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Wordpress and Wix not the only ways to build websites
Wordpress and Wix not the only ways to build websites

South African internet solutions company, Hostriver has launched a DIY website builder service for small to medium enterprises (SMEs)...

18 Jun 2018

Is a .com necessary? Why send domain fees overseas?
Is a .com necessary? Why send domain fees overseas?

According to Lucky Masilela, CEO of ZA Central Registry NPC, there's a sense of renewal in the air and it's, therefore, the perfect time for SOEs to ditch the .com and revert to .za domains to show their commitment to building South Africa...

13 Jun 2018

#StartupStory: BlockMesh
#StartupStory: BlockMesh

BlockMesh is enabling cost-free communication by creating a global mesh network which allows its users to skip typical cellular and ISP "toll roads"...

By Ilse van den Berg 12 Jun 2018

Contemporary ICT insights for South African companies
Contemporary ICT insights for South African companies

Thanks to the fourth industrial revolution, businesses today have more tools than ever at their disposal. From the power of the cloud, giving flexibility and scalability to organisations both big and small; to IoT, effortlessly merging the digital world with our everyday lives...

By Rob Lith 5 Jun 2018

This is how photonics are helping to bridge the digital divide
This is how photonics are helping to bridge the digital divide

Africa has 20% of the world's population but only 4% of its internet data access. This "digital divide", with low internet connectivity reach, particularly in rural areas, is both economic and geographic in nature.

5 Jun 2018

#NEWSWATCH: Uganda's 'social media tax' condemned
#NEWSWATCH: Uganda's 'social media tax' condemned

Uganda is in the news today across the globe for what is being called a "social media tax" on social media users in the East African country, which has in the past imposed draconian laws that curb press freedom and freedom of speech.

By Louise Marsland 1 Jun 2018

Part IV: How information travels on the internet
Part IV: How information travels on the internet

You don't need to be in IT to understand the ins and outs of the internet. This 'how the internet works' series will teach you everything you need to know about the internet...

By Jarryd Chatz 30 May 2018

Top 3 takeouts from Zuckerberg's fireside chat at Viva Tech
Top 3 takeouts from Zuckerberg's fireside chat at Viva Tech

During a fireside chat with Publicis Groupe chairman and co-founder, Maurice Levy, at the recent Viva Tech event, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke about privacy, GDPR, his plans for governance, and how he intends to fight bad content...

29 May 2018

5 security and risk management trends you need to pay attention to
5 security and risk management trends you need to pay attention to

Security - once merely a small part of enterprise IT - is now a significant function, crucial for organisational success. This has elevated the role of security and risk management (SRM) leaders...

By Peter Firstbrook 29 May 2018

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Digital personal assistant Zoe the next step in MSC Cruises' evolution

This latest innovation demonstrates how MSC Cruises is employing next-generation technology to create a connected cruise experience that puts the guest in control of their cruise...

29 May 2018

GDPR: ground zero for a more trusted, secure internet
GDPR: ground zero for a more trusted, secure internet

Most of us have been bombarded recently by a barrage of emails from companies begging us to "stay in touch" or "opt in" or informing us of a "policy update". On May 25, an historic date for the internet, the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force...

By Bill Buchanan 28 May 2018

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#AfricaMonth: High-speed connectivity will boost adoption of wearable tech

Wearable technologies offer enormous potential to a wide range of industries - provided they make use of fast, high-quality connectivity.

28 May 2018

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#AfricaMonth: The evolution of mobile networks in Africa

As we move closer to the era of 5G technology, the mobile network industry is gearing up for what this will bring to the technology landscape...

By Giovanni Chiarelli 23 May 2018

Why Cape Town's SMEs should drive the shift to remote working
Why Cape Town's SMEs should drive the shift to remote working

As part of the city's efforts to save water, remote working solutions can play a key role...

By Colin Thornton 21 May 2018

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#AfricaMonth: Africa's time to shine

It's Africa Month, which is a great time to reflect on where we are as a connected society and what role we as African digital citizens have to play in the near future...

