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Rising need for cloud-based website security services in South Africa

With Microsoft set to open hyperscale data centres in South Africa next year, demand for cloud and internet services are set to soar. However, in anticipation of rapid digital transformation in the region, website security is a necessary area for investment to keep up with equally fast-emerging cyber threat challenges

Issued by Cloudbric 18 Sep 2017

Vumatel explains planned R89/month fibre internet in Alexandra

Fibre provider Vumatel made headlines in local tech publications last week when it revealed plans to deliver 100Mbps fibre internet to residents of Alexandra for just R89 a month

By Hadlee Simons 12 Sep 2017

Digital transformation is not just about technology - it's about people

Can you remember thirty-or-so years ago, to a time before mobile technology and the internet?

By Anton Cabral 11 Sep 2017

TNM unveils 4.5G, urges customers to think digital

Malawi's integrated mobile network and ICT service provider TNM on Thursday, 31 August, unveiled a 4.5G network platform which it says will enable the company to provide tailor made internet-based solutions to corporate clients

Issued by Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) 7 Sep 2017

Battle of the bandwidth: What's the real difference between ADSL, VDSL and fibre?

Jarryd Chatz, CEO at BitCo, unpacks some of the different fixed line options - ADSL, VDSL and fibre - in terms of their benefits, disadvantages and ideal environments

By Jarryd Chatz, Issued by BitCo 5 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Municipalities can make sustainable free Wi-Fi a reality

Everybody loves free Wi-Fi. Nobody ever wants to see it switched off. It has proven its worth by helping citizens improve their education, enhance job skills, find employment, easily access news

By Dudu Mhkwanazi 5 Sep 2017

CapaCiTi, Wesgro invite companies to apply for access to digital skills

CapaCiTi and Wesgro are in the process of concluding an investment of R200 million to train and place 2500 people in ICT jobs between 2018 and 2020

4 Sep 2017

Winners announced: MTN Women in ICT - Partnership for Change Awards

The winners of the MTN Women in ICT - Partnership for Change Awards were announced late last week..

1 Sep 2017

The perks of working for an ISP at the cutting edge of connectivity

A major contributor to BitCo's success as a connectivity leader comes from the efforts they make when seeking for talent. Of course - talent retention is also just as important as acquiring it

Issued by BitCo 30 Aug 2017

#HappyBirthday! Hashtag turns 10

The hashtag, the symbol attached to keywords to tag topics online, celebrates 10 years making social media just a bit more navigable

25 Aug 2017

Smart evolution of Africa's megacities will help address infrastructure challenges

Facing rapid growth and evolution in Africa's megacities, radical and effective urban management is needed

24 Aug 2017

Technology is not enough to create connected cities - here's why

The United Nations (UN) estimates that by 2050, 66% of the world's population will live in cities

By Mike Cooray and Rikke Duus 24 Aug 2017

Harvesting big data could bring about the next transport revolution, right now

New technology promises to move us further and faster than ever before. Yet for cities facing everyday problems such as congestion, air pollution and under-capacity, the most effective solution could be

By Marcin Budka, Manuel Martin Salvador 15 Aug 2017

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International

Nest looks to shake up home security

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Nest has set out to shake up the home security market, unveiling an internet-age alarm system.

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Study: The digital future of the restaurant industry

A recent study by the Metro Chair of Innovation at the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) on the use of digital solutions in the hospitality industry, takes a look behind the scenes of the hospitality sector and offers new insights on the use of technology in the restaurant industry in Germany, France, Italy and Spain.

14 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Aerobotics, RanMarine teams up on river water management in #cocreate2Accelerate

After a successful programme in 2016, #cocreate2Accelerate returns in 2017 for another round of building relationships between high-potential young companies from the Netherlands and South Africa. This year, #cocreate2Accelerate will include a long programme based on a rigorous process aimed at matching companies from both countries within specific vertical sectors to actively collaborate in the solving of identified challenges. The short programme will accompany this process and is aimed at introducing Dutch companies to the Cape Town startup ecosystem.

By Cari Coetzee 13 Sep 2017

Where does business process automation work?

Business process automation (BPA) is possible thanks to the evolution of technology, automating workflows sometimes towards points where the intervention of the human is not needed. BPA can save a lot of money and time, make it more enjoyable for the customer to shop and drastically reduce human error.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 12 Sep 2017

Ask and you shall receive in world of voice shopping

SAN FRANCISCO, US - Ordering pizza from the sofa without lifting a finger has joined the list of modern-day conveniences thanks to a hot trend in voice-commanded smart speakers. Amazon, Apple and Google are duking it out with devices designed to sit out of sight in homes, awaiting spoken commands to tend to tasks such as ordering goods, finding information, playing music, mapping routes, or reading email.

4 Sep 2017

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