ICT

Horwath Erastus & Co Kenya builds value for clients using CaseWare

A pioneering East African audit and professional services firm is adding value to its services by automating processes and harnessing the cloud. Compliance is non-negotiable in the auditing sphere, but in order to ...
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Wannacry: An Analysis of Competing Hypotheses

By Digital Shadows Analyst Team On 12 May 2017, as the WannaCry ransomware spread across computer networks across the world, a variety of explanations also began to worm their way through the information ...
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Harnessing smart mobile security to drive innovation in financial services

South African consumers are becoming increasingly dependent on their mobile devices for daily banking activities. As such, there is pressure on financial service providers to adapt quickly to a mobile-first environment. Looming large ...
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Facebook chooses 60 finalists in Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge

Facebook has selected 60 finalists from the hundreds of entries it received from across the Middle East and Africa for the Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge. The Bots for Messenger Challenge is a ...
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Automating Field Service for Improved Customer Service

By Kerry Hope, Business Development Manager, Magic Software South Africa Technology can empower an organization’s most important attribute – the ability to satisfy its customers. There is an abundance of field service software ...
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Generation Z is living life mobile – where are banks?

By Brian Richardson, Co-Founder and CEO of WIZZIT International If banks were waiting for a sign to kick mobile banking innovation into high gear – or indeed commence at all – the latest ...
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Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Awards Recognise Innovations in Dynamic Spectrum Access

Six prestigious awards were presented to Agencia Nacional del Espectro (ANE), Mawingu Networks, Brightwave, Microsoft and the University of Strathclyde Six individuals and organisations have been recognised in the first ever Dynamic Spectrum ...
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DIGITAL SHADOWS: Response to Major “WannaCry” Ransomware attack

“We have seen ransomware attacks against the NHS in the past including Barts Health Trust in January. However this looks to be more serious and is potentially targeting core systems used by multiple ...
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/ / ICT, WannaCry

Password Vaults Alone Not Enough to Stop Data Breaches

Centrify, the leader in securing hybrid enterprises through the power of identity services, has announced significant enhancements to its best-in-class privileged identity management (PIM) solution to stop breaches that abuse privilege. By minimizing ...
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Neustar: 2017 sees Increasing DDoS Cyber Attacks in Organizations and Businesses

The fourth annual Neustar Worldwide DDoS Attacks and Cyber Insights Research Report, a 52-page global report, which was published in May 2017, analyzes the responses of more than one thousand CISOs, CSO, CTOs ...
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10 Tips for a Hybrid Network Enabled Security

The information and communications technology (ICT) sector is one of the main driving forces behind organisational competitiveness in the modern business environment. Modern businesses increasingly rely on network-supported technologies, such as cloud computing, ...
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Connecting Africa & the International Trade Centre: Championing the Internationalisation of Tech SMEs in East Africa

Spearheading ‘trade impact for good’. SMEs in East Africa have seen encouraging growth in recent years, especially in the areas of IT, with ecosystems such as the Silicon Savannah forecast to be worth ...
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Digital Economy to Create over 3m Jobs, as Nigeria, Others Discuss Road Map in Geneva

It has emerged that financial services within Nigeria’s digital economy could add US$88 billion and create over 3 million new jobs over the next 10 years. This comes as Ministers from developing countries ...
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Innovate Ventures Re-Runs Successful Tech Accelerator for Somali Start-ups

Innovate Ventures (Innovate.so) is running for a second year their highly successful tech start-up accelerator – The Innovate Accelerator. Launched in partnership with VC4A (https://VC4A.com), Telesom and Oxfam as part of Work in ...
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World Bank Group Launches New Program to Support Africa’s Top Digital Entrepreneurs

With support from prominent African investment groups, XL Africa will help the 20 selected start-ups attract early stage capital between $250,000 and $1.5 million The World Bank Group (www.WorldBank.org) launched XL Africa (www.XL-Africa.com), ...
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When imitation is not the sincerest form of flattery

By Alastair Paterson, CEO and Co-Founder, Digital Shadows The huge cost of cybercrime was once again graphically illustrated a few weeks ago by a story on the BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-39351215) of a hacker who ...
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Tigo Launches First State-of-the-Art Call Centre in Tanzania

Boasting the latest technology, the Call Centre complete with embedded data security measures to protect customer information and identity, has been designed to offer Tigo customers dedicated world-class service Tigo (www.Tigo.co.tz), Tanzania’s leading ...
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