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25 June 2018

Is SA falling behind in the platform economy?

Unless an enabling environment is created, and critical mass attained, South Africa is in danger of falling behind as the world undergoes a fundamental economic shift: the rise of the platform economy.

5G key for autonomous vehicle connectivity

June 22, 2018

5G networks may be as much as 10 times more efficient than 4G networks, allowing communications service providers (CSPs) to secure future market opportunities with manufacturers of autonomous vehicles (AVs) in the fields of driver safety and data processing and management.

MTN, Ericsson in 5G driving demo

June 22, 2018

MTN South Africa and Ericsson have demonstrated fifth generation (5G) wireless technology in a live feed from a car on a skid pan at the Gerotek testing facility in Pretoria.

Industry 4.0 ripe for malware attacks

June 22, 2018

The trend for digitalisation, including increased connectivity and IoT, is growing among industrial organisations such as power plants, manufacturers, and water treatment centres, which rely on industrial control systems (ICS) for their operations.

Trade war leads to malware escalation

June 22, 2018

Ping-ponging tariffs between the US and China, have already sparked new Chinese hacking campaigns and a shift toward attacks that are increasingly targeted, and most likely aimed at carrying out government espionage.

Andy Diggle, Chris Sprouse set for Comic Con Africa

June 22, 2018

British comic book writer Andy Diggle and comic artist Chris Sprouse will be participating in Comic Con Africa 2018.

Positive risk-reward changes for southern Africa

June 22, 2018

Broad political change has led to an improvement of the risk-reward score in many southern African economies, according to the 2018 Africa Risk-Reward Index from Control Risks and Oxford Economics.

SA’s current account deficit widens

June 22, 2018

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) reported on 21 June that the current account deficit widened further from 2,9% of GDP in 2017Q4 to 4,8% of GDP in 2018Q1.

AfPIF to run alongside iWeek

June 22, 2018

The Internet Society (ISOC) and African IXP Association (AFIX) are set to hold the ninth annual Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) during iWeek in August.

How Mars mission could solve Earth’s problems

June 21, 2018

Kathy Gibson is at SAP SuccessConnect in Berlin – When a small group of people leaves Earth to set up the first off-planet colony on Mars, it will be following the natural progression of the human race to explore new territories – and it is hoped it will inspire people to solve some of the pressing issues at home.

Work as a means to make life better

June 21, 2018

Kathy Gibson is at SAP SuccessFactors in Berlin – Human resources professionals have a responsibility to help their companies run efficiently, but they also have a duty to help their employees have a better life.

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HomeFixer announces Hirsch collaboration

June 22, 2018

South Africa’s recently-launched home improvement app, HomeFixer, has announced a partnership with Hirsch’s, one of South Africa’s most well-known independent home appliances and furniture store.

Cisco, NetApp simplify cloud infrastructure delivery

June 22, 2018

Cisco and NetApp have announced new FlexPod solutions, combining Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure with NetApp data services to help organizations accelerate application delivery and transition to a hybrid cloud with a trusted platform for innovation.

Securing and regulating IoT

June 22, 2018

In the data centre, servers, storage and, more recently, networks are highly automated, and the processes are “industrialised”. However, in the case of IT security, point solutions and manual work still seem to prevail.

How to protect your kids online

June 22, 2018

Children know how to play online games, get updates on their favorite celebrities, find the latest music hits, chat with their equally tech-savvy peers, or ask the Internet for answers to their questions that they might be too embarrassed to ask others.

Smart home basics: creating a reliable LAN

June 22, 2018

Smart homes are supposed to simplify our lives and make our homes more convenient. But without a reliable internet connection and local area network, your smart devices can go offline and underperform, which can create more stress than convenience.

Digital printers and digital workflows

June 22, 2018

Printing doesn’t have to be complicated, but, let’s face it: for every user who wants something different from that machine, the complexity increases.

What to consider when integrating AI into legal

June 22, 2018

Over the past two years Webber Wentzel has explored a number of artificial intelligence (AI) platforms related to the delivery of legal services.

Integrated security ensures peace of mind

June 22, 2018

In today’s world, security threats can come from anywhere, be it cybercriminals looking to attack your business’ data, intruders targeting physical hardware, or even internal employees haplessly giving away company secrets or letting unauthorised people into your environment.

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