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  • How your business can avoid legal irregulates associated with POPI

    How your business can avoid legal irregularities associated with POPI

    January 23, 2019 • Enterprise IT, FeaturesComments Off on How your business can avoid legal irregularities associated with POPI

    It’s only a matter of time before the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) becomes the next compliance issue for local businesses. Major data breaches are now a part of daily news and there’s little doubt this will place a spotlight 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...

  • Put pragmatic governance in place to capitalise on data assets

    Put pragmatic governance in place to capitalise on data assets

    October 17, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Put pragmatic governance in place to capitalise on data assets

    Now more than ever before, organisations need timely, accurate data to support everyday operations and business growth. An inability to capitalise on data assets could have far-reaching effects, such as unnecessary costs, operational delays, or exposure to...

  • Liberty data breach – setting a precedent for GDPR?

    Liberty data breach – setting a precedent for GDPR?

    June 28, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Liberty data breach – setting a precedent for GDPR?

    Over the Youth Day weekend, Liberty informed its customers, and later everyone else, that it had been the subject of a successful security intrusion. In a media statement, it claimed that an email repository had been compromised, and that an as yet...

  • Data: The business risk of the future

    True digital enlightenment lies in data

    December 27, 2017 • FeaturesComments Off on True digital enlightenment lies in data

    The start of a year inevitably brings discussions around upcoming trends – with people debating what businesses should be taking on board to remain relevant. This is especially true within the technology space, as businesses continue to move towards...

  • South African companies should view data governance regulations as an opportunity

    South African companies should view data governance regulations as an opportunity

    September 22, 2017 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African companies should view data governance regulations as an opportunity

    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...

  • 34 percent of South African organisations are ready to comply with POPI Act

    The data governance opportunity in South Africa

    September 21, 2017 • Southern AfricaComments Off on The data governance opportunity in South Africa

    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...

  • Embedding governance in BI

    BI on the fly – coping with dirty, ill-prepared data

    May 3, 2017 • GeneralComments Off on BI on the fly – coping with dirty, ill-prepared data

    There’s a classic problem that almost every business intelligence (BI) project runs into at one stage or another: Either the data is in a bad way or it hasn’t been prepared for presentation at the BI layer. An integrator might be looking to do a proof of...

  • Liberty data breach – setting a precedent for GDPR?

    How can data quality and governance assist with counterparty exposure?

    April 6, 2017 • Southern AfricaComments Off on How can data quality and governance assist with counterparty exposure?

    Financial institutions have become so complex and the products they sell have developed at such an accelerated pace that their internal risk infrastructure has been unable to keep up. In such tumultuous economic conditions, counter party risk management...

  • British Airways highlights need for GDPR compliance

    Data Governance – A board-level concern

    July 25, 2016 • Top StoriesComments Off on Data Governance – A board-level concern

    Data governance is an integral part of any overall corporate governance program, and is also essential for ensuring that data management and data use are aligned with the business and its policies. In today’s digitally-driven environment, where data is...

  • British Airways highlights need for GDPR compliance

    DAMA SA Conference sheds light on data governance challenges

    October 5, 2015 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on DAMA SA Conference sheds light on data governance challenges

    Earlier this year the DAMA SA Conference unpacked a number of data governance related issues including real experiences of South African corporates. What was starkly apparent is that business input is critical to achieving data governance, data quality and...

  • Effective data management is key to cloud success

    June 11, 2012 • FeaturesComments Off on Effective data management is key to cloud success

    Despite several barriers to entry and risks involved, cloud computing is gaining traction, as it offers numerous potential benefits to organisations of all sizes. However, while the benefits of cloud computing may outweigh the risks, this does not mean that...