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Social media companies believed to be vulnerable for exposing data

A majority of consumers are willing to walk away from businesses entirely if they suffer a data breach, with retailers most at risk, according research from Gemalto. Two-thirds (66%) are unlikely to shop or do business with an organisation that experiences a breach where their financial and sensitive information is stolen. Retailers (62%), banks (59%), […]


Kaspersky Lab highlights 2018 regional and global threat landscape

There has been an unprecedented number of cyberattacks and the malware count has reached an all-time in high in 2018, according to Kaspersky Lab. The vendor’s solutions repelled almost two billion attacks launched from online resources and detected more than 21 million unique malicious objects from around the world in 2018. Its statistics show that, […]


Demand for feature mobile phones surges in North Africa

The North Africa mobile phone market – comprising Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco – saw year-on-year shipment growth of 11.5% in Q3 2018, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC). The global technology research and consulting firm’s newly released Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker shows overall shipments for the quarter totalled 8.2 million […]


Dimension Data reveal digital business trends to look out for in 2019

The focus of many Digital Transformation efforts has been on the adoption of new technologies, but what does a successful organisation restructure look like? Dimension Data’s Technology Trends 2019 report explores key areas of focus for companies, with digital business playing a key role. Scott Gibson, Group Executive of Digital Business Solutions at Dimension Data, […]


GMSA highlights policy reforms that will lift Nigeria’s economy

Modernising regulation and policy reform will be crucial to boosting Nigeria’s digital economy and accelerating Internet access for millions through increased mobile broadband penetration, according to a new report released by the Global System for Mobile communications Association (GSMA). The report, Spotlight on Nigeria: Delivering a Digital Future, was launched at a GSMA industry event held […]


Vox and Oracle experts talk about the CIO’s priority for 2019

With the year drawing to a close, two industry experts tell Intelligent CIO what the CIO’s priority is for 2019. Submission from Craig Freer, Executive Head: Cloud at Vox. Despite prevalent economic challenges, the IDC says that IT spending by organisations in South Africa has grown at a faster rate than GDP over the past year, with […]


Cyberscam warning issued to shoppers ahead of Black Friday

South Africans are preparing to once again embrace ‘Black Friday; where retailers offer massive discounts for both online as well as bricks-and-mortar shoppers. However, consumers are being warned because, in the same way that scammers come out to try and relieve people of their money in the physical world, the beginning of the November/December retail […]


Fortinet releases latest Global Threat Landscape Report

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced the findings of its latest quarterly Global Threat Landscape Report. The research reveals threats are increasing and evolving to become more sophisticated. Unique threat variants and families are on the rise, while botnet infections continue to infect organisations. “Cyberthreats are growing rapidly and […]


These six trends will impact your 2019 Digital Transformation journey

Digital moonshots, apps at the edge and information enlightenment will be among the enterprise digital trends to watch in 2019, according to new predictions by DXC Technology, a leading independent, end-to-end IT services company. The company laid out six predictions that will define the IT shifts organisations will need to think about to drive their […]


Nutanix announces findings of annual global Enterprise Cloud Index

Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, has announced the findings of its first annual global Enterprise Cloud Index, measuring enterprise plans for adopting private, hybrid and public clouds. The new report found enterprises plan to increase hybrid cloud usage, with 91% stating hybrid cloud as the ideal IT model, but only 18% stating they […]


Sophos provides insights into emerging trends in 2019 Threat Report

Sophos has launched its 2019 Threat Report, providing insights into emerging and evolving cybersecurity trends. The report, produced by SophosLabs researchers, explores changes in the threat landscape over the past 12 months, uncovering trends and how they are expected to impact cybersecurity in 2019. In the report, Joe Levy, CTO, Sophos, said: “The threat landscape is undoubtedly evolving; less […]


Dimension Data launches annual ‘Tech Trends’ forecast for 2019

Dimension Data, a US$8 billion global technology integrator and managed services provider, has launched its Tech Trends 2019 report developed by its team of technology experts. It identifies fundamental industry trends that will come to define the business technology landscape in 2019 across customer experience, cybersecurity, digital business, digital infrastructure, digital workplace, technology futures and […]


Kaspersky Lab reveals research on future threat of memory hacking

Kaspersky Lab has warned that the cyberattackers of the future may be able to exploit memory implants to steal, spy on, alter or control human memories. And while the most radical threats are several decades away, the essential technology already exists in the form of deep brain stimulation devices. Scientists are learning how memories are […]


Pinnacle reveals results of Huawei global survey of the AMI market

Pinnacle, a leading South African ICT distributor has revealed the results of research conducted on behalf of Huawei Technologies into the global Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) market. Fred Saayman, Pinnacle’s Huawei Business Unit: Executive, says the report, compiled by Navigant Consulting on behalf of Huawei Technologies, is a detailed expose of the global AMI market […]


Industry demand for Intelligent Data Management continues at pace

Veeam has announced its Q3 2018 results, marking the company’s 41st consecutive quarter of double-digit growth. Locally, the Africa South region’s bookings grew 30%, licence and upgrade bookings are up 19% year-over-year and the region added 105 new customers during the quarter. This growth is mostly driven by SMB and commercial customers. The quarter also […]


IT security at risk in the META region, according to Kaspersky Lab

In line with its commitment to increase awareness around sophisticated cyberthreats landscape at GITEX Technology Week 2018, Kaspersky Lab’s State of Industrial Cybersecurity 2018 survey highlighted the different opinions industrial and energy enterprises, as well as transport and logistics companies, have regarding the negative effects of cyberattacks on their industrial networks. However, when it comes […]


IT identified as a future-orientated business in South Africa

Research shows that South African SMEs are estimated to represent 90% of formal businesses, provide employment to about 60% of the labour force and contribute approximately 34% of the country’s GDP. To further grow this sector and boost a struggling economy, J.P. Morgan has been supporting several companies to conduct in-depth research into the SME […]


Egypt could meet 53% of electricity demand with renewable energy

Egypt has the potential to generate up to 53% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The Energy Renewable Energy Outlook report, released at a conference in Cairo, found that pursuing higher shares of renewable energy could reduce the country’s energy bill by up to US$900 million annually in 2030. Renewables could cost-effectively […]


CIOs in Africa ‘play a central role in defining new business models’

Analysts examine the results of the Gartner 2019 CIO Agenda that took place at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Cape Town, South Africa. Digital business is maturing and forcing organisations to change their business models and look to IT to help. According to Gartner Inc’s annual CIO survey, half of the CIOs in Africa said their organisation […]


CA Technologies explores how AI improves human decision making

CA Southern Africa has announced CA Technologies’ participation in scientific research to discover how Internet of Things (IoT) applications can use a type of Artificial Intelligence (AI) known as ‘deep learning’ to imitate human decisions. The research will also explore how to prevent that AI-based decisions are not producing biased results. The three-year research project […]