Galaxy after galactic collision

The Cartwheel Galaxy (pictured here) was taken with the NASA/ESA (European Space Agency) Hubble Space Telescope. The object was first spotted on wide-field images from the UK Schmidt telescope and then studied in detail using the Anglo-Australian Telescope. Lying...

Espionage as mobile malware

A new malware espionage campaign infecting thousands of people in more than 20 countries has been uncovered. Hundreds of gigabytes of data has been stolen, primarily through mobile devices compromised by fake secure messaging clients. The Electronic Frontier...

Blockchain to digitise logistics

IBM and Maersk plan to establish a joint venture to provide more efficient and secure methods for conducting global trade using blockchain technology. The aim of the new company will be to offer a jointly developed global trade digitization platform built on open...

Matt Kibby to leave VMware

VMware sub-Saharan Africa is once again on the lookout for a new leader, following the resignation of current regional director Matthew Kibby. Kibby has tendered his resignation and will officially leave the company on 31 January. “Matthew has been a great...

Machine learning set to jump-start growth

Deloitte Global forecasts major strides in machine learning for the enterprise, a worldwide appetite for digital subscriptions among consumers, and ongoing smartphone dominance - along with eight additional predictions.Among the findings of the 17th edition of the...

Eskom moves aim to strengthen governance

Measures to strengthen governance at Eskom include the appointment of new board members and stabilising management at the energy parastatal. This follows a meeting of President Jacob Zuma, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown and...

Calling all resellers: vote for your favourites

South Africa's IT resellers are urged to name their favourite vendors and distributors, giving them the opportunity to win one of the coveted titles in the Channelwise Awards. The annual awards recognise the vendors and distributors who best met the needs of their...

2017 second-hottest on record

Earth's global surface temperatures in 2017 ranked as the second warmest since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA. Continuing the planet's long-term warming trend, globally averaged temperatures in 2017 were 0.90 degrees Celsius warmer than the 1951 to 1980 mean,...

IBM grows revenue in strategic areas

IBM has grown its revenue from strategic businesses and in the cloud space, while becoming a major player in the blockchain space. The company has announced its fourth quarter and full year results, with evenues up 4% to $22,5-billion for the quarter. "Our strategic...

World’s richest bag 82% of the wealth

Eighty two percent of the wealth generated last year went to the richest 1% of the global population, while the 3,7-billion people who make up the poorest half of the world saw no increase in their wealth. This is according to a new Oxfam report released today as the...

Cyber security lessons we can we take into 2018

If 2017 is remembered for anything in the cyber sphere, it is remembered as the year of malware. There have been quite a few high-profile breaches and ransomware campaigns such as WannaCry and NotPetya. The question is, what can we learn from last year to improve...

EOH goes silver with Cloudera

EOH Cloudera Services has been appointed as South Africa's first Silver Systems Integration Partner in the Cloudera Connect partner programme. Cloudera is the provider of the modern platform for machine learning and advanced analytics built on the latest open source...

Rethinking the ‘production’ of data

In his blog, Werner Vogels, chief technology officer of Amazon.com, looks into the art of rethinking the production of data. Strategically, IT doesn't matter. That was the provocative thesis of a much-talked-about article from 2003 in the Harvard Business Review by...

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Mobile business productivity with Tablet Stylilstic Q738

Fujitsu has introduced its latest flagship 2 in 1 detachable device -- the Fujitsu Tablet Stylistic Q738. Durability combined with the mobility of a tablet, in tandem with the power and productivity of a notebook, make the Stylistic Q738 an ideal choice for...

Redstor delivers 150Tb scalable cloud backup

Founded in 1810, with its UK headquarters in Liverpool, Hill Dickinson is an international commercial law firm with more than 1050 people across its offices in the UK, mainland Europe and Asia. Servicing a wide range of clients including multinational companies, major...

The many facets of case management

What do an attorney, a fraud investigator, a claims analyst, a medical credentialing specialist and a university advisor have in common? While these professions are vastly different on the surface, they all share core underlying requirements in how they have to handle...

Unexpected benefits of faster Internet

South Africa's Internet speeds are increasing at an encouraging rate, as fibre to the home and office spreads across the country. By Laurica Kok, director: partner, accountants and alliances for Africa & Middle East at Sage According to Akamai's Q1 2017 State of the...

The special needs of seaports

As a major entry point into countries across the world, seaports are one of the most preferred methods for transporting goods and cargo for international trade, writes Kamal Mokrani, global vice-president at InfiNet Wireless. Clothes, technology, cars and food are...

Why digital transformation isn’t new

Digital transformation as a concept is something we liken to the Y2K phenomenon, brought about by the IT industry as a way of creating and driving new business opportunities, but it isn't actually something new. The reality is that businesses like ours, that deliver...

Robo-advisors, chatbots are changing insurance

Artificial intelligence is playing an increasingly active role in the financial services industry, from risk analysis and mitigation to regulatory compliance and client interaction -- machine learning is proving its worth. Globally, insurance providers are getting in...

Connected MoveTime Family Watch now in SA

TCL Communication has announced the launch of the MoveTime Family Watch -- MT30 in South Africa. Based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 platform, the smartwatch helps parents stay connected with their children using the latest technology. The new smartwatch is a...

Rockwell Automation invests in AI

Rockwell Automation recently announced its investment in The Hive, a Silicon Valley innovation fund and co-creation studio, to gain access to an ecosystem of innovators and technology startups with a focus on applications of artificial intelligence (AI) to industrial...

Cryptocurrency trader Coindirect goes live

Online trader Coindirect.com has announced the initial launch of its ground-breaking platform for local currency trading. The Coindirect.com cryptocurrency marketplace is designed to make trading in digital currencies simple, and is now live in the UK, South Africa,...

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