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  • Minimum wage versus a fair salary

    IT-Online May 24, 2018 | 09:59 am

    South Africans consider a fair salary to range from R6 380 to R10 121 per month, with an average across all groups of R6 953. This is the finding from the Human Science Research Council’s (HSRC’s) recently-published social attitudes study[…]

  • Joburg housing policy and the cobra effect

    IT-Online May 24, 2018 | 09:58 am

    Something all politically-conscious South Africans often forget is that the road to hell is paved with good intentions, writes Martin van Staden, a legal researcher at the Free Market Foundation (FMF). Whether the intention is to achieve easier access to[…]

  • Cryptojacking goes mainstream

    IT-Online May 24, 2018 | 09:54 am

    In addition to malware, a newer and bigger threat to the safety, security and value of cryptocurrencies has emerged: in-browser cryptojacking that hackers use to target the newer less-well known currencies such as Monero, Coinhive and Zcash. These low-profile cryptocurrencies[…]

  • VAT increase drives inflation up

    IT-Online May 24, 2018 | 09:51 am

    Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) reported on 23 May that consumer price inflation increased from 3,8% year-on-year (y-o-y) in March to 4,5% y-o-y in April. The latest reading ended a 12-month decline in headline inflation, following the introduction of a 1[…]

  • Fake Facebook sites take phishing lead

    IT-Online May 24, 2018 | 09:48 am

    In the first quarter of 2018, Kaspersky Lab’s anti-phishing technologies prevented more than 3,7-million attempts to visit fraudulent social network pages of which 60% were fake Facebook pages. The results, according to the Kaspersky Lab report, “Spam and phishing in[…]

  • Jim Holland takes over Lenovo’s data centre business

    IT-Online May 24, 2018 | 09:46 am

    Distribution stalwart Jim Holland will be taking over the leadership of Lenovo’s data centre business unit. Holland, currently the executive for HPE and Micro Focus at Axiz, will take up his new position on 1 July. Thibault Dousson, GM of[…]

  • Nology debuts Zyxel NebulaFlex hybrid APs

    IT-Online May 24, 2018 | 08:07 am

    Nology, the official distributor of Zyxel in South Africa, has announced the availability of Zyxel’s new NebulaFlex network management platform. “We’re excited to be adding NebulaFlex to our existing Zyxel portfolio,” says Grant Robertson, product manager at Nology. “NebulaFlex frees[…]

  • Design thinking key to digital business success

    IT-Online May 24, 2018 | 08:05 am

    In an interconnected world that is constantly changing, we have come to expect businesses, especially of the digital variety, to offer personalised products and seamless services that improve the way we live, work, and play. By Jarryd Chatz, CEO of[…]

  • Carbon Black, Fortinet unveil joint solution

    IT-Online May 24, 2018 | 08:04 am

    Next-generation endpoint security provider Carbon Black and Fortinet, which secures enterprise, service provider, and government organisations around the world, have joined forces to provide clients with automated protection against advanced threats and previously unknown malware. Both Carbon Black and Fortinet[…]

  • Microsoft, Seacom launch Azure ExpressRoute

    IT-Online May 24, 2018 | 08:03 am

    Microsoft, in partnership with Seacom, has launched a cloud service that will allow customers to extend their on-premises networks into the cloud without going over the public internet. The service, dubbed Azure ExpressRoute, enables customers to create private connections between[…]