Daily Archives: November 16, 2016
Digital Shadows, a provider of cyber situational awareness, released its Shooting the Messenger: Understanding the Threats to the Media and Broadcasting Industry report which revealed that revenue generating websites are a threat to media businesses’ bottom line and are increasing with malvertising, extortion, propaganda, account take over and data leakage being the most common attacks targeted towards media and broadcast organizations. The Digital Shadows report further revealed that the insecurity surrounding Internet of Things (IoT) devices, such as Wi-Fi-enabled cameras, surveillance systems, lighting, and even fridges, is presenting cybercriminals and hacktivists with more opportunities to target media and broadcast organizations. The report further revealed that as the media and broadcasting industry are increasingly conducting more business online as a growing demand from customers, there are projections of revenue increases of $100 billion by 2020 but the threat of having their websites forced offline and becoming unavailable to customers represents a serious business risk.
The Employment & Benefits team at pan-African law firm, Bowmans, has put together a Guide covering the employment consequences in business transfers in Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia. The Guide outlines the laws in each jurisdiction that regulate the employment consequences of business transfers and provides useful insight for those planning to buy or sell a business, or out- or in-source a service, in those countries.
Johannesburg – November 2016
This week, the continent’s foremost property investment experts will meet in Accra for the annual West Africa Property Investment Summit. Taking place from the 16-17 November at the Kempinski Hotel, speakers from all over the globe will meet in Ghana’s capital, to discuss the challenges, opportunities and the future of real estate in the region. Despite very often receiving less coverage than its powerhouse cousin Nigeria, the summit’s host nation has emerged as a powerful real estate investment destination, and a favourable endorsement from the World Bank as West Africa’s “best place to do business.”
Mark McCallum, CTO, Orange Business Services
InterCEL + and Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL) build breakthrough Wireless Network to boost Broadband in Guinea
The project is set to provide a significant boost to local economies across Guinea, offering businesses affordable access to fibre-like broadband speeds that enable a wealth of advanced communications
Orange (www.Orange.com) and ENGIE (www.ENGIE.com) have today launched a plan to deploy nearly 1,000 solar kits in Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire and Cameroon. Several villages in rural areas have been identified to participate in the first phase of this pilot program, prior to deployment on a larger scale.
- Nigerian, Kenyan and South African Opera users collectively saved data equating to over half a billion US$ in 2016
- Android users make up nearly half of overall Opera Mini users in Africa
- 70% of Nigeria’s Facebook users access it via Opera Mini
Internet company, Opera (www.Opera.com), has released its State of the Mobile Web Africa 2016 Report, highlighting mobile internet trends across the continent, including consumer browsing behaviour and app usage. Opera – known for its compression technology and mobile browsers, including Opera Mini(www.Opera.com/Mobile/Mini/Android) – compiles regular global mobile web reports, shedding light on opportunities and challenges within the digital environment.