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,...

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...

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,...

Budget has silver linings for SMEs

As expected, the Finance Minister and Treasury have proposed some tough measures to address South Africa's tax collection shortfall, growing budget deficit, and new spending priorities such as free education. Pieter Bensch, executive vice-president: Africa & Middle...

Student wins for waterless urinals

A University of Cape Town (UCT) Civil Engineering graduate has won a prestigious award for a project on waterless urinals. Tinashe Chipako won the 2018 South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) National Investigative Project Showdown for South African...

Independent probe finds for Altron

Altron has concluded due process was adhered to in the awarding of the digital terrestrial television (DTT) set-top box contract. In December, a Competition Commission investigation was launched into three Altron subsidiaries, together with 12 other businesses, in...

Raven ups performance, extends battery

Mobile phones care capable of running increasingly graphics-intensive games -- but users pay the price in hugely reduced battery life. In the last decade, mobile gaming has grown into a huge industry. According to Newzoo, the global mobile games market will reach...

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Xperien achieves global certification

To comply with international high quality standards and also to enhance its existing service offerings, Xperien has now achieved BSI accreditation. The certification confirms that Xperien operates a Quality Management System (QMS) that complies with requirements of...

Insuring our digital lives

The world of interconnected devices known as the Internet of Things (IoT) is set to go mass market, with the smart devices market already worth tens of billions of Dollars annually. However, many consumers are rightfully concerned about how secure these devices...

MTN implements new short codes

MTN will be introducing new short codes in accordance with the new numbering guidelines gazetted by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA). From 24 March 2018 the short codes that MTN customers use to check their airtime balance, retrieve...

SA cycling platform launches

Cycling enthusiasts and service providers will finally be able to connect with one another thanks to the hubtiger (www.hubtiger.co.za) platform and app launching soon. Developed for cyclists who love their bikes, hubtiger enhances their experience by connecting them...

Fujitsu wins environmental award

The Fujitsu Group Environmental Report 2017 has received the Grand Award of Global Warming Countermeasures Report (Japanese Environment Minister's Award) as part of the 21st Environmental Communication Awards, sponsored by Japan's Ministry of the Environment and the...

Ruckus debuts IoT Suite

Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, today announced the Ruckus IoT Suite, which enables organisations to readily construct a secure IoT access network that consolidates multiple physical-layer IoT networks into a single network. The Ruckus IoT Suite further speeds...

Globeleq supports expansion with IFS

Globeleq is to implement IFS Applications 9 to supersede legacy IT systems and processes across the business and its operating plants. The new system infrastructure will enable Globeleq to be more efficient and standardise reporting across the group. Globeleq is a...

Deal with WASPA members, consumers warned

Regardless of where they are based, it's risky engaging in mobile-based communications with companies that are not members of South Africa's Wireless Application Service Providers Association (WASPA). Unforeseen consequences for cellular consumers range from...

Review recruitment criteria to get the right people

With the sea-change that has taken place in the world of work and in higher education in recent years, employers and recruiters should take the time to review their selection criteria to ensure they land the best talent for their needs, an expert says. “Companies...

SONA leans heavily on corporate governance

In last week's State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Cyril Ramaphosa devoted considerable attention to the challenge of rooting out corruption in government. "This is the year in which we will turn the tide on corruption in our public institutions," he...

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