Category Archives: Tech

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 […]

AppsFlyer gives Insight into Global E-Commerce Trends for 2023

By Sue Azari – E-Commerce Lead at AppsFlyer It is no secret that over the past few years the e-commerce industry has been constantly and rapidly evolving, with COVID-19 playing a significant role. Many retailers have experienced highs as a result of the pandemic, with consumers taking advantage of the convenience of shopping for pretty […]

Using accurate forensic intelligence to combat serial and organised crime in South Africa

“When constructing any kind of civil or criminal case against an individual or corporation, it is imperative that all the evidence that is to be presented in a court of law be one hundred per cent accurate and verifiable,” says Sameer Kumandan, Managing Director of SearchWorks, South Africa’s largest and most innovative data aggregation platform. “False […]

Africa Tech Summit 2023 Returns To Nairobi For Fifth Edition In February

Africa Tech Summit, the leading tech conference focused on connecting businesses and driving investments within Africa’s tech ecosystem, will host its fifth edition on the 15th to 16th of February 2023 at the Sarit Expo Centre in Nairobi.  “After a sold-out out Summit in 2022, we are excited to welcome back 1000+ tech leaders, investors, […]

Business in the Era of Everything-as-a-Service (XaaS)

By Eiji Ota, B2B Sales and Marketing Director, Canon Central and North Africa ( The ‘as-a-service’ model, whereby businesses can subscribe to a service or offering without the need to pay upfront, has revolutionised B2B operations forever. It was initially introduced, with Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), a pioneering business model for accessing software through the cloud. SaaS […]

Clickatell Predicts Mobile Messaging to be the Next Big Channel for Digital Commerce in 2023

In the near future, mobile messaging is set to become a leading platform that enables brands to provide deeply personalized experiences for both digital and in-person commerce. According to industry experts at Clickatell, this trend is predicted to reach its peak around 2023 as it will allow companies to create meaningful customer relationships, drive business […]

Cybastion Pioneers Path to Success in Africa with Numerous Groundbreaking Agreements Signed

Cybastion, an emerging leader in the field of cybersecurity, took centre stage at side events of the U.S. – Africa Leaders Summit. The cybersecurity firm was also the platinum sponsor for the US – Africa Business Forum event. (USABF)  The USABF event took place on the Summit’s second day (December 14). It was hosted by […]

How effective is your digital supply chain management?

As digital transformation increases at a dizzying pace, digital supply chain (DSC) management has become a business necessity. Software estates are ever-increasing, contracts and licences are becoming more complicated, and preventing wastage is more challenging than ever. Gartner predicts that in 2024, 60% of enterprises will underestimate cloud infrastructure and platform services consumption rates, leading to […]

Why you need dynamic data protection

SLVA CyberSecurity and Active Cypher’s data protection and control solution works across all systems, protecting data at rest, in motion and during collaboration. Understanding the importance of simplifying data protection, SLVA CyberSecurity has partnered with Active Cypher, to help its customers overcome these specific challenges. This is achieved by providing data security across the entire […]

A life less ordinary: Professor Barry Dwolatzky launches exhilarating memoir Coded History: My Life of New Beginnings

Coded History guarantees that everything you thought you knew about Emeritus Professor Barry Dwolatzky is gladly reconsidered. Nothing about this book is what you would imagine possible in the life of Wits University’s unassuming and much-loved professor. Coded History: My Life of New Beginnings launched yesterday, 2 November 2022. This self-penned memoir by Wits University’s Emeritus […]

New technology launched to help protect authenticity and ownership of luxury goods using sustainable blockchain power

Sotheby’s sells valuable jewellery verified by the new tech from UK start-up Database of Native Assets (DNA) DNA guarantees provenance boosting confidence for buyers and sellers and tackles the blight of counterfeiting head on A plug & play solution that facilitates brand transition to Web 3.0 A blockchain technology with the potential for mass adoption […]

