WhereIsMyTransport launches transit API following £1.165 seed funding

A new transport data platform from Cape Town-born tech company WhereIsMyTransport launches today following £1.165 million seed funding in the first closing of a £2 million seed round. The funding has come from investors including Goodwell Investments, Omidyar Network and Horizon Ventures. Devin De Vries, WhereIsMyTransport co-founder. The platform, a transit API, attempts to address…

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Wi-Fi, the most coveted hotel amenity

Riaan Graham Says Riaan Graham, sales director at Ruckus Wireless sub-Saharan Africa: “Guests are displaying a clear need to be constantly connected. Whether it is beach-front resorts, casinos or metropolitan conference hotels, they are demanding the ability to connect 24/7. Being ‘online’ has become second nature and more often than not, it means using Wi-Fi…

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Internet Society probes slow internet growth in Africa

Internet access and availability are not enough to get people online, says a new Internet Society study released at the African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) taking place from 30 August to 1 September in Tanzania. The ‘Promoting Content in Africa‘ report reveals that while significant improvements have been made in internet infrastructure, most notably…

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The dark side of digital

It’s their ‘world in their hands’, an existence driven by instant access to information, laced with a plethora of social connections. Pixabay Young people interact using their cellphones for an average of about four hours per day. That’s plenty of time to discover the world through these ‘virtual extensions of themselves’, but unfortunately it’s also…

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Threat Map shows African nations under cyber attack

Six other African countries – Malawi (4), Namibia (5), Mauritius (7), Tunisia (8), Ethiopia (9) and Nigeria (20) – were ranked in the top 20 most-attacked countries, ahead of Kenya (52) and South Africa (67). “Many African countries have well-developed mobile internet networks that make it affordable for people to be online all the time.…

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Enterprise apps essential for true digital transformation

An organisation’s applications are the glue that makes digital transformation possible. Without an optimised, next-generation application landscape, firms will find it very difficult to compete in modern digital ecosystems, or capitalise on the advantages of rapidly shifting markets. Shubna Harilal As technology enthusiasts, we fall in love with sleek front-end interfaces, customer-facing apps and beautiful…

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It's time to get cyber security basics in place

Everything in our digitally-connected world has the potential to be infiltrated and exploited by cyber criminals. Levels of online fraud, digital crime and corporate espionage are rising steadily, while legislative steps are not being taken quickly enough in response to provide tools with which to combat cybercrime. ©Robert Churchill via 123RF This exponential growth means…

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What's driving the next generation of mobile networks?

The race is on to establish the next generation of mobile networks. Each generational change in wireless networks has been prompted by a different force. New service demand sparked the move from 1G to 2G, regulation and licensing were the triggers for the migration to 3G, while network obsolescence was the underlying cause behind the…

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