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Sumit Kumar Sharma, Enterprise Architect at In2IT.

Enterprise architecture – a new foundation for a digital era?

April 21, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

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 that. But how can they successfully augment or transform their legacy business infrastructure to keep...

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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 (0)

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 (0)

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...

The internet has created the perfect platform for cyber criminals to grow and prosper.

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...

5 Software trends for 2017 (image: bluecoat.com)

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,...

Rob Godlonton Director at EOH.

Navigating a Successful Journey toward IoT and Big Data in the Cloud

March 10, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, OpinionComments Off on Navigating a Successful Journey toward IoT and Big Data in the Cloud

It is predicted that by 2020, 25 billion devices will be connected to IoT and 600 zettabytes of information will be sitting in the cloud. The cloud is the big enabler if you want to leverage the new IoT economy in business. Cloud has created the capacity,...

Marco Pozzoni, EMEA & India Sales Director at NetApp.

Why Big Data Analytics is at the Heart of Digital Transformation

March 6, 2017 • Big Data, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Why Big Data Analytics is at the Heart of Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is reshaping the way the channel does business across all industries. Already today, organisations are focusing on delivering new classes of applications, such as Internet of Things (IoT), Virtual Reality or Artificial Intelligence. All...

Jonathan Lewarne, Senior Director: Insurance Business Development at TransUnion.

Four Ways Big Data Will Reshape Insurance in South Africa

March 2, 2017 • Big Data, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Four Ways Big Data Will Reshape Insurance in South Africa

Of all the burgeoning ‘InsurTech’ domains, it’s in Big Data that the most immediate opportunities lie… For insurance players, Big Data isn’t merely about having a more detailed profile of the customer and sharpening risk their management models. It...

Kelly Preston, data analytics manager at SilverBridge.

Big Data transforming insurance

February 28, 2017 • Big Data, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Big Data transforming insurance

The growth of data has changed the way insurers use information. Today, they need to more effectively tap into new data sources to better price their risks and improve customer relationships. Kelly Preston, data analytics manager at SilverBridge, takes a...

Eckart Zollner, Head of Business Development at New Telco SA.

Telecoms trends for 2017 – the year IoT comes into its own

February 27, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments Off on Telecoms trends for 2017 – the year IoT comes into its own

2017 promises to be an exciting year in the field of IT and telecommunication as projects and technologies that have been unable to get out of the starting blocks for the last two to three years, take off. The big story for 2017 is going to be the push to get...

Daryn Mason, Oracle CX Evangelist.

Get your outcomes right and the metrics will follow

February 25, 2017 • Big Data, General, Online & Social, OpinionComments Off on Get your outcomes right and the metrics will follow

In order to measure campaigns successfully, organisations must make sure they choose the right set of outcomes Measuring the success of a marketing or sales campaign is notoriously tricky. The plethora of metrics that can be used to track progress means that...

Sekete Patrick Maphopha, SE manager for Africa at NetApp.

Data is the most valuable asset for dot.com’s rising stars

February 23, 2017 • Big Data, OpinionComments Off on Data is the most valuable asset for dot.com’s rising stars

Nowadays, if you watch Dragon’s Den or The Apprentice, the majority of the proposed business ideas – not necessarily that receive investment – are online-based businesses or apps. In the very least, budding entrepreneurs are advised to ditch the...