Is Angola Africa’s next tech superstar?

Recent tech activity in Angola could be a sign of more to come, but the jury is out on whether ‘rising giant’ status applies.
Angola’s ICT sector and telecommunications industry have made headlines of late, inspired by João Lourenço-led government talk of licensing a new telco to bolster domestic competition. This is in addition to the country’s prominence as a landing site for fibre-optic cable networks and launch-pad for relevant projects. But is it premature to describe the market as a ‘rising giant’?

Read more Source: http://www.brainstormmag.co.za/verticals/14387-is-angola-africa-s-next-tech-superstar

Method to automatically estimate rooftop solar potential

The progress of rooftop solar installations is often slowed by a shortage of trained professionals who must use expensive tools to conduct labor-intensive structure assessments one by one, say scientists. Now researchers are proposing a new, data-driven approach that uses machine learning techniques and widely available satellite images to identify roofs that have the most potential to produce cost-effective solar power.

Read more Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/08/190807190815.htm

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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Microsoft Announces Availability of Windows 8 Consumer Preview

BARCELONA, Spain Feb. 29, 2012 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the availability of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview — the next milestone of the Windows operating system. This latest preview will be made available for download starting today at http://preview.windows.com. The Windows 8 Consumer Preview offers a more robust experience for testing the world’s most popular operating system and is available to the widest range of people yet following the initial release of the Windows 8 Developer Preview late last year. The Developer Preview received more than 3 million downloads.

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SANParks officials held for rhino poaching

 

This is horrific!

http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/SANParks-officials-held-for-rhino-poaching-20120229