Ahmed Ibrahim Wakea Allah is a farmer in Sudan. By taking part in an e-agriculture project, he quadrupled his wheat yield in just one year and went from making a loss of 8,000 Sudanese pounds in the 2013/14 season to a profit of 80,000 Sudanese pounds in 2014/15.
By Ian Theunissen 30 Nov 2015 11:23
Security software, processes and systems are not enough to beat cybercriminals. They're clever, they're focused and they have time. South Africa is one of only 28 countries to have a cyber-security policy in place, but it is widely criticised. We have been victim to the most cyber-attacks on the continent this year, and we lose in excess of R2.2bn to internet fraud and phishing attacks annually, according to the South African Banking Risk Information Centre. Cybercrime, overall, costs the country around R5.8bn annually. Just recently we've seen hackers getting into the accounts of UK mobile users' accounts to access their bank sort codes and details.
Issued by Mortimer Harvey 27 Nov 2015 13:54
South Africans are excepted to visit retail stores and online shopping sites this weekend to grab the best shopping deals on Black Friday.
27 Nov 2015 13:44
Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are becoming increasingly common across the globe, often growing into large-scale operations with hundreds, if not thousands, of employees. While the daily business processes of an NGO may resemble those of profit-driven corporate enterprises, these organisations face a number of unique challenges.
By Avi Rose 27 Nov 2015 11:49
Datatex Dynamics, a telecommunications software company specialising in call recorder solutions and telephone management systems, has announced the release of iReCall Mobile Recording that is part of iReCall, their call recording and telephone management system, which in turn is powered by Amethyst*, their industrial-strength call recorder.
Issued by Datatex Dynamics 26 Nov 2015 11:44
At the end of 2013, Cate, the owner of a successful regional marcoms agency, opened a Johannesburg office to grow her client base and establish a beachhead for client support into Africa. Without the benefit of cloud-based infrastructure and applications, it might have taken her another five years to plan the move.
Issued by Connection Telecom 26 Nov 2015 11:16
When a system crashes, a hard drive fails or a hacker gets in through the door and we lose precious information, it can feel like we are losing parts of our lives. Even with the rate of technological advancement in the past decade, our digital lives, from documents to memorable photographs, can be gone in an instant.
26 Nov 2015 08:58
In response to a business pain, you've dreamed up a great new app idea and have embarked on a litany of Google searches that probably involved the words 'how to build my awesome new app'.
By Craig Terblanche 26 Nov 2015 08:11
The AMPION Veture Bus, a seven day startup bootcamp with 40 participants from South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, France and Germany and supported by the German Ministry for International Cooperation and Development (BMZ), aims to create ten agri-tech startups to provide innovative solutions to transform the agricultural sector in Africa. The bus tour started on 13 November in Windhoek (Namibia) and led through Ghanzi and Gaborone (both Botswana), Johannesburg, Bloemfontein to Cape Town (all South Africa).
25 Nov 2015 10:00
According to Kaspersky Lab's latest report based on Corporate IT Security Risks Survey results - a global survey of more than 5,500 company executives and professionals from 26 countries - 60% of businesses admitted experiencing at least one IT security incident which can lead to or may be related to financial fraud.
24 Nov 2015 12:58
The world we live in has become increasingly digital and connected, and we now have the ability to collect data from many new sources. Sophisticated sensor technology has given rise to the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, embedding intelligence, integrating more data sources than ever and providing the potential for informed decision-making based on comprehensive insight.
By Syed Mansoor Ahmad 24 Nov 2015 12:31
The December holidays are only a few weeks away and many business owners, executives and entrepreneurs are planning to take their work home or on holiday with them. There are few people who can afford to completely disconnect from the office, particularly at a time when businesses of all sizes and across sectors are under pressure.
By Craig Lowe 24 Nov 2015 12:09