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Megon Thomson, Software Development Manager at redPanda Software.

Why Software Development is an Extension of the Future-Proof Enterprise

April 28, 2017 • General, OpinionComments (0)

Within every business and across every sector worldwide, innovation and disruption are now the primary challenges that leaders face. New technology trends and digital platforms emerge every year, and only the agile and responsive are able to truly thrive in such an environment. This has massive repercussions for those involved in the realm of software...

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The importance of planning an effective protection strategy against a range of potential attacks – both internal and external.

Organisations must review critical security controls

April 28, 2017 • Opinion, Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Recent incidents have highlighted the need for all companies and organisations to review the safety and security of their data and their IT systems, as standard approaches no longer protect against myriad vulnerabilities, an expert says. “Even the highest...

Greg Pritchett, Managing Director, Marval Software.

Opinion:The Real Value Of Big Data

April 26, 2017 • Big Data, OpinionComments (0)

Today, data is growing faster than ever before. 2.2 million terabytes of data are created every day, of which about 10% is structured data. We send more than 200 million emails every minute. Every 48 hours, we generate as much data as we generated from the...

AI has the potential to double annual economic growth rates by 2035.

Why artificial intelligence is the future of economic growth

April 25, 2017 • General, OpinionComments (0)

Increases in capital and labour are no longer driving the levels of economic growth the world has become accustomed to and desires. Fortunately, a new factor of production is on the horizon, and it promises to transform the basis of economic growth for...

Brian Richardson, CEO and founder of WIZZIT International.

Worldwide trade at every income level

April 25, 2017 • Finance, OpinionComments (0)

The global arena’s focus for financial trading has always been on those with top-end earning potential. While a lucrative market to date, no doubt, new technologies are taking the goal posts out of play altogether, and barriers to entry for online...

Marc Fletcher, Manager: Marketing & Business Development at Intervate, a T-Systems company

Mobile apps – empowering local Government, solving real social challenges

April 25, 2017 • Internet of Things, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The start of 2017 saw many of South Africa’s provinces hit by a deluge of rain as typhoon Dineo ravaged the northerly parts of the country, and the effects of La Nina continue to dump millions of litres of water from the sky. It may be a welcome relief from...

Martin Walshaw, Senior Engineer at F5 Networks.

Credential stuffing: what it is and why you need to worry

April 25, 2017 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

We’ve all heard about the myriad of security breaches over the past year, resulting in the exposure of billions of credentials and more. And while we’re likely all aware that those credentials being out in the wild on the black market is a threat, many...

What to look out for when buying a second hand phone.

How to keep yourself safe when buying a second hand phone

April 24, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Opinion, RetailComments (0)

The giants in mobile phone manufacturing trump themselves every year by releasing better and better hi-tech handsets. In most cases people buy them because they want to keep up with the Joneses and simply must have the latest and greatest. Understandable....

Brendan McAravey, Country Manager, Citrix South Africa.

Why Placing All Your Eggs in One Cloud Can Be a Problem

April 24, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

We can all agree that cloud has practically become a part of our everyday lives, whether you’re streaming your favourite Netflix shows, or even engaging in simple communication with friends and co-workers on Slack. This is why when the cloud provider that...

Paul Divall, Managing Director, Intelligent Technologies – The Jasco Group

Digital video archiving – keeping up with today’s broadcast demands

April 21, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, General, OpinionComments (0)

Broadcasters and video producers across the world are moving to computer-based platforms. As they do, access to any content, anytime, anywhere, is becoming a critical success factor. As growth of digital video data explodes, the introduction of digital asset...

Sumit Kumar Sharma, Enterprise Architect at In2IT.

Enterprise architecture – a new foundation for a digital era?

April 21, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

Organisations today must compete in an environment where traditional methods of conducting business are being replaced with new, innovative and disruptive models. Cloud, mobility and Big Data analytics are just some of the technologies that can help them do...

The idea is that instead of carrying multiple devices that must be independently managed.

Reports of the PC’s death have been greatly exaggerated

April 20, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Hardware, OpinionComments (0)

There is a school of thought that the smartphone will be the single device of the future, at the expense of the PC. The idea is that instead of carrying multiple devices that must be independently managed, you would simply carry a smartphone that can plug...

Thabo Ndlela, non-executive Director, IFS South Africa.

What you need to know when shopping for an ERP system

April 19, 2017 • Opinion, SoftwareComments (0)

No matter if you develop business software, cars or washing machines, companies face relentless pressure to enable new business opportunities and user experiences. But as important as it is to keep pace with the demands of a changing market, companies need to...

Gustav Piater, Sales & Marketing Director, AIGS.

8 ways infographics can boost user adoption in BI

April 19, 2017 • General, OpinionComments (0)

They used to say a picture paints a thousand words. Now they just hand you a picture. Infographics have all but taken over the Internet, social media and marketing. After starting out as strange bedfellows, visuals and text have proved they can work together...

Daryl Szebesta, Vice President, Cloud Transformation, Oracle

Bringing Democracy to Disruption

April 19, 2017 • General, OpinionComments (0)

The balance of power in virtually every industry is being threatened. The Hiltons and Marriotts of the world are losing market share to companies like AirBnB and HomeAway. High street retailers and department stores are struggling to make sales while...

Jacob Morgan, Forrester analyst serving eBusiness and channel strategy professionals.

Open banking revolution is coming and, with it, opportunity says Forrester

April 18, 2017 • Finance, OpinionComments (0)

New regulations encouraging open banking may bring additional operational challenges, but new research by Forrester shows open banking has the power to transform the global banking landscape over the next decade. Open banking is the next step in the digital...