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Posts Tagged ‘big data’

  • Andrew Hoseck, COO at In2IT Technologies,

    Technology, putting the ‘resource’ in Human Resources

    May 24, 2018 • Big Data, GeneralComments (0)

    The technology terms ‘machine learning’, ‘Artificial Intelligence (AI)’, ‘Big Data’ and ‘robotics’ are being thrown around with increasing ease these days. We’ve become very comfortable with these technologies, mainly because they are...

  • Big Data: Convenient and Controversial

    Big Data: Convenient and Controversial

    May 9, 2018 • Big Data, OpinionComments Off on Big Data: Convenient and Controversial

    In the past few years there have been a lot of discussions surrounding big data. These talks generally centered on the amazing opportunities that the technology provides. The byproduct of these discussions is that the use of big data can be somewhat scary and...

  • Industry 4.0 is a term that was coined a few years ago in a project in the high-tech strategy of the German government,

    Industry 4.0 in the Logistics Industry

    May 4, 2018 • Internet of ThingsComments Off on Industry 4.0 in the Logistics Industry

    Recently, Trackmatic CEO David Slotow spoke at the 7th Annual Eurasian Supply Chain Congress. Supply chain executives gathered from several diverse industries to listen to a broad range of topics, all with a common theme: How do we improve the sustainability...

  • Africa Data Centres opens new floor at Nairobi data centre facility

    Africa Data Centres opens new floor at Nairobi data centre facility

    April 19, 2018 • East Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa Data Centres opens new floor at Nairobi data centre facility

    Africa Data Centres, part of the pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has on Thursday, 19 April 2018 opened a new floor at East Africa Data Centre (EADC) in Nairobi, Kenya. The additional floor will provide 500 square metres of rack space for leading...

  • How tech can enhance public safety in Africa

    How tech can enhance public safety in Africa

    March 19, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on How tech can enhance public safety in Africa

    Public safety is of concern for all countries, with teams spending hours working tirelessly to ensure that citizens are protected. Such incidents include natural disasters, crime spikes, or any unrest that may occur. In 2017 alone, several African countries...

  • Big data and advanced analytics: how the banking sector is keeping up

    Big data and advanced analytics: How the banking sector is keeping up

    March 14, 2018 • Big Data, OpinionComments Off on Big data and advanced analytics: How the banking sector is keeping up

    Big data and advanced analytics are at the center of how financial services institutions are equipping themselves to deliver better value to their customers, while decreasing operating costs and mitigating credit, market, and operational risks. Big data is a...

  • Big Data: Convenient and Controversial

    Benefiting from an Information Landscape Audit

    March 13, 2018 • General, OpinionComments Off on Benefiting from an Information Landscape Audit

    The explosive growth of big data means companies can gain greater insights across the entire organisation. Thanks to the real-time nature of the digital world, decision-makers can more dynamically react to market conditions than in the past. A vital tool,...

  • How data analytics is transforming governance on the continent

    How data analytics is transforming governance on the continent

    March 6, 2018 • Big Data, OpinionComments Off on How data analytics is transforming governance on the continent

    Data has officially overtaken crude oil as the most valuable resource in the world. Insights gained from data analysis are increasingly used to guide better decision-making for governments and businesses. In Africa, the potential of data to improve governance...

  • What can technology do for Africa?

    What can technology do for Africa?

    February 27, 2018 • General, OpinionComments Off on What can technology do for Africa?

    Technology has the potential to change the world. Nowhere is this more prevalent than in Africa, as the continent is not held back by legacy systems like its western counterparts. Technology could change many facets of life for Africans as things such as Big...

  • key considerations for business analytics in 2018

    Key considerations for business analytics in 2018

    February 8, 2018 • Big Data, OpinionComments Off on Key considerations for business analytics in 2018

    In a time when data has been labelled ‘the new oil’, businesses are scrambling to implement effective forward-thinking data management strategies that can deliver real-time insights and business value to decision-makers to drive business strategy,...

  • How big data and machine learning impacts IT Service Management

    How big data and machine learning impacts IT Service Management

    January 25, 2018 • Big Data, Top StoriesComments Off on How big data and machine learning impacts IT Service Management

    A Gartner study poses that, “By 2019, IT service desks utilising machine learning enhanced technologies will free up to 30% of support capacity.” In addition, Edward Carbutt, Executive Director at Marval Africa, believes the features that machine learning...

  • Social media - the link between Big Data, fake news and defining your own narrative By Gary Allemann, Managing Director, Master Data Management

    Social Media – Big Data, fake news and defining your own narrative

    January 18, 2018 • Online & Social, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Social Media – Big Data, fake news and defining your own narrative

    Social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, have become more than just arenas for people to share thoughts and communicate. They have become the go-to portals for accessing the latest news, political reports and entertainment gossip. However, the...

  • Unlock opportunities with data-driven services

    Unlock opportunities with data-driven service

    January 18, 2018 • Big Data, OpinionComments Off on Unlock opportunities with data-driven service

    While data is an indispensable part of the business environment, many organisations are still not harnessing its potential. Kelly Preston, Data Analytics Manager at SilverBridge, believes that data-driven services will empower insurers to do so, thereby...

  • Can data management solve the drug resistance challenge?

    Top 5 Chief Technology Officer predictions for 2018

    January 9, 2018 • Big Data, OpinionComments Off on Top 5 Chief Technology Officer predictions for 2018

    Today, we have processes that act on data and determine how it’s moved, managed and protected. But what if the data defined itself instead? As data becomes self-aware and even more diverse than it is today, the metadata will make it possible for the data to...

  • POPIA could kill more than just spam

    POPI regulation to change the face of data analytics

    December 12, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Big Data, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on POPI regulation to change the face of data analytics

    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...

  • Africa is not a Data desert

    Africa is not a Data desert

    November 21, 2017 • Big Data, East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Africa is not a Data desert

    The data age has opened up a world of renewed understanding in the ways we live and work, providing insights that hold the potential to improve lives for billions around the globe. The ability to collect and process vast numbers of data points, and to...