Mobile users warned to be proactive on security

Malware and ransomware can inadvertently be downloaded from app stores by unsuspecting local mobile users oblivious to the potential threat posed to data privacy and security. SA's Wireless Application Service Providers' Association (WASPA) advises mobile users to...

Cryptomining, cloud malware doubles

Cyber-criminals are aggressively targeting organisations using cryptomining malware to develop illegal revenue streams, while cloud infrastructures appear to be the growing target among threat actors. These are among the findings from Check Point Software...

‘No choice but to move forward’, says Obama

Former US President Barack Obama has called on the world to cling to the freedoms won by icons like Nelson Mandela. Obama delivered the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, in partnership with the Motsepe Foundation, in Johannesburg yesterday (17 July), ahead of Mandel...

Gaming comes into the mainstream

Video gaming is no longer a niche activity enjoyed by a few away from everyone else - the $30-billion gaming industry is solidly in the mainstream and growing fast. In 2017, more people watched esport's "League of Legends" finals than the US's football and baseball...

Blockchain spending to reach $11,7bn

Worldwide spending on blockchain solutions is forecast to reach $11,7-billion in 2022, according to a new update to the Worldwide Semiannual Blockchain Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC). IDC expects blockchain spending to grow at a robust pace...

Insurance is missing the true value of blockchain

While commentators often tout blockchain as a solution to the insurance industry's processing and back-office inefficiencies, they are missing its true potential: blockchain technology allows for the re-democratisation of data - providing access to data where and when...

Meet SA’s PC gamer …

Over one-third of South African gamers consider themselves as mainstream, but roughly the same number play games daily - and one-fifth of them play for between six and 10 hours. According to a study by Clockwork Media, commissioned by Alienware, many of these more...

Only 65% of firms have a cybersecurity expert

Despite 95% of CIOs expecting cyberthreats to increase over the next three years, only 65% of their organisations currently have a cybersecurity expert, according to a survey from Gartner. The survey also reveals that skills challenges continue to plague organizations...

Amazon, Netflix ramp up local production

Since rolling out worldwide in 2016, Amazon and Netflix have both stepped up original video content production. Netflix launched 1 257 hours of original first-run content in 2017, well ahead of Amazon Prime Video's 285 hours, according to business information provider...

Restaurants embrace the digital age

Independent restaurateurs face increasing pressure from large chain operators, many of whom are adopting technology rapidly as part of their global growth strategies. Meanwhile, independent operators may not yet realise the competition they face for their own...

Massive investment into African fintechs

Close to $100-million of fundraising has been injected already in 2018 into Africa's bourgeoning fintech and mobile payments sector, with a significant amount of capital still to be deployed this year, and prospects for the sector looking bullish, according to...

Robotics, drones spending to reach $201,3bn

A new update to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Semiannual Robotics and Drones Spending Guide forecasts worldwide spending on robotics and drones solutions will reach $201,3-billion in 2022 and achieve a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19,6%...

Vodacom claims to be SA’s fastest

Vodacom is claiming the title of South Africa's fastest 4G network and overall fastest network, based on test results from two independent analyst groups. Ookla, a global Internet testing, data and analysis firm, has confirmed results from the second quarter 2018...

3D printer shipments dip for the first time

Shipments of Personal/Desktop 3D printers saw their first ever year-on-year drop in Q1 2018 with 3% fewer printers shipping globally than in Q1 2017. Conversely, the Industrial/Professional segment saw its third consecutive quarter of year-on-year growth with printer...

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Grab your cameras and capture the blood moon

On 27 July 2018, South Africans can bear witness to a total lunar eclipse, as the earth's shadow completely covers the moon. Also known as a blood or red moon, a total lunar eclipse is the most dramatic of all lunar eclipses and presents an exciting photographic...

XLink partners with IoT.nxt

XLink has clinched a strategic partnership with IoT innovator IoT.nxt, with the aim of enabling businesses to rapidly digitalise operations and take advantage of the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT.nxt is a Microsoft Gold Partner for Data Platforms and winner of several...

Cell C launches UltraBonus

A new prepaid offer from Cell C, UltraBonus, will see users get triple the value every time they recharge. "We want to bring value to South Africans who are feeling the pinch of the increased cost of living," says Cell C chief commercial officer, Junaid Munshi. "We...

RCS offers always-on service with chatbot

Registered financial service provider RCS has launched their own chatbot, an omnichannel artificial intelligence (AI) solution created for customer communication and satisfaction. The chatbot is a tool allowing RCS to learn more about its customers through the...

BBD achieves level 2 B-BBEE rating using education

South African software technology company BBD has achieve a level 2 broad-based black economic empowerment rating. CEO Peter Searle believes BBD is playing a significant role in bridging the digital divide in South Africa. "We value each of our employees and strive to...

Knife Capital opens call for growth and exit-readiness programme

The numerous South African SME ecosystem reports that have been published so far in 2018 paint a picture of a rising tide in local entrepreneurship: an increasing number of incubators with a diverse range of focus areas, entrepreneurship as an acceptable viable career...

Work anywhere with new Euphoria app

Euphoria has launched an app that will enable mobile workers to be connected wherever they are. Company staff can now make and receive calls as if they were sitting at their desks by simply downloading the free Euphoria Softphone app from Google Play or IOS Store....

Vodacom helps Ekurhuleni improve communication

As a means to help government to efficiently and effectively manage service delivery issues faced by citizens, Vodacom in partnership with the Ekurhuleni Municipality is making use of technology to promote active citizenry communication. In collaboration with the...

Ericsson, Telstra, Intel in multi-vendor 5G data call

Ericsson, Telstra and Intel have successfully completed the first end-to-end 5G non-standalone (NSA) 3GPP data call on a commercial mobile network at Telstra's 5G Innovation Centre on the Gold Coast Australia in a multivendor setup. With this achievement, the...

Application opportunities for Xerox’s new White Dry Ink

Imagine a snowflake with textured details on a postcard, a book cover with a white horse on a dark stock with vivid hues or an advertisement with white text that pops on a vinyl window cling. These types of specialty enhancements are a reality with Xerox's new White...

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