Smart city spending set to boom

Worldwide spending on the technologies that enable smart cities initiatives is forecast to reach $80-billion in 2018, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC). In the first release of the Worldwide Semiannual Smart Cities Spending Guide, IDC provides a...

Last chance for resellers to vote

Today is the last chance for resellers to vote for their favourite vendors and distributors, giving them the opportunity to win one of the coveted titles in the Channelwise Awards. Voting closes at midnight tonight for the Channelwise Awards, which will take place on...

Intel releases new security patches

Over the past several weeks, Intel has been developing and validating updated microcode solutions to protect customers against the security exploits disclosed by Google Project Zero. Navin Shenoy, executive vice-president and GM of the data centre group at Intel, says...

US rollout for SA job creation pilot

Software company ZaiLab is taking a mass job creation model developed in South Africa and replicating it for the US contact centre market. The model keeps contact centre jobs in the country they are servicing while cutting costs. ZaiLab CEO and founder Nour Addine...

Budget key to SA’s rating future

South Africa’s investments grade status recovery depends on reform of fiscal policy, public sector reform and the willingness of the South African population to take pain to achieve it. This is according to Konrad Reuss, S&P Global Ratings MD for...

mCoin reaches out to the unconnected

A new cryptocurrency, believed to be the first that is accessible on any mobile device, has been launched. mCoin is expected to make the services tied to blockchain technology available to the 3-billion people around the world who don’t have access to the...