Surge in consumer confidence reflects #Ramaprogress

The Bureau for Economic Research (BER) reports South African consumer confidence rebounded during the first quarter of 2018. In fact, sentiment jumped to the highest on record during the period. The improvement between 2017 Q4 and 2018 Q1 was also the largest on...

What’s wrong with the ECA Bill?

By Kathy Gibson - The proposed Electronic Communications Amendment (ECA) Bill has come under fire from almost all the parties it will affect, and will likely embroil the industry in years of litigation if it is passed into law. Free Market Foundation (FMF) executive...

Up close to Saturn’s rings

Saturn's rings display their subtle colours in a view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The particles that make up the rings range in size from smaller than a grain of sand to as large as mountains, and are mostly made of water ice. The exact nature of the...

Distrust over privacy leaves consumers anxious

Organisations and individuals recognise the importance of data privacy, but don't believe that the companies they work with are looking after their personal information. A survey of 10 000 consumers, conducted by the Harris Poll on behalf of IBM, shows that 78% of US...

Vox debuts IoT solutions

Vox is launching vertical market Internet of Things (IoT) platforms and solutions that include devices, connectivity, the apps, big data collection and analytics. Vox has positioned itself as a network neutral platform provider and will support NB-IOT, LTE-M1, LoRa...

Grindrod claims are misleading, says SASSA

The South Africa Social Security Agency (SASSA) has noted with concern how Grindrod bank has used SASSA’s name to mislead beneficiaries by implicitly blurring the lines between their EasyPay Everywhere (green) card and the SASSA card. The claims are contained in a...

Legislators focus on data privacy risks

If 2017 was largely about coming to terms with the impact of a world undergoing a digital transformation, for all businesses and organisations, the focus in 2018 is around preparedness, action and managing digital risk. Across the globe, developments in privacy...

The massive growth of AI deployments

Global business value derived from artificial intelligence (AI) is projected to total $1,2-trillion in 2018, an increase of 70% from 2017, according to Gartner. AI-derived business value is forecast to reach $3,9-trillion in 2022. The Gartner AI-derived business value...

SD-WAN takes off as cloud expands

A massive three-quarters (74%) of organisations conducted SD-WAN lab trials in 2017; by 2018, many will move into production trials and then to live production. The WAN Strategies North American enterprise survey from IHS Markit shows that investments in WANs continue...

Robotic lasers solve bird problems

A vineyard in Sonoma County, California is using robotic laser bird repelling technology - and has achieved a 99,8% bird reduction while saving around $25 000.00 a year. Jim Griffin, owner of Griffin's Lair, has a 21-acre vineyard that suffered from bird damage to...

What’s wrong with the ECA Bill?

By Kathy Gibson - The proposed Electronic Communications Amendment (ECA) Bill has come under fire from almost all the parties it will affect, and will likely embroil the industry in years of litigation if it is passed into law. Free Market Foundation (FMF) executive...

S9/S9+ phone hits 8m sold in launch month

Samsung shipped just over 8-million of its newly-launched flagship devices, the Galaxy S9 and S9+, in the first four weeks after launch. The launch performance of the S9 series closely matched that of the S8 series in April 2017, but failed to surpass the 9-million...

Fraud stats confirm SA’s high crime rate

Once believed to be the domain of government, high level economic crime has become more common in the corporate arena with exposure of the wrongdoing of many reputable companies. This level of economic crime has reached new heights and trust among the average citizens...

Counting the cost of unlicensed software

South African companies paid almost R5,2-million in damages for using unlicensed software in 2017 up from R3,6-million in 2016. This is according to data from BSA The Software Alliance, which received 281 reports in South Africa alleging the use of unlicensed software...

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Getting to grips with data in your business

In light of the latest incidents of data sharing breaches, it's become more crucial than ever for companies to understand the role of data and analytics in their business. Since the Cambridge Analytica story made headlines, many businesses have been questioning what...

MyCybercare debuts MyID, proactive protection against ID theft

Specialist cyber insurance company MyCybercare has introduced MyID, a solution that offers 24/7 surveillance across the public Net, deep Web and dark Net to prevent private or personal information from being stolen and exploited. MyID provides proactive protection,...

Cryptocurrency craze drives new DDoS tactics

As the world of cryptocurrencies continues to grow exponentially, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attackers have a new set of targets, namely the exchanges that power cryptocurrency trades, as well as the computer systems used to 'mine' cryptocurrencies. This is...

Genasys, Hitachi Consulting to deliver Insurance in a Box

Genasys Technologies is working with Hitachi Consulting on its Insurance in a Box solution. Genasys will be providing the core policy administration system that has been combined with Hitachi Consulting's integration accelerator framework and advanced use of...

Node Africa selects Workonline as upstream provider

Node Africa, the East African provider of bespoke cloud infrastructure solutions, has chosen privately owned global Network Service Provider Workonline Communications as its IP transit provider. Workonline is one of the top three ASN's in Africa and one of Africa's...

Gemalto, Casio bring education into the 21st century

Gemalto has partnered with Casio, a leading manufacturer of consumer electronics products and business equipment solutions, to enable Casio to bring digital education into the classroom and beyond. The move will help Casio continue its leadership in classroom...

Avaya and Afiniti bring AI to the contact centre

Avaya Holdings and Afiniti, a provider of AI-based behavioral pairing solutions, have announced a strategic partnership to improve enterprise customer experience and contact centre performance by integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into contact center routing...

Defining ourselves in a virtual world

SAP Africa's Head of Innovation and South Africa's Mars One candidate, Dr Adriana Marais, talks about taking back ownership of our identities in the digital world, through the compelling application of blockchain. We're bringing information and devices online at an...

Africa benefits from late mover advantage in the cloud

Established information technology markets - like the UK, Europe and even South Africa - often take cloud computing for granted as the ideal platform for innovation and global expansion. One reason could be that these markets gradually adopted cloud computing as and...

Data key to unlocking the mysteries of the universe

Human exploration has made leaps and bounds since man first landed on the moon in 1969. We have now entered a paradigm where data takes centre stage, writes Morne Bekker, country manager of NetApp South Africa. Of course creating a 3D map of over one billion stars,...

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