Author: Nasha Harper

Increasing Demand of Tech Skilled Millennials

Increasing Demand of Tech Skilled Millennials

Technology
Millennials – those born between 1980 and 2000 – are now entering into employment in huge numbers. Whether they’re 37 year olds who are already working plenty of experience under their belts, or budding 17 year olds on the cusp of adulthood and their first ‘proper’ jobs, they’re fast filling up entry-to-middle positions within companies and shaping the world of work. As a result, it’s impossible to overlook the impact millennials are having – and will continue to have – on the workplace. Their affinity with the world of digital, as well as their proficiency with hardware, software and digital design, gives them the edge over many senior colleagues when it comes to grasping key business tools and adopting new technologies. And, millennials are comfortable using various forms of new s
Nigeria to spend N25.5b on hi-tech surveillance equipment

Nigeria to spend N25.5b on hi-tech surveillance equipment

Governance, Technology
President Muhammadu Buhari has proposed to spend N25.5 billion on hi-tech gadgets to achieve surveillance activities across Nigeria next year, according to the details of the 2018 Appropriation Bill he transmitted to parliament. Since the country is not immuned to ongoing cyber warfare, the country will boost its security apparatus with hi-tech surveillance equipment. To achieve this, the Directorate of State Security Service (DSS) plans to purchase a social media mining suite for N2,213,456,360. The DSS also plans to spend N1,003,750,000 next year for what it calls the WOLVERME next generation SDRIMSI. Experts say these are professional equipment that give details about global system for mobile communication (GSM) interceptors, satellite interception, Cellular Tracking and Tr...
How to avoid commercial identity theft

How to avoid commercial identity theft

Business, Cyber Security
The recent data breach where a wide range of sensitive information was revealed to be available on millions of South African consumers should be a wake-up call to businesses. This is according to Frank Knight, CEO of credit management company Debtsource, who says all South African businesses, regardless of size, must be more vigilant about any documentation, print or electronic, containing financial or personal information. “It is more lucrative for criminals to target businesses, rather than individuals, when it comes to perpetrating identity theft scams as the pay-off in a commercial environment is significantly higher as normal lines of trade credit are usually much more than those granted in a consumer environment. These facts have not been lost on local fraudsters,” he says. Glob
Facebook Introduces New App for Video Makers, Similar to YouTube

Facebook Introduces New App for Video Makers, Similar to YouTube

social media
Facebook  on Thursday announced a new Facebook Creator app that offers exclusive tools for creating and promoting streaming videos. The social media giant also has a new section of its desktop website, called Facebook for Creators, where video makers can get tips to improve their video-making skills and better connect with viewers by using Facebook’s features. The mobile app, which debuts on Apple’s iOS devices today and on Android devices “in the coming months,” includes features that let users to add intros and outros to their Facebook Live broadcasts, as well as custom live stickers and video frames. Video creators can also use the app’s community tab to pull together and respond to comments on their videos from across Facebook’s ecosystem of services—including Facebook,
Ethiopian Bank Adopts IBM’s Cloud and Power Systems technology to match growing portfolio

Ethiopian Bank Adopts IBM’s Cloud and Power Systems technology to match growing portfolio

Business, Technology
Ethiopia's Cooperative Bank of Oromia has turned to IBM for transformation of its core banking, middleware and database infrastructure to help manage its operations and fuel current expansion. IBM solutions offer the agility for the bank to carry out its most critical IT operations. Cooperative Bank of Oromia, CBO (S.C.)  began operations in 2005 and now serves over 2.4 million customers, with a total of 283 branches and sub-branches in Ethiopia. The bank needed a core banking system that would provide a competitive edge as it enhanced services to expand in the growing market. They tapped IBM solutions to efficiently accommodate their growing customer portfolio and meet plans to increase their branches by 25% each year. Prior to engaging IBM, the bank’s infrastructure was not agi