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Recognizing and Preventing Modern Cyber Scams

Recognizing and Preventing Modern Cyber Scams

October 17, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

When it comes to protecting yourself and your organization against cyber scams, there’s no “one-size-fits-all” solution. As organizations and people alike continue to adopt new devices and technology, they’re opening themselves up to more opportunities for cyberattacks. In order to effectively protect the valuable information that motivates...

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Four steps businesses can use to monetise their data

Four steps businesses can use to monetise their data

October 17, 2018 • Big Data, OpinionComments (0)

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,...

4 ideas to help you generate more revenue

4 ideas to help you generate more revenue

October 17, 2018 • Opinion, RetailComments (0)

As a retailer, you go into everything that you do for your business with a plan. There are hundreds of things that you have to consider. How is your time best spent? Are there certain things that influence customers to buy more? Will certain strategies be...

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 (0)

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...

Banking in a cashless society will require African solutions for African problems

Banking in a cashless society will require African solutions for African problems

October 17, 2018 • Finance, OpinionComments (0)

African economies are well positioned to benefit from rapidly accelerating technological change if they can harness the current open landscape for innovation. East Africa is already a global leader in mobile payments, while mobile money accounts in...

Time to act on digital transformation

Time to act on digital transformation

October 17, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

Digitisation has forever changed the consumer buying experience. The internet, once a simple tool to browse options and compare prices before consumers experienced and bought the product in a store, has now become the platform on which brands compete for...

Plugging the multi-cloud skills gap

Plugging the multi-cloud skills gap

October 16, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

The skills to understand, manage, and secure multi-cloud deployments are more vital than ever as enterprises struggle to keep pace with technological innovation. Across EMEA, there is an urgent requirement for transformative dialogue between the executive...

Ranjoy Nag, Sales Head – Cloud & Infrastructure Services for Africa,

The Service Desk: a launchpad for automation

October 16, 2018 • OpinionComments (0)

Transformation has been a trending word for a while, as businesses across the globe incorporate their own interpretation of the word into their businesses. Digital transformation, in particular, continues to be a topic prioritised in many boardrooms. However,...

Don’t make your data compliance pop – make it POPIA

Don’t make your data compliance pop – make it POPIA

October 16, 2018 • OpinionComments (0)

Right now, data compliance is top of mind for practically every South African business, and for good reason. The European Union’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) came into force earlier this year, and by this time next year, our own POPIA...

Youth employment critical for Africa’s economic growth

Youth employment critical for Africa’s economic growth

October 16, 2018 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Despite Africa’s impressive growth in past 25 years and its entry into the digital economy, the job market continues to be in a depressed state as youth unemployment continues to rise. Africa has the largest population of young people in the world, some 200...

CIOs need to take notice of Quantum Computing, says Forrester

CIOs need to take notice of Quantum Computing, says Forrester

October 16, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

Research labs, government agencies (NASA) and tech giants like Microsoft, IBM and Google are all focused on developing quantum theories first put forward in the 1970s. What’s more, a growing start-up quantum computing ecosystem is attracting hundreds of...

Kevin South, Head of CX & Digital at SEACOM

The transformative power of internet inclusion in Africa

October 15, 2018 • OpinionComments (0)

The recently released Internet Inclusive Index: Bridging Digital Divides report – commissioned by Facebook and compiled by The Economist – gives South Africa the number one ranking on the African continent, and 71st globally, for Internet inclusivity and...

Embracing the cognitive engine in the pursuit of insights from analytics

Embracing the cognitive engine in the pursuit of insights from analytics

October 15, 2018 • OpinionComments (0)

Original equipment manufacturers (OEM) are hard pressed to innovate, cut costs and utilise value driving tools to streamline their operations. In a digital world, achieving this requires the ability to draw real insights from data analytics; and this in turn...

What earth dweller is unfamiliar with a stop sign? Its signature eight sides and fire engine red colour have been ingrained like golden arches onto our collective subconscious for the past century.

The future won’t have stop signs

October 14, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

What earth dweller is unfamiliar with a stop sign? Its signature eight sides and fire engine red colour have been ingrained like golden arches onto our collective subconscious for the past century. Those four octagon-encased letters spell out a powerful and...

Introducing increasingly Hack Proof WiFi

Introducing increasingly Hack Proof WiFi

October 14, 2018 • Online & Social, OpinionComments (0)

Wireless technology also knows as WiFi has become so integrated into our personal and professional lives, that we can’t imagine life without it. Businesses rely heavily on it to conduct their operations, mobile network providers use it to transfer voice and...

Meeting the digital expectations of mobile customers in Africa

Meeting the digital expectations of mobile customers in Africa

October 12, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments (0)

With multinational cloud service providers investing in South Africa and other infrastructure providers expanding data centre operations across Africa, the hyper-availability future is looking bright for the continent. This has resulted in an evolving...