South African Businesses see the Cloud as a Platform for International Expansion

14 Aug

While Cloud computing has experienced a very real boom across African markets in recent years, its benefits are experienced rather differently. A recent research project, known as Cloud Africa 2018, conducted by World Wide Worx on behalf of F5 Network (F5), found some interesting findings regarding three key players in the African market: Nigeria, Kenya […]

IoT scores big question mark as World Cup Soccer enthusiasts argue the point of VAR

7 Aug

If you were following the 2018 Soccer World Cup, you would in all likelihood have noticed that sometimes, referees can miss injustices on the field. And while techies all over the world are saying that technology can be used to reduce these oversights, other sports enthusiasts claim that bringing technology into it will destroy the […]

 3 Lesser Known Online Scams

31 Jul

The internet has changed. Scams and tricks that caught people out years ago just wouldn’t work these days…or would they? The internet is a wonderful place. It can simplify our lives and provide exceptional convenience, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not flawed. Along with the convenience comes the risk. Online scams exist and millions […]

Leveraging disruptive technology to better our world

24 Jul

Who says disruptive technologies have to be used individually? What about pairing them up to enjoy a plethora of benefits? There are 3 technologies that can be leveraged to make the world a better place for all. These three technologies are: Artificial Intelligence (AI) Virtual Reality (VR) Internet of Things (IoT) How can these technologies […]

 A Family Sharing App Might not be so Much Fun When it’s Hacked!

17 Jul

When it comes to apps, both Android and Apple devices have a plethora of options to choose from. For a long time, Apple has been considered a superior service provider, but recently an Apple family sharing app feature has led to some trouble. Actually, it’s led to a lot of trouble as scammers in China […]

Take good care of your IT team before they get poached

10 Jul

Technology is alive and well in South Africa’s growing economy, but sadly, qualified professionals in the field are rare. This means bad things for South Africa’s future as more and more skilled tech professionals jet off to explore greener pastures (and salaries) abroad. Tertiary facilities in South Africa are on a par with some of […]

Traffic Fine Platform Data Leak Exposes Many

3 Jul

After the 2017 Master Deeds breach exposed the details of some 60 000 local South African’s, you would think that those in control of sensitive data on such a large scale would be more careful. It seems however, that not everyone learned their lesson. If you were outraged to hear just how easy it is […]

 SA Eyes New Era with Biometrics

26 Jun

As recently as May this year, Malusi Gigaba, Minister of Home Affairs, announced that South Africa will be taking positive and determined steps forward in its mission to modernise its systems. Fingerprinting has become more integral and plays a significant role in identification in the country, but it has been a slow and often unreliable […]

What is the GDPR and how will it affect South Africans?

19 Jun

If you run a business that collects and processes information of individuals, it’s time to pay attention. The EU has already implemented the GDPR regulation and it affects you! Before you can understand how it affects you (and protects you for that matter), you might want to know what it is. GDPR GDPR stands for […]

Is South Africa going to war against hackers with enough manpower backup?

12 Jun

Online criminals still seem to be winning the war even though South Africa has implemented a number of legislative changes to combat it. Authorities have noted the increase in cyber-attacks on companies and regular citizens, but not much progress seems to have been made in setting up strategies to combat future attacks. While hackers will […]