SA's connectivity issue needs a boostThe Covid-19 pandemic has exposed weaknesses in South Africa’s ICT networks and highlighted the challenges experienced by those who have access to technology and the internet, as well as those who don’t.
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SA’s connectivity issue needs a boost

#StartupStory: David Phume, an African technologist on a missionDavid Phume was born with an entrepreneurial spirit. The charismatic creative and tech entrepreneur, who hails from Bryanston, Johannesburg, has never been afraid to dream big.
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#StartupStory: David Phume, an African technologist on a mission

Understanding Africa's emerging markets in Covid-19Covid-19 has swept throughout the world, and governments globally have taken drastic measures to stop the spread in an attempt to save lives.
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Understanding Africa’s emerging markets in Covid-19

Do you have a cybersecurity plan in place?According to a Check Point survey, almost 20,000 new coronavirus-related domains were registered since the end of April – and 17% of those are malicious or suspicious.
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Do you have a cybersecurity plan in place?

LG joins Hedera Governing CouncilLG Electronics has joined Hedera Hashgraph, an enterprise-grade distributed ledger platform, as a governing council member, alongside companies including Boeing, Deutsche Telekom, Google and IBM.
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Continue Reading Zambia to receive Mobile Connectivity for hundreds of Off-Grid Communities

Zambia to receive Mobile Connectivity for hundreds of Off-Grid Communities

When completed, it will deliver best in class facility uptime and operational performance at very efficient shared services cost for hosting and operating core IT infrastructure and services

Continue Reading MainOne commence Construction Work at MDXi Data Center in Appolonia City

MainOne commence Construction Work at MDXi Data Center in Appolonia City

DataSimplified develops Covid-19 Back to Work toolDataSimplified, the developers of the cloud-based HR Management solution HRSimplified, has developed and launched a cloud-based tool to assist businesses in complying with Covid-19 Back to Work regulations and best practices
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DataSimplified develops Covid-19 Back to Work tool

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Continue Reading Nigeria’s Technology Job sector shows substantial growth during Covid-19

Nigeria’s Technology Job sector shows substantial growth during Covid-19

Why SMS beats email in the current climate of crisisIn a time of email fatigue, as we are bombarded by Covid-19 corporate messaging, communicating with customers via SMS can be far more effective.
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Why SMS beats email in the current climate of crisis

Improving the retail CX during tough timesThe retail industry faces the challenge of delivering a consistent experience across all channels, including online and physical storefronts. It is also becoming increasingly critical to delivering tailored offerings that meet the needs and interests of individuals – a blanket approach to marketing is simply no longer sufficient.
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Improving the retail CX during tough times

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Continue Reading Telecoms Providers in Africa Invited to Join Global Wi-Fi Roaming Consortium

Telecoms Providers in Africa Invited to Join Global Wi-Fi Roaming Consortium

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Photo by Fernando Arcos from [[www.pexels.com Pexels]].</span>In South Africa, direct marketing has traditionally played a dominant role in the business ecosystem – creating significant value for businesses across sectors. Indeed, direct marketing through electronic channels has proven to be both affordable and highly effective for businesses needing to reach new and existing customers. However, with increasingly stringent data privacy legislation such as the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) coming into effect, the direct marketing models of many South African businesses will not meet the requirements of laws such as PoPIA – particularly in the realm of consumer consent (which needs to be specific, and clear). Much of the lead generation activity in the market currently relies on direct marketing to consumers that have never consented to being marketed to – and PoPIA will systematically disqualify these marketing practices.
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How tech-driven partnership marketing can fill the (imminent) direct marketing void in SA

#Level3Lockdown: Is your business ready?The implications of a move to Level 3 lockdown are quite significant for businesses. While the exact regulations are not yet available, at this stage what is clear is that South Africa will go to level 3 on Monday, 1 June 2020.
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#Level3Lockdown: Is your business ready?

DHL confirms strategic investment in UK-based Link CommerceDHL Express has acquired a minority stake in Link Commerce, the UK-based e-commerce firm that helped the logistics company develop its DHL Africa eShop platform. Hennie Heymans, CEO of DHL Express sub-Saharan Africa, says that the acquisition demonstrates the company’s commitment to growing e-commerce on the continent.
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DHL confirms strategic investment in UK-based Link Commerce

Vodacom has become the first telco globally to zero-rate the lifesaving addressing technology, what3words, for its more than 43 million subscribers across South Africa. @Vodacom has become the first telco globally to zero-rate the lifesaving addressing technology, @what3words, for its more than 43 million subscribers across #SouthAfrica.Click To Tweet The UN estimates that 75% of […]

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Vodacom is The First Telco to Zero-Rate what3words

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) is blaming Econet Wireless’s mobile platform Ecocash agents for fuelling foreign currency exchange rates at black market

