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Digital tech crime in the spotlight: Interesting tricks used by card fraud criminals

22 May

At the end of 2017 the statistics on card fraud were made available to the public and how interesting they were. A quick review of the stats provided by SABRIC (South African Banking Risk Information Centre) shows that over the course of 2017, credit card fraud increased by 1% while debit card fraud actually decreased […]

Latest Facebook data breach affects 96 000 plus South Africans

15 May

The widely publicised Cambridge Analytica data breach has shaken the world. Many South Africans would have preferred to believe that they weren’t affected, but sadly this was not the case! In fact, the SA department of Justice’s Information Regulator sent a letter to Facebook requesting details and Facebook in turn responded that 96 134 South […]

Are you up to date with the Big Tech Predictions for 2018?

8 May

According to leading digital service providers in South Africa, 2018 is set to see 4 key technologies continue to advance in virtual leaps and bounds. Tech predictions set to lead the way this year are:

Classroom reality – could it be virtual reality?

1 May

If you have ever read a book and wished you could literally immerse yourself into the story, then you have had a taste of what virtual reality can do for the average person. Imagine being able to have a truly personal experience when reading a book, or a studying a subject.

How the Khwela app is set to assist the taxi industry

24 Apr

Many have high hopes that the new Khwela app will make using local taxis easier. Traffic is no joke for many people.

Is automation really putting SA jobs at risk? 

17 Apr

In South Africa, more than 5 million people are jobless. With that in mind, how do you really think and feel about automation becoming so prominent on a world-wide scale? While our country might not be ready for a robotic revolution, it can still benefit from it and such a revolution quite simply cannot be […]

Latest Tech! Are South Africans Really Secure In Their Connected Homes?

10 Apr

With smart homes already an integral part of many South African lifestyles, the question regarding security risks begs to be answered. If your home features a smart television, smart fridge, devices, a game station and various other internet connected devices, could your home security be at risk? Quite simply – it certainly could be. In […]

Effective Operating In The Cloud Still Requires Data Management Skills

3 Apr

It comes as no real surprise that Big Data Quarterly recently stated that cloud computing is changing the way businesses manage data environments today. In fact, cloud computing has become the number one solution for most businesses looking for an efficient way to manage their data, but what of data management skills?

Online Crime: Multimillion rand Bitcoin scam in SA being investigated by Hawks

27 Mar

crypto currency scam

If you were caught up in the Bitcoin hype and invested some of your hard-earned money in recent months, you might feel shocked and disheartened to learn that some of the investment companies “selling” Bitcoin and other crypto currencies were/are nothing more than a scam.

Tech trends that will affect online businesses in South Africa going forward

20 Mar

Embracing digital technology is something that every business needs to consider. New tech trends and the evolution of technology have made many online processes easier, efficient and more accurate, from data capturing to target audience marketing.