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Saurabh Kumar, CEO of In2IT.

Data analytics enabling better decision making

May 18, 2017 • Big Data, OpinionComments (0)

Predicting future trends in order to cultivate continued growth and success is not a new practice. Many organisations conduct extensive research, often for years, using the knowledge to make informed business decisions. However, technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data, coupled with fast and available connectivity solutions, mean that...

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Simeon Tassev, Managing Director and QSA at Galix Networking

The four steps of cyber security

May 17, 2017 • Big Data, Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

The threat of cyberattacks is on the rise for restaurants and retailers across South Africa and a data breach that leaves millions of consumer credit cards at risk is a threat that no business operator ever wants to face. However, given the increased demand...

Gary Allemann, MD at Master Data Management.

Defeat data chaos in the ‘Age of the Connected Individual’

May 16, 2017 • Big Data, OpinionComments (0)

Currently, organisations have access to more data than ever before. However, this data cannot be used to its full advantage if it cannot be identified, located, and established if it can be trusted. An effective data catalogue and governance programme can...

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Westcon-Comstor’s SAP Platform to Benefit Vendors, Solution Providers

May 11, 2017 • Big Data, Software, SponsoredComments (0)

  Westcon-Comstor, the leading value-added global distributor of security, unified communications, network infrastructure and data centre solutions, today announced that its global SAP roll-out has been completed and the company is running live on the...

Gustav Piater, Sales & Marketing Director, AIGS.

BI on the fly – coping with dirty, ill-prepared data

May 3, 2017 • Big Data, General, OpinionComments Off on BI on the fly – coping with dirty, ill-prepared data

There’s a classic problem that almost every business intelligence (BI) project runs into at one stage or another: Either the data is in a bad way or it hasn’t been prepared for presentation at the BI layer. An integrator might be looking to do a proof of...

The importance of planning an effective protection strategy against a range of potential attacks – both internal and external.

10 Tips for a Hybrid Network Enabled Security

May 3, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, Opinion, SecurityComments Off on 10 Tips for a Hybrid Network Enabled Security

The information and communications technology (ICT) sector is one of the main driving forces behind organisational competitiveness in the modern business environment. Modern businesses increasingly rely on network-supported technologies, such as cloud...

Greg Pritchett, Managing Director, Marval Software.

Opinion:The Real Value Of Big Data

April 26, 2017 • Big Data, OpinionComments Off on Opinion:The Real Value Of Big Data

Today, data is growing faster than ever before. 2.2 million terabytes of data are created every day, of which about 10% is structured data. We send more than 200 million emails every minute. Every 48 hours, we generate as much data as we generated from the...

Sumit Kumar Sharma, Enterprise Architect at In2IT.

Enterprise architecture – a new foundation for a digital era?

April 21, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Enterprise architecture – a new foundation for a digital era?

Organisations today must compete in an environment where traditional methods of conducting business are being replaced with new, innovative and disruptive models. Cloud, mobility and Big Data analytics are just some of the technologies that can help them do...

Paul Jolliffe, DSM Expert: Security at T-Systems South Africa.

What you should look out for in a security partner

April 11, 2017 • Big Data, Opinion, SecurityComments Off on What you should look out for in a security partner

Information security is rapidly ascending to the top of boardroom agendas, as firms continue to digitise, and as more and more of their value is attributed to their data. It’s true: data truly is the new currency of the information era. In the same way that...

Technology can help ease traffic flow, transform the way we live, move, work and play in our cities.

IoT a critical driver for a smooth, smart and free flowing traffic

April 11, 2017 • Big Data, Internet of Things, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on IoT a critical driver for a smooth, smart and free flowing traffic

The total cost of road traffic accidents across South Africa’s roads was estimated at R142.95 billion in 2016, equating 3.4% of GDP in that year. With Easter holidays approaching, these figures could increase if no effective drastic measures are taken....

Gary Allemann, MD at Master Data Management.

How can data quality and governance assist with counterparty exposure?

April 6, 2017 • Big Data, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on How can data quality and governance assist with counterparty exposure?

Financial institutions have become so complex and the products they sell have developed at such an accelerated pace that their internal risk infrastructure has been unable to keep up. In such tumultuous economic conditions, counter party risk management...

Understanding a risk, and how to respond and recover from it, requires knowing how it affects the rest of the organisation’s processes and people.

Data – The most valuable business asset in the technological age

March 30, 2017 • Big Data, Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on Data – The most valuable business asset in the technological age

Cybercrime is expected to cost businesses about R78 trillion by 2021, according to statistics quoted by Cisco Connect South Africa. The internet has created the perfect platform for cyber criminals to grow and prosper as they find ways around security systems...

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5 Most Popular Software Trends Of 2017

March 30, 2017 • Big Data, Lists, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on 5 Most Popular Software Trends Of 2017

As new software innovations continue to improve and transform the way we do business, keeping abreast with the latest developments is vital if your business is going to continue to thrive in this ever changing landscape. Various industries who used to be...

Johan Scheepers, Commvault Systems Engineering Director for MESAT

M2M communication and IoT – adding to the complexity of data management

March 28, 2017 • Big Data, Internet of Things, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on M2M communication and IoT – adding to the complexity of data management

When it comes to big data, South Africa is keeping up with the rest of the world, however. One of the largest concerns for many South African CIOs is the management of this data. Rising technologies, such as Machine to Machine (M2M) communications and the...

Thabo Ndlela, non-executive Director, IFS South Africa.

Enterprise Operational Intelligence enables accelerated decision-making

March 22, 2017 • Big Data, General, Internet of Things, Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on Enterprise Operational Intelligence enables accelerated decision-making

Most organisations are coming under growing pressure to improve efficiencies, reduce costs, deliver more value to customers and other stakeholders, and respond quickly to a fast-changing business environment. The key to meeting these business goals lies in...

Dell EMC Forum 2017

6 Rules of Disruption- Dell EMC Forum

March 13, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Events, Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on 6 Rules of Disruption- Dell EMC Forum

At the recent Dell EMC Forum hosted in Johannesburg on the 9th of March, keynote speaker Nigel Moulton, gave his address to the attentive audience on the 6 rules for disruption. Moulton, who is the CTO, Converged Platforms and Solutions Division at Dell EMC,...