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Disrupt or optimise, when to choose which approach to innovation.

Disrupt or optimise – When to choose which approach to innovation

August 21, 2017 • Big Data, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Every 60 seconds, the world creates an average of 98 000 tweets, 695 000 Facebook updates, 11 million instant messages, 168 million emails and over 1,820 terabytes of data. The modern day business has to search through all of this to find trends to build products and services to respond to, so more and more, [&hellip...

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mobile ERP, cloud, big data

Opinion: Embracing a mobile ERP world

August 14, 2017 • Big Data, OpinionComments (0)

The popular IT vernacular of last year – cloud computing, big data, and virtualisation – has been replaced with the likes of mobility and digital transformation. And yet, the building blocks of enterprise resource planning (ERP) remain integral to the...

data protection

All you need to know about data protection

August 3, 2017 • Big Data, Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on All you need to know about data protection

The mess that is the Cash Paymaster Services (CPS), Net1 and South Africa Social Security Agency (SASSA) data debacle serves as a lesson to all business owners, managers and individuals. If you give your data away without securing it, expect your privacy (or...

Industrial, manufacturing, security, dev ops, productivity, profit, opinion

Can industrial and manufacturing security drive ops, productivity and profitability too?

August 3, 2017 • Big Data, OpinionComments Off on Can industrial and manufacturing security drive ops, productivity and profitability too?

With so many moving parts, industrial and manufacturing concerns have a broader risk profile. This means their security solutions need to work harder—the safety of people and assets is at stake but so is productivity. Smart organisations are making use of...

Managing Director of Avaya South Africa.

Analytics is critical, but data is being left out

July 31, 2017 • Big Data, OpinionComments Off on Analytics is critical, but data is being left out

The digitisation of business has spread the ‘customer experience’ (CX) right across organisations. Managing and understanding customers is no longer confined to frontline sales and contact centre staff, but requires constant attention from all employees...

NetApp South Africa

Data management is the centre of IoT projects

July 27, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, OpinionComments Off on Data management is the centre of IoT projects

Consulting firm IDC projects that the number of networked things worldwide will increase from the current 14.9 billion to 30.3 billion by 2020. The Internet of Things (IoT) offers many more opportunities than merely improving efficiency and reducing costs....

Gary Allemann, MD at Master Data Management.

Can the data lake replace the data warehouse?

July 17, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Big Data, OpinionComments Off on Can the data lake replace the data warehouse?

Analytics has become essential to drive the intelligent businesses. However, with the addition of this multitude of unstructured data – think email, videos, photos, audio files, presentations, webpages – businesses have had to find a new way to pool,...

Jacobus Eksteen, Senior Data Analyst at Compuscan.

Data analytics and the changing face of industries

July 14, 2017 • Big Data, OpinionComments Off on Data analytics and the changing face of industries

The days of being transported in self-driving cars and having our phones suggest what we ought to eat for lunch are upon us: this is the age of big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Never before have industries had the power to use...

Bradley Elliott, MD of  digital agency Platinum Seed.

Facebook Big Data can transform your brand

July 6, 2017 • Big Data, Online & Social, OpinionComments Off on Facebook Big Data can transform your brand

Since the first friend request was made on the Harvard campus in 2004, Facebook has become the biggest social media platform in the world by far, with 1.94 billion active users, which is more than Twitter, Whatsapp and Instagram combined. Five new profiles...

Paul Williams Country Manager - SADC at Fortinet.

Digital trust: what’s it really worth?

July 6, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Digital trust: what’s it really worth?

Digital trust may appear to be a fairly meaningless buzzword, but in fact digital trust may prove to be the currency of the future, and failing to safeguard it could be a costly mistake. Digital trust, in a nutshell, is about the ability to protect the...

South Africa Prepares For The Big Data Protection Shake Up

Unlocking big data’s benefits with data visualisation

June 30, 2017 • Big Data, OpinionComments Off on Unlocking big data’s benefits with data visualisation

As every marketer knows, we have more data about our customers and how they interact with our brands at our fingertips than ever before. We have a deluge of real-time data flooding business, from a wide range of systems and sources—internal CRM databases,...

analytics

Intelligent analytics: Use your data properly

June 29, 2017 • Big Data, General, OpinionComments Off on Intelligent analytics: Use your data properly

Big data, analytics, business intelligence – these terms define a trend that has found its way into almost every business conversation. They also define the era of data and the need to harness the possibilities it presents. Everybody wants to know what the...

Richard Mullins, director at Acceleration Middle East & Africa.

Unlocking big data’s benefits with data visualisation

June 21, 2017 • Big Data, OpinionComments Off on Unlocking big data’s benefits with data visualisation

As every marketer knows, we have more data about our customers and how they interact with our brands at our fingertips than ever before. We have a deluge of real-time data flooding business, from a wide range of systems and sources—internal CRM databases,...

FinTech, online shopping, Virtual card, mobile banking,

Social CRM works harder for retailers

June 21, 2017 • Big Data, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Social CRM works harder for retailers

Unless they can run smart, modern Customer Relationship Management (CRM) strategies, traditional and online retailers will struggle to grow their customer base. New approaches are set to disrupt how marketers reach their target markets, and they need to be...

VeeanOn Africa, digital transformation

Managing the value of data

June 20, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Managing the value of data

  The value of data is something that has progressed from a technology discussion into a business imperative. No organisation can survive in the always-on environment without having access to data. Fortunately, better business resilience is to be had by...

The banks will become the processing engine while the customer ownership sits with the start-up and the innovator.

Digital transformation, the centrepiece of growth

June 12, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud ComputingComments Off on Digital transformation, the centrepiece of growth

More than two-thirds of CEOs of the 2,000 largest global organisations have identified digital transformation as the centrepiece of their growth and profitability strategies (1) moving forward. To successfully transform, business leaders are recognising the...