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Posts Tagged ‘data’

  • Rory Young

    Advanced Cyber defence is essential

    December 24, 2015 • Enterprise, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Advanced Cyber defence is essential

    Online connectivity is nothing new, and threats delivered via this medium are almost as old as the Internet itself. However, cyber security has come into sharper focus recently as a result of how pervasive new technologies have become, and how they are...

  • Gary de Menezes at NetApp 
Photography for H&K in August 2015 by Jeremy Glyn.

    Taking a look inside the mind of the CIO

    December 7, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Taking a look inside the mind of the CIO

    It’s been said many times over, but today’s CIOs are facing the biggest challenge the role has seen in many years. Data is growing at an exponential rate, while IT budgets are being spread even more thinly across the business – with many other business...

  • Warren Olivier

    Companies need to evolve and safeguard their algorithms

    December 2, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Companies need to evolve and safeguard their algorithms

    Data has become the currency of the Always-On world. But on its own, it is not enough. Companies need to make sense of the wealth of data they have. This is where the algorithm economy comes in, says Warren Olivier, regional manager for Southern Africa at...

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    How to protect yourself from Digital Disasters

    November 24, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on How to protect yourself from Digital Disasters

    When we lose precious information, whether to a system crash, hard drive failure or even to hackers, it can feel like we are losing parts of our lives. Even with the advancement of technology in the past decade, much of our digital lives from important...

  • Uriel Rootshtain

    Responding to change in the age of disruption

    November 9, 2015 • General, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Responding to change in the age of disruption

    The modern business environment is characterised by a giant hyper connected network in which every employee is connected in a myriad of ways and where information can travel instantly anywhere around the globe. Social networks are democratising access to...

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    Disaster recovery: The tough questions to ask and answer

    October 29, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Disaster recovery: The tough questions to ask and answer

    In a market driven by data and the need to source, store and retrieve information in realtime, the ability to audit and control this data is paramount. The reason, say technology and cloud service experts, is to ensure that data can be protected and...

  • Data Centre

    Almost 60% of data stored by South African organisations is ‘Dark’

    October 28, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Almost 60% of data stored by South African organisations is ‘Dark’

    Veritas Technologies has revealed the results of its Databerg Report 2015, which looked at how public and private sector organisations across Europe, the Middle East and Africa manage their data. The major issue the research found, is that companies in South...

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    Finding the balance between IT governance and IT restriction

    September 9, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Finding the balance between IT governance and IT restriction

    In the move towards a hybrid enterprise IT environment, where users can access applications, data and the underlying infrastructure located on-premises in data centres and private or public clouds, the way IT is managed has to change. The world is becoming a...

  • Deputy president William Ruto.

    Lower data costs will boost e-commerce in Kenya

    September 1, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Lower data costs will boost e-commerce in Kenya

    Speaking at The National Forum on sustainable Data for Development held at the Laico Regency hotel in Nairobi this August, deputy president William Ruto asked mobile firms to reduce the cost of data bundles, he noted that while the cost of mobile phones has...

  • Kim Andersen

    Unlocking the true value of your organisation’s information

    August 21, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Unlocking the true value of your organisation’s information

    Data volumes are, quite obviously, growing exponentially. But as increasing amounts of information about customers, markets, and products/services engulfs the organisation, we need to look at data in a new way. To achieve true digital transformation, the...

  • Data Centre

    Data leak prevention is essential for securing email communication

    July 27, 2015 • OpinionComments Off on Data leak prevention is essential for securing email communication

    The business world has become increasingly digital, and email is the most prevalent means of communication in many organisations. While email offers many benefits, such as improved efficiency and overall productivity, it can also prove to be the single...

  • Over the course of the last six months SAP Africa has actively engaged with partners who are similarly committed to the initiative’s objectives. (Image Source: pnrsoftsol.com)

    How data changes the natural resources game

    July 20, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on How data changes the natural resources game

    Mining is a challenging and forever evolving business, one tied to numerous internal and external forces. This could be said for many business sectors, but mining’s particular financial girth makes it stand out. It’s an industry that generates capital so...

  • SYNAQ

    Whose data is it anyway?

    January 16, 2015 • Enterprise, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Whose data is it anyway?

    Enterprises of all sizes and across sectors are steadily embracing cloud computing and its various applications and benefits. Some companies are still more comfortable using the private cloud, others have embraced the public cloud, while a growing number are...

  • Huawei Headquarters Shenzhen

    In Pictures: A look at Huawei’s Headquarters in Shenzhen China

    September 23, 2014 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on In Pictures: A look at Huawei’s Headquarters in Shenzhen China

    IT News Africa recently attended the 2014 Huawei Cloud Congress (HCC), which was held at the Shanghai Expo centre. The expo gathers over 10,000 customers, partners and industry professionals from more than 80 countries and regions around the world to share...

  • MTN

    MTN South Africa reduces data, voice rates

    June 13, 2014 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on MTN South Africa reduces data, voice rates

    MTN South Africa has introduced several voice and data offerings in recent months as testament to its commitment of providing consumers across market segments with solutions tailored to their needs and budgetary requirements. MTN has adjusted its MTN Pay Per...

  • Ayanda Dlamini, Business Development Manager, LGR Telecommunications (image: file)

    A piecemeal approach to turning data into revenue

    May 6, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on A piecemeal approach to turning data into revenue

    Data monetisation – the art of turning information into actions that generate business revenue – is generating a lot of interest among enterprises around the world. The possibility that information can be collated and analysed, to deliver the silver...