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Data management is the centre of IoT projects

July 27, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, OpinionComments Off on Data management is the centre of IoT projects

Consulting firm IDC projects that the number of networked things worldwide will increase from the current 14.9 billion to 30.3 billion by 2020. The Internet of Things (IoT) offers many more opportunities than merely improving efficiency and reducing costs. With increasing automation and networking, for example, industry is able to produce even small...

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How ready are you to manage a data breach?

Can the data lake replace the data warehouse?

July 17, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Big Data, OpinionComments Off on Can the data lake replace the data warehouse?

Analytics has become essential to drive the intelligent businesses. However, with the addition of this multitude of unstructured data – think email, videos, photos, audio files, presentations, webpages – businesses have had to find a new way to pool,...

Jacobus Eksteen, Senior Data Analyst at Compuscan.

Data analytics and the changing face of industries

July 14, 2017 • Big Data, OpinionComments Off on Data analytics and the changing face of industries

The days of being transported in self-driving cars and having our phones suggest what we ought to eat for lunch are upon us: this is the age of big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Never before have industries had the power to use...

The solutions and pitfalls of influencer marketing

Facebook Big Data can transform your brand

July 6, 2017 • Big Data, Online & Social, OpinionComments Off on Facebook Big Data can transform your brand

Since the first friend request was made on the Harvard campus in 2004, Facebook has become the biggest social media platform in the world by far, with 1.94 billion active users, which is more than Twitter, Whatsapp and Instagram combined. Five new profiles...

2017: the year the board (finally) noticed information security

Digital trust: what’s it really worth?

July 6, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Digital trust: what’s it really worth?

Digital trust may appear to be a fairly meaningless buzzword, but in fact digital trust may prove to be the currency of the future, and failing to safeguard it could be a costly mistake. Digital trust, in a nutshell, is about the ability to protect the...

Data protection act

Unlocking big data’s benefits with data visualisation

June 30, 2017 • Big Data, OpinionComments Off on Unlocking big data’s benefits with data visualisation

As every marketer knows, we have more data about our customers and how they interact with our brands at our fingertips than ever before. We have a deluge of real-time data flooding business, from a wide range of systems and sources—internal CRM databases,...

Why you shouldn’t have to monitor your employees’ content consumption

Intelligent analytics: Use your data properly

June 29, 2017 • Big Data, General, OpinionComments Off on Intelligent analytics: Use your data properly

Big data, analytics, business intelligence – these terms define a trend that has found its way into almost every business conversation. They also define the era of data and the need to harness the possibilities it presents. Everybody wants to know what the...

To build a better customer experience, start with the architecture

Unlocking big data’s benefits with data visualisation

June 21, 2017 • Big Data, OpinionComments Off on Unlocking big data’s benefits with data visualisation

As every marketer knows, we have more data about our customers and how they interact with our brands at our fingertips than ever before. We have a deluge of real-time data flooding business, from a wide range of systems and sources—internal CRM databases,...

Shopping online is a big deal

Social CRM works harder for retailers

June 21, 2017 • Big Data, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Social CRM works harder for retailers

Unless they can run smart, modern Customer Relationship Management (CRM) strategies, traditional and online retailers will struggle to grow their customer base. New approaches are set to disrupt how marketers reach their target markets, and they need to be...

PoPI requires effective data management structures

Managing the value of data

June 20, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Managing the value of data

  The value of data is something that has progressed from a technology discussion into a business imperative. No organisation can survive in the always-on environment without having access to data. Fortunately, better business resilience is to be had by...

The banks will become the processing engine while the customer ownership sits with the start-up and the innovator.

Digital transformation, the centrepiece of growth

June 12, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud ComputingComments Off on Digital transformation, the centrepiece of growth

More than two-thirds of CEOs of the 2,000 largest global organisations have identified digital transformation as the centrepiece of their growth and profitability strategies (1) moving forward. To successfully transform, business leaders are recognising the...

Why some companies still fear the cloud.

Automated data archiving: a crucial aspect of digital transformation

June 11, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Automated data archiving: a crucial aspect of digital transformation

As more and more South African firms continue with their Cloud migration programmes, the importance of having an enterprise-wide data archiving strategy comes sharply into focus. If you are in the process of embracing the benefits of new Cloud and...

Mellanox 10/25/40/50/56/100 Gigabit Ethernet converged network adapters: flexible I/O for the dynamic data centre.  (image source: file photo)

Mellanox network adapters: flexible I/O for the dynamic data centre

June 9, 2017 • Big Data, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on Mellanox network adapters: flexible I/O for the dynamic data centre

Mellanox continues its leadership in providing high-performance networking technologies by delivering superior productivity and scaling in 10/25/40/50/56/100 Gigabit Ethernet Adapters, enabling data centres to do more with less. These adaptors are now...

Improving BI in insurance

Welcome to the era of smart data discovery

June 8, 2017 • Big Data, GeneralComments Off on Welcome to the era of smart data discovery

With effective data analysis being an essential part of the success of any insurer, companies are looking at increasingly innovative ways to extract meaningful insight. Kelly Preston, data analytics manager at SilverBridge, says smart data discovery is one...

Industrial, manufacturing, security, dev ops, productivity, profit, opinion

Analytics – unlocking the value of the data in your building

June 8, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Analytics – unlocking the value of the data in your building

Buildings have evolved, along with virtually everything else. The concept of the “smart building” is not a new one and, indeed, there are many examples of operational and successful smart buildings in use, today. However, as with all smart things,...

Johan Scheepers, Commvault Systems Engineering Director for MESAT

If it’s not your expertise, leave disaster recovery to the experts

June 5, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, Opinion, SecurityComments Off on If it’s not your expertise, leave disaster recovery to the experts

With technological innovations on the rise and hardware and software becoming more complex as a result, the tasks associated with the upkeep of IT operations have become more time-consuming as well. Rather than giving their IT department more resources to...