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SES, Facebook deal to provide broadband connectivity in Africa

Satellite operator, SES S.A. has announced a satellite broadband deal with Facebook to provide high-speed broadband connectivity services to Sub-Saharan Africa. The agreement will support Facebook's Express Wi-Fi programme that is part of their initiative.

1 day ago

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Mobile optimised work environments drive performance

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), through its new global study Mobility, Performance and Engagement, established a measurable link between more mobile-first working environments and increased employment engagement, proving that CIOs can drive increased business performance through mobile strategies that are developed and executed well.

1 day ago

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is 30 billion pictures worth?

Image capture and related technology is speeding up exponentially and changing the world of communication and creativity as we know it. It's estimated that globally more pictures were taken every two minutes of 2012 than all of the photographs taken in the entire 19th century. Last year we snapped an estimated trillion photos - in a single year! And by 2017, Infotrends estimates that 78.8% (or just over three-quarters) of all photos will be taken using our phones.

By Hitendra Naik 1 day ago

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New trend in hacking uncovered

A new trend among cyber espionage threat actors have been uncovered by Kaspersky Lab researchers - they are using tools available on the web for research purposes instead of developing customised hacking tools or buying them from third-party suppliers in the criminal underground. Several cyber espionage campaigns utilising such tools have been spotted recently by experts.

1 day ago

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Mall of Africa future-ready with Wi-Fi network

Open-access Wi-Fi Network, VAST Networks together with Ruckus Wireless successfully deployed the continent's largest mall Wi-Fi installation, providing consumers and retailers with a fast and reliable Wi-Fi experience throughout the Mall of Africa.

2 days ago

Jessica Alba, Michelle Obama win Webby Awards
Jessica Alba, Michelle Obama win Webby Awards

SAN FRANCISCO - Actress turned entrepreneur Jessica Alba and US First Lady Michelle Obama were among celebrities and technology titans honoured on Tuesday with Webby Awards for "excellence on the internet."

2 days ago

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What does SSDC mean for your business?

Software-defined everything! Well, not everything, but lots of things. 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. Software-defined networking is leading the charge right now, and it's the data centre where all this will come together. And that means we're heading towards a software-defined data centre (SDDC).

By Martin Walshaw 2 days ago

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Ten ways to protect your organisation from ransomware

If you've been listening to the news lately, you would have heard of a number of companies being affected by ransomware. Organisations and users are concerned about the recent surge in this form of cyber attack and they should be. Ransomware is nasty stuff.

By Paul Williams 2 days ago

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#CommerceMonth: Riding the wearable tech wave

Inspired by the Internet of Things, Quantifi caters to the wearable tech market through the sales and distribution of everything from fitness devices and smart thermometers to digital health systems designed for the office.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Apr 2016

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Visual IVR can transform the service experience

Thanks to the emergence of visual interactive response technology, the frustration of listening to numerous menu options before eventually being able to speak to an agent at a call centre is no longer the case.

26 Apr 2016

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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 for integration, big data which will require automation and artificial intelligence, and the transformation of CCTV systems into a comprehensive operational tool.

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 and presence on uAfrica's list of top 50 South African e-commerce sites, its story is a successful one.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 Apr 2016

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It's #FreeData4All this Freedom Day

On 27 April 2016, Freedom Day, the taps at all of the AlwaysOn hotspots will be cranked open all day. Free Wi-Fi will be available at the thousands of AlwaysOn Hotspots and SuperWi-Fi locations across the country.

25 Apr 2016