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Technology, putting the ‘resource’ in Human Resources

May 24, 2018 • Big Data, GeneralComments Off on Technology, putting the ‘resource’ in Human Resources

The technology terms ‘machine learning’, ‘Artificial Intelligence (AI)’, ‘Big Data’ and ‘robotics’ are being thrown around with increasing ease these days. We’ve become very comfortable with these technologies, mainly because they are impacting every aspect of life and business. Markets have shifted, and companies are continually looking...

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Icasa not to implement new data rules according to court orders

ICASA To Protect Customers Against Data Bill Shock

May 21, 2018 • Big Data, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on ICASA To Protect Customers Against Data Bill Shock

ICASA has taken the first step in addressing the high cost of data in South Africa. A number of new regulations are making networks unhappy. ICASA (Independent Communications Authority of South Africa) recently published its End-User and Subscriber Service...

The AWS shared responsibility model and GDPR

GDPR is here: 9 ways technology can help get ready for it

May 18, 2018 • Big Data, SecurityComments Off on GDPR is here: 9 ways technology can help get ready for it

Shorthand for the General Data Protection Regulation, this is a benchmark law aimed at tightening data control around personal data involving EU citizens. Not complying with GDPR can see a company excluded from any European business, while companies found in...

Evolving the game with the management of data

Can data management solve the drug resistance challenge?

May 16, 2018 • Big Data, OpinionComments Off on Can data management solve the drug resistance challenge?

Flu season is once again around the corner and many South Africans will be turning to their trusted dose of antibiotics to resolve the outbreak as effectively as possible. Despite this ongoing routine, South Africa is facing a huge problem. A study, which was...

The EU General Data Protection Regulation: tick box exercise or catalyst for change?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation: tick box exercise or catalyst for change?

May 15, 2018 • Big Data, OpinionComments Off on The EU General Data Protection Regulation: tick box exercise or catalyst for change?

What makes your business tick? Changes to sales volumes, the latest gadgets, or the information customers exchange with you? Well, brace yourself: the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will help to enforce some big commercial reprioritisations....

Cloud ERP now available for building

Securicom reduces data centre footprint with Cloudistics

May 11, 2018 • Big Data, Cloud ComputingComments Off on Securicom reduces data centre footprint with Cloudistics

Data centres by nature consume a lot of energy and demand for power will continue to grow as the volumes of digital information that companies store and process continue to grow. With this come increasing energy costs and cooling requirements. According to...

Data curation is the answer to business success

Data curation is the answer to business success

May 9, 2018 • Big Data, OpinionComments Off on Data curation is the answer to business success

The digital shift is fundamentally altering the way we do business, in effect taking away the power of big business – and handing more of this power over to the consumer who is now more able to call the shots on what they want and how they want it...

Big Data: Convenient and Controversial

Big Data: Convenient and Controversial

May 9, 2018 • Big Data, OpinionComments Off on Big Data: Convenient and Controversial

In the past few years there have been a lot of discussions surrounding big data. These talks generally centered on the amazing opportunities that the technology provides. The byproduct of these discussions is that the use of big data can be somewhat scary and...

Role of Cloud Service Providers In Cloud Migration

Role of Cloud Service Providers In Cloud Migration

April 30, 2018 • Big Data, Cloud ComputingComments Off on Role of Cloud Service Providers In Cloud Migration

Migration of data to the cloud is the process of moving business processes, business elements, data and applications, from an on-site, premises to a cloud environment. Similar to any migration process, transitioning an IT environment from onsite environment...

Data: The business risk of the future

Data: The business risk of the future

April 30, 2018 • Big Data, OpinionComments Off on Data: The business risk of the future

The data-driven environment of today will lead to the biggest business risk of the future – security around personal information. While [data] maturity levels across industries might vary, the regulatory environment focusing on information practices should...

Evolving the game with the management of data

Data is the key to unlocking the mysteries of the universe

April 25, 2018 • Big Data, OpinionComments Off on Data is the key to unlocking the mysteries of the universe

Human exploration has made leaps and bounds since man first landed on the moon in 1969. We have now entered a paradigm where data takes centre stage. Of course creating a 3D map of over one billion stars, mapping the milky way and even searching for life on...

MainOne’s West Africa expansion gets boost with Cote d’Ivoire license

MainOne’s West Africa expansion gets boost with Cote d’Ivoire license

April 23, 2018 • Big Data, General, West AfricaComments Off on MainOne’s West Africa expansion gets boost with Cote d’Ivoire license

As part of its West Africa expansion, connectivity and data centre solutions operator MainOne has secured a license to expand national and international connectivity services in Cote d’Ivoire. The C1B license received from Minister Bruno Koné, the...

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Power shifts in data ownership is revolutionising the Internet and cybersecurity

April 20, 2018 • Big Data, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Power shifts in data ownership is revolutionising the Internet and cybersecurity

Information is one of the most valuable commodities. Every day, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is created and either has a direct monetary value or can be mined for business intelligence to get a competitive edge. Data is the lifeblood of any organisation....

Business leaders be warned, poor information management can and may be used against you.

Businesses in Africa prepare for EU General Data Protection Regulation

April 18, 2018 • Big Data, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Businesses in Africa prepare for EU General Data Protection Regulation

Businesses in Africa that process customer data from the European Union (EU) must ensure they are fully compliant with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), set to become effective in May 2018. The GDPR is set to be the biggest change in EU data...

Visibility is dead; long live real-time network visibility

Storage Area Networks: critical to the data centre of the future

April 18, 2018 • Backup and Storage, Big DataComments Off on Storage Area Networks: critical to the data centre of the future

The concept of software-defined storage (SDS) is an integral facet of a modern software-defined data centre. As a critical part of this architecture, SDS supports organisations’ transition to data-driven, highly digital business models. “As the volume of...

Data Centres - the shift from long-term investment to commodity

Data Centres – the shift from long-term investment to commodity

April 17, 2018 • Backup and Storage, Big Data, OpinionComments Off on Data Centres – the shift from long-term investment to commodity

Data is proliferating at a rapid rate. Technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), smart devices and robotics are the driving force behind this surge, with thousands of devices transmitting and receiving valuable information every millisecond. Coupled...