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21 April 2019

Digital privacy fatigue drives online apathy

With the amount of personal data shared on the Internet continuing to grow, some users are resigned to think that any attempts to maintain online privacy will be doomed to failure.

Fluctuating fortunes for IoT deal activity

April 18, 2019

The Internet of Things (IoT) industry seems to have past the hype as concerns around the security of devices connected through IoT start emerging day by day.

SA’s Centbee raises £1m from Ayre Ventures

April 18, 2019

South African-based Bitcoin company Centbee has closed its Series A round with entrepreneur Calvin Ayre, founder of Antigua-based investment firm Ayre Ventures and CoinGeek.

Extended voting hours, special votes announced

April 18, 2019

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has extended voting hours on 27 April 2019 at four foreign missions to accommodate Jewish voters celebrating the Sabbath.

Inflation increases in March

April 18, 2019

Price pressures are on an upward trajectory write Lullu Krugel, chief economist for Strategy& PwC Africa, and Christie Viljoen Strategy& PwC economist in this analysis.

Land Rover aims to develop next generation of coders

April 18, 2019

Tomorrow’s engineers are learning to code self-driving vehicles of the future today through the Land Rover 4×4 in Schools programme.

Double-digit growth for flat panels

April 18, 2019

For the first time in four years, demand for flat panel displays grew double digits at 10,5%, year over year, to 221-million square meters in 2018, according to business information provider IHS Markit.

New data centre drives Africa, Latin America data sharing

April 18, 2019

Telecom multinational Angola Cables has announced the opening of its carrier neutral data centre, AngoNAP Fortaleza in Fortaleza, Brazil.

Modest growth forecast for IT spend

April 17, 2019

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3,79-trillion in 2019, an increase of 1,1% from 2018, according to the latest forecast by Gartner.

Multi-layered video ecosystem takes shape in SA

April 17, 2019

YouTube dominates the free online video segment in South Africa, with nearly nine out of 10 connected, urban consumers regularly accessing free video on YouTube and just under half watching YouTube videos every day.

Absa migrates banking platform from the UK

April 17, 2019

Absa Group has successfully migrated the banking platform used by six of its African subsidiaries -Botswana, Ghana, Mauritius, Barclays Tanzania, Seychelles and Zambia – from Barclays’ data centre in the UK to Absa’s data centre in South Africa.

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Is your chatbot driving you nuts?

April 18, 2019

Everyone is into AI these days. Whether it’s in a bid to be seen as a thought leader or a more business-driven need to improve customer service channels, organisations across the spectrum are investigating the potential AI offers.

nCipher, Credence Security extend distribution agreement

April 18, 2019

nCipher Security, which provides trust, integrity and control for critical business information and applications, and Credence Security, an IT security, forensics and incident response specialist distributor, are extending their agreement to offer data protection and cybersecurity solutions across the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa to meet the growing demands of customers.

Senseable wins top digital award

April 18, 2019

When digital technology and creative thinking intersect, brands can collaborate to create memorable and relevant experiences in consumers’ lives.

Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud now in two tiers

April 18, 2019

Kaspersky Lab has launched a new edition of Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud — a cloud-based cybersecurity product for small and medium-sized businesses that seek easy security management and benefit from cloud services.

Itec Tiyende scoops empowerment award

April 18, 2019

Itec Tiyende was recognised as the Top Empowerment Company in the ICT category at the recent 18th annual Top Empowerment Awards, beating formidable competitors in the sector.

SA businesses urged to prioritise facial recognition policies

April 18, 2019

Camera-based facial recognition is finding growing favour within corporate South Africa as a way to fairly and accurately manage employee attendance in the workplace.

Which is better for developers: iOS or Android?

April 18, 2019

When you’re building an app, the first decision you need to make is whether to develop for iOS, Android or both.

Collaboration key to achieving Africa’s economic potential

April 18, 2019

Extracting the true economic potential of Africa will depend on a true collaborative effort between business, government, communities and the people who inhabit this continent.

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