Several flaws in SA’s draft data and cloud policy, say experts
Industry insiders highlight failings in the Draft National Policy on Data and Cloud, questioning government’s approach to co-owning locally-generated data.
TFG on tech hiring spree to ramp up digital strategy
The retail giant introduces a new division with a mandate to attract the continent’s best tech talent to accelerate its digital strategy, after reporting an operating loss.
Liberty investment app sees growth as South Africans save
The Stash investment app reaches a customer base of 100 000 users and gets global recognition at the 2021 Digital CX Awards.
African CEOs plan to reduce headcount in automation push
The business leaders look to decrease their organisations’ headcount within the next 12 months amid increased investments in digital transformation initiatives, says PwC.
Herotel upgrades fibre customers to segment routing network
The fibre network operator, in collaboration with NEC XON, sets a target to migrate all fibre customers to its segment routing network by year-end.
Apple takes on rivals Zoom, Microsoft with iOS video updates
The American multinational tech giant announces major FaceTime upgrades on its iOS 15, as competition within the video-conferencing market intensifies.
Financial services are top target for cyber crooks
Cyber fraud attempts targeting local organisations increased 187% in the first four months of 2021, compared to the last four months of 2020, says TransUnion.
Government uses online arsenal to fight youth joblessness
As SA’s youth unemployment crisis threatens a generation of joblessness, the National Youth Development Agency’s online platform aims to connect millions with jobs.
Geekulcha names 2021 Top 15 Young Geeks
The youth ICT network announces its 2021 Top 15 Young Geeks, who will receive support while providing oversight and direction to the non-profit.
Hippo provides free fibre comparison tool for businesses
Hippo.co.za offers a free fibre comparison service that allows businesses to compare fibre connectivity packages available at their location.
Security skills shortage will worsen if firms don't change their ways
A lack of talent production and dependency on managed service providers will likely worsen the security skills drought, said experts.