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Posts Tagged ‘Opinion’

  • Gmail phishing, the latest scam to hit the internet. (Source: Forbes)

    Gmail phishing: what to look out for

    January 19, 2017 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

    This sophisticated new Gmail phishing scam shows that the more savvy criminals are reacting to defence techniques and evolving their strategies to outpace them. The scam specifically counters several previously reliable measures for spotting malicious emails...

  • Hertzy Kabeya, Managing Director of The Student Hub.

    South African universities are in crisis. Tech could have the answer

    January 17, 2017 • Education, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

    2016 may have turned into 2017, but one issue refuses to go away. South African universities remain in deep crisis, with violent protests against – among other things – fee increases leading to shutdowns at many famous institutions. There could,...

  • Zain-15

    Can companies turn BYoX into a competitive advantage?

    December 17, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Can companies turn BYoX into a competitive advantage?

    It’s widely accepted now that employees rather than the business dictate IT policy. Those of your people who don’t like the technology on which your organisation runs simply won’t use it – or won’t use it to good effect. This has a direct negative...

  • Warren Olivier

    Will the Internet of Things bring new data availability challenges?

    February 2, 2015 • Internet of Things, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Will the Internet of Things bring new data availability challenges?

    The move towards the “Internet of Things” (IoT) – in which everything from fridges and TVs to running shoes and wristwatches are connected to the Internet – will create new data availability challenges for individuals and companies alike....

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    Is VUCA the answer to a rapidly changing global market?

    July 16, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Is VUCA the answer to a rapidly changing global market?

    Military history, strategy and tactics have often been used by businesses around the world when planning on how to innovate, keep pace with or beat the competition and prosper in an increasingly challenging economic climate. According to Simon Carpenter,...

  • Simon Campbell-Young, CEO of specialist distributor Phoenix Software (image: Phoenix)

    Cleaning your digital footprints

    May 8, 2014 • OpinionComments Off on Cleaning your digital footprints

    These days, most people have several online accounts. Anyone with a smartphone or who uses a PC regularly probably has multiple accounts – from social media, blogs, Web sites, special offer sites – the list goes on. Unfortunately, this means that our most...

  • 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...

  • Cloudware’s Jonathan Young (image: file)

    Every school in South Africa could have 100 computers within four years

    May 6, 2014 • OpinionComments Off on Every school in South Africa could have 100 computers within four years

    Application delivery company Cloudware says every school in South Africa could have 100 internet-connected computers within four years — and it would cost no more than what the government is already planning to spend on a private cloud alone....

  • Fred Mitchell, Symantec Division manager at Drive Control Corporation (image source: file photo)

    Safeguarding your corporate information in a BYOD world

    April 30, 2014 • OpinionComments Off on Safeguarding your corporate information in a BYOD world

    The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend has gained popularity steadily across all sizes of business, from small operations right through to large corporates. This is due to BYOD enabling employees to use the devices of their choosing while business investment...

  • EOH founder Asher Bohbot (image: EOH)

    Is cloud the right fit for your business?

    April 24, 2014 • EnterpriseComments Off on Is cloud the right fit for your business?

    Cloud computing is now evolving and growing exponentially, and businesses of all sizes, and across all industries are adapting to and adopting cloud technologies. Industry experts concur – cloud is here to stay, and will only continue to grow and develop...

  • Rob Lith, Director of Connection Telecom (image: Connection Telecom)

    Telkom’s cellular play – good news for local industry

    April 23, 2014 • OpinionComments Off on Telkom’s cellular play – good news for local industry

    The announcement by Telkom recently that it plans to replace almost 300 of its unprofitable copper-based exchanges with wireless 3G and LTE services is good news for the telecommunications industry. If anything, it’s an attractive offering that will not...

  • Anthony Laing, GM of networking at pan-African ICT group, XON (image: supplied)

    Should telcos charge Google, Facebook?

    April 22, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Should telcos charge Google, Facebook?

    The furore around mobile termination rates as Cell C, Vodacom, MTN, Neotel and Telkom duke it out in the media, may well be grabbing headlines lately but really amounts to a minor, public lovers’ spat compared with what looms. The mobile networks are headed...

  • Roelof Louw, Senior Sales Consultant IT at T-Systems in South Africa (image: supplied)

    Converged infrastructure gains traction in SA

    April 16, 2014 • OpinionComments Off on Converged infrastructure gains traction in SA

    For the past few years, the Cloud has been one of the fastest-growing technologies in the IT space, offering many benefits to organisations of all sizes. However, due to security concerns around the Public Cloud, many large enterprises have instead...

  • When something as major as the Heartbleed vulnerability happens, the impact is enormous (image: CNET)

    What lesson Heartbleed bug teaches us

    April 15, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on What lesson Heartbleed bug teaches us

    At Kaspersky Lab, my job not only involves analysing malware and vulnerabilities, or merely talking about the latest security threats – but a big part of it is to also trying to explain and educate users on how to build security. When doing so, some of...

  • Is optical media dead or alive? (image: Shutterstock)

    Optical media – dead or alive?

    April 10, 2014 • OpinionComments Off on Optical media – dead or alive?

    Data volumes have increased exponentially, and as consumers and businesses we generate vast volumes of information every day, all of which needs to be stored. With the growing popularity and decreasing price of flash drives and portable hard drives, not to...

  • Mauritius – Africa’s shining beacon of social and economic stability tops several polls as the safest place to put your finances (image: Wikimedia)

    Mauritius – An investment destination of choice

    April 9, 2014 • OpinionComments Off on Mauritius – An investment destination of choice

    Making an investment in Africa is considered to be tricky business, with political instability and economic uncertainty two hurdles that can trip up the unwary. However, Mauritius – Africa’s shining beacon of social and economic stability tops several...