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Kaspersky’s latest APT report showcases most vulnerable META countries

Since the start of 2018, Kaspersky researchers have kept a close eye on the META region for Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attacks and worked on 29 investigative cases across Africa. These statistics are drawn from Kaspersky’s APT intelligence reporting service, which is populated by Kaspersky’s Global Research and Analysis team. The team issues detailed reports […]

SAP expert looks at the ICT skills priorities for companies operating in South Africa

Johann Pretorius, Director Training, SAP Training and Development Institute, analyses what the ICT skills priorities are for companies operating in South Africa. Africa has the youngest population in the world, and it’s growing fast. By 2055, the continent’s youth population (aged 15-24), is expected to be more than 450 million according to UNDP. The first […]

Kaspersky expert Ramy Al Damati on securing the crypto economy

The Blockchain industry and cryptocurrency market have been rapidly developing and now constitutes a significant share of the global economy. In fact, as Ramy Al Damati, Enterprise Security Expert for Middle East, Turkey and Africa at Kaspersky tells us, Blockchain-based technology is becoming increasingly popular and is being used to solve a wide range of […]

Digitisation key to shaping the future success and growth of African economies

The world as we know it, is dramatically shifting as a result of technology. And given the reach of digital technology and the change it promises, Habib Mahakian, Vice-President, Emerging Africa at Dell Technologies, says that organisations across the continent are in a race to become digital businesses. As an accelerator of development, the world […]

ICT infrastructure a barrier to data centre adoption in Africa

To help Africa realise the benefits of the data economy, more data centres in the region are urgently needed. However, building data centres starts with enabling access to the ICT infrastructure and ecosystems, and there are several barriers Africa faces.  “All of the big trends that are shaping economies today, from cloud data centres,  smart […]

Cybersecurity requires new thinking, says Trend Micro expert

According to Indi Siriniwasa, VP at Trend Micro Sub Saharan Africa, the recent state of Distributed Denial of Service (DDos) attacks on several South African financial institutions has once again highlighted the importance of having an integrated cybersecurity approach reflective of the requirements of the always-on world. Below is what Siriniwasa had to say. Sadly, […]

A new South African cloud market emerging

Thanks to the arrival of Microsoft Azure data centres in South Africa, it is expected that more born-in-the-cloud organisations will start taking root here. And with smaller companies now finding it easier to migrate to an online environment, Dana Cinman, Product Specialist at Obsidian Systems, says these are exciting times for solution providers. Previously, businesses […]

D-Day for banks and the City of Johannesburg to pay ransom demands

Today is D-Day for for banks and the City of Johannesburg to pay ransom demands that were sent through by hackers last week. It is alleged that two separate groups of hackers are threatening to close down the finance sector and local government at a time when South Africans would be paying municipal bills and […]

As capex opportunities wane, market starts looking to TPM for a respite

In the increasingly tough economic climate, enterprise-sized businesses are looking to alternate approaches to not only save money in the short-term, but strategies that will deliver better returns for the business as a whole. Jan Beukes, CEO, Storex, a specialist in multi-vendor infrastructure lifecycle extension management, says that one of these approaches is the increasing […]

Synthesis Director on the Competent Team Player model for business success

Is there a model for success? Are there things that successful people do, that others don’t? Jake Shepherd, Director at Synthesis, explains how the Competent Team Player Model is used extensively throughout his organisation. Over the years, I have had the good fortune of interacting and working with amazing people. During this time, I have […]

Xperien CEO advises firms to beware of company data on private devices

Few businesses realise that the data residing on personal devices could result in a data breach. They also don’t understand that it’s possible to recover the data from damaged hard drives, broken phones, credit card machines and even memory cards. Xperien CEO Wale Arewa warns that business owners have lost track of all the devices […]

Embracing the changing network landscape with SDN

From less than half a billion dollars in 2013 to an expected US$14 billion by 2021, the global market for Software-defined Networking (SDN) is currently one of the fastest-growing in the ICT sector. But unlike more appealing technology such as Artificial Intelligence and data analysis, Ian Jansen van Rensburg, Senior Systems Engineer at VMware, says […]

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