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  • POPI Act

    Get a head start on POPI with these 5 tips

    January 26, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

    Cybercrime cost the South African economy approximately R5.8 billion in 2014. Addressing the substantial financial impact of cybercrime on South African businesses has been quite critical, especially of late, as the cost and impact of cybercrime continues to...

  • Yudhvir Seetharam

    Top 5 Big Data trends for 2016

    January 18, 2016 • Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (1)

    With the New Year upon us, financial institutions and businesses will be looking to leverage Big Data analytics as one of the means to overcome the current tough economic conditions. Yudhvir Seetharam, Head of Analytics at FNB Business, says the use of Big...

  • Manpower SA Managing Director, Lyndy van den Barselaar.

    The effect of the POPI act on the IT industry

    November 6, 2015 • General, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on The effect of the POPI act on the IT industry

    The importance of data management has increased considerably in recent years due to the advances in Big Data mining and the benefits it offers businesses. The nature of data management is again undergoing substantial changes, due to the introduction of the...

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    Report: 1 in 10 SA businesses have experienced cyber attacks

    November 3, 2015 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Report: 1 in 10 SA businesses have experienced cyber attacks

    As South Africa’s Minister of State Security, David Mahlobo delivered his opening address at the State Security Cybersecurity Conference in Pretoria, new global research from Grant Thornton’s International Business Report (IBR) on cyber security revealed...

  • Guy Golan Performanta

    Performanta: Why the POPI Regulator will be cuter than kittens

    August 11, 2015 • Company NewsComments Off on Performanta: Why the POPI Regulator will be cuter than kittens

    CUTE CATS WE LIKE ARE….. Some people like the energetic tireless Russian Blue or the fat lazy Persian, others think the aloof long haired cat is cute. I even know people who like the vicious Siamese that shreds your couch. But if you don’t choose...

  • Simeon Tassev - April 2015 (2)

    Organisations need to gear up for PoPI

    August 5, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Organisations need to gear up for PoPI

    The Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act is currently a hot topic, given the imminent nature of its implementation. Since the penalties for contravention of the Act can be severe, many organisations are beginning to prepare themselves for compliance....

  • Healthcare Innovation Summit

    Public health association joins Healthcare Innovation Summit

    July 30, 2015 • Events, Top StoriesComments Off on Public health association joins Healthcare Innovation Summit

    The Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA) has been confirmed as a strategic partner for the upcoming 2015 Healthcare Innovation Summit. PHASA is a voluntary organisation of individuals passionate about population health improvements and the...

  • Sumash Singh

    Safe cloud computing starts with sound information security practices

    July 21, 2015 • Enterprise, Top StoriesComments Off on Safe cloud computing starts with sound information security practices

    The move toward cloud computing services is gaining traction across many industries. This is due to rapidly growing volumes of data that require storage. For the security sector, surveillance footage is the biggest demand on storage, and as the resolution of...

  • Jos Floor

    No more data loss coverups for SA businesses

    April 20, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on No more data loss coverups for SA businesses

    South Africa has a historical culture of non-disclosure and cover-ups when it comes to data loss and data breaches – but, the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act will force much greater transparency. The Act establishes eight data protection...

  • Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS). (Image source: Google/my-hds.com)

    HDS: The POPI Act could kick start data optimisation

    November 12, 2014 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on HDS: The POPI Act could kick start data optimisation

    Speaking at the Hitachi Information Forum in Johannesburg last week, HDS experts outlined the changing data storage and management environment, noting that big data and new legislation were forcing a fresh look at data storage and management. Today,...

  • Jos Floor (medres)

    Protect data availability to comply with POPI

    September 8, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Protect data availability to comply with POPI

    Protecting customers’ personal information against loss or damage is just as important for companies considering the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act as protecting it against theft and unauthorised access. Section 19 of the Act says companies...

  • Drew van Vuuren

    Technology won’t solve POPI problems

    June 10, 2014 • OpinionComments Off on Technology won’t solve POPI problems

    The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) is often mistakenly compared to Acts such as the Consumer Protection Act, and subsequently not taken very seriously. This is a grave mistake and could cost a company, most especially an SME, a big loss in...

  • Paul Stafford, regional general manager at Mimecast. (Image source: Mimecast)

    The challenge in keeping up with cloud adoption

    November 21, 2013 • Enterprise, Southern AfricaComments Off on The challenge in keeping up with cloud adoption

    As per Gartner’s’ predictions, the adoption of public cloud services will continue to grow as organisation attempt to drive down IT spending. “The cloud simply offers more scalability in terms of growth, redundancy & versatility than any on-premise...

  • Ayanda Dlamini, Business Development Manager of LGR Telecommunications. (LGR Telecommunications)

    POPI to create new roles in enterprise

    November 4, 2013 • Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on POPI to create new roles in enterprise

    The new Protection of Personal Information Bill (POPI) is set to create a new role for specialised compliance officers within enterprises, says Ayanda Dlamini, Business Development Manager of LGR Telecommunications. The new Protection of Personal Information...

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

    POPI headache looms

    October 14, 2013 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on POPI headache looms

    With the vast majority of businesses unprepared for it, the Protection of Personal Information Bill is set to cause some data management headaches for enterprises. The Protection of Personal Information Bill (POPI) now being signed into law, is set to...

  • Brandon Bekker, Managing Director, Mimecast SA. (Image source: Mimecast SA)

    Mimecast SA going after the enterprise

    September 30, 2013 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Mimecast SA going after the enterprise

    Executive leadership at local unified email management services provider Mimecast South Africa is forthright about the Company’s ambition to step up efforts to engage and capture more of the enterprise segment. Describing their conquests in this space to...