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IoTFA 2021 Goes Virtual

The number of Internet of Things (IoT) connections exceeded the human population more than a decade ago, research shows. And in 2021, the growing rate of IoT deployment is set to reach $3.7 trillion.  This trend is expected to change...

Data Protection in an Evolving Threat Landscape

Information Technology (IT) has become simpler and more complex. This is best described with the cloud making it easier to consume while adding challenges of massive data growth, increased siloes and growing numbers of workloads. In addition, ransomware and malware...

New POPI Act Regulations – Here’s Everything You Should Know

Progress is being made to promote the protection of personal information in South Africa. President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the commencement of parts of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA). The remaining provisions of the Act will be addressed...

Why Data Management Needs to be a Priority as Cybercrime Explodes

Working from home has become the new normal, and everyone is online, possibly with less secure connections than required. There has also been a huge uptake of cloud-based services in order to support a mobile workforce. This means that...

5 IT trends that could reshape business in 2020

The year 2020 promises to bring many compelling events — from the Olympic Games in Japan and a mission to Mars to a total solar eclipse (not to be missed on December 14). But, back on Earth, there are...

Top 4 cyberthreats for 2020 revealed

Global cloud-enabled next-generation cybersecurity company, Sophos launched its 2020 Threat Report providing insights into the rapidly evolving cyberthreat landscape. The report, produced by SophosLabs researchers, explores changes in the threat landscape over the past 12 months, uncovering trends likely to...

What do the new EU data protection rules mean for African businesses?

In 2016, the European Union passed new legislation with regard to the processing of personal data, which came into force in May 2018. The new rules would replace provisions that dated back to the 1990s and were rendered largely...

Most businesses struggle with implementing adequate data protection-Study

Dell EMC announced the results of the third Global Data Protection Index indicating that, although most businesses worldwide now recognize the value of data, they continue to struggle with implementing adequate data protection. Specifically, the Index uncovered an increase in...

Data protection and business continuity to stay out of the dark

Load-shedding has become synonymous with day to day life in South Africa. But while it's easy enough for a residence or small business to work around a blackout, larger enterprises face far greater - and pricier - consequences when...

NCC plans to curb cybercrime in Nigeria

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced plans to introduce a code of practice for internet service providers (ISPs) in a bid to curb cyber-crimes in Nigeria. The new code will help to secure the country’s cyberspace against imminent threats...
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A New Extended Partnership for Managing People and Money

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has partnered with Workday, a provider of solutions for managing people and money. The partnership aims...
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