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Posts Tagged ‘data’

  • SYNAQ

    Whose data is it anyway?

    January 16, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

    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...

  • Simon Campbell-Young, CEO of Phoenix Distribution. (Image source: Phoenix Distribution)

    Avoiding the insider threat of data disclosure

    March 20, 2014 • OpinionComments Off on Avoiding the insider threat of data disclosure

    The inadvertent disclosure of sensitive data can happen in a flash. Whether it is an employee posting to a micro-blogging site, or carrying documents containing confidential information in plain sight of anyone who walks past, these disclosures can be...

  • Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications, Kwaku Sakyi-Addo, said that data still needs to be tapped in the sector. (Image source: File)

    Ghana: “Data is the new oil”

    March 19, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Ghana: “Data is the new oil”

    As the telecommunications sector has shifted from voice to data over the last couple of years, there are still countries in Africa that haven’t fully utilized its potential. One such nation is Ghana, according to Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Chamber of...

  • KPMG Capital Study reveals 96 Percent of businesses say they are not managing data effectively. (Image source: Google/blouinnews.com)

    96% of businesses not managing data effectively – KPMG study

    February 18, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on 96% of businesses not managing data effectively – KPMG study

      KPMG Capital recently announced findings from a recent data and analytics (D&A) report that reveal a stark disconnect between C-suite executives who realise the value of big data, but are unsure of how to effectively implement and manage their...

  • Gareth Tudor, CEO of Altonet. (Image source: Altonet)

    Backup, archiving and records management – different solutions for different challenges

    February 11, 2014 • Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Backup, archiving and records management – different solutions for different challenges

    There is no doubt that data management and preservation are critically important to business. However, there may be misconceptions when it comes to the process around the differences between backup, archiving and records management. While all three are...

  • Marketing and advertising executives believe email is stil the quickest and most cost effective way to reach customers. (Image source: Shutterstock.com)

    You don’t need new customers to grow?

    January 21, 2014 • OnlineComments Off on You don’t need new customers to grow?

    Many businesses think that the only way they can increase their revenue is by recruiting new customers. CEOs are under the mistaken belief that they need to shell out on a massive, slick advertising campaign in order to accomplish that. “Companies that...

  • Apple unveiled the iPhone 5s in September, a follow-up to its flagship iPhone 5 model (image: Apple)

    Smartphones consumed seven times more data in 2013

    January 8, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Smartphones consumed seven times more data in 2013

    Smartphones launched in 2013 consumed more than seven times the data of one launched in 2009 and 40 percent more data than 2012 models, according to Actix’s latest research on global mobile users. Apple handsets dominate data use with almost twice the data...

  • Jay Kidd, Chief Technology Officer at NetApp (image: NetApp)

    Predictions for 2014 and trends that will impact the industry

    December 12, 2013 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Predictions for 2014 and trends that will impact the industry

    With the year wrapping up and companies looking toward 2014, Jay Kidd, Chief Technology Officer and senior vice president at NetApp, gives his predictions for 2014 and the trends that will impact the industry including flash, cloud, and software-defined. He...

  • Theunis Jansen van Rensburg, Analyst at BITanium. (Image source: BITanium)

    Getting the best out of predictive analytics

    December 4, 2013 • Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Getting the best out of predictive analytics

    Predictive analytics is a discipline with immense power, which can add enormous value to most organisations and is an area of increasing interest to enterprises. While the theories behind analytics are taught at universities and institutions around the world,...

  • Sipho Maseko, Group Chief Executive Officer at Telkom SA. (Image source: File)

    ‘We must act with speed and determination’ – Telkom SA CEO

    November 18, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on ‘We must act with speed and determination’ – Telkom SA CEO

    Telkom SA SOC Limited today reported its Group interim results for the six months ended 30 September 2013 with headline earnings per share of 224.2 cents from 101.1 cents in the prior reporting period. This was primarily due to higher fair value gains as a...

  • Ashton Steyn, CTO and Cloud Ambassador, HP Enterprise Services, South Africa. (Image source: HP Enterprise Services, SA)

    Mobility beyond the device: A future view

    October 22, 2013 • Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Mobility beyond the device: A future view

    Over the past 24 months there has been a veritable tempest surrounding the rise of the cloud. From cloud-lovers to cloud-haters, the debate has rumbled back and forth on the likes of security, sovereignty and sustainability. In truth, all advancements in...

  • Desan Naidoo, SAS Southern Africa Managing Director. (Image source: SAS Southern Africa)

    Analytics – the modern-day story teller

    October 18, 2013 • Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Analytics – the modern-day story teller

    The complexity of technology and the monumental task of understanding its true value is often the biggest obstacle businesses face as they explore what the organisations need to implement to stay ahead of their competitors. Take the analytics space for...

  • Jaun Harmse, senior business continuity management advisor at ContinuitySA. (Image source: Continuity SA)

    Crisis simulation is key to good governance

    October 1, 2013 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on Crisis simulation is key to good governance

    Business continuity, IT continuity, and physical and data security are firmly on the boardroom agenda thanks to a growing focus on risk governance by legislators and regulators. As a result, more and more attention is being given to formulating plans to...