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Cyberwar: A guide to the frightening future of online conflict

What is cyberwar? At its core, cyberwarfare is the use of digital attacks by one state to disrupt the computer systems of another in order to create significant damage or destruction. What does cyberwarfare look like? Cyberwar is still an emerging concept, but ...

How SMBs can maximize the benefits of IoT initiatives

In 2017, Tech Pro Research reported that 38% of its survey respondents said their companies were currently using IoT devices. Another 16% said that they were planning an IoT rollout in the next year, and 24% were considering IoT use. Most of these ...

Fortinet thought leadership breakfast

On 28 September 2017, First Technology, in partnership with Fortinet, will host an exclusive Thought Leadership Breakfast event at the Century City Conference Centre. Security: A new world calls for a new approach Our current approach to security no longer works. Today’s ...

Why BMW is betting on the cloud

In 10 years, when autonomous driving is mainstream, we’ll have a fundamentally different relationship with our cars and driving in general. Every major car company is fully aware of this, but not all are reacting to this change with the ...

SA’s Top 10 FinTech Firms to Keep an Eye on

Don’t be left in the dark with what’s disrupting the financial services industry in South Africa. The FinTech (Financial Technology) sector is experiencing explosive growth in the country. It is revolutionising the financial services landscape and it has created a ...

Adobe steps up AI-powered personalization efforts with Adobe Target

Adobe is adding artificial intelligence-powered personalization tools to its premium version of Adobe Target. Kevin Lindsay, head of product marketing for Adobe Target, said the platform will be able to provide real-time in-store offers, boost engagement and scale across screens. Adobe ...

Why ‘experiental’ marketing will be a massive IT challenge

In the 1989 comedy Back the Future, Part 2, Marty McFly travels into the high-tech, space-age future of 2015 where he encounters, among other dazzling wonders, a shark hologram advertising Jaws 10. That kind of advertising is called experiential marketing, where consumers are ...

Microsoft’s ‘commercial cloud’ services gain steam

Microsoft's goal of reaching an annualized commercial cloud run rate of $20 billion by the end of its fiscal 2018 is looking not just doable, but almost impossible to miss. Yes, the biggest contributor to Microsoft's $23 billion in for the ...