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In South Africa, load shedding is expected to continue as power demand exceeds supply and more downtime is needed for overdue maintenance of the system. It is estimated that load shedding could have cost South Africa as much as R338 billion over the past 10 years, according to a report...
As the global need for inclusive biometric security in facial identification increases, developers need not overlook the burden of a non-biased solution. Teki Akuetteh Falconer, from the African Digital Rights' Hub, says racial profiling is a major concern in terms of facial identification software. This presents a challenge for Africa...
With the onset of the COVID-19 remote work exodus that has seen billions stuck at home, video conferencing apps have exploded in popularity. At the forefront is the service Zoom. However, with Zoom’s explosive popularity came a series of highly publicized security issues. To unpack this, ITNA's Jenna Delport chatted...
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) represent a staggering 98% of business in South Africa today. The fact that SMEs also employ between 50 and 60% of the country's workforce and are responsible for a quarter of the job growth in the private sector - according to McKinsey - means...
Hyundai recently unveiled the first Electric Vehicle assembled in Nigeria. At the launch, Mallam Kasifu Inuwa Abdullahi, Nigeria's Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) says that the introduction of electric vehicles to the country is a sign of "advancing towards a vibrant economy". He went on to...
There's been talk of a paperless office for years – but the office printer isn’t going anywhere soon. It’s just changing to adapt to life in the digital age. At least, this is the prediction of Gareth Brenchley, MD of Itec Cape Town. He believes that even in an age...
Instagram has introduced a new feature that will allow users to review and restore deleted content - including photos, videos, reels, IGTV videos and stories. Thanks to the 'Recently Deleted' feature, content that is removed from a users account will be moved to the Recently Deleted folder and automatically deleted...
The beginning of the year is always a sound time to review the main developments and incidents that took place in the cybersecurity industry. Lockdown measures driven by the ongoing pandemic have changed systems around the world. Digitalisation, which is the main driver of these changes, will maintain momentum in...
Telegram has launched a new feature that allows users to import their WhatsApp individual and group chat history – including videos and documents – to Telegram. How to move your chats to Telegram on iOS To move a chat from WhatsApp on iOS, open the Contact Info or Group Info page in WhatsApp, tap Export Chat, then...
Ongoing volatility, further progress on regulations and continued interest from institutional investors can be expected in 2021 - this according to South African cryptocurrency exchange, Luno. “Looking back at our predictions from last year - the Bitcoin halving happened without a hitch and the industry matured as institutional investors entered...
By mid-March 2020, business plans went out the window and many shifted focus from thriving to surviving. Pedro Lopes, group MD of Seidor Africa, says that “technology trends will increasingly evolve in line with our online and digital lives in 2021.” Here's what else 2021 could bring: 1. Business management systems...
In 2020, there was a meme on LinkedIn with a poll asking who leads digital transformation in your company. Surprisingly, the choice was not a CEO or top manager, but COVID-19. This picture perfectly illustrates how at the beginning of the pandemic many companies were forced to urgently implement...
Managing cybersecurity is made more difficult by the need to support a complex environment of multiple security products from multiple vendors. Today’s businesses need to protect many different aspects of their operations and getting the best protection for each can require deploying best-of-breed solutions from different vendors. Typically, businesses have...
Convergence is nothing new, however as technology evolves this is being taken to unprecedented levels. The cloud, the endpoint, the edge and now 5G are converging and changing the way we collaborate, connect and communicate. However, for telcos and operators, adapting to a 5G world can be a challenge. Not...
We enter 2021 in a very different place from where we were at the start of 2020. For CIOs, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented enormous challenges, but there is a silver lining. Organizations have come to recognize the importance that networking, and more broadly, the IT function can have...
The African continent is home to an estimated 65% of the world’s uncultivated arable land, an abundance of fresh water and about 300 days of sunshine each year, according to the World Economic Forum. However, the reality is that the agriculture industry is mostly made up of the older...
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