Beware hybrid hype

Everything-as-a-Service is one of the main drivers behind the emerging hybrid cloud. But, ANDREW CRUISE, managing director, Routed, says that true hybrid cloud solutions have not yet been implemented in South Africa.


IBM unveils next gen mainframe

IBM has unveiled the IBM Z, a next generation transaction system capable of running more than 12 billion encrypted transactions per day and making it possible to encrypt data associated with any application, cloud service or database all the time.


Aruba brings asset tracking into the wireless network

Aruba has unveiled an asset tracking solution that is fully integrated into a wireless infrastructure, meaning that a complex process becomes simplified, and allows full integration at dramatically reduced costs.


Free Uber for car sellers

Uber has teamed up with CarZar to help car owners get around after selling their vehicles by offering them R3 000 in free Uber rides.


Beware hybrid hype

Everything-as-a-Service is one of the main drivers behind the emerging hybrid cloud. But, ANDREW CRUISE, managing director, Routed, says that true hybrid cloud solutions have not yet been implemented in South Africa.


AppDate: Renew license easily via app

In his latest AppDate, SEAN BACHER highlights FNB’s newest mobile app, DStv Now for Compact and Extra customers, Child Friendly SA, Opera 3.0 Max, BBM News for SA and CarZar’s updated website.


Apple is great, but no ecosystem

One of the most common myths of pairing smartphone and computer choices is the idea of needing to buy into an ecosystem. ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK explains the fallacy.

-July 26th, 2017

How far is the future?


The customer service environment is being shaped be technologies like AI, machine learning and augmented reality, but how long will it take for this to become mainstream? MICHELLE OSMOND from 1Stream, sheds some light.

-July 25th, 2017

Huawei, World Remit, expand mobile remittance in Africa


WorldRemit and Huawei have announced a partnership making WorldRemit’s international money transfer service available to all partners of Huawei’s mobile money service platform across Africa.

-July 25th, 2017

Small data crucial to IoT


Small data can be described as a building block for the IoT and the volume of data that the billions of devices lying at the edge of the Internet of Things will need a strategy for processing and analysing, writes RESHAAD SHA, CEO at SqwidNet.

-July 25th, 2017

SAB puts R1.2m into disability employment hub

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The SAB Foundation has formed a partnership with the Hub Employment Ecosystem for People with Disabilities, aiming to create an additional 100 jobs over the next two years and with a contribution of R2 100 000.

-July 25th, 2017

TV ‘white spaces’ to connect 609 E Cape talks


Microsoft South Africa has partnered with Brightwave to bring Wi-Fi and TV white spaces technology based on broadband access to more than 213 000 students at 609 primary and secondary schools.

-July 24th, 2017

5G will bring IoT to life


Many have heard about the hype of what 5G can bring to the country at large… but what does it mean for us as consumers and where does it come into play with IoT? ERNST WITTMANN, Global Account Director MEA & Country Manager – Southern Africa at A...

-July 24th, 2017

War on e-waste goes global


In an effort to properly dispose of used electronics, the ITU has set up a variety of recycling initiatives with agencies around the world.

-July 21st, 2017

IS goes phishing


Internet Solutions has launched PhishNet in an effort to support corporate cybersecurity education efforts.

-July 21st, 2017

Biometric enter payments

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Evolving biometric payment technologies could soon make it possible for one to pay for every transaction using nothing more than a quick scan of your fingerprint or iris, or even through a selfie, writes CHARLES PITTAWAY, Managing Director of Sage Pa...

-July 21st, 2017

Hacking tools for $20


Kaspersky Lab researchers have examined publicly available hardware and software tools for covert password interception and discovered that a hacking tool can be created for as little as $20.

-July 20th, 2017

SA Internet breaks 40% barrier


The South African Internet user population passed the 20-million mark for the first time last year, reaching 21 million, and is expected to grow to at least 22.5 million in 2017.

-July 20th, 2017

Digital trust must be protected


Digital trust may appear to be a fairly meaningless buzzword, but it may prove to be the currency of the future, writes PAUL WILLIAMS, Country Manager for Southern Africa at Fortinet.

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Movie of the Week


Beyond The River

Inspired by the true story of Siseko Ntondini and Piers Cruickshanks, who together won gold in the 2014 Dusi, Beyond the River delivers an adventure story about the triumph of the human spirit.

Video of the Day


The Vision Behind Call of Duty: WWII

Over two years in the making, Sledgehammer Games delivered a personal experience in the setting of the largest worldwide conflict in history to a new gaming generation in Call of Duty: WWII. Gamers can play through the story of ordinary men turned soldiers in the 1st Infantry Division as they fight to preserve freedom in the face of tyranny.

Product of the Day


Denon HEOS AVR amplifier

The Denon HEOS AVR amplifier offers 5.1 channel surround sound and is set up via an app. With its sleek, slimline design, the Denon HEOS AVR doesn’t look like a conventional AV receiver, yet it encompasses the same technology found in one.

In addition to surround sound, the HEOS offers wireless multiroom music streaming allowing one to switch music from room to room. It can however also be configured to drive conventional speakers with its built-in amplifier.

At the rear are auto-sensing HDMI inputs that are compatible with the most 4K UltraHD TV, Blu-ray and online video streaming formats and its ability to “learn” TV remote commands makes operation easier than other amps.

*  The Denon HEOS AVR amplifier can be bought at and retails for around R17 000.