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How to improve technology in Africa

How to improve technology in Africa

March 2, 2019 • Features, GeneralComments Off on How to improve technology in Africa

If you follow these disruptive technology experts and influencers on Twitter, most of who are from outside Africa you will be amazed at the content and videos they share, showcasing great technological inventions and improvements ranging from Artificial Intelligence to Blockchain and fintech. Then you realize that Africa is lacking in the scene. Not...

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Interview :Understanding the cyber resilience strategy

March 1, 2019 • Features, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview :Understanding the cyber resilience strategy

Technology has become deeply ingrained in our lives. The way businesses handle the risks posed by their technology is changing. As with anything, adaptability is survivability. Cyber resilience is a set of practices and perspectives that mitigate risk within...

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Digitalisation of SMEs in Africa

February 27, 2019 • Features, StartupsComments Off on Digitalisation of SMEs in Africa

There is a general consensus that Small to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) are the key to the economic development of African countries. It is also a well-known fact that the digitalisation wave is not ephemeral, but is only the beginning of a whole new era...

How Kenyan businesses can improve their cyber security

February 22, 2019 • East Africa, Features, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on How Kenyan businesses can improve their cyber security

According to a Kaspersky research, the first quarter of 2018 showed an overall increase in local threats infections (malware spread in local networks, by USBs, CDs, DVDs) with Kenya taking the first place with 61.8% of its users infected. And with the uptake...

AECOM promotes Artificial Intelligence with newly consolidated region

AECOM promotes Artificial Intelligence with newly consolidated region

February 19, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on AECOM promotes Artificial Intelligence with newly consolidated region

AECOM, fully-integrated global infrastructure firm, has announced it is honing its strategic focus across the Middle East and Africa by integrating regional operations as well as consolidating its African presence. “We are incredibly proud to be involved in...

Review: LG V40ThinQ, the perfect photography companion

February 15, 2019 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Review: LG V40ThinQ, the perfect photography companion

LG Electronic released the V40Thinq on the 7th of February this year. For this release, LG partnered with South African telecom operator, Vodacom to bring the phone to consumers. Among a number of fascinating features, the device sports a noticeable 5 camera...

Nurturing future leaders of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Nurturing future leaders of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

February 15, 2019 • Features, GeneralComments Off on Nurturing future leaders of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Being amidst a revolution that has been recognised as an era with ‘the potential to connect billions of people, drastically improve the efficiency of business and have the ability to regenerate the natural environment through more effective asset...

5 Tech Predictions for 2019 and beyond

February 13, 2019 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on 5 Tech Predictions for 2019 and beyond

The tech market is already home to a range of smart hardware and software, but smart devices are set to become even more widespread in our day-to-day lives. 2018 was a year of exciting advancements and 2019 promises to be an even greater year when it comes...

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Fears of an internet shutdown on the rise in Nigeria

February 13, 2019 • Features, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Fears of an internet shutdown on the rise in Nigeria

With less than a week until the Nigerian election, there are mounting fears that access to the internet and social media services could soon be restricted. The run-up to the vote, which will be held on February 16th, has been plagued by rumours that there are...

SONA2019: Ramaphosa reveals plans to fast track technology

SONA 2019: Government to introduce new tech subjects in schools

February 8, 2019 • Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SONA 2019: Government to introduce new tech subjects in schools

On Thursday, 07 February, the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his second State of the Nation Address. During his speech, the president announced that the government will introduce new technology subjects in schools. On the technology...

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Are internet shutdowns the new norm in Africa?

February 5, 2019 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Are internet shutdowns the new norm in Africa?

In this day and age, access to the internet is widely considered a human right. For many, it is the main way they conduct business, communicate and experience the world they live in. However, this right has been infringed upon in Africa multiple times in the...

Why is Cloud a critical enabler for enterprise IT delivery

Why Cloud is a critical enabler for enterprise IT delivery

January 31, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Why Cloud is a critical enabler for enterprise IT delivery

Cloud adoption in key African markets has grown phenomenally over the past few years. Organisations that want to remain relevant and interact economically will have to look at cloud computing in order to ensure interoperability, cost efficiency and high-end...

Blockchain can enhance F&B industry’s traceability

Blockchain can enhance F&B industry’s traceability

January 27, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on Blockchain can enhance F&B industry’s traceability

Advances in blockchain technology could enable the food and beverage industry (F&B) to enhance traceability. In the US alone, food recalls and foodborne illnesses cost $77 billion per annum, including discarded products, loss of revenue, damage to...

Why understanding cyber risk is important

January 27, 2019 • Features, SecurityComments Off on Why understanding cyber risk is important

The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2019 ranks data fraud/theft and cyber attack as two of the top five global risks in terms of likelihood. The big question now is how will organizations respond? Reading the World Economic Forum’s...

Leveraging technology to boost productivity

Leveraging technology to boost productivity

January 25, 2019 • Features, GeneralComments Off on Leveraging technology to boost productivity

There can be little doubt that the SA economy today is not in the kind of state that makes doing business easy. According to Stats SA, the economy slipped into recession during Q2 of 2018, shrinking by 0.7% quarter-on-quarter, something which followed a...

Government CIOs to invest in cybersecurity and data analytics in 2019

January 24, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on Government CIOs to invest in cybersecurity and data analytics in 2019

Cloud solutions, cybersecurity and analytics are the top technologies targeted for new and additional spending by public sector CIOs in 2018, while data center infrastructure is the most commonly targeted for cost savings, according to a survey from...