Category Archives: Technology

A technology perspective on the possible health risks of 5G

IT-ONLINE The recent deployment of 5G mobile networks has created much debate on the possible health risks due to higher signal radiation. By Dr Dawie de Wet, CEO of Q-KON So widespread is this debate that even we, as a satellite service provider, have received concerns about 5G and the possible health risks of satellite […]

Work from home video conferencing demands increased cybersecurity

Cyber security concerns have increased as employees move to work from home, with video conferencing becoming a key new area of concern. This is according to Bryan Baxter, corporate IT business development manager and IITPSA KZN chapter committee member, who was addressing the first online IITPSA KwaZulu-Natal AGM this month. Amid a significant move to […]

How to clean your smartphone and tablet properly

MY BROADBAND Whether you’re working remotely, home-schooling, or just binge-watching an old favourite to pass the time, you’re putting in maximum time with your devices. Chances are that you’re reading this article on a phone or tablet right now! When was the last time you gave the screen a good wipe?  Disinfecting surfaces is one […]

Residential demand for VoIP services increases during lockdown uncertainty

MY BROADBAND Lanline, a Voice over IP (VoIP) service provider in South Africa, is experiencing an unprecedented demand for its VoIP solutions in the residential market. This is according to Lanline CEO Claudio Coelho, who said that affordable and versatile telephony is key to households and small businesses that are now forced to remain in […]

The surprising number of South Africans who want to work from home after the lockdown is over

MY BROADBAND 73% of tech-savvy South Africans want to continue working from home after the lockdown is over. This is according to the results of MyBroadband’s Working from Home 2020 Survey, which was conducted in April 2020. 2,348 MyBroadband readers took part in the survey, providing excellent insight into the tech-savvy segment of the market. […]

Data governance 3.0: Running business according to data

IT WEB Data governance is no longer the sole responsibility of data stewards as businesses embrace a more collaborative approach, involving data citizens. With this approach, all stakeholders in the business are responsible for the data with which they engage along all data touch-points in the organisation. This is according to Sizwe Gwala, data governance manager at Alexander Forbes, […]

Technical recession, 4IR put pressure on jobs

IT Online Having recently slipped into a technical recession, the South African economy continues to experience dangerously low levels of economic growth, which does not bode well for national employment figures. Making matters worse is the technologically-driven fourth industrial revolution which continues to threaten redundancy on a variety of jobs. This is according to Aadil […]

4G infrastructure critical to Africa’s 5G success

IT Web The easiest path to 5G in Africa is through an infrastructure upgrade on 4G, says a senior industry executive. Daniel Ramirez, director of radio access network (RAN) products at US-based Teoco, says this means having a fully rolled out and successful 4G network is the most likely prerequisite for a successful 5G rollout. He says […]

Sophos introduces Intercept X for Mobile

IT WEB Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in next-generation cyber security, today introduced Sophos Intercept X for Mobile with new security capabilities for Chrome OS devices and improved mobile threat defence for Android and iOS devices. Sophos today also published research: Fleeceware Apps Persist on the Play Store, which details new findings on fleeceware applications that overcharge unsuspecting […]