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The Intel Solutions Summit 2015 (ISS 2015), which was held at the Yas Marina Formula 1 Circuit in Abu Dhabi, showcased an impressive amount of technology under one roof. Not only was the Oculus Rift on show, but Intel showcased one of it's upcoming, as well as most promising...
The vessel Léon Thévenin does an amazing job. Currently docked in Cape Town, South Africa, the ship is the main reason undersea fibre optic cables such as Seacom, EASSY and others keep operating – well, partly. At 107.8 m in length and 17.8 m in breadth, the Orange-operated Léon Thévenin...
As Africa is becoming more mobile focused, connecting via social media platforms such as WhatsApp, BBM, Facebook and Twitter is becoming more of a necessity. We, as Africans, use these platforms daily to not only converse with our peers, but to also conduct business, advertise brands as well as...
The days of traditional broadcasting or sending video/ sound via analogue signals in Africa are numbered – that much is clear, particularly in light of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) deadline for the migration from analogue broadcasting to digital terrestrial television (DTT) by June 2015. Once that deadline passes it...
  The opportunities for businesses, including small-to-medium sized operations, are vast in Africa and it is widely acknowledged to be an untapped market. However, there are perils to engaging Africa if a business goes in unprepared, not having done sufficient research and/ or not being aware of the dynamics involved. Implementing...
The Configuration Management Database (CMDB) is well recognised as a cornerstone structure when it comes to the implementation of the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework and other IT Service Management (ITSM) frameworks. The CMDB is that all important single version of the truth that not only shows what assets...
Access to the Internet is fast becoming a human right in the eyes of millions of people from around the world. This is because the Internet has evolved to a point where people see internet access as vital for them to exercise and enjoy their rights to the freedom...
Healthcare and technology executives will convene at the Protea Fire & Ice Hotel in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, today for the African Innovator Healthcare Summit. The Summit will address the theme – “Transforming Healthcare with Technology.” Africa is constantly evolving, and with it so is the healthcare and technology sector. From location based mobile applications...
On August 19 2013, in a remarkable twist of fate, South African paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius arrived back in Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on the day his late girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp would have turned 30. Murder accused Pistorius was expected to receive an indictment for premeditated murder of Steenkamp and...
The online retail sector in Africa presents an exciting opportunity for retailers to grow their businesses by connecting with new customers. e-commerce is expected to grow significantly and as the use of technology also grows, the market becomes more attractive to companies based both inside and outside the continent. With...
During Kaspersky Lab’s annual Security Analysis Summit held in Budapest, Hungary, the Enterprise and Online security experts focussed on cyber-criminals and where their riches come from – often at very low risk to the perpetrators. Stefan Tanase, Senior Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team for Eastern...
Announcing his departure as CEO of Microsoft about a year ago, Steven Ballmer finally stepped aside on Tuesday. In his place, the company announced that, after a long and much-speculated candidate list, Satya Nadella would be taking over the helm of one of the world’s biggest and arguable most...
Mobile devices and apps are undoubtedly essential to our personal and professional lives, offering us 24/7 access to essential information. It comes as no surprise then that the adoption of smartphones and tablets, which provide internet connectivity and myriad applications to help us run our daily lives, are growing...
For as long as there have been computers, there has always been a small minority who tried to hack, crack, code and script their way around the inner workings, making electronics and computers do things that they weren’t designed for. Hacking isn't by any means a new thing, as some of its...
Just as Voice over Internet Protocol is in the process of becoming firmly entrenched as a standard approach for ‘landline’ telecommunications, a new frontier is rapidly opening up. The consumerisation of technology has consumers of all kinds carrying with them astoundingly powerful devices which they increasingly expect to do...
According to Fin24, South Africa's Eskom has stated that it will be moving from stage 1 to stage 2 load shedding at 14:00 on 4 February 2015, which is expected to continue until 22:00. "This was due to a shortage of generation capacity as additional units have had to be...
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