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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... »

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... »

Small businesses in South Africa critical to 4th Industrial Revolution

Small businesses in South Africa critical to 4th Industrial Revolution

Small businesses will be critical to South Africa in the 4th industrial revolution while access to information will revolutionize education. This was highlighted at an insightful panel discussion in Midrand on Thursday (5 July).  The topic debated was: “Is South Africa Ready for the 4th Industrial Revolution?” Panel speakers included Siemens (www.Siemens.com) Southern and Eastern Africa CEO Sabine... »

Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency social engineering schemes helped criminals net nearly $10 Million last year

Kaspersky Lab experts have exposed a relatively new fraudulent trend: the development of cryptocurrency is not only attracting investors, but also cyber-criminals seeking to boost their profits. During the first half of 2018, Kaspersky Lab products blocked more than a hundred thousand triggers related to cryptocurrencies on fake exchanges and other sources. With each attempt, criminals have been t... »

PC prices will lead to flat growth of global device shipments in 2018

PC prices will lead to flat growth of global device shipments in 2018

Worldwide shipments of devices — PCs, tablets and mobile phones — are on pace to record 0.9 per cent growth to reach 2.28 billion units in 2018, according to Gartner, Inc. The PC and tablet market is estimated to decline 1.2 per cent in 2018, while the mobile phone market is on pace to record an increase of 1.4 per cent. “The PC market is still hindered by the undersupply of the DRAM market ... »

Unlocking the power of personalisation through in-store Wi-Fi

Unlocking the power of personalisation through in-store Wi-Fi

The exponential rise of disruptive technology trends has added a new dimension to consumer expectations. Connectivity is now one of the most critical differentiators and businesses have no choice but to provide customers with internet connectivity while they are onsite. The creation of a fully-integrated omni-channel communication and data-capturing system – a system which allows customers t... »

Mauritius Smart City

Mauritius gets $10 million funding for Smart City development

Vantage Capital, one of Africa’s largest mezzanine fund managers, has revealed that it has provided $10 million of mezzanine funding to Cap Tamarin, a mixed-used, residentially-focused “Smart & Happy” Village located on the sought-after west coast of Mauritius in a seaside village called Tamarin. The promoter of the transaction is Trimetys through its subsidiary, Cap Tamarin Ltée, a Mauritian-... »

Network-attached storage

It’s time to get Network-attached storage

The enterprise market has traditionally been seen as the one that sits up and pays expensive and complicated attention to cloud storage. It is, after all, only suitable for those companies that have large wallets, skill sets and infrastructure, right? Then there’s the other side of the cloud – public. This is where consumers gleefully drop their storage needs as they don’t need as much space and p... »

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