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Encryption - the good and the bad

Encryption – The good and the bad

February 20, 2018 • Big Data, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Encryption exists to protect data from unauthorised access by translating it into a format that is unreadable without a decryption or secret key. However, the very method used to keep data safe is also being used to compromise it. The likes of Ransomware is becoming increasingly prevalent, with stories about such attacks flooding newsfeeds on [&hellip...

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Focusing on the importance of data compliance

Focusing on the importance of data compliance

February 19, 2018 • Big Data, Top StoriesComments (0)

Data compliance is an important facet of any business today. For insurers who rely on customer data for product distribution and innovative development of better solutions, meeting the requirements of this regulation is critical. Angelique Strumpher,...

How to leverage your number one asset: Data

How to leverage your number one asset: Data

February 12, 2018 • Big DataComments (0)

You pull up to the curb at the airport and as you exit your car, your mobile immediately directs you to the right check-in desk and then on to the relevant security gate. After clearing the gate, you’re alerted to the fact that your favourite coffee from...

key considerations for business analytics in 2018

Key considerations for business analytics in 2018

February 8, 2018 • Big Data, OpinionComments (0)

In a time when data has been labelled ‘the new oil’, businesses are scrambling to implement effective forward-thinking data management strategies that can deliver real-time insights and business value to decision-makers to drive business strategy,...

How big data and machine learning impacts IT Service Management

How big data and machine learning impacts IT Service Management

January 25, 2018 • Big Data, Top StoriesComments Off on How big data and machine learning impacts IT Service Management

A Gartner study poses that, “By 2019, IT service desks utilising machine learning enhanced technologies will free up to 30% of support capacity.” In addition, Edward Carbutt, Executive Director at Marval Africa, believes the features that machine learning...

Unlock opportunities with data-driven services

Unlock opportunities with data-driven service

January 18, 2018 • Big Data, OpinionComments Off on Unlock opportunities with data-driven service

While data is an indispensable part of the business environment, many organisations are still not harnessing its potential. Kelly Preston, Data Analytics Manager at SilverBridge, believes that data-driven services will empower insurers to do so, thereby...

Companies are using just a fraction of their data

Data takes the crown as a top 2018 digital trend

January 11, 2018 • Big Data, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Data takes the crown as a top 2018 digital trend

As we embark on a New Year, Pilira Mwambala, Ad Operations Director at Mark1 – a digital media execution business shares the top digital trends for 2018 and beyond. According to Mwambala there has been an upsurge in disruptive digital technology and...

Top 5 Chief Technology Officer predictions for 2018

Top 5 Chief Technology Officer predictions for 2018

January 9, 2018 • Big Data, OpinionComments Off on Top 5 Chief Technology Officer predictions for 2018

Today, we have processes that act on data and determine how it’s moved, managed and protected. But what if the data defined itself instead? As data becomes self-aware and even more diverse than it is today, the metadata will make it possible for the data to...

True digital enlightenment lies in data

True digital enlightenment lies in data

December 27, 2017 • Big Data, OpinionComments Off on True digital enlightenment lies in data

The start of a year inevitably brings discussions around upcoming trends – with people debating what businesses should be taking on board to remain relevant. This is especially true within the technology space, as businesses continue to move towards...

Information Regulator makes first statement about unlawful processing

POPI regulation to change the face of data analytics

December 12, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Big Data, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on POPI regulation to change the face of data analytics

In South Africa, the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) – promulgated on 23 November 2013; will come into effect next year. While in Europe, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered law in May. The grace period for POPI is expected...

Data Centre management in a time of drought

Teraco completes Hyperscale data centre

December 11, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Big Data, Top StoriesComments Off on Teraco completes Hyperscale data centre

Teraco, a provider of cloud and vendor-neutral data environments has announced the completion of their Hyperscale data centre, JB2-Bredell. The Bredell Hyperscale Data Centre Facility located in Bredell, South Africa features over 24 MW of power and 6000m²...

Stop fraudsters from controlling your Online Banking this festive season

Discussing the future of consumer banking

December 6, 2017 • Big Data, Finance, OpinionComments Off on Discussing the future of consumer banking

The landscape of consumer banking continues to change at a rapid pace, keeping financial institutions on their toes. Working with consumer data and advanced technology can be the lifeline to keeping traditional banks viable and relevant in an increasingly...

How online stores can take to stop the Grinch from stealing Christmas

How online stores can take steps to stop the Grinch from stealing Christmas

December 1, 2017 • Big Data, Online & Social, Opinion, Retail, Southern AfricaComments Off on How online stores can take steps to stop the Grinch from stealing Christmas

The Christmas rush has started. The postal service warned South African residents that if they want their Christmas parcels sent abroad to arrive on time, they must have been sent by October – so they may already be too late. Can purchasing gifts online for...

Companies are using just a fraction of their data

Clean your 2017 data to start 2018 afresh

November 28, 2017 • Big Data, General, Opinion, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments Off on Clean your 2017 data to start 2018 afresh

Widely touted as an organisation’s biggest asset, data is on the minds of a lot of companies. It’s being hailed as the secret to customer satisfaction, sales and marketing efforts, and a bird’s eye view of an organisation’s customer base. However, too...

Africa is not a Data desert

Africa is not a Data desert

November 21, 2017 • Big Data, East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Africa is not a Data desert

The data age has opened up a world of renewed understanding in the ways we live and work, providing insights that hold the potential to improve lives for billions around the globe. The ability to collect and process vast numbers of data points, and to...

Companies are using just a fraction of their data

Data intelligence driving financial decisions

November 20, 2017 • Big Data, Finance, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Data intelligence driving financial decisions

As the world delves ever deeper into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, modern enterprises are forced to evolve their operational practices. With this digital transformation comes an onslaught of information, resulting in massive datasets and the...