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5 signs that your hard drive is about to fail
5 signs that your hard drive is about to fail

Whether you have a solid state or mechanical drive there is always a chance the device will fail. Regardless of the type of drive, your computer usually will show subtle signs of a pending disk failure.

By Roberto Caprio 1 May 2015 10:38

Tips on how to fight and avoid ransomware, from ESET South Africa
Tips on how to fight and avoid ransomware, from ESET South Africa

Ransomware is malicious software that cyber criminals use to hold a user's computer or computer files for ransom, demanding payment in order for the user to get the files back. Sadly, ransomware is becoming an increasingly popular way for malware authors to extort money from companies and consumers alike, said Nathan Loftie-Eaton, Security Specialist of ESET South Africa...

1 May 2015 08:00

Millennials not likely to use a company's products or services after a poor experience, report finds
Millennials not likely to use a company's products or services after a poor experience, report finds

According to Oracle's global report, Millennials and mobility: how businesses can tap into the app generation, nearly 55% of millennials say a poor mobile app experience would make them less likely to use a company's products or services; 39% of millennials would also be less likely to recommend a company's products or services to others following a poor app experience; and 27% admit it would even give them a negative view of that organisation's products or services altogether...

30 Apr 2015 11:40

Sales surge at AfricaOnline Namibia
Sales surge at AfricaOnline Namibia

AfricaOnline Namibia has announced a significant uptake within the SME sector, with a 60% increase in sales over the past year. Ryno Kuhn, Corporate Sales Executive of AfricaOnline Namibia, said that IT spend is on the rise: "Analysts predicted an increase in spend and that managed services will see a greater percentage of this growth. We can definitely see this trend and expect it to continue."

30 Apr 2015 11:25

Security still the key in delivering mobility
Security still the key in delivering mobility

In the mobile-first, cloud-first era, two trends are powering the wave of mobility sweeping across the enterprise. The first of these is 'Bring your own device' (BYOD) whereby personnel-owned mobile devices are used for work, while the second trend is the increasing usage of Software as a Service (SaaS).

By Anthony Doherty 30 Apr 2015 06:37

ITWeb Security Summit features former NSA director, turned whistle-blower
ITWeb Security Summit features former NSA director, turned whistle-blower

Bill Binney, a former director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and whistle-blower, will be the opening keynote speaker at the ITWeb Security Summit 2015, taking place at Vodacom World from 26 to 28 May 2015.

29 Apr 2015 13:17

Biometrics offers a robust security solution for the older generation
Biometrics offers a robust security solution for the older generation

In June 2014 thousands of South African pensioners were left without money after their pensions had been incorrectly disbursed by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA). The reason? Unauthorised individuals had claimed the funds.

By Greg Sarrail 29 Apr 2015 12:31

Cell C launches Girl Child alumni programme
Cell C launches Girl Child alumni programme

Cell C's Take a Girl Child to Work Day alumni programme was launched this year to link former participants with this year's girl learners...

29 Apr 2015 11:40

No more data loss cover-ups for SA business
No more data loss cover-ups for SA business

South Africa has an historical culture of non-disclosure and cover-ups when it comes to data loss and data breaches, but the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act will force much greater transparency.

By Jos Floor 29 Apr 2015 08:25

The tech industry can create jobs rapidly
The tech industry can create jobs rapidly

Heather Lowe, Head of Enterprise Development of FNB Business, believes that South Africa should maximise the potential of the tech industry to broaden contribution to the country's economic growth and job creation.

29 Apr 2015 08:16

Ruckus Wireless contemplates Wi-Fi and LTE convergence
Ruckus Wireless contemplates Wi-Fi and LTE convergence

Wi-Fi and cellular are the two most successful wireless technologies in existence and have complemented each other for years. Now they seem to be getting engaged. And it couldn't come at a better time as demand for wireless capacity is at an all-time high. But how this all plays out is another matter altogether says Ruckus Wireless.

29 Apr 2015 07:32

Uncertain future for global telecoms
Uncertain future for global telecoms

The global telecoms industry faces an uncertain future, according to a new report published by accountancy and advisory firm BDO.

28 Apr 2015 12:53

Wits students use @RISK software to manage mining risk
Wits students use @RISK software to manage mining risk

Students at the Wits School of Mining Engineering are employing a high-tech program to manage mining risk...

28 Apr 2015 12:00