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Dell EMC Solutions increases presence in Africa

September 27, 2016 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Dell EMC Solutions increases presence in Africa

Dell EMC has announced the expansion of Dell EMC OEM Solutions in Africa, with dedicated local original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions specialists available to help OEM and Independent Software Vendor (ISV) customers take their intellectual property to market faster and accelerate time to profit. With almost 20 years’...

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Nathan Nayagar, Managing Director for Lexmark - South Africa & English Speaking Africa

Why big data is the key to customer success

September 20, 2016 • Big Data, OpinionComments Off on Why big data is the key to customer success

Big data is changing the way we do business. Its adoption is rising rapidly as organisations seek to unlock the value of data analytics. Yet large amounts of data have been available for decades. So what sets ‘big data’ apart? Primarily, it is the...

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Big Data is watching you – It’s time to embrace the benefits

August 18, 2016 • Big Data, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Big Data is watching you – It’s time to embrace the benefits

Consumers are getting wise to brand activities – but it’s not as simple as they may assume. After several unsolicited calls in the course of a couple of days, people start to wonder which of the brands they have dealt with has sold their details on as a...

Yudhvir Seetharam

Top 5 Big Data trends for 2016

January 18, 2016 • Big Data, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (1)

With the New Year upon us, financial institutions and businesses will be looking to leverage Big Data analytics as one of the means to overcome the current tough economic conditions. Yudhvir Seetharam, Head of Analytics at FNB Business, says the use of Big...

Syed Mansoor Ahmad

Big data analytics can help drive improved energy efficiency

November 19, 2015 • Big Data, Mining & Energy, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Big data analytics can help drive improved energy efficiency

The world we live in has become increasingly digital and connected, and we now have the ability to collect data from many new sources. Sophisticated sensor technology has given rise to the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication,...

Data Center

Big Data isn’t the problem – Data Copies are

October 14, 2015 • Backup and Storage, Big Data, East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Big Data isn’t the problem – Data Copies are

In an age where Big Data is the mantra and terabytes quickly become petabytes, the surge in data quantities is causing the complexity and cost of data management to skyrocket. But it doesn’t have to be like that, says Harold van Graan, sales director,...

Kevin Leslie HP

IT News Africa Interview: Discussing the Big Data Service Desk – Kevin Leslie HP

September 28, 2015 • Big Data, Top Stories, VideoComments Off on IT News Africa Interview: Discussing the Big Data Service Desk – Kevin Leslie HP

Kevin Leslie, EMEA Director, Service Portfolio Management Business Unit at HP Software discusses the Big Data Service Desk in the video interview below. Darryl Linington...

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS). (Image source: Google/my-hds.com)

Top 5 Big data trends revisited

September 2, 2015 • Big Data, Enterprise, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 5 Big data trends revisited

As we head deeper into the second half of 2015, Wayne Dick, Pre-Sales Manager at Hitachi Data Systems, Sub-Saharan Africa, revisits this year’s big data trends and considers how a streamlined data refinery architecture can help businesses to better process...

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS). (Image source: Google/my-hds.com)

HDS unlocks invaluable information from Telecom Big Data

March 5, 2015 • Big Data, Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on HDS unlocks invaluable information from Telecom Big Data

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, today launched Live Insight for Telecom, an advanced and predictive analytics solution that provides telecom service providers with real-time insight into network, service and...

HP Propel

Video Interview: Big Data & Connected Intelligence changes everything – HP

February 11, 2015 • Big Data, Top Stories, VideoComments Off on Video Interview: Big Data & Connected Intelligence changes everything – HP

Joseph Kim is the Senior Director and General Manager for HP Propel. According to Kim, HP Software’s product lineup aims to help IT organisation transform into an IT Service Broker. Kim is the strategic leader and unifying force behind HP Propel, a new line...

Perry Hutton Fortinet

Securing the new era of big data

January 22, 2015 • Big Data, Enterprise, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Securing the new era of big data

In the digital age, information is the new currency.  And in order to get information, enterprises are mining data – and lots of it – for the knowledge that it can yield. On the scale of Internet commerce or social networks, the amount of data can be...

Big Data

Big Data: Where do you start?

December 8, 2014 • Big Data, Enterprise, OpinionComments Off on Big Data: Where do you start?

Big Data is currently a buzz word in the industry with many organisations pondering its value, virtues and implementing strategies to harness the benefits. Countless organisations’ understanding is that this data, when tapped into correctly, can provide a...

Yudhvir Seetharam_FNB Business

Is Big Data making its way to the banking sector?

December 3, 2014 • Big Data, Enterprise, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Is Big Data making its way to the banking sector?

In the era of information, the bank with the most actionable insights is the winner. The age of “Big Data” has begun to slowly filter through into the banking environment, with banks being able to design customer-centric solutions using statistical models...

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS). (Image source: Google/my-hds.com)

Hitachi Information forum: Big data ‘challenges compliance’

November 4, 2014 • Big Data, Company News, Top StoriesComments (1)

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS) believes that the exponential growth in the amount of data in circulation is challenging sub-Saharan African organisations’ efforts to remain compliant. Speaking ahead of the Hitachi Information Forum 2014 in South...

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Bringing the human touch to big data analytics

August 18, 2014 • Big Data, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Bringing the human touch to big data analytics

In a crowded market place where differentiation is difficult, average revenue per user is low and price wars are not uncommon, African operators face a tri-fold challenge. They must find new ways to attract new more marginal customers, retain existing...

SAP, German Football Association use Big Data to Improve Player Performance at the 2014 World Cup

June 12, 2014 • Big Data, Company NewsComments Off on SAP, German Football Association use Big Data to Improve Player Performance at the 2014 World Cup

SAP and the German Football Association (DFB) have reemphasised their mutual commitment to taking football to the next level by showcasing the SAP® Match Insights solution for football, the result of a co-innovation project between SAP and DFB. This solution...