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Ransomware is here to stay - can your data say the same?

PoPI will enable better information management

August 17, 2017 • FeaturesComments Off on PoPI will enable better information management

The Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act is a fast encroaching reality for South Africa and many organisations are now facing the mammoth task of ensuring they comply with this regulation. PoPI essentially regulates how organisations store their customers’ and employees’ personal information, and what they may do with that data. It also gives a...

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The changing face of Enterprise Resource Planning

Opinion: Embracing a mobile ERP world

August 14, 2017 • FeaturesComments Off on Opinion: Embracing a mobile ERP world

The popular IT vernacular of last year – cloud computing, big data, and virtualisation – has been replaced with the likes of mobility and digital transformation. And yet, the building blocks of enterprise resource planning (ERP) remain integral to the...

Industrial, manufacturing, security, dev ops, productivity, profit, opinion

Can industrial and manufacturing security drive ops, productivity and profitability too?

August 3, 2017 • FeaturesComments Off on Can industrial and manufacturing security drive ops, productivity and profitability too?

With so many moving parts, industrial and manufacturing concerns have a broader risk profile. This means their security solutions need to work harder—the safety of people and assets is at stake but so is productivity. Smart organisations are making use of...

South Africa rank third most exposed country to cyber risks

Warning: SA Cybercrime Bill Will Endanger your Freedom!

August 2, 2017 • Features, General, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Warning: SA Cybercrime Bill Will Endanger your Freedom!

South Africans have just a few more days to air their views on the 2017 version of the Cybercrimes Bill. The Bill was designed to eradicate various cyber offences such as cyberbullying and hacking. The problem however, is that if this Bill is passed, we could...

Analytics is critical, but data is being left out

July 31, 2017 • FeaturesComments Off on Analytics is critical, but data is being left out

The digitisation of business has spread the ‘customer experience’ (CX) right across organisations. Managing and understanding customers is no longer confined to frontline sales and contact centre staff, but requires constant attention from all employees...

Top 10 Highest Paid African Presidents Listed

July 22, 2017 • East Africa, Features, General, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 10 Highest Paid African Presidents Listed

African heads of governments are among the highest paid in the world despite the continent’s many challenges.  Jacob Zuma, South African president is the highest paid in the continent earning $272 000 per year, he was ranked fourth in the world....

Students should be exposed to new technologies, such as 3D printing, drones and robotics.

Mwabu tackles education crisis in South Africa

July 18, 2017 • Education, Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Mwabu tackles education crisis in South Africa

Teachers need to be trained to use technology effectively in the classroom environment. It is for this reason that education technology provider Mwabu has launched a new CAPS-aligned product for primary schools and teachers in South Africa. “The truth...

Liberty data breach – setting a precedent for GDPR?

Can the data lake replace the data warehouse?

July 17, 2017 • FeaturesComments Off on Can the data lake replace the data warehouse?

Analytics has become essential to drive the intelligent businesses. However, with the addition of this multitude of unstructured data – think email, videos, photos, audio files, presentations, webpages – businesses have had to find a new way to pool,...

Driving Business Innovation with a Savvy Approach to Enterprise Software

July 14, 2017 • FeaturesComments Off on Driving Business Innovation with a Savvy Approach to Enterprise Software

When business leaders and managers are questioned as to what keeps them up at night, the answer is invariably ‘change’, ‘disruption’, or ‘innovation’. Across sectors, businesses are either becoming the disrupted or the disruptor. Smart leaders are...

Data analytics and the changing face of industries

July 14, 2017 • FeaturesComments Off on Data analytics and the changing face of industries

The days of being transported in self-driving cars and having our phones suggest what we ought to eat for lunch are upon us: this is the age of big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Never before have industries had the power to use...

South Africa: TransUnion launches identity theft solution

Cisco tackles ICT skills shortage in SA

July 6, 2017 • Education, Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Cisco tackles ICT skills shortage in SA

Cisco South Africa has launched a Cybersecurity Experience Centre at their Johannesburg office. The Centre also incorporates an Academy which will offer a MICT-SETA funded certified Cybersecurity training programme for unemployed youth. Cisco partnered with...

How to gauge a software vendor’s agility

July 3, 2017 • FeaturesComments Off on How to gauge a software vendor’s agility

We’re seeing companies scramble to provide customers with fully integrated solutions instead of products (also somewhat clumsily known as “servitisation”) and service organisations come under pressure to better design, produce, and deliver their service...

Six key advantages to using managed services for your e-commerce

9 e-commerce platforms taking Africa by Storm

July 1, 2017 • East Africa, Features, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 9 e-commerce platforms taking Africa by Storm

The online retail sector in Africa presents an exciting opportunity for retailers to grow their businesses by connecting with new customers. e-commerce is expected to grow significantly and as the use of technology also grows, the market becomes more...

Big Data: Convenient and Controversial

Unlocking big data’s benefits with data visualisation

June 30, 2017 • FeaturesComments Off on Unlocking big data’s benefits with data visualisation

As every marketer knows, we have more data about our customers and how they interact with our brands at our fingertips than ever before. We have a deluge of real-time data flooding business, from a wide range of systems and sources—internal CRM databases,...

Crossgate enters Crossfin fold to take advantage of R1.3 trillion opportunity

Fintech players to capture Africa’s unbanked market

June 26, 2017 • Events, Features, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Fintech players to capture Africa’s unbanked market

The advent of Fintech has blown Africa’s unbanked market wide open but no one knows yet who the big winners will be in capturing this massive emerging opportunity. Will it be the banks? The telcos? Fintech companies themselves? Will maverick players like...

Industroyer- The Malware That Could Leave You In Darkness

June 22, 2017 • Features, Mining & Energy, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Industroyer- The Malware That Could Leave You In Darkness

Cyber-security firms ESET and Dragos have unearthed a new malware that can disrupt power grids leading to blackouts for days. The malware has been named Industroyer by ESET, while Dragos has termed it as CrashOverride in their respective analyses. Whatever be...