Budget 2020 signals that it’s time for action

Kathy Gibson is at the PwC post-budget briefing in Sandton - Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has promised to tackle government spending, and put the ball firmly back into the private sector's court to make their own contribution to economic recovery by investing and...

EMEA PC market will be impacted, not rocked by Covid-19

Shipments of traditional PCs (a combination of desktops, notebooks, and workstations) in EMEA is expected to total 72,2-million in 2020, a 1% year on year (YoY) decline. The remaining Windows 10 transitions will continue to drive demand in the commercial space, but...

SA sees decrease in mobile malware attacks

Mobile malware detected in South Africa within 2019 saw a decrease in the number of attacked users compared to 2018. According to Kaspersky researchers, the overall number of users attacked fell from almost 20 000 to around 12 700. This, however, is different from the...

AI used to develop new antibiotic

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EMEA PC market will be impacted, not rocked by Covid-19

Shipments of traditional PCs (a combination of desktops, notebooks, and workstations) in EMEA is expected to total 72,2-million in 2020, a 1% year on year (YoY) decline. The remaining Windows 10 transitions will continue to drive demand in the commercial space, but...

Virus to drive client devices market in a u-curve

IDC forecasts that the Covid-19 outbreak will bring a series of major changes in China's client devices market. "The outbreak without doubt will, to some extent negatively impact devices sales in 2020 - especially in the first quarter - but there is also a positive...

Sage appoints new distribution partners in Africa

Sage has appointed three Authorised Sage Distributors in the SADC, East Africa and West African regions to serve as valued-added distribution partners for its small and medium business products and services. The new distribution partners are: * First Distribution will...

SA sees decrease in mobile malware attacks

Mobile malware detected in South Africa within 2019 saw a decrease in the number of attacked users compared to 2018. According to Kaspersky researchers, the overall number of users attacked fell from almost 20 000 to around 12 700. This, however, is different from the...

AI set to drive privacy compliance

More than 40% of privacy compliance technology will rely on artificial intelligence (AI) by 2023, up from 5% today, according to Gartner. "Privacy laws, such as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), presented a compelling business case for privacy compliance and...

Covid-19 set to slow world growth in 2020

The rapid spread of the novel coronavirus Covid-19 is expected to weaken China's growth sharply in the short-term, causing global disruption. This is according to Orxford Economics, which points out that optimism about 2020 bringing relief for world trade and...

Apple, Samsung dominate smartphone top 10

Apple's iPhone XR was the world's most popular smartphone in 2019, easily outshipping all other models. Apple shipped 46,3-million iPhone XR smartphones last year, more than doubling the 23,1-million units in 2018, according to Omdia's Smartphone Model Market Tracker...

Ransomware threat still alive and well

Ransomware continued to be a mainstay cyber threat last year, according to Trend Micro's 2019 security roundup report. The report details details the most important issues and changes in the threat landscape to provide businesses with insights into best practices and...

What to look for in the budget

The South African economy is in crisis and the annual budget today (26 February) will provide the most important indication of whether the catastrophe will deepen. Independent statistician Garth Zietsman, on behalf of the Free Market Foundation (FMF), examines what he...

SA SME Fund to commercialise university tech innovation

Corporate South Africa, through its investment in the SA SME Fund, is enabling the commercialisation of technology innovations developed by South African universities through its R150-million investment into the University Technology Fund (UTF). This is the first...

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Businesses should tap into the experience economy

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IoT to connect more than 50bn devices in next decade

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Sophos has introduced a new "Xstream" architecture for Sophos XG Firewall with high performance Transport Layer Security (TLS) traffic decryption capabilities that eliminate significant security risk associated with encrypted network traffic, which is often overlooked...

Prepare your organisation for AI-powered ERP

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Virtual classes become a reality

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