September 29, 2018 •
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With downtime and unavailability significantly impacting on the reputation of a bank, fintechs are in a prime position to embrace hyper-availability and gain the competitive advantage over the incumbents. We explore the impact it is making in the local...
August 10, 2018 •
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The amount of data in our world has been exploding, and business reliance on the ability to analyse and use this data has become a key basis of competition, underpinning new waves of productivity growth, innovation, and customer loyalty. Leaders in every...
May 7, 2018 •
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The draft Critical Infrastructure Protection Bill in South Africa, the successor to the National Key Points Act of 1980, has elicited heated debate from several quarters. However, it remains focused on improving security measures in critical infrastructure...
February 7, 2018 •
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The cost and importance of higher education mean this sector is always open to scrutiny. Whether that is from politicians, journalists or even their own staff and students. At times it feels like the list of demands placed on universities is so long that...
The imminent arrival of multinational data centres in South Africa to service the continent will herald a new period of cloud innovation. From end-users, all the way through to enterprise-size businesses; virtualisation (and its associated impact on...
October 16, 2017 •
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Digital transformation initiatives have resulted in organisations evaluating all aspects of their business strategy. The always-on availability of data is one of these and is fundamental to the success of any organisation in the months and years to come....
July 27, 2017 •
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Cyber-crime is on the rise, affecting vulnerable businesses across the globe. The effects of a security breach can be catastrophic, leading to loss of reputation and possibly monetary losses as well. It is vital that organisations stay on top of cybercrime...
A look at the evolution of data availability and associated issues that have the potential to transform ordinary businesses, power new business models, enable innovation, and deliver greater value. Take a look below at our 2017 IT Trends for South Africa....
Following the completion of the South African Budget speech in Parliament, it is clear that government is striving to create an enabling environment for its citizens. Gregg Petersen, regional director for the Middle East and Africa and the South Asian...