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Zimbabwe’s Central Bank accuses Econet of illegal forex trading

Digital strategies key for retail to survive a shifting consumer landscapeThe world is in unchartered territory and as many businesses face the harsh reality of lockdown, we are beginning to accept that jobs will be lost, orders will be cancelled, and many doors will not be reopened.
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Digital strategies key for retail to survive a shifting consumer landscape

We are living in unprecedented times. COVID-19 has swept throughout the world, and governments globally have taken drastic measures to stop the spread in an attempt to save lives. In February 2020, as African countries watched Asia and Europe begin the implementation of lockdown, a study by Survey54, an automated mobile-led data collection platform, found […]

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Understanding African Markets During COVID-19

The emergence of COVID-19 has made the need for digitising payments more critical than ever before and for this to be a success, electronic payments need to offer similar benefits to those afforded by cash. Globally, economies are in various stages of development having either started developing, replaced or are busy replacing daily batch payment […]

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Cashless and Contactless Payments Beyond COVID-19

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Continue Reading World’s First 4G Phone can now take your temperature

World’s First 4G Phone can now take your temperature

Cyber threats do not rest and they continue to evolve as bad actors develop new attack techniques. Good cybersecurity hygiene requires more than a strong password to avoid compromise. The most important thing is to know how exactly cybercriminals may attempt to gain access to your data. Here are seven techniques they might try: Password […]

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7 Techniques Cybercriminals Could Use to Steal Your Private Data

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Continue Reading Telcos seek clarification as NCC suspends spectrum trading guidelines

Telcos seek clarification as NCC suspends spectrum trading guidelines

Twitter said Tuesday that it added a label to the United States (US) President Donald Trump’s tweets for containing “potentially misleading information about voting processes,” a rare move that shows the social media company is taking a tougher stance against misinformation. Twitter reserves these labels for tweets that contain information flagged by the website as […]

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Twitter Labels President Trump’s “Potentially Misleading” Tweets

Mobile fintech solutions company, Entersekt announced that it has successfully integrated with Huawei Mobile Services (HMS). HMS is Huawei’s alternative to Google Mobile Services, a collection of applications and application programming interfaces that are typically pre-installed on Android phones and tablets. Entersekt fast-tracked work on its mobile software development kit (SDK) to facilitate push messaging […]

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Entersekt Integrates Digital Banking Software with Huawei Mobile Services

New South African app shares info on the safest times to shopLightstone and Tracker have collaborated on a new app that provides consumers with up-to-date information on vehicle attendance at shopping destinations they choose to visit.
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New South African app shares info on the safest times to shop

Locked down, not locked out: 10 benefits of a Biz Press Office nowWhile the term unprecedented times is becoming a bit oversubscribed, the media is experiencing its own unprecedented, via a global resurgence in media consumption. The fact that audiences, fragmented to marketers for so long, have once again been captive at home, is providing brands with both opportunities and responsibilities.
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Locked down, not locked out: 10 benefits of a Biz Press Office now

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed companies to adapt to new government-mandated restrictions on workforce movement around the world. The immediate response has been a rapid adoption and integration of cloud services, particularly cloud-based tools such as Microsoft Office 365, Slack and other video conferencing platforms like Zoom. A new report by security firm McAfee shows […]

Continue Reading Use of Cloud Collaboration Tools Surge Across the World and So Do Attacks

Use of Cloud Collaboration Tools Surge Across the World and So Do Attacks

Fast-growing logistics platform joins the leading global entrepreneur support organisation

Continue Reading Founders of Kobo360 Selected as Endeavor Entrepreneurs

Founders of Kobo360 Selected as Endeavor Entrepreneurs

In light of our current circumstances, digital signing and approval solutions offer convenience, increased productivity, reduced costs, reduced risks, and improved customer experience

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The new era of Digital signatures

Spotify has finally removed its 10,000-song cap on library sizes, now allowing users to add as much music as they’d like to their personal libraries. Fixing an issue that has irritated music-lovers on the service for years. With more than 50-million songs available to customers to stream at any time, until today, there was a […]

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Spotify Removes its 10,000-Song Library Limit

#LockdownLessons: Businesses can learn from meerkatsThe concept of lockdown is not new to the meerkat species. As a consequence, meerkats have become highly skilled and successful at dealing with lockdowns underground and navigating their uncharted “business world”.
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Continue Reading MTC Namibia embarks on new transformative business venture

MTC Namibia embarks on new transformative business venture

Cybersecurity solutions company, Check Point Software has announced that its education initiative has partnered with Strathmore University in Kenya to provide a comprehensive cybersecurity curriculum to students, bridging the digital skills gap and also creating a safer local cyber landscape. According to research, the number of unfilled cybersecurity roles now stands at 4.07 million professionals […]

