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Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps hit Windows 10

Fresh from reporting stellar earnings, Facebook rolled out applications tailored to Microsoft's latest operating system for the social network as well as its Messenger and Instagram services.

12 hours ago

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Chrome crowned top internet browser by market tracker

SAN FRANCISCO: Google Chrome was crowned the top internet browser, officially ending the long reign of Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE). NetMarketShare calculated that Chrome had 41.7% of desktop browser share in April, narrowly topping the 41.4 share for IE. Mozilla's Firefox browser was third with 9.7%, according to the market tracker.

12 hours ago

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ICT investment can help fuel SA's GDP growth

Large-scale ICT investment can play a crucial role in fuelling the growth of South Africa's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) through increased economic activity, innovation and productivity. This contribution is especially needed now, in the face of the economic crunch caused by a long and acute drought in the past year and political developments that saw the rand's value plummet in December 2015.

By Saurabh Kumar 13 hours ago

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Pros and cons of hosted and on-premise storage

With local prices of electricity and bandwidth being so high, cloud-based services are becoming more and more attractive to businesses of all types and sizes.

By Anton Vukic 15 hours ago

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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 Internet.org initiative.

29 Apr 2016

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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.

29 Apr 2016

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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 29 Apr 2016

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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.

29 Apr 2016

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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.

28 Apr 2016

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."

28 Apr 2016

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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 28 Apr 2016

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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 28 Apr 2016