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More than Half a Billion 5G Subscribers Expected by End of 2021 via New Report

Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company, Ericsson projects that 5G mobile subscriptions will exceed 580-million by the end of 2021, driven by an estimated one million new 5G mobile subscriptions every day. The forecast, which features in the twentieth edition...

IT Teams Facing Cyber Threats in 2020 – 5 Vital Insights

"Around the world, 2020 was an unprecedented year for IT teams," said Chester Wisniewski, principal research scientist, Sophos. IT professionals played a vital role in helping organizations to keep going despite the restrictions and limitations necessitated by COVID-19. Among other things,...

How COVID-19 Has Driven a Cashless World Through Contactless Payments

Driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, contactless payments have become the world's preferred payment method. In addition to being safer from a viral transmission perspective, contactless payments are also faster, and integrating multiple contactless payment methods assists small businesses to...

How COVID-19 Has Changed E-Learning Forever

E-learning has changed. Much of this change is due to COVID-19, and there’s no going back to the way we were before, however, many organisations may want to do so. "COVID arrived and new technology came to the fore - like...

“Ready for Third Wave” Claim SA Oxygen Suppliers

A few weeks after the third wave of COVID-19 infections was confirmed in South Africa, the number of daily infections has again begun to steadily rise. During earlier waves last year many public and private hospitals experienced severe shortages...

Innovative Tech Critical in Vaccinating South Africa’s Rural and Remote Areas

As South Africa's COVID-19 vaccination programme ramps up, with a target to vaccinate 41-million people by the end of March next year, health NGO Right to Care is deploying teams to vaccinate South Africans living in hard-to-reach places in...

African Airline Industry Lost $55 Billion from COVID-19 Lockdowns

Africa's travel and tourism industry have lost $55 billion due to the closure of borders across the continent in attempts to stave off the spread of the novel coronavirus. This is according to the African Union, who says that on...

South Africa’s GDP Falls by 2% During First Quarter of 2020

According to Statistics South Africa, the country's economy decreased by 2.0% in the first quarter of 2020. Extending the technical recession the country found itself in in the last quarter of 2019. Stats SA's latest quarterly GDP figures come only...

MultiChoice Joins the UN’s Campaign Against COVID-19 Misinformation

The MultiChoice Group has announced its latest initiative in the fight against COVID-19. As part of its ongoing efforts to raise awareness through information, the Group has come on board as an official supporter of the United Nations' global COVID-19...

Scam Attempts on Gumtree Have Surged During South Africa’s Lockdown

British classifieds platform popular with South Africans, Gumtree has seen an increase in scams during the country's lockdown with criminals and fraudsters benefiting from scamming people over a distance. Estelle Nagel of Gumtree says that "The pandemic has seen more...
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5 Ways in Which Employee Portals Can Enhance Productivity

Every successful business and company nowadays have a dedicated employee self-service portal because it has become the need of...
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