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dell

Dell study puts PC gamers in the spotlight

Over a third of South African gamers consider themselves as mainstream, but roughly the same number play games daily and a fifth of them play for between 6 and 10 hours. Where do they find the time? Many of the more hardcore gamers can play from 6pm to midnight. Related: Dell study finds that gamers are not your typical stereotype These are some of the findings by Clockwork Media, commissioned by ... »

dell

Dell study finds that gamers are not your typical stereotype

Video gaming is no longer a niche activity enjoyed by a few away from everyone else. As superstar Drake stole the limelight at the recent E3 gaming conference, it’s clear that the $30 billion gaming industry is solidly in the mainstream and growing fast. In 2017, more people watched esport’s League of Legends finals than the U.S.’ football and baseball professional championships combined. Related:... »

Clayton Naidoo

Cisco appoints Clayton Naidoo as General Manager for Sub Saharan Africa

Cisco has appointed Clayton Naidoo as the new general manager for Sub Saharan Africa based out of the Johannesburg office in South Africa. In his role, Naidoo will oversee the implementation of Cisco’s strategy in the region, executing a vision that delivers transformational value to customers and partners. Additionally, he will develop strategic relationships across the entire ecosystem to drive ... »

Woman's month

Celebrating South Africa’s female factory workers

Annually, National Women’s Month pays tribute to the women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 to fight the extension of Pass Laws to women. These fearless females, who turned out in their thousands, also challenged the notion that a woman’s place is in the home and proved that it is, in fact, everywhere. Today, this is apparent at the Hisense factory in Atlantis, Western Cape, whe... »

Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0: Hype or Game Changer?

Technology has played a major role in advancing most areas of our everyday lives – but it can also have a significant effect in the world of industry. In fact, if harnessed correctly, the industrial sector is poised to benefit hugely by improving efficiency, productivity and a reduction in operational costs with Industry 4.0. In fact, by 2020, Industry 4.0 is expected to bring an average cos... »

Truecaller

Record calls with Truecaller to help report harassment and fraud

Truecaller has introduced a new Premium feature, Call Recording, to help report harassment and fraud for its users. This comes as another great upgrade in their efforts to improve their Premium offerings. People use Truecaller to help their communication be more safe and efficient. From their users identifying new business clients to empowering women to avoid and report harassment, or for everyone... »

Artificial Intelligence

Human Beings, Artificial Intelligence and Robots to represent the new workforce of 2028

When driving to the office, Marie, CIO of a large bank in France, often has this quote from Bill Gates on her mind: “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next 10. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction.” This morning the thought is particularly persistent. Her company has recently embarked on a digital trans... »

pc shipments

Worldwide PC shipments have grown for first time in six years

Worldwide PC shipments totalled 62.1 million units in the second quarter of 2018, a 1.4 per cent increase from the second quarter of 2017, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. This is the first quarter of year-over-year global PC shipment growth since the first quarter of 2012. All regions experienced some growth compared with a year ago. While the results are a positive result for th... »

tracking apps

Are mobile apps watching and tracking South Africans?

The monitoring capabilities of mobile apps are becoming a concern for South African users, many of whom are worried that the apps on their connected devices might be able to track them down, watch what they’re doing, or share their data. But these dangers could be easily averted by putting some simple security measures in place, warns cybersecurity experts from Kaspersky Lab. There are rising conc... »

cloud computing

Africa needs an African cloud

For organisations in Africa to truly reap the benefits of cloud and shared data centre services, local data centres need to be developed and deployed. This will not only address the issue around data sovereignty, but also stimulate local economic development and improve the lives of citizens using by widely adopting this technology. This is the view of Mohamed Abdelrehim, Head of Solutions and Bus... »

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