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What are the best practices to ensure an effective data backup strategy?

What are the best practices to ensure an effective data backup strategy?

December 8, 2018 • OpinionComments (0)

Insights gathered from data have the power to completely transform the way businesses operate and reach their target markets. The value of this data, coupled with the regulatory requirements imposed on business to protect personal and financial information, are compelling businesses to comprehend the importance of correctly backing up and storing their...

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Regulatory requirements for crypto assets: the springboard to mainstream adoption

Regulatory requirements for crypto assets: the springboard to mainstream adoption

December 7, 2018 • Finance, OpinionComments (0)

Interest in cryptocurrencies has exploded over the past couple of years. What was once an obscure idea, confined to dark corners of the web, is now a feature of the daily news cycle and looks increasingly likely to disrupt the global financial space. Despite...

Attackers exploit flaw in GDPR-themed WordPress plugin to hijack websites

Attackers exploit flaw in GDPR-themed WordPress plugin to hijack websites

December 7, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

Attackers have been exploiting a security weakness in a GDPR compliance plugin for WordPress to seize control of vulnerable websites, according to a blog post by Defiant, which makes Wordfence security plugins for the web publishing platform. Importantly, the...

Festive fraud: this time it's personal

Festive fraud: this time it’s personal

December 6, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

It’s a few weeks before Christmas. You want to surprise a family member with a new laptop, but you can’t decide which one. To find the right brand, you innocently reach out to your social media community to crowd-source some options. Suddenly, you...

Data – the key piece in the Digital Transformation puzzle

Data – the key piece in the Digital Transformation puzzle

December 6, 2018 • Big Data, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The world is in the grips of digital transformation, as organisations of all shapes and sizes adopt or explore digital technologies and strategies in an effort to remain relevant and competitive in increasingly crowded market places. According to IDG’s 2018...

What makes a WAF ‘advanced’?

The importance of a ‘declarative’ approach in scaling out data management systems

December 5, 2018 • OpinionComments (0)

Companies in all industries are grappling with how to manage and effectively gain insights from the masses of data that is flowing through their various systems. In fact, data management has become a focal point for boardroom discussions these days, as data...

Why 2019 will be the year of the data-driven digital ecosystem

Why 2019 will be the year of the data-driven digital ecosystem

December 5, 2018 • OpinionComments (0)

It’s that time of year – our planet has made its trip around the sun and as we close out 2018, we look ahead and think about the possibilities for 2019. And we’re closing in on the next decade of innovation that takes us into 2030, where we at Dell...

The technologies that will shape the business landscape in 2019

The technologies that will shape the business landscape in 2019

December 4, 2018 • OpinionComments (0)

The past few years have seen the technology landscape alter tremendously, with both consumers and professionals benefitting from continued innovation in the areas of cloud, IoT, networking and virtual and augmented reality – to name but a few. However, it...

Could blockchain be the next big thing in gaming?

Could blockchain be the next big thing in gaming?

December 4, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Virtually every sector is exploring an array of possible applications for blockchain technology. Since its inception ten years ago as the platform on which cryptocurrency was built, the blockchain has made waves in the financial, insurance, legal and...

A single, integrated EAM and ERP solution can power an asset-intensive business into the future

A single, integrated EAM and ERP solution can power an asset-intensive business into the future

December 4, 2018 • Opinion, Software, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Most Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software originated in the manufacturing sector as materials resource planning (MRP) solutions for organisations that needed to manage a lot of inventory. From there, they were rapidly developed into solutions for every...

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What 2019 has in store for South Africa’s ICT space

December 3, 2018 • Finance, OpinionComments (0)

South Africa’s 2018 Q2 and Q3 negative economic growth means that the country’s economy is in a technical recession. And while Business Services is one sphere showing growth (of 1.9%, along with Finance and Real Estate), this does not mean that the ICT...

Employees' cybersecurity habits worsen, survey finds

Employees’ cybersecurity habits worsen, survey finds

December 2, 2018 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

The prevalence of cybersecurity incidents and the concomitant growing concerns about any organization’s cybersecurity posture haven’t done much to discourage many employees from engaging in poor security habits, a survey has found. In some respects,...

Interdependence the key to a vibrant telecommunications sector

December 1, 2018 • OpinionComments (0)

We’re all familiar with the adage: change is the only constant. And it’s often how we respond and adapt to this inevitability that determines continued success and growth. This is true for individuals as well as businesses, institutions and even sectors....

Surveillance evolves as cameras get a brain

Surveillance evolves as cameras get a brain

November 30, 2018 • Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Advanced new facial recognition technology is giving ordinary surveillance systems the ability to learn, analyse what cameras see, conduct market research and even proactively mitigate risk. Video Surveillance systems are an important step towards enhanced...

IT incidents – where do they come from and what do they mean?

IT incidents – where do they come from and what do they mean?

November 30, 2018 • General, OpinionComments (0)

Incidents happen, even if a business’ IT functions like a well-oiled machine. Despite best efforts to implement streamlined IT Service Management (ITSM) best practices, underpinned by the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework,...

The opportunity cost of doing business for SMEs in Africa

The opportunity cost of doing business for SMEs in Africa

November 30, 2018 • OpinionComments (0)

The African economy has gathered momentum over the years, with an estimated increase of 3.8% of the real output growth in 2017. As the largest economies gradually strengthen, the 2018/2019 performance should reach 4.1% according to the African Development...