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Thanks Bokke – Just How Wrong or Right Can an Algorithm Be?

12 Nov


Caps off to the Springboks who all but blew the English Roses right out of the proverbial water with their convincing win on Saturday the 2nd of November! As the country erupted into a roar of pride and excitement, few people gave much thought to the predictions that had been made before the game. No […]

Phishing & Email Scams Gain Momentum in South Africa

5 Nov

phishing & email scams

One would think that will all the awareness campaigns around phishing and email scams, South Africa’s risk profile would be on the decline. As it turns out, it’s not. Email scams and phishing scams are always on the rise and, right now, unsuspecting South African citizens are being scammed. Whether it’s due to ignorance or […]

Finding the Right Antivirus Solutions

29 Oct

antivirus solutions

If your computer has ever had a virus or been infected with malware, you will probably know the frustration and stress involved in the “cleaning” or removal process. Once a virus or malware strikes, it can become a fool’s errand trying to restore the system back to normal. And often, the only solution is to wipe […]

Is there such a thing as Green Friendly technology?

22 Oct

Green friendly technology

The world and society are changing, and with it, people’s awareness of the importance of “going green” is increasing at a rapid rate. What do you do if you are a tech enthusiast and also committed to doing your bit for the environment? Is there such a thing as green-friendly technology, or are you digging […]

The Known & Unknown Risks of Virtual Reality

17 Oct

virtual reality

Virtual Reality (VR) is aptly described as an immersive experience. Many people perhaps don’t know that the very first VR prototype came out in the 1960s. Back then, it was mostly misunderstood and considered a type of science fiction. Nowadays, virtual reality can provide a realistic experience by using software to produce an artificial scene […]

New communication channels and cloud computing changing the way we work

1 Oct

5g communication channels

Things have changed in the business landscape over the years, and it’s all thanks to IT development. Gone are the days when a consumer reached for a landline phone to make contact with a store or service provider. Nowadays, consumers turn to mobile phones, iPads, tablets, laptops, and even desktop computers before they give their […]

What Exactly are Cybercriminals Looking for?

25 Sep


South Africa is not experiencing Cybercrime for the first time. In fact, the general population and businesses have been hearing about cybercrime – and been adversely affected by it – for many years. Have you ever wondered if you have what a cyber-criminal is looking for? Are you computing habits and behaviours putting you at […]

Keeping you in touch with the top tech gadgets in 2019

17 Sep

2019 top tech gadgets

New tech is exciting – there’s no denying that. While there seems to be a new tech frenzy and influx every year (it seems like every few minutes actually!) it can be hard to keep up with the top tech gadgets to hit the market. Want to know what’s the latest in summary for 2019 […]

Is digital currency an alternative solution in fighting financial crime?

11 Sep

digital currency

When you think of the central banking system and the South African Reserve Bank, you probably picture physical cash, notes and coins. You may have heard, earlier this year, that the country announced that the Reserve Bank was open to the idea of digital currency. In the release, the Reserve Bank stated that it believed […]

Black Friday 2019: The good, the bag, and the ugly

3 Sep

Black Friday

On Friday 29 November 2019, Black Friday will once again be taking over our lives – even if only for the day! Love it or hate it, like most everyone else, you are probably cautiously waiting for the ‘never to be seen again’ sales and ‘rock-bottom’ deals to hit the online world, but just how […]