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Report reveals IoT increaseS threats to organizations

November 17, 2016 • Internet of Things, SecurityComments Off on Report reveals IoT increaseS threats to organizations

Digital Shadows released its Shooting the Messenger: Understanding the Threats to the Media and Broadcasting Industry report which revealed that revenue generating websites are a threat to media businesses’ bottom line and are increasing with malvertising, extortion, propaganda, account take over and data leakage being the most common attacks targeted...

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Microsoft aims to secure Internet of Things devices with its new Azure Sphere solution.

Sigfox expands global IoT network into South Africa

November 15, 2016 • Internet of Things, Southern AfricaComments Off on Sigfox expands global IoT network into South Africa

Sigfox a communication solution powering the Internet of Things (IoT), and its partner DFA announced the roll-out of the Sigfox network in South Africa – the largest economy and most industrialised nation on the African continent. SqwidNet a subsidiary...

T-Systems SA and BMW partner to continue powering ConnectedDrive

November 11, 2016 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on T-Systems SA and BMW partner to continue powering ConnectedDrive

T-Systems SA have partnered to continue with the evolution of the popular BMW ConnectedDrive service. Since 2014, all BMW models have been fitted with an integrated SIM card embedded within the car’s chassis, enabling the BMW ConnectedDrive suite of...

2016 Global Connectivity Index

MTN, Huawei partner on IoT

November 10, 2016 • Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN, Huawei partner on IoT

In yet another partnership MTN and Huawei have launched the Smart Water Metering solution, the first Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) solution in Africa. The solution is designed to help MTN develop their NB-IoT services to explore new markets. Powered...

Etisalat, Cisco release White paper on IoT

November 10, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Internet of ThingsComments Off on Etisalat, Cisco release White paper on IoT

Etisalat Group, in collaboration with Cisco unveiled a White Paper outlining its vision for the development of the Internet of Things (IoT). The White Paper – ‘Evolving the Service Provider Architecture for the IoT Era’ – provides a road map...

Sophos comments on IoT DDos Attack

November 10, 2016 • Internet of Things, SecurityComments Off on Sophos comments on IoT DDos Attack

IoT device security flaws are not new. Sophos has revealed that IoT device attacks will take off when criminals figure out how to monetize them – much like they have with their very lucrative ransomware scams – or align them to their goals. While there...

Vodacom to launch narrowbrand IoT in 2017

November 10, 2016 • Internet of Things, Southern AfricaComments Off on Vodacom to launch narrowbrand IoT in 2017

Vodacom has commenced its Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network build, which it plans to commercially launch in major metropolitan areas across South Africa in 2017. The process of upgrading the various components of its network to support NB-IoT has...

IoT, a driver of innovation for SMEs

November 7, 2016 • Internet of ThingsComments Off on IoT, a driver of innovation for SMEs

The Internet of Things is not only for big businesses – it will also create a wealth of opportunities for smaller enterprises to transform their business processes, drive efficiency and become more productive. Those that seize the initiative can get a...

5G could ignite smart city development in South Africa

IoT an accelerator for Nigeria’s Smart Cities

October 31, 2016 • Internet of Things, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on IoT an accelerator for Nigeria’s Smart Cities

The idea of clean streets, punctual public transport, less congestion and crime has been a vision that futurists have always had and talks of how the Internet of Things could contribute to building efficient citites dominated the discussion at the...

For a lot of football teams taking part in the 21st edition of the World Cup, cybersecurity has become a real worry for their travelling parties.

Secucloud protects IoT devices from botnet threats

October 28, 2016 • Internet of Things, SecurityComments Off on Secucloud protects IoT devices from botnet threats

The botnet is a popular tool with cyber-criminals as it enables them to distribute malicious software or bring websites down with DDoS attacks. Botnets comprise multiple infected systems and can be controlled remotely for malicious purposes. Smart devices...

Smart City

All-flash data centres will power smart cities

October 27, 2016 • Internet of ThingsComments Off on All-flash data centres will power smart cities

Smart cities have been viewed by sceptics as a futuristic concept with little evidence to suggest their coming to reality. However, smart cities, whether built from the ground up or the top down are coming. Therefore, while town planners and OEMs are...

Deloitte reveals that South Africans are open to use and pay for automated financial advice

Deloitte invests further in Internet of Things

October 24, 2016 • Enterprise IT, Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Deloitte invests further in Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) has rapidly assumed the status of a business mega-trend. While some forward-thinking businesses, government agencies and other organisations have already taken the first steps in implementing IoT components, it is easy to be...

Why Africa needs IoT

October 21, 2016 • Enterprise IT, Internet of ThingsComments Off on Why Africa needs IoT

Eseye, a global provider of intelligent connectivity for IoT says that the IoT has the ability to fundamentally change the landscape of data communications and utilisation across the continent. Having recently appointed its first regional director for...

Internet Solutions Extends Randview Data Centre

October 19, 2016 • Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Internet Solutions Extends Randview Data Centre

Internet Solutions (IS), a leading pan-African Internet services provider, has increased investment in the company’s data centre network by extending Randview Data Centre. Situated in Johannesburg, the new section – IDC2 – increases Randview’s...

dnata selects Avaya to drive digital transformation

October 18, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Digital Transformation, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on dnata selects Avaya to drive digital transformation

dnata announced it has selected Avaya as a strategic technology partner to power its customer service digital transformation strategy. Avaya Private Cloud Services (APCS) will deliver a complete customer experience transformation solution that will create a...

How is technology changing the role of the accountant?

October 13, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Internet of ThingsComments Off on How is technology changing the role of the accountant?

The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and the growing maturity of cloud-based business software promise to dramatically change the role of the accountant over the next five to 10 years. Savvy professionals should already be reskilling themselves in...