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How to attract and retain millennials in a tech-driven global workplace

Millennials – those born between 1980 and 2000 – will soon outnumber Generation X workers and will form 50% of the global workforce by 2020. As more than one-fourth of millennial workers assume management positions, it’s fair to say that they will shape future workspaces and, based on the findings of the recent Dell and Intel Future Workforce Study, they already have solid ideas of what that works... »


StrongPity traps thousands of users in search of encryption

A stealthy threat actor known as StrongPity has spent the European summer luring users of encryption software to its watering holes and infected installers, according to a paper presented at Virus Bulletin by Kaspersky Lab security researcher, Kurt Baumgartner. Users in Italy and Belgium were hardest hit, but people in Turkey, North Africa and the Middle East were also affected. StrongPity is a te... »


The elderly named very attractive targets for cybercriminals

The latest research from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International has raised concerns about the safety of over-55s online. The findings of the research, in a report entitled: ‘Older and wiser? A look at the threats faced by over-55s online,’ demonstrates that this age group can behave insecurely online and often become victims of fraud. The findings are worrying because the research, which questioned 1... »

Africa smartphone shipments

Africa’s smartphone shipments fall by 5.2% to 23.1 million

Shipments of smartphones in Africa fell 5.2% to 23.1 million units in the second quarter of 2016, this is according to the latest figures from International Data Corporation (IDC). These figures, presented in IDC’s recently published ‘Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker’, indicate that the boom in smartphone sales in Africa is slowing, despite the fact that overall mobile handset ship... »

Middle East and Africa enterprises encouraged to embrace digital transformation

Middle East and Africa enterprises encouraged to embrace digital transformation

Digital technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT) are predicted to add US$14 trillion to the world’s 20 largest economies by 2030. That’s one fifth of the current world GDP. However, many enterprises in the Middle East and Africa are held back from fully realising digital transformation because of a lack of a clear digital strategy and robust IT policy, the inability to adapt quickly enough, ... »


MTN set to protect SA businesses against cybercrime spike

With the cost of global cybercrime expected to pass the $2 trillion mark by 2019, MTN Business has moved to protect its business clients from the growing risk of cyber-based fraud and theft. “MTN Business has expanded its portfolio of business ICT services to become an end-to-end ICT partner for business. And because cybercrime and fraud pose a fast-growing risk to the financial wellbeing and even... »


Are we running out of wireless bandwidth?

When you work for one of the world’s biggest and best technology companies, you’re always on call to provide tech support. I remember fixing a family member’s Wi-Fi connection that had slowed to a crawl. “Maybe our Wi-Fi’s nearly full?” they’d suggested. It wasn’t the issue with their Wi-Fi, but it wasn’t such an outlandish suggestion. Hitting bandwidth capacity is an issue the industry is slowly ... »

dell acquires emc

Dell and EMC complete historic merger

Dell Technologies has revealed the  completion of the acquisition of EMC Corporation, creating a unique family of businesses that provides the essential infrastructure for organisations to build their digital future, transform IT and protect their most important asset, information. This combination creates a $74 billion market leader with an expansive technology portfolio that solves complex probl... »

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