Trust key to business success

Companies most often become market leaders when they establish a high level of trust in the data from their customers, their own business processes, and across their partner ecosystem. IBM’s 20th edition of its bi-annual C-Suite Study, “Build Your Trust...

DDoS attacks almost double in Q4 2019

The number of attacks blocked by Kaspersky DDoS Protection in Q4 2018 amounts to only 56% of attacks detected in Q4 2019. Further investigation of botnet activity reveals that around 28% of attacks happened on weekends, with the share of attacks on Sundays growing by...

Public cloud services set to grow 21%

Public cloud services revenue in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) will total nearly $3-billion in 2020, an increase of 21% year over year, according to Gartner. “Government initiatives such as Smart Dubai, Smart Abu Dhabi, Israel’s Cloud Strategy and...

Digital transformation to reshape ICT investment in oil and gas

Businesses from the Middle East and Africa’s resource industries (oil and gas mining, other mining, and agriculture) spent $5,17-billion on information and communications technology (ICT) in 2019, according to the latest insights from International Data...

What is the carbon footprint of your digital life?

Quantifying the footprint of our digital lives is not rocket science but it demands an understanding of the technology, its development and usage. Ericsson IndustryLab’s latest report, “A quick guide to your digital carbon footprint”, deconstructs ICT’s carbon...

Will 2020 be the year of communicating cheaply

There are positive signs that South Africans will enjoy more affordable mobile data in 2020, according to this statement from the Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA). Initiatives by the Competition Commission and the Independent Communications Authority of...