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3 steps to satellite network success

3 steps to satellite network success

December 13, 2017 • Opinion, Satellite CommunicationsComments (0)

Network architects and solution design engineers mostly consider satellite networks as the final option – only to be used when fibre, microwave or wireless networks cannot meet user needs. While this might be true for many applications, this approach might very well lead to implementation of solutions which are not optimum for the specific application....

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POPI regulation to change the face of data analytics

POPI regulation to change the face of data analytics

December 12, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Big Data, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

In South Africa, the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) – promulgated on 23 November 2013; will come into effect next year. While in Europe, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered law in May. The grace period for POPI is expected...

By creating robots, servicing robots and technology and being innovators, our economy has the potential to flourish.

Disruptive innovation: Are we there yet?

December 12, 2017 • General, OpinionComments (0)

Society both likes and fears the concept of disruptive innovation. We like to experience new ways of travelling and creativity in cooking dishes; at the same time, we may be somewhat anxious or even afraid of getting into a self-driving car or eating...

Securing the mobile enterprise

Securing the mobile enterprise

December 12, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, OpinionComments (0)

The use of personal mobile devices in the workplace has skyrocketed, creating unprecedented threats to information security. Organisations that are geared up to meet these risks can reap tremendous gains in productivity and competitive advantage. So says...

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

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

December 12, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Talk of monitoring and blocking employee access to certain types of Internet content might sound like draconian management measures. After all, we’re all adults in the workplace and we shouldn’t need to be told what we can and can’t look at on the...

How digital transformation will dominate business strategy in 2018

How digital transformation will dominate business strategy in 2018

December 12, 2017 • General, OpinionComments (0)

CIOs will need to look beyond just technology if they hope to turn their tech management departments into the digital transformation office. In 2018, CEOs will be putting pressure on their CIOs to deliver on platform-based business models and new partnership...

Embracing a changing enterprise environment

Embracing a changing enterprise environment

December 11, 2017 • General, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

With increasing corporate interest in digital transformation initiatives, enterprise performance management focused around financial planning and consolidation is experiencing a resurgence. While it is a challenging environment to be in, it remains...

The metamorphosis of WAN to SD-WAN

The metamorphosis of WAN to SD-WAN

December 11, 2017 • Opinion, Software, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) is coming to the rescue of network managers by helping them to manage their network in disparate locations – from urban to rural – through a single interface. Best of all, the technology runs in the cloud as a software as...

Factors that contribute to the evolution of the modern workplace

Factors that contribute to the evolution of the modern workplace

December 11, 2017 • General, OpinionComments (0)

While digital transformation may be the most game-changing technology shift happening across businesses today, the process affects, and is driven by people. They are located across functions, ranging from IT to HR and marketing, and by utilising new...

Millennial customers are here! Are you ready?

Millennial customers are here! Are you ready?

December 11, 2017 • Opinion, Retail, Southern AfricaComments (0)

It’s because of circumstance. Millennial customers are more fastidious when it comes to customer service than previous generations – and at the same time they are also fiercely loyal. They have grown up with a plethora of tools and a variety of...

How IoT can transform customer experience this festive season

How IoT can transform customer experience this festive season

December 8, 2017 • Internet of Things, Opinion, RetailComments (0)

There is no denying that customers are getting smarter about their shopping choices and their expectations of the retail experience are accelerating quickly. With the online retail business booming, high streets are taking the hit, and it is going to take...

Top 10 IT security predictions for 2018

Top 10 IT security predictions for 2018

December 8, 2017 • Lists, Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

2017 was certainly the year in which the world sat up and took notice of the undeniable importance of IT security. There were multiple high profile data breaches and hacking which resulted in the affected companies not only losing millions of Dollars but also...

Businesses should consider the advantages of outsourcing their software development

Businesses should consider the advantages of outsourcing their software development

December 8, 2017 • Opinion, SoftwareComments (0)

In today’s digitally driven business environment, it is critical that businesses are powered by enterprise software that is tailored to their specific needs. Indeed, every business – even if they sit within the same sector or industry – has a unique...

Hackers love public Wi-Fi more than you do

Hackers love public Wi-Fi more than you do

December 7, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, OpinionComments (0)

Public Wi-Fi is great in so many ways. It costs nothing, saves on mobile data, and is often faster when it comes to downloading. However, as much as we love the convenience, hackers love public Wi-Fi too, and for different reasons. Nastassja Poorter,...

Sophos 2017 Malware trends and predictions

Sophos 2017 Malware trends and predictions

December 7, 2017 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

Ransomware is on every platform – don’t assume your mobile and tablets are safe. This year, WannaCry shook the world as the cyber hi-jack accounted for more than 45% of all ransomware tracked, closely followed by Cerber at 44.2%, according to Sophos’...

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

2017: The year the board finally noticed information security

December 7, 2017 • General, Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

It was long overdue, but 2017 can be seen as the year the boards of South African companies finally sat up and paid attention to information security, says Paul Williams, Country Manager – Southern Africa at Fortinet. “As recently as just a few months...