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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 within the internet of things (IoT) are increasingly becoming a target for online fraudsters. For...

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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...

Rudi Matjokana returns to Vodacom

Vodacom: IoT critical to the future of business success in Nigeria

October 3, 2016 • Internet of Things, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Vodacom: IoT critical to the future of business success in Nigeria

The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to transform business operations and maximise efficiency across all sectors. With the increased interest in adoption and growth in the number of connected “things” across Africa. According to Tony Smallwood,...

Oracle HM Cloud yields success for MoneyGram

September 22, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Internet of ThingsComments Off on Oracle HM Cloud yields success for MoneyGram

Oracle announced that MoneyGram International Inc. has implemented Oracle HCM Cloud to overhaul its human resources (HR) operations and reduce administrative processes to be more efficient. Reports that previously took 40-hours to produce can now be completed...

Top six security and risk management trends according to Gartner

What you must do to address attack of IoT devices

September 9, 2016 • Internet of ThingsComments Off on What you must do to address attack of IoT devices

By 2020, 21 billion of Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be in use worldwide. Of these, close to 6 percent will be in use for industrial IoT applications. However, IT organisations have issues identifying these devices and characterising them as part of...

Avelacom extends ultra low latency connectivity to South African capital markets

What are the “things” in the Internet of Things?

August 17, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on What are the “things” in the Internet of Things?

User-based devices that communicate, consume content, and create and publish content for other people to utilise have dominated our current version of the Internet. The developing Internet of Things (IoT) is about to change that. While it will include the...

Internet of Things

Too many transport operators still wary of Internet of Things

August 1, 2016 • Internet of Things, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Too many transport operators still wary of Internet of Things

Over the past two decades, the world has witnessed a new stage of technological revolution. Globally, around 5,5 million new devices connect to the Internet every day, with more than 205 000 new gigabytes of data created every second. Termed the Internet of...

The future for IoT in Africa is an exciting one

July 27, 2016 • East Africa, Internet of Things, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on The future for IoT in Africa is an exciting one

Africa is no stranger to connectivity. While Africa may be behind when it comes to IT infrastructure compared to more developed nations, the fact is that more than double the population of sub-Saharan Africa has mobile phone access. With smartphone usage on...

Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 to fully integrate with Windows Server 2016 & Hyper-V

July 14, 2016 • Company News, Enterprise IT, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 to fully integrate with Windows Server 2016 & Hyper-V

Veeam Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Always-On Enterprise, has announced that the new Veeam Availability Suite 9.5, available later this year, will fully integrate with Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-V...

UPS Africa

Why you need a Service Level Agreement with your UPS provider

June 8, 2016 • East Africa, Internet of Things, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Why you need a Service Level Agreement with your UPS provider

With the instability of South Africa’s electricity supply and the uncertainty that came with load shedding, many businesses decided to invest in technology to keep them running when in the event of load shedding.  Businesses turned to generators and...

Ericsson to showcase best performing networks at AfricaCom 2018

Internet of Things to overtake mobile phones by 2018

June 1, 2016 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Internet of Things to overtake mobile phones by 2018

The latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report reveals that the Internet of Things (IoT) is set to overtake mobile phones as the largest category of connected device by 2018. Between 2015 and 2021, the number of IoT connected devices is expected to grow...