Future-proof your data management strategy now
Future-proof your data management strategy now

Both the world and the IT industry are changing at a breathtaking speed, with the Internet of Things (IoT) set to further usher in a host of changes. Some of these transformations we can already foresee, such as a dramatic impact on storage and data management, as hitherto unprecedented amounts of data are generated, not just by people, but also by smart, connected machines.

By Gary de Menezes 17 hours ago

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Microsoft-Facebook laying trans-Atlantic internet line

SAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft and Facebook announced they will work together to lay a high-speed internet cable across the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

20 hours ago

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 continues to dominate the security space. Mobile firms, hotel chains, government bodies, dating websites, retailers and more are all targets.

By Martin Walshaw 21 hours ago

Seedstars Cape Town winners advance to grand finale
Seedstars Cape Town winners advance to grand finale

Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, brought its first pre-selection round to a successful close during Seedstars Cape Town. The event took place on Friday at Workshop 17 where 10 selected startups were invited to present their ideas in front of the jury panel.

22 hours ago

Digital transformation worthless without advanced cyber defence
Digital transformation worthless without advanced cyber defence

Cyber-crime and digital espionage continue to cause massive financial and reputational destruction to companies. Hardly a week goes by without us hearing on the news that a high-profile global firm has been hit by sophisticated cyber attacks.

By Rory Young 3 days ago

#AfricaMonth: Sierra Leone, a deadly virus and digital payments
#AfricaMonth: Sierra Leone, a deadly virus and digital payments

In our experience battling the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, one solution saved lives, delivered major cost savings, and continues to help the economy rebuild and recover. For many, this solution is so simple and logical it is almost unexpected: digital payments.

By Momodu Kargbo, Sierra Leone minister of finance an 3 days ago

HP Enterprise plans $8.5bn spinoff, merger
HP Enterprise plans $8.5bn spinoff, merger

SAN FRANCISCO: US technology group Hewlett Packard Enterprise said it plans to spin off and merge its corporate services business in a deal valued at $8.5bn (7.6bn euros).

3 days 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 today, with the top three startups to head the the national final in Johannesburg.

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. Asa (meaning 'culture' in Yoruba) is a growing collection of mobile apps dedicated to promoting and conserving indigenous African cultures in an engaging way, targeting kids in Nigeria and Nigerian diaspora.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

Turrito Networks champions the cause for SME connectivity
Turrito Networks champions the cause for SME connectivity

Following a spate of recent customer wins, MICROmega Group company Turrito Networks is showing its commitment to the small to medium enterprise market in South Africa with connectivity solutions tailored to meet any budget.

Issued by CloudGate 26 May 2016

Developer recruitment platform OfferZen launches in SA
Developer recruitment platform OfferZen launches in SA

Developer recruitment marketplace OfferZen has launched in South Africa, attracting 100 companies to the platform within its first six months of operation.

By Gabriella Mulligan 26 May 2016

33% of software used in SA unlicensed
33% of software used in SA unlicensed

Computer users in South Africa are using unlicensed software at an alarming rate, despite the link between unlicensed software and cyberattacks, according to the new Global Software Survey from BSA | The Software Alliance.

26 May 2016

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Call for MIT Global Startup Labs applications

The MIT Global startup Labs Programme is heading to South Africa and both new and established tech entrepreneurs have until 31 May to submit their best new and innovative tech ideas.

26 May 2016