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Four dangers of unsecured biometric data

November 7, 2019 • Features, Lists, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Four dangers of unsecured biometric data

Nowadays, Traditional passwords are a weak point as according to Kaspersky, data leaks happen quite often. More and more have companies decide to change their approach by adopting biometrics. However, no one is immune to identity theft and there already have been several actual cases of losing biometric data. To raise awareness on the topic [&hellip...

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How tech trends are shaping the insurance industry

November 6, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, General, Top StoriesComments Off on How tech trends are shaping the insurance industry

With unprecedented technological advances and shifting customer and employee expectations, the South African insurance landscape is set to keep changing. Metropolitan’s Berniece Hieckmann, accountable for Metropolitan’s “Business of Tomorrow”...

Don’t let your data management strategy get stuck in the past

November 5, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, GeneralComments Off on Don’t let your data management strategy get stuck in the past

Data centre architecture has undergone massive evolution in the last 20 years, from endless rows of single-purpose rack-mounted servers to virtualisation and the cloud, and then finally hyper-converged infrastructure. However, the data management strategy for...

Employee Experience: Empowering a new workforce

November 4, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, PeopleComments Off on Employee Experience: Empowering a new workforce

Employee experience is the overlap of their expectations about the workplace and the work environment their employer provides. Ideally, there is a 100 per cent overlap. This sounds simple, but there’s a challenge: experience is based on the individual...

Cybersecurity predictions for 2019 according to Panda Security Annual Report

Top 5 malware’s discovered in 2019

November 4, 2019 • Features, Lists, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 5 malware’s discovered in 2019

Internet security company, ESET took a look at some of the most pertinent malware discoveries of the year 2019 – to emphasise the importance of taking proactive countermeasures against malware and of implementing cybersecurity best practices. Here are...

Huawei to promote South African content with local app developers

US – China trade deal shaping up for Huawei

November 4, 2019 • Company News, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on US – China trade deal shaping up for Huawei

The on-going trade-wars between the US and China could potentially reach a pivotal peak this month. US Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross seemed confident that a “Phase One” trade deal would be made sometime in November, saying that “licenses would be...

INTERVIEW: Breaking barriers in SA with technology

October 19, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, People, Top StoriesComments Off on INTERVIEW: Breaking barriers in SA with technology

President Ntuli has recently been appointed the new Managing Director for HPE South Africa — effective August 2019.  He is responsible for overseeing a broad hardware, software and services portfolio, driving further growth and maintaining high levels of...

IT News Africa and T-Systems host Healthcare Executive Golf Day

October 16, 2019 • Features, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa and T-Systems host Healthcare Executive Golf Day

On Tuesday, 15 October 2019, IT News Africa hosted the inaugural Healthcare Executive Golf Day in partnership with T–Systems South Africa at Kyalami Country Club, Johannesburg. The event brought together healthcare technology executives from both Public and...

Fujitsu reveals AI based facial recognition technology

October 15, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Features, PeopleComments Off on Fujitsu reveals AI based facial recognition technology

On Tuesday, 15 October 2019, Fujitsu in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science, announced it is developing AI facial expression recognition technology that detects subtle changes in facial expression with a high degree of...

Facebook officially forms Libra Association

October 15, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook officially forms Libra Association

In June 2019, Facebook unveiled a new global cryptocurrency – Libra – set to go public in 2020. When it was first introduced, Libra was made up of 28 founding members — including names like Mastercard, PayPal, Xapo Holdings Limited, Uber...

Tech is Impacting our Human Values, study reports

October 15, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, People, Top StoriesComments Off on Tech is Impacting our Human Values, study reports

Global technology company, Lenovo says that technology has the power to influence our values, make us more understanding, tolerant, charitable and open-minded – this according to its latest survey. The survey polled more than 15,000 people from the US,...

Visa drops out of Facebook’s Libra project

October 14, 2019 • Features, Finance, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Visa drops out of Facebook’s Libra project

Earlier this year, Facebook revealed a plan to release a new global cryptocurrency called Libra. While the coin may only go public in 2020, it’s garnered much anticipation from crypto-enthusiasts and even more scepticism from crypto-critics.  When it was...

WhatsApp is working on a new group blacklist feature

October 14, 2019 • Features, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on WhatsApp is working on a new group blacklist feature

Private messaging platform, WhatsApp is reportedly working on an all-new Group Privacy Blacklist feature. The new feature will allow users to choose which contacts are allowed to add them to a group and which contacts aren’t. According to WABetaInfo,...

Intelsat’s Journey with first MEV

October 14, 2019 • Company News, Features, GeneralComments Off on Intelsat’s Journey with first MEV

On Monday, 14 October 2019, Intelsat announced that it has successfully launched the first Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV-1) – in what the company says is a ‘very exciting time for space and satellite communications’. According to Intelsat,...

Implementing the right technology – closing the gaps that ‘bleed’ hospitals of their profits

October 11, 2019 • Events, Features, HealthcareComments Off on Implementing the right technology – closing the gaps that ‘bleed’ hospitals of their profits

One of the biggest challenges faced by the healthcare industry is maintaining the financial stability of hospitals and clinics, which means closing the gaps that bleed these facilities of their profits. As a result, healthcare facilities must position...

INTERVIEW: The great race to 5G

October 10, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Features, Internet of Things, PeopleComments Off on INTERVIEW: The great race to 5G

2019 has quickly become the year of 5G. As service providers race to build the next generation of 5G networks, they’ll need to build entire cloud-native, fully virtualised networks capable of dynamic application and device support as well. To further unpack...