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Four steps businesses can use to monetise their data

Four steps businesses can use to monetise their data

October 17, 2018 • Big Data, OpinionComments (0)

Many South African organisations are sitting on hundreds of millions of rands in potential income – but they’re battling to uncover the blueprint that will help them tap into this revenue. And yes, this particular blueprint is built on data. In fact, for the average Fortune 1000 company, just a 10% increase in data accessibility [&hellip...

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Put pragmatic governance in place to capitalise on data assets

Put pragmatic governance in place to capitalise on data assets

October 17, 2018 • Big Data, OpinionComments (0)

Now more than ever before, organisations need timely, accurate data to support everyday operations and business growth. An inability to capitalise on data assets could have far-reaching effects, such as unnecessary costs, operational delays, or exposure to...

Four steps businesses can use to monetise their data

Commvault unveils new appliances aimed at scaling-out data management

October 12, 2018 • Backup and Storage, Big Data, Cloud ComputingComments (0)

Commvault, a recognised global backup, recovery, the cloud and data management company, recently announced two additions to its family of cloud-ready appliances – the Commvault HyperScale Appliance (model HS3300), an innovative scale-out infrastructure for...

Data Management – are you seeing the real value?

Data Management – are you seeing the real value?

October 12, 2018 • Big Data, OpinionComments (0)

The business value of data is unquestionable. The Economist went so far, last year, as to claim that data has overtaken oil as the world’s most valuable commodity. Despite controversy surrounding how to define the value of data, and whether it truly is more...

Outsourcing data centre O&M can benefit your business

Outsourcing data centre O&M can benefit your business

October 11, 2018 • Big Data, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The South African data centre market continues to grow significantly, each year, and corporates faced with challenges around cost savings, lack of facilities and streamlining their business operations often look to outsourcing as an attractive solution....

Power is critical from bush to estate

Introducing energy efficiency to data centres is a priority

October 7, 2018 • Big Data, Southern AfricaComments (0)

As our appetite for all things IT and digital continues to grow, the need for data centres continues to grow, with more and more data centres erected, and much bigger than they were before. This places a tremendous amount of pressure on the electrical power...

Benefits of Industry-Specific Blockchains

Benefits of Industry-Specific Blockchains

September 30, 2018 • Big Data, SponsoredComments Off on Benefits of Industry-Specific Blockchains

These days it feels like there’s a blockchain for everything. That’s true and its because of the wide range of possibilities offered by blockchain networks. A blockchain is basically a digital ledger for your transactions, which can be of any nature. What...

Falcongaze SecureTower 6.2 Get POPI compliance through protecting and monitoring all your assets

SecureTower 6.2 is now available for South Africa

September 22, 2018 • Big Data, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SecureTower 6.2 is now available for South Africa

The new version of SecureTower 6.2 is now available for South Africa and across Sub-Sahara Africa. It is offered by Falcongaze through distribution partner Bitrate who has provided ICT solutions through a partner network of hundreds of companies in the Sub...

Liquid Telecom partners with Zindi to accelerate Africa’s data science ecosystem

Liquid Telecom partners with Zindi to accelerate Africa’s data science ecosystem

September 21, 2018 • Big Data, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Liquid Telecom partners with Zindi to accelerate Africa’s data science ecosystem

Pan-African telecoms group, Liquid Telecom, has announced a partnership with Zindi to support the rollout of its new data science competition platform across Africa. Zindi was launched last week at the AI Expo Africa in Cape Town, providing a platform for...

Siemens CEO for Siemens Southern and Eastern Africa, Sabine Dall’Omo

How to transform Africa’s manufacturing industry with data

September 12, 2018 • Big Data, OpinionComments Off on How to transform Africa’s manufacturing industry with data

The value of data coupled with connected infrastructure and industrial ecosystems offers Africa a remarkable opportunity to create smart factories of the future. Data will be at the heart of reinvigorating Africa’s industrial prowess, creating new...

Big data ushers South Africans into financial inclusion

Big data ushers South Africans into financial inclusion

September 7, 2018 • Big Data, Finance, Southern AfricaComments Off on Big data ushers South Africans into financial inclusion

Financial inclusion allows lower-income South Africans to participate in the economy, and big data is providing the foundations for innovation strategies to get them there. Financial inclusion is crucial to the progress and upliftment of South African...

Radio telescope presents biggest ever data challenge

Radio telescope presents biggest ever data challenge

September 5, 2018 • Big Data, Satellite Communications, Southern AfricaComments Off on Radio telescope presents biggest ever data challenge

“The MeerKAT telescope is the beginning of the creation of a data monster.” – Professor Russ Taylor, Director of IDIA At a recent Science Café held in Grahamstown, Director of the Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy (IDIA) Professor...

Simplifying data management and storage in a ‘Connected Everything’ world

Simplifying data management and storage in a ‘Connected Everything’ world

September 5, 2018 • Backup and Storage, Big Data, OpinionComments Off on Simplifying data management and storage in a ‘Connected Everything’ world

We’re moving rapidly towards a completely connected world, with approximately seventy five billion connected devices expected to be in use, globally, by 2025, according to Statista, a leading market research firm. Organisations are recognising the...

redPanda Software urges retailers to prepare early for Black Friday

redPanda Software urges retailers to prepare early for Black Friday

September 4, 2018 • Big Data, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on redPanda Software urges retailers to prepare early for Black Friday

  redPanda Software, an enterprise retail software development company, is urging retailers to prepare earlier for Black Friday, to scale their systems, leverage big data analytics and tools and capitalise on an exceptional customer experience.  ...

Using data intelligently to drive customer loyalty

Using data intelligently to drive customer loyalty

August 31, 2018 • Big Data, OpinionComments Off on Using data intelligently to drive customer loyalty

Technology as enabler Technology has given businesses unprecedented access to new markets and unique opportunities. It has also empowered customers, enabling them to easily evaluate different offerings based on criteria that is important to them while...

Data Management – are you seeing the real value?

Get the nuts and bolts in place to stop data loss

August 27, 2018 • Big DataComments Off on Get the nuts and bolts in place to stop data loss

Sensitive business information, customer details, financials, transactions and product information, all forms part of important data in organisations and is the lifeblood of every business. But, how much control do businesses have over their data, do they...