SA students reign supreme at International Supercomputing Conference
SA students reign supreme at International Supercomputing Conference

The Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) has taken the top prize in the international Student Cluster Competition held at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Germany this week.

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MTN sells its 50% stake in Afrihost
MTN sells its 50% stake in Afrihost

Just two years after acquiring a controlling stake in the company, MTN South Africa has announced it will dispose of its 50,02% stake in Afrihost to the internet service provider's management team.

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Crypto-ransomware approaches epidemic status
Crypto-ransomware approaches epidemic status

The number of users attacked with encryption ransomware is soaring, with 718,536 users hit between April 2015 and March 2016: an increase of 5.5 times compared to the same period in 2014-2015. The irreversible consequences of this kind of malware infection, along with the high value data that is being encrypted by ransomware tempts victims to pay for decryption, which in turn draws more cybercriminals into the business.

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The connected business society
The connected business society

In today's more digital world, businesses have started to focus less on the amount of data consumed and more on just having fast and reliable connectivity.

By Brian Timperley 1 day ago

Roll out of e-records to benefit public health patients
Roll out of e-records to benefit public health patients

Now healthcare workers in Johannesburg can use technology to improve service delivery, reduce clinic waiting times, improve patient record keeping and ultimately improve patient well-being.

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BlackBerry sales fall, losses pile up
BlackBerry sales fall, losses pile up

Blackberry continued bleeding red in the three months ending 31 May, extending a two-year losing streak as the Canadian smartphone maker restructures, according to quarterly financials filed on Thursday.

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First KZN Techno Hub to be introduced at innovation day
First KZN Techno Hub to be introduced at innovation day

The Port Shepstone Techno Hub, currently in the construction phase, will be hosting an Innovation Day on 30 June 2016 to introduce the science and technology park to interested stakeholders, the media and invited members of the community.

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Boris Dzhingarov
Finding the best web hosting for your company

For people just starting their own website or internet business, there are lots of new decisions to be made for the first time. Many of these decisions will be technical, calling on people to learn about things they'd never otherwise think about. One such example is web hosting. The average person on the street doesn't even really know what web hosting does. But to make the most out of your website or business, you've got to learn the ropes of this varied industry. Fortunately, it's not actually that hard to understand. Here are some things to look for in a great web host.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 2 days ago

Companies struggling to support remote and branch office IT
Companies struggling to support remote and branch office IT

Recent Riverbed Technology survey results showed that organisations are facing multiple challenges when managing IT at the edge - at remote and branch offices. The survey asked IT professionals about the various challenges they face in provisioning and managing remote and branch offices (ROBOs) and found supporting the IT edge was expensive, resource-intensive and full of potential data security risks.

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It will always cost more to connect at the tip of Africa
It will always cost more to connect at the tip of Africa

The benefits of having access to the internet has long been documented, particularly for those living in the developing world or in emerging markets. This endless source of information has the power to improve virtually every aspect of a person's life.

By Hayden Lamberti 2 days ago

Five ways your company is losing data
Five ways your company is losing data

There is no doubt that one of the main assets of a company is the data it stores. Information about its customers, financial or employee planning, among other types of records, should be adequately protected and available whenever they are needed. For this reason, companies that care about such data invest adequate resources into protecting them and recovering them in the event of a serious incident, says ESET Southern Africa.

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Why hospitality SMBs should take a fresh look at guest data

If you're running a small hotel chain, a private transportation-and-tours company or have a little bed and breakfast, as a small or medium-sized business owner, you should be well aware of your duties to protect the private and sensitive personal information your guests and clients have entrusted you with.

By Amit Parbhucharan 2 days ago

Mine security - as vital today, as always
Mine security - as vital today, as always

Despite a downward spiral across South Africa's mining community, efficient and effective security remains key. While it might seem logical to scale back, the reality is very different. Commodity prices will rise and mines will again begin functioning at its optimum. This requires secure operations, with the increase in illegal mining and resulting theft further heightening this need.

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