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Worldwide IT spending is expected to total $5,26-trillion in 2024, an increase of 7,5% from 2023, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. This is a decrease from the previous quarter’s forecast of 8% growth, but an increase of the overall spend forecast of...

As hybrid working steps up, CEOs see productivity gains

New research has revealed that nine in 10 CEOs have adopted hybrid working (91%), with three quarters saying this has led to an improvement in productivity (75%) and staff retention (76%). The latest C-suite-focused study, undertaken by International Workplace Group...

Kaspersky bows out of the US market

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Hubble finds evidence for a rare black hole in Omega Centauri

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Engie breaks ground on Grootspruit PV power plant

Independent power producer Engie has broken ground on the construction of the Grootspruit solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in the Free State. The plant, to operate at a 75MW contracted capacity, will be built and operated by Engie in partnership with Pele Green...

Africa under cyberattack

African organisations are feeling the pressure of the globe's highest number of cyberattacks during the last quarter. New Check Point Software Technologies data on Q2 2024 cyber-attack trends demonstrates that the rise in cyber-attacks is driven by increasing digital...

Cybercriminal activity on Telegram surges

Amid rising concerns about Telegram's security, the Kaspersky Digital Footprint Intelligence team analysed shadow Telegram channels. The findings reveal that cybercriminals are increasingly using Telegram as a platform for underground market activities. Cybercriminals...

Modest growth for digital printing

The global digital printing market size is anticipated to reach $57,03-billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 6,2% from 2024 to 2030, according to a new report by Grand View Research. The market is experiencing a surge in demand driven by several key factors. One of...

CNAPP market to surge on cloud security concerns

The cloud-native application protection platform (CNAPP) market is poised for substantial growth, projected to rise from $2-billion in 2023 to $6-billion in 2028, representing a 25% compounded annual growth rate (CAGR). This surge is primarily driven by enterprises...

GenAI becomes a priority in healthcare, life sciences budgets

Over half of healthcare and life sciences organisations in Asia/Pacific are planning to have dedicated budgets for GenAI projects for timely investments, according to a recent IDC report, GenAI in Healthcare and Life Sciences: Current Trends and Future Potential in...

Commercial display market set to reach $78bn

The global commercial display market size is anticipated to reach $78,48-billion by 2030 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6,5% from 2024 to 2030, according to the new report by Grand View Research. As businesses embrace digital technologies to stay competitive...

As hybrid working steps up, CEOs see productivity gains

New research has revealed that nine in 10 CEOs have adopted hybrid working (91%), with three quarters saying this has led to an improvement in productivity (75%) and staff retention (76%). The latest C-suite-focused study, undertaken by International Workplace Group...

Planetary defense will be on hand for 2029 asteroid near-miss

30 years ago, on 16 July 1994, astronomers watched in awe as the first of many pieces of the Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet slammed into Jupiter with incredible force. The event sparked intense interest in the field of planetary defence as people asked: "Could we do anything...

Multiple scams target Olympics fans

The first in-person Summer Olympics since the lifting of pandemic restrictions is set to begin on 26 July 2024, attracting millions of sports enthusiasts - and cyberthreats. Kaspersky experts have noted a surge in scamming activity surrounding the event, with...

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Ricoh’s cloud portfolio, security score top marks

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LULA acquires Zeelo’s SA operations

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