June 3, 2019 •
Fundi Maseko •
Comments Off on Password awareness critical in the fight against cybercrime says experts
If you knew just how valuable your identity was, would you pay more attention to securing it? A recent Kaspersky Lab study revealed that digital identity data and information holds significant value to cybercriminals – who craft ways of gaining this data...
April 12, 2019 •
Fundi Maseko •
Comments Off on 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 obsolete by rapid technological...
April 1, 2019 •
Neo Sesinye •
Comments Off on MTN highlight company’s efforts to deepen digital and financial inclusion
MTN Group has released its integrated and sustainability reports for the period ending 31 December 2018, setting out how the group creates value and highlights the six distinct growth opportunities the company is pursuing across the voice, data, digital,...
September 18, 2018 •
Comments Off on The digital skills of the future
We are all too aware about the challenges of adapting to continuously evolving technology. From business practices to solution development; organisations of all shapes and sizes need to keep abreast of the digital world. But, how is this impacting on the...
September 18, 2018 •
Comments Off on The future of work in a digital world
The digital age, and the new technologies it’s brought with it – blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, augmented reality and virtual reality – is seen by many as a threat to our way of life as we know it. What if my job gets...
August 21, 2018 •
Comments Off on Lack of confidence in data security can cost you more than you think
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect almost two months ago. Leading the way to a new era of data protection, the long-awaited GDPR has emphasized the importance of data security more than ever before. Besides...
Technophobia is a phenomenon that can be exaggerated. There are very few people today who completely disavow all electronics and choose to live a life cut off from the digital world. Instead, It usually manifests in more subtle ways: an aversion to...
February 27, 2018 •
Comments Off on Business growth necessitates eliminating planned downtime
While it might sound counter-intuitive, there is a perception that technology often works best when compromises are made. Users might have to put up with an irritating side-effect but do so knowing that the overriding advantage brings many benefits. Planned...
February 20, 2018 •
Comments Off on Finding operational benefit to security in transport industry depends on visibility
Technology is constantly changing the way we do business, improving efficiencies by automating processes to eliminate the possibility of human mistake and transforming industries by empowering organisations with the tools they need to succeed in a digital...
January 18, 2018 •
Comments Off on Global cyberattacks amplify focus on security
The most recent global cyber-attacks, WannaCry and Petya, have led to renewed focus on cybersecurity for business, worldwide. The risks remain rife as many boards still struggle to set the challenge in a business context, demystify the complexities and, move...
October 13, 2017 •
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Despite advances in business intelligence (BI), insurers are finding it difficult to reconcile numerous data repositories and gain a unified view of the customer. A recent Dresner Advisory Services study has found that reporting, dashboards, advanced...
Fortinet cybersecurity solutions has warned companies and individuals in South Africa to brace for escalating cyber-attacks as cyber-criminals expand their targets to home network devices and mobile devices. Fortinet’s latest Global Threat Landscape Report...
The increasing apprehension surrounding consumers becoming detached from the ‘real world’ due to ‘mixed reality’ technology is a growing concern. Many commentators have cited social media for encouraging unrealistic expectations. A good example is a...
Security should be the enabler of the digital world. The ability to detect, protect, remediate and recover from a cyber threat is critical. Cyber resilience has become an elevated topic of discussion at board level. This has received further attention as a...
In an increasingly digital world where it is no longer only time that is money, but information as well, data has become the equivalent of a new currency. Protecting this data is a top priority for businesses of all sizes. However, in tandem with the growing...
October 1, 2015 •
Top Stories •
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It’s a busy Friday night in October 2000. A time before budget airlines, mobile apps, smartphones and the Gautrain. I’m rushing to Johannesburg International Airport (JIA) for a flight to Cape Town. With no GPS or real-time traffic information to rely on,...