion of the Westcon-Comstor...

  • 4IR not changing South African ICT skills landscape yet- study

    4IR not changing South African ICT skills landscape yet- study

    September 26, 2019 • Southern AfricaComments Off on 4IR not changing South African ICT skills landscape yet- study

    The tenth edition of the South African ICT Skills Survey has found that the Fourth Industrial Revolution has not yet had a significant impact on the South African ICT skills landscape. The survey showed a distinct drop in the number of organisations saying...

  • Wireless Broadband Alliance appoints new CEO

    Wireless Broadband Alliance appoints new CEO

    September 26, 2019 • PeopleComments Off on Wireless Broadband Alliance appoints new CEO

    Wireless Broadband Alliance has announced the appointment of Tiago Rodrigues as the new CEO. Rodrigues, who has been with the WBA since 2004, replaces CEO Shrikant Shenwai, a WBA founder and long-term advocate who will continue working closely with WBA and...

  • MainOne expands data centre into Accra

    MainOne expands data centre into Accra

    September 26, 2019 • Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MainOne expands data centre into Accra

    MainOne has announced that it will be expanding its data centre brand, MDXi into Ghana. The new data centre facility which will be based in Appolonia City, is expected to be ready for service in the fourth quarter of 2020. The data centre is expected to cater...

  • New HP partnership expands digital learning opportunities for women and girls in Africa

    New HP partnership expands digital learning opportunities for women and girls in Africa

    September 25, 2019 • Education, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on New HP partnership expands digital learning opportunities for women and girls in Africa

    UN Women and HP have entered into a partnership in a bid to expand digital learning opportunities for women and girls in Senegal, South Africa, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Morocco. The collaboration will leverage UN Women’s African Girls...

  • HSBC fights money laundering with new detection system

    HSBC fights money laundering with new detection system

    September 25, 2019 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on HSBC fights money laundering with new detection system

    In an effort to improve financial crime detection, HSBC’s Global Trade and Receivables Finance has introduced an Anti-Money Laundering (AML) surveillance and an automated sanctions checking system that uses big data, advanced analytics and automated...

  • Fighting the new heist frontiers of cyberspace with multi-faceted solutions

    Fighting the new heist frontiers of cyberspace with multi-faceted solutions

    September 25, 2019 • Security, SponsoredComments Off on Fighting the new heist frontiers of cyberspace with multi-faceted solutions

    South Africans are unfortunately used to the idea of cash-in-transit heists and on-premises bank robberies, but in today’s increasingly connected world, the thefts of the future are already here. The risks of attacks on financial institutions’ security...

  • Social software to nearly double by 2023- Gartner

    Social software to nearly double by 2023- Gartner

    September 25, 2019 • General, SoftwareComments Off on Social software to nearly double by 2023- Gartner

    Gartner predicts that the market for social software and collaboration in the workplace will grow from an estimated $2.7 billion in 2018 to $4.8 billion by 2023. According to the company, nearly 60 per cent of enterprise application software providers will...

  • Huawei launches new flagship smartphone

    Huawei launches new flagship smartphone

    September 20, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei launches new flagship smartphone

    Multinational technology company, Huawei launched a host of products including their latest flagship smartphones at the global launch on Thursday, 19 September 2019. Huawei launched the Mate 30 and the Mate 30 Pro as well as Mate 30 RS in partnership with...