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Information Regulator makes first statement about unlawful processing

Information Regulator makes first statement about unlawful processing

February 16, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

Although the Information Regulator is not yet fully operational, it has already received numerous complaints relating to the unlawful processing of personal information under the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (POPI). POPI itself is not yet fully in force. We are currently awaiting publication of a revised draft of the regulations following...

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Companies are using just a fraction of their data

Companies are using just a fraction of their data

February 16, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

There’s a long-standing myth that we only use 10% of our brains. Luckily it’s not true – otherwise who knows how far back in the dark ages we’d still be languishing. But here’s what’s surprising. Even though we could almost compare data analytics...

Expect even more mind-blowing tech developments in 2018

Expect even more mind-blowing tech developments in 2018

February 16, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

It used to take months to be able to say whether a particular treatment for cancer was working – wasting precious time which might otherwise have been used to save a patient’s life. Now using analytics, we can predict that treatment’s effectiveness...

Could breeding a ‘digital twin’ save our ‘dying’ cities?

Could breeding a ‘digital twin’ save our ‘dying’ cities?

February 16, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

In the controversial novel ‘My Sister’s Keeper’, parents conceive a ‘saviour sibling’ for the sole purpose of producing compatible organs and blood that will save their firstborn from a fatal disease. However disturbing this may sound, our cities...

20 Billion IoT devices by 2023, and why satellite connectivity will be needed

20 Billion IoT devices by 2023 and why satellite connectivity will be needed

February 15, 2018 • Internet of Things, OpinionComments (0)

The Ericcson 2017 mobility report forecasts that by 2023 there will be over 30 billion connected devices, of which around 20 billion will be related to the IoT. Connected IoT devices include connected cars, machines, meters, sensors, point-of-sale terminals,...

Is your business harnessing remote IT support services?

Is your business harnessing remote IT support services?

February 15, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

We’ve all heard about remote working – but what is remote support, and what does it mean for your business? Put simply, remote technology support means having an IT professional log on to your computer from anywhere in the world to fix technical issues....

Top technologies delivering premium experience to every smartphone

Top technologies delivering premium experience to every smartphone

February 14, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments (0)

We’ve come to take the power of our smartphones for granted, but they’re the result of a decade of amazing innovation. We have watched the advent of new features such as high dynamic range (HDR) photography and 4G/LTE connectivity, and we have seen...

Cyber-security - essential in realising our e-Government ambitions.

Cyber-security – Essential in realising our e-Government ambitions

February 14, 2018 • Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

We often talk about cyber-security from the perspective of the private sector, however, governments and public sector organisations hold vast troves of data on citizens. If this gets into the wrong hands, it can wreak havoc, and diminish the trust among the...

What cloud service providers need to know

What cloud service providers need to know

February 14, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

Businesses have become a lot more forward thinking when it comes to the cloud as we see companies starting to embrace this platform. Convenience, cost effectiveness and choice are just a few of the benefits proposed by cloud solutions today, and businesses...

Internet of Things by name or nature? Delivering experience over appearance

Internet of Things by name or nature? Delivering experience over appearance

February 14, 2018 • Internet of Things, OpinionComments (0)

The last few years have seen a whole raft of Internet of Things (IoT) vanity projects, where connectivity for connectivity’s sake was the order of the day. Everything from connected loo-roll holders that warned when paper levels were low (if only there was...

Traffic Management of the future through Internet Of Things

Traffic Management of the future through Internet Of Things

February 13, 2018 • Internet of Things, OpinionComments (0)

Without wanting to be accused of national stereotyping, one thing that is different about other countries is how subtly unique each place is when it comes to the way people drive. Sometimes it’s because the rules are simply different – South Africa’s...

7 Steps security leaders can take to deal with Spectre and Meltdown

Why Cloud hosting can transform your business today

February 13, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

In the midst of an excruciatingly tough economic year, SMMEs are undoubtedly in survival mode. No matter their size or sector, South African businesses have to scrutinise their balance sheets and find any cost savings – and efficiencies – that...

Managed services and your hybrid environment

Managed services and your hybrid environment

February 13, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

Cloud is a dying buzzword, mostly because virtually everyone is already using cloud in some form or another, making it a daily part of life rather than a burgeoning trend. However, there is still a high demand for on-premise solutions, particularly in South...

How to make your mobile device more resilient

How to make your mobile device more resilient

February 13, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

If you’re reading this article, it’s likely that you’re hoping for quick tips on what to do if you suspect there’s spyware or a tracker on your phone. If that is the case, you’re likely to be disappointed; there are no quick lists of things to...

Can learnings from early projects give CIOs a head start with AI technologies?

Adding intelligence to the property game

February 12, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

Much discussed as a revolutionary technology of the future, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already having an impact in the present, reshaping the way work is carried out across a range of industries, from manufacturing to customer service. One of the niche...

How banks can crowd-source fraud management?

Combating Fraud with Tokenised Identities

February 12, 2018 • General, Online & Social, Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

Secure national identity infrastructure is foundational to delivering the benefits of a digital economy, where the bulk of transactions involve online interactions between remote entities. Whilst citizens in developed countries take identity for granted, in...