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Following the Friday the 13th’s terrorist attacks in Paris, hacktivist group Anonymous is making good on its threat to disrupt ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), and has already taken down about 5 500 ISIS-linked Twitter accounts.

Focusing on business, Blockchain is making waves in the banking industry, presenting opportunities for the market as a whole.

Meanwhile, in today’s application economy, it’s clear that digital transformation has reached every aspect of business, according to the results of a CA Technologies study.

And on the local front, MTN and Huawei have jointly launched the LampSite indoor coverage solution at Lakeside Mall east of Johannesburg.

Until next week,

The IT-Online team

Anonymous hits back at ISIS

Hacktivist group Anonymous is making good on its threat to disrupt ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), and has already taken down about 5 500 ISIS-linked Twitter accounts.

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Why Blockchain matters

With Blockchain creating waves in the banking industry, business transformation solutions provider, Ovations, looks into who it will affect the most as well as the opportunities it presents for the market as a whole.

Digital transformation is taking off

In today's application economy, it's clear that digital transformation has reached every aspect of business, according to the results of a CA Technologies study.

A decade of digital transformation for China

By 2025, IDC expects China to become the world leader in an array of areas ranging from economic aggregate, manufacturing value-added, the number of Fortune 500 Chinese enterprises, scale of online shopping, and population of the middle-class.

Cyber-attacks hit the real world

The interconnectivity of technology has led to a point where many devices are potentially vulnerable, and in the third quarter, the real-world impacts of cyberattacks became clear.

Rapid growth for 5G usage forecast

There are expected to be 150-million 5G mobile subscriptions by 2021, according to the Ericsson Mobility Report - and they will account for almost 80% of mobile subscriptions in sub-Saharan Africa.

Durban makes waves as BPO destination

The contact centre and business process outsourcing (BPO) industries in Durban continue to grow at speed, creating local job opportunities by attracting local and international investors.

SteveJobsSchools concept comes to SA

The SteveJobsSchool concept - recently named as one of the most innovative schools in the world - is set to take off in South Africa, rolling out at flagship campuses in Ruimsig and in Randburg where registration is now open for 2016.

Software key to driverless cars

Autonomous driving continues to be one of the most widespread research and development activities within the global automotive industry.

Top Company News

 

MTN, Huawei launch SA's first commercial LampSite Solution

MTN and Huawei have jointly launched the LampSite indoor coverage solution at Lakeside Mall east of Johannesburg.

Staff drive clients away

What would frustrate South Africans enough to switch banks? Surprisingly it is not benefits, or rewards, or a cheaper alternative that would make them move - but impolite, rude or uninterested staff.

Yahsat extends African coverage

UAE-based satellite operator Yahsat today announced the award of a major contract to Hughes Network Systems to deliver its Jupiter System and related network operations services in support of the company's planned expansion across Africa.

Nokia Networks shows the components for building 5G

Nokia Networks has showcased innovations in data centres and telco cloud, LTE-Advanced, Self Organising Networks (SON) and public safety.

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