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Identity ecosystem must learn from banks’ example

Identity ecosystem must learn from banks’ example

November 23, 2017 • Finance, General, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The recent high-profile identity data breaches in South Africa are symptomatic of the overall chaos the identity ecosystem currently finds itself in. Lacking a cohesive strategy, an interlinked architecture and a comprehensive regulatory framework, most organisations have been building their own identity verification databases in isolated pockets, using a...

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Nigeria: Facebook launches new digital growth initiative

Nigeria: Facebook launches new digital growth initiative

November 23, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On Wednesday 22 November 2017, Facebook announced a new nationwide initiative in Nigeria which, according to the company, will further cement its commitment and investment in the country, and across the continent. Incorporating a series of high profile...

MTN extends Black Friday deals

MTN extends Black Friday deals

November 23, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Thursday 23 November 2017, South African telecommunications company, MTN announced a new array of Black Friday deals which will be running from this Friday 24 November 2017 through to Cyber Monday 27 November 2017. MTN revealed that customers can walk away...

5G to serve user generations divided by digital literacy rather than age

5G to serve user generations divided by digital literacy rather than age

November 23, 2017 • General, Top StoriesComments (0)

The fifth generation of mobile networks will be the first to serve five distinct human generations. The reason? Digital literacy… While in the past, we grouped generations into age brackets, soon we might use digital literacy as the divider. Traditionally...

Ransomware is here to stay - can your data say the same?

Ransomware is here to stay – can your data say the same?

November 22, 2017 • General, Opinion, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Ransomware looks set to stay, and more variants are emerging every week to wreak havoc on enterprises and individuals alike. As the vicious malware grows increasingly sophisticated and prevalent – even being offered as a service on the dark web –...

Securing the enterprise network with artificial intelligence

Securing the enterprise network with artificial intelligence

November 22, 2017 • General, OpinionComments (0)

Artificial intelligence (AI) often throws up visions of a futuristic Earth, where self-aware robots are programmed to be ethical in their behaviour and protect human lives at all costs. It’s clear that an AI future is already here, with chatbots and home...

Changing landscape of Artificial intelligence

discussing the changing landscape of artificial intelligence

November 22, 2017 • General, Top StoriesComments (0)

Artificial intelligence isn’t about to pick up the laundry and drive the car in for repairs, but it is shifting the goalposts for contact centres thanks to incredible growth in chatbot availability and capability. AI and the solutions it enhances has become...

Eliminate wasting time and act in real time

Eliminate wasting time and act in real time

November 20, 2017 • General, Opinion, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments (0)

A sudden technical problem in an organisation, especially during business hours, can cause havoc for an IT department as it is not usually prepared for it, nor does it immediately know what the exact cause of the disruption may be. This is according to Anton...

Embracing integrated HR systems

Embracing integrated HR systems

November 17, 2017 • GeneralComments (0)

Digital transformation is impacting on businesses across industry sectors. But despite the push towards a more connected environment, traditional human resources (HR) solutions need some catching up to do. Ian McAlister, General Manager of CRS Technologies,...

How to master the multi-cloud landscape

discussing 2018’s top IT trends and opportunities

November 17, 2017 • General, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Everything is connected, every surface area is primed for data-capturing IoT, and life is mostly conducted from our phones. Even reality itself is becoming trickier to pin down, whether augmented, virtual or actual. With 2018 nigh, we should expect more of...

Survival needs: food,water...WiFi?

Survival needs: food, water… WiFi?

November 16, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Online & Social, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

You can live without air for three minutes, three hours without shelter, three days without water, and three weeks without food; but how long can you survive without checking your mobile phone for messages and calls or asking for the WiFi password? Of course,...

Driving innovation and productivity through effective communication

Driving innovation and productivity through effective communication

November 15, 2017 • General, OpinionComments (0)

Innovation is a driving force behind business improvement and increased productivity. The Internet and mobile technology, for example, now enable employees to work from anywhere and to collaborate with colleagues in other offices with ease. Virtualisation and...

Huawei releases the "brain" of smart city at SCEWC

Huawei releases the “brain” of smart city at SCEWC 2017

November 15, 2017 • Events, General, Top StoriesComments (0)

ICT solutions provider, Huawei, at the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) on 14 November 2017 in Barcelona, Spain released their Intelligent Operation Center (IOC), a solution that functions as the “brain” of the Smart City, connecting the digital and...

How creativity is becoming increasingly married to advanced tech solutions

How creativity is becoming increasingly married to advanced tech solutions

November 15, 2017 • General, OpinionComments (0)

Traditionally, companies have seen digital as just another marketing channel, isolated from operations, with these two areas never to interfere with each other. In truth, any good business runs as a holistic entity, and no one area can survive without the...

The future arrives in the Gulf as the Future Cities Show season kicks off

The future arrives in the Gulf as the Future Cities Show season kicks off

November 14, 2017 • Events, General, Internet of Things, SponsoredComments (0)

The second edition of the Future Cities Show, that will take place in Dubai, UAE, from April 9-11, 2018, will set the tone for smart cities through the three pillars – sustainability, innovation, happiness and showcase the future of urban life. With a theme...

AfricaCom 2017: Convergence Partners acquires stake in ESET Southern Africa

AfricaCom 2017: Convergence Partners acquires stake in ESET Southern Africa

November 13, 2017 • General, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

At the annual AfricaCom conference in Cape Town, South Africa pan-African ICT investor, Convergence Partners and 4Di Group announced a recently concluded acquisition of a significant minority stake in ESET Southern Africa by Convergence Partners. ESET...