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Twitter puts breaks on plan to remove inactive accounts

November 28, 2019 • Features, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Twitter puts breaks on plan to remove inactive accounts

Earlier this week, Twitter announced that it plans on cleaning up the platform by removing inactive accounts. The social media giant said it would send out warning emails to the owners of inactive accounts – login by the 11 December 2019 deadline or risk losing your account and username. This includes any user who hasn’t [&hellip...

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tt100 Awards Interview: Globaltrack

November 27, 2019 • Features, Top Stories, TT100 AwardsComments Off on tt100 Awards Interview: Globaltrack

Fleet management service provider, Globaltrack has been operating for more than 18 years. It is in the business of knowing and empowering its clients with the knowledge to ensure that they make the most informed and cost-effective decisions in their...

Rural areas can and must be connected in Africa

November 27, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, Mining & EnergyComments Off on Rural areas can and must be connected in Africa

Information and Communication Technologies can enhance rural communities opportunities in Africa by improving their access to market information. For digital transformation to truly be a meaningful success, and the benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution...

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Facebook to pay users for their private data

November 26, 2019 • Features, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook to pay users for their private data

Facebook launched a brand new app on Monday 25 November 2019. The app, Viewpoints, essentially pays users for partaking in market research and surveys. “Today, we’re introducing Facebook Viewpoints, a new market research app that rewards people for...

Connectivity or control – do businesses have to choose?

November 26, 2019 • Enterprise IT, Features, SecurityComments Off on Connectivity or control – do businesses have to choose?

We expect connectivity in every aspect of our lives. Whether that’s at home, on public transport or even in the workplace. As consumers, we are accustomed to solutions and technology which are available anywhere and do the job needed with as little friction...

INTERVIEW: Enabling digital transformation in Africa

November 26, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, People, Top StoriesComments Off on INTERVIEW: Enabling digital transformation in Africa

Africa is not immune to the Fourth Industrial Revolution’s (4IR) potential to disrupt through digital technology. For this reason, there’s an intensifying need to ensure that the continent capitalises on opportunities that can empower it’s people,...

Infobip makes South African vehicle license renewals possible over WhatsApp

November 25, 2019 • Features, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Infobip makes South African vehicle license renewals possible over WhatsApp

Global cloud communication company, Infobip announced on Monday, 25 October 2019, that it has enabled WhatsApp Business API for ChatFin, a fintech company who recently introduced their latest platform – ChatBack. This feature allows consumers to...

tt100 Awards Interview: PRD Logical Solutions

November 21, 2019 • Features, Startups, Top Stories, TT100 AwardsComments Off on tt100 Awards Interview: PRD Logical Solutions

In 2011, Portia Mavhungu, Managing Director at PRD Logical Solutions, broke her pelvis, leaving her wheelchair-bound for seven months. For the first time, she really understood the difficulties that disabled people face every day. This realisation inspired...

6 examples of real-life AI applications

November 21, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Features, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on 6 examples of real-life AI applications

Whether you do a Google Search, book a trip online or receive a product recommendation from eCommerce sites; artificial intelligence (AI) seems to be lurking in the background. For those of us who may not know that technologies like machine learning, AI, and...

African Mobile Networks need to invest in 4G

November 20, 2019 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on African Mobile Networks need to invest in 4G

Even with the 5G era already upon us, investment in 4G/LTE networks is still vitally important for operators in sub-Saharan Africa and must remain a core focus of network construction for the immediate future. This is according to David Chen, VP of Huawei...

Boomplay and Sony Music Entertainment join forces to expand African footprint

November 19, 2019 • Features, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Boomplay and Sony Music Entertainment join forces to expand African footprint

African music streaming service, Boomplay announced on Monday, 18 November 2019, that it’s teaming up with Sony Music Entertainment (SME) to expand its reach within Africa. The service, which already has over 60 million users with an impressive...

Practice makes perfect: the importance of stress testing in ransomware

November 15, 2019 • Enterprise IT, Features, SecurityComments Off on Practice makes perfect: the importance of stress testing in ransomware

You could be forgiven for believing ransomware has already peaked. After all, few organisations in South Africa have experienced it on various levels since 2017’s WannaCry attack. Yet ransomware is hardly a spent force. If anything it’s become normalised....

MTN South Africa launches 5G trial with Huawei

November 13, 2019 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN South Africa launches 5G trial with Huawei

South African mobile operator MTN, together with Huawei have launched their C-band 5G trial on Tuesday, 12 November 2019, as part of the operator’s network evolution plan towards 5G. C-band, the so-called ‘golden band’ for 5G spectrum, is said to be a...

How to drive down storage costs even when data volumes are exploding

November 8, 2019 • Features, General, PeopleComments Off on How to drive down storage costs even when data volumes are exploding

As data volumes continue to increase exponentially the value of data is more critical to business than ever before. Yet IT budgets are constantly being squeezed and since enterprise storage makes up a significant proportion of IT costs, it is often one of the...

5 major proposed updates to WhatsApp coming in 2020

WhatsApp bans users in groups with controversial names

November 8, 2019 • Features, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on WhatsApp bans users in groups with controversial names

Some regular Whatsapp users have been banned from the private messaging platform for being a part of groups with suspicious or questionable names. WABetaInfo says that it has been “receiving a lot of reports from users that have been banned from...

Twitter introduces new ‘Topics’ feature

November 7, 2019 • Features, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Twitter introduces new ‘Topics’ feature

Twitter is officially introducing a new feature which allows users to follow topics in the same way that they follow individual accounts. The Verge reports that users will be able to keep up-to-date with more than 300 topics such as sports, entertainment and...