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5 reasons to avoid counterfeit software

Software piracy and counterfeiting remain rife in sub-Saharan Africa. The Business Software Alliance (BSA) Global Software Survey for 2016 reveals that countries such as Botswana, Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia and Zimbabwe have unlicensed software installation rates of 75% and above. That means only one in four or fewer pieces of commercial software in use are fully compliant and licensed.

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Six cyber-security essentials for consumers and small businesses

Cyber-crime attacks are becoming more sophisticated and the attackers are more relentless than ever, with the criminals increasingly motivated by the promise of high financial rewards at low risk. One study from McAfee and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) (*1) shows that cyber-crime costs the global economy 0.8% of GDP, or US$600 billion a year.

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Cloud computing will drive globalisation, innovation and efficiency across the African economy

Across Africa, rapid improvements to the telecoms infrastructure and increased investment in data centres are paving the way for the continent’s organisations to embrace cloud computing. Large-scale adoption of cloud solutions such as infrastructure-as-a-service, software-as-a-service and security-as-a-service could drive significant economic benefits for many companies and countries.

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