MeerLicht uncovers secrets of the southern skies

A new telescope is being inaugurated at the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) near Sutherland today (25 May) - Africa Day 2018 - as the "eye of the MeerKAT radio array". MeerKAT is the precursor to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). MeerLicht, which means...

Jim Holland takes over Lenovo’s data centre business

Distribution stalwart Jim Holland will be taking over the leadership of Lenovo's data centre business unit. Holland, currently the executive for HPE and Micro Focus at Axiz, will take up his new position on 1 July. Thibault Dousson, GM of Lenovo South Africa, confirms...

Expert warns that not all biometrics are equal …

The use of biometrics is set to go mainstream in South Africa, as Home Affairs local banks roll out major identification projects. But not all biometrics technologies are equal, and some may ‘come back to bite’ the enterprises rolling them out. This is the warning...

Old tech for space-age navigation …

The Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station with new experiments related to emergency navigation, DNA sequencing and ultra-cold atom research. Cygnus lifted off on an Antares 230 rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in...

ZACR gears up for GDPR, PoPI

The purpose of both the European Union's General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which comes into effect today (25 May) and South Africa's own Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act, due to be implemented soon, are aimed at governing the way in which...

Enterprise data insight at VeeamON

VeeamON Forum Africa, Veeam's annual local flagship event, will take place on 30 May 2018. This year, the company will focus on the market trends and key challenges facing enterprise data, such as hyper-criticality, hyper-growth and hyper-sprawl, and will share best...

Joburg housing policy and the cobra effect

Something all politically-conscious South Africans often forget is that the road to hell is paved with good intentions, writes Martin van Staden, a legal researcher at the Free Market Foundation (FMF). Whether the intention is to achieve easier access to housing,...

Cryptojacking goes mainstream

In addition to malware, a newer and bigger threat to the safety, security and value of cryptocurrencies has emerged: in-browser cryptojacking that hackers use to target the newer less-well known currencies such as Monero, Coinhive and Zcash. These low-profile...

VAT increase drives inflation up

Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) reported on 23 May that consumer price inflation increased from 3,8% year-on-year (y-o-y) in March to 4,5% y-o-y in April. The latest reading ended a 12-month decline in headline inflation, following the introduction of a 1 percentage...

Fake Facebook sites take phishing lead

In the first quarter of 2018, Kaspersky Lab's anti-phishing technologies prevented more than 3,7-million attempts to visit fraudulent social network pages of which 60% were fake Facebook pages. The results, according to the Kaspersky Lab report, "Spam and phishing in...

Jim Holland takes over Lenovo’s data centre business

Distribution stalwart Jim Holland will be taking over the leadership of Lenovo's data centre business unit. Holland, currently the executive for HPE and Micro Focus at Axiz, will take up his new position on 1 July. Thibault Dousson, GM of Lenovo South Africa, confirms...

Data key to business success

Kathy Gibson reports from Sandton – Data is becoming more important in the business world, to the extent that it is critical to helping organisations be successful. “We see there is a need for organisations to be data driven,” says Alan Cowley, CEO of Strategic...

Expert warns that not all biometrics are equal …

The use of biometrics is set to go mainstream in South Africa, as Home Affairs local banks roll out major identification projects. But not all biometrics technologies are equal, and some may ‘come back to bite’ the enterprises rolling them out. This is the warning...

E-commerce grows, but mobile sales are down

While retailers have been aggressively investing in mobile, new data suggests that the percentage of online sales made via mobile phone has declined. Forrester research finds that online sales via mobile declined from 43% in 2016 to 36% in 2017. However, at the same...

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black says Netflix not a threat to SA

South Africa's entertainment offering black says The hype around Netflix is exaggerated, according to South African entertainment platform black. While black acknowledges Netflix as a competitor, it does not see it preventing media companies from thriving locally,...

DCC debuts Dell EMC Data Domain DD3300

Dell EMC distributor, Drive Control Corporation (DCC) has introduced the Dell EMC Data Domain DD3300, a new platform specifically designed to deliver enterprise-level data protection to SMEs and large organisations' remote/branch offices. Comments Jaco Erasmus,...

Trackmatic, Coricraft examine last mile challenges

Last mile logistics is a hot topic in the Supply Chain because it is regarded as the cornerstone to driving growth, profitability and customer loyalty. Yet the complex challenges facing last mile logistics makes it difficult to perfect. This is further compounded by...

Paratus Botswana offers cabling and skills

Paratus Botswana has launched a new initiative that is aimed at equipping employees with the skills needed to meet the challenges of the fast-evolving technological world. It has launched an intensive training course for staff to futureproof customers' networking...

Veeam unveils vision for hyper-availability

Veeam Software has unveiled its vision for the Hyper-Available Enterprise and its strategy to guide enterprise customers on their journey to Intelligent Data Management at massive scale. At VeeamON 2018, Veeam demonstrated how customers around the world are leveraging...

HP launches new PC lineup

HP Inc has unveiled a new lineup of premium notebooks, desktops and displays, the HP Elite 1000 and HP ENVY portfolios. With 81% of people working during their personal time and more than half multi-tasking personal activities at work, using a device that can straddle...

Photo editor apps hiding malware on Google Play

SophosLabs has discovered apps in Google Play harbouring Guerilla ad clicker malware. By Mark Stockely, author of Naked Security The malware, identified by Sophos as Andr/Guerilla-D, found its way on to Google Play during March and April 2018, in innocent-looking...

Manage the culture of risk

Riaan Bekker, force solutions manager at thryve, examines the world of risk software. A friend of mine is a keen cyclist. He had a trusty bicycle that carried him around, especially when taking the kids out over weekends. And that was all fine: why replace what works...

The MediaShop connects with Ruckus

The MediaShop has selected Ruckus Networks to deploy its internal wireless network at the new head office in Bryanston, Johannesburg. "As a communications agency, we understand the importance of uptime and customer satisfaction. For our staff, we wanted to eliminate...

CA recognised for enterprise hybrid cloud management

CA Southern Africa has revealed that CA Technologies has been named a "Value Leader" by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) in its Enterprise Hybrid Infrastructure Monitoring (EHIM) Radar Report. For the report, EMA scored solutions based on their ability to...

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