Wits University Centre: Developing Future Technology Leaders In Schools

The Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) at Wits University will be running another ImpaCT Programme in June 2014. Aimed at grade nine and ten school learners, the Programme aims to encourage students to select a career in a software-related discipline such as computer science, electrical engineering, information systems or information technology. Launched in December […]

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Online Security: The Next Challenge For Retail Stores

Retailers moving into the online space for the first time face risks that don’t exist in the bricks-and-mortar world, says Brendon Williamson, general manager of business development at payment services provider PayGate – and they need to ensure they are well protected. Merchants selling virtual goods like airtime or vouchers are the most vulnerable, he […]

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1st African Blogger Awards: In Search Of African Bloggers

Entries to the 2014 African Blogger Awards, the continent’s very first awards programme that measures online and social influencers’ reach and influence through data analysis, are open to bloggers, Instagrammers, Tweeters and YouTubers across Africa. The Awards have been divided into 36 categories, providing the opportunity for influencers on these platforms to be measured objectively […]

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Google Reveals Glimpse Of Its Mobility Strategy With Today’s Android Enterprise Release

In August 2011 Google bought Motorola Mobility and everyone scratched their heads wondering what the strategy was. When Motorola today announced four enterprise mobile computers running the most popular version of the Android operating system (OS) the search giant revealed a glimpse of its thinking. New innovations include multiple mobile computers, new suite of enterprise […]

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A Picture Of The Explosive Growth Of Mobile Transacting In South Africa [Infographic]

Mobile phone-based transactions are booming in South Africa. A strong case study is provided by local mobile voucher-redemption company wiGroup’s transaction platform ‘wiPlatform’ that processed over R1.5 billion during the first 10 months of 2013. “The number of mobile transactions through wiPlaftorm grew by over 500% in the first six months of 2013, and that […]

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E-commerce Merchants: Credit Card Payment Compliance And What You Need To Know

The Payments Association of South Africa (PASA) has mandated that merchants of all sizes that process, store or transmit credit card information must comply with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) security compliance by the end of 2013. Consequently, retailers have to ensure that their IT security policy, payment switching technology and auditing processes are up […]

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