Make Data Backup a Habit rather than a Task

3 Dec

make data backup a habit not a task

Does it make sense to have vehicle insurance for your car, household insurance for your home, medical insurance for you, life insurance for your family, and no insurance for your valuable data? Absolutely not! Far too many people overlook the importance of having a reliable data backup plan that comes with encryption–until it’s too late, […]

Joburgers say “We Will Not Pay”, as City Uncovers Hacking Details

26 Nov

city uncovers hacking

“We don’t negotiate with terrorists” is the type of thing you expect to hear on a fast-paced, action movie. This, however, is the very same stance that the City of Johannesburg took with the “Shadow Kill Hackers” who demanded 4 bitcoins (amounting to approximately half a million rand) from the City in October. This is […]

Youth and Technology, The Future of Africa?

19 Nov

The big question – will investment in African tech enhance the future of development? As a continent (and its local investors), it makes sense to invest in youth-led tech innovations, especially when you consider that the majority of Africa’s workforce (as much as 80%) is between the ages of just 15 and 24 years? To […]

Thanks Bokke – Just How Wrong or Right Can an Algorithm Be?

12 Nov

Bokke

Caps off to the Springboks who all but blew the English Roses right out of the proverbial water with their convincing win on Saturday the 2nd of November! As the country erupted into a roar of pride and excitement, few people gave much thought to the predictions that had been made before the game. No […]

Phishing & Email Scams Gain Momentum in South Africa

5 Nov

phishing & email scams

One would think that will all the awareness campaigns around phishing and email scams, South Africa’s risk profile would be on the decline. As it turns out, it’s not. Email scams and phishing scams are always on the rise and, right now, unsuspecting South African citizens are being scammed. Whether it’s due to ignorance or […]

Finding the Right Antivirus Solutions

29 Oct

antivirus solutions

If your computer has ever had a virus or been infected with malware, you will probably know the frustration and stress involved in the “cleaning” or removal process. Once a virus or malware strikes, it can become a fool’s errand trying to restore the system back to normal. And often, the only solution is to wipe […]

Is there such a thing as Green Friendly technology?

22 Oct

Green friendly technology

The world and society are changing, and with it, people’s awareness of the importance of “going green” is increasing at a rapid rate. What do you do if you are a tech enthusiast and also committed to doing your bit for the environment? Is there such a thing as green-friendly technology, or are you digging […]

The Known & Unknown Risks of Virtual Reality

17 Oct

virtual reality

Virtual Reality (VR) is aptly described as an immersive experience. Many people perhaps don’t know that the very first VR prototype came out in the 1960s. Back then, it was mostly misunderstood and considered a type of science fiction. Nowadays, virtual reality can provide a realistic experience by using software to produce an artificial scene […]

New communication channels and cloud computing changing the way we work

1 Oct

5g communication channels

Things have changed in the business landscape over the years, and it’s all thanks to IT development. Gone are the days when a consumer reached for a landline phone to make contact with a store or service provider. Nowadays, consumers turn to mobile phones, iPads, tablets, laptops, and even desktop computers before they give their […]

What Exactly are Cybercriminals Looking for?

25 Sep

cybercriminals

South Africa is not experiencing Cybercrime for the first time. In fact, the general population and businesses have been hearing about cybercrime – and been adversely affected by it – for many years. Have you ever wondered if you have what a cyber-criminal is looking for? Are you computing habits and behaviours putting you at […]