AI touted as solution to complex threats

Malware sophistication is increasing as adversaries begin to weaponise cloud services and evade detection through encryption, using it as a tool to conceal command-and-control activity. To reduce adversaries' time to operate, security professionals will increasingly...

Study quantifies Antarctic ice loss

A NASA study based on an innovative technique for crunching torrents of satellite data provides the clearest picture yet of changes in Antarctic ice flow into the ocean. The findings confirm accelerating ice losses from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and reveal...

New technology makes drones safer

Vodafone is trialling what is believed to be the world's first air traffic control drone tracking and safety technology. Vodafone's approach uses 4G Internet of Things (IoT) technology to protect aircraft from catastrophic accidents as well as prevent inadvertent or...

AI looks into your eyes to predict cardio risk

Artificial intelligence (AI) can now predict your heart attack risk -- by looking into your eyes. Google scientists are presenting research on an algorithm that can accurately assess a patient's heart attack risk by examining retinal fundus images. "Traditionally,...

Cape schools lead in water saving

The Smart Water Challenge, started in November last year, has seen more than 19-million litres of water saved at Western Cape schools. This result has been achieved through the introduction of the first 20 smart meters, which were installed during the December...

First-ever decline for smartphone sales

Global sales of smartphones to end users totalled nearly 408-million units in the fourth quarter of 2017, a 5,6% decline over the fourth quarter of 2016, according to Gartner. This is the first year-on-year decline since Gartner started tracking the global smartphone...

Massive impact with proposed VAT changes

Proposed amendments to value-added tax would expand the scope of electronic services, and result in a VAT registration liability for foreign suppliers. PwC explains how suppliers will be affected. In 2014 the Value-Added Tax Act, 89 of 1991 was amended to include in...

Cable links Africa, South America

The South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) has made landfall at Fortaleza on the Brazilian coast. António Nunes, CEO of Angola Cables, comments on the arrival and installation of SACS on the Brazilian coast. "It is an important strategic milestone for the company, Angola...

Massive growth for consumer monitors

Revenues from consumer-targeted monitors grew by +14% year-on-year in 2017 and unit sales were up by +5% compared to 2016, according to the latest distribution data published by Context. 2017 was a very successful year for desktop-monitor sales and for most vendors....

Jasco buys IoT specialist Ramm

Jasco Electronics is acquiring 51% of Ramm Technologies, for R30,6-million. The acquisition is via a sale of shares agreement with Sudant Investments, Lindsay Welham and Quinton Ramsay, and Ramm. Ramm was established in 1998, in Johannesburg, by Lindsay Welham and...

The way to digital transformation in SA

More than 90% of South African organisations are either already engaged in digital transformation or in the process of planning and evaluating their transformation strategies. That's according to global technology research and advisory services firm International Data...

HPE and HP post higher revenues

HP Enterprise has posted a first-quarter revenue of $7,7-billion, and a profit of 34 cents per share. Server revenue was up 11%, storage revenue grew 24%, and data centre networking increased 27%. HP Inc also grew revenue and profit, reporting $14.5 billion in revenue...

Study quantifies Antarctic ice loss

A NASA study based on an innovative technique for crunching torrents of satellite data provides the clearest picture yet of changes in Antarctic ice flow into the ocean. The findings confirm accelerating ice losses from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and reveal...

New solutions to old problems

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba delivered his Budget Speech 2018 to Parliament on Wednesday, February 21st. South Africans had high expectations of the event following the tone set by President Cyril Ramaphosa's maiden State of the National Address (SONA) 2018,...

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M-Pesa now good for Google Play Store

Global mobile commerce enabler, Docomo Digital has partnered with Safaricom to give customers the option to pay for content on the Google Play Store using M-Pesa. The integration, which is powered by Docomo Digital's mobile commerce enabling platform using Google...

Factory in a box drives Industry 4.0

A Nokia-led group of 12 electronics industry players have unveiled the "factory in a box" concept, showing how manufacturers can stay ahead of the demands of Industry 4.0 through agile production that can be packed, transported and brought back into service in a...

Personalised insurance must be embraced

Risk pooling is as old as insurance itself. But how will the emergence of personalised premiums, based on individual analysis, gained from data-driven solutions, impact on it? Kelly Preston, data analytics manager at SilverBridge, discusses the evolution happening in...

Cyberattacks: what to do when they happen to you

It’s the call that IT teams dread: an employee is reporting that their PC screen is flashing red, with a message telling them that their files are encrypted and that they need to pay a ransom to get them unscrambled. What should they do next? By Peter Alexander, chief...

Advanced cybersecurity platform from Kaspersky

With digital transformation melting protection perimeters, IT security teams in enterprises are having to deal with the fact that complex threats are already within their network, as illustrated by the 48% of enterprises that believe that their organisation may...

OCF certification for Artik IoT modules

Samsung Electronics has announced Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) 1.3 certification for the Samsung Artik 05x series of modules, the first system-on-module family to be certified using new OCF standards for trust and connectivity for IoT. With the Artik 05x series,...

Staying connected while abroad is a must

As technology continues to become integrated into every part of our lives through digital transformation, being connected at all times is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. Technology now makes it possible for travellers to communicate with those close to them...

Obsidian’s 25th Free Beer session on 8 March

Open solutions technology and services specialist Obsidian Systems has announced that its next 'Free Beer' OS-focused networking session will take place on Thursday, 8 March. The company's Free Beer Sessions is now a recognised value-add institution that brings open...

Develop for the bad guys: DevConf expert

As Africa's youth embrace the development opportunities presented by new technologies and infrastructure, young developers must remain cognizant of the need to build applications with the 'bad guys' in mind. This is according to Nigerian full-stack developer and...

Cloud myths busted

There's so much to think about when you're launching or running your small business, but there's no doubt that building an effective technology solution is key to its success. However, technology evolves quickly -- and chances are that you can't keep track of what's...

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