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Reflections on The Impact of AI on the workforce

Reflections on The Impact of AI on the workforce

December 15, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

During the “Towards a good AI society” Summit that was held on November 6-7 at the European Parliament in Brussels, I had the pleasure to sit on a panel under the theme “Workforce and the Digital Industry”. The objective was to discuss the potential impact of AI on the workforce. This is an important topic [&hellip...

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Are we making ourselves more vulnerable to cyber-attacks in the workplace?

Are we making ourselves more vulnerable to cyber-attacks in the workplace?

December 14, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

Although some organisations still feel that by digitising their businesses, they will be exposing themselves to cyber threats, on the contrary, one of the biggest benefits that forward-thinking organisations are reaping from their digital transformation...

Marriott’s data breach points to cybersecurity complacency

Marriott’s data breach points to cybersecurity complacency

December 12, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

The recent Marriott data breach risked the privacy and creditworthiness of a half-billion guests who have stayed at the hotel chain since 2014, including those who booked through the Starwood reservation system that includes St. Regis, Westin, Sheraton and W...

Alternative payment solutions vital for economic inclusion

Alternative payment solutions vital for economic inclusion

December 11, 2018 • Finance, OpinionComments (0)

Despite there being more than 19 million online shoppers in South Africa, the recent Black Friday and Cyber Monday stampedes at retail outlets have once again shown the importance of providing people with alternative digital payment options. The chaos at...

New age consumerism and the consumer power-shift

December 11, 2018 • Finance, OpinionComments (0)

Advances in telecommunication technology have transformed the tools used for marketing and consumerism and ultimately, the way that businesses operate. The Statista 2017 Report indicated that the number of smartphone users in the United States is estimated to...

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Insight 2019: South Africa’s digital prospects start to shine

December 11, 2018 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

South Africa is awaiting the arrival of not one but three international data centres, each representing a major hyperscale provider. Suffice to say, SA and its neighbours will soon have access to the same digital power, flexibility and reduced costs that...

Utility management in East Africa

December 10, 2018 • East Africa, OpinionComments (0)

Urban areas in East Africa are struggling to meet the high demands for electricity, water and sanitation, and poor, inefficient utility delivery continues to plague countries such as Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Year-on-year urban population growth is adding...

What's causing today's IT security gap?

What’s causing today’s IT security gap?

December 10, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

What’s stopping global businesses from protecting their assets despite significant investments in cybersecurity programmes? That’s the question we asked ourselves when trying to determine what the reasons are behind the dangerous gap in modern IT...

What are the best practices to ensure an effective data backup strategy?

What are the best practices to ensure an effective data backup strategy?

December 8, 2018 • OpinionComments (0)

Insights gathered from data have the power to completely transform the way businesses operate and reach their target markets. The value of this data, coupled with the regulatory requirements imposed on business to protect personal and financial information,...

Regulatory requirements for crypto assets: the springboard to mainstream adoption

Regulatory requirements for crypto assets: the springboard to mainstream adoption

December 7, 2018 • Finance, OpinionComments (0)

Interest in cryptocurrencies has exploded over the past couple of years. What was once an obscure idea, confined to dark corners of the web, is now a feature of the daily news cycle and looks increasingly likely to disrupt the global financial space. Despite...

Attackers exploit flaw in GDPR-themed WordPress plugin to hijack websites

Attackers exploit flaw in GDPR-themed WordPress plugin to hijack websites

December 7, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

Attackers have been exploiting a security weakness in a GDPR compliance plugin for WordPress to seize control of vulnerable websites, according to a blog post by Defiant, which makes Wordfence security plugins for the web publishing platform. Importantly, the...

Festive fraud: this time it's personal

Festive fraud: this time it’s personal

December 6, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

It’s a few weeks before Christmas. You want to surprise a family member with a new laptop, but you can’t decide which one. To find the right brand, you innocently reach out to your social media community to crowd-source some options. Suddenly, you...

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...

What makes a WAF ‘advanced’?

The importance of a ‘declarative’ approach in scaling out data management systems

December 5, 2018 • OpinionComments (0)

Companies in all industries are grappling with how to manage and effectively gain insights from the masses of data that is flowing through their various systems. In fact, data management has become a focal point for boardroom discussions these days, as data...

Why 2019 will be the year of the data-driven digital ecosystem

Why 2019 will be the year of the data-driven digital ecosystem

December 5, 2018 • OpinionComments (0)

It’s that time of year – our planet has made its trip around the sun and as we close out 2018, we look ahead and think about the possibilities for 2019. And we’re closing in on the next decade of innovation that takes us into 2030, where we at Dell...

mmWave 5G could generate $565B in additional global GDP

The technologies that will shape the business landscape in 2019

December 4, 2018 • OpinionComments (0)

The past few years have seen the technology landscape alter tremendously, with both consumers and professionals benefitting from continued innovation in the areas of cloud, IoT, networking and virtual and augmented reality – to name but a few. However, it...