SAP Africa recently announced the kick-off of its SAP® Urban Matters initiative at the Africa Urban Matters, Cities of the Future event hosted in Cape Town. The event focused on how innovative technology can be leveraged to make cities and municipalities more effective – and improve the lives of citizens
As the public and private sector strive to deliver internet access to all, Wi-Fi hotspots present a viable solution to the challenge of cost-effectively delivering access to the many.
Minister of Communications, Yunus Carrim, has inaugurated the National Cyber Security Advisory Council (NCAC).
On the flipside of the bandwidth boom in South Africa, there has been a significant increase in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks at an application level in the country, says Fortinet.
More than 1.4 million learners in public schools in the Gauteng province are now said to have access to the cutting edge technology of the Internet delivered through the GautengOnline infrastructure.
Recently the Deputy Minister of Communication launched a community computer and internet access centre donated to Chief Bhekisizwe Nzimakwe by Mthinte Communications at the request of the Department of Communications. A pro-bono agreement, this is one of 123 community access centres that the company has distributed for USAASA.
South Africa’s internet population has increased over the past 12 months with 39% of adults active internet users.
The CSIR’s Meraka Institute, in conjunction with various government departments, has recently completed a pilot project training teachers in the Eastern Cape to use multimedia tablets, and will now begin the project rollout to approximately 160 teachers at eleven schools. The project aims to develop a model for this type of mobile technology deployment that can be applied on a wide scale throughout the country.
Although security threats targeting PCs still out-number threats targeting mobile devices, smart phones and tablets have come under increasing attack in the past two years. Richard Broeke from specialist IT security provider, Securicom, says that as malicious code for mobile devices begins to generate revenue for malware authors, we can expect the number of threats to grow.
The first group of Internet Registries and Registrars has signed new agreements with ICANN (http://www.icann.org), bringing new generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) into the home stretch of going live online. “This is a huge accomplishment,” said Fadi Chehadé, ICANN President and CEO. “We can see the last mile before the first new TLD is activated in […]