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Check Point Software Partners Strathmore University to Promote Digital Skills in Kenya

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Continue Reading Chatbot uptake to remain robust as firms seek competitive edge in Nigeria

Chatbot uptake to remain robust as firms seek competitive edge in Nigeria

Get ready with Return2WorkWith South Africa moving to Level 3 Lockdown on Monday, 1 June 2020, there is need to ensure that all businesses take responsibility to mitigate the risk of spreading the coronavirus as much as possible by assisting with monitoring, testing and tracing.
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Get ready with Return2Work

Despite the technological innovation taking place, companies would do well to remain focused on ensuring their IT fundamentals are in place before rushing to capitalise on the latest trends. And nowhere is this more critical than when it comes to cybersecurity. Expectations are that the impact of global cybercrime will cost businesses more than $6 […]

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Cybersecurity Reimagined for the CIO

As the world grapples with a totally different business dynamic in the wake of the global lockdowns currently in place, the enterprise storage industry must continue showcasing the continuous innovation that enables compelling solutions for its clients. This, however, is not so easy for all players in the current economic downturn. This is according to […]

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Enterprise Data Storage ‘business as usual’ with Tintri and Networks Unlimited

A day in the lockdown life of Chris Ogden, CEO of RubiBlueLife in the days of the pandemic continues, just not as we know it. Chris Ogden, the CEO of RubiBlue, software development and support services house as well as an IT network support provider, shares an account of work-life in the time of Covid-19 as part of #LockdownLessons.
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A day in the lockdown life of Chris Ogden, CEO of RubiBlue

Partnerships in times of crisisThe current global crisis has highlighted a number of areas, from the need for efficient information management to the need for accurate data gathering for faster medical response.
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Partnerships in times of crisis

6 signs it's time to re-evaluate your software stackYour software stack is your company’s secret sauce. It keeps you competitive, productive, and capable.
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6 signs it’s time to re-evaluate your software stack

The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) in Munich, Germany, contains no ordinary supercomputer. Sure, it has thousands of servers, or nodes, stacked in rows in a windowless vault with technicians working diligently on huge data crunching conundrums for research organisations; running simulations to try and better predict future natural disasters like tsunamis and earthquakes. But it […]

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How Lenovo is Pursuing Sustainable Supercomputers

A renowned iPhone hacking team has released a new ‘Jailbreak’ tool that unlocks every iPhone, even the most recent models running the latest iOS 13.5. For as long as Apple has kept up its walled garden approach to iPhones by only allowing apps and customization that it approves, hackers have tried to break free from […]

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Hackers Release New Jailbreak that Unlocks Every iPhone

The one place where you can find South Africa's ICT business executivesThere is only one place where you can reach most South African IT and telecoms decision-makers – MyBroadband.
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The one place where you can find South Africa’s ICT business executives

In response to how the global COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted education and learning around the world, Ericsson has joined the UNESCO-led Global Education Coalition by launching Ericsson Educate – a digital programme delivering online learning content focused on improving digital skills for students in secondary schools and universities. Now more than ever, being digitally connected […]

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Ericsson Launches a Digital Learning Programme for Students

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it is pausing clinical trials on the use of the controversial malaria drug, hydroxychloroquine, to treat patients with COVID-19. This was one of four experimental treatments being investigated by the organization and has been under intense scrutiny for some time after it was championed by tech mogul Elon […]

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Hydroxychloroquine Trials for COVID-19 Suspended by WHO

Determining your business needs, deciding between 4G or 5G, DSL or fibre and which cloud-based and cybersecurity services to consider

Continue Reading Connectivity Considerations: A Practical Network Setup Guide for Small Businesses and Start-Ups

Connectivity Considerations: A Practical Network Setup Guide for Small Businesses and Start-Ups

The advantages of digital transacting over other modes of banking have been highlighted by the lockdown. Although banking remotely has been gaining ground in South Africa long before the lockdown, the limitations on physical movement imposed by the lockdown have given online and mobile banking a significant boost. The current environment will most likely see […]

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How Lockdown has Highlighted the Benefits of Remote Banking

VW's WeConnect Go App now available in SAVolkswagen has taken the first step on the journey towards the connected car by launching the WeConnect Go app in South Africa. The app which is compatible with both iOS and Android, is now available for download and use by Volkswagen customers.
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VW’s WeConnect Go App now available in SA

IoT sensors that monitor body temperature in real-time and are implemented at a large scale could provide geolocation data that would allow potential quarantine areas to be rapidly identified. Through this, the idea is to shut down emerging viruses before a pandemic could take hold. IoT security firm WISeKey says it is working on such […]

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New IoT System Could Detect Future Virus Outbreaks