ICT

Middleware for SA digital switchover

IMPALA, the International MHEG Promotion Alliance, recently announced that South Africa – via its Digital Dzonga Advisory Council – has selected MHEG-5 as the interactive TV middleware for its digital switchover.

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Mobile broadband: filling the communications vacuum

Spinoza said, "Nature abhors a vacuum" - in much of Africa, for too long there was an information vacuum; Central and Western countries, in particular, have lacked a real landline infrastructure.

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Nigerian student works to improve performance of popular search engine

A Masters student from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, has found a way to improve the performance of one of the world's leading search engines.

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Faster process will increase competition

If South Africa is to truly move into being a global economy, issues such as limited or no connectivity need to be addressed; international research has shown that there is a direct correlation between pervasive broadband and fast-tracked economic growth, but in order for pervasive broadband to become a reality, the obstacles to building extensive networks must be addressed.

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Reputation-based security - the next, robust step in Internet Security Protection

The Information Communication Technology (ICT) security threat landscape has gone through significant changes in the last few years, which in turn have altered the distribution profile for new malware.  In stark contrast to the past, where typically one strain would infect millions of machines, today the opposite is taking place; millions of malware strains are each targeting only a handful of machines which in turn makes fighting them more complex.

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