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Computing power takes on Zika virus

IBM powers virtual experiments on compounds that could form the basis of anti-viral drugs to cure the Zika virus.

The World Health Organisation has declared Zika a global public health emergency.


Preparing for a 'big data' future

Many businesses discover that infrastructure built for legacy apps can't support the scale and speed of distributed, data-centric applications, says Formation Data Systems.


Revenue of sharing economy platforms set to treble

Their expansion into emerging markets and their growth in established regions will see revenue surge from $6.4 billion in 2015 to $20.4 billion by 2020.


Standard Bank heist modus operandi 'not new'

The techniques used in the R300 million theft have been used before by both local and international criminal syndicates, security experts say.


BMW debuts solar carport in SA

The solar carport supplies an average of 3.6kW of solar power per day to recharge electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.


With HoloLens, MS aims to avoid Google's mistakes

Microsoft's discreet launch of its HoloLens reflects the daunting hurdles confronting the nascent industry of augmented reality.


Choosing safer passwords can be a complex task

Constantly changing a password doesn't always translate to it being safer, unless it is changed to a complex, secure password, according to experts.


Maximising IT departments is key to success

IT departments should work alongside business analysts, increasing the responsibility of the CIO to drive digital transformation, say experts.


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