Category archives for: Cloud Computing

Rural SA areas connected to the world wide web

Internet Society

by AKANI CHAUKE in Polokwane POLOKWANE, (CAJ News) – REMOTE areas in the northern Limpopo Province of South Africa are to enjoy the benefits of the internet thanks to an investment of US$30 000 (more than R430 000) by a global organisation working to connect the globe to the world wide web. The Internet Society […]

Windows7 demise leaves users vulnerable to cyber crooks

Microsoft's Windows 7

by MTHULISI SIBANDA  Africa Editor JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AS of January 14, a quarter of the world’s personal computers (PCs) will be more vulnerable to ransomware as Windows 7 end of life. Microsoft ended mainstream support of Windows 7 in 2015, giving users five years to ready themselves for the software to reach end of […]

South Africa firms adopt Cloud amid power cuts

Photo by Cristian HERNANDEZ / AFP

by AKANI CHAUKE  JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Africa’s recent load shedding spell, the worst in years, has added interest in Cloud services as local firms insulate themselves from the country’s energy fallout. This is a according to an independent telecommunications network operator after the country plunged to Stage Six of the power cuts for the […]

South African students showcase skills on global stage

Vega student demonstrating what he is going to showcase at global stage for technology. Photo, Mthulisi Sibanda, CAJ News Africa

by TINTSWALO BALOYI Executive Editor JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOME South African students are to showcase their skills on a global platform following their invitation to co-create content to be used as themes for a leading smartphone maker’s app store. This follows collaboration between Samsung and the award-winning tertiary brand, Vega School on a Design […]

Internet providers slam proposed ban on adult content

ISPA logo

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE Internet Service Providers’ Association of SA (ISPA) has opposed proposals to block adult web content, a move that authorities believe will not protect local children. ISPA believes the orders by the Law Reform Commission of South Africa (LRC) on the ISPs as “an exceptionally bad solution to […]

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