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What does 2019 have in store for us?

January 23, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on What does 2019 have in store for us?

Despite the undeniable power of modern predictive analytics, in some ways we are no better off than the old crone with her crystal ball when it comes to predicting what the world holds in store for us in 2019. That’s partly because the world we live in has become much more volatile and unpredictable. A [&hellip...

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DDoS is the new spam…. here’s how to mitigate it

January 23, 2019 • Features, SponsoredComments Off on DDoS is the new spam…. here’s how to mitigate it

Always-on, always-connected apps can help power and transform your business – but for threat actors, they can also act as gateways to data beyond the protections of your firewalls. With most attacks happening at the application level, protecting the...

Fintech is for everyone

Fintech is for everyone

January 22, 2019 • Features, FinanceComments Off on Fintech is for everyone

As someone that has always been fascinated by technology, I have looked on in amazement at the last 20 or so years. The way technology has enhanced and somewhat taken over our lives. We don’t seem to run our lives, our smartphones now dictate how we...

Ignoring endpoint data puts your business at risk

Ignoring endpoint data puts your business at risk

January 22, 2019 • Enterprise IT, FeaturesComments Off on Ignoring endpoint data puts your business at risk

Most organisations today have a reasonable idea of how to protect data in their data centre. However, a business can often forget – or ignore – the data that resides outside of its data centre, on endpoint devices such as laptops and smartphones....

The talk is done - companies now want to see digital action

The talk is done – companies now want to see digital action

January 22, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on The talk is done – companies now want to see digital action

South Africa is absolutely becoming a digitally maturing market. We can no longer talk about just early adopters or the few taking the lead in the digital revolution. For years Dell EMC and its peers have been sharing the message of digital transformation:...

Tapping into an open source eco-system critical in 2019

January 21, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on Tapping into an open source eco-system critical in 2019

There are some big things set for 2019. Customer expectations continue to evolve, new technologies are developed to push the envelope and all of that leads to continuous transformation of our business, our people, our processes and of course, the technology...

Connect the data and the dots to deliver exceptional experiences for customers

January 18, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on Connect the data and the dots to deliver exceptional experiences for customers

It takes months to find a customer and only seconds to lose one, or so the saying goes. These days, however, it might be more like milliseconds. Thanks to on-demand information and services available anytime, anywhere, customers are more empowered than ever...

Boosting blockchain adoption in South Africa

Boosting blockchain adoption in South Africa

January 15, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on Boosting blockchain adoption in South Africa

The Blockchain dream is one of secure, seamless, transparent, trusted and convenient transactions. But adoption remains quite sluggish – with precious few real-world transformational examples of the technology. How do we boost widespread adoption of...

Analytics Predictions 2019: Machine Learning & Data Efficiency

Analytics Predictions 2019: Machine Learning & Data Efficiency

January 13, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on Analytics Predictions 2019: Machine Learning & Data Efficiency

Adopting machine learning to enhance not just the accuracy of models but also drive efficiency is critical to amplify a key asset – the analytic team – and stay competitive. I am often asked by clients what “world class” analytic organizations are...

The transformation of broadcasting in Africa

January 12, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on The transformation of broadcasting in Africa

Television has captured the imagination of audiences since its inception over 75 years ago. But as technology evolved, so have audience needs and expectations. In an era of instant gratification, the television industry in Africa has reached an inflection...

Interview: Why immersive learning is the next big thing

January 11, 2019 • Education, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: Why immersive learning is the next big thing

Immersive learning is set to reshape how the world learns using technology, and to keep up, South Africa is urged to embrace this tech-type of learning or risk being left behind. This type of learning could fundamentally change the way young South Africans...

3 key trends driving enterprise software innovation in 2019

3 key trends driving enterprise software innovation in 2019

January 11, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on 3 key trends driving enterprise software innovation in 2019

In South Africa, savvy business leaders are looking to embrace leading-edge technology as a way to drive growth and innovation. Importantly, this requires a fresh and brave approach to traditional processes – with investment in new solutions. With regards...

Gary Allemann, Managing Director, Master Data Management

Top 4 steps to transforming data

January 10, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on Top 4 steps to transforming data

Within the realm of data management, there is one area that is often overlooked – data transformation. Data transformation is a relatively mundane yet fundamental data management capability – particularly when dealing with similar data from multiple...

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Private news, Automation and the Moon: A peek into 2019

January 10, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on Private news, Automation and the Moon: A peek into 2019

2018 was full of surprises. 2019 will have many more. Andries Brink, CEO of Andile Solutions, ventured a few educated guesses on what we will be talking about in 2019 – and he starts by leaving the planet: “2019 will mark a return to the Moon with...

Why blockchain needs to be part of your supply chain strategy

Why blockchain needs to be part of your supply chain strategy

January 10, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on Why blockchain needs to be part of your supply chain strategy

One technology with enormous promise is blockchain. Surprised? Don’t be – there’s much more to blockchain than the world of cryptocurrency and finance. Blockchain has the ability to transform the supply chain discipline and the businesses that rely on...

Data governance is not just about compliance; it’s good business

January 9, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on Data governance is not just about compliance; it’s good business

An effective data governance strategy is essential for business’ due to the increasing importance of data and imposition of various data regulations. This strategy ensures that the right policies, processes, technology and people are in place to effectively...