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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 plans to shutdown the internet while the election takes [&hellip...

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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...

Facebook AI researchers create population density maps of Africa

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...

Dark data is creating major security blind spot for most companies

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...

The new LG V40ThinQ brings content to life with 5 cameras

The new LG V40ThinQ brings content to life with 5 cameras

January 23, 2019 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on The new LG V40ThinQ brings content to life with 5 cameras

LG Electronics announced that they will release the V40ThinQ in partnership with Vodacom on 7 February at a retail price of R12,499 postpaid and R599 per month on a Vodacom contract. The device sports five-cameras, with three cameras mounted on its rear and...

How your business can avoid legal irregulates associated with POPI

How your business can avoid legal irregularities associated with POPI

January 23, 2019 • Enterprise IT, FeaturesComments Off on How your business can avoid legal irregularities associated with POPI

It’s only a matter of time before the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) becomes the next compliance issue for local businesses. Major data breaches are now a part of daily news and there’s little doubt this will place a spotlight on...

What does 2019 have in store for us?

January 23, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on What does 2019 have in store for us?

Despite the undeniable power of modern predictive analytics, in some ways we are no better off than the old crone with her crystal ball when it comes to predicting what the world holds in store for us in 2019. That’s partly because the world we live in has...

Bots can skew your analytics… Is your data lying

DDoS is the new spam…. here’s how to mitigate it

January 23, 2019 • Features, SponsoredComments Off on DDoS is the new spam…. here’s how to mitigate it

Always-on, always-connected apps can help power and transform your business – but for threat actors, they can also act as gateways to data beyond the protections of your firewalls. With most attacks happening at the application level, protecting the...

Fintech is for everyone

Fintech is for everyone

January 22, 2019 • Features, FinanceComments Off on Fintech is for everyone

As someone that has always been fascinated by technology, I have looked on in amazement at the last 20 or so years. The way technology has enhanced and somewhat taken over our lives. We don’t seem to run our lives, our smartphones now dictate how we...

Ignoring endpoint data puts your business at risk

Ignoring endpoint data puts your business at risk

January 22, 2019 • Enterprise IT, FeaturesComments Off on Ignoring endpoint data puts your business at risk

Most organisations today have a reasonable idea of how to protect data in their data centre. However, a business can often forget – or ignore – the data that resides outside of its data centre, on endpoint devices such as laptops and smartphones....

The talk is done - companies now want to see digital action

The talk is done – companies now want to see digital action

January 22, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on The talk is done – companies now want to see digital action

South Africa is absolutely becoming a digitally maturing market. We can no longer talk about just early adopters or the few taking the lead in the digital revolution. For years Dell EMC and its peers have been sharing the message of digital transformation:...

Tapping into an open source eco-system critical in 2019

January 21, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on Tapping into an open source eco-system critical in 2019

There are some big things set for 2019. Customer expectations continue to evolve, new technologies are developed to push the envelope and all of that leads to continuous transformation of our business, our people, our processes and of course, the technology...