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Yesterday

Global IT spending to reach $3.7tn in 2018

Businesses will continue to invest in IT as they anticipate revenue growth, but their spending patterns will shift.

Harnessing the power of predictive analytics

Businesses need to adapt their decision-making paradigm to being forward looking and scenario dependent, says SITA.

Skygofree steals messages, eavesdrops on conversations

Yesterday

The spyware contains functionality not seen in the wild before, including location-based audio recording through infected devices, says Kaspersky Lab.

First Technology appointed Commvault service partner

Through the appointment, First Technology will expand Commvault's markets and create a solid support infrastructure for Sub-Saharan African customers.

Crypto-currency miners found in pirated software

Although mining software is not considered strictly malicious, it degrades the device's system performance, says Kaspersky Lab.

Elvey Security Technologies migrates to Redstor

The African electronic security equipment distributor adopts the Redstor platform for all its backup and business continuity requirements.

BlackBerry unveils security software for self-driving cars

Tuesday

The Canadian software maker's new Jarvis software identifies vulnerabilities in programs used in self-driving cars.

Advantage to outsourcing executive payrolls

Complying with legislation that governs director's PAYE for executive payroll is a complex undertaking and it makes business sense to outsource this function, says CRS Technologies.

The Knowledge Caf'e - time for innovation

Using a knowledge caf? for knowledge sharing and exploring new ideas to create open, nonjudgmental environment, says Tobin.

Open Source turns 20

The concept of open source is credited to Netscape which, in January 1998, announced plans to release the source code of its proprietary browser, Navigator.

Journey from custom dev to the cloud

ITWeb Events spoke to Adam Shapiro, director, Autopilot Workflow Solutions.

Google 'security patches not slowing down systems'

Friday

The Alphabet firm says it deployed patches against the Spectre and Meltdown flaws last year, without slowing down its cloud services.

Arch Retail enters Middle East market

Spinnaker Software, which develops and implements the Arch solution, recently announced the first store in the UAE going live on Arch.