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Identity ecosystem must learn from banks’ example

Identity ecosystem must learn from banks’ example

November 23, 2017 • Finance, General, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The recent high-profile identity data breaches in South Africa are symptomatic of the overall chaos the identity ecosystem currently finds itself in. Lacking a cohesive strategy, an interlinked architecture and a comprehensive regulatory framework, most organisations have been building their own identity verification databases in isolated pockets, using a...

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Should you be investing in initial coin offerings just yet?

Should you be investing in initial coin offerings just yet?

November 23, 2017 • Finance, Online & Social, OpinionComments (0)

Initial coin offerings (ICOs), also referred to as token sales, have become the latest fintech trend gaining popularity in the cryptocurrency environment. But what are they? Simply put, ICOs are used to raise investments for a particular project. But instead...

True innovation-led business transformation starts in the cloud

True innovation-led business transformation starts in the cloud

November 23, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

No matter your industry sector or geographic location, all businesses today have one overriding thing in common: to be successful and sustainable you must be digital. While the rewards of moving a business towards digital are considerable, the initial...

Enterprise customers look to resellers to share the risks of IT deployment

Enterprise customers look to resellers to share the risks of IT deployment

November 23, 2017 • Enterprise, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

ICT resellers that want to thrive in a changing technology market need to be prepared to share risks with their customers and move towards consumption-based billing models that allow companies to spread their technology procurement costs over a longer period...

Shopping online is a big deal

Shopping online is a big deal

November 23, 2017 • Online & Social, Opinion, Retail, Security, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments (0)

Increasingly, South Africans are enjoying the convenience of shopping online. And at this time of year, when the jingly tunes and bright baubles joyfully adorn the tangible aisles of brick-and-mortar shops, e-commerce retailers are on high alert to strengthen...

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

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

November 22, 2017 • General, Opinion, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Ransomware looks set to stay, and more variants are emerging every week to wreak havoc on enterprises and individuals alike. As the vicious malware grows increasingly sophisticated and prevalent – even being offered as a service on the dark web –...

What South Africans can expect this Black Friday?

What can South Africans expect this Black Friday?

November 22, 2017 • Online & Social, Opinion, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

We’ve all heard the stories about Black Friday in the US – all the latest goods at crazy low prices – but are South Africans experiencing the biggest day on the shopping calendar in the same way? Kevin Tucker, Founder and CEO of PriceCheck, an...

Cybersecurity is everyone's business

Cybersecurity is everyone’s business

November 22, 2017 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

The future of work very much revolves around the future of security. New ways of working offer exciting opportunities to boost employee productivity, creativity, and engagement, but they can’t come at the expense of security. The workforce in today’s...

Securing the enterprise network with artificial intelligence

Securing the enterprise network with artificial intelligence

November 22, 2017 • General, OpinionComments (0)

Artificial intelligence (AI) often throws up visions of a futuristic Earth, where self-aware robots are programmed to be ethical in their behaviour and protect human lives at all costs. It’s clear that an AI future is already here, with chatbots and home...

Essential tips for preventing data breaches in 2018

Essential tips for preventing data breaches in 2018

November 22, 2017 • Opinion, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Hacking, data breaches: what’s the point in owning a luxury yacht if it leaks? That’s what many businesses are like, seeking state-of-the-art upgrades and slick interfaces but neglecting to secure business and customer data. 2017 has highlighted that many...

Better banking through technology

Better banking through technology

November 21, 2017 • Finance, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

South Africa has been acknowledged for years for our sound, advanced banking system. However, at the onset of the fourth industrial revolution, with humans and technology interacting like never before, we face an interesting balancing act. Disruptive...

Assessing the cryptocurrency landscape.

Assessing the cryptocurrency landscape

November 21, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Online & Social, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The evolution of cryptocurrencies means there is potential to be “incredibly surgical” in terms of regulation and the enforcement of transparency, but regulators are still facing resource constraints and other limitations in their efforts to get on top of...

IoT – driving traffic and enhancing business value for the telco sector

IoT – driving traffic and enhancing business value for the telco sector

November 21, 2017 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The Internet of Things (IoT) started as a great marketing buzzword with the promise of business benefits and new services, much like cloud. In fact, the concept of connected edge peripherals, has been around for quite some time now, albeit mostly on a private...

Africa is not a Data desert

Africa is not a Data desert

November 21, 2017 • Big Data, East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

The data age has opened up a world of renewed understanding in the ways we live and work, providing insights that hold the potential to improve lives for billions around the globe. The ability to collect and process vast numbers of data points, and to...

Why some companies still fear the cloud.

Why some companies still fear the cloud

November 20, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

We’ve all experienced it before – one moment you’re dreaming peacefully and the next you’re plummeting through the air before ‘landing’ with a heart-stopping jolt back in bed. They say we often dream about falling when we feel overwhelmed or out...

Data intelligence driving financial decisions

Data intelligence driving financial decisions

November 20, 2017 • Big Data, Finance, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

As the world delves ever deeper into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, modern enterprises are forced to evolve their operational practices. With this digital transformation comes an onslaught of information, resulting in massive datasets and the...