By Jared Molko 21 May 2018

IAB SA campaigns for all South Africans to have free access to the internet
IAB SA campaigns for all South Africans to have free access to the internet

The IAB SA has kick-started a campaign for all South Africans to have free basic access to the internet...

18 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Driving sustainable development agendas through digital transformation
#AfricaMonth: Driving sustainable development agendas through digital transformation

Africa is a diverse continent with unique market conditions. Home to seven of the fastest growing economies and seven of the world's megacities, and with millions of young people entering the labour force each year, Africa is fertile ground...

By Joanne Shields 17 May 2018

New data protection guidelines for Africa launched
New data protection guidelines for Africa launched

The Internet Society and the African Union Commission launched new personal data protection guidelines for Africa at the Africa Internet Summit held in Dakar, Senegal this week...

10 May 2018

Cannes Lions announces Google as Creative Marketer of the Year
Cannes Lions announces Google as Creative Marketer of the Year

Google has been announced as the Creative Marketer of the Year 2018 by the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity...

3 May 2018

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Can I get your attention!

It's been six months since I left my comfy job at a giant, well-known tech company and I've had a decent amount of time to reflect. It was an experience for which I will always be grateful...

By Jared Molko 25 Apr 2018

12 top young African tech leaders of tomorrow
12 top young African tech leaders of tomorrow

Africa is fast becoming a key global tech market, and many of the tech leaders of tomorrow are emerging from the continent with Africa's international ambitions and potential firmly in their grasp...

By Peter Pedroncelli 24 Apr 2018

SMEs to benefit from Google's "mobile-first indexing"
SMEs to benefit from Google's "mobile-first indexing"

Local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) stand to benefit from Google implementing "mobile-first indexing"...

24 Apr 2018

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#Prisms2018: Out of Africa - an insider's perspective

The following is an excerpt from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations International (CIPRI) 2017 Maggie Nally Memorial Lecture I delivered at the House of Lords, Palace of Westminster...

By Robyn de Villiers 23 Apr 2018

Vodacom dominates 4G coverage in South Africa
Vodacom dominates 4G coverage in South Africa

Despite the ongoing spectrum constraints, Vodacom now provides 80.12% 4G coverage in South Africa, with 99.78% of the population covered by 3G and 99.97% covered by 2G...

20 Apr 2018

New Cape Town/Brazil subsea cable to boost SA broadband
New Cape Town/Brazil subsea cable to boost SA broadband

Did you know that 98% of your global data travels under the ocean on subsea fibre optic cables, not via satellites?

By Ilse van den Berg 18 Apr 2018

Jumia identifies five trends in Ghanaian mobile industry
Jumia identifies five trends in Ghanaian mobile industry

Jumia's recent Ghana Mobile Report highlights some key elements in the country's mobile industry as well as a few challenges and ways to solve them...

17 Apr 2018

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Developing next-gen hospitality solutions

A group of hoteliers and hospitality consultants decided to create a system of standards that worked together and had new functionality that would be adopted by the industry - 'next-generation solutions', they call it...

16 Apr 2018

IT Leaders Africa Summit to focus on the evolution of the CIO
IT Leaders Africa Summit to focus on the evolution of the CIO

The ninth Annual IT Leaders Africa Summit, which is taking place from 9-10 May 2018 in Cape Town, will zoom in on the evolution of the African CIO...

16 Apr 2018

Broadband connectivity to expand throughout West Africa
Broadband connectivity to expand throughout West Africa

A new partnership between Vodacom Business Nigeria and Intelsat will see broadband connectivity expand throughout West Africa...

13 Apr 2018

Third of South Africans feel mobile browsers are safer than social media apps
Third of South Africans feel mobile browsers are safer than social media apps

Opera's State of the mobile web report Q1 2018 reveals one-third of the surveyed internet users believe a mobile browser offers them more privacy features than a standalone social media app...

12 Apr 2018

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