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SA careless in e-commerce

SA careless in e-commerce

28 Nov 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues

According to a survey by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, nearly a third of users are still careless when making online transactions, putting their own cash at risk and also posing a problem for banks and e-payment systems if they have to refund their clients’ losses.

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Samsung gets medical

28 Nov 2014 by
| Filed in Africa News
Samsung gets medical

Samsung Electronics South Africa has invested into the medical sector, with the aim of using the latest in technological innovation to assist in delivering transformational change in the health sector in Africa.

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Seychelles goes 4G

28 Nov 2014 by
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Seychelles goes 4G

Airtel has launched Africa’s a 4G FD-LTE service in the Seychelles, making it amongst the first countries in sub Saharan Africa to commercially deploy this technology.

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Fibre land grab is on!

28 Nov 2014 by
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Fibre land grab is on!

The fibre rollout race has been hotting up lately. Connectivity providers are falling over themselves to cover as much ground as possible with increasingly high-capacity fibre access at aggressive prices and with minimal lead times, writes DAVE MEINTJES.

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Johannesburg connected, but ...

28 Nov 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues
Johannesburg connected, but ...

Ericsson's latest Networked Society City Index ranked Johannesburg as 29th among 40 key cities in the world in terms of ICT investments in economic, social and environmental development.

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Wits offers MOOCs to Africa

27 Nov 2014 by
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Wits offers MOOCs to Africa

Wits has announced a partnership with edX, a nonprofit online learning company founded by MIT and Harvard to offer massive open online courses to a global learning audience.

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Frankel & Co take over Hellopeter

27 Nov 2014 by
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Frankel & Co take over Hellopeter

Hellopeter.com has been acquired by a consortium of South African and global entrepreneurs including Frankel & Co.

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Huawei unveils LTE for the grid

26 Nov 2014 by
| Filed in Mobile
Huawei unveils LTE for the grid

Huawei has unveiled an LTE solution for electricity grids which allows power operators to offer 4G wireless communication technology. Huawei believes that its solution will offer speeds of up to 100Mbit/s downlink and up to 50Mbit/s uplink.

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VMware airs network of validated cloud services

26 Nov 2014 by
| Filed in Serious Software
VMware airs network of validated cloud services

VMware has announced VMware vCloud Air Network, the world’s largest network of validated cloud services with more than 3 800 VMware service provider partners in more than 100 countries.

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Why innovation disrupts business

26 Nov 2014 by
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Why innovation disrupts business

Technologies like big data, social media and cloud computing are regarded as positive developments, many regard them as disruptions to current business processes. ANGELA GAHAGAN-THOMSON explains how these technologies can be used to boost current processes instead of hindering them.

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Trilogy author gets ahead of the (BlackBerry) Curve

25 Nov 2014 by
| Filed in Mobile
Trilogy author gets ahead of the (BlackBerry) Curve

With the birth of his son, Brett Restall realized that allocating time to sit down and write his book was becoming increasingly impossible. That was until he discovered a small mobile device called the BlackBerry Curve, writes LIRON SEGEV.

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Plan your cyber defence

25 Nov 2014 by
| Filed in Web World
Plan your cyber defence

As South Africa becomes more connected, the chances of a company or individual being hacked are on the increase. Infant, according to DREW VAN VUUREN, a consulting partner at 4Di Privaca, it is no longer a case of “if” you get attacked but more like “when” you get attacked.

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PrecisionCore now in print

25 Nov 2014 by
| Filed in Serious Hardware
PrecisionCore now in print

Epson has introduced the Epson WorkForce Pro 5000 series - a new series of single and multi-function printers designed for all sized businesses and using PrecisionCore printhead technology.

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The art of influence

25 Nov 2014 by
| Filed in Web World
The art of influence

Creating an online profile is easy. But cultivating an online interest is a lot more complicated. STEVEN MURRAY gives us eight secrets to assist those wanting to grow their online social media profiles and influential status.

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IBM makes big breakthrough in neural networks

25 Nov 2014 by
| Filed in Serious Hardware
IBM makes big breakthrough in neural networks

Scientists from IBM have unveiled a computer chip with 5.4 billion transistors on it. Measuring no bigger than a postage stamp, the chip is able to compute 256 million operations per second and is said to be a step towards bringing brain-inspired computers to society.

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AppDate: Take control of your Inbox

24 Nov 2014 by
| Filed in Something on the Side
AppDate: Take control of your Inbox

In his latest app roundup, SEAN BACHER highlights Inbox by Gmail, Truecaller, Quip Spreadsheets, MySidekick and The Sims 4 for PC.

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The Firewall: Security Evolved

24 Nov 2014 by
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The Firewall: Security Evolved

Despite claims of its demise, the firewall is still the foundation stone of security deployments.  DOROS HADJIZENONOS looks at how it has adapted to combat three decades of threats.

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Disabilities vs digital inclusion

24 Nov 2014 by
| Filed in Mobile
Disabilities vs digital inclusion

The Model ICT Accessibility Policy Report released by the International Telecommunication Union has recognised that despite the unprecedented growth in mobile and Internet use worldwide, very few nations have acted to ensure that persons with disabilities are part of the technology revolution.

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NAS comes to small office

24 Nov 2014 by
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NAS comes to small office

Western Digital has announced the expansion of its WD Red line of SATA hard drives for home and small office NAS (network attached storage) systems.

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New Raspberry Pi now in SA

21 Nov 2014 by
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New Raspberry Pi now in SA

The new Raspberry Pi Model A+ is now available in South Africa. The unit is now easier to use, smaller and uses less power than its predecessors.

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Mordor spreads its Shadow

21 Nov 2014 by
| Filed in Fun Software
Mordor spreads its Shadow

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game allows players to orchestrate their unique plan of attack on Sauron’s forces and create their own personal nemesis.

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