Category Archives: Tech

Beyond Silicon Valley: How African Tech Giants are Leading the Way

Sentech Africa Tech Week aims to unshackle innovation to allow big ideas and smart solutions to sweep across the continent. How can Africa shape its own future in the era of digital transformation? This is the question that drives Sentech Africa Tech Week, a four-day event that showcases the innovation happening on the continent and the opportunities […]

Cybersecurity budgets: The delicate balance of spending money to save money

Allocating sufficient budget to cyber threats can be a complex issue that requires the cooperation and coordination of all executives within an organisation. When a company’s financial and reputational welfare is at stake, it pays to effectively calculate the priority such risks should be awarded during budgeting, says Ryan Mer CEO at eftsure Africa, a Know […]

Connecting people and spaces through technology: smart collaboration drives productivity in an evolving workplace

By Warren Miller, Solutions Architect at Altron Managed Solutions As everyone knows, the business world is going through an accelerated evolution, where technology is being implemented to drive efficiencies across businesses. This is also true for communication and collaboration tools and platforms. While many tools most certainly are customer-facing, technology has come a long way […]

SoftwareOne study finds that 83% of CIOs must do more with less in 2023

SoftwareOne, a leading global software and cloud solutions provider, recently unveiled the findings of CIO Pulse: 2023 budgets & priorities. The study, which recently surveyed 600 C-suite and IT decision-makers in the UK and USA examines how the current global economy is impacting IT priorities, revealing that despite 93% of CIOs expecting IT budgets to […]

New report shines spotlight on e-mobility innovators unlocking access to the US$3.65bn motorcycle market in sub-Saharan Africa

More than 90% of electric motorcycles sold in sub-Saharan Africa are imported from China and India and are not built for African conditions Electric motorcycles are set to be a dominant force in sub-Saharan Africa’s sustainable mobility transformation, but continued investment in start-ups tackling barriers across the value chain will be critical to maximise the […]

Will AI replace software developers?

Artificial Intelligence

Since its launch in November last year, the artificial intelligence chatbot ChatGPT has had a massive impact in just a few short months. Already, some schools have banned it as students quickly employed the bot to take shortcuts in their schoolwork, while debates rage on whether the bot will or won’t replace copywriters. It can also write code – so well, […]

Five Areas Where AI Can Help Do Better Business, Right Now

Artificial Intelligence

By: Jacques Du Bruyn, Managing Director, Flume  While the creative industry loses its collective mind about how ChatGPT, Bard and the ‘smarter’ version of Bing are going to decimate job numbers in the industry and deliver massive volumes of poor-quality work at next to no cost – and there’s plenty to be said about why […]

ChatGPT and Cybersecurity: What AI means for digital security

As AI technology like ChatGPT evolves, so do the strategies and tactics used by cybercriminals. Steve Flynn, Sales and Marketing Director at ESET Southern Africa, says ongoing awareness is crucial in understanding how to manage potential cybersecurity challenges posed by these developing tools. As artificial intelligence (AI) technology becomes a new reality for individuals and businesses, its […]

8.7% of users encountered phishing attacks in Africa in 2022, global number of attacks exceeds 500 million

Kaspersky’s ( anti-phishing system prevented more than 500 million attempts at accessing fraudulent websites globally in 2022. This is twice more compared to 2021 figures. In Africa, 8.7% of individuals and corporate users were affected by phishing: attacks on their devices were detected and stopped. In South Africa, the share of users affected by phishing […]

New outlook on skills development can solve CTO headaches and fast-track coding careers in 2023

By Jessica Hawkey, Managing Director at redAcademy As 2023 begins in full swing, we can all be forgiven for feeling as though we have been on a seemingly endless roller coaster during the past year. However, despite the surprises and shocks, one thing remained consistent throughout 2022 and is predicted to be one of the […]

Sendmarc secures $7m funding to help make the internet a safer place

Sendmarc, a leader in email and domain security, has announced a $7 million series A funding round led by Atlantica Ventures and supported by Allan Gray E-Squared Ventures, Fireball Capital, Endeavor Catalyst, 4Di Capital, Kalon Venture Partners, Endeavor Harvest, and Alpha Private Capital. The funding will be used to expand Sendmarc’s market enablement strategy and to continue improving its product, with a focus on being […]

The big impact of AI and more for businesses in 2023

Artificial Intelligence

By Ciaran McKivergan, CEO and founding partner at 8909 Digital Artificial Intelligence (AI) will slowly start its journey to necessity in the advertising world in 2023. It’s ‘been coming’ for a few years now and a few progressive operators have slowly been rolling it out, but 2023 will be the year that its application reaches […]

Governing cybersecurity from the top as a strategic business enabler

Cyber threats are increasing at a rate far greater than the industry is able to cope with. Despite this, C-Suite executives still don’t take cybersecurity seriously enough while boards are not nearly as engaged in cybersecurity as they are in other areas of oversight, says Patrick Evans, CEO of SLVA CyberSecurity. Cybersecurity breaches pose a major […]

48HOURS launches free crisis diagnostic app

New online tool helps brands classify the scale of risk from a crisis within just three minutes Nothing tests an organisation quite like a crisis. In a global crisis management survey conducted by Deloitte, 34% of businesses that have already experienced a crisis say the most important lesson they’ve learned is to have better systems […]

5 Important Technologies Behind a Reliable Field Service App

Field operations apps are invaluable for businesses, allowing project managers to connect with field technicians, streamline operations, and improve customer service through timely and quality service. They offer companies a way to make their services more efficient, reliable, and cost-effective. However, for these apps to be successful, the right and up-to-date technologies must be in […]

Teqnamo’s Cybersecurity Report Uncovers Latest Trends and Biggest Challenges

Cybersecurity has become an increasingly important aspect for modern businesses and individuals alike. Cybercriminals are taking advantage of modern technology to stay ahead of security teams across organizations. This has led to a surge in attacks. Of course, the COVID-19 pandemic contributed greatly to this accelerated rise in cyber attacks, but the stage was already […]

Cybercriminals eye passwords and cloud vulnerabilities with a sharp rise in attacks expected in 2023

The cybercriminal is relentless, often sophisticated, and extremely persistent. In a constantly evolving threat landscape in which cloud adoption continues to grow and passwords are highly coveted by nefarious actors, attacks are expected to increase sharply in the coming year. However, this is being met with incredible advancement and innovation from the cybersecurity industry says Carey […]