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How context can provide application-centric security
How context can provide application-centric security

Despite the innumerable terrible headlines we've seen over the last few years, data breaches continue to dominate the security space. Mobile firms, hotel chains, government bodies...

By Martin Walshaw 4 hours ago

Meet the 10 startups that will pitch at Seedstars Cape Town
Meet the 10 startups that will pitch at Seedstars Cape Town

Global seed-stage startup competition Seedstars World has announced the 10 startups that will pitch at its pre-selection event in Cape Town on today...

By Tom Jackson 3 days ago

#AfricaMonth: Tech as a tool for cultural evangelism
#AfricaMonth: Tech as a tool for cultural evangelism

Observing that children in his community displayed a disinterest in their African culture, Adebayo Adegbembo - along with his team at Genii Games - created the Asa brand...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

Cloud solutions for the 'Uber era'
Cloud solutions for the 'Uber era'

The advent of the 'Uber era' has traditional businesses running scared. While business disruption isn't new, the world is now seeing a perfect storm of accelerated technology innovation...

By Andre le Roux 25 May 2016

Is app-athy towards slow IT detrimental to business productivity?
Is app-athy towards slow IT detrimental to business productivity?

Improving productivity continues to be a priority for many organisations and as such, IT transformation is top of the agenda when it comes to boosting business performance...

By Wimpie van Rensburg 24 May 2016

Industry 4.0 drives the need for smart digital enterprises
Industry 4.0 drives the need for smart digital enterprises

The Fourth Industrial Revolution will affect the very essence of our human existence, including how businesses operate and how customers interact...

By Paul Fick 24 May 2016

E-health startup wins $64k at #Hack.Jozi Challenge
E-health startup wins $64k at #Hack.Jozi Challenge

Tech-enabled medical service Technovera walked away with R1m ($64,000) in prize money after winning the 2016 #Hack.Jozi Challenge, aimed at identifying digital solutions to problems in Johannesburg...

By Tom Jackson 23 May 2016

Are you managing the people or the tech?
Are you managing the people or the tech?

Technology, when implemented effectively in a contact centre, is a powerful tool. But, what is often overlooked is that call centres are about the people first, and the technology is simply...

By Jed Hewson 23 May 2016

#InTouch2016: Survival strategy for the digital future
#InTouch2016: Survival strategy for the digital future

The key problem in business is that while technology changes, business processes don't...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 May 2016

IT is less important than you think
IT is less important than you think

The chatter around digital transformation is steadily increasing and in almost all cases IT is regarded as super critical for moving forward. While a more effective use of information technologies...

By Mark Geschke 19 May 2016

Liz Hart, MD, Infrastructure Africa
Infrastructure Africa to focus on regional opportunities

Infrastructure Africa will this year showcase some of Africa's mega projects...

By Sindy Peters 18 May 2016

Security tips in the age of data leaks
Security tips in the age of data leaks

On April 3 2016 a collective of international newspapers and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) dropped a bombshell - they had millions of documents showing the private business dealings...

By Doros Hadjizenonos 18 May 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
Six Android apps that are awesome for small business users

Running a small business is definitely hard. You need to do so many things and every single extra help counts. You want to focus on all the time-gaining tools that are available...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 16 May 2016

#FRO16: Online tracking and web analysis 101
#FRO16: Online tracking and web analysis 101

I'll be the first to admit that my online analytics skills are sub-par - mention anything data-related and my brain switches to safe mode. Eva Hieninger's session at #FRO16, however, kept me, and I imagine many others, engaged...

By Sindy Peters 13 May 2016

The power of sentiment analysis for the public service
The power of sentiment analysis for the public service

In an age of near ubiquitous communication platforms, big data, and advanced analytic capabilities, sentiment analysis of social media holds huge potential for both private business...

By Kroshlen Moodley 13 May 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
Four tips for choosing the right help desk software

Your company's help desk handles customers who bring complaints, questions, and troubleshooting issues - and must do so with grace and compassion in order to foster positive relationships with your customers...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 12 May 2016

The challenges and benefits of hybrid cloud migration
The challenges and benefits of hybrid cloud migration

In the quest to remain competitive within the market, businesses are introducing more and more innovative applications to improve processes and efficiency. However, maintaining this progress requires companies...

By Martin Walshaw 12 May 2016

Tech investors scared away by strict regulatory policy
Tech investors scared away by strict regulatory policy

Overly strict regulatory policy can inhibit investment in internet companies, with governments in emerging markets needing to ensure policy does not put off tech investors...

By Tom Jackson 11 May 2016

Why IT security experts feel unprepared for email attacks
Why IT security experts feel unprepared for email attacks

IT security experts are feeling increasingly unprepared and too out-of-date to reasonably defend against email-based threats, with a late 2015 finding that only 35% of its respondents were confident...

By Simeon Tassev 11 May 2016

#AfricaMonth: Data collection software to reach the hard-to-reach
#AfricaMonth: Data collection software to reach the hard-to-reach

Al Ismaili, Shehzad Tejani and Faiz Hirani make up the formidable 'triforce' of Bamba Group, a Kenyan tech startup that has modernised data collection...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 10 May 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
In the Age of Cybercrime, is encryption enough?

Many individuals don't fully understand what encryption is and how much privacy it can ensure. As hackers become savvier and consumers remain ill-informed, is digital privacy even a possibility?...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 4 May 2016

Three essential components every business website should have
Three essential components every business website should have

In order to gain the edge over the competition and build a good online presence, there are some essential components which every business website should include...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 4 May 2016

New fund launched for SA mobile startups
New fund launched for SA mobile startups

Tech accelerator mLab Southern Africa and the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) have launched a new fund aimed at assisting local mobile, sensor or wearable app startups in developing their concepts...

By Tom Jackson 4 May 2016

ICT investment can help fuel SA's GDP growth
ICT investment can help fuel SA's GDP growth

Large-scale ICT investment can play a crucial role in fuelling the growth of South Africa's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) through increased economic activity, innovation and productivity...

By Saurabh Kumar 3 May 2016

Pros and cons of hosted and on-premise storage
Pros and cons of hosted and on-premise storage

With local prices of electricity and bandwidth being so high, cloud-based services are becoming more and more attractive to businesses of all types and sizes...

By Anton Vukic 3 May 2016

What does SSDC mean for your business?
What does SSDC mean for your business?

Shifting a lot of the management and, therefore, the intelligence, to software makes a lot of sense and it's where the industry is heading...

By Martin Walshaw 28 Apr 2016

#CommerceMonth: Riding the wearable tech wave
#CommerceMonth: Riding the wearable tech wave

Inspired by the Internet of Things, Quantifi caters to the wearable tech market the sales and distribution...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Apr 2016

Staying on top of trends in the security industry in 2016
Staying on top of trends in the security industry in 2016

As 2016 rolls on, a number of factors and trends will gain traction in the security sector, shaping the progression of the security sector. These include increased demand...

By Neil Cameron 26 Apr 2016

#CommerceMonth: Wooting up e-commerce with Rory Magee
#CommerceMonth: Wooting up e-commerce with Rory Magee

An online PC store that started out in a bedroom in 2007 now has a factory and expansion plans in its midst. This is the story of Wootware; and considering its steady growth...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 Apr 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
Let's understand what shared hosting is and why it is recommended for small businesses

Most people will tell you that shared hosting stands out as the very best option for the small business that has average traffic. Some companies even offer specialised packages for smaller businesses...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 22 Apr 2016

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