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Data – the key piece in the Digital Transformation puzzle

Data – the key piece in the Digital Transformation puzzle

December 6, 2018 • Big Data, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The world is in the grips of digital transformation, as organisations of all shapes and sizes adopt or explore digital technologies and strategies in an effort to remain relevant and competitive in increasingly crowded market places. According to IDG’s 2018 State of Digital Business Transformation, while only 44% of surveyed organisations have fully...

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Quora network breach affects 100 million users

Quora network breach affects 100 million users

December 4, 2018 • Big Data, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Quora.com, a question and answer website, is the latest on a long list of companies to suffer a massive data breach. The network breach affected the personal data of about 100 million users. Information that was compromised included things like names, email...

UN forum to bring ‘big space data' benefits to disaster response in Africa

UN forum to bring ‘big space data’ benefits to disaster response in Africa

November 15, 2018 • Big DataComments Off on UN forum to bring ‘big space data’ benefits to disaster response in Africa

Big data are extremely large datasets, which, upon analysis can reveal complex patterns in real-world situations such as the movement of people or humanitarian needs in the aftermath of a disaster. Synergies between such big data and space-based information,...

Workonline, Equinix open networks between Africa and Asia-Pacific

November 13, 2018 • Big Data, Southern AfricaComments Off on Workonline, Equinix open networks between Africa and Asia-Pacific

Workonline Communications, one of Africa’s top three transit networks, has established a Point of Presence (POP) in the Equinix Singapore data centre, effectively establishing a gateway between networks in Africa and Asia-Pacific. Workonline Communications...

Why the FinTech sector above all others must embrace hyper-availability

Veeam unpacks how modern businesses can manage their data more intelligently

November 12, 2018 • Big Data, OpinionComments Off on Veeam unpacks how modern businesses can manage their data more intelligently

The last ten years have seen an evolution in how organisations of all sizes implement and manage their IT infrastructures. The arrival of cloud computing models like software as a service (SaaS) now enable users to connect to and use cloud-based apps directly...

No one is to be trusted when it comes to online data

No one is to be trusted when it comes to online data

November 9, 2018 • Big Data, SecurityComments Off on No one is to be trusted when it comes to online data

A new study of mid-size businesses and consumers reveals that many are confused and lack trust when it comes to the privacy and security of their online data and behaviour. The research, which covered six countries in Europe and North America, found that...

Building for a future ready digital business in the cloud

Building for a future ready digital business in the cloud

November 3, 2018 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Building for a future ready digital business in the cloud

In the era of Big Data where industry sectors are caught in a vortex of ‘information overload’, there is a need for businesses to rise to the challenge and become digital, which means embracing platform-based business models. Change is definitely...

Korean Telecom to use Big Data to prevent diseases in Ghana

Increase sales and productivity with data cleaning

October 28, 2018 • Big DataComments Off on Increase sales and productivity with data cleaning

Up to 32% of any company’s data is inaccurate, according to recent research, leading to revenue losses of up to 23%. This is because data quality has a direct impact on the conversion rate from lead to customer, says Louise Robinson, MD of specialist lead...

Four steps businesses can use to monetise their data

Four steps businesses can use to monetise their data

October 17, 2018 • Big Data, OpinionComments Off on Four steps businesses can use to monetise their data

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,...

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 Off on Put pragmatic governance in place to capitalise on data assets

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 Off on Commvault unveils new appliances aimed at scaling-out data management

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 Off on Data Management – are you seeing the real value?

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 Off on Outsourcing data centre O&M can benefit your business

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....

New app uses NFC to scan TeSys GV4 circuit breakers

Introducing energy efficiency to data centres is a priority

October 7, 2018 • Big Data, Southern AfricaComments Off on Introducing energy efficiency to data centres is a priority

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...