Education needs rethink for digital future
Africa faces a set of potential scenarios brought on by the disruption of digital technologies. But we need a workforce that has the skills and understanding to drive these potentials and bring them to reality, writes SIMON CARPENTER, Chief Technology Advisor at SAP Africa.
POPI can kill more than spam
The long-awaited Protection of Personal Information Act regulations were published last September. They don’t say much, but what they do say spells more than just sleepless nights for direct marketers, says ELIZABETH DE STADLER, Novcon CEO & consumer law specialist.
How telcos have to wake up
The telecommunications industry is changing at an exponential rate as new challenges emerge, customer expectations rise and the competition, new and old, piles on the pressure and telcos seeking to respond to these challenges face a slew of bewildering trends and high levels of uncertainty.
Agility powers enterprise IT
The need for software development and software developers has continued to rise, with a great emphasis being placed on the rise in available jobs paired with the scarcity of skills. Quentin Barnard, lead architect at redPanda Software, has identified a few trends that will emerge this year.
World’s first 5G call
Vodafone and Huawei have jointly completed the world’s first call using the Non-standalone (NSA) 3GPP 5G new radio (NR) standard and sub6 GHz spectrum. The call, using a test network, took place in Spain just ahead of Mobile World Congress.
Five steps for companies to respond to cyber attacks
A dreaded issues an IT team has to deal with is that of ransomeware. However, PETER ALEXANDER, CMO, Check Point, offers five tips on how to avoid it.
Electric cars take on Africa
The Electric Explorer African Challenge 2018, the first electric vehicle expedition ever across Africa kicked off last week in an effort to build awareness of electric mobility and new, cleaner technologies among the public in Africa.
Kwesé meets iflix in VoD
iflix, the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, and Econet Media’s pan-African media company, Kwesé, have partnered to take on the Video-on-Demand market in sub-Saharan Africa.
Food safety gets blockchain
Walmart, JD.com, IBM, and Tsinghua University National Engineering Laboratory for E-Commerce Technologies have announced they will work together in a Blockchain Food Safety Alliance.
DDoS threats rise
F5 Labs has released new figures highlighting how distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks continue to grow and evolve in EMEA.