Looking at Liberty: How big is the human factor in the cybercrime epidemic?
Looking at Liberty: How big is the human factor in the cybercrime epidemic?

Last week, Liberty reported that hackers had infiltrated its IT system and threated to reveal critical customer data should a ransom not be paid.

By Nicol Mullins 5 hours ago

Information regulator requests urgent meeting with Liberty
Information regulator requests urgent meeting with Liberty

The information regulator says it has requested an urgent meeting with Liberty Holdings to get an understanding of how its data was breached by hackers at the weekend.

7 hours ago

Brandon Kynoch
#YouthMonth: This 16-year-old developer is dominating the gaming industry

16-year-old self-taught game developer, Brandon Kynoch, is dominating the gaming industry with the App Store having chosen his game, Torus., as its 'Game of the Day' in 137 App Stores worldwide.

By Ilse van den Berg 10 hours ago

David Munro, CEO: Liberty
Liberty refused hacking ransom demand

One of the South Africa's largest financial services firms, Liberty, refused to pay the ransom demanded for client data after the company's IT system was hacked.

1 day ago

3.5 billion IoT cellular connections predicted for 2023 - Ericsson
3.5 billion IoT cellular connections predicted for 2023 - Ericsson

The latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report focuses on commercial rollouts of 5G and the forecast for cellular IoT connections having nearly doubled since November 2017. It is now expected to reach an estimated 3.5 billion in 2023, driven by ongoing large-scale deployments in China.

1 day ago

Wordpress and Wix not the only ways to build websites
Wordpress and Wix not the only ways to build websites

South African internet solutions company, Hostriver has launched a DYI website builder service for small to medium enterprises (SMEs).

1 day ago

9 entrepreneurs pitch ideas to investors at (IoT)E
9 entrepreneurs pitch ideas to investors at (IoT)E

SqwidNet, the licensed Sigfox IoT network operator in South Africa, recently hosted the finale of its first entrepreneurship programme called (IoT)E - IoT to the power of E, where nine entrepreneurs had the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of potential investors.

1 day ago

Banele Mhlongo and Vuma Mthembu. Photo: Robyn Walker
Students develop diagnosis app for deaf people

Cost-effective solutions to help deaf people navigate healthcare in developing countries is exactly what Banele Mhlongo and Vuma Mthembu, fourth-year medical students at the University of Cape Town (UCT), are trying to achieve with the app they are developing.

15 Jun 2018

Entries now open for Pricecheck Tech and E-commerce Awards
Entries now open for Pricecheck Tech and E-commerce Awards

Entries are officially open for the third annual Tech and E-commerce Awards hosted by price comparison website Pricecheck.

15 Jun 2018

This is what customer management tools should do for your business
This is what customer management tools should do for your business

Do you remember your first car? That great feeling of freedom that came with the ability to drive yourself wherever you wanted or needed to go, without having to ask for a lift, take public transport or cycle or walk. And the 'kudos' from your friends that came with independence.

By Edward Carbutt 13 Jun 2018

#StartupStory: BlockMesh
#StartupStory: BlockMesh

A mesh network is a group of devices passing information from one to another until the recipient is reached. BlockMesh is using this mesh network as a communications application, and as it can operate via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi instead of data, it is essentially cost-free once you're on the network.

By Ilse van den Berg 12 Jun 2018

5 key ingredients for long-term digital success
5 key ingredients for long-term digital success

The fourth industrial revolution continues to disrupt how businesses operate with creative, digital start-ups challenging established organisations. Traditional industries are being transformed by digital pioneers such as Airbnb.

30 May 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: What Malta learned from Marilyn; the wages of sun
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: What Malta learned from Marilyn; the wages of sun

If there was a theme song for public relations in general and reputation management in particular, it should be the Marilyn Monroe and Frankie Vaughn duet Specialisation from her under-appreciated 1960 movie Let's make love.

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 25 May 2018