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Are physical security features still needed on Identity Documents?

Are physical security features still needed on Identity Documents?

July 9, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

At a time of strong data encryption, on-chip biometry checks, digital signatures or national public key directories (N-PKD), one can question the necessity of adding advanced physical security features on a passport or an Identity card. Counterfeited IDs Are a Concern Reports show that even the most secure physical ID documents can still be subject [&hellip...

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Smart Ports: unblocking the biggest barrier to Nigeria's economic growth

Smart Ports: unblocking the biggest barrier to Nigeria’s economic growth

July 9, 2018 • General, Opinion, West AfricaComments (0)

Africa’s largest economy is struggling with ports infrastructure that simply can’t keep up with demand. Nigeria imports a very high proportion of its consumer goods. Ships descend on the major ports at a relentless pace, serving the almost 200...

What's really driving Africa's cyber-security workforce shortage?

What’s really driving Africa’s cyber-security workforce shortage?

July 9, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

So many people have written so much about the ‘skills shortage’ from so many different angles. It’s a complex situation with several different layers, and there have been many initiatives that have aimed to address it. So why write yet...

Four ways the cloud is creating, not eliminating, jobs

Four ways the cloud is creating, not eliminating, jobs

July 8, 2018 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

Five million jobs are expected to be lost to automation by 2020. That may sound like a scary figure, but as these roles disappear, new jobs are set to spring up in their place. In fact, 80 percent of the jobs we expect to see as soon as 2025 don’t even...

Chantel Troskie, Customer Experience Senior Sales Manager at Oracle

Cloud technology is the key to personalise South Africa’s travel experiences

July 8, 2018 • Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

For the travel industry, the customer’s experience is perhaps the most important variable in determining the long-term success of the business. Because of this, airlines, hotels and other travel-related operators are affected more by digital...

Franchise owners normally require a very basic level of technology including connectivity, a telephone system, email, file sharing, security and backups.

Building a digital continent: Joint progress between Africa and Europe

July 8, 2018 • OpinionComments (0)

According to the World Bank’s most recent report on Global Economic Prospects, despite the broad global recovery currently underway, Africa still faces substantial downside risks, especially relating to challenges with subdued productivity and potential...

The ultimate promise of 5G technologies lies in its ability to deliver new essential services which go well beyond “instant gratification” for the Netflix and Hulu aficionados, says Sagi Subocki, Vice-President Products and Marketing at Softil

5G Technologies, key for more effective mission critical communications

July 7, 2018 • Internet of Things, OpinionComments (0)

5G networks will see rates of up to 10 times faster than current 4G networks while having the capacity to connect trillions of objects. This degree of connectivity will prove to be economic game changers for every nation, supporting widespread adoption of...

Data is now on the menu for the world's booming population

Data is now on the menu for the world’s booming population

July 6, 2018 • Big Data, OpinionComments (0)

Farmers today have a monumental challenge. The United Nations World Population Prospects 2017 study found that the current world population of 7,6-billion is expected to reach 8.6-billion by 2030. This means that global agricultural production would need to...

Starting Smart City journeys with connected lighting

Starting Smart City journeys with connected lighting

July 6, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

While a discussion around implementing Smart City initiatives can often get city planners and managers excited about the opportunities that technology can enable, the budget available is often the biggest stumbling block to getting started. However, the...

Sherry Zameer - Senior Vice President Internet of Things Solutions, CIS, Middle East and Africa region, Gemalto

Building trust in the age of the smart grid

July 6, 2018 • Internet of Things, OpinionComments (0)

With large scale deployments being planned and implemented around the world, the smart grid is swiftly taking the much-hyped IoT into the heart of millions of homes. For consumers, the most visible evidence of this revolution comes in the form of the smart...

By Riaan Bekker, Force Solutions Manager, thryve

Stop falling for the ‘not me’ myth: why cyber risk is business risk

July 5, 2018 • OpinionComments (0)

The recent data breach experienced by Liberty is very telling. Over 40 terabytes – the equivalent of 20 modern portable hard drives – was copied from the financial provider’s systems. These details are important for two reasons: Liberty is a...

Accelerate digital transformation by taking ERP to the cloud

Public vs Private cloud: maturity self-assessment for enterprises

July 5, 2018 • OpinionComments (0)

The growing maturity of enterprise cloud offerings is giving businesses unprecedented choice in how they build the technology infrastructure that will power their core processes and enable their digital transformation. And while there are multiple paths to...

Data is now on the menu for the world's booming population

Using data to weather the catastrophic effects of natural disasters

July 5, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

From Hawaii’s volcanic eruptions through to Cape Town’s drought, the world has seen its fair share of natural disasters over the last couple of months. A few weeks ago, Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano continued to eject a continuous stream of lava and a crest...

Addressing your data breach risk

Addressing your data breach risk

July 4, 2018 • Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

In the wake of recent data breach incidents, it is imperative that businesses give the provisions of the Protection of Personal Information Act, No 4 of 2013 (Act) their full attention, even though the substantive provisions of the Act are not yet in force....

By Graham Croock, Director, BDO IT Advisory and Cyber Lab

South African companies not taking the cyber threat environment

July 4, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

On a recent visit to BDO in Norway, it struck me that many South African-based businesses and organisations are increasingly exposed to cyber threats and vulnerabilities of which they are blissfully unaware. There is no doubt that we currently find ourselves...

This is how low code development helps your business

This is how low code development helps your business

July 4, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

Low code development platforms make building applications quick and easy enough that even people without any coding knowledge can do it. They also make deploying to multiple platforms, such as tablets, smartphones, laptops, and desktops with a variety of...