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Johan Scheepers, Commvault Systems Engineering Director for MESAT.

Five key considerations for effective Big Data protection

December 14, 2016 • Big Data, OpinionComments Off on Five key considerations for effective Big Data protection

In the past few years there has been much hype around Big Data and why organisations need to harness and analyse it in order to deliver business value and overall success. Big Data initiatives are on the rise as enterprises strive to increase efficiency, improve business decision making and attain that important competitive edge. Despite [&hellip...

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Big data is becoming ever more important for decision-makers.

How big data and storage trends will drive business in 2017

December 14, 2016 • Big Data, General, SoftwareComments Off on How big data and storage trends will drive business in 2017

One of the biggest technological shifts that happened in South Africa over the past 12 months has been the growing awareness of the importance that data and storage have within a business. Several experts weigh in their views on the trends to watch, in the...

Digital Business

Business tech trends for 2017

November 21, 2016 • Big Data, General, Top StoriesComments Off on Business tech trends for 2017

The world is in a constant state of digital evolution. New business trends quickly and dramatically determine how people work, shop and communicate. Here are the most important digital business trends to expect in 2017: On-demand economy Consumers want things...

Huawei partners with Walkbase to introduce venue crowd solutions and marketing solutions.

Huawei, Walkbase launch crowd analytics solution

November 2, 2016 • Big Data, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei, Walkbase launch crowd analytics solution

Huawei and Walkbase have joined forces to launch a venue crowd analytics and marketing solution, which allows venue owners across districts, malls, airports and other industries to optimize customer experiences. The platform anonymously analyses customer...

Rudraksh Bhawalkar, Practice Manager, Analytics, Africa, Wipro Limited and Dean Terry - General Manager, Analytics, Wipro Limited.

Analytics-as-a-Service – a remedy to overcome ‘analytics inertia’

October 31, 2016 • Big Data, OpinionComments Off on Analytics-as-a-Service – a remedy to overcome ‘analytics inertia’

A company’s data is now firmly acknowledged as one of its most vital assets. With a better understanding of one’s data, organisations can move closer to their customers, decide how best to evolve and transform their operations, and enhance their...

Telkom and CiTi recently launched a 300Mbps, uncontended, low latency fibre connection at the opening of The Basement co-working space and innovation lab.  (Image source: File)

Telkom, Citi launch uncontended fibre connection

October 27, 2016 • Big Data, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom, Citi launch uncontended fibre connection

The launch of a 300 Mbps, uncontended, low latency fibre connection may bring joy to Big data analysts and online gamers. They can now go on about their business without having to worry about connectivity. The fibre link is powered by Telkom, in partnership...

Sridhar Iyengar, Vice President, ManageEngine.

85% users believe ITSM analytics enhances IT services-ManageEngine

October 26, 2016 • Big Data, Enterprise, GeneralComments Off on 85% users believe ITSM analytics enhances IT services-ManageEngine

The results of a recent survey done by ManageEngine has revealed that 85 percent of users believe ITSM analytics will enhance IT service delivery, a further 36 percent believe that analytics would improve service desk efficiency and 30 percent believe it...

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Why are banks struggling to implement big data?

October 24, 2016 • Big Data, Finance, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Why are banks struggling to implement big data?

Financial institutions are ideally positioned to reap a host of benefits from big data, given their access to multiple streams of information. However, most banks are still standing at the edge of the big data wave, hesitant to take the plunge. Despite their...

Business Connexion Nigeria has invested significantly to ensure it has the skills, certifications and capability to deliver across the entire Oracle stack of hardware, software and industry solutions.

Business Connexion Africa becomes first in-country Oracle Platinum Partner

October 6, 2016 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Business Connexion Africa becomes first in-country Oracle Platinum Partner

Organisations across the globe are focusing their energies on digital transformation in order to stay relevant in ever-changing market conditions. The Zambian market is no different and, if organisations want to survive disruption and adapt to the needs of a...

Dell EMC expands OEM Solutions offering in Africa to help local customers bring products to market faster

Dell EMC Solutions increases presence in Africa

September 27, 2016 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Dell EMC Solutions increases presence in Africa

Dell EMC has announced the expansion of Dell EMC OEM Solutions in Africa, with dedicated local original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions specialists available to help OEM and Independent Software Vendor (ISV) customers take...

Nathan Nayagar, Managing Director for Lexmark - South Africa & English Speaking Africa

Why big data is the key to customer success

September 20, 2016 • Big Data, OpinionComments Off on Why big data is the key to customer success

Big data is changing the way we do business. Its adoption is rising rapidly as organisations seek to unlock the value of data analytics. Yet large amounts of data have been available for decades. So what sets ‘big data’ apart? Primarily, it is the...

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Big Data is watching you – It’s time to embrace the benefits

August 18, 2016 • Big Data, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Big Data is watching you – It’s time to embrace the benefits

Consumers are getting wise to brand activities – but it’s not as simple as they may assume. After several unsolicited calls in the course of a couple of days, people start to wonder which of the brands they have dealt with has sold their details on as a...

Yudhvir Seetharam

Top 5 Big Data trends for 2016

January 18, 2016 • Big Data, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (1)

With the New Year upon us, financial institutions and businesses will be looking to leverage Big Data analytics as one of the means to overcome the current tough economic conditions. Yudhvir Seetharam, Head of Analytics at FNB Business, says the use of Big...

Syed Mansoor Ahmad

Big data analytics can help drive improved energy efficiency

November 19, 2015 • Big Data, Mining & Energy, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Big data analytics can help drive improved energy efficiency

The world we live in has become increasingly digital and connected, and we now have the ability to collect data from many new sources. Sophisticated sensor technology has given rise to the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication,...

Data Center

Big Data isn’t the problem – Data Copies are

October 14, 2015 • Backup and Storage, Big Data, East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Big Data isn’t the problem – Data Copies are

In an age where Big Data is the mantra and terabytes quickly become petabytes, the surge in data quantities is causing the complexity and cost of data management to skyrocket. But it doesn’t have to be like that, says Harold van Graan, sales director,...

Kevin Leslie HP

IT News Africa Interview: Discussing the Big Data Service Desk – Kevin Leslie HP

September 28, 2015 • Big Data, Top Stories, VideoComments Off on IT News Africa Interview: Discussing the Big Data Service Desk – Kevin Leslie HP

Kevin Leslie, EMEA Director, Service Portfolio Management Business Unit at HP Software discusses the Big Data Service Desk in the video interview below. Darryl Linington...