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Nigerian Unicorn OPay Signs Deal with Mastercard

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aYo looks to the cloud to power the future of microinsurance

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Kaspersky Launches Online Ransomware Response Training Course

Sourced from Hypertext Kaspersky, the Russia-based, self-styled independent cybersecurity and online safety provider, has today announced the launch of a new Windows Incident Response training course. This is in order to offer in-house cybersecurity teams and InfoSec professionals an opportunity to expand their analytical skills in the incident response domain, especially in the midst of a ransomware attack. The entire course can be completed online. According to the recent global Kaspersky survey conducted among senior non-IT management and business owners, 73% of firms can’t handle a ransomware attack alone or with the help of regular IT service providers. Over recent years the lack of skilled technical staff who can detect and respond to complex incidents, along with a lack of visibilit...

Zoho Announced as Platinum Sponsor for the Digital Transformation Forum 2022

Zoho Corp, a global technology company, has officially been announced as Platinum Sponsor for the upcoming Digital Transformation Forum 2022 to be held at the Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa on 31 May 2022. This hybrid event will see industry experts come together to tackle ideas on how to navigate the future-of-work, future-of-integration, connected digital experience, data management, and digital innovation strategies all in efforts to prepare your business for its successful digital transformation journey. Zoho Officially Joins DTF2022 as Platinum Sponsor With 50+ apps in nearly every major business category, including sales, marketing, customer support, accounting and back-office operations, and an array of productivity and collaboration tools, Zoho Corporation is one of the...

Oracle Opens New R&D Lab in North Africa

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What You Need to Know About MTN’s New Reduced LTE & 5G Deals

MTN has announced price reductions and more value to customers on its MyMTN Home Fixed LTE and 5G home portfolios.  The MyMTN Home Fixed LTE and 5G offers are available until 31 July 2022. “At MTN we are committed to providing connectivity at affordable rates for all South Africans to enable more people to enjoy the benefits of a modern connected world with as little impact on their pockets as possible”, says Mapula Bodibe, Chief Consumer Officer at MTN South Africa. The MyMTN Home Uncapped Fixed LTE and 5G internet promotional deals are shown below: According to MTN, its Uncapped Fixed LTE 10Mbps Max Speed offering has been reduced from R499 PM for 24 months to R399 per month for a more extended signup period of 36 months – an R100 reduction but for a longer commitment. Its uncapped ...

Digital Transformation in South Africa – The Future is Bright for Healthcare Innovation

The last two years have awakened many people across the globe to the benefits of digitization, with the pandemic effectively working as an accelerant growing the importance of the digital transformation of the healthcare industry in particular. It makes sense that healthcare continues to be one of the most continuously evolving industries in the world. No longer are doctors prescribing broad-spectrum medicines to treat generic illnesses. Nowadays, and especially after the pandemic of the last two years, we are entering a time of personalised medicines and m-health (mobile health), a time of telehealth and robot surgeons, and along with this we are seeing the rise of consumer-focused digital pharmacies, pharmacies that are allowing patients to access healthcare virtually and order medicatio...

5 Ways IT Companies Can Grow in Africa

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Zoho’s New Unified Marketing Platform – What You Need to Know

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What Happens When Cybercriminals Impersonate CEOs?

Image sourced from Feed Navigator. Traditional payment fraud has been rife for some time, where the cybercriminal impersonates the CEO, or other senior members of staff, to convince the finance department to make an urgent payment to either a new supplier or update their bank details. Now over the past month, there has been an increase in an evolved method of change of bank details or payment fraud cyber-attack. This new trend involves an internal change of bank details, mostly for the CEO. The change of bank details fraud uses fake banking confirmation letters and the trust of finance people to update an existing supplier’s details. The growing number of successful attacks have proven to be very costly to businesses of all sizes. Owing to this, many businesses have now implemented stronge...

New Warnings Show How Hackers in Nigeria Can Remotely Steal Cars

Image sourced from Car Throttle.com. Nigeria’s Communications Commission (NCC) published a warning yesterday advising drivers in the West African country to beware of a new cybercrime method being used by hackers where car doors can be opened and vehicles can be started without keys, all done remotely while the criminals hide nearby. According to the NCC, owners of Honda and Acura-model vehicles are the most susceptible to these kinds of new attacks. The NCC discovered these new grand theft auto methods via investigations made by the Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT), a cybersecurity body established to protect the country’s telecom sector by the NCC. According to CSIRT’s report, released to the media by Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, Director Public Affairs at the NCC, there is an ex...

South Africa’s Ukheshe Technologies Joins Forces with AWS

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