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The data governance opportunity in South Africa

The data governance opportunity in South Africa

September 21, 2017 • Big Data, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

When Tim Berners-Lee declared data to be the “new raw material of the 21st century” back in 2011, he was perfectly describing the direction many economies were heading in – from industry to insights and intelligence. But in the six years since, data has defied the economic principles that many commodities adhere to: unlike other [&hellip...

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smart cities

Wireless Wayfinding: Roadmap for the aspiring smart city

September 21, 2017 • General, OpinionComments (0)

We now find ourselves steeped in the fourth Industrial Revolution – an era that could potentially see every one of us, and every piece of machinery we use, seamlessly networked together. Every aspect of our lives, from our classroom experiences to our daily...

Internet of Things: Not just a technology project

Internet of Things: Not just a technology project

September 21, 2017 • Internet of Things, OpinionComments (0)

The Internet of Things is here to stay as a range of connected devices become mainstream in our work and business lives. According to forecasts from Gartner, this year will end with around 8.4 billion connected things in use worldwide, a number that will grow...

The challenges hindering widespread Cloud adoption

The challenges hindering widespread Cloud adoption

September 21, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Many South African businesses are excited by the potential of advanced Cloud services – opening the doors for everything from artificial intelligence to virtual reality, to advanced analytics, connected sensors, real-time customer insights, and much more....

Preventing and Mitigating Ransomware with Cyber Situational Awareness

Preventing and Mitigating Ransomware with Cyber Situational Awareness

September 20, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

If you’re familiar with mafia movies then you’re familiar with extortion – the practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats. Extortion has been around for centuries – well before “The Godfather” or “Goodfellas.”...

How New IT Models Are Changing The IT Skills Landscape And Internal IT

How new IT models are changing the IT skills landscape and internal IT

September 20, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The data centre is in a period of rapid IT transformation as businesses are increasingly seeking competitive advantages in this digital era. At the centre of these IT transformations lie converged infrastructure (CI), hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) and...

Digital disruption

How digital disruption is shaping Africa

September 19, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Some of the foremost challenges and drivers businesses face today when it comes to digital disruption are practically universal. On a global scale, these hurdles include efficiency, sustainability, regulations, customer intimacy and innovation. However, each...

SEACOM

It’s time to bring more African countries into the digital economy

September 19, 2017 • East Africa, General, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Since 2009, the African telecoms industry has come a long way in connecting people and businesses to reliable, affordable and fast Internet services. The new submarine cables that started to land off the continent’s east and west coasts from 2009 onwards...

How IoT is revolutionising healthcare

How IoT is revolutionising healthcare

September 19, 2017 • East Africa, Healthcare, Internet of Things, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

The Internet of Things (IoT) is evolving quickly, and on a global scale. The healthcare industry has cottoned on to this trend and already we are seeing a host of applications and connected devices entering the market, bearing the promise of improving the...

How to simplify a multi cloud strategy

How to simplify a multi cloud strategy

September 18, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Cloud migration is happening, and millions of organisations across the globe are seeing the value of moving part – or all – of their systems, services and infrastructure to the cloud. However, in a world where fierce competition is driving more and more...

Mobile network security calls for new generation of services

Mobile network security calls for new generation of services

September 18, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

It has become more common these days to hear about the latest security breach or denial of service (DOS) attack, which highlights the many challenges businesses face as they look to curb an increasing number of attacks passing through their IT networks. In...

Cloud computing

Managing hybrid, multi-cloud environments

September 18, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

The vast majority of companies have moved at least parts of their business to the cloud. The benefits in terms of cost savings, improved operations and similar are too great to ignore. Some have gone either a public or private cloud route, but most have a...

The challenges hindering widespread Cloud adoption

It’s a cloudy year for retail

September 18, 2017 • Opinion, Retail, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to the PWC 2017 Total Retail Consumer survey, retailers are facing one of the most competitive environments in decades. It’s easy to think that this wave of competition is driven by flighty consumers who easily jump from brand to brand based on...

IT security shouldn't be a grudge purchase

IT security shouldn’t be a grudge purchase

September 17, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Selling cybersecurity products and services is challenging at the best of times. Security, even though it is understood to be essential, tends to be a grudge purchase for most businesses. “Security is aimed at preventing a business from falling victim to a...

1Stream's Bruce von Maltitz and Jed Hewson.

Call centre technology is a critical business function

September 17, 2017 • General, OpinionComments (0)

According to a recent KPMG analysis, growth and technology are two of the biggest challenges affecting the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with 70% finding that technology has the biggest impact on their roles. They are expected to research ingenuity and invest...

React Native changing the mobile development space

React Native set to change the mobile development space

September 16, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Online & Social, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

To start things off the question remains… Should businesses have to choose between creating an app that provides a better user experience, or an app that is faster to develop and can run on more platforms and devices? With this ongoing debate of user...