These days, it’s no longer sufficient to think of network security as an issue for the IT department to take care of. In recent years we have seen the topic of network security move from the IT department to the boardroom. Jaco Voigt chats to Stephan Krynauw, Chief Technology Officer from Snode, as they cover topics on developing an awareness of the threats and taking basic precautions on how to find and fix them inside a business network, and keep the doors and windows closed for the attackers. Brought to you by Catalytic.

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There are certain things humans are good at, but security is often not one of them! As more of our lives become digital, the chances of companies and individuals falling victim to ransomware and data exfiltration grows every year. Did you know that South Africa is globally ranked as one of the most vulnerable countries when it comes to cybercrime. Jaco Voigt speaks to AX Xenios about what ransomware and data exfiltration is, why it is hard to detect, and why you should have it on your radar in the new cybersecurity world. Brought to you by Catalytic.

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As the hybrid work world sees greater productivity and a softer social aspect for businesses – technology is the key to all business challenges. There are trade-offs between connectivity offerings which include speed, contract tenure, service levels and more. Once you establish your needs, it's easier to find solutions to the different offerings that tick different requirement needs. This week, Jaco chats to Ulrich Sonn from Frogfoot about connectivity in a hybrid work world. Brought to you by Catalytic.

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02.09.22 Pt 2 - Sam Cowen is our special guest and nostalgia is in the air! Gareth and Sam talk about the wonderful day they shared together yesterday with mutual friend and radio legend, Jeremy Mansfield. Many incredible memories and messages pour in from the audience. The team also get into old pieces of technology… anyone remember what a telex machine is?

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The transition from fossil fuels to renewables is well underway. But solar and wind technologies aren’t ready for baseload responsibility. Coal, natural gas and nuclear will remain key in the energy mix in South Africa.

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In the world of technology, credibility is key. No need to sweat your assets - your tech stuff has value. TechMarkit empowers access to computing with pre-owned laptops, gaming PCs, smart devices, phones and tablets. With stringent grading, a usage model, a trade-in calculator and warranty options, you can shop with confidence. Jaco Voigt chats to David Hirsch from TechMarkit about pre-owned IT goods. Visit TechMarkit’s store in Rosebank Mall or shop online... and if you have some tech devices cluttering your home, give them a call on (010) 157 3200.

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This week on The AutoTrader Podcast, SA’s No.1 motoring podcast, George Mienie and co-host Wandile Sishi unpack the new proposed traffic laws in South Africa - some of which include reducing the speed limit by 20km/h, the child safety seat laws and more.

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Is your business nimble and evolved enough to start accepting crypto as payment for products or services? As younger generations have less bias towards new skills, this revolutionary form of money and moneymaking opportunities - with the help of technology - is gaining momentum. Jaco chats to Grey Jabesi about the Crypto University he launched... they delve into crypto, blockchain, NFTs, tokens, cryptopedia, and having fun in the metaverse. Brought to you by Catalytic.

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16.08.22 Pt 2 - Johann Hari has written a fascinating book about how we’re all more distracted than ever. It’s partly obvious - screens, technology, non-stop reels of news, pictures, videos and self-absorbed nonsense… but it’s also much more dangerous. It’s actually making us dumber too.

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Technology is how small businesses become medium and large businesses. Can you imagine the positive economic impact if every SME in SA recruits one or two extra staff members? The fundamentals of business do not change, but the importance of educating yourself as an SME and embracing technology to avoid stagnating is key. Do not try to be resilient to the point of fatigue. Grow beyond the numbers and statistics. We need to engage SMEs and remember that support is more than just buying local. Jaco Voigt chats to Viresh Harduth from Sage about the backbone of our economy – small and medium businesses. Maintain focus on your passion and allow solutions from companies like Sage to guide you with automation, bank recons, APIs, compliance, cashflow and business management. Brought to you by Catalytic.

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