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Telkom unveils zero-rate data streaming services

The rush for telecommunication glory is on, with all four SA operators introducing innovative products to lure customers. Last week Telkom, which has the smallest market share, unveiled its zero-rate data music and video streaming services, LIT Video and LIT Music, which it says will disrupt the industry. Since last year Telkom has launched a [...]

By | 2017-09-13T06:41:58+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Internet, Latest News|Comments Off on Telkom unveils zero-rate data streaming services

Keeping cyber criminals at bay with F-Secure Radar

There are many ways in which cyber criminals manage to breach corporate defences, but web applications are by far the most vulnerable part of any computer network. Only constant scanning and ruthless control can help find vulnerabilities before the criminals do. An F-Secure Labs study has found that 75% of current cyber attacks occur on [...]

By | 2017-08-23T07:23:24+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Internet, Latest News, Security|Comments Off on Keeping cyber criminals at bay with F-Secure Radar

MTN targets data and digital growth

MTN Group CEO Rob Shuter has announced a strategy that means to reposition the mobile network operator to claw back market share and capture the growth in African consumer spending. Shuter joined the group about five months ago and was tasked with reviving its fortunes following a poor performance in 2016. Themed "brIGHT", the mobile [...]

By | 2017-08-08T07:09:47+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Internet, Latest News|Comments Off on MTN targets data and digital growth

The future of the Internet of Things: security is everything

The Internet of Things (IoT) is counted among emerging technologies that promise to transform the South African market. While the opportunity for IoT is young in South Africa, its potential influence is far-reaching. For example, in the mining industry, devices monitor air quality, seismic activity, shaft stability, equipment wear, and energy usage. In the logistics [...]

By | 2017-08-02T07:39:16+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Internet, Security|Comments Off on The future of the Internet of Things: security is everything

Adobe bidding Flash farewell in 2020

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Adobe on Tuesday said its Flash software that served up video and online games for decades will be killed off over the next three years. The software giant said in a blog post its software, once considered a standard, was being supplanted by open standards such as HTML5 which have matured and [...]

By | 2017-07-28T10:26:55+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Internet, Reviews|Comments Off on Adobe bidding Flash farewell in 2020

Cyber crime is the fourth most reported economic crime in SA – Cisco

Cyber crime is the fourth most reported economic crime in South Africa, with the local economy reportedly losing as much as R1 billion annually due to online criminal activities, says Cathy Smith, managing director of Cisco Southern Africa. Cisco on Thursday released its 2017 Midyear Cyber security Report warning that no industry is safe with [...]

By | 2017-07-26T07:38:50+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Electronics, Hardware, Internet|Comments Off on Cyber crime is the fourth most reported economic crime in SA – Cisco

Digital trust: the currency of the future

Digital trust, in a nutshell, is about the ability to protect the digital data shared across a vast digital ecosystem. And it may just become the currency of the future. Failing to safeguard it could be a costly mistake. Information ranging from social media sharing to private account information, exists in a dispersed and intangible [...]

By | 2017-07-24T10:21:06+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Internet, Latest News, Security|Comments Off on Digital trust: the currency of the future

MTN opens FTTH network to independent ISPs

Effective 1 September, MTN will open its fibre-to-the-home network to independent internet service providers, allowing them to provide value-added services to their customers via MTN’s wholesale broadband fiber connection division. ISPs that sign a wholesale service agreement with MTN will be able to lease a fibre broadband connection from the optical network terminal within the [...]

By | 2017-07-19T07:25:38+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Internet, Latest News|Comments Off on MTN opens FTTH network to independent ISPs

Microsoft’s South African data centres are great for cloud services

SEACOM has welcomed Microsoft’s plans to build hyperscale data centres in Cape Town and Johannesburg, saying it will boost cloud adoption in South Africa. Microsoft will use local data centres to deliver a range of cloud services from 2018, including Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and Dynamics 365. Robert Marston, ‎Global Head of Product at SEACOM, said [...]

By | 2017-07-12T07:37:46+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Internet|Comments Off on Microsoft’s South African data centres are great for cloud services

This chart shows how much data South Africans use each month

A report by Effective Measure, IAB South Africa, and Samsung reveals the monthly internet data subscriptions in South Africa. The High Net Worth Individual Report (2017) is based on the findings of more than 9,000 respondents in South Africa with internet access. The survey was delivered between September and November 2016 with the objective of [...]

By | 2017-07-07T07:08:18+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Internet|Comments Off on This chart shows how much data South Africans use each month