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FDA to pilot A.I., consider blockchain, to track and trace food

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today a "new era of smarter food safety" under which it will test artificial intelligence and machine learning to better assess foodborne illness risks from imports and explore blockchain for tracking all foods ...

Michael Dell: Technology must reflect our humanity and our values

Michael Dell, CEO of the group of companies under the banner of Dell Technologies, has shared his vision for a future built by technologists, to be consumed by "re-imagined" organisations in areas such as healthcare or government. The chief used his ...

Cybersecurity: This free tool lets you test your hacker defences

Organisations will be able to test their ability to deter hackers and cyberattacks with a free new tool designed to prepare them against online threats including malware, phishing and other malicious activities. The online tool for testing cyber fitness has been ...

Director’s View

With the elections firmly over, South Africa’s economy can get back on track and we can potentially look forward to an increase in foreign direct investment flows into our country. By the time that you read this ezine, our cabinet ...

The future of cybersecurity: Your body as a hacker-proof network

What do insulin pumps, pacemakers, and MRI scanners have in common? If you said they're all medical devices that can help to save your life, you're right. If you guessed that they're all medical devices that can be hacked, you're sadly all too ...

Serverless computing growth softens, at least for now

After much excitement about serverless computing -- seen as the next evolution of cloud -- IT professionals have lately taken a more cautious line with the approach. In a recent survey, adoption and plans for adoption have even slipped somewhat over the ...

FCC eyes blockchain to track, monitor growing wireless spectrums

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The need for new Wi-Fi spectrums is expected to grow as infrastructure becomes increasingly more connected through IoT sensors, leaving U.S. government agencies in need of a database that can dynamically record and monitor their use. [1] [1] ...

Oracle security warning: Customers told to patch ASAP to swat 297 bugs

Oracle is urging customers to install its April critical patch update to protect themselves against attackers who are targeting firms that are slow to patch fixed exploits. The April critical patch update includes fixes for 297 security flaws affecting Oracle's Database Server, Fusion ...

Dell Technologies extends systems integrator agreement with Cisco

Dell Technologies on Monday announced a multi-year extension of its systems integrator agreement with Cisco, demonstrating Dell's commitment to the converged infrastructure market. The companies will continue to collaborate on product development, as well as in areas like sales and ...

The role of IT in the cloud era

New innovations such as the cloud and increased security risks have changed the role of the IT department drastically over the last few years. Businesses have moved from primarily using traditional applications to web-based and cloud apps which in turn ...