Zebra Mobile Computer to Support Digitalisation of Operations in Africa

Zebra Technologies Corporation has introduced the TC15 mobile computer in Africa to help businesses in logistics, retail and field industries with a durable connectivity solution. The launch of the TC15 addresses the increasing need for a rugged, durable mobile computer for delivery drivers, transport and logistics staff, retail workers and small and medium-size enterprise (SME) […]

Staying safe on TikTok: how to avoid being scammed or hacked

It’s the world’s number one social media platform, which also means it’s the biggest target for scammers, hackers and shady characters.  Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO of ESET South Africa shares a few tips and insights on what to avoid to stay safe. Launched in 2016, TikTok has 6.44 million active users currently in South Africa above the […]

Andela’s EPIC Remote Hackathon to Find Solutions for the Future of Work

Applications are now open for elite technologists to enter a global challenge with a prize pot of $10,000. Andela, the global marketplace for remote technical talent, has opened applications for its upcoming EPIC Tournament. In partnership with HackerEarth, the tournament will see elite developers working in teams to prototype solutions that will positively impact the […]

Investing in software development skills is a strategic imperative for all sectors

Rather than being concentrated in certain industries, coding is crucial across the economy By Jessica Hawkey, Managing Director of redAcademy The highest unemployment rate in the world, where almost three in five youth are unemployed, and a crippling skills shortage – especially in the technology industry – exist side by side in South Africa creating […]

Building A Secure Digital Future

The Nigeria Cybersecurity Summit is scheduled for 6-7 February 2023 at Lagos-Nigeria and will bring forth a C-level platform that will concentrate on Cybersecurity strategies and the evolving threat landscape. The summit will discuss cybersecurity solutions for various industries, including government and ministry, banking and finance, telecom and energy, healthcare, e-commerce, and IT. The main […]

How do we Build Powerful Defense with Data Storage

By Ning Yun, Director of Data Storage Department of Huawei SAR (  Ransomware is striking at an alarming rate. Information technology research and consultancy company Gartner predicts, by 2025, at least 75% of IT organizations will face one or more attacks. Refined hacking tools and extortion strategies have made ransomware the biggest threat to individual, enterprise, […]

One-third of businesses plan to deploy Wi-Fi 7 by 2024, according to an industry report

WBA cross-industry survey reveals Wi-Fi 7 is top global priority to supercharge Wi-Fi capabilities and drive new IIoT use cases  Wi-Fi 7 is emerging as one of the most important areas of investment in new connectivity technologies. That is one key finding from the latest cross-industry survey of service providers, technology vendors and enterprises by […]

Businesses must prioritize cybersecurity just as they do physical security in order to protect their most valuable assets

Cybersecurity is possibly even more important than locks, vaults and walls in protecting the modern business. This is according to members of the Institute of Information Technology Practitioners South Africa (IITPSA) Cybersecurity Special Interest Group (SIGCyber). In a statement marking international Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which is held every October, the IITPSA SIGCyber members noted that […]

Digital security for entrepreneurs: How to protect your online business

As South Africa’s entrepreneurial spirit blossoms, digital security is more important than ever, warns Steve Flynn, Sales and Marketing Director at ESET Southern Africa. The pandemic fundamentally changed the working world forever. Not only are more employees working remotely, but more people are starting their own businesses – often from home. There has been a significant […]

The short answer to long passwords

Our digital world has become increasingly risky where hackers access personal data and steal identities with little effort. It’s said that nearly half of all South African consumers have either been a victim of ID theft, or know someone who has, costing in the region of R1 billion a year to the economy. Identity theft is big […]

Are your Excel spreadsheets a cybersecurity risk?

The use of spreadsheets in accounting and finance departments has vastly improved data analysis and enabled fast and accurate reporting, computing and information storage. Life without them is almost unthinkable. However, danger lurks within and although the use of macros in Excel to automate processes can enhance efficiency, macro malware can put your entire business […]