Reasons To Backup Your Data

You have probably heard the mantra of “back everything up” – but not everyone does, and furthermore, not everyone is clear on why you should. The fact is, data loss can be a disaster for a business – or even an individual. Here are the top five reasons why you should, indeed, keep regular backups.

Read more Source: https://blog.newcloudnetworks.com/top-5-reasons-to-backup-your-data

Criminals have the keys to steal your airtime and hijack your mobile number

South African mobile users are sitting ducks for criminals, who are given the keys to steal their airtime and hijack their mobile number.

What is even worse is that mobile users can do nothing about it. Instead, they just have to wait until they become a victim and hope the damage is not too significant.

Considering this state of affairs, it is not surprising that millions in airtime is stolen from South Africans each month and that online banking fraud is skyrocketing.

The South African Banking Risk Information Centre’s (SABRIC’s) annual crime statistics for 2018 reflected a 75.3% increase in online and mobile banking fraud.

Last year alone, R263 million was stolen from over 23,000 South Africans after their mobile numbers were hijacked and their banking details compromised.

Read more Source: https://mybroadband.co.za/news/cellular/315411-criminals-have-the-keys-to-steal-your-airtime-and-hijack-your-mobile-number.html

Ransomware a growing threat to SA organisations

The rise in cybercrime is unprecedented, writes Ian Jansen van Rensburg, Senior Systems Engineer at VMware. Over one-third of South African IT decision-makers (35%) are on high alert and are expecting cyber-attacks on their businesses within days.

Moreover, besides expecting imminent attacks, another 31% of organisations are expecting an attack with the year. Fewer than one in five IT decision-makers in SA enterprises believe themselves safe from attack in the next two years.

These were two of the findings of a new research study dubbed “The State of Enterprise Security in South Africa 2019,” conducted by World Wide Worx in partnership with Trend Micro and VMware.

 

Read more Source: http://www.business-it.co.za/ransomware-a-growing-threat-to-sa-organisations/

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Users abandon Windows 7 as 2020 time bomb nears

Windows 7 users are beginning to abandon their ageing software and finally upgrade their devices to Windows 10 in greater numbers.
According to data from NetMarketShare, the number of users still running Windows 7 worldwide has decreased dramatically over the last month.
The trend over the past year has been the slow decline of Windows 7’s market share in favour of Windows 10, but this has accelerated recently.
One major factor which could have contributed to the sharp decline of Windows 7 user numbers is the looming end-of-life deadline set out by Microsoft.
The company has stated on numerous occasions that it will officially end support for Windows 7 on 14 January 2020.
Despite this quickly-approaching deadline, however, almost a third of all PC users in the world are still using the older operating system.

Read more Source : https://mybroadband.co.za/news/software/315381-users-abandon-windows-7-as-2020-time-bomb-nears.html

How to Fix Problem With Wireless Adapter or Access Point Error Message

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Going green is harder than you think

Unfortunately, the hype around going ‘green’ has blurred the lines of the real issue at hand: excessive consumption of rapidly declining resources. The above-mentioned scenario may leave one feeling slightly dreary about where to start a ‘greening’ initiative – because despite all the confusion surrounding the issue, the need to adapt to more sustainable and viable consumption practices remains vital for any organisation.

When implemented correctly, IT’s propensity to contribute significantly to energy-savings is perhaps one of the most straightforward ways an organisation can decrease its environmental impact. Because IT equipment is generally updated every three or four years, it creates an ideal opportunity for the introduction of newer, more efficient technologies – and cost saving can be considerable, up to 50 percent in some cases.

The IT industry is by no means exempt from greenwashing tactics and companies can be blindsided by thinking they are purchasing a ‘green’ product when in fact the product adds to the impact on our environment at the end of its lifecycle.  Take notebooks with extended batteries and hard drives that require less energy.  As notebooks take over the sale of PCs and companies increasing adopt this mobile enabler whilst patting themselves on the back that they are contributing positively to the environment through the support of these product, the question of how these notebooks are disposed of should be raised and more pertinently, how do they impact the environment at this point?

But sometimes common sense should prevail. While manufacturers’ efforts to deliver ‘green’ products must be commended; organisations need to think holistically about ‘going green’ and should consider the entire lifecycle of the products or technologies they intend to use before making an investment. The corporate world’s role in reducing the carbon footprint is enormous, and thus it is essential that it does not fall prey to greenwashing tactics, but rather that organisations take it upon themselves to look deeper than ‘product labels’, and more thoroughly scrutinise the claims made.

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