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ICT can take farming into the future

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

Cybercrime - protect yourself - Mortimer Harvey
Cybercrime - protect yourself

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

Always On during Black Friday
Always On during Black Friday

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

NGOs can benefit from advanced electronic signatures
NGOs can benefit from advanced electronic signatures

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

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New business website shares local bests

Launched in November 2015, OfLocal is a consumer-generated information website that provides users with useful insight on venue and location-specific information while also offering all local business location-based listings.

27 Nov 2015 09:15

Datatex announces the release of its iReCall mobile cloud call recording capability - Datatex Dynamics
Datatex announces the release of its iReCall mobile cloud call recording capability

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

Life on cloud nine - how did SMEs cope before everything-as-a-service? - Connection Telecom
Life on cloud nine - how did SMEs cope before everything-as-a-service?

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

Nine tips on protecting yourself from digital disasters
Nine tips on protecting yourself from digital disasters

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

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Building an app requires a good development platform

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

Agri-tech startups the future of farming
Agri-tech startups the future of farming

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

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Kaspersky Lab: avoiding online fraud at all costs

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

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Big data analytics can reduce energy consumption

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

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Five things you need to know about connecting abroad

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