Category archives for: IT Security

Brexit slows down IT spending in EMEA

Global Information Technology (IT) spending

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SPENDING on information technology (IT) in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions is projected to total $973 billion in 2019. This represents an increase of 2 percent from the estimated spending of $954 billion (R13.68 trillion) in 2018. This is according to projections by Gartner, the […]

Winners feature highly in AfricaCom award nominations

Huawei, MTN

by  AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOME perennial favourites are shortlisted for the annual AfricaCom Awards set for Cape Town later this month. Among the multiple nominees are Econet, Huawei, MTN and Orange. Supported by Founding Awards Sponsor, PCCW Global, the awards will be held on November 14 in the coastal South African city. […]

Retail spending to leap $200 billion in 2019

Gartner Symposium

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – GLOBAL retail sector technology spending will reach over $203 billion (about R2.98 trillion) in 2019 as customer expectations and competition force retailers to evolve and invest heavily in digital business transformation. This is according to Gartner, the world’s leading research and advisory company, which forecast a growth of […]

Varsities at mercy of rampaging cyber criminals


by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – ACADEMICS must be careful when online following the detection of multiple cyber attacks hitting at least 131 universities in 16 countries, including South Africa, over the past year. This is according to a global cyber security company as several well-known universities have experienced at least one phishing attack […]

Africa countries high on cyber attackers’ radar

Cyber spies

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AFRICAN companies have been urged to prioritise on security as the continent emerges a prime target for cyber attackers amid the rapid speed of digital transformation (DX). The recommendation follows findings by a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity that 67 percent of organisations have embarked